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Claregalway 10KM

Fri, 2017-08-18 22:59
Date: Saturday, 26 August, 2017 - 18:00 30th CLAREGALWAY 10K Road Race/Fun Run/Walk - Saturday 26-Aug-2017 at 6pm

Enter online at: egalway-cogalway/running/dista nce-running-races/claregalway- 10k-road-race-fun-run-walk-26- aug-at-6pm-2017

Flat one lap course m/routes/fullscreen/272113223/

Entry Fee €20 [€5 from each entry fee goes to Galway Hospice] T-shirt for all entries.  Timing by RedTag Timing.

Race pack pick-up and Late Entries (taken up to 5.30pm) at the Community Centre, Claregalway, Co. Galway. Start outside Claregalway National School. Finish outside Claregalway Community Centre.   

The Claregalway Community Centre is located approx 500 meters from the Claregalway Corporate Park just outside Claregalway on the N18 Limerick/Dublin road

Prizes for the first 5 individual men, the first 5 individual ladies and the first 2 men and ladies over 40, 50 and 60.

Brendan Gavin memorial plaque for the largest team entered.  Refreshments afterwards in the Community Centre.

See  for full details.

The Streets of a Galway

Mon, 2017-08-14 09:43

Cappataggle 8KM Result

Tue, 2017-08-08 17:47

Results from second annual Cappataggle 8KM (Saturday, 29 July) attached as PDF.  Photos are here with EdenHill77.

Category: Race Result Attachments: PDF icon 17cappataggle8km.pdf

Interesting article on state of Irish athletics

Sat, 2017-08-05 13:41

See here for Cathal Dennehy's assessment of Irish adult athletics at present.

Category: Running News

Caltra AC 5KM & 10KM with County Championship 5KM

Thu, 2017-08-03 13:01
Date: Thursday, 17 August, 2017 - 10:30

Caltra AC will run permitted 5KM and 10KM road races on SAturday 17 August.

Their 5KM will incorporate the County Championship 5KM.  Please make sure to enter with your club designation to be included etc.

Galway Bay Races on 7 October - Important Notice

Thu, 2017-08-03 12:57

Please be warned the the full marathon has now sold out and that the 10KM is about to do so.  

There are still some entries in the half, but for how long...

See here for the races' web site or here.

Category: Running News

Ryan McNelis selected for Irish Celtic Games Squad

Fri, 2017-07-28 13:01

Athletics Ireland today released the names of the athletes representing Ireland for the upcoming Celtic Games to be held in Santry on August 5th (  Athenry ACs own Ryan McNelis (on left of picture) will be representing Ireland in the 400m Hurdles as part of the Irish Development squad.  Ryan's selection is just reward for the hard work that he has put in over the past 6 months which culminated in a fantastic silver medal at the recent Irish Life Health National Juvenile T&F Championships where he smashed his PB by nearly 3 seconds to set a fantastic time of 56.81s.  This really has been a breakthrough year for Ryan in his first real competitive season over the 400m Hurdles, and the juvenile medal goes along with the national junior silver medal he also received earlier this summer.  We all wish Ryan the best of luck at the Celtics and look forward to seeing further progression from him over the next 12 months.

There will be 8 County Galway athletes representing Ireland at the Celtic Games - Aoife Sheehy (GCH) – 400mH & 4x400m, Lydia Doyle (GCH) – 100mH & 4x100m, Laura Nally (GCH) – 4x400m, Chloe Casey (Craughwell) – Discus, Jerry Keary (Craughwell) – High Jump, Laura Cunningham (Craughwell) – Triple Jump, Ryan McNelis (Athenry) – 400mH and Daniel Callanan-Forde (Loughrea) – Triple Jump.  Coupled with the recent inclusion of Cillin Greene and Alanna Lally at the U20 and U23 European Championships respectively there really is a resurgence in County Galway athletes making a mark on the National athletics scene. Long may this continue.

Category: Athenry Club News

Registration for The Fields of Athenry 10km opens

Thu, 2017-07-27 23:00

Registration for The Fields of Athenry 10km (on St. Stephen's Day) opens tomorrow (Friday) with an early bird special of only €15!! This will be available until the 1st October increasing then to €20 until the 1st December. Thereafter the fee will be €25 until registration closes a couple of days before the race. The link for registration will be posted here once registration goes live!

Category: Running News

East Galway 5KM Result

Thu, 2017-07-27 10:40

East Galway AC's 5k race was held in Skehana last weekend (Saturday, 22 July).

Race winner was William Fitzgerald from Craughwell AC in a time of 17.48. First lady home was Sheila Reilly in a time of 23.55. Full result in PDF attached.

Thanks to all the clubs who supported the race.

Category: Race Result Attachments: PDF icon 17eastgalway5km.pdf

New book on Ballinamore AC being published

Mon, 2017-07-24 13:34

This 130 page book with numerous photographs details the achievements of Ballinamore Athletic Club in the fifty years since it’s foundation in 1965 and outlines the developments in national, provincial, county and international athletics since 1880.


(in conjunction with Ballinamore Family Festival)

MONDAY AUGUST 14th                 7.30 p.m.

Scout Hall   adjacent Sportshall

Photographic Exhibition from 7.00 p.m.

Category: Running News