Applications for juvenile membership closed at the end of April . It will re-open again in September for the Sept- Dec season for any new athletes who wish to join.
Information below relates to 2019 only.
Application for membership of the juvenile club is open to children from age 7 to 18years. Registration is Online in the Member Notices Section.
Sunday 10.30 a.m. – 12 0’Clock ( 7 year to 18 years)
Wednesday 7pm - 8.15pm ( 14 years to 18 years)
Friday 7pm – 8.30pm ( 9 years to 18 years)
Note: Parents/Guardians are requested to be at the track for pick-up of athletes 15 minutes prior to each session ending.
The Galway B Championships and Galway Combined Events Championships has been postponed tomorrow (Sunday 26th) due to inability to secure medical cover for the event.There are several events happening in Galway tomorrow . A new date will be announced soon.
The Connacht Schools took place in Athlone on Thursday last . There were some excellent performances by our athletes with several qualifying for the All Ireland School Championships to be held on June 1st in Tullamore.
Robert McDonnell, Emma Moore and Aibidh Ni Mhaille all won Double Gold in their respective events. Robert won the Senior Boys 200m and 400m, Emma won the 300m & 800m at Intermediate level with Ailbhe winning both the Discus and Shot Putt at Intermediate level.
GCH had over 70 athletes in action on Sunday at the County Championships in Dangan in brilliant sunshine. Conditions were excellent despite a significant head wind in the home straight. There were 8 CPBs achieved by our club athletes, and five were best ever GCH performances across all championships in that age group. Many thanks to Seamus Lynch for the anlaysis and update.
New Championship Best Performances by GCH athletes
u13G Tara Keane 21.32m Javelin CBP & Club
The Galway County Championships take place in Dangan for U9 to U12s on 5th May at 10am and for U13s to U19s on 12th May. There will be no training in Dangan on 5th or 12th May. However there will be a sprints and middle distance session at Westide track on Sunday 5th May at 10.30am for U13s to U19s. Please note that the track in Westside is open to the public at this time and that it has no changing or toilet facilities.
The 2019 Galway County Outdoor Track & Field Championships will take place over a number of days throughout May and into June.
JUVENILE younger ages Day 1 (u9 to u12) : Sunday 5th May. Start:10am. ( entry closed)
JUVENILE older ages Day 2 (u13 to u19 only): Sunday 12th May. Start:10am (sign up at Juvenile training no later than Friday 3rd !)
Any help would be very much appreciated for either of the above two dates-even for part of the day. This will enable the Championships to go ahead smoothly and efficiently.
Juvenile Training is cancelled in Dangan tonight 26th April as Met Eireann have just issued an Orange Weather warning for 7pm.
We will be temporarily closing our juvenile membership at the end of April. The club is not currently in a position to facilitate any further try out sessions. Membership will re-open again in September for the period up to Christmas.
BROKEN RECORDS*: A Review of GCH’s 2019 Juvenile Indoor Season
Report by Seamus Lynch
In late 2018 we published a set of GCH club indoor records to coincide with the start of the indoor season. Little did we know that so many of those records would need to be altered by April 6th, when the 2019 national indoors came to an end.
In all, there were 30 new overall club records broken, with each championship providing further records and Championship Best Performances as follows: