Senior News

News for senior members and athletes

Club Outing to Westport 5K on Sunday 12th Dec

  • Posted on: 1 December 2010
  • By: BernieK

Club and Fit4Life Christmas Outing - Westport 5K Walk and Run

There is a festive club outing organised for the annual Westport 5k run and walk which takes place this year on Sunday 12 December at 12 noon.

The event which is open to all who want to run, jog or walk is held over a flat accurate course which goes through the grounds of the historic Westport House. So all walkers and runners, beginners or elite and everyone in-between are welcome.

According to Mayo Athletic Club, there will certainly be a festive feeling about with this race.


Weather Playing Havoc

  • Posted on: 27 November 2010
  • By: mel

[acidfree:5715 align=right size=100 title=""]Latest update is that many of the West's athletes from GCH, Athenry & Craughwell have had to abandon the trip to Derry and most who overnighted en-route have turned back for home this morning given the driving conditions. Galway had a decent men's team in particular this year, and the women's team had some Senior cross country debutantes to watch, so it's disappointing for the team. The only thing for it is to look forward to the rest of the Cross-Country season with the Novice, Intermediate, Masters, Inter-Clubs & Juvenile uneven ages all ahead.

Carnmore 1st Annual Turkey Trot

  • Posted on: 24 November 2010
  • By: mel

[acidfree:5710 size=100 align=right title=""] Carnmore Hurling Club are hosting their 1st Annual Turkey Trot on the 12th December 2010 1:00pm from Carnmore Community Centre. More information in the attached flyer.

The course is mapped out here: and their YouTube promo video can be accessed from the club website at:


Hollymount 2010 Tour

  • Posted on: 9 November 2010
  • By: mel

[acidfree:5646 align=right size=200 title=""]A posse of GCH runners travelled to Hollymount for the 45th annual road races on Sunday. A bus had been comissioned and the tour left Galway and headed north, with both men's and women's teams on board, to take part in the men's 10k and women's 3k races. The women's event was run first, after the Junior race, and was dominated by a very strong Mayo AC turnout. GCH's Helen Corbett continued her great run of recent form when claiming 3rd place behind Mary Gleeson and Collette Touhy of Mayo.


Padraic Cullina

  • Posted on: 8 November 2010
  • By: mel

[acidfree:5642 align=right size=150 title=""]Death of Mayo AC Secretary Padraic Cullina

The death has occurred of Mr Padraic Cullina Secretary of Mayo AC following a short illness ….since taking up athletics in1980 Padraic has made an outstanding contribution to the sport as an athlete, an event organiser and in administration.

Over the past 30 years he has competed right across the spectrum of athletics from Track and Field [indoor and outdoor] Cross Country and Road Racing winning numerous Mayo,Connacht and National medals in the process.


Connacht CC Results

  • Posted on: 4 November 2010
  • By: mel

The Connacht Even Ages, Intermediate and Masters Cross Country was held last Sunday in Ballina, and the full results are attached. Plenty of G.C.H. athletes travelled and P.J. was on hand to record all the action and provide us with this report:

The course in Ballina was in surperb condition and proved to be an excellent venue. The good weather added to a very successful and enjoyable days competition. GCH won two juvenile individual titles and two team titles in Ballina.

GCH Club Outings

  • Posted on: 2 November 2010
  • By: mel

[acidfree:3874 align=right size=120 title=""] Arrangements Update for Hollymount
If you wish to travel on the bus, Ian needs final numbers by Thurs evening. The schedule is: Leaving Westside Library at 11:15am (sharp), Trappers Inn at 11:25, Claregalway (Hughes Supervalue) at 11:40. Then after the races, leaving Hollymount at 4ish, stopping in Tuam for an hour, leaving Tuam at 6 to have everyone back home before 7.


834 Is The Magic Number!

  • Posted on: 27 October 2010
  • By: seamusc

[acidfree:5623 title=" " rotate=right size=75 align=right]The Athletics Association of Ireland (AAI) has recently been in touch with GCH to inform us that, as of October 1st 2010, with a scarcely believeable 834 (and rising upwards!) registered athletes, we now have the largest club membership in the country affiliated to their association.