News for senior members and athletes
Our friends at Galway Bay Sailing Club are organising another Introduction to Sailing course 2010, starting March 30th. The course is designed to introduce people to the growing sport of sailing and is targeted towards adults and helps people make the transition from the shore to the sea. You might not get to sail the Green Dragon this year, but you'll have mighty craic.
[acidfree:3654 title=" " align=right size=200]There's an interesting side-story to the photograph that accompanies this article from last Sunday's fantastic inaugral 10-mile road-race in Craughwell. The photograph clearly shows GCH stalwart Martin McEvilly crossing the start-line at the very back of the field, not the usual starting position we would expect to see from such a fine runner in any race.
[acidfree:3649 title=" " align=right size=150]For those not travelling to Ballycotton next Sunday, you may be interested in taking part in the 3rd annual Ballinrobe 8KM road-race to get some more spring racing under your belt. The following is all you need to know about this well organised and fun event:
[acidfree:3643 size=150 align=left title=""]To celebrate my 52nd birthday (Sunday 7th March) and a happy, healthy life so far I decided to fit in a couple of events this weekend.
Firstly a dance on Friday night to get warmed up for the weekend. Nothing like a few hours ballroom dancing to get the leg muscles working.
[acidfree:3640 size=150 align=right title="Photo: Athenry 10k"]Gary Thorton has finished second behind Mark Keneally of Clonliffe Harriers at the AAI Inter Club Cross Country Championships in the Phoenix Park today. This is a brilliant run by Gary who was 14 seconds adrift of Keneally and 15 seconds clear in the end of 3rd placed Gary Murray of St. Malachy's. This is Keneally's first senior gold and those who watched the European Cross-Country in Dublin back in December will remember him as the outstanding Irish competitor that day. Congrats Gary from all at GCH!
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Willie Morris and Tommy Madden are two of Galway’s finest ever athletes and their achievements in Irish cross-country championship running are legendary. The occasion of Willie’s 90th birthday on December 6th last, prompted their running colleagues in GCH and Athenry to mark the occasion in some way.
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Update: The series is now sold out.
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The National Masters and Intermediate Cross Country Championships were held today in Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co Roscommon. First reports say that it was very cold but a well organised event on a good course.
Martin McEvilly won gold in the V6 Category. Jean O'Connor was 16th overall in Intermediate women with Castlegar A.C.'s Kathryn Casserly 5th overall. The Galway women just lost out on the Bronze Team Medal by 3 points.