[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!
News for senior members and athletes
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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.
[acidfree:3602 title=" "size=150 align=left]GCH's Gerry Carty was one of the organisers of the Cloonacool GAA 5k Road Race and a number of club members made the trip to Sligo to support the race yesterday. About 120 took part in all and the race results are attached. It was won by T.J. McHugh of Mayo AC. There are also a few pictures of the GCH gang in http://www.galwaycityharriers.com/albums/misc-photos-2010.
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GCH were competing far and wide this Valentines weekend. At the Cloonacool 5k, which had been rescheduled from the big freeze, Don Deacy followed up on his form at the weekly track sessions by running a PB of 21.12. Mary McHugh was 3rd lady in 22.06 and Nicola Deacy was not far off the medals in 22.29 with Eve Daly close behind.
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Sean Breathnach, GCH athlete and coach, added to his impressive tally of National honours on Sunday last by finishing 3rd in the Shot Putt competition at the National Indoors at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast with a Putt of 15.28. Kieran Kelly of Fr. Murphy A.C., 18.85, and Jamie Stevenson of Essex Beagles A.C. (England), 16.98, finished 1st and 2nd respectively.