Senior News

News for senior members and athletes

National Medal for Sean Breathnach

  • Posted on: 9 February 2010
  • By: mel

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.


Gary Blitzes Fields of Athenry

  • Posted on: 24 January 2010
  • By: mel

Gary Thornton had a superb run in Athenry today. The time on the clock was 29:57 when he crossed the line - I'm not sure if this is the official time but Athenry will have the official results up soon. The GCH men's team of Gary, Rob Staunton, Eamonn Hornibrook and Ian Egan combined to take the team prize from Craughwell AC. Many other club members had good runs and some good times were recorded. Athenry AC organised a perfect day and a great race - we'll have photos and full results in the coming days.


Bright Start to Indoor Season for GCH

  • Posted on: 18 January 2010
  • By: mel

Galway City Harrier athletes had a bright start to the indoor season this weekend.

All-Ireland Junior indoors:
Eanna O'Cathain had a double winning performance. He won the 35lb for distance with a throw of 8m.30cm and finished 2nd in the shot with a throw of 13m.33cm.
Keith Fallon had a great indoor personal best of 2min 01.4 seconds in the 800m to claim silver. Keith who will not turn 17 until April has two more years to compete as a junior.
Leona McGuire finished 4th in the 200m with a time of 27.10 seconds.

Galway City Harriers AGM

  • Posted on: 13 January 2010
  • By: BernieK

Our club AGM will take place on Wednesday night, 20th January 2010 at 9pm in the Dangan Suite of The Westwood Hotel, Newcastle, Galway City. Free parking available.
All members are invited to attend where we review the past year and plan for the year ahead.
If you have yet to pay your membership (€30) for 2010 I will be available from 8.30 to take revewals and new memberships.
Club singlets and hoodies will also be for sale before and after the AGM.
New members are always welcome.
Bernie Kelly


Mallow 10 mile cancelled for Sunday 10th Jan

  • Posted on: 7 January 2010
  • By: BernieK

Mallow AC have decided to cancel Sunday's race due to the continuing bad weather. The following is what I received from them

"Unfortunately we have had to cancel Sunday's race. We ran the course today and while most (95%) of the road is dry, there are a few patches of ice which hadn't cleared by late afternoon today. We could not be certain of the safety of all runners

Based on the forecast it is unlikely that things would have got better before Sunday. We were keen to avoid the situation of four years ago where the race was cancelled on the start-line due to safety concerns