There has been a big increase in both the quantity and the quality of races in Galway over the past several years. This section of our website will provide details of some of the local races.
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Connaught Senior League: details of Leg 1 below, plus dates/venues for Legs 2 & 3. Closing date for Leg 1 is Monday evening 8th October. Please read details below and contact the club secretary if you wish to compete in any of the races.
Saturday 13th October. Leg 1, Bushfield, Loughrea, Galway. Start time approx.1.10pm women, 1.30pm men. (Connaught Primary School commence at 12pm if anyone wishes to be there to support-only 4 races). Senior League entries to club secretary ASAP.
The 2018 Galway AAI 5KM Road Race Championships will take place in conjunction with the Caltra and District AC 5KM road race this Friday 17th August 2017 at 7:30pm. Registration in Caltra Community Centre from 6pm. Start is 1km from Centre so arrive in plenty of time. Refreshments in the centre following the race.
Adult –Galway outdoor Track & Field dates (Adults =Senior, Master and Junior only) Dangan.
Pre entry only for all events, ten days in advance approx. No late entries will be accepted. All athletes are reminded that their club membership must be up to date in order to compete.
Adult Day 1: Thursday 24th May, 7pm. (100m, 400m, 1500m, 100/110H, Shot, Javelin, Long jump, Walk). Entry by 14th May.
There were a number of GCH athletes competing at the Craughwell 10 mile and Craughwell 10k last weekend. No County 10 mile Championship results to hand at present, but will post at a later date when they become available. Matt Bidwell of GCH was the overall Craughwell 10 mile winner in a time of 56.22, with Kevin Mooney of Craughwell second and Dermot Gorman of Raheny Shamrocks in third. Martin Kearney was first v60 in 1:05:36.
The scenic Brothers of Charity grounds at Kilcornan, Clarenbridge hosted the National Juvenile Relays, B Championships and the Intermediate and Masters cross country championships on Sunday last. The event saw over 1,200 athletes competing across a sixteen-race programme, with challenging underfoot conditions and cold weather making it a real cross country test.
Below are current events for entry. Please note closing dates.
Sun, 4th February. AAI Indoor Games, Abbottstown. NB (closing date - this Sunday 28th January)
Sun, 11th February. National Master’s & Intermediate Cross Country + Juvenile B/Relays.Kilcornan, Clarinbridge, Galway. (Closing date Thursday 1st Feb)
Sat & Sun 17th and 18th February. National Senior Indoors, Abbottstown. (Closing date Thursday 8th February)
There were some fine performances at the recent National Senior, Junior & Juvenile Cross Country Championships held in Abbottstown, Dublin. There is a comprehensive report on the Juvenile and Junior races under the Juvenile News section. Well done to our Junior and under 16 Mens teams and the Juvenile competitors. The County Galway Junior mens team also took silver County team. In the combined under 18/Junior Womens race, there were fine runs from Jessica Leane (32nd ) and Aoife King (52nd). The Galway County Junior Womens team finished just outside the medals in fourth place.
The 30th running of the British & Irish Masters Cross Country International races took place on Saturday last in Derry. Two of our stalwart GCH athletes ,Christine Kennedy (M60 women) and Martin McEvilly (M65 men)represented Ireland at the event. The Masters womens race and the Masters over 65 race was run over 6k, consisting of three laps of a 2k course. It was a fast race, quite muddy on parts of the course and included a gradual climb.
Full results are attached from all the races and medal categories after three rounds of the Connacht Cross Country league. . Eanna Folan of GCH won the first leg in Calry . Kathryn Casserly placed second on Moyne on Day two. Neill Keane impressed on his cross country debut placing fifth overall in the Novice category. GCH mens team had been in second before the final leg but were overhauled