Galway City Harriers is an athletics club based in Galway city, Ireland, catering for senior and juvenile athletes. Founded in 1899, GCH has been to the forefront of athletics in Ireland throughout the 20th century and many famous athletes have represented both club and country in track and field, cross-country and road competitions.
In the early 1990s the club began to develop a strong juvenile section. The development was driven by PJ Coyle and Oliver Geraghty and today, working with a group of dedicated parents and coaches, there are now 200 juvenile members. Oliver and PJ continue to lead our Juvenile athletes.
At a Senior level our members include a number of national and international champions.
More recently our club is adapting to changing times in sports participation. The vast majority of our membership consists of true amateurs who run together regularly, occasionally test themselves in a race, and delight when our serious athletes reap the rewards of the hard life of elite performance.