Recent News/Results/Fixtures

  • Posted on: 13 June 2019
  • By: Mags

Thank you to Brian B. Much of information below taken from his Galway Athletics Weekly Report.

Irish Milers Club. A number of GCH athletes competed on Saturday at the Le Chéile International in Leixlip where Irish athletes took on a team of athletes from Great Britain in a series of graded races. Nicole Walsh ran a season’s best of 55.63 to claim silver in the Ladies ‘ A’ 400m race and clubmate Laura Nally ran a 57.76 personal best to take bronze in the same race. Jack Dempsey clocked an impressive 10.89 in the 100m in a great return to form as did Rob Meagher who clocked 11.05 for 100m to take second in his race. Maebh Brannigan continued her good form and took silver in the 800m in 2.20. Keith Fallon continues to impress over 800m this year with a 4th place finish in 1.55.

Connacht Juvenile Track and Field Championships. Well done to all our GCH Juvenile athletes who competed last Saturday in Dangan, at the Regional Sports Centre track. The events featured the U9 to 11 pairs competitions, and the U12 and U 13 individual events. See our Juvenile news section for a comprehensive report by Ger.

Day two of the Connacht championships will be held on Saturday 15th June in Sligo IT with the U14-19 Juvenile events and the Senior and Master championships taking place.

Clifden Lifeboat 10k. Malachy Wolohan and Niall Murphy finished second and third respectively at the Clifden 10k, which was held on Sunday last over a testing course. Well done to all our GCH competitors.

Portumna Forest Marathon races. Well done to all our GCH competitors who competed from 10k to 50k at the annual Portumna Forest series of races, held last Saturday in the scenic surrounds of Portumna Forest Park. Run of the day by Joanne O’Boyle who was third lady in the 50k.

Day 3 Galway Adult Track & Field. The final day of The Galway Senior, Masters and Junior Track and Field Championships was held on Thursday last in Dangan. County Championship events on the evening were the 10,000m, the Tim Colleran Mile and the Hammer. Kieran Tierney was our sole representative in the 10,000m finishing a credible fifth overall and gold m50, while in the mile race Brian O’Connor finished second overall and first m35. Brendan Staunton won the men’s senior hammer throw.

There were some outstanding performances from other County athletes on the evening. Gerry Ryan of Craughwell AC made an amazing comeback to the sport winning the Men’s 10,000m, clocking 33.25 for victory in a new National master’s record. Tommy Farragher of Corofin AC also starred on the night, setting a new Irish Hammer record of 43.87 metres at over 70 level. Chasing a European qualifying standard was Mullingar Harriers athlete Claire Fagan who put on a superb display of distance running to win the Ladies 10,000m and in doing so she clocked a superb European U23 qualifying standard of 36.01. Congratulations to all three athletes.

Congratulations to all the Craughwell AC team who won the League element of the three-day County Track & Field competition led by manager Michael Tobin. There were also a number of non-Championship sprint trials held on the evening – well done to all our GCH sprinters who competed. Link to the complete results from Day 3 here:


Connaught Track & Field Championships Day 2. Saturday 15th June, Sligo IT. Competition for U14’s to U19’s, Senior & Master. Entry closed.

Killeeneen NS 5k. A busy week of road races kicks off with the annual Killeeneen National School 5k race, which will be take place Thursday, 13th June at 7pm. The 5km race will route onto a looped flat surface in Killeeneen near Craughwell. This event has something for everyone with a 5km Run, 2.5km Walk and Junior 1km challenge. The event is AAI measured and Permit approved. Race headquarters is at Killeeneen National School, Co Galway

Bullaun NS 8k. The Bullaun 8k is an AAI approved race, and will take place for the 5th consecutive year on Friday evening next, June 14th at 7.30pm. The course is a fast loop, on closed roads in the countryside. The event will also include a 5k walk and 1k kids run.  Registration will open at 5 pm on Friday June 14th at Bullaun National School, with the start 500 metres away at Turoe Pet Farm.

Ballinderry NS 5k. The Ballinderry NS 5k race takes place Sunday, 16th June, at 1pm. Race Registration will take place in Ballinderry National School from 11am on the morning of the race. The race starts at Gills Pub, Ballinastack, Ballyglunin, Co Galway at 1pm, and is AAI permitted and timed. Prize giving and the legendary local refreshments will be available in Ballinderry National School. All proceeds go to the extending of Ballinderry National School.