Senior News

News for senior members and athletes

Martin McEvilly's Clean Sweep

Congratulations to two of GCH's top veteran athletes Martin McEvilly and Cliff Jennings, who competed against the best of Ireland's Master athletes at the National Veteran T&F Championships last weekend at Tullamore. Martin took a clean sweep of the middle and long distance events, winning the 800m, 1500m, 5000m. Cliff won the Hammer as well as taking silver in the Javelin and bronze in Shot Putt. The full results are now up on the Athletics Ireland website at

Carna Triathlon Photographs

TriCarna2009_152. We have some great photos of the Galway Triathlon held at Carna a couple of weekends ago, courtesy of John O'Connor. They can be found at the link below. There are plenty of familiar GCH faces in the mix.

Breaking News ... Gerry Ryan's 14.44 in Castlepollard

News just in that Gerry has won the Castlepollard 5k this evening in an amazing 14.44.

Streets of Galway 2009 Team Results & Prizewinners

Men’s Team Results (4 to score):
1. Raheny Shamrocks AC (3, 4, 7, 8)=22
2. Galway City Harriers AC (2,19, 21, 46)=88
(3. Athenry AC (14, 20, 32, 43)=109)
Women's Team Results (3 to score):
1. Athenry AC (109, 117, 140)=366
2. Galway City Harriers AC (76, 180, 181)=437
(3. Raheny Shamrocks AC (71, 118, 271)=460)

Mick Molloy Oughterard 10k Results

GCH's Matt Lockett was the winner. This race took place on July 18th.

FUTURE Streets of Galway 2009 Results

Results from the 2009 FUTURE Streets of Galway 8k Road Race are in the attached PDF file. The first 100 are listed below:

Pos Bib Name Club Sex Cat Finish Chiptime
1 2526 Josphat Boit Clonliffe Harriers M Senior Men 00:22:49 00:22:48
2 2507 Gerry Ryan Galway City Harriers M Senior Men 00:24:40 00:24:39
3 2527 Mark Kirwan Raheny Shamrocks M Senior Men 00:24:53 00:24:52

(Almost) Barefoot Running

Comic FeetA friend passed on the following link recently to the Vibram FiveFingers footwear which may be of interest to some, given the high-value some athletes place in running barefoot.

Anything named "best innovation of the year" (Time magazine - 2007) is worth a look at least in my book.

The Power And The Glory!

MagicMile_24072009John O'Connor's photo-deck from the recent July magic mile in Dangan is now available via the Athenry AC web-site at: Magic Mile July 2009

Some great action photographs in there, particularly from the home-straight, where every sinew was being strained, eye-balls were beginning to pop, oxygen was being gulped - ya get the message!

Jack Larkin's Debut Win at Dermot Power Memorial

Young Jack Larkin of Galway City Harriers AC had a fine win in his first competitive road race, taking the Junior Men's Title in the Dermot Power Memorial 4 mile road race at Kildysart, Co. Clare. Jack also finished 13th overall in a time of 23.21. He'll be running in the Streets next week and hopes to have another good outing there. Also, up near the top of the field for GCH was Tony Scanlan, who came in 6th overall in 22.13. Tom Porter and Bernie Kelly also represented the club well with fine runs, Tom just missing the 26 min mark with 26.01. Full results are attached.

National T&F Day 1: Sean Breathnach Takes Silver

senior_buttonThe Woodies's DIY Senior Track & Field Championships are on this weekend in Morton Stadium Santry. The competitions are held over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday. Earlier today in the Senior Men's Shot Putt, GCH's Sean Breathnach claimed the Silver medal with a throw of 15.18m, behind Colin Quirke with 15.90m. GCH have 5 athletes competing:
Brendan Glynn (800m); Eddie Costello (800m); Joe O'Donnell (800m); Feargal Geraghty (1500m); Sean Breathnach (shot putt, discus, javelin, 56lb distance and 56lb height). Regular updates and results will be found at:

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