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10th Galway 5k Series 2015 - A Round Up

Craughwell AC - 7 July, 2015 - 22:01

2015 saw the 10th running of the Galway 5k Series.  The 5k distance is the perfect mix of speed and endurance and is accessible to all.  It both challenges and rewards in equal measure. This year saw club members topping the podium, a number of personal bests and with some completing the series for the first time marking a great achievement for all. To mark the 10th year six members of Craughwell AC were asked to contribute a race report on one of the legs.  I hope you enjoy it…

Some of the Craughwell AC members who took part in this years series.

I would like to thank Sharon Conroy and Maree AC aswell as John O'Connor for the use of their photographs for this report.  Sharons photos can be found at the Maree Athletics Club Facebook page and Johns at 77edenhill on flickr.

10th Galway 5k Series 2015 - A Round Up

Craughwell AC - 7 July, 2015 - 22:01

2015 saw the 10th running of the Galway 5k Series.  The 5k distance is the perfect mix of speed and endurance and is accessible to all.  It both challenges and rewards in equal measure. This year saw club members topping the podium, a number of personal bests and with some completing the series for the first time marking a great achievement for all. To mark the 10th year six members of Craughwell AC were asked to contribute a race report on one of the legs.  I hope you enjoy it…

Some of the Craughwell AC members who took part in this years series.

I would like to thank Sharon Conroy and Maree AC aswell as John O'Connor for the use of their photographs for this report.  Sharons photos can be found at the Maree Athletics Club Facebook page and Johns at 77edenhill on flickr.

TuamAC Notes – July 5th, 2015

Tuam AC - 5 July, 2015 - 22:24

TuamAC was well represented in the Headford 8k Road Race on Saturday evening. This was the 11th annual running of this charity race. Despite it being a tough course all members were happy with their times. Running for TuamAC were Ger Hartnett, Sean Burke (PB), Tommy Joe Whyte, Mark Rabbitte, Michael McLoughlin, Ann Cosgrove, Dolores Higgins, Caroline Bodkin and Sean O Morain.

Earlier on Saturday Margaret McDonagh ran the Achill Half Marathon in challenging conditions, gale force winds and of course lots of hills! It went well for Margaret and knowing the route was a huge advantage as she ran it in personal best time of 1:46.

Derek Naughton ran the 10k course in Achill in a great time of 42:13.

Some late resuts from the previous weekend were 2nd place finish for Olivia Fitzpatrick in the Ballinlough 5k and 2nd place category finish for Mark Rabbitte in the Monivea Half Marathon.

Seren & Emma set new Irish records

Galway City Harriers - 4 July, 2015 - 21:47

At the National Track & Field  Championships  today in Tullamore, Seren O'Toole set the first of our two National records in the 75m hurdles. The triple connacht title winner stormed passed the race favourite Niamh Foley in the final 5 yards to claim her first national title. Zoe Moore ran impressively too in the same race finishing 4th.  Lydia Doyle was ever so close too in the U16 race finishing 4th By the narrowest of margins. Jonathan McGrath and Chellene Trill did well too to make the final, finishing 6th overall.  

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Lydia

Silver for U9 Boys at National Champs

Galway City Harriers - 28 June, 2015 - 20:09

Richard McGrath and Ronan Duggan won Silver Medals yesterday at the National Track & Field team Event in Tullamore. A sensational run by the young pair who finished just two hundreds of a second off the Winners in the 60m. Richard actually recorded the fastest 60m of the day.

 

Rachel Fahy and Aoibhe Joyce competed in the U11 600m recording impressive times of 2.03 and 2.04 over the distance. A great finish to a very successful season for these young athletes in their first ever All Ireland's.

Timetable for U9-11 Nationals on Sat

Craughwell AC - 25 June, 2015 - 11:54

The timetable for Saturday in Tullamore is at:-

http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/events-timetable/Juveniles_CE_.pdf

Best of luck to all our participants! For directions to Tullamore,, see the menu option Home ... Directions ... To Tullamore on this website.

Timetables for the older ages in the following weeks are at:-

http://www.athleticsireland.ie/competition/fixtures/

Provisional Results of Christy Kennedy Sports 2015

Craughwell AC - 25 June, 2015 - 08:09

Well done to all of the schools who participated yesterday in the Christy Kennedy Sports. We had our largest partipipation ever with 10 teams from 7 schools taking part. I am attaching the provisional results to this article and will update tonight with individual names. There were some fantastic performances throughout the day and some very close finishes.

Club Challenge - Event 5 Results

Galway City Harriers - 24 June, 2015 - 22:18

On a balmy Tuesday night in Dangan the first night of the county track and field championships doubled as round 5 of the GCH club challenge. 13 GCH athletes toed the line in the 3000 and 5000m races.  At the end of the night Majella Ní Chríocháin and Martin Kearney maintained their positions at the top of the table albeit with reduced leads.

68 GCHers have now scored in the club challenge.  Next up is the National Half Marathon in Dublin at the beginning of August.

 

End of Term Time Trial Results

Craughwell AC - 23 June, 2015 - 18:30

End of Term Time Trial Results are in!  Well done to all who took part.  

A special thank you to all of the Fit for Life Leaders; Geraldine Farrelly, Katie Gorman, Steven Carty, Noel Gorman, Niamh Flavin, Patrick Cosgrove, Keith Devane, James Diviney, Betty Coleman and Edel Kavanagh.  Your time and effort is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you to John O'Connor for another set of great photos.

Time Trial Results

Muscle Maintenance by Michael O'Connor

Galway City Harriers - 23 June, 2015 - 16:14

Michael O'Connor, a GCH club member, has opened Muscle Maintenance, a sport therapy clinic in the city offering coaching, sports massage and cryotherapy. We wish Michael well with this venture.

Michael is offering GCH members an introductory discount on for treatments, and a complementary cryospa treatment for GCH club members. Contact Michael on: 0863818130

 

Galway Junior/Senior/Master T&F

Craughwell AC - 22 June, 2015 - 23:04

The 2015 County Galway Junior/Senior/Masters Track and Field Championships is on tonmorrow night (Tuesday) and next Sunday 28th in Dangan. U17s, 18s, 19s and 20s are all in the junior category for this event. Its an ideal opportunity for a good runout before the upcoming National Juvenile, Junior and U23 track and field; and also for senior and masters athletes who may not get the opportunity to compete on the track all that often. 

Read on for entry information and timetable.

 

TuamAC Notes – 220615

Tuam AC - 22 June, 2015 - 21:36

TuamAC were represented in 2 races over the weekend.

Sean O Morain was our sole representative in the Bullaun 8k on Saturday evening. He was happy with his run.

Dan O’Rourke lead home the TuamAC team at the Annaghdown Summer Solstice 10k on Sunday evening. He was followed by Derek Naughton, Sean Burke, Tommy Joe Whyte, Shane Chrisham and Conal Burke. Julie Murphy was the only ladies TuamAC member running the 10k. Julie was very pleased with her time considering it was quite windy in parts.

Jennifer Carney and Justin Lane ran the inaugural Annaghdown 5k. Both were delighted with their times and they are already looking forward to their next race.

Athletics Summer Camps July & Aug 2015!

Craughwell AC - 22 June, 2015 - 12:08

This year our athletics summer camps are being coordinated and ran by our international senior high jumper Cathriona Farrell. Click on the image below for the application form and don't miss out on the opportunity to attend one of the best camps in Ireland with plenty of fun and expert tuition in the various athletics disciplines!

GCH Club Challenge - Event 5

Galway City Harriers - 22 June, 2015 - 09:33

The county senior outdoors track and field championship sees leg 5 of the club challenge.  The events that make up this leg are as follows: 

  • 7:45pm - 3000m Women
  • 8:15pm - 5000m Men

There will be no GCH track training this Tuesday evening to facilitate the county championships so why not use the 3000m/5000m as your track session and gain some valuable points in the club challenge at the same time.

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No speed work this Tuesday

Tuam AC - 21 June, 2015 - 11:34

There will be no Tuam AC Speedwork session this Tuesday as the Galway County Track And Field competition is being held in Dangan on the same evening. Speedwork will return the following Tuesday, 7th July at 6:30 pm.

Bronze for Luke & Sean at the Tailteann Games

Galway City Harriers - 20 June, 2015 - 21:26

Congrats to Luke O Shaughnessy & Sean Kilmartin on taking bronze medals in the 4X100m relay representing Connacht st the prestigious Tailteann Games on Friday. Sean also finished 4th in both 100m and 200m.

 

 

End of Term Fit For Life 5k Time Trial

Craughwell AC - 17 June, 2015 - 12:49

The end of term Fit For Life Time Trial will take place this Saturday 20th June at 9.30. Registration will take place i in St. Michaels Hall from 9.00 am.

All club members welcome to take part.  There will be a small reception after the time trial in the hall to present this terms graduates with their certificates. 

Well done to all who completed the 10 weeks. 

Fit For Life will recommence in early September.  Keep an eye on the website and Craughwell AC Facebook page for updates.

Happy running this summer!

 

June Training 2015

Galway City Harriers - 16 June, 2015 - 11:06

Training Plan for June, thanks to Matt Lockett for preparing.

TuamAC Notes 15/06/15

Tuam AC - 15 June, 2015 - 22:50

TuamAC had members running in the Milltown 10k on Saturday. Ger Hartnett finished 5th overall and won the O40 category in a PB time of 38:07. He was delighted that he took more than a minute off of his 2014 time. Ger was followed across the line by Derek Naughton, Sean Burke, Jarlath Monaghan (3rd O50) and Paul Hynes. Olivia O’Grady was the only TuamAC female member to run. Olivia is very happy with her running to date and is quite comfortable running 5k or 10k. Well done to all ! Ian Egan represented TuamAC in the Connacht Track & Field in Claremorris on Saturday. Ian finished 3rd in the 3000m in a time of 10mins 29.65s. Congratulations Ian !

More Superb Action at Connacht T&F Day 2

Craughwell AC - 15 June, 2015 - 07:31

Some of the large group of Craughwell AC athletes
at the Connacht Championshps in Claremorris

Another busy day of athletics in Claremorris and another highly successful day for the club with many superb highlights throughout the day and athletes taking home a huge haul of 31 Connacht titles, 21 silver and 9 bronze medals. Most notable performance on this occasion was in the jumps where Jerry Keary leaped a massive 1.81m in the U16 Boys high jump to set a new senior club record for the event, just eclipsing the 1.80m best set by Tomas Keehan a number of years ago.

There was some fantastic jumping from the girls also, with Lorraine Delaney claiming a new PB of 1.54m to take the U16 girls title and Leanagh Gilligan doing likewise in the U14 girls with a massive leap of 1.51m.

The long jumpers were not to be out done either with some fantastic jumping and many Connacht titles, particularly from Aidan Conneely (6.01m, U19 Boys), Matthew McKernan (5.99m, U18 Boys) and Daniel Callanan-Forde (5.97m, U16 Boys). There were impressive performances also from the girls, in particular the U16s who took places 1-4 in their event with Lorraine Delaney claiming the title with 4.70m a fraction ahead of Laura Cunningham on 4.65m. The haul of long jump medals keeps the club at the helm of Connacht long jumping with 10 Connacht titles over the 2 days of Connacht championships and 11 other podium finishes.

There were plenty of fine performances on the track also, in particular in the U13 boys where 4 of the top 5 places went to the club, U13 60m where Shaun Gilligan won the title, U14 200m where Freya Bohan and Mia Waters both featured in the top 4, U15 100m where Siona Lawless and Alison Leahy placed 1st and 4th, and U19 sprints where Sinead Treacy took home both 100m and 200m Connacht titles.

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