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Round up of Senior/Master Cross Country Season 2016-2017

20 February, 2017 - 12:04
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The 2016-2017 Cross Country Season has finally ended. Some may well have said good riddance, never again, while others are already looking forward to the beginning of the new xc season in October. The long hauls to some of the events and hard slogs around some of the courses, not to mention the training sessions -  well... they say variety is the spice of life !

Well done to all who competed over the season, and hope to see many of you back for the new season !

Attached below is a round up of the season.

Categories: Senior News

Indoors Entries for Connaught Senior and National Masters events

16 February, 2017 - 22:43

The Indoor season will soon come to a close. If you havn't already declared your interest in either event the details are as follows:

Sunday 26th Feb. : Connaught Senior Indoors, Athlone IT. Closing date for entry , Sun.19th Feb.

Sunday 5th March: National Masters Indoors, Athlone IT. Closing date for entry , Friday 24th Feb

Contact: or Mags at 0879234224

Categories: Senior News

Provisional Timetables for Connacht Indoor Championships

14 February, 2017 - 20:55
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Please see below the links to the  Provisional Timetable for the Connacht Indoor Championships on 25th & 26th February.  Please check for any updates nearer the event.

Categories: Juvenile News

2017 Provisional Fixtures

14 February, 2017 - 20:37
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Please see the links below for 2017 fixtures.  

Please note event dates and venues may be subject to change and always check for updates on our Facebook Page.

Also please see the link to the AAI 2017 Competition Booklet below;

Categories: Juvenile News

Summary Notes from Karen Weekes

14 February, 2017 - 17:17
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A great talk last night from Dr Karen Weekes - lots of practical advice on how to deal with the boredom, fatigue and pain of training and tips on motivation. Plenty of food for thought for us - I'm sure everyone came away with something they can apply to their training and racing.

A follow-on session around goal-setting is being planned for GCH members in late March/early April. Watch this space.

Categories: Fit4LifeSenior TrainingJuvenile News

Streets of Galway 2017

14 February, 2017 - 09:13

Date for this year's Streets of Galway 8K announced - Saturday 12th August 2017 - starting at 7pm. 

Mark it in your diary.  Registration not yet open.

2017 Radisson Blu Streets of Galway

14 February, 2017 - 06:55

Galway City Harriers AC, one of Ireland’s largest athletics club, will host the 32nd Streets of Galway 8K road-race on Saturday 12th August 2017 (7pm). This event is the jewel in the crown of Galway city racing events, as a stunning summer evening run through the town centre, culminates in a beautiful 2K section along the promenade at Salthill and finishes with a flourish at the Claddagh basin.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Galway has kindly continued their sponsorship of the race.

Registrations are not yet open.

The event was first staged in 1986 and the ethos from the start to the present day has always been “sport for all”. The race attracts runners of all standards and ages from all over Ireland and abroad - from elite international-standard athletes, to athletics club runners, competitors from other sports and fun-runners, joggers and walkers alike.

You can follow us on Facebook again this year at: and our Twitter handle is @StreetsofGalway

We look forward to your company for a great night of sporting endeavour in the city of the tribes.

Categories: Streets of Galway

Sign up for the Connacht Indoor Championships before Friday 17th Feb

8 February, 2017 - 18:30

The Connacht Indoor Championships is open to athletes from U12  ( Born 2006) to Senior and takes place in Athlone IT on 25th and 26th February.  U12s & U13s compete on 25th Feb and U14 to Senior compete on 26th Feb.  Please sign up at training if you wish to particiapte.  The closing date is Friday 17th February. Late entries are not accepted by the Connacht board.

Categories: Juvenile News

Connacht Schools X Country Titles for Gary Martyn and Cillian Jordan

8 February, 2017 - 18:19

GCH athletes had a very successful day  at the Schools Connacht Schools Cross Country in Sligo yesterday. 

In the Senior Boys race, Gary Martyn led the field to win his first Connacht Cross Country title just ahead of  Eanna Folan in 2nd place.  Michael Healy and Ronan Dirrane did well also to finish in 9th and 11th positions.

Cillian Jordan continued his good form and was an impressive Winner of the Junior Boys race in a very competitive field. He was followed by  Eoghan Jennings in  6th and Barry Murphy in  8th position.  In the Junior Girls race Joanna Healy finished 36th. In the Minor Girls race Paula Crissan finished 20th.

In the Senior Girls race Aoife King ran a strong race to finish 2nd behind Aine Farrrell of Athenry and Aoife Sheehy finished in 6thposition.

In the Intermediate Boys race Thomas McStay and Aaron Brennan were impressive and took Silver and Bronze medals with Diego Brule and Oisin Reaney in 34th and 37th positions.



Categories: Juvenile News

Reminder - AGM this Thursday 9th February

6 February, 2017 - 11:53

The Galway City Harriers AGM will take place this Thursday, 9th February 2017 in the Elizabeth Suite of the Westwood Hotel, Dangan, from 8pm.

As members, any thoughts/ideas you may have will contribute towards the development of our club. We would greatly appreciate your attendance this year.

We would welcome any members who would like to join the committee or get involved in organising the Streets of Galway and 5K Series and other AAI events.

For more details / information contact 0r Mags at 0879234224


GCH Senior Club Gear

2 February, 2017 - 00:00
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Our Club Gear is available from Club Member Martin Kearney in his shop, Kearney Cycles in Terryland Retail Park on the Headford Road. Opening Hours Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm

You can also contact if the size you are looking for is not available.

Reminder: When competing in AAI events members must wear the official club singlet.


Ladies Singlets - €25
Size 10 - 34"
Size 12 - 36"
Size 14 - 38"
Size 16 - 40"

Mens Singlets - €25
X-Small - 36"
Small -38"
Medium - 40"
Large - 42"
X-Large - 44"

Mens Shorts - €20
2XS - 28"
XS - 30"
S - 32"
M - 34"
L - 36"
XL - 38"


Short sleeve tech t-shirts (ladies' and men's) €20,

Long sleeve tech top with zip (ladies and men's) €30

Light weight running jackets ladies and men's €50.

Ladies Sizes
XS 30.4 - 31.6
S   32 - 33.5
M  33.9 - 35.1
L   35.5 - 36.7
XL 37 - 38.2

Men's Sizes
S 35 - 36.3
M 36 - 37.8
L 38.2 - 39.4


Long sleeve cotton t-shirt (unisex) €25 (S,M,L)

Hoodies (unisex) €25 (S,M,L, XL)

Limited supplies in each size.

Categories: Fit4LifeMember Notices

GCH athletes excel at the South Connacht Schools Cross Country

28 January, 2017 - 17:38

GCH athletes scooped many of the top places at the South Connacht Schools Cross Country in the Claddagh during the week.  In the Senior Boys race Eanna Folan led the way home and was followed by Joe Tannian in 2nd and Gary Martyn 3rd.  Ronan Dirrane and Michael Healy also put in fine performances finishing  6th and 7th.   In the Senior Girls race, Aoife King showed great confidence and determination to win the girls title and Aoife Sheehy ran a superb race to finish in third place.

 In the Intermediate race Thomas McStay held off the challenge from Aaron Brennan to take the Gold medal.

In the Junior Boys race Cillian Jordan ran a fine race to take Gold and was followed by Eoghan Jennings in 3rd and Barry Murphy 4th.  Eimear Rowe was 4th in the Junior Girls race with Paula Crissan finishing 6th.


Categories: Juvenile News

Sports Psychology Talk - Dr Karen Weekes

24 January, 2017 - 16:51

Our Sports Psychology Talk, Performing Under Pressure by Dr Karen Weekes has been scheduled for Monday 13th November at 7.30pm in the Westwood.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite for ten euro.

Members who have paid their 2017 membership can claim their free ticket on Eventbrite.

This should be an interesting and informative evening and all are welcome.

Categories: Member Notices

Results of the 2017 Galway Indoor championships

17 January, 2017 - 08:37
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Please see the results of the Galway Indoors  in the attachment below.

Categories: Juvenile News

National Cross Country Champs to be held in Tuam Jan 22nd 2017

15 January, 2017 - 11:44

Galway hosts a major National cross country championships later this month -

The Irish Life Health sponsored National Juvenile Inter Club Cross Country Relays and Intermediate Cross Country championships are being held in Tuam's Palace Grounds on Sunday  22nd January 2017 from 11.30 am

The Intermediate Men run 8km, and the Ladies 5km
Club and County teams can enter. Club teams -  8 run and first four score 

There are also National Juvenile Inter Club relays on first , 4 by *500m relays, U12 and U14 ( 4 run ) 


The course will be similar to that used in the Galway championships recently


It would be great to see as many GCH athletes as possible take part on what is a superb course, so please consider entering!


Timetable is here is you wish to participate or support!!

Categories: Senior Racing

GCH Annual General Meeting, Thursday, 9th February 2017

14 January, 2017 - 20:03

GCH AGM , Thursday, 9th February 2017

The Galway City Harriers AGM will take place on Thursday, 9th February 2017 in the Elizabeth Suite of the Westwood Hotel, Dangan, from 8pm.

As members, any thoughts/ideas you may have will contribute towards the development of our club. We would greatly appreciate your attendance this year.

For more details / information contact           0r Mags at 0879234224


Categories: Member Notices

Indoor Training for 7 - 11 Year Olds on Friday Nights

14 January, 2017 - 12:04

Indoor training in the Pavillion at Dangan training grounds re-commences this Friday 13th January 2017 for all registered GCH Juvenile athletes aged 7 - 11 years of age. It's on from 7pm to 8.15pm.
Athletes are brought through correct stretching techniques, correct starting positions for races, relay running, technical athletics drills and lots more in a safe, warm, dry and fun filled atmosphere.


Categories: Juvenile News

No Juvenile Training Sunday 15th January due to County Indoor Championships

14 January, 2017 - 12:02

Best of luck to all our athletes competing  in the County Indoor Championships on 15th January.  GCH have over 120 athletes participating. 

Categories: Juvenile News

2017 Fixture list. Last call for Intermediate Cross Country entry

11 January, 2017 - 20:31


Attached is a fixture list from 14th Jan - 9th April,with some Senior, Master & Junior events. Please note that the closing date for entry into most County,Connaught and National events is ten days before the event itself. Please check the AAI website, and the GCH website for updates. Some upcoming closing dates to be aware of:   National Intermediate Cross Country , closing date - Friday 13th January National Indoor Combined events, closing date - Friday 13th January Junior/ Under 23 Indoors, closing date - Friday 20th January AAI Games, closing date - Friday 27th January National Masters Cross Country, closing date - Friday 3rd February Senior Indoor Championships, closing date - Friday 10th February Connaught Indoors, closing date - Friday 17th February National Masters Indoors Championships - Friday 24th February Anyone interested in running the National Intermediate Cross Country, (Tuam, 22nd Jan) contact the secretary asap. For information on any other events contact:   Tel: 0879234224 AttachmentSize Fixtures list 2017 Jan-9th April.pdf199.59 KB

Galway Indoor Championships 15/01/2017

10 January, 2017 - 08:57

Timetable for next Sundays Galway indoors in AIT Indoor Arena is attached . Competition from 9am onwards. Remember you must be a signed up 2017 member to compete. 

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