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No Training for 7 - 12 yr olds on Sunday 30th October

2 hours 20 min ago

As many of our athletes and coaches will be attending the Connacht Cross Country Championships in South Park on Sunday 30th October there will be no training for 7 to 12 year olds on this day.

We have had a number of volunteers who have agreed to look after this age group on Sunday 6th November (which is the date of day 2 of the Connachts ) so we will now be able to go ahead with training as normal and do not have to cancel on 6th November as previously advised.

Categories: Juvenile News

Day 1 Connacht Cross Country Championships

2 hours 34 min ago

Day 1 of the Connacht Cross Country championships takes place in South Park/Claddagh on Sunday 30th October. We would like to wish good luck to our many juveniles U12/14/16/18 who will be competing.  

Please arrive at 10.50am  to collect your race number and for a pre race warm up.

There will be no training in Dangan for 7 - 12 year olds on Sunday 30th October as the coaches will be attending this event.


Categories: Juvenile News

Sports First Aid Course: Coaches Invite

18 October, 2016 - 06:58

The Galway Sports Partnership are organising a Sports First Aid Course on Saturday 22nd October in Renmore. All active coaches and leaders with GCH Fit4Life, Senior or Juvenile sections are invited to attend the course to learn or refresh their first aid skills. If you are actively leading or coaching with GCH the club will reimburse your participation fee. Please notify Vincent Jordan (chairperson@galwaycityharriers.com) once you’ve registered for the course.

More details here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1179085808818355&id=152559398137673

Categories: Member Notices

Save the Date GCH Awards Night Friday 18th November

18 October, 2016 - 06:57

An awards night for all parts of our club will be held in the Westwood Hotel on Friday 18th November 7pm-10pm.


This is an opportunity to recognise and thank our athletes, coaches, leaders and volunteering teams for the work they have put in over the past year. It will include awards across our Fit4Life, Senior and older Juveniles sections.


More details to follow, but please reserve this date in your diary. We’d love to see as many of our members as possible involved in this fun night.

Categories: Member Notices

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

18 October, 2016 - 06:52

A unanimous decision was reached by the GCH Management Committee to hold an EGM in the Westwood Hotel, Elizabeth Suite 8:30pm, 10th November 2016. This is an important opportunity for you to participate in some important decisions about how we operate as a club and we encourage all members to attend.


The Agenda is as follows:


  1. Adopt a revised Club Constitution that complies with the Revenue Commissioners requirements for obtaining Tax Exempt status. This matter will be voted on at the meeting.

  1. Information only presentation on future governance options for GCH. This is an opportunity for open dialog between the Management Committee and the membership on future options for legal status of our club. No decision is needed on this matter at the meeting.

For clarity, all members with full membership status aged 16 years or older are eligible to vote. Each eligible person is entitled to one vote. Parents shall hold one vote on behalf of their child/children who are members of the club and have yet to reach the age of 16. Parents who are club members in their own right may vote with this right for themselves and also cast one vote on behalf of their child/children.

A change to the club constitution must be passed by a special resolution of two-thirds of the persons present at the meeting that are entitled to vote.

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Club Winter Hoodies for Sale

17 October, 2016 - 21:09

GCH Juvenile winter hoodies for sale for €15 at training.  Good selection of sizes available.

Also 1 X GCH half zip size Medium available for €37

If anyone has any old club singlets they would like to sell second hand to our younger members please bring them along to training in a clear plastic bag with your name on it.  If and when we sell the singlet the club will pass the funds received to the owner.


Categories: Juvenile News

Sign up for the Connacht Cross Country Championships

17 October, 2016 - 20:52

Day 1    30th October       South Park/Claddagh   12 O'clock    U12/14/16/18s ;    Day 2  6th November - Westport House @ 12 O'Clock  U11/13/15/17/19s    Please add your child's name to the Entry list in 'The Shed' after training if interested in participating by Sunday 23rd October.


Categories: Juvenile News

Update on Connaught Cross Country venues and Dublin Marathon teams

17 October, 2016 - 10:37

Venues have been confirmed for Days 2 and 3 of the Connaught Cross Country League.

Day 2 takes place in South Park, The Claddagh, on Sunday October 30th. Races commence at 12pm with the Connaught even ages.

Day 3 takes place in Wesport House, Westport, on Sunday November 6th. Races commence at 12pm with the Connaught uneven ages .

Anyone interested, contact the secretary advising your category . NB You must stick to the one category for all days.  Senior or Novice or Masters 

Dublin Marathon / National Marathon. There are a number of GCH athletes competing in the National Marathon. If no teams are declared, then the first three club members to finish (irrespective of category) will count for team purposes. If GCH members that are running could let me know their predicted finish time and team category, then I could fill in team forms. The team categories for men and women are as follows:

Senior, Masters over 35, and Masters over 50.


Tel: Mags , 0879234224



Connaught Cross Country League Day 1 reminder

10 October, 2016 - 14:10

Day one of the Connaught adult cross country league is this Saturday 15th October. The venue is Sligo Racecourse, start time is 2pm.

Two races : Senior/Novice/Master ladies over 4k and Senior/Novice/Master men over 8k.

Deadline for entries is this Wednesday, 12th October. 

If interested email secretary@galwaycityharriers.com or contact Mags at 087 9234224, stating whether you wish to run as a Senior as a Master.

Categories: Member Notices

Results of 2016 Galway Cross Country (uneven ages)

9 October, 2016 - 19:28
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Well done to all the GCH athletes who competed at the Galway Cross Country in South Park, the Claddagh today.  There were some great individual and team performances.  Please see the results attached below.


Categories: Juvenile News

Day 2 Galway Cross Country moved to the Claddagh

8 October, 2016 - 19:32

The venue for Day 2 of the Galway Cross Country for U9s to U19 has been moved to South Park in the Claddagh.  Anyone competing should arrive by 12 O'Clock at the latest.

Categories: Juvenile News

Senior Track Starting 7pm from 4th October

4 October, 2016 - 15:50

Tuesday night senior track sessions will start outside the Hockey Pitch in Dangan at 7pm for the rest of this term.

Fees can be paid here:  http://galwaycityharriers.com/OnlinePayment

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Galway Cross country day one

2 October, 2016 - 20:05
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Results from Galway cross country day one are attached. A great day in Tuam , well done to all GCH athletes .More to follow!

Categories: Senior News

No Training in Dangan for 7 to 12 year olds on Sunday 2nd October and Sunday 9th October

1 October, 2016 - 07:59

Due to the Galway Cross Country Championships on Sunday 2nd & 9th October there will be no training in Dangan for 7 to 12 Year olds.

Best of luck to all competing.

Categories: Juvenile News

Galway Cross Country ( Even Ages) Sunday 2nd October

26 September, 2016 - 20:20

The following races will take place on Sunday 2nd October at Palace Grounds in Tuam.  Please arrive at 12 O'clock to get the athletes race number and to join in the pre race warm up.  U10s - 1000m;U12s - 2000m ;U14s - 3000m;U16s - 4000m ;U18s - 4000m (girls) 6,000 (boys) Athletes should bring the following; 

  • Waterproof  jacket for before and after the race
  • Running Spikes /Trainers
  • GCH Singlet  ( available on the day for €15)
  • Running shorts/tights
  • Bottle of water/snack

 All athletes must have signed up for this event at Training, it will not be possible to enter the competitions on the day.   Best wishes to all our athletes for an enjoyable day.


Categories: Juvenile News

Cross Country Dates

24 September, 2016 - 19:37

Any Seniors/Masters....Novice, Intermediate....who are interested in running the the Galway County x-c and Connaught x-c, contact the club secretary no later than Wednesday 28th (for the County Galway x-c) 

Sunday 2nd October: Galway County x-c.  Senior/Master/Junior and even age Juveniles, Palace Grounds, Tuam @ 1pm

Sunday 9th October:  Juvenile uneven ages. Bushfield, Loughrea.

Saturday 15th October: Coannaught x-c Senior/Masters day 1, & Connaught Primary Schools final. Sligo Racecourse.

Sunday 16th October: AAI Open x-c , incorporating the Masters International trials. National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin. Entry available on AAI fixture list, Senior, Under 20, and Masters. Please note that Masters must compete in their appropriate distance for the International selection purposes, and must also have current membership with the Irish Masters Athletic Association (IMMA) . Check Irish Masters website for more information.

Sunday 30th October: Connaught x-c Championships day 2, including Senior/eague. Venue to be decided. (Mayo or Galway)

Sunday 6th November: Connaught day 3 senior/Master league. Venue to be decided. (Mayo or Galway)

Saturday 12th November: British & Irish Masters x- International. Glasgow

Sunday 27th November: National x-c - Interclubs and Intercounties all in one race. (10k men/8k women) ans Even ages Juveniles. Venue to be decided

Sunday 11th December: National Novice x-c and uneven ages Juvenile. Venue to be decided.

Contact: secretary@galwaycityharriers.com or 0879234224



Upcoming Events for Juveniles

16 September, 2016 - 21:59

Upcoming Events for young juveniles

The Galway Cross Country Competitions will take place over the first two Sundays in October and it’s an ideal event for athletes of all abilities.   Club members can sign up at Training. 

Athletes will need to have a Club Singlet to compete and they can be purchased at the Track for €15.


The Race Distances are as follows for each age group

                                                       Girls                      Boys         




































Sun 2nd Oct - County Cross  Country  Day 1 – Palace Grounds, Tuam

Events for Under 10/12/14/16/18


Sun 9th October – Galway Cross Country Day 2 -  Bushfield , Loughrea

Events for U9/11/13/15/17/19


There will be no training in Dangan on 2nd or 9th October for the young juveniles  as  the coaches will be attending these events.


Categories: Juvenile News

European Week of Sport

6 September, 2016 - 15:11
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September 10th to the 18th is designated as the European Week of Sport, to encourage people of all ages to become active. 

Categories: Member Notices

Juvenile Training for 7 to 12 year olds to Recommence after Summer Hols

5 September, 2016 - 21:30

Training for athletes aged 7 to 12 years will recommence on Sunday 18th Sepember at 10.30am.  Looking forward to seeing you all back after the Summer holidays.

As our membership numbers are large for this age group Parents of athletes aged 7 to 10years need to remain trackside during the training sessions. If you can help out on Sundays during this session please speak to one of the coaches and you can add your name to the Rota.

The Older Sprint Group will recommence in October. Details to follow.


Categories: Juvenile News

Help required for Sunday Juvenile Training Sessions

2 September, 2016 - 20:03

Our Sunday morning training sessions will soon restart for 7 to 12 year olds.   We are currently reaching out to parents for help (on a rota basis) during the Sunday morning sessions.  We want to ensure we have sufficient help to make this session a more beneficial, enjoyable and safe experience for our youngest members.  This session is well structured, fun based and no experience of athletics is required as a helper.  All our coaches are Volunteers and the Club is entirely dependent  on people who generously give their free time to  train and support our athletes. Please forward your name to gchjuvenile@gmail.com if you can help us in any way and if you helped us last season please advise if you can continue to support us this season.  Many thanks 

Categories: Juvenile News