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GCH Senior Club Gear

Galway City Harriers - 2 February, 2017 - 00:00
AttachmentSize Running jackets and long sleeve t-shirts43.4 KB Mens Running Jackets90.2 KB Ladies Running Jackets45 KB Ladies Longsleeve zip t-shirt62.28 KB Ladies Shortsleeve t-shirt and singlets91.46 KB Mens Shorts and singlets153.34 KB Hoody19.18 KB Hoody 24.72 KB

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 membership-sec@galwaycityharriers.com 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

Shauna Burns Up the Road!

Craughwell AC - 1 February, 2017 - 03:50

The road-racing scene has been hotting up for Shauna Bocquet these last few weeks. Competing in the Tuam 8k on Jan 15th, Shauna clocked a new PB in 28:36 and followed this up last weekend with victory in the Female Wheelchair category in the Axa Raheny 5 Mile in a time of 29:18 – a super performance in an event with over 3400 runners held in very wet conditions as evident from the picture below.

Shauna Bocquet at the finish of the Ava Raheny 5 Mile (photo courtesy of Tomas Greally)

Scottish Indoors Weekend 1 Done and Dusted

Craughwell AC - 1 February, 2017 - 03:46

Siona Lawless and Shauna Tobin at the Scottish Indoor Championships in the Emirates Arena Glasgow

With the Scottish Indoors split over 2 weekends this year, the U17s were in action on the weekend just gone and U13/15/20 are in action in 2 weekends time. The club had a small group of 3 athletes travel to Emirates Arena in Glasgow for the U17s Champioships. As usual, it was a very enjoyable weekend – Glasgow is vibrant buzzing city centre and the Emirates Arena is as impressive a facility as any in the world.

Shauna Tobin and Siona Lawless both competed early Saturday with Shauna in the long jump and Siona in the 60m. Both did well and came close to their PBs in their events. Oisin Lyons was in action later in the day in the 800m and in a tactical 800m Oisin placed 3rd in the semi-final and just missed out on a final spot by the tiniest of margins of 0.18s in a time of 2.09.51. It was tough luck for Oisin as there was more in the tank and his PB would have seen him take a medal in the final.

The excitement continues to mount now for weekend two where the club has a group of 59 travelling including athletes, fit4youth and parents. It is the largest group yet from the club to travel abroad and it should be a great weekend.

Triple National Bronze for Sineád and Jerry!

Craughwell AC - 1 February, 2017 - 03:40

Saturday and Sunday saw some fine performances from a number of athletes in Athlone in Round 2 of the National Club League on Saturday and in the U20 and U23 National Indoors on Sunday. A heroic performance from the club’s athletes saw the club qualify yet again for the final of the National Club League to be held in the fantastic new indoor facility in Adamstown in Dublin next weekend. Laura Cunningham put in a strong performance to place 8th in the 200m in a time of 27.71 and followed this up with a leap of 9.96 in the triple jump. Rachel Finnegan placed 9th with a strong run in the 400m in a time of 67.13. Lorraine Delaney earned valuable points for the team with a 1.45m leap in the high jump to place 5th, as did Sarah Finnegan with a jump of 9.85 in the triple jump. Caoilin Milton made impressive debuts in the 400m and triple jump with a time 66.15 and a jump of 8.97.

Meanwhile on Sunday, several athletes from the club competed in the National U20 and U23s Championships in Athlone. Foremost amongst them, Sinead Treacy won double bronze in the U23 Women’s 200m and long jump, racing to a time of 26.23 in the 200m and leaping 4.75m in the long jump. Jerry Keary was also in strong form, clearing 1.90m in the U20 Men’s high jump to claim the bronze medal. In the 800s, Sinead Gaffney was unlucky to finish just outside the medals when taking 6th place in the final of the U23 Women’s 800m in a time of 2.24.26 while Ben Garrard raced strongly to record a double PB in the heats and final of the U20 Men’s 800m in times of 2.03.47 and 2.03.80.

Strong Performances at South Connacht Schools XC

Craughwell AC - 1 February, 2017 - 03:35

Some of Pres Athenry Intermediate Boys team who put in an exceptional
performance at the schools cross country

The South Connacht Schools Cross Country Championships took place last week in The Claddagh where athletes from the club put in some fine performances while representing their schools.

It was a particularly good day for the Pres Athenry in the team events where they took a clean sweep of the team titles in the 4 girls races and indeed took a second medal in the Senior Girls event where the school took both team gold and silver. And to add to the school's success, the boys teams took gold in the Minor Boys and silver in the Junior Boys and also placed very highly in the Intermediate Boys with 4 runners in the top 20.

Leading performances by athletes from the club were as follows.

Recent run of good results from Damian stateside.

Craughwell AC - 29 January, 2017 - 22:32

Well it's some time since we waved Damian off to the states Did we think it was out of sight out of mind. Well no. It really was up to me to keep you informed of his exploits (athletic related) and I have been very poor in my role up to now. I will try to make a better effort from now on.

One week after Christmas break McNeese hosted it's first of two home indoor meets. 

Damian competed in the mile (1609m) on Friday 13th Jan where he ran a time of 4.17.01 which was officially converted to 4.13.78 as McNeese like many other facilities in the U.S. hosts a flat indoor track without any banking on the turns. (due to flat track NCAA gives a conversion to banked track) This result is not only the fastest time by any member of the club. (Mr Tobin can verify this but I have checked the records and can't find any indoor record for mile) but also stood as the leading Conference mark for 2 full weeks until McNeese Indoor #II on Friday 27th Jan. where his own older team mates surpassed this mark. What an achievement especially considering that Damian is still just a freshman and one of the youngest athletes in the school and the conference.

At the McNeese Indoor #II Damian competed in the 800m and romped home in a time of 1.57.51 converted (by himself) 1.55.86 to finish second in a race where his team mate Olandis Johnson broke both the school and complex records both of which had stood for 30 years. What a fantastic achievement for both young men.

Next weekend Damian will travel as part of a select squad from McNeese to compete at the Meyo Invitational which will be held at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Well done Damian. Keep up the good work. Updates will follow. 

GCH athletes excel at the South Connacht Schools Cross Country

Galway City Harriers - 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

Galway City Harriers - 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

Conor Hoade takes National CE Silver!

Craughwell AC - 23 January, 2017 - 14:03

Conor Hoade put in an exceptional performance at the weekend at the National Combined Events Championships held at Athlone IT where he took the silver medal in the U14 Boys event with a series of fine performances to yield a score of 2358 points which included impressive jumps of 4.95m and 1.48m in the long jump and high jump. There were good displays also from Ellie Cronin and Lewis Ryan in the U15 grade, in particular Ellie’s 1.53m clearance in the high jump.

National Intermediate & Juvenile Cross Country – Tuam, Sunday January 22nd

Tuam AC - 19 January, 2017 - 18:29

The National Intermediate and Juvenile Relay Cross Country Championship will be held this Sunday, Januray 22nd in The Palace Grounds, Tuam.

The Juvenile races will start at 11:30, the intermediate women’s race will be held at 12:30 and the Intermediate Men’s event will be at 1PM sharp.

Rio Marathon Man wins Tuam 8K

Tuam AC - 17 January, 2017 - 17:18

The annual Tuam AC 8K had an international flavour to it on Sunday with the participation in and winning of the race by Lithuanian marathon runner and Rio competitor, Valdas Dopolskas. Representing Balbriggan AC, Valdas finished the race in 24:47, almost a minute ahead of the second place finisher, Liffey Valley AC’s Peter Arthur, who completed the course in 25:37. GCH’s Matt Bidwell was third in a time of 26:09.

The dry, windless day made for excellent running conditions on our fast, flat course, with many runners improving on last year’s times, and with over 20 runners completing the 8K in under 30 minutes. The women’s race was won by Calry AC’s Zola Flynn in a time of 31:58. Second and third places went to Athenry AC – Yvonne Fehilly finishing in 33:08 and Mary Kealy completing the course in 35 minutes flat, and helping Athenry AC to take the women’s team prize. Bernie Mulryan and Caroline Freeney completed the victorious Athenry AC team.

We are delighted to report that the men’s team prize was won by the Tuam AC team of Michael Flanagan, Paul Kearney, Daire Comer and Brian Lalor. Tuam AC also won the F60 (Andrea Ridge), F70 (Kathleen Hogan) and M50 (Murt Fallon) category prizes.

The full list of results is available here, and a video giving a flavour of the before, during and aftermath of the race is available here.

Tuam AC wish to express our thanks to everyone who came and supported our race today. Sincere thanks also to all the volunteers who willingly give their time every year.

We hope to see you at the National Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Tuam this coming weekend.

Results of the 2017 Galway Indoor championships

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

Categories: Juvenile News

Fantastic Day at Galway Indoors

Craughwell AC - 17 January, 2017 - 04:54

The club had a fantastic turnout at the Galway Indoor Track & Field on Saturday with well over 200 athletes in action on a busy busy day. With the older ages on in the morning and younger in the afternoon it was a long day but a very successful one for the club in what is one of the pinnacle events of the year. Huge thanks to the many volunteers from the club who helped out for much of the day and in some cases from 8am to 8pm! Special thanks to the group of TY students who helped tirelessly and enthusiastically all day - there were many nice compliments for them from many of the experienced officials throughout the day.

There were plenty of podium finishes from the club’s athletes across the different categories from senior down to U10 with many special moments throughout the day and many star performances. The club is on the up and up both in participation terms and performance terms and hopefully all of our athletes enjoyed the experience regardless of where they placed in their events.

Highlights included a new Galway Indoor Championship Best Performances from Laura Cunningham in the Senior Women’s 60m Hurdles, Jerry Keary in the Senior Men’s High Jump, Chloe Casey in the U16/17 Girls Shot Putt, Conor Hoade in the U14 Boys 60m Hurdles, Fabien Fleetwood in the U14 1000m Walk, Evan Hallinan in the U13 Boys High Jump, Evan Moran in the U12 Boys 60m Hurdles and in the 600m, and Ella Farrelly in the U11 Girls Long Jump. Full details of the podium places from the club are as follows while full provisioal results are here.

Senior Women 200m 3 Laura Cunningham 27.35; 800m 3 Sinead Kennedy 2.54.71; 60m Hurdles 1 Laura Cunningham 9.93, 2 Caoilin Milton 10.33; Long Jump 1 Lorraine Delaney 4.45, 2 Caoilin Milton 4.44, 3 Aoife Walsh 4.43; High Jump 1 Ciana Reidy 1.53, 2 Laura Cunningham 1.50, 2 Aoife Walsh 1.50; Shot Putt 2 Shauna Tobin 6.80, 3 Aoife Walsh 6.38; 4x200m 2 Craughwell AC 1.52.35 (Sinead Treacy, Caoilin Milton, Lorraine Delaney, Laura Cunningham), 3 Craughwell AC 2.01.00 (Lauren Stuwart, Ciana Reidy, Aisling Tracy, Alison Coy-Fitzgerald).

Senior Men 800m 1 Peadar Harvey 2.04.31, 2 Ben Garrard 2.04.31, 3 Oisin Lyons 2.05.88; Long Jump 2 Ben Garrard 5.87, 3 Jerry Keary 5.72; High Jump 1 Jerry Keary 1.90; 4x200m 2 Craughwell AC 1.38.62 (Louis Molloy, Jerry Keary, Oisin Lyons, Ben Garrard).

U16/17 Girls 60m 2 Chloe Casey 8.70, 3 Siona Lawless 8.73; 200m 3 Siona Lawless 28.83; Long Jump 1 Leanagh Gilligan 4.73, 3 Chloe Casey 4.54; High Jump 1 Leanagh Gilligan 1.40; Shot Putt 1 Chloe Casey 13.08, 3 Maeve Dawson 5.02; 4x200m 1 Craughwell AC 1.55.96 (Chloe Casey, Siona Lawless, Leanagh Gilligan, Ava Power).

U16/17 Boys 200m 1 Oisin Shannon 24.36; 60m Hurdles 3 Ryan Gallagher 9.83; Long Jump 2 Garvin Surlis 4.96.

U15 Girls 60m 1 Chloe Farragher 8.46, 2 Aleisha Larkin 8.56; 800m 2 Caoimhe Starr 2.40.31; 60m Hurdles 3 Ellie Cronin 10.74; Long Jump 2 Aine Kelly 4.43, 3 Chloe Farragher 4.34; High Jump 2 Aine Kelly 1.40, 3 Ellie Cronin 1.35; Shot Putt 2 Caoimhe Starr 7.70; 4x200m 1 Craughwell AC, 3 Craughwell AC.

U15 Boys 60m 1 Paschal Walsh 8.44, 2 Shaun Gilligan 8.51, 3 Gavin Lee 8.52; 800m 1 Gavin Lee 2.22.52, 2 Liam Leen 2.22.86, 3 Sean Cotter 2.32.56; 60m Hurdles 1 Jack Farrell 10.55, 2 Jack Fitzgerald 11.48; Long Jump 1 Conor Trehy 4.44, 2 Paschal Walsh 4.38, 3 Luadaigh Morgan 4.31; High Jump 2 James Furey 1.30; Shot Putt 3 Aoran Healy 7.15; 4x200m 1 Craughwell AC 1.51.59, 2 Craughwell AC 2.01.62.

U14 Girls 60m 2 Eve Ayo 9.18; 800m 2 Rebekah Flynn 2.42.89; 60m Hurdles 2 Anna Molloy 12.03; 1000m Walk 1 Hannah Hynes 7.59.10, 2 Oliwia Koman 8.07.68; Long Jump 1 Rebekah Flynn 3.94; High Jump 1 Rebekah Flynn 1.33, 2 Saoirse Pearse 1.33; Shot Putt 2 Hannah Hynes 6.70; 4x200m 2 Craughwell AC 2.07 (Eve Ayo, Anna Molloy, Oliwia Koman, Hannah Hynes, subs Erin Doyle/Saoirse Moore).

U14 Boys 60m Hurdles 1 Conor Hoade 9.90; 1000m Walk 1 Fabien Fleetwood 6.58.21, 2 Jack Kinane 7.00.84; Long Jump 3 Conor Hoade 4.57; High Jump 1 Lukas Schukat 1.35, 2 Robert Urquhart 1.30, 3 Liam McDonagh 1.25; Shot Putt 1 Rian Kearney 9.60, 3 Oisin Keane 7.76; 4x200m 2 Craughwell AC 1.57 (Conor Hoade, Lukas Schukat, Rian Kearney, Kieran O'Connor, sub Fabian Fleetwood), 3 Craughwell AC 2.06 (Fabian Fleetwood, Jack Kinane, Liam McDonagh, Oisin Keane, sub Noah Keane).

U13 Girls 60m 3 Katie Scully 9.28; 60m Hurdles 3 Katie Scully 11.74; Long Jump 1 Katie Scully 4.13, 2 Jade Moorhead 3.69, 3 Ella Lyons 3.56; High Jump 1 Jade Moorhead 1.30, 2 Aoibhe Carr 1.20, 3 Alicia Locteau 1.20; Shot Putt 2 Rosemary Maduka 7.28, 3 Aoibhe Fahy 6.75; 4x100m 2 Craughwell AC 60.15 (Katie Scully, Clodagh O'Meara, Aoibhe Carr, Jade Moorhead, sub Sarah Byrne), 3 Craughwell AC 62.02 (Siofra Davis, Ailish Burke, Aoibhe Fahy, Fauve Alymer, sub Erin Kelly).

U13 Boys 60m Hurdles 2 Evan Hallinan 11.27, 3 Cian Lavan 11.39; Long Jump 1 Evan Hallinan 4.13; High Jump 1 Evan Hallinan 1.45, 2 Cian Lavan 1.30; Shot Putt 2 Calvin Ryan 6.85; 4x100m 2 Craughwell AC 60.70 (Evan Hallinan, Dara Kearney, Ryan McDonnell, Cian Lavan, Luke Flynn, sub Killian Walsh).

U12 Girls 60m 2 Aoibhe Donnellan 9.53; 60m Hurdles 2 Chloe Hallinan 12.46, 3 Grace Lynch 12.59; Long Jump 1 Isabella Boland 3.45, 2 Grace Lynch 3.44, 3 Chloe Hallinan 3.33; High Jump 2 Isabella Fitzgerald 1.15, 3 Chloe Hallinan 1.15; Shot Putt 1 Niamh Duffy 7.55; 4x100m 2 Craughwell AC 1.02.79.

U12 Boys 60m 2 Evan Moran 9.32, 3 Dara Kearney 9.37; 600m 1 Evan Moran 1.52.76; 60m Hurdles 1 Evan Moran 10.93, 3 Conor Gilligan 12.01; Long Jump 2 Conor Gilligan 3.66; High Jump 1 Adam Jordan 1.15, 2 Cormac McFadden 1.10; Shot Putt 1 Darragh Kearney 6.87, 3 Ben O’Dwyer 6.23; 4x100m 1 Craughwell AC 59.31.

U11 Girls 60m 2 Ella Farrelly 10.00; 600m 1 Tara Keane 2.08.13, 3 Sophie McIlrath 2.11.04; Long Jump 1 Ella Farrelly 3.64; 4x100m 1 Craughwell AC 1.04.74, 3 Craughwell AC 1.06.21.

U11 Boys 60m 2 Cian Connaughton 9.27 Long Jump 2 Cian Connaughton 3.56, 3 Rian Comer 3.43; 4x100m 2 Craughwell AC 1.02.95.

U10 Girls 400m 3 Katelyn Walsh 1.26.79; Long Jump 1 Emma O’Donovan 3.17; 4x100m 1 Craughwell AC 1.11.92.

U10 Boys 60m 1 Ben Moran 9.68, 2 Dara Zimmer 10.20; Long Jump 1 Dara Zimmer 3.25, 2 Sean Hoade 3.00; 4x100m 1 Craughwell AC 1.08.05.

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

Galway City Harriers - 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

Indoor Club Records

Craughwell AC - 14 January, 2017 - 20:51

With the National League and the Galway Indoors on today and tomorrow, its a busy weekend for the club. Best of luck to all our competitors.

Today saw several of the club's athletes take part in the National Indoor League with Ciana Reidy making history in becoming the first juvenile from the club to take part in the indoor pole vault, where she cleared 1.80m - a very impressive performance off limited practise and of course a club junior record! Check out current records here:- http://www.craughwellac.com/site/images/statistics/2017.01.14.indoorrecords.pdf

Laura Cunningham threw the 4kg shot over 7.70m while Sinead Treacy had a good early season jump of over 4.80m in the long jump and a good performance in the 60m sprint as did Sarah Finnegan in the 60m hurdles. Sinead Gaffney had a strong season opener in the 800m in a time of 2.24/2.25. Will post full results when available.

Eyes now turn to tomorrow for an action packed day from 9am to 7pm for the Galway Indoor track & field. With over 220 athletes from the club, taking part its going to be a busy day. Hopefully shortly after the indoors, I will have an update on the club's indoor age group bests ... the current version below is well out of date but our hard-working FAS assistant Cecelia has been doing alot of work on updating our results statistics over the last number of months and I should be able to get an update out on this within a week or 2 of the indoors. The current version is from 2013:- http://www.craughwellac.com/site/images/attachments/indooragegrouprecords.pdf


GCH Annual General Meeting, Thursday, 9th February 2017

Galway City Harriers - 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 secretary@galwaycityharriers.com           0r Mags at 0879234224


Categories: Member Notices

Indoor Training for 7 - 11 Year Olds on Friday Nights

Galway City Harriers - 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

Galway City Harriers - 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

Info for Officials for Galway Indoors

Craughwell AC - 12 January, 2017 - 13:03

Please see attached ... can clubs ensure all officials listed read this before the Galway Indoors this Sunday and ideally bring a copy with them, thanks!


Craughwell AC Juvenile AGM Wed 25th Jan 8pm

Craughwell AC - 12 January, 2017 - 01:28

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday 25th January at 8 pm in the upstairs room of the Community Hall. Can attendees please park in a suitable safe spot near the hall as the hall car park and bus spaces will be in use for bingo.

The AGM will include an update on Club development plans, report on activities in 2016 as well as the election of the Committee and Officers for the forthcoming year.

All parents and members aged 16 or older all welcome and encouraged to attend to hear an update on developments in the club and ask questions and make suggestions on any area we can improve in.


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