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Track and Field Thursday 8th June

Galway City Harriers - 1 June, 2017 - 21:26

Day 2 of the Galway Track and Field Senior /Masters Championships takes place on Thursday evening  8th June next


Below is the  Timetable for June 8th

7.45pm 1000m 
7.55pm 3000m ladies
8.15pm 5000m men

8pm Shot
8.30pm Discus

The 3k and 5k are county championship events , but guests from non Galway clubs are welcome . There will be medals awarded in the Junior/Senior/Masters 35/50/65 categories 

The 1000m, Shot and Discus are open events and all AAI members welcome,


5 euro entry on the night from 7.15 pm  at Dangan shed beside track. Pre entry to [email protected]


Information on the event  will be here https://www.facebook.com/events/165838567282710/

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Timetable for Galway Community Games

Craughwell AC - 1 June, 2017 - 12:14

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No Juvenile Training on Sunday 4th June

Galway City Harriers - 30 May, 2017 - 16:00

There will be no juvenile training in Dangan on Sunday 4th June as many of our athletes are participating over the weekend at the All Ireland Schools Championships and at Galway Community Games. 

Best of luck to everyone competing.

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Craughwell AC at the Galway Athletics Awards

Craughwell AC - 27 May, 2017 - 11:48

Evan Hallinan receiving the Galway Athlete of the Year (U12-15 Age Group)
from the President of Athletics Ireland Georgina Drumm (Photo credit: John O'Connor)

The Galway Athletics Awards took place last Sunday in the Westwood Hotel in Galway City where Evan Hallinan was the club's star on this occasion when receiving the Athlete of the Year Award for the U12-15 age group. It was a tremondous honour for Evan as its very difficult to win these awards when pitted against the best Galway athletes spanning 4 age groups.

It was also a memorable evening for Conor Duggan and Sinead Treacy who were each recipients of Training Bursaries of €300 awarded by the Galway County Board for achievements in 2016/17.

Conor Duggan, Sinead Treacy, Damien O'Boyle
at the Galway Awards

U13 Coaches with Evan at the Galway Awards
John Woods, Siobhan Moorhead, Mairead Lavan, 
Helen Hallinan, Grace McDonnell, Michael Tobin

The club selects its nominees for the Galway Awards from athletes nominated by the coaches in different training groups and all coaches get to vote for who should go forward as nominees to the Galway Awards. The club had many fine nominations to consider and the details are set out below to recognise the achievements of the nominees in 2016.

Quick look back at Craughwell NS in the Galway City Sports

Craughwell AC - 26 May, 2017 - 12:54

Craughwell NS at the 2011 City Sports

Back: Ronan Nevin, Jack Miskella, Jack Craven, Cillian Dolan, Ian Connolly, Emma Gaffney, Aisling Keady, Grainne McDaid, Erin Fitzpatrick, Michelle Duggan

Middle: Conor Callaghan, Victor Costello, Dylan Fowler, Diarmuid McCartin, Darren Lyons, Cian Waters, Micheál McFadden, Dean Callanan, Aoife Walsh, Laura Cunningham, Sandra Greaney, Shauna Tobin, Anna Farrelly, Aoife Raftery, Sarah Phillips

Front: Emer Mulveen, Sarah McCartin, Cian Garman, Finbarr McFadden, Jack Walsh, Eanna McDaid, Ailbhe Miskella, Mia Waters, Jane Trehy, Zoe Gilligan

It’s being 12 years since Craughwell NS first took part in the Galway City Sports in 2005 with an uninterrupted record except for 2007 when we didn’t take part. Ashley McDonnell has the honour of being the first ever medal winner from the school in the City Sports with victory in the U13 800m when in 5th class in 2005. The same year the U13 girls relay team took our first relay medal with gold from Katie O’Donoghue, Debi Kenny, Orla McDaid, Maireád McCan and Maria McNamara.

Conor Duggan was the first boy from the school to medal with silver in the U11 sprint in 2008 while brothers Micheál and Finbar McFadden share the honour of being the first boys from the school to win individual gold with victory in the U9 sprint and 400m in 2010.

2015 was the club’s most successful year ever with 6 gold and 4 bronze medals, closely followed by 2010 with 5 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze. Grainne McDaid is the school’s most successful individual athlete in the City Sports with 2 golds in the U13 800m and bronze in the U11 400m.

The U13 Girls distance races are our most successful individual events with 5 victories in the U13 Girls 800m and 8 medals in the U11 Girls 400m.

The relays are our most successful event with 17 victories over the years and the U13 Girls are our most successful age group with ten Galway titles to their name together with four silver and six bronze medal performances.

Read on for more detail.

Club 800m Record in Irishtown

Craughwell AC - 24 May, 2017 - 23:08

Ben Garrard and Sinéad Gaffney at the impressive facilities in Irishtown Stadium

The 3rd meet of the Dublin Graded Meet took place tonight in Irishtown Stadium in Ringsend Dublin. It was my first time at this particular track and its well worth a visit, tucked away in a corner of Ringsend and literally thronged with runners of all abilities who took part in the 10000m, 400m and 800m races. There were 4 women's 800m races of different standards and around 6 men's races ... fantastic to see such numbers. We met some familar faces up there, bumping into Castlegar's Sean McDermott on the way in (who later ran a decent 2.15 in the 800m) and later on our own Peadar Harvey taking a break from his secondary school teaching duties in Dublin.

Peader ran a solid 2.06 in his 800m race, just getting back into track form. Ben ran am impressive 2.01.7 time in the Men's 800m A race ... coming real close to his PB of 2.01.53 from last Thursday in the Connacht schools and only "a matter of time" now before Ben breaks the magical 2 minute barrier for the 800m.

But the highlight of the evening was a new club record and PB from the in-form Sinéad Gaffney who ran a time of 2.21.8 in the Women's 800m A race, almost a second inside Linda Porter's impressive club record of 2.22.60. The race was tightly bunched throughout which was both an advantage and a disadvantage as the pack running encouraged all runners but made it a little congested on the bends. It was a great race for Sinéad who is well positioned now to slice more time off her record in her international 800m race this coming Saturday.

Craughwell NS on Fire at City Sports

Craughwell AC - 24 May, 2017 - 14:39

Craughwell NS continued its fine tradition in the Galway City Sports when contesting every event and featuring on the podium 9 times between individual events and relays. Here is a brief report on the day and I will update it with any missing information for athletes from the club later today once official results come out.

In the U13 age group. Ross McGuinness and Darragh McCartin ran a super 800m race with Ross taking the silver medal and Darragh the bronze despite a heavy fall with 300m to go – fantastic determination from Darragh to bounce up and take a bronze medal. Clodagh O’Meara and Jade Moorhead also had great 800s with Clodagh 5th and Jade 7th. The U13 boys had a magnificent victory in the relays winning by a considerable margin with Evan Hallinan, Lukas Schukat, Kieran O’Connor and Robert Urquhart. The U13 girls were unlucky to miss out on making the final with their team of Sarah Byrne, Erin Kelly, Jade Moorhead and Rebecca Lynch.

The U11s age group saw Chloe Hallinan take a fine silver medal in the girls 400m with Aisling Whyte unlucky to just miss out on a medal in 4th place. In the boys Evan Moran strode to victory by over 20m in the 400m final. The relays saw the U11 girls run away with the victory with their team of Grace Keaveney, Ella Farrelly, Grace Lynch and Chloe Hallinan while the boys battled valiantly in the heats and just missed out on making the final.

The U9s took double relay bronze with the girls excelling first with their team of Lauren Morgan, Abby Haugh, Ciara O’Connor, Kelly Hallinan and subs Jessica McGlynn and Kayleigh Rabbitte and the boys doing likewise with Colm Doyle, Jack Cahill, Keelan Moorhead, Ben Moran, Eanna Morrisey and sub Alex Ryan. Ben Moran earlier took a fine bronze medal in the final of the 60m sprint.

Well done to all!

Galway Harriers win big at the Athletics Awards

Galway City Harriers - 24 May, 2017 - 07:21

Congratulations  to our many athletes who received awards at the Galway Athletics Dinner last Sunday night at the Westwood Hotel. It is a testament to your hard work and dedication.

Some photo's of the evening can be viewed here from John O'Connor



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GCH Athletes Impress at Connacht Secondary Schools Championships

Galway City Harriers - 22 May, 2017 - 17:12

The Connacht Schools Championships took place last Thursday in Athlone IT .  Weather conditions were wet and windy but despite this there were some brilliant performances on the day.  With only two qualifying places for the coveted National Fnals next month  in the sprint competitions  the stakes were high and this resulted in some great times being recorded on the day.

In the Senior Boys competition Jack Dempsey won the 100m in a super quick time of 10.82 with Cillian Greene running 10.83 in 2nd place.  Cillin Greene continued his good form and was the  winner of  the 200m title in 22.2.  James Frizzell held off a strong challenge from Ben Garrard to win the 800m in a time of 2.01.  In the 5, 000m Gary Martyn made a smooth transition to the track after a successful cross country season  winning in 17.07 and was followed home in 2nd place by Michael HealyEanna Folan and Gordon O’Connor both picked up 3rd place  qualifying spots in the 1500m and 2,000m steeplechase.

In the Senior Girls competition Aoife Sheehy ran a magnificent race to hold off the challenge  Ellie McGeogh in the 400m hurdles in a new PB of 68.0.  Laura Nally had a comfortable win in the 400m running a season’s best time of 60.7. Lydia Doyle ran an impressive time of 12.52 to secure the second qualifying place in the 100m in a highly competitive field.

At Intermediate level  Kacper Poniatowski  stormed home to win the Boys 400m final in a new PB of 53.47.  Diego Brule continues to go from strength to strength and took the 400m hurdles title in a new PB of 1.00.  Aaron Brennan ran strongly to secure second in the 1500m and 3rd in the 800m.

In the Intermediate Girls Competition Seren O’Toole dominated both the 300m hurdles and 200m races achieving two new PBs on route,  ( 26.2 in the 200m and 48.73 in the 300m hurdles).  Laoise Geraghty ran strongly in the 300m to take the title in 44.1.

At Junior level,  Eoghan Jennings was the winner of the Pole Vault leaping to a height of  2.30m and he was also 2nd in the Discus.  Cillian Jordan took 2nd in the 1500m and Barry Murphy secured the 3rd qualifying position.  Eimear Rowe was a clear winnier of  the Girls 800m in a time of 2.26 and Sinead Duggan was 2nd in the Long Jump.

At Minor level Paula Crissan won the High Jump leaping to 1.35m.


Please see the results attached below.

The National Finals take place on June 3rd in Tullamore.  See Timetable is attached below.


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Sinéad Gaffney Selected for Ireland!

Craughwell AC - 20 May, 2017 - 20:47

Sinéad Gaffney being presented with a training grant by Michael Tobin in recognition of
her selection for the Irish Universities Track & Field team to contest the forthcoming international with Scotland

Massive congratulations to one of our most talented and dedicated athletes Sinéad Gaffney on her selection for the 800m for the Irish Universities team to contest the annual track & field international against Scotland next weekend.

For Sinéad this is just reward for years of dedication to the sport which she has skilfully juggled alongside her love of camogie. She is currently part of the midfield engine-room for Craughwell’s intermediate camogie team and has starred on Galway county teams as well as winning a coveted Universities All-Ireland last year with the UL camogie team.

She has been with Craughwell AC since the age of 7 and to see her now selected for an international at the age of 21 is just brilliant!! Hopefully the first of many for Sinéad and hopefully something that will encourage our younger athletes to continue their dedication to the sport and the rewards will come.

Sinéad's first foray into athletics competition was as an U9 in 2003 and I can remember her relay team making it all the way to the National finals with Sinéad running the 3rd leg and when it came to the final, the eventual winners stepping into our lane and impeding our changeover as Sinéad was about to receive the baton. We finished 5th by one-third of a second … the impeded changeover almost certainly denying us a medal.

This early disappointment didn’t turn Sinéad away however and she went on to become one of our most successful athletes. In the early days it was sprints, jumps and relays that were mainly her competitive focus with cross country every autumn/winter - as back in the day all the club had to train on in winter times was a muddy field!

Sinéad enjoyed plenty of success in the cross country, just missing out on team medals in the National U11 Cross Country in 2005 where she placed 35th individually and the team 4th just 15 points away from 3rd place; and featuring strongly on the Craughwell NS team who won the coveted Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country title in 2006.

Irish University Cross Country Champions 2016

Autumn 2007 saw a nightmare experience for Sinéad's in the Galway U13 Girls 1200m held on the equine slopes of Dartfield. Cross country is tough as we all know but even tougher if you push yourself to the absolute limit something which Sinéad did that day and something clicked around 200m from the finish line when Sinéad more or less stopped breathing and staggered/gasped the last 200m over the line – not a pleasant experience but again not something that deterred Sinéad from continuing in athletics. This resulted in a temporary lull in cross country running for Sinéad but she was back in action at U16 level in 2010 with school’s cross country and also that autumn when she featured on the first ever Craughwell AC team to contest the Connacht U16 Girls Cross Country with the team placing 3rd and Sinéad 10th. And more recently in 2016, Sinéad had another outstanding day when running on the University of Limerick cross country team that won the Colleges title in Sligo.

Craughwell AC U16 Girls Cross Country Team 2010
Muireann Maloney, Dearbhla Maloney, Sinéad Gaffney, Gabrielle Tobin

While I am not quite sure when Sinéad first started running what was to become her forte the 800m race, one of her earliest distance races on the track was in 2006 where she won the silver in the U11 400m as well as winning gold in the U11 relay. In 2008, Sinéad ran what was possibly her first 800m track race when taking a splendid victory in the U13 Girls 800m in the Galway City Sports. Up until then, Sinéad hadn’t really tried the middle distance track races and stuck more to sprints, hurdles and long jump.

2009 saw Sinéad place close to the medals in the Connacht club championships with a 2.48.7 PB in the U15 800m. 2010 saw an indoor PB of 2.43.66 in the Connacht indoors followed by a 2.32.8 in the Connacht Schools Championships. Indeed 2010 was a remarkable year for Sinéad as she helped the Pres Athenry to the trophy for the best school in the junior grade in the Irish Schools Track & Field finals.

 Pres Athenry Junior Girls Team receiving Bes School Award at the Irish Schools Track & Field

Sinéad was also a talented multi-eventer winning the Connacht Pentathlon Minor Girls title when in second year and following it up in later years with podium finishes in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Girls grades, performances which included a 4.85 PB in the long jump in 2012. Her multi-event endevours culminated with bronze in the National Junior Indoor Pentathlon in 2012.

Bronze Medallist in the National Junior Pentathlon 2012

Maria McNamara, Katie O'Donoghue, Sinéad Gaffney
National Pentathlon Squad 2012, Morton Stadium

She had plenty of success to her name in relays also, with many Galway and Connacht titles and numerous National medals. Having placed 4th in the National outdoors in 2005 as an U11 and again in 2010 as an U16, Sinéad's team hit the National podium big-time as U17s in 2011 with bronze medals in the 4x100m and silver medals in the 4x300m.

U17 4x100m Relay Team 2017
Jessica, Claire, Sineád, Maireád, Maria

U17 4x300m Relay Team 2017
Jessica, Orla, Muireann, Sineád, Maria

She followed this up with a little bit of history in 2012 when she ran the 3rd leg of the triumphant Connacht team who took the 4x300m title in the inter-provencial Tailteann Games – Connacht’s first time in the 50-year history of the Games in winning the gold medal. And helped the Pres Athenry to National bronze in the 4x100m the same year.

The History-making Connacht U17 4x300m Relay - Tailteann Games Champions 2012
Stacey Kerr (Sligo), Alanna Lally (Monivea), Sinéad Gaffney (Craughwell), Aisling Forkan (Swinford)

The Pres Athenry Intermediate Girls 4x100m - National Bronze Medallists
Claire Ryder, Sinéad Gaffney, Jessica Heneghan, Alanna Lally

2012 yielded further National relay medals for Sinéad with bronze medals in the U18 4x100m and silver in the U19 Girls 4x100m on the same day. And the relay success didn’t stop there for Sinéad with a silver medal for UL as the first runner on their relay team in the infamous “from the depths of hell” 4x400m in 2016, and followed this up with silver in the 4x100m in the 2017 Championships and for good measure, ran the anchor leg of the Universities road relays for UL in 2015 to win team silver. You can view "the depths of hell" video on youtube if you like ... it quickly became an Internet sensation.

2012 U18 Girls 4x100m Team
Jessica, Sineád, Claire and Maireád

2012 U19 Girls 4x100m Team
Jessica, Katie, Orla  and Sineád

But back to her forte the 800m, in 2011 Sinéad set a unique record for the club when running the fastest ever time by an athlete with an arm in plaster cast when winning gold in the South Connacht Schools Track & Field Intermediate 800m in a time of 2.32.3. She went on to run a PB of 2.29.2 in the Connacht finals.

In 2012, she lowered her indoor PB in the Galways when winning the Galway Senior Indoor title in 2.32.7 and ran a big PB in the Connacht finals when taking silver in the U18 Girls 800m in 2.28.84. The National finals saw further progress when Sinéad ran a splendid 2.23.93 to place 4th in the U18 800m final, just an agonising 0.44 seconds from the podium.

Autumn 2015 saw a big renewed effort from Sinéad on the 800m and it paid rich dividends in early 2016. In January Sinéad ran a superb race to take the National U23 silver medal in a time of 2.23.13 - only 0.04 seconds away from Linda Porter’s 800m club record.

Sinéad on the podium at the National U23s in 2016

Sinéad followed it up with a 2.26.1 to place 6th in the final of the 800m at the Irish Universities indoors, disappointed in herself that she hadn’t improved on her PB. But the moment she was waiting for came a few weeks later in the semi-finals of the National Seniors where Sinéad smashed the club record by over 3 seconds with an exceptional 2.20.04 in a race that was won by World Youth and Junior silver medallist Ciara Mageean.

2017 has seen further PBs for Sinéad, this time on the outdoor circuit we with a fine 2.23.07 in the 800m heats at the Irish University Outdoors and 2.23.73 the same day to place 5th in the final – just a fraction of a second away from the club’s outdoor record of 2.22.60.

To say the club and her coaches are proud of Sinéad's achievements is an understatement. She is a role model for athletes young and old and hopefully there is plenty more to come from this talented athlete.

Sinéad in action in the final of the 2016 IUAA 800m

Sinéad beaming after breaking the club's indoor record in 2016

Fantastic Performances in Connacht Schools Finals

Craughwell AC - 20 May, 2017 - 01:33

Jerry Keary (St Raphaels), Ryan Gallagher (St Raphaels) and Paul Armstrong (Pres Athenry)
at the Connacht Schools High Jump in Athlone IT

There were some exceptional performances from athletes from the club on Thursday in the finals of the Connacht Schools track & field which were held in Athlone, particularly in the 800m and triple jump events.

Weather conditions were not ideal with a swirling wind and bouts of rain but nonetheless the track saw some exceptional 800m times particularly from Kyle Moorhead with 2.12 in the Junior Boys, Oisin Lyons with 2.03 in the Intermediate Boys and Ben Garrard with 2.01 in the Senior Boys.

While there did not appear to be much of a trailing wind in the jumps, there were many PBs for our athletes with some exceptional jumping including a massive PB of 5.40m for Gavin Surlis in the Junior Boys long jump which was his first time over 5m and an equally massive PB for Laura Cunningham in the Senior Girls triple jump with an 11m jump on her final attempt which is 58cm further than Laura jumped only three and half weeks ago and a huge 71cm further than her PB from last July. Equally impressive, Leanagh Gilligan leaped a massive 10.50m in the Intermediate Triple Jump which is over a metre further than her best jump from last year – brilliant jumping! There were PBs also for Conor Roberts, Ava Finn and Shauna Tobin in the long jump and for Eva Whyte in both long jump and triple jump. In possibility the first time that Connacht schools has conducted a pole vault event, Ciana Reidy was very impressive when vaulting to a new PB of 2.30m.

Provisional results have still to be announced so there are no track times to report on yet for the sprints. The following are preliminary results gathered from our coaches who were there on the day. I will update them as more information becomes available.

Minor Girls Long Jump 2 Ava Finn 4.62 Pres Athenry   Shot Putt ? Caoinhe Starr   St Brigids   200m 1 Chloe Farragher   St Brigids     2 Ava Finn   Pres Athenry     5 Emma Jane Moran   Pres Athenry   800m ? Rebekah Flynn   Pres Athenry   4x100m 4 Pres Athenry     Junior Girls High Jump 1 Ellie Cronin   Pres Athenry     3 Aine Kelly   St Brigids   Shot Putt ? Freya Bohan   Pres Athenry   Javelin ? Lauren McNally   St Brigids     ? Ornaith Coen   St Brigids   100m 5 Aleisha Larkin   St Brigids     6 Ornaith Coen   St Brigids   75m Hurdles 4 Ellie Cronin   Pres Athenry     5 Aine Kelly   St Brigids   4x100m 2 Pres Athenry         ? St Brigids     Inter Girls Long Jump 2 Leanagh Gilligan 5.00 St Brigids     4 Eva Whyte 4.60 Calasanctius     5 Shauna Tobin 4.33 Pres Athenry     ? Ava Power 3.92 St Raphaels   Triple Jump 1 Leanagh Gilligan 10.50 St Brigids     2 Eva Whyte 9.37 Calasanctius   Shot Putt 1 Chloe Casey   St Raphaels   Javelin ? Eva Kelly   St Brigids   100m ? Siona Lawless   St Brigids   4x100m > St Bridgids     Senior Girls High Jump 1 Laura Cunningham 1.55 Pres Athenry     2 Ciana Reidy 1.50 St Brigids   Triple Jump 1 Laura Cunningham 11.00 Pres Athenry   Pole Vault 2 Ciana Reidy 2.30 St Brigids   400m ? Arlene Earls   St Brigids   800m 2? Arlene Earls   St Brigids   3000m ? Caron Ryan   St Raphaels   4x100m 1 St Brigids     Junior Boys High Jump ? Conor Trehy   Pres Athenry   Long Jump 1 Garvin Surlis 5.40 The Bish     2 Conor Roberts 5.21 Colaiste Bhaile Clair   75m Hurdles ? Conor Trehy   Pres Athenry   200m ? Garvin Surlis   The Bish   800m 2 Kyle Moorhead 2.12 Pres Athenry     8? Oisin Davis   Pres Athenry   4x100m 4 Pres Athenry     Inter Boys High Jump 2 Ryan Gallagher 1.65 St Raphaels   800m 1 Oisin Lyons 2.03 Calasanctius   1500m 5 Finbar McFadden 4.44 Pres Athenry   3000m 2 Ben Ryan   St Raphaels Senior Boys High Jump 1 Jerry Keary 1.90 St Raphaels     3? Paul Armstrong 1.60 Pres Athenry   Long Jump 4 Paul Armstrong 5.36 Pres Athenry   800m 2 Ben Garrard 2.01 Calasanctius

Memorial 5k Walk For Ciara Lawlor

Craughwell AC - 19 May, 2017 - 22:35

You may have read about Ciara Lawlor last year. Ciara was a niece of Fergus and Grace McDonnell whom most of you know.

Ciara died tragically at the Kodaline concert last year.  As most will know, Grace is one of our U13 age group coaches. Fergus and Grace are patrons of our club have donated generously towards our land purchase, Their children are all very talented athletes in particular their oldest Ashley who won multiple All-Ireland titles in 600m and also medalled at National level in long jump.

Ciara was also an athlete like her talented McDonnell cousins. Fergus and Grace are looking for your support to raise money for charity in memory of Ciara. Please read below for information from Fergus and Grace and click on the picture to get to the fund-raising page.

Athletes In-Form at the Sth Connacht Schools T&F

Craughwell AC - 16 May, 2017 - 01:16

Ciana Reidy (St Brigids Loughrea) and Laura Cunningham (Pres Athenry) Silver and Gold medal winners in the Senior Girls High Jump
at the South Connacht Schools Track & Field held in Athlone IT  

The South Connacht Schools Track & Field took place in Dangan and Athlone recently where there were many fine performances none more so than Laura Cunningham who leaped to a new PB of 1.57m when winning the Senior Girls High Jump, with Ciana Reidy unlucky to exit at 1.50m. There were impressive 800m times from Ben Garrard and Oisin Lyons in the senior and inter boys categories with times of 2.04 and 2.05 in the warm conditions and from Ben Ryan and Finbarr McFadden in the intermediate 1500m.


The top 4 in the sprints and the top 6 in all other events now progress to the Connacht finals which will be held in Athlone IT this Thursday. Details of qualifiers from the club are as follows:-

  Senior Girls 800m 1 Arlene Earls (St Brigids), 2 Grainne McDaid (Pres Athenry) 2.44; 1500m 2 Caron Ryan (St Raphaels); High Jump 1 Laura Cunningham (Pres Athenry) 1.57m, 2 Ciana Reidy (St Brigids) 1.50; 4x100m 1 St Brigids, 4 Pres Athenry. Senior Boys 800m 1 Ben Garrard (Calasanctius) 2.04  Long Jump 3 Ben Garrard (Calasanctius) 5.83m, 4 Paul Armstrong (Pres Athenry); High Jump 1 Jerry Keary (St Raphaels) 1.85m, 2 Paul Armstrong (Pres Athenry) 1.60m.   Intermediate Girls 100m 1 Siona Lawless (St Brigids), 3 Chloe Casey (St Raphaels); 800m 6? Sinead Kennedy (St Brigids); Long Jump 1 Leanagh Gilligan (St Brigids), 2 Eva Whyte (Calasanctius) 4.42, 4 Shauna Tobin (Pres Athenry) 4.15, 5 Ava Power (St Raphaels) 3.92; Shot Putt 1 Chloe Casey (St Raphaels). Intermediate Boys 80m Hurdles 2 Ryan Gallagher (St Raphaels); 800m 1 Oisin Lyons (Calasanctius) 2.05; 1500m 4 Ben Ryan, 5 Finbarr McFadden 4.40; High Jump 1 Ryan Gallagher (St Raphaels) 1.65m.   Junior Girls 75m Hurdles 2 Ellie Cronin (Pres Athenry); 100m 2 Ornaith Coen (St Brigids) 13.48, 3 Alisha Larkin (St Raphaels) 13.49; 200m Chloe Farragher (St Brigids) 27.94, Ava Finn (Pres Athenry 28.17, Emma Jane Moran (Pres Athenry) 30.03; High Jump 1 Ellie Cronin (Pres Athenry) 1.50m; Shot Putt 1 Freya Bohan (Pres Athenry) 8.29m; Javelin 1 Lauren McNally (St Brigids) 18.76m, 3 Ornaith Coen (St Brigids) 13.76m; 4x100m 1 Pres Athenry 56.33, 3 St Brigids 58.10. Junior Boys 75m Hurdles 1 Conor Trehy (Pres Athenry); 200m 4 Garvin Surlis (The Bish) 26.50; 800m 1 Kyle Moorhead (Pres Athenry) 2.18.13, 2 Oisin Davis (Pres Athenry) 2.26.53; 1500m 3 Sean Cotter (Calasanctius) 4.47.98; High Jump 1 Conor Trehy (Pres Athenry), 2 James Furey (Pres Athenry); Long Jump 1 Garvin Surlis (The Bish) 4.90m, Conor Roberts (Colaiste Bhaile Chlair) 4.87m; 4x100m 2 The Bish 50.49, 3 Pres Athenry 51.91.   Minor Girls 800m 6 Rebekah Flynn (Pres Athenry) 2.54.88; 1500m 3 Emily Miskella (Pres Athenry) 5.38.02, 5 Triona Furey (Calasanctius) 5.52.11; Long Jump 2 Ava Finn (Pres Athenry) 4.26m, 3 Annie deHora (Calasanctius) 4.04m, 4 Anna Molloy (Calasanctius) 3.87m, 6 Aoibheann Keane (HRC Mountbellew) 3.69m; Shot Putt 1 Caoimhe Starr (St Brigids) 7.65m, 5 Edel Farrelly (Pres Athenry) 6.07m; 4x100m 1 St Brigids 57.63, 2 Pres Athenry 57.81. Minor Boys 5 Lughaidh Morgan (St Raphaels) 3.90m; 4x100m 4 Pres Athenry 57.00.

Pres Athenry Masters of Athletics!

Craughwell AC - 16 May, 2017 - 01:01

In a new initiative from Athletics Ireland known as the Bank of Ireland Talent ID Programme Masterclass, the Pres Athenry first year team competed in the Mixed Schools category in the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown where they won the team event ahead of other schools throughout Ireland. The event required the team members to compete in 60m sprint, long jump and a standing high jump with each of the 5 boys and 5 girls scoring points based on their performance and the combined points total determining the winning school.

It was a huge achievement for the school and our club are proud to have 4 of our members on the 10-person team Ava Finn, Paschal Walsh, Shaun Gilligan and Oisin Davis along with 1 former member of the club Erin Dolan. They also had health, nutrition and fitness talks from David Gillick, Kerry O'Flaherty, Molly Scott and Brian Gregan.

The team is pictured below along with David Gillick.


Congrats Malcom

Galway City Harriers - 15 May, 2017 - 22:13

Congrats to Malcolm Gamble selected for Ireland in the World 24 Hour Championships to be be held in Victoria Park, Belfast on July 1st & 2nd. Malcolm lives in Australia and has recently transferred from Star of the Sea AC to GCH. Here he is in action the Connemara 100 in 2015.

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GCH Juvenile Membership update

Galway City Harriers - 15 May, 2017 - 22:07

GCH Juvenile update

Membership for athletes’ aged 7 to 11 years of age is closing on Sunday 21st May 2017 as the club has reached its capacity for this age group. Membership may re-open in September 2017 and details will be publicised on our Galway City Harriers website and Galway City Harriers Juvenile Facebook page.

There are still places available for athletes aged 12 to 18 and information on registration can be found on the above-mentioned pages.


Categories: Member NoticesJuvenile News

Congrats Malcom

Galway City Harriers - 15 May, 2017 - 22:07
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Congrats to Malcolm Gamble selected for Ireland in the World 24 Hour Championships to be be held in Victoria Park, Belfast on July 1st & 2nd. Malcolm lives in Australia and has recently transferred from Star of the Sea AC to GCH. Here he is in action the Connemara 100 in 2015.

Categories: Senior News

Shauna Smashes Sprint PBs in the UK!

Craughwell AC - 9 May, 2017 - 11:57

Shauna Bocquet had a great weekend at the British wheelchair racing games in Stoke Mandeville to start off the track season. On Saturday she qualified for the B finals of the 100m and 400m where she won both in the afternoon and was only 2 seconds off her 1500m PB clocking 4:36 in windy conditions after a solo push.

Sunday was better weather wise and Shauna got a PB in the 200m series on her way to qualify to the A final where she came 6th in the afternoon. Her new PB is 34"35. She battled hard in the 800m but unfortunately didn't qualify for the final but still managed to produce a good race. She rounded off the day with a final 100m where she got a massive PB in 18"86 (first time sub 19) only to find out that the wind reading was +2.1ms!!

Well done Shauna! Great start for the track season and its back to the road today for Shauna for the Craughwell leg of the 5k Series.

Well done Clodagh and Luke !!

Craughwell AC - 9 May, 2017 - 11:51

Huge congratulations to Clodagh O'Meara and Luke Flynn who raced to team silver on the Galway U13 Cross Country team in the National finals at the weekend. Clodagh and Luke are pictured above with the rest of the team and team manager Peter Lyons. Well done all ... this is a particularly tough race to do well in and its great to see Galway back at the top!

Galway Clinic Streets of Galway

Galway City Harriers - 9 May, 2017 - 06:36
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Galway Clinic Streets of Galway

Summer is here and the Streets of Galway is never far away.

Have you registered for what is the best race of the Summer ?

A chance to run through the famous Galway streets and taking in all the sights such as Spanish Arch, The Claddagh & Salthill Promenade.

This race will sell out so dont forget to enter now:







Categories: Senior News


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