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.
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.
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.
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!!
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 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 [email protected] 0r Mags at 0879234224
Categories: Member Notices
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
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
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!
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.
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: [email protected] Tel: 0879234224 AttachmentSize Fixtures list 2017 Jan-9th April.pdf199.59 KB
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.AttachmentSize GalwayIndoorTrackAndFieldProgram2017.pdf22.18 KB
Following tonights AGM of the Senior Club the following officers have been elected for 2017:
Chairperson: Brian Gorman
Vice Chairperson: Fiona Diviney
Secretary: John Ward
Assistant Secretary: Emer Molloy
Treasurer/Registrar: John Fitzpatrick
PRO: Edel Kavanagh
Facilities Officer: Noel Gorman
Fit For Life Coordinator: Katie Gorman
Congratulations to the new Committee members and those taking on new roles.
Many thanks to Keith Devane, Niamh Flavin and Stephen Carty for all their work over the last two years.