Published in Club News on 26th July 2016
In just a few days time we will all become experts in converting Irish time to Rio time so that we can plan our viewing around the upcoming Olympics. However, before we sit in anticipation to chart the progress of the Irish team in Rio there is a somewhat significant display of domestic elite athletics that will be of great interest to us in County Galway. The GCH mens team and the Galway ladies team have both comfortably qualified for the National Track and Field League Final in Tullamore Stadium on 7th Aug (from 11.30am). These are 2 incredibly strong teams consisting of many National Champions and international athletes and both are in with a real chance of securing progression to the European Team Championships.
However, as is often the case at the Irish domestic T&F competitions, there are no supporters and athletes run with very little cheering or support. It would be really nice if we can go some way to change this, and the Galway County board would like to do everything it can to get behind its two fantastic teams and get supporters of high quality T&F there on the day. Supporters can often be the difference between the teams winning or losing. There is a real chance of history being made here, no team from the West ever has ever won a League medal but with your help the teams will give it everything they have got and I can promise, the rest of the country will know the West is awake when it comes to T&F.
If we can get enough people committed to going, then the Galway County Board will provide transport to and from Tullamore on the day - all you will need to do is pay your entry. If you are interested in going, then drop me an email: [email protected].