About Galway City Harriers

Galway City Harriers is an athletics club based in Galway city, Ireland, catering for senior and juvenile athletes. Founded in 1899, GCH has been to the forefront of athletics in Ireland throughout the 20th century and many famous athletes have represented both club and country in track and field, cross-country and road competitions.

At a Senior level our members include a number of national and international champions. For a couple of decades our Juvenile programme has gone from strength to strength with GCH athletes featuring strongly in national records and with call-ups to represent Ireland at European and World competitions.

GCH also welcomes broad community participation in club activities. We have one of the strongest Fit 4 Life sections in the country led since inception by Bernie Kelly.


Galway City Harriers welcomes children of all abilities who wish to participate in athletics. The Juvenile section caters for children from 8 years of age upwards. There are competitions throughout the year, (cross country, track and field) and children will be encouraged to participate.

Juvenile Contacts

Secretary Michelle Van Kampen secretary.gchjuvenile@gmail.com
PRO Seamus Lynch 087 211 7697
Child Protection Officer Phil Greene 085 184 3438
Parents Rep Claire Cullinane 087 221 5390
Coaches Rep/Head Coach PJ Coyle 086 851 4474
Chairman Conor Murray 087 929 2004

GCH Juvenile
GCH Seniors


We’re delighted that Jerome, Brian and Matt are back coaching their sessions again. We’re using Eventbrite for members to book their spot to comply with regulations. If any members are missing the links and need to be added to any WhatsApps group please let us know.

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Fit 4 Life

Fit 4 Life

GCH Fit 4 Life is a beginner to intermediate running group that caters for the complete novice and is an excellent way to get into being more active.

Due to the Coronavirus situation, there are no plans for Fit4Life to return before September.

  • Joining Galway City Harriers

    Membership is open to all levels of runners. Our aim is to encourage and support people of all abilities and standards of running, from the ‘fun’ runner to the ‘elite’ athlete.

    Unfortunately juvenile membership for 2020 is now closed. If you're interested in membership for 2021 please contact the secretary at secretary.gchjuvenile@gmail.com.

    Join Galway City Harriers

    There are many benefits to joining Galway City Harriers. Amongst these are:

    • The opportunity to train with runners of the same level
    • Access to a wealth of training knowledge and expertise to help achieve personal running goals
    • The safety of running in a group
    • To meet new people
    • To help promote the sport of running in Galway
Shop GCH running gear

Get Your Favourite Club Gear!

We have teamed up with Uniformity Sports to make a great selection of Galway City Harriers Club gear available to buy online.

There is a full selection of leisure and running gear, available in junior kids sizes, all the way up to large adult sizes, including club singlets, mens and ladies t-shirts, rain jackets, running shorts and leggings, backpacks and much more.

See the full range available