GCH at the National Junior/U23 Indoor Championship

There were terrific performances from our GCH athletes who competed at the recent National Junior & U23 Indoor Championships in Athlone.

Robert McDonnell recorded a 200m pb of 21.85s when taking National silver in the Junior men’s 200m. Richard Kamsen took silver in the Junior Men’s Triple Jump with a pb of 13.30m. Seren O’Toole finished a strong fourth in the Junior Women’s 400m final in 58.55s. In the competitive 1500m Junior Men’s final, Aaron Brennan took a superb silver in a time of 4:06.46 with Barry Murphy fifth in 4:14.39.

In the U23 competition, Nicole Walsh had a terrific run to claim National 400m gold in a time of 56.25s, while Emily Russell took bronze in the women’s 60m hurdles in a time of 8.74s. Rita Lahue finished fifth in her 60m heat, and raced strongly in her 200m heat. In a very competitive and tactical U23 1500m men’s final, Thomas McStay ran a great race to take National silver in a time of 4:10.45, with his clubmates James Frizzell, Jack Maher, David Carter and Matteo Selleri all running credibly in behind. A good day for Thomas who claimed bronze in the 800m final in a time of 1:54.90. GCH were well represented in the U23 200m sprints with Joseph Doherty and Darren Costello, while Darren also raced in the 60m event.

Well done to all our athletes!