Some great exposure for the club on Galway Bay FM featuring under 19 athlete Robert McDonnell, Senior star, Sarah Quinn and club stalwarts Brian Bruton & David Glynn.Also included is Connacht & Tuam P.R.O. Pierce O’Callaghan…all 5 have significantly raised the profile of athletics in Galway over the years, so brilliant to see them featured at such length in this interview.
Following our AGM on 2nd February, this is the GCH Committee for 2021.
Thank you to all our Committee Members, many of whom have been in the roles for a number of years and who work tirelessly to keep the show on the road.
|Committee Roles||Current Member|
|Membership Secretary||Una Murphy|
|Assistant Membership Secretary||Abigail Colleran|
|Competition Secretary||Tony O Connor|
|Assistant Treasurer||Frank Woods|
|Child Protection Officer||Phil Greene|
|Juvenile Chairperson||Conor Murray|
|Public Relations Officer||Seamus Lynch|
|PRO Seniior Social Media||Una Murphy|
|PRO Senior Track & Field||Ger Nally|
|PRO Juvenile Social Media||Seamus Lynch|
|Delegates to County Board||PJ Coyle, David Niland|
|Covid-19 Safety Officer||Dr. Kieran Whyte|
|Juvenile Covid-19 Officer||Tracy Moranemail@example.com|
|Fit4Life Representatives||Martina Acton|
“A Committee is a group who keeps minutes and loses hours”
We would like to publicly thank our outgoing GCH Secretary for her enormous contribution to the Club over the past number of years on behalf of all the Members. Niamh has also served as Club Chairperson and Race Director for the GCH leg of the 5K Series. Her sense of humour and calmness will be missed at our Committee meetings. Niamh also managed to complete her PhD while in office, so no there’s excuses for anyone wanting to get involved with the Club. Wishing Niamh all the very best.
Below is a video of an excellent practical webinar on athlete mobility and injury prevention with Sport Ireland physiotherapist Ciara McCallion.It includes 30 minutes of exercise demonstrations which athletes (& coaches) can complete while watching the video and incorporate into their training and recovery sessions in future.
Thanks to Conor Wilson, our Region Decvelopment Officer (RDO) for sharing this.
Tuesday February 2nd 8pm on Zoom
All Club members are invited to attend the meeting.
Zoom link will be shared with Club Members by email prior to the meeting.
We are actively seeking new Committee members, so if you are interested in this please contact the Club Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday January 19th 8pm on Zoom
Parents and Juvenile athletes over 16 are invited to attend the meeting, please contact email@example.com and we will forward you the Zoom link.
We strongly encourage all parents to attend this meeting. Being able to attend meeting online makes it so easy and its a great chance to hear all about what has been going on behind the scenes in 2020 and the Club’s plans for 2021. We are actively seeking new Committee members, so if you are interested in this, please drop the Juvenile Secretary a line at the email address above.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Well done to everyone who took part in the 2021 Virtual Resolution Run 5K.
1st Kieran Mc Keown, Waterglasshill AC in 16:09
2nd Tony O’Connor, GCH in 17:39
3rd Neasa de Burca, GCH in 18:41
You can see all the results here https://www.myrunresults.com/events/virtual_resolution_run/4032/results
Proceeds of the race are being shared between GCH and Galway County Board.
Many thanks to everyone who supported the event.
Message from Brendan Staunton as he leaves GCH.
We wish Brendan and his family every good wish as he returns to Mayo. Thank you Brendan for all you have contributed to the GCH over the years. It’s been an honour!
Message to club and its members.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this and let everyone know that I am moving to another club. I recently moved home to Co Mayo with my family and have decided to join a club closer to home. I hope to develop the throwing scene here and build a throwing community.
Galway City Harriers have been an amazing club to be part of and I can’t thank you enough for everything. I put my blood, sweat and tears into the GCH colours and everytime I stepped into the circle to represent the club was my absolute honour.
To my teammates on the league team it was great to make history with you on more than one occasion and I know you will continue to be amazing.
Thank you to all the coaching staff and the board for everything over the years, and a big thank you to Sean Breathnach for helping me develop into the athlete I am today.
Big thanks to Brendan Glynn also for the tons of encouragement and support since day one.
See you on the battlefield friends,
Wishing all our members, coaches, leaders, parents, committee members, families, friends, followers, fellow athletes and rivals a very Happy Christmas from all at Galway City Harriers. Enjoy the festivities!
Galway Athletics and GCH are launching the Resolution Run as a virtual event for New Year 2021, as due to restrictions the event cannot go ahead as a road race. This event has been a fundraiser for athletics and other sports in the county via a major volunteer effort ( Monivea RFC have been a major helper and beneficiary ) and this years proceeds will once again go towards funding athletics at juvenile and senior level in the county . You can sign up here and a tee shirt or long sleeve can be added to your order also. We ask you to complete a 5k on a course of your choice – of which there are many well known ones!- over the period from New Years Eve to 6th Jan and record your time. Best wishes and many thanks from all at Galway Athletics and GCH !