European masters

The European Masters Indoors Championships will be held this week in Madrid in Spain and many of Galway’s best masters athletes will compete, including Majella Loftus of GCH in sprints, Brendan Staunton of GCH, in the Shot and Discus, as well as Sean McDermott of Castlegar AC and Ian Egan of Tuam AC in the distance events.

Also in Spain, Galway's Laura Shaughnessy, now running with DSD in Dublin, will compete for Ireland in the World Half Marathon Championships that will be held on Saturday in Valencia, Spain =

Connacht Schools

The Connacht Schools Athletics Association Cross Country finals were held at Calry, Sligo, and Craughwell AC had two Connacht Champions on the day, as Caron Ryan of Calasanctius College won the Senior Girls race and Sean Cotter of the same school won gold in the Intermediate Boys evet.

International Race Walking Cup

Veronica Burke of Ballinasloe and District AC competed in the Senior Ladies 20km walk at the Lugano International Race Walking Cup in Switzerland on Sunday last, and finished in ninth position recording a new PB of 1 hour 44 mins 25 for the distance.

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