Sean Cotter of Calasanctius College in Oranmore competes on the Irish Schools Cross Country team at next Saturday’s SIAB Schools international in Santry, Dublin.
The talented Craughwell AC athlete makes his international debut, and goes in the inter boys' race over 6km, starting at 1.15pm.
Several of Galway’s top masters athletes will be competing against the world''s best at the World Masters Championships in Torun, Poland from March 24 to 30.
Ian Egan and Sean McDermott of Castlegar AC, Kathryn Casserly of GCH nd Mary Barrett of Loughrea AC will all travel with high hopes of medals in this prestigious international event.
Craughwell 10 Mile and 10k races
The 10th anniversary of the Craughwell 10-mile race will take place on Sunday starting at 11am. The Craughwell AC organised event is one of the highlights of the spring road racing season in Galway, and will attract some of Galway’s top distance runners, with Kevin Mooney of Craughwell AC, and GCH athletes Gerry Carty and Jane Ann Meehan all likely to feature. The 10 mile race also incorporate the 2019 Galway AAI 10 mile championships, which will no doubt be a very competitive affair.
In addition to the 10-mile event, Craughwell AC will also host a 10km event on the same date, starting at 11.15am. Both races have proved very popular in previous years, and race headquarters is at St Michael’s Hall in the centre of Craughwell village, with the finish at Gilligan Park GAA grounds.
Galway 5km Series
The 2019 Galway 5km series will open for entries online on Active.com at 8pm tomorrow (Friday ). There will be 700 online entries available for general sale and the price will remain at €30 for entry. The series will kick off in on April 30 in Caltra at 7.45pm, and as usual will be held over six consecutive Tuesdays, with the series concluding in Kilcornan, Clarenbridge on June 4. The entry link is at https://www.active.com/galway-galway/running/5km-series-2019