Conor Hoade of Galway City Harriers was in superb form as he won the U16 boys' pentathlon gold at the national combined events championships held last weekend in Santry. The multitalented Hoade top scored with 4,146 points across the five disciplines of hurdles, 800m, shot putt, high jump, and long jump to take the national title.
Mathieu Madden also of GCH won silver in the U15 boys' event with a fine all round performance, with Liam Shaw of Athenry AC also doing well in fourth place.
In the arduous 10 event decathlon, Michael Breathnach of GCH performed superbly as he put in two incredibly consistent days of athletics to win the national decathlon title in a competitive senior men's event. Eoghan Jennings of GCH was also on the decathlon podium, as he won a superb silver medal in the youth event.
Galway were well represented at the historic Tailteann Games, the inter provincial athletics competition held last Saturday in Santry in Dublin. Kyle Moorhead of Calasanctius College and Craughwell AC impressed as he won silver in the Steeplechase with a typically strong run.
GCH athletes also competed with distinction in the colours of their schools, with Aoibhe Deeley running superbly to take bronze in the 80m hurdles, Eimear Rowe fourth over 300m, Barry Murphy seventh in the 1500m, and Robert Urquhart seventh in the 400m.
Sean Cotter, Ross McGuinness, Lukas Schukat, all of Craughwell also competed on the Connacht squad, along with Aibidh Ni Mhaille of Carraroe /GCH and and Aoibheann Farrell of Loughrea.
England U20 and U23 championships
Nicole Walsh of GCH made the trip to Bedford in the UK last weekend to compete at the English U20 and U23 championships. Walsh qualified for the 400m final coming through her heat in 56.73. Also competing were NUIG athlete Sarah Quinn, over the 100m hurdles, along with Jonah Erugo of GCH and Sinead Treacy of Craughwell AC who competed over 200m.
Irish Milers Club
Jack Miskella of Craughwell AC continued his good early season form, breaking four minutes for the first time over 1500m, at the IMC Meet in Belfast last Saturday. Miskella clocked 3.59 and continues to impress with every race. Finley Daly of NUIG ran 4.06 over 1500m also. Jack Maher ran a fast 1.58 over 800m.
Grant Thornton 5k
The Grant Thornton 5K takes place at Galway Racecourse in Ballybrit this Thursday June 27 at 7.30pm. The event is a team based event and there will be limited entry on the night available.