More gold medals for Galway athletes at national champs

Seren O'Toole and Conor Hoade - winners at the National Track and Field Championships.

Seren O'Toole and Conor Hoade - winners at the National Track and Field Championships.

Galway athletes secured a double gold in the 400m hurdles event on the final day of the National Junior Track and Field Championships in Santry, Dublin.

Seren O'Toole and Conor Hoade produced two superb performances to cruise to comfortable victories. O’Toole won the junior women hurdles in 64.88, while Hoade stormed home to take the junior men’s crown in in 56.78.

Richard Kamson of GCH became the Irish junior triple jump champion, smashing his club record. He produced a final round best jump of 13.66 metres to take the title.

In the 100m hurdles, GCH’s Aoibhe Deeley clocked an impressive 16.55 seconds to take a silver medal.

Barry Murphy was ninth in the fastest junior 800m final, while Aoife Waldron finished eighth in her high jump and 11th in the triple jump.

In the Men's 3000m, Aaron Brennan almost secured another medal for the club with an excellent fourth place, while clubmate Cian Coyne ran a respectable time in his 3000m heat.

Craughwell AC's junior squad of athletes produced strong performancess. Oisin Davis enjoyed an excellent day to place sixth in the 800m final, while William Fitzgerald was eighth in the 3000m final. Ross McGuiness, Anthony Boyle, Emma O Boyle also competed in the 3000m, with Ellie Cronin also performing well in the 400m hurdles.


Castlegar AC Cross Country: The Castlegar AC Cross Country open event takes place in Merlin Woods City Park in Doughiska, on Saturday. A full schedule of Juvenile and Adult races will be on the programme. The events feature the Galway novice championships at adult level, which will be incorporated into the women's 4km and men’s 6km races. These kick off at 12 noon and 12.45 respectively. The juvenile races will start from 2pm onwards. Entry is online only on


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