Closing date for Community Games XCountry

Closing date for Community Games XCountry

Closing date for the cross country event in the Galway Community Games is this Friday 15th March. The entry form is online at – see page 7 and pages 25-28. Entries need to be returned to the Galway Community Games Secretary Breda Power (Ardskeaghmore, Cummer, Tuam) asap via your own area secretary. The following are the area secretaries for areas where we have members:-



ARDRAHANIrene Dolphin
ATHENRYPeter Lyons
John Hynes (or contact Ann Moran)
CRAUGHWELLClaire Parkinson (but give entries to me)


Contact me if your area not listed above, or if you need a phone number of your area secretary. The event will be held in Bushfield Loughrea on April 1st commencing at 1pm and the top 5 boys and 5 girls in the U13s and the top 6 in the other races will go forward to the All-Ireland finals in Athlone on 25/26 May. There will be 6 races as follows (not sure which race first on the day) :-

  •          U12 Girls 600m
  •          U12 Boys 600m
  •          U14 Girls 800m
  •          U14 Boys 800m
  •          U13 Girls 1200m
  •          U13 Boys 1200m


In the Galway event, the races are just straight races, but the qualifiers for the National finals run as a long distance relay team of 4 with 2 subs in the U12/14 races and as a team of 5 girls/5 boys in the U13 race. No spikes can be worn in your running shoes so please remove them before the race. Note the cut-off age date is 31 July – so if e.g. if you are 11 on 31 July, you are U12. But if you are 12 on 31 July, you are U13. Anyone in Craughwell Community Games area needs to get back to me today or tomorrow before 3pm if taking part. 

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