Club profiles: Athletics

Athletics

Athletics is an excellent and fun way to stay in shape. Whether you're a beginner, like to jog occasionally, or a competitive athlete, our club welcomes and caters for all! The vast range of events open for athletes to try include cross-country, mountain running, distance running, sprinting, jumps, and throws. We also offer fun but challenging circuit training twice a week in Dangan Sports Hall. 

This year great achievements were made in both sprinting and distance disciplines. Matt Lockett works passionately with the distance runners, and is highly commended for his commitment. Brendan Glynn works tirelessly with the sprinters, coaching them always to higher levels.

Make sure to follow NUIG Athletics Club on Facebook to keep up to date on training, events and competitions! Athletics offers those interested the chance to challenge and enhance themselves on and off the field. So try and see for yourself!

Link to Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NUIGAC/

History

NUI Galway Athletics club has a tremendous backround in Track and field and cross country competitions. To date it homes first-class international athletes such as Paul Hession and Olive Loughnane. Everybody who joins the club is part of the team and has a special role in the club whether they are competing or not. The club competes in all intervarsity events annually and there are no individuals in these competitions as points are scored by all and everybody cheers everybody else on. The driving force behind the mens and womens club is the committee. The committee are elected at the AGM annually. The Events page holds the AGM dates, details and committee members. New members are encouraged to join the committee each year.

Achievements

we have had a fantastic start to 2018 with some brilliant results in the indoor intervarsitys.

Damien landers was silver in the 3000m setting a new NUIG record of 8.23.41.

Shane Parle was silver in the high jump setting a new NUIG record of 1.90

Nicole King, Ciara Barry, Sarah Quinn and Sinead Treacy were gold in the women’s 4x200m relay setting a new NUIG record of 102.7

Aengus Meldon was 5th in the 800m setting a new NUIG record of 1.57.72

Nicole King was 4th in the 200m setting a new NUIG record of 25.51

Sarah Quinn was 6yh in the 60m hurdles setting a new NUIG record of 8.97

Cormac Lynch, Robert Meagher, Owen Scully and Jonah Erugo were 4th in the men 4x200m relay setting a new NUIG record of 92.12

Other point scoring performances included:
Ciara Barry 6th in the 200m

Bridget McDyer 6th in the Shot Putt

Aisling Keady 5th in the long jump

James Frizzell 6th in the 1500m.

Individual performances on the day included: Aisling Joyce, Matthew McKernan, Jonah Erugo, Mark Carmody, Robert Meagher, Owen Scully, William Flynn, Cormac Lynch and Talon Thompson

2017 Results:

November: James Frizzell and Joe Tannian are members of NUIG athletics, they represented GCH on the Under 20s team that won the All Ireland team title for cross country.

In November we sent 5 team to the Road Relays in NUI Maynooth. Despite it being a very cold day our 3 ladies team and 2 men’s teams all ran well.

April:

A fantastic result for NUIG at the outdoor intervarsities:

Aisling Joyce 1st in the 3000m 9:44.58 - NUIG Record. congrats to Grainne Kelly making her track debut here too

Aengus Meldon & Roland Surlis 1 & 2 in 800m with Aengus new NUIG Record of 1:52:51

Damien Landers 2nd in 1500m with new NUIG Record of 3.56.59

Womens 4x100m 2nd Aishling Forkan Sinéad Treacy Nicole King and Ciara Barry, new NUIG record of 49.66

Womens 4x400m 3rd Aishling Forkan Sinéad Treacy Maebh Brannigan & Nicole King new NUIG record of 4.01.15

Mens 4x400m 3rd Eoghan Dobey Roland Surlis Jonah Erugo & Aengus Meldon new NUIG Record of 3:24:27

Womens 200m Sinéad Treacy & Aishling Forkan both made to final 5th and 7th respectively with Sinead new NUIG Record of 25.83

Womens 5000m Niamh Hennelly 5th

Womens Hammer - Gemma Lynch 6th

Other great performances from Maebh Brannigan 800m, Jonah Erugo & Eoghan Dobey 200m Owen Scully & Anna Giatraki 100m and Barry Quigg High Jump.7