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Cash Boost for Galway’s Juvenile Athletes


from Athenry Ac website With only weeks to go before the Olympic Games in Beijing, Galway’s athletic stars of the future received a funding boost this week. The hugely successful “Galway 5km Series” which was held over six weeks in May and June of this year generated a cash surplus of Euro 4133.40 and a cheque for this amount was presented by the series organisers to representatives of the Galway County Board of the AAI on Thursday at the university athletics track in Dangan. The County Board will use this funding to support and promote the sport of athletics at underage level.

One of the series organiser James Lundon said, “This year’s series of road races was a great success and to think that we can help to encourage some youngsters to get involved with athletics make it even better”.

Present in Dangan to accept the cheque on behalf of the County Board were PJ Coyle (Secretary) of Galway City Harriers, Brendan Monaghan (Chair) of Tuam AC and AAI Development Officer for the West of Ireland Paul McNamara.

Brendan Monaghan said, “The County Board really appreciate this generous contribution by the senior runners who took part in the series of road races and will invest the cash wisely in various projects which will undoubtedly benefit talented young athletes all over County Galway.”