Junior National Table Tennis 2013 Results
Great results for the Galway Speeders who competed in the Junior Nationals TT championships on Sunday.
Jack was crowned Boys Wheelchair champion for the second year running!
Jessica came second in the Girls Wheelchair event and also came 2nd in the Girls plate.
Sinead won the Girls Standing event.
And newcomer Dylan, in his first tabletennis competition, won the Boys Plate.
Finally, Mark narrowly missed out on 3rd place in the Boys event following a five sets contest!!
Well done to all involved and Thanks to coaches Rena, Ronan and Richard for travelling to Dublin to mentor and support all our players!!
posted on 26.04.2013
IWA Sport 2012 Awards
The Galway Speeders athletes and volunteers collected SIX awards at the IWA-Sport AGM on Saturday 23rd of February!!
Below are our award winners:
- Mark Henderson - Table Tennis Athlete of the Year
- Jack Colbert - Junior Athlete of the Year
- Shauna Bocquet - Athletics Track Athlete of the Year
- Mary Arrigan Langan - Swimming Volunteer of the Year
- Richard Geogheghan - Table Tennis Volunteer of the Year
- Loic Bocquet - Wheelchair Basketball Volunteer of the Year
posted on 26.02.2013
Notice of AGM for Galway Speeders
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of 'Galway Speeders' will take place on Thursday, 7th March 2013 at 8pm, in the Meeting Room (upstairs), Kingfisher, NUI, Galway. For any questions, forms and queries, please contact the Secretary, Delia Boyce (email@example.com).
posted on 12.02.2013
Galway Speeders host Wheelchair Basketball Blitz
Last Sunday, the Galway Speeders hosted the third round of the IWA Sport Junior Wheelchair Basketball Development Blitz in Renmore Community Centre. 32 players from Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Galway took part, with four teams battling it out throughout the day. There were some strongly contested games with two of those going to extra time!! The day ended with an All-Star game which also went down to the wire with the Western All-Star team edging out by a point! The next round will be in Clontarf on the 17th of February.
Special thanks to Renmore Community Centre, SAP Volunteers, the Clada group, Kingfisher Club NUI Galway , Bill Madden Florists and IWA Sport for their support and sponsorship. And finally, Galway Speeders would like to thank the parents and kids that took part on the day.
posted on 23.01.2013
The 'Saturday Club'
Galway Speeders are launching a new 'Saturday Club' group opened to young children with a physical disability.
Time: Saturday 2:30 'til 3:30pm from the 12th January 2013.
Venue: Renmore Community Centre
Fun activities will include indoor games, athletics, Boccia; and more.
If you are interested in joining or wish to find out more please contact:
Liz (0861730180) or Niamh (0878222138)
We look forward to hearing from you.
Come and try out - meet new friends & have fun!!
posted on 08.01.2013
Galway Speeders wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New year!!
posted on 24.12.2012
Galway Speeders Christmas Cards
Galway Speeders Christmas cards are out and available for purchase. They come in a pack of 6 for 6 Euros with three different designs by Ailbhe Keane. Contact any of our members if you want to get your hands on them!!
posted on 27.11.2012
Galway Bay FM Sports Awards
Galway Speeders have been selected for the 2012 Galway Bay FM Sports "Club of the Year" Award. The award ceremony will take place on saturday the 17th of November in the Radisson Blu. Well done everyone!!
posted on 06.11.2012
Paralympic Talent Search
Paralympic Ireland is hosting a Talent ID Day on Sat October 13th. This will be held at UCD and will run from 10 to 4.30. It will be a great opportunity for junior athletes to see other sports being showcased and also there will be a chance to speak to senior athletes and coaches in various sports. If you wish to attend, please register here.
posted on 08.10.2012
We are back in action!!
Basketball is back weekly in Renmore Community Centre from 1:30 to 2:30. Check the calendar for all training sessions.
Swimming will return on Thursday the 20th of September at 19:30 in the Kingfisher. Please come and try it out.
And finally, our paralympics heroes will be back on the 6th of October to start the table tennis season!!
posted on 15.09.2012
Athletics: The Cork games are on saturday the 22nd of September, please register if you want to take part.
Basketball: We are holding a skills session on wednesday the 29th of August from 4 to 6 in NUI Galway Kingfisher club. New season training time and venue to be confirmed shortly.
Karate: Karate is still ongoing every monday, same place, same time.
Sailing: After the success of the Volvo Ocean race, Sailing is still ongoing with Galway Bay Sailing Club every thursday
Swimming: We are planning to return swimming in September on thursdays at 7:30. Date to be confirmed
Table Tennis: Training will resume once our Paralympians Athletes, Rena and Ronan, return from London. We should be back in October.
Check the calendar for all events.
posted on 23.08.2012
Galway Athletics Games - report
Galway Speeders hosted their first National Athletics Games event in NUI Sports Grounds, Dangan on Saturday 16th June. Athletes with a physical disability from all over the country including Galway, Cork, Dublin, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick, Laois, Kildare and Kilkenny took part which included top class athletes from the National Junior Paralympic Team. A high standard of performance was exhibited across all events which included discus, shot putt, javelin and track. Many athletes achieved personal best scores on the day and the 13 Galway athletes performed extremely well winning 18 gold ,16 silver and 8 bronze medals between them.
Overall the day, which was sponsored by SAP Galway and supported by volunteers from IWA, Enable Ireland, SAP and parents and friends, was a resounding success. This event was another milestone for the Galway Speeders who continue to go from strength and now have established sports sections in athletics, wheelchair basketball, tabletennis, karate, swimming and sailing. Some pictures are on our Facebook page .
posted on 18.06.2012
Galway Athletics Games
The Galway games are coming soon to Dangan!! We will be hosting the event on Saturday the 16th of June and if you do not have completed an entry form yet please contact Marian Curran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
posted on 06.06.2012
Congratulations to Dylan and Shane who competed in the Irish Wheelchair Karate Championships at the Loreto Sports Complex, Fermoy, Co. Cork on Sunday May 13th. This was their first competitive outing. Dylan got Bronze in his category and Shane got Silver in his category. Well done guys and Thank you to West Karate Club! Some pictures are on our Facebook page .
posted on 18.05.2012
Table Tennis Junior Nationals
Well done to all the Galway Speeders who competed in the Junior Nationals table tennis championship on sunday in the Aslaa in Dublin. Great medal haul for the Speeders and brillant performance by all!! Check report and pictures on our Facebook page .
posted on 25.04.2012
We are Swimming!!
Galway Speeders Swim Club is back!!
After a very successful first term, we are back on Thursday the 19th of April at 19:30 in NUI Galway Kingfisher Club. Please be in the water for 19:30. Session last 45mins.
We offer the Halliwick method of swimming and swimming lessons for beginners/improvers. Cost per session is 5 Euros.
Please contact Ger - 086 3398165 to register or for any questions.
posted on 17.04.2012
Athletics: The season is starting shortly. Check the Events page for competitions.
Basketball: Training is now finished for this season and will resume again in September. Final Blitz in Clontarf on sunday the 15th of April.
Karate: No karate on Easter Monday. Back on the 16th of April, same place, same time.
Sailing: Starting on the 26th of April. Check the Sailing page for details.
Swimming: First term went very well. Date for second term to be confirmed. Check the page for update.
Table Tennis: Training is still going on every saturday morning in the Kingfisher. End of season tournament to be confirmed.
posted on 03.04.2012
Reminder - Fundraiser - Walk in Memory of Saundra
Galway Speeders is one of the chosen charity to benefit from the Walk in memory of Saundra on Sunday the 18th of March (Mother's day).
The event will start from the Mervue GAA Club House at 1.30pm to walk to Ballyloughane Beach were we will release 99 Red Balloons in memory of Saundra.
We are asking for a 10 euro donation from all who wish to attend the walk (children go free). The other charities to benefit from the walk are:
- ACT for Meningities
- Rosedale House (Brothers of Charity)
Get your walking shoes on and wear your Galway Speeders T-shirts!!!
posted on 13.03.2012
Our Club Constitution and Photograph policy are now available in the Downloads section. Membership forms will be available shortly.
posted on 28.02.2012
Our new Google calendar is now available in the "Events" section of the website.
By cliking on the event, you should also be able to bring them into your SmartPhone!! Enjoy!!
posted on 23.02.2012
Following on from the success of the Galway Games athletics event last September, the Galway Speeders are hoping to develop an Athletics section in our club.
As part of this, we are planning to host another athletics day in Dangan on Sat. 16th June and in preparation for that we will be having a series of training days.
We have been offered help with this by Craughwell Athletics Club and have already arranged 4 training sessions with them. The first of these will be held next Sunday 19th February from 2pm til 4pm. Check the Athletics page for more information.
posted on 14.02.2012
New IWA SPORT website was launched
IWA Sport have launched their new website last week. Go and Check it out, www.iwasport.com . Galway Speeders appears in the Multisport club section.
posted on 31.01.2012
Walk in Memory of Saundra
Galway Speeders has been one of the Charities chosen to benefit from the Walk in Memory of Saundra on 18th March! Lets get our walking shoes on!!
Check the Facebook page for more details...
posted on 20.01.2012
Monday is Karate!!!
Karate is back!! On Monday, 16th January in the Ballybane Resource Centre at 18:30. See you all there!!
Any questions, drop us a mail at email@example.com.
posted on 11.01.2012
Check the "Events" page for the coming Athletics games and bridging panel training. We have published dates for the Leinster, Laois and Galway regional games.
The bridging panel replaces the Emerging talent and is invitational only. Invitations will be sent to selected athletes by IWA-Sport.
posted on 10.01.2012
Table tennis and basketball will resume this saturday, 7th of January. See you all on saturday!!
posted on 03.01.2012
Galway Speeders wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New year!!
posted on 23.12.2011
SPEEDERS on ICE!!!!
The Speeders were out on the Ice yesterday. Thanks to everybody that turned up. It was a great day and the perfect way to break for Christmas. Check out some of the pictures here.
posted on 19.12.2011
Weekly Activities over Christmas
Please note that there is no table tennis this saturday.
We will have our last basketball training of 2011 this saturday and both activities will resume on saturday 7th of January.
Enjoy the Christmas break!!
posted on 15.12.2011
Galway Speeders in IWA SpokeOut
For those who did not receive the SpokeOut Winter 2011, you can check out Rena's publication in Spokeout - Winter 2011. We are on page 53. Thanks Rena.
posted on 15.12.2011
You are all welcomed to join our latest activity!!
Speeders are starting Karate on Monday the 12th of December at 18:30 in Ballybane Community Centre. Check out the new Karate page.
posted on 07.12.2011
Check out the latest updates in the "Events" section for next year's Emerging Talent Table Tennis and IWA Development Wheelchair bastketball Blitz. Also take a look at our new "In the press" section!!
posted on 01.12.2011
Thank you to 'More than Music', NUI Galway, the performers, the volunteers and the audience for making Friday night's fundraising concert such a success. And well done to our own Speeders dancers. You were brillant!! Check out some of the pictures here.
posted on 19.11.2011
Check out some pictures from our launch here.
posted on 17.11.2011
'MORE THAN MUSIC' GALA CONCERT
'More Than Music' are kindly organising a Variety Musical concert to raise funds for the Galway Speeders. This concert will be held in the Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway, on Friday 18th November at 8.00 p.m. We have a great line-up including:
- Duo Vocis: Sean Costello & Frank Naughton
- The Galway Baroque Singers
- Kenneth Long
- Garrett Phillips
- Galway Speeders Dancers
- Galway Tribal Choir
- Hildegarde Naughton
- Delia Boyce
- Mervue Folk Choir
Tickets are available at the Townhall Theatre (091-569777) & at the door on the night. Tickets are 20 euros.
Please show your support and come enjoy a great night!!
posted on 07.11.2011
Galway Speeders are launched
The Galway Speeders club was launched on Friday 4th of November in Moffetts Restaurant, NUI Galway.
We really appreciate the support of all who took part on the night.
We would like to especially thank: NUI Galway - Moffets restaurant - H&A Marketing and PR - Printthat - Clada Group - More than Music - Ollie Crowe, Deputy Mayor - Senator Fidelma Healy Eames - Councillor Declan McDonnell - Mary Dooley, Bursar NUI Galway - Rena McCarron Rooney, IWA Sport - Barry Phelan, Kingfisher club NUIG - Gary Allen, Galway Bay Sailing club - Gerry McInerney - Derek Rodgers - Kevin Cassidy - Kathy Hynes and Iain McDonnell.
We also would like to thank the sporting stars that attended: Mattie Murphy, Ollie Canning, Gareth Bradshaw, John Hanbury, Johnny Glynn (Mervue United) and Connacht Rugby.
Looking forward to see you all again soon. GO SPEEDERS!!