Season's Greetings

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

Activities update

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

posted on 06.06.2012

Karate Championships

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

Activities Update

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

New Calendar

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

Speeders Athletics

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, . 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

posted on 11.01.2012

Athletics dates

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

Weekly Activities

Table tennis and basketball will resume this saturday, 7th of January. See you all on saturday!!

posted on 03.01.2012