REMINDER TO ALL CLUBS/COACHES/PARENTS/ATHLETES
Please see below in case you didn’t receive this email or believe you should have been invited
Criteria was first 4 from U16-U20 from 800m upwards at Leinster Championships or first 25 at National XC (U16-U20).
Age group is for born in 2003 or older. (U16's to U20's)
Dear Athletes/Parents/Personal Coaches,
The Leinster Endurance Performance Squad takes place on Fri – Sun 28th-30th September at Gormanston College, Co Meath. Athletes have received this email because they have taken up the invitation to register for the The Leinster Endurance Squad based on performances over the last year. The camp will commence at 5:30-6pm on Friday (for registration and room allocation etc and finish on Sunday at 12:30). A detailed programme will be sent out prior to the weekend. We are delighted to have Jessie Barr with us for the Friday and Saturday so this will add greatly to the camp weekend.
Many of you will have been on these camps before but for all our newcomers you are all very welcome and I have no doubt you will enjoy the experience.
The squad training for this year (2018/19) will most likely consist of one residential camp and two separate training days later in the year.
Athletics Ireland and Athletic Leinster a=re part subsidising the weekend but a payment of €50 is required from each athlete for the weekend. You can do this by following the attached link
If you do not get the chance to pay via this link and are confirmed as coming to the camp please let me know and you can pay the €50 at registration in Gormanston. It is very important to let us know if you are not coming as we have 80 beds booked and will be charged accordingly.
Venue & Accommodation
Gormanston College is the venue for the camp. Directions are
Travelling on the M1, heading North or South.
- From the M1 take Exit 6 for Balbriggan and Naul
- As you come off the ramp, turn East towards Balbriggan onto the R122
- About 2 km ahead there is a large roundabout; go straight through the roundabout
- Immediately on exiting the roundabout turn left onto the L1130 for Gormanston
- Continue straight for about 3 km. The main entrance to Gormanston College is on your left, marked by a mosaic of St Francis
- Follow the driveway and after passing the castle on the left, turn right to the main entrance to the College
Athletes will be accommodated in rooms of 6 with en-suite bathrooms. All bed linen and towels are provided but athletes should bring another towel of their own.
Food Requirements and Guidelines
The main meals will be provided by the centre but athletes should bring their own snacks.
Fri – Dinner
Sat - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Sun - Breakfast
What to bring
Athletes should bring enough training kit for 3-4 training sessions (tempo session & strength and conditioning/flexibility on Saturday and long run on Sunday). If athletes arrive early on Friday they will have time to go for a run on the pitches before it gets dark. Please bring sufficient gear suitable for varying weather conditions. Study time/down-time is allocated to complete homework / study so athletes should consider bringing study materials as needs be. Have several changes of clothes including wet gear, hats/gloves and coats.
Please see attached codes of conduct/permission to attend form and a medical screening form for athletes. All athletes need to print, fill in, sign and bring these forms with them to registration on the Friday evening. Please note all lead coaches are Garda vetted and have coaching certification at a minimum of Athletics Ireland Level 2.
Parents / Coaches Attendance at Workshops
If Parents and personal coaches would like to attend any workshops/training held over the weekend just let me know in advance as you are more than welcome. If any coach would like to participate for the weekend please let me know as we might be able to accommodate that also
New National Endurance Co-Ordinator
Matt Lockett, GCH has recently been appointed as the new Athletics Ireland National Endurance Co-Ordinator replacing Steve Macklin. We wish matt every success in his new role We all wish him well in the role. Matt is recovering from a recent illness and will take up his position very soon. He is hopeful of making part of the camp to introduce himself to you all.
We are looking forward to another great camp.
Fintan, Lisa, Ian & Joe
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St. Brigid's Athletic Club
St. Brigid’s Athletic Club is hosting the Geraldine Dolan Memorial Cross Country Meet on Tuesday the 9th of October 2018, at their club grounds adjacent to the St Brigid’s GFC pitch. There will be cross country signs put up to help with directions – so please look out for them.
First race at 11.00 am, with the final race set to be completed by 12.30 pm. There are races for minor girls and boys up to senior girls and boys. We will look to have all individual and team presentations completed by 1.30 pm, including the Geraldine Dolan Perpetual Cup to the best overall school.
The age groups are broken down as follows:
Minor – Under 14 on the 1st of July in the year of competition – i.e. 2018.
Junior - Under 15 on the 1st of July in the year of competition – i.e. 2018.
Intermediate - Under 17 on the 1st of July in the year of competition – i.e. 2018.
Senior - Under 19 on the 1st of July in the year of competition – i.e. 2018.
Athletes must run in their own age group except in a team event where ONE athlete from the age group immediately below may complete a team. No athlete may run in more than one race.
Prizes to be presented to the first 3 individuals and first 3 teams in each race, while individual and team points will be allocated with the best overall school receiving the Geraldine Dolan Perpetual Cup.
Entry Fee €2.00 per athlete.
I would be grateful if you could please advise us of your participation at your earliest convenience.
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Action and presentation photos from Indoors Day 2, courtesy of PL Curran - many thanks!
Click on Read more link to open gallery
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Dates and Venues for Leinster Cross Country Fixtures
(Further details to follow)
Day 2 - Saturday 27th October, 2018 - Even Ages - Navan Adventure Sports
at Navan Racecourse, Proudstown Road, Navan, Co Meath. Hosted by Meath
Day 3 - Sunday 11th November, 2018 - Uneven Ages - Adamstown, Co Wexford
hosted by Adamstown AC and Wexford County Board.
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