Main Track & Field - IT Carlow South Sports Campus, Mortarstown Upper, Co. Carlow,
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One way system in operation at the track,
Warmup in the pitches behind the track, callroom at the top bend of the track,
Information for parents/coaches for Leinster Juvenile Champs
******PLEASE NOTE ONE ADULT ONLY CAN ACCOMPANY EACH ATHLETE******
We request that clubs pass this information to all as it may cause distress at the check in if a parent comes with another adult/child.
Timetable has been published,
If your athlete(‘s) is not completing at the weekend, please let Andrew know @
Covid form must be completed for everyone attending on the day and can only be done on the
morning of competition.
Masks must be worn at the entry point and wherever you cannot observe social distancing.
There is one entry point and one exit point into and out of the venue. An admission fee of €5 per adult. Card payments accepted. Remember it is ONE ADULT per athlete. Please adhere to this to allow the competition to flow.
There is only one viewing area available (Down the back straight). Parents should bring their athlete
to the warm up area and wait until the event is called to go to the viewing area. Once your event is
completed, please leave the venue by the exit route. Finalists must also leave and may re-enter in
good time for their final.
One coach per club is allowed to assist the athletes with warmups. The coach may be substituted by another coach if required and must sign out at the registration area in order to allow the other coach in. The name(s) of the coach should be forwarded to us in advance.
Unfortunately, no coaches are allowed onto the track so the athletes will have to find their own mark in the Triple Jump. There is no trackside viewing to the long jump at the track.
We are approaching our last day of Leinster Track and Field action for 2021. Many thanks to everyone who has given their time to make the events happen and to the officials and staff at IT Carlow Sport for assisting each day.
Good luck to everyone in the All Ireland.
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Only change is High Jump compared to orginally, Junior & Senior Men @ 10am and All Women @ 2pm
Also called out on the timetable is the 'In Time' which is the time you will be let into the Venu, we ask that all athletes are in the venue 40minutes ahead of their event.
Location IT Carlow South Sports Campus:
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- The programme of events will only consist of 2021 National level events. Non-championship events (eg. U15 300m etc) will not be held.
- The will not be any relays, team events, combined events nor B championship this year.
- U12-U16 athletes will be restricted to 2 events.
- U17-U19 athletes will be restricted to 3 events.
- The venue is yet to be formally confirmed, but at this stage it is likely to be IT, Carlow for all competition dates.
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Leinster Dates for the 2020 XC Season:
TBC - Even Ages, Junior & Senior - Stradbally Hall, Laois
TBC - Uneven Ages, Novice & Master (Provisionally) - Venue TBC
These dates are provisionally and are depended on Covid-19 Restricitons enforce at the time...
Our XC Secretary is working dilgently to secure a venue for the second weekend.
- There will not be any club competition this year for Even Age races, no club entries nor indivdual entries.
- There will only be a maximum of 8 athletes allowed to enter from each county in U11-U19 races.
- A decision has yet to be made on the Unevens club teams, but current restricitons makes it extremely diffcult.
- There will not be any U10 non-championship race.
- There will not be any spectators allowed into the course.
- Juvenile athletes will be entitled to be accompanied by one parent only.
- Age Groups will be based on 2020 Season for Juveniles & Juniors, 2021 AAI Club Membership required after Janurary.
Points 1 and 2 above were difficult decisions, but had to be taken. It will be up to County Boards to determine the 8 athletes that will be entered from each County for the Juvenile Races.
Top 15 Juvenile go forward to National,
For Senior Athletes there is Qualifications this year to National: (ONLY FOR 2020 Season)
- First 3 Clubs from Leinster Championships (Excluding Dublin as they qualify via own championships)
- Plus First 6 individuals from Leinster Championships (excluding those already qualified on club teams & Dublin Athletes)
- Plus 2019 club and individual winners
- Plus up to 23 places available to elite/HP/U23 athletes based on European Cross Championship participation over the last 3 years
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Pat Hooper (RIP) will also be honoured with a Special Recognition Award at this week’s ceremonies. Pat was a stalwart of athletics and his club Raheny Shamrocks. He was a decorated athlete himself before becoming a dedicated and exceptional coach. He was appreciated, respected and loved by his many, many clubmates, friends and family. His untimely passing last year was felt by the entire athletics community.
Carlow’s Denis Shannon, has been involved in athletics in Tinryland AC, a small running club on the outskirts of Carlow town, for many years. During his time as principal of the local school, he gave great encouragement to his students to take part in both in-school and outside-school events. Denis has also been involved in Tinryland Community Games and in the County and National Games as well. He trains the local children for games and at the County event, he could be seen at the start, at the finish line, in the medals tent, or supporting - helping out wherever and whenever he is needed and always encouraging the children and young adults, regardless of their finishing position. Participation is as important to Denis as a gold, silver or bronze.
Westmeath’s Colm Walsh coaches a large group of athletes at Mullingar Harriers, and, is responsible for overseeing their development from all ages from 16 to 60. He also organizes events for the club and the athletes, and recently elevated his coaching qualifications to Level 2. He is committed to his own high standards and continued development and is always improving and supporting the running community at his club. You'll regularly see Colm with his stopwatch, face mask and hi viz jacket, timing or channeling athletes from the sidelines. He is an unassuming but organised volunteer and is thorough in his methods to get a job well done with his team of efficient volunteers in Mullingar.
Meath’s Graham Hyland started up Cilles Athletic club back in 2014 after he realised there was huge demand for the sport from children in the area. He has driven the club forward over the last six years and has coached children of all ages. He has inspired and surrounded himself with like-minded and dedicated volunteers who support his forward thinking, inclusive and hard-working approach. Graham is dedicated to helping youths enjoy their running - whether they want to be competitive or not. His love for athletics is unparalleled, and he has traveled the length and breadth of the country to attend athletics events with the youths of the club and coached them to be the best they can be. Graham is constantly coming up with innovative ideas to improve the club. He has represented Cilles AC at the Meath Athletics Board for many years and has also volunteered on the Meath Board. He is a role model for everyone in the club and through his dedication and hard work, he has put Cilles AC on the map and has given so much to the community around East Meath through the work he has done.
Kilkenny’s David Denieffe has only been involved in athletics for a relatively short time, but he has made a huge impact on the sport both locally and nationally. His home club, Gowran A.C., has seen a rejuvenation over the past five years, with David as one of the members at the forefront of the surge. His skills in governance and policy writing have helped to put structure on Gowran A.C. and his work in the club has helped them to induct new coaches, increase membership across all age groups, and allow the club to act more strategically. David also has a very active role in the Kilkenny Athletics County Board, firstly acting as the Kilkenny Competitions Secretary and more recently, as the County Secretary. David has a passion for helping all clubs in the region and has been involved in Leinster Athletics for several years, starting off as a volunteer on competition days, and eventually moving into the role of Indoor Competition Secretary which he still holds. Most recently, David has created a workshop for Athletics Ireland in which he discusses the key areas that clubs need to focus on to develop. He has delivered this workshop to over 30 clubs so far and has worked closely with clubs after the workshop to help them create their own plans.
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