Hi All,

 
Cross country season is back upon us, and hopefully some normality is returning with it too.
 
Provisional dates are presently -
 
Day 2 - Sat 23rd Oct
Day 3 - Sat 6th Nov
 
Venues are a problem. We don't have any yet, not even a provisional venue. We urgently need Clubs and Counties to step up and come forward. Please contact our Cross Country Secretary, Greg Duggan @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any proposed venues.
The 2020 Federation of Irish Sport Volunteer in Sport awards begin tonight with a live stream available here
 
Pat Hooper our former chair is getting a special reconigtion awards.
 
Our current Indoor Compeition Secretary David Denieffe is getting the award for Kilkenny!
 
Along with Denis Shannon of Tinryland A.C. for Carlow, Graham Hyland of Cilles A.C. for Meath and Colm Walsh of Mullingar Harriers for Westmeath!
Congrats to all the winners it is well deserved!
 
The Leinster Awards will be streamed tonight, and Pat Hooper special award tomorrow evening.
 

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.

Well done to all of our Athletes who compelted in the last number of weeks of Leinster Championships. & thanks to IT Carlow for being fantastic hosts!

National Entries for Leinster are on the below, please can all clubs confirm their athletes are available. If not please get in contact with Andrew on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday Morning (28th July) at the absolute latest. 

Leinster National Entries

 

National Day 1 (6th/7th Aug)

National Day 2 (8th Aug)

National Day 3 (14th Aug)

National Day 4 (21st Aug)

 

Covid Form (Live)

 

Timetable for the 24th July

 

Live Results Link

 

Venue's

Main Track & Field - IT Carlow South Sports Campus, Mortarstown Upper, Co. Carlow,

Google Link - https://goo.gl/maps/J5MF5Sb9giRgck9d8

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 @
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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.

 

Coach information

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.

 

 

The sun is up – we are promised tropical temperatures so please be prepared with: sunscreen and lots of fluids. Make sure each athlete has their own bottle of water.
 
Athletics Leinster gear will be for sale onsite. JF Sports will be on site with his POPUP Shop.
 
There is no shop onsite so again make sure to have enough drinks and snacks with you.
 
 
Nationals Info:

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. 

The top 3 athletes in each event will be entered by Leinster to Nationals. If your athlete is away or unable to attend for any reason please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 29th July. This will allow us to move another athlete into the All Ireland series.

Good luck to everyone in the All Ireland.

 
 

 

 

Covid Form (Live)

 

Timetable for the 10th July

 

Live Results Link

 

Venue's

Main Track & Field - IT Carlow South Sports Campus, Mortarstown Upper, Co. Carlow,

Google Link - https://goo.gl/maps/J5MF5Sb9giRgck9d8

One way system in operation at the track,

Warmup in the pitches behind the track, callroom at the top bend of the track,