Dublin Indoor Championship

An Explainer

Dublin Indoors

The Dublin Indoor Championships take place every February in the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown. It is a state of the art arena with a banked 200m track and indoor long jump, high jump and shot putt facilities.

Dublin Indoors 2019

Ages & Events

The Championships are open to any athlete born in 2014 or older. In the younger ages, there are less events and the focus is very much introducing competition.

U9 (Born 2014: 60m, 300m

U10 (Born 2013: 60m, 400m, 4 x 200m Relay)

U11 (Born 2012: 60m, 500m, 4 x 200m Relay)

U12 (Born 2011: 60m, 600m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Putt, 4 x 200m Relay)

U13 (Born 2010: 60m, 60m Hurdles 600m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Putt, 4 x 200m Relay)

U14 (Born 2009: 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Putt, 4 x 200m Relay)

U15 (Born 2008: 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Putt, 4 x 200m Relay)

U16 (Born 2007: 60m, 60m Hurdles, 200m, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Putt, 4 x 200m Relay)


We encourage athletes to compete and experience competitive athletics but there is no obligation. To help the coaches plan training for coming months, if you could confirm, via the form below, if your athlete wishes to compete, so either:

  • No
  • Not Sure
  • Yes

Form to confirm interest or otherwise is here.

If you are Not Sure and need more information, we can answer any questions.

If you select yes, could you also select which events they would be interested in (you can select more than one). Middle Distance is 300m-800m.

This is just an initial confirmation that athletes are interested and not a formal entry form. Athletes can change their mind as we get closer to the cut-off dates in early February.


For athletes wishing to compete, we will prepare them for competition in the months leading up to the championship at the General Training session on Wednesday. Athletes who are doing events that are more technical such as Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump or Shot Putt will have an additional preparation session each Friday in Morton Stadium.

In addition, we have two special days in the National Indoor Arena for our own Clongriffin Winter Olympics in January. This will give athletes the opportunity to train and try events in the Arena before the Dublin Championships. Dates for these are 15th and 29th January, 14:00-16:00 both days.


We will look to field relay teams in as many ages as possible as it is great to be able to race with your club mates and can be a less intimidating prospect. A relay involves four per team, each running 200m. In outdoor competition, this is 100m per team member.


In ages 2011 and older, the Top 4 finishers in each event will qualify for the All-Ireland Championships, with the exception for middle distance events, which is Top 3 finishers.

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