Week 22: Weekly Update

Week Beginning: 23/01/2023

Wednesday:

Donaghmede Park

2013 – 2016: 18:30 – 19:15

2012 & Older: 19:30 – 20:15

Friday:

Trinity Hall

2009-2012: Relays Practice for all athletes part of Relay Squads at the Dublin Indoors.

Confirmation of relay squads will be sent to Parents this week. Note, specific teams aren’t confirmed yet and athletes will train and practice as part of their wider age group squad. Example, if there is 8 in a squad, this will eventually be two teams of 4 on race day but for training purposes all 8 members will train and practice together.

Note, the following Friday there will be Relays Practice in Trinity Hall for 2013-2014.

Sunday:

Spraoi Match for 2015 & 2016 in Trinity Hall. Starts at 10:30, finishes at 11:15

Training for 2013 & older. Meet at the Trinity Hall at 10:00. Finishes at 11:00.

Marianne Finishes 5th in All-Ireland Pentathlon

The 2023 season got off to a bang yesterday with Marianne competing in the Girls u15 All-Ireland Indoor Pentathlon in Athlone.

It was a day of drama with Marianne always in the hunt for a coveted All-Ireland medal. Her day started brilliantly in the High Jump with a super new PB and Club Record of 1.48m, the highest of any athlete in the competition.

Good performances in the 60m hurdles, Long Jump and Shot Putt meant that Marianne was in 4th place on the leaderboard with just the 800m to go. But a collision of athletes 200m into the race resulted in one athlete falling and Marianne’s losing one of her spikes. It meant she had to run the last 600m with just one shoe. Despite that, she dug in and recovered to claim a final finishing position of 5th.

Marianne will next be competing in the Dublin Indoor championships with her clubmates in NIA through the month of February.

Week 21: Weekly Update

Week Beginning: 16/01/2023

Age Group coaches will be in touch regarding the Upcoming Dublin Indoor Championships. You will receive forms to confirm whether your child wishes to compete or not and also which events. There are options to compete in individual events and also relays. We would encourage athletes in particular to compete in relays. Forms are linked here also.

Born 2013-2015 Born 2012 Born 2011 Born 2010 Born 2009 Born 2007-2008

Wednesday:

Donaghmede Park

2013 – 2016: 18:30 – 19:15

2012 & Older: 19:30 – 20:15

Friday:

Club Relay Trials take place in NIA at 7:30 and finish at 8:30 for 2008 to 2012 athletes. Trial distance is 200m, one lap of the indoor track.

Saturday:

Competition preparation day takes place in NIA for 2013 to 2015 athletes. This is a fun day to orientate and prepare for the Dublin Indoors in February. Start at 15:30 and ending at 16:30.

Sunday:

Training for 2013 & older. Meet at the Trinity Sports & Leisure Centre at 10:00. Finishes at 11:00.

Indoor Competition Season u9-u11

The Dublin Indoor Competition Season kicks off now in January and runs until end of February.

U9 is born in 2015, U10 is born in 2014, u11 is born in 2013.

Dates for these events are as follows:

12th Feb: 60m

25th Feb: 300m (u9), 400m (u10), 500 (u11).

26th Feb: Relays (u10 & u11)

Training In January

Training will be one day a week in January in preparation.

There is an additional session on Sunday mornings for u11 looking to prepare for their 60m or 500m. This is in Trinity Sportshall (beside Brewbox Coffee) from 10:00 to 11:30 as well as Fr Collins Park for middle distance athletes.

There is a special training day in the National Indoor Arena (NIA) on 21st January. More details to follow on this but this is a great opportunity for our Academy athletes to experience the Arena and track in a relaxed environment.

Wednesdays will be General Conditioning and Training in Donaghmede Park.

Relay Trials

A philosophy of the Club is that every athlete will have a relay team if they wish to run on one. Each relay is made up of 4 athletes and some age groups will have more than one team. In order to assist coaches in selecting teams there will be relay trials at the NIA session on 21st January.

Indoor Competition Season u12-u14

The Dublin Indoor Competition Season kicks off now in January and runs until end of February.

U12 is born in 2012, U13 is born in 2011, u14 is born in 2010.

Dates for these events are as follows:

12th Feb: 60m, 60m Hurdles (u13 & u14 only), Shot Putt, High Jump (Girls).

25th Feb: 600m (u12 & u13), 800m (u14), High Jump (Boys), Long Jump.

26th Feb: Relays

Training In January

Training will be three days a week in January in preparation. Those looking to compete are encouraged to attend these sessions.

Sundays will be in Trinity Sportshall (beside Brewbox Coffee) from 10:00 to 11:30 as well as Fr Collins Park for middle distance athletes. Shot Putt, Hurdles, Sprints, Middle Distance as well as elements of High Jump and Long Jump will be covered.

Fridays will be in NIA on the 13th and 20th of January, 19:30-21:00. Focus at these sessions will be High Jump, Long Jump, Hurdles with time also for Sprints, Middle Distance and Shot Putt.

Wednesdays will be General Conditioning and Training in Donaghmede Park.

Relay Trials

A philosophy of the Club is that every athlete will have a relay team if they wish to run on one. Each relay is made up of 4 athletes and some age groups will have more than one team. In order to assist coaches in selecting teams there will be relay trials at the NIA session on 20th January and again on 3rd February.

Indoor Competition Season u15-u18

The Dublin Indoor Competition Season kicks off now in January and runs until end of February.

U15 is born in 2009, U16 is born in 2008 and so on.

Dates for these events are as follows:

4th Feb: 60m Hurdles, 200m (u16+), 800m, Long Jump, Shot Putt (Girls)

5th Feb: 60m, 400m (u17+), 1500m (u16+), High Jump, Shot Putt (Boys), Triple Jump.

26th Feb: Relays

Training In January

Training will be three days a week in January in preparation. Those looking to compete are encouraged to attend these sessions.

Sundays will be in Trinity Sportshall (beside Brewbox Coffee) from 10:00 to 11:30 as well as Fr Collins Park for middle distance athletes. Shot Putt, Hurdles, Sprints, Middle Distance as well as elements of High Jump and Long Jump will be covered.

Fridays will be in NIA on the 13th and 20th of January, 19:30-21:00. Focus at these sessions will be High Jump, Long Jump, Hurdles with time also for Sprints, Middle Distance and Shot Putt.

Wednesdays will be General Conditioning and Training in Donaghmede Park.

Relay Trials

A philosophy of the Club is that every athlete will have a relay team if they wish to run on one. Each relay is made up of 4 athletes and some age groups will have more than one team. In order to assist coaches in selecting teams there will be relay trials at the NIA session on 20th January.

Membership Renewal

A reminder that Membership for 2023 is now due. This includes membership of both Clongriffin Athletic Club and Athletics Ireland. Athletics Ireland membership is required for athletes to be able to enter and compete in events.

If membership could be renewed by 11th January 2023 please.

If any members wish to renew but may have some challenges renewing by the 11th January, please email our Registrar at trish_ferguson@hotmail.com who will be able to assist on a private and confidential basis.

Important Dates In January

  • 8th January:
    • Training resumes for 2013 & older. Meet at Trinity Sports & Leisure Club. 10:00
  • 11th January:
    • Training resumes for all Ages, Donaghmede Park.
  • 13th January:
    • Training Indoors at National Indoor Arena for 2012 & older. 19:30 – 21:00. Athletes looking to compete at Dublin Indoor championships in February will need to attend this session to prepare.
  • 15th January:
    • Training for 2013 & older. Meet at Trinity Sports & Leisure Club. 10:00
  • 18th January:
    • Training for all Ages, Donaghmede Park.
    • Track & Field Live Relays in NIA for following Teams:
      • Girls u11 (2013)
      • Girls u12 (2012)
      • Boys u12 (2012)
      • Girls u13 (2011)
      • Girls u14 (2010)
      • Boys u14 (2010)
      • Girls u16 (2008/2009)
  • 20th January:
    • Training Indoors at National Indoor Arena for 2012 & older. 19:30 – 21:00. Athletes looking to compete at Dublin Indoor championships in February will need to attend this session to prepare.
  • 21st January:
    • Indoor Training Day at National Indoor Arena for 2013 – 2015. 15:00 – 16:30
  • 22nd January:
    • Training for 2013 & older. Meet at Trinity Sports & Leisure Club. 10:00
  • 24th January:
    • Entry Cut-Off for Individual Events for u15 (2009) & older for Dublin Championships.
  • 25th January:
    • Training for all Ages, Donaghmede Park.
  • 27th January:
    • No Training in NIA
  • 29th January:
    • Spraoi Match for 2015 & 2016. Trinity Sports & Leisure Club, 10:30-11:30
    • Training for 2013 & older. Meet at Trinity Sports & Leisure Club. 10:00
  • 31st January:
    • Entry Cut-Off for Individual Events for u9-u14 (2010-2015) for Dublin Championships.

Week 17: Weekly Update

Week Beginning: 19/12/22

News Updates:

Well done to all the athletes who won awards in the Annual Club Awards.

Overall Athlete of the Year: Marianne O’Farrell

u9: Sarah O’Halloran

u10: Orlaith O’Grady

u11: Max Lyons

u12: Ella O’Dwyer

u13: Keane Wosser

u14: Marianne O’Farrell

u16: Aaron Rao

Club Spirit Awards:

Sam Merriman

Quinn O’Dwyer

Ruben Casey

Olivia Kenny

Ava Kavanagh

Zac Dullaghan

Training

We take a break now from group training.

Training re-starts on Sunday 8th January for 2013 & older and then Wednesday 11th January for all other athletes.

Enjoy the break.

Week 16: Weekly Update

Week Beginning: 12/12/22

News Updates:

Frosty Day At Dublin Leagues

It was a frosty and cold day at the final round of the Dublin XC League in Tymon Park. Great efforts all-round in testing conditions. Full results will be provided once made available.

Training

Wednesday:

Donaghmede Park

2013 – 2016: 18:30 – 19:15

2012 & Older: 19:30 – 20:15

We are on weather watch for the week so will update if we have extreme weather on Wednesday.

Track and Field Live Meet in NIA. There is a small number of older athletes competing, coaches will be in touch regarding this.

Friday:

No Training

Sunday:

Chocolate Santa Dash and Annual Club Awards

Fr Collins Park (FCP) at 10:00 for the 1 mile dash followed by Annual Awards and Club Raffle in Trinity Sports Hall.