Marianne Excels At Leinster Schools

Big congratutaltions to Marianne who became our first athlete to compete at the Leinster Schools Championships, competing this week in the Minor Girls High Jump and Long Jump representing Belmayne ETSS.

Having qualified from the North Leinster Schools a few weeks back, Marianne placed a brilliant 4th in the Long Jump and 5th in the High Jump.

In the Long Jump, she missed out on a medal by the narrowest of margins, 1cm.

Club Reaches 150 Member Mark

A little milestone this week when the Club passed the 150 member mark. It’s been a steady and sustainable growth since the club formed in late 2019.

Always on the lookout for coaches and volunteers to be part of the exciting journey, if you want to get involved in anyway, contact any of the Coach Team or Committee or email clongriffinathletics@gmail.com.

Membership Growth

  • 2019: 40
  • 2020: 76
  • 2021: 121
  • Present: 150

Week 33 – Training, Coaching & Competition Update

Week Beginning 16/05/22

Dublin Leagues Round 4 & Clonliffe Open Sports

The Coaching Team have decided to not compete at this weekend’s Dublin Leagues Round 4. There is some discretion for olders athletes (u12 and up) who may wish to still compete. Contact the Coaching Team if interested.

The Clonliffe Open Sports is not taking place this Sunday.

U7/8/9 Summer Olympics

The Coaching Team are planning a Clongriffin Summer Olympics for the 2014/2015/2016 groups in June. There will be races, jumps, throws and relays with medals and prizes. More detaiils to follow soon.

Training

There is no training this Wednesday for the U9 Age Group (2014). We are down some coaches and we wouldn’t be able to meet our Coach / Athlete Ratio for this age group.

Wednesday

General Training – Fr Collins

18:30 – 19:30 All Ages (except 2014)

Little Athletics finish at 19:15

Friday

Event Training – Morton Stadium

Long Jump, High Jump, Hurdles, Throws, Sprints

18:30 – 19:30 Open to all born 2014 & older

Sunday

Event Training – Fr Collins – 10:00-11:00

*To help those competing in Throws or Middle Distance prepare for Dublin Championship.

Throws session – Turbo, Shot Putt, Javelin

Middle Distance Training

Dublin Outdoor Championships

The Dublin Outdoor Championships will be starting at the end of May. These are for athletes U9 (Born 2014) and older.

U9 to U11

For ages U9-U11 it is a Pairs Competition, so the athletes compete as a Team of 2 instead as individuals. For this age, athletes can compete in two events plus a relay. Events are 60m, Middle Distance (300-600m), Long Jump, Shot Putt and 4 x 100m Relay.

This championship is confirmed for 28-May.

U12-U17

For ages U12-U17, it is an individual competition and athletes compete in the event as individuals. However, there is a relay for each age group and this is a team of 4. Athletes may compete in three events plus a relay. The specific timetable for these ages is not yet confirmed but the dates are 29-May, 10-Jun, 11-Jun, 12-Jun, 15-Jun, 17-Jun. Once specific timetables are available, they will be shared.

Events are Sprints, Hurdles (u13+), Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot Putt, Discus (u14+), Javelin (U14+) and 4 x 100m relay.

Please complete the form here to confirm interest in competing.

Relays Night – Santry – Friday 13th May

A date for the diary, this is special training as part of preparation for relay team for the Dublin Championships. We will look to enter relay teams in all ages from U9 (2014) up. If we have enough athletes we will enter more than one team in an age group to ensure everyone can have the opportunity to compete in a relay. Each relay team has four members and it is 4 x 100m (indoors was 4 x 200m).

The Dublin Relays for U9-U11 are confirmed for 28th May while the other ages are still to be confirmed.

Picking Relay Teams

The Coaching Team will consider many factors when selecting teams for relays but at all times Long Term Athlete Development will be the priority. Factors include:

  • Committment to and focus at training particularly relay training
  • Current ability over the competition distance
  • Readiness to compete

Trial Races

To help the Coaching Team in their team selection and preparation there will be two trial races (over 100m) at training in Santry on May 13th. Training session is 18:30 to 19:30.

If your child would like to be included in relay teams but can’t make this training session, please let the Coaching Team know.

Week 32 – Training, Coaching & Competition Update

Week Beginning 09/05/22

Coach Education

Congratulations to Coach Ed, Sharon and Zita who completed their Assistant Coaching Course over two days at the weekend.

Dublin Championships – Confirm Interest

The Coaching Team are looking for athletes to confirm their interest or otherwise in competing at the upcoming championships. Please complete the form linked here. This is just an indication for now and can be changed closer to the entry closing dates. More details here.

Training

Training this week is Wednesday and Friday (including Relay trials night).

Note, there is No Training on Sunday.

Wednesday

General Training – Fr Collins

18:30 – 19:30 All Ages

Little Athletics finish at 19:15

Friday

Event Training – Morton Stadium

Long Jump, High Jump, Hurdles, Throws, Sprints

18:30 – 19:30 Open to all born 2014 & older

Great Day At Dublin Leagues

A fun day for 22 of our athletes at a sunny Morton Stadium last Saturday for the second day of the Dublin Leagues.

Lots of experience in new events and disciplines and well done to the new athletes who tried events for the first time.

Next round is Sunday 8th May in Tallaght (changed from 7th May).

Some results:

80m Ella 2nd

60m Zara 4th

500m Niamh 2nd

600m Ella 2nd

Javelin Kevin 2nd

Shot Putt Akim 4th

Discus Kevin 4th

Week 30 – Training & Competition Update

Week Beginning 25/04/22

*No Training This Sunday

Wednesday

General Training – Fr Collins

18:30 – 19:30 All Ages

Little Athletics finish at 19:15

Friday

Competition Training – Morton Stadium

18:30 – 19:30 Born 2014 & older

Dublin Outdoor League – Day 2

Day 2 of the Dublin Outdoor League is this Saturday in Santry.

Full timetable is here.

This event is a great opportunity for athletes to try events (especially new events they haven’t done before) in a more relaxed environment.

Girls & Boys U10 (2013) 60m, 500m, Long Jump

Girls & Boys U11 (2012) 60m, 600m, Turbo Javelin

Girls & Boys U12 (2011) 80m, 600m Shot Putt

Girls & Boys U13 (2010) 80m, 600m, Shot Putt

Girls & Boys U14 (2009) 100m, 800m, High Jump, Discus

Girls & Boys U15 (2008) 100m, 800m, Discus, Javelin

Girls & Boys U16 (2007) 100m, 800m, Long Jump, Javelin