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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
General Training – Fr Collins
18:30 – 19:30 All Ages (except 2014)
Little Athletics finish at 19:15
Event Training – Morton Stadium
Long Jump, High Jump, Hurdles, Throws, Sprints
18:30 – 19:30 Open to all born 2014 & older
Event Training – Fr Collins – 10:00-11:00
*To help those competing in Throws or Middle Distance prepare for Dublin Championship.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 this week is Wednesday and Friday (including Relay trials night).