Boys & Girls Uneven Ages, Senior Women & Men Individual, Club and County published

Action photos, courtesy of Perri Williams and presentation group photos, courtesy of Mullingar Harriers AC members.

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26-11-2017 Cusinstown AC Indoor Sports Competition, starting from 11am - details on flyer here



A selection of medal presentation and action photos from Day 2 Cross Country at Navan Adventure Sports. Many thanks to Perri Williams (St. Senan's) and to John Quirke Photography for the action shots and to Margaret Daly (Mullingar Harriers) for the presentation photos.

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Athletics Ireland is delighted to announce details of the 2017/18 Leinster Track and Field Squads.

The Development Squad takes place each day and is open to all athletes aged 12 years +. The squad will cost €5 per athlete each day. DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE. Please check in at the venue a half hour before the start. Events covered on the Development Squad are as follows:

Day 1  (Nov 18) 11am-1pm                       Sprints, Middle Distance, Shot, Long Jump

Day 2  (Dec 16) 11am-1pm                       Hurdles, Middle Distance, Javelin and High Jump

Day 3  (Jan 4)   11am-1pm                        Sprints, Middle Distance, Shot, Long Jump

Day 4  (Apr 7)   11am-1pm                        Hurdles, Middle Distance, Javelin and High Jump

The Performance Squad is for selected athletes only from the U16 to U19 age groups (2017 age groups). Congratulation to those selected. Athletes are selected from the combined results from the Leinster/Dublin Indoors, Outdoors and Schools Track and Field. The top 3 athletes in the Sprints, Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump and Triple Jump, and the top 4 athletes in the Walks, Pole Vault, Shot, Discus, Javelin and Hammer.

A list of those athletes selected is available on the AAI Website below. Leinster athletes list is also available here.

Register for the Leinster Performance Squad HERE

Those selected should register and pay for the Performance squads online by Nov 2nd. The cost of the Performance Squad is €25 which includes a Squad T-shirt.

Leinster Squads:

                                                                                         Development Squad         Performance Squad

November 18th 2017    Morton Stadium, Santry                       11am – 1pm                1pm-3pm

December 16th 2017    Athlone IT Arena                                 11am – 1pm                1pm-3pm

January 4th 2018          Athlone IT Arena                                 11am – 1pm                1pm-3pm

April 7th 2018                Morton Stadium, Santry                      11am – 1pm               1pm-3pm

Leinster Performance Squad athletes please note that Athletics Ireland and Leinster Athletics are jointly running a pilot overnight training camp for Leinster Athletes. This will be held in spring 2018. Dates and venue is yet to be confirmed but we will notify the clubs, coaches and athletes about this initiative as soon as possible. There will be a small supplementary charge for this camp.

For further information on the Leinster Squads please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (087) 0632326.

If you attended the recent squad day in Athlone, many thanks for your application on the day.  All coaches reported back super enthusiasm and effort on the day. We all hope that you benefitted from the session.


We had a very good day of Hammer and Shot Put coaching in Templemore last week (organised by Tipperary Athletics and Munster Athletics) with coaches Phil Conway and Dave Sweeney running the event. Thanks to the athletes and coaches that attended and to Aisling Hoey of Munster Athletics for organising..


The next dates to put in your diary are as follows:

“NIA LIVE”          This is an innovative evening competition series starting at National Indoor Arena. There will be some good opportunities to get a Shot Put mark early in the season to see how your training is going – all in the super National Indoor Arena track at Abbotstown, Dublin. See this weblink..  NIA Competition Information for details regarding entries.

Shot Competitions will be on the following dates:

  • 23rd November
  • 14th December
  • 11th January
  • 23rd January
  • 8th February
  • 22nd February (TBC)

Sat 18th November          NATIONAL THROWS SQUAD DAY (Hammer, Discus, Javelin & Shot Put groups)

Time: 10am to 4pm        

Venue:                                 Tullamore, Co Offaly                     

Content:                              Event Technical focus plus Competition information for coming year and training information. This session will be led by our National coaches and will build on the first squad day. This will be part of the continual improvement program being coordinated by the National coaches and run in cooperation with each athlete’s individual coach.


                                                Important:  Please bring the following: Snack for lunch / Water / Wetgear if raining / 2-3 throwing implements each. No implements will be provided.


Sat 2nd December             THROWS STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Time: 10am to 3pm                        

Venue:                                 (Dublin Venue - To be Confirmed – Timetable will be released closer to event)                              

Content:                              This session will focus on the basic development strength exercises that all throwers should be competent at. This will be a mix of instruction and practical exercises for all squad athletes and their coaches. The session will be led by Tommy Mooney who is an experienced weight lifter and strength coach. This will be the first part of a Throws Strength series of practical sessions. Subsequent sessions will focus on the more advanced explosive exercises. 

Sat 2nd December             NATIONAL JAVELIN SQUAD – Specific Javelin squad day with Terry McHugh (Irish Record Holder and Head Throws Coach at Swiss Athletics)Attendance at previous and future national squad events will be an entry requirement for participation in this event. (Dublin Venue – To be Confirmed)

Sun 3rd December            “HOW TO COACH JAVELIN AND DISCUS” – This is a 1 day event for coaches with a full program looking at the fundamental teaching skills to coach BOTH Javelin and Discus. This will be aimed at Club and Schools coaches. The event will be run by Terry McHugh (Olympian & Irish Record Holder) and Dave Sweeney (National Throws Coordinator). Further details will appear on Athletics Ireland website. (Venue To Be Confirmed)

We hope to bring in specialist coaching knowledge to Develop Hammer Coaches & Athletes during this season. We will bring you more details on this towards the end of the year.

***Please indicate that you will or will not be attending the sessions above by contacting David at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – with  YES, I WILL BE ATTENDING or NO, I WILL NOT BE ATTENDING (plus your reason).

 Most athletes / coaches are extremely efficient in replying to emails. I would expect that everyone should be like this. This greatly assists in the organisation and planning for event days such as the above.

 I look forward to your reply and seeing you on one or more of the above dates.


David Sweeney

National Throws Coordinator

Athletics Ireland

Tel:      +353.86.2650666

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leinster placings from Dublin marathon on 29th October are available on the Current Results tab here

There are a few courses coming up before Christmas that might be of interest to you. The Level 1 in Kilkenny has only 7 registered at the moment so please spread the word on this and hopefully we can get a few more. There is also an Athletics Leader in New Ross on Nov 25th which has been added to the previous list I sent out.

 If you have any coaches interested in doing the AAI 1 Day Endurance Coaching course we have one on Nov 11th in Leixlip.

 To Register for any of these courses see the link below.

 Nov 17 + 18th and December 1st+2nd  – Level 1 Course - Kilkenny

Friday Nov 17th + Dec 1st – 6pm-9pm

Saturday Nov 18th + Dec 2nd – 10am – 5pm

Price is €100.00

Register Online:

Course Info:

Contact: Colin Byrne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 087-0632326 for further details.

 Location – Aspect Hotel, The Smithstown Centre, Waterford Road, Kilkenny


November 25th - Athletics Leader Course-  New Ross, Co. Wexford

Saturday 25th November – 9am - 5 pm

Price is €60.00

Register Online:

Course Info:

Contact: Colin Byrne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 087-0632326 for further details.

 Location – St. Mary’s Sec School, Irishtown, New Ross, Co. Wexford

 Colin Byrne


Track and Field action and presentation photos from the U12 -19, courtesy of PL Curran - click on read more to open the gallery