Attached is the Programme for the Leinster Novice, Junior & Juvenile Even Ages XC 2021, which this year is available only electronically in keeping with the principles of reducing our carbon footprint and preventing waste. Please consider the environment if printing out a hard copy.
 
We've waited 2 years, but the  final preparations are made and the venue is ready (thanks to St. Senan's AC), entries are complete, medals are sorted and packed, all we need now is the in excess of 1,200 athletes registered to compete to make their way to Mountain View in Co. Kilkenny on Saturday for what promises to be an exciting day of cross country competition.
 
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Yours in sport
Greg
Cross Country Secretary

Leinster Academy Dates Announced for 21/22

 

30th October 2021, 13th Nov 2021, 4th December 2021, 15th January 2022

 

All dates will follow the same format:

Development Academy – 10:30 to 12:30

Performance Academy – 13:00 to 15:00

 

Location: Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin 9.

 

Please register through the following link, cost of the four squad day is 35€.

 

Performance Academy - https://eventmaster.ie/event/lbDWtV8HPO

This is for people in this list, based on the top 3 performaces in their age cateogry (U16-U19) at Leinster (including Dublin)

 

Development Academy - https://eventmaster.ie/event/3m9nCx4tZW

For U12 to U15 Athletes

 

If you registered for the Performance or Development Academy for 2020/2021 your booking will roll over into the current academy. Please email one of the contacts below to confirm your attendance.

Contact: Shane Aston (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Colette Quinn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Paul McKee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Walks are being managed by Michael Lane he will be in Santry on the day, but running the Walks National Squad. Athletes to be contacted directly.

 
It's been a long 2 year wait but Leinster Cross Country finally returns this Saturday and all roads will lead to Mountain View in Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny R95 NH31, where St. Senan's AC will host the Leinster Novice, Junior & Juvenile Even Ages Cross Country Championships.
 
 
To correct any errors or omissions, please email athleticsleinsterxcsec@gmail.com.
 
 
There is a Gate Fee of 5€ please have it ready, cash or credit card accepted.
 
Please note that the first race - the non-Championship u/10 event - starts at 11.10am, with the Championship u/12 girls starting at 11.30am.
 
There will be catering facilities at the venue and ample parking (please follow the directions of the stewards).
 
In order to avoid crowds congregating at the number collection desks, please do not arrive too early; an hour ahead of the time for your event is ample time.
 
Wishing a very warm welcome to in excess of 1,200 athletes registered to compete on the day. Thanks again to St. Senans for hosting us!
 
 
 
 

UPDATE 6th October:

URGENT ... URGENT ... URGENT
Everyone is eagerly looking forward to the Leinster Cross Country Championships in a few weeks time, but ... but... but we still have no venues confirmed.
We're appealing to all Clubs and County Boards in Leinster to do their utmost to identify and propose venues, as a matter of urgency.
If we have no venues, there will be no Leinster Cross Country this year.
Please contact Greg Duggan (Leinster Cross Country Secretary) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to discuss possible venues or seek clarification on what is involved or required.
It's in your hands!

 

Cross Country Championships 2021

The dates for the 2021 XC Championships are Saturday 23rd October and Saturday 6th November, subject to availability of suitable venues.

Athletics Leinster is pleased to confirm that St. Senan’s AC has agreed to host the Novice, Junior and Juvenile Even Ages Cross Country Championships on Saturday 23rd October, starting at 11.30am, and entries are now open at Entry Portal. St. Senan's AC will hold open races for girls and boys under 10 years of age before the Championship races.

The Championships will be held at a new venue – Mountain View, Kiltorcan, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny R95 NH31.

Thanks to the Wicklow County Board, the Leinster Senior and Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships will be held at Avondale House & Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow A67 P303, starting at 11.30am, on Sunday 7th November.

More info along with the 2021 XC Booklet is available on the Athletics Leinster website. Any queries please contact Greg Duggan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Leinster XC Booklet 2021

Well done to all of our Athletes who compelted in the last number of weeks of Leinster Championships. & thanks to IT Carlow for being fantastic hosts!

National Entries for Leinster are on the below, please can all clubs confirm their athletes are available. If not please get in contact with Andrew on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday Morning (28th July) at the absolute latest. 

Leinster National Entries

 

National Day 1 (6th/7th Aug)

National Day 2 (8th Aug)

National Day 3 (14th Aug)

National Day 4 (21st Aug)

The 2020 Federation of Irish Sport Volunteer in Sport awards begin tonight with a live stream available here
 
Pat Hooper our former chair is getting a special reconigtion awards.
 
Our current Indoor Compeition Secretary David Denieffe is getting the award for Kilkenny!
 
Along with Denis Shannon of Tinryland A.C. for Carlow, Graham Hyland of Cilles A.C. for Meath and Colm Walsh of Mullingar Harriers for Westmeath!
Congrats to all the winners it is well deserved!
 
The Leinster Awards will be streamed tonight, and Pat Hooper special award tomorrow evening.
 

Pat Hooper (RIP) will also be honoured with a Special Recognition Award at this week’s ceremonies. Pat was a stalwart of athletics and his club Raheny Shamrocks. He was a decorated athlete himself before becoming a dedicated and exceptional coach. He was appreciated, respected and loved by his many, many clubmates, friends and family. His untimely passing last year was felt by the entire athletics community.

Carlow’s Denis Shannon, has been involved in athletics in Tinryland AC, a small running club on the outskirts of Carlow town, for many years. During his time as principal of the local school, he gave great encouragement to his students to take part in both in-school and outside-school events. Denis has also been involved in Tinryland Community Games and in the County and National Games as well. He trains the local children for games and at the County event, he could be seen at the start, at the finish line, in the medals tent, or supporting - helping out wherever and whenever he is needed and always encouraging the children and young adults, regardless of their finishing position. Participation is as important to Denis as a gold, silver or bronze.  

Westmeath’s Colm Walsh coaches a large group of athletes at Mullingar Harriers, and, is responsible for overseeing their development from all ages from 16 to 60. He also organizes events for the club and the athletes, and recently elevated his coaching qualifications to Level 2. He is committed to his own high standards and continued development and is always improving and supporting the running community at his club. You'll regularly see Colm with his stopwatch, face mask and hi viz jacket, timing or channeling athletes from the sidelines. He is an unassuming but organised volunteer and is thorough in his methods to get a job well done with his team of efficient volunteers in Mullingar. 

Meath’s Graham Hyland started up Cilles Athletic club back in 2014 after he realised there was huge demand for the sport from children in the area. He has driven the club forward over the last six years and has coached children of all ages. He has inspired and surrounded himself with like-minded and dedicated volunteers who support his forward thinking, inclusive and hard-working approach. Graham is dedicated to helping youths enjoy their running - whether they want to be competitive or not. His love for athletics is unparalleled, and he has traveled the length and breadth of the country to attend athletics events with the youths of the club and coached them to be the best they can be. Graham is constantly coming up with innovative ideas to improve the club. He has represented Cilles AC at the Meath Athletics Board for many years and has also volunteered on the Meath Board. He is a role model for everyone in the club and through his dedication and hard work, he has put Cilles AC on the map and has given so much to the community around East Meath through the work he has done.  

Kilkenny’s David Denieffe has only been involved in athletics for a relatively short time, but he has made a huge impact on the sport both locally and nationally. His home club, Gowran A.C., has seen a rejuvenation over the past five years, with David as one of the members at the forefront of the surge. His skills in governance and policy writing have helped to put structure on Gowran A.C. and his work in the club has helped them to induct new coaches, increase membership across all age groups, and allow the club to act more strategically. David also has a very active role in the Kilkenny Athletics County Board, firstly acting as the Kilkenny Competitions Secretary and more recently, as the County Secretary. David has a passion for helping all clubs in the region and has been involved in Leinster Athletics for several years, starting off as a volunteer on competition days, and eventually moving into the role of Indoor Competition Secretary which he still holds. Most recently, David has created a workshop for Athletics Ireland in which he discusses the key areas that clubs need to focus on to develop. He has delivered this workshop to over 30 clubs so far and has worked closely with clubs after the workshop to help them create their own plans.

 

Covid Form (Live)

 

Timetable for the 10th July

 

Live Results Link

 

Venue's

Main Track & Field - IT Carlow South Sports Campus, Mortarstown Upper, Co. Carlow,

Google Link - https://goo.gl/maps/J5MF5Sb9giRgck9d8

One way system in operation at the track,

Warmup in the pitches behind the track, callroom at the top bend of the track,