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– Abbey Striders AC Receive Athletics Leader Pack
– Level 1 Coaches Survive the Weather
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Athletics Ireland announce World Cross Country selection criteria

Athletics Ireland’s selection policy for World Cross Country in Edinburgh 30th March will be as follows:

§ The first three finishers in the senior men and women races in the National Inter-Club Championships in Belfast on 1st March will be selected automatically

§ The first two finishers in the junior men and women races in the National Inter-Club Championships will be selected automatically

§ Additional individuals may be selected by the selection committee, based on performance. Participation in National Championships and current form are critical

The World Cross Country team will be announced on Monday 3rd March.

Team Manager Anne Keenan Buckley said, “The World Cross Country Championships is being held on our doorstep in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is a familiar course to the majority of Irish cross country runners. We hope that the athletes will embrace the challenge and intensity of this top level competition.”


Abbey Striders AC Receive Athletics Leader Pack

This week Abbey Striders AC received their Athletics Leader pack. Three coaches from the club have completed the one day Leader course, and according to head coach Chris O Reagan both the club and the Little Athletics Programme are going strong.

Every week the club coaches provide a Little Athletics session from 7pm to 8pm. Weekly over 45 kids attend for the fun and games that the Little Athletics programme provides. The key to the session is for the kids to have fun and to enjoy their athletics.

Obviously the club and the programme are doing extremely well, and credit must go to the coaches and parents who help organise and run the activities for the children of Abbey Striders AC throughout the year.


Level 1 Coaches Survive the Weather

Recently 16 coaches from Kerry, Cork & Limerick completed their Level 1 course at the An Riocht Athletic Club house. Credit is due to participants who faced the worst possible conditions over the two weekends of their training.

Despite the conditions all involved had a great time and sincere thanks must be granted to An Riocht AC who provided shower facilities and warm tea/coffee throughout the course.

The course was organised and co-ordinated by Athletics Ireland Regional Development Officer Joe O’Connor