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from AAI website – Wicklow Development Day a Success
– Sonia O Sullivan for National Coaching Conference
– Upcoming workshops for specific events
– National Throws Squad
Wicklow Development Day a Success

Charlesland Sport and Recreation Park was buzzing on Saturday November the 3rd when over 70 participants attended an Athletics Ireland Development day.

The development day saw the athletes and coaches choose between a series of practical workshops in the morning and the afternoon followed by a seminar in Nutrition for Young Athletes.

Many thanks to the staff at Charesland Sport and Recreation Park and the lead coaches for each of the workshops who made the day a great success.

Sonia O Sullivan for National Coaching Conference

Irish Olympic Silver medallist will be one of the headline attractions for conference
Sonia will be one of the keynote speakers at this years conference in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry this coming Sunday the 18th of November. She will also present a workshop for coaches in the afternoon. She is just one of an excellent line up of speakers, that include Brian Kerr, the former Irish Soccer Manager, Stuart Hogg, coach to Paul Hession, Max Jones, Director of Athletics and Terry McWilliams an expert in fundamental skills development.


Upcoming workshops for specific events

Workshops for Shot and Discus, Hurdles and Steeplechase.

Shot and Discus – 25th November Tullamore
Dennis Roscoe, one of the leading coaches in the UK in Shot and Discus will be holding a workshop in Tullamore on the 25th of November for coaches of these events. The workshop is primarily aimed at coaches already coaching Shot and Discus but all are welcome. To book a place at this workshop e-mail [email protected] . The workshop will run from 10.30 to 3.30. The cost is €10

Steeplechase – 1st December Santry
Dave Sunderland one of the leading UK endurance coaches will be presenting a workshop on the Steeplechase. Cost for this workshop is €10

Hurdles – 2nd December Santry
Graham Knight former UK national coach for sprints and Hurdles will be presenting a workshop for coaches on hurdles. Their will also be a presentation on introducing hurdles to young athletes by Brian Corcoran and a question and answers session. The workshop will cost €10

For more details on these contact Gary Ryan on 0879830570 or e-mail [email protected]


National Throws Squad

The National Throws squad will have a squad session in Tullamore on the 23rd of November

For more details contact the National event Co-ordinator AIlish O’ Brien on 087/9187194 or 051/562593 to confirm your attendance. Below is a list of athletes included on the squad, if you think you should be added to this list please contact Ailish.

Please Note Dennis Roscoe one of the leading UK Shot/Discus coaches will be in attendence at the squad and will also present a workshop for coaches the following day.

National Throws Squad 2007/08

1. Paul Crowe Menapians Shot & Discus
2. Eoin Leen Tralee Shot & Discus
3. JP Leahy Limerick Shot
4. Sean Breathnach Galway Shot, Discus and Javelin
5. Jeremy Harper North Down Shot & Discus
6. Kevin Burke Crusaders Shot
7. Luke Mangan Clonliffe Shot & Discus
8. Ger Nagle Star of the Sea Shot & Discus
9. Daniel Clifford Farranfore Maine Shot & Discus
10. Rubais Laminos Westport Shot
11. Andrew Doyle Mid Ulster Shot & Discus
12. Marco Pons DMP Shot
13. Dale Kennedy Ferrybank Shot & Discus
14. Colin Quirke Shot & Discus
15. Pavel Hazler Leevale Shot, Discus & Hammer
16. Alex Jones Templemore Shot
17. Patsy O Connor Tralee Shot
18. John Menton Donore Discus
19. Darragh Hanlon Tullamore Discus
20. Chris Reynolds Brow Rangers Discus
21. Ben Gerathy Crusaders Discus
22. B Woods Belvedere Discus
23. James Nagle Discus & Shot
24. Michael Connenery Discus
25. Padraig White UCD Hammer
26. Paddy Mc Grath Raheny Hammer
27. Mark Hanley Fr Murphys Hammer
28. David Little Ulster?? Hammer
29. Roman Leevale Hammer
30. Danny Rocket West Waterford Hammer
31. George Eyres Crusaders Hammer
32. James Mc Cabe Dunboyne Hammer
33. Killian Barry Crusaders Hammer
34. Gerard Kelly Westport Hammer
35. Cathal Barry Crusaders Hammer
36. Conal Campion St Andrews Hammer
37. A Rice Hammer

38. Aaron Crawford Strabane Javelin
39. Daniel Mullen Strabane Javelin
40. Paul Marry Dunleer?Clonliffe Javelin
41. Damien Crawford Strabane Javelin
42. Joe Diskin Sli Culainn Javelin
43. Midukas Korsonkovas Galway Javelin
44. Michael Mc Conley Javelin
45. Brian Mc Dermott DSD Javelin
46. Peter Mc Donald Javelin
47. Denis Delaney Clonliffe Javelin
48. Dean Oakes Overseas Javelin
49. Sean Mc Bride Strabane Javelin
50. Philip Burns Belgooly Javelin
51. Juri Kubis Kilkenny Javelin
52. David Atkinson Cookstown Javelin
53. Eva Massey North Down Shot & Discus
54. Laura Cogan Newbridge Shot
55. Claire Fitzgerald Tralee Shot, Di & Jav
56. Geraldine Stewart Tir Conailil Shot
57. Jenny Browne Shot
58. Aoife Hickey KCH Shot Hammer
59. Claire Mc Aleese Ballymena & Antrim Shot
60. Laura Kerr Shot
61. Ailish Sheehan Doneen Shot
62. Tracey Bradfield Bandon Shot & Discus
63. Deidre Murphy Leevale Shot & Discus
64. Catriona Ryan Templemore Shot
65. Eileen O Keefe Kilkenny Discus & Ham
66. Sarah Bradfield Leevale Discus
67. Rachel Akers Marian Discus & Ham
68. Karen Healy Fr Murphys Discus & Ham
69. Sonia Kennedy Ferrybank Shot & Discus
70. Phillipa Conway Crusaders Discus
71. Rachel Mc Guire DSD Discus
72. Karen O Connor Tralee Discus
73. Caoim Vallely Gilroy Discus
74. Zoe Scanlon West WAterford Discus
75. Mary Sutherland DMP Hammer
76. Linda Cronin Old Abbey Ac Hammer
77. Joanna Doyle Hammer
78. Rhiannan Mc Nally Abbey Hammer
79. Chanda Kapanda Hammer
80. Maggie Donnelly City of Derry Hammer
81. Gaby Mc Nally Abbey Hammer
82. Charlotte O Farrell DMP Hammer
83. Karen Flynn Farranfore Hammer
84. Maria Flynn Farranfore Hammer
85. Katie O Shea Farranfore Hammer & Sh
86. Anita White Dublin Striders Javelin
87. Kellie Ryder Greystones Javelin
88. Georgina Browne City of ~Derry Javelin
89. Olivia Mc Donald St Peters Ac Javelin
90. Ruth Farrelly Clonliffe Javelin
91. Grace O Sullivan Cushinstown Javelin
92. Shareen Mc Crudden Finn Valley Javelin
93. Mary Moynihan Farranfore Javelin
94. Denise Byrne Clonliffe
95. Joe Nagle Discus
Athletics Leaders and Primary School teachers

As part of our National coaching conference on the 18th of November we will have a special section on developing athleticism in 5-9 year olds
Terence McWilliams a leading coach in the fundamentals of sports skills will deliver a workshop of interest to all Athletics leaders and Primary school teachers who work with children of this age. So if you have a Little Athletics program or want more ideas for your PE lessons in school this is an ideal opportunity.
The Conference begins with two keynote addresses from Sonia O Sullivan and Brian Kerr and all for just €20. The keynote addresses will be in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Santry and the workshops in Santry Stadium
For more details contact [email protected] or call 01 8869933