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Meath Track & Field Championship 2017

 

The Meath County Board are delighted to confirm that the 2017 Senior Track & Field Championships will be held in Clones on Sunday May 14th.

 

The Senior Championship along with the Junior and Masters Championship will be in conjunction with Cavan's Track & Field Championship, Together the two Championships will be called the Setanta Games

 

“We are very excited about the Setanta Games and to be running the championships with Cavan this year because it spices up the championship by opening it up to further afield, its a new track, the Peace Links track is the newest in the country and we can expect fast times for all of the athletes” says Maggie Higgins the Chairperson of Meath Athletics.

 

The Venue is The Peace Link which is a new facility on the edge of Clones, Co. Monaghan, it is at the heart of a movement to build better relationships between people in the Clones (Co. Monaghan) and Erne East (Co. Fermanagh) area, using sport as the medium and Meath Athletics are delighted to have the championships at this location.

 

 

 

The Programme starts at 11am and will include Track events from 100m sprints up to 3000m in the distance events and Field events include High Jump , Long Jump and Triple Jump. The Senior programme open to those born 2001 and older. The Junior programme is open to U17s born in 2001 through to U20s born in 1998. Those who are aged 35 or older on the day can compete in the Masters programme.

 

Paddy Mangan the Competition Secretary for Meath Athletics confirmed that the Setanta Games will be a two year trial where this year’s games will be held in Clones and next year’s games in Navan.

 

What makes the Setanta Games great is the fact is that both counties run their independent Track & Field Championships together and still compete for the Setanta Games title. The Meath Athletics Board believe that the Setanta Games will encourage better competition for athletes and being new and exciting it will attract athletes from across the counties in large numbers. The events are open to everyone which will also stimulate interest.

 

As this event is open to all, It will be exciting to see who becomes the first Setanta Champion in the various events, and with the event being held in Clones there will be athletes from Meath, Cavan, Monaghan and further afield to claim the New title of Setanta Champion.

 

Many Meath athletic clubs are organising buses for club members and others are carpooling to get to the venue as it promises to be an electric day of athletics that’s not to be missed.

 

Register with your club today!

 

 

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