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Please find attached an edited schedule of the programme of events for this Sundays U12-18 Meath championship - HERE.
We have moved the 800m and 600m races to start after the 60m, 80m & 100m sprints.  This is to allow greater recovery for those athletes who may be doing both the 800m and 1500m races and athletes doing the 100m and 200m in between their events.

High jump starts @ 9am with U12 boys followed by U12 girls.
U18s long jump will start @ 10.30am.
Javelin, discus and shot put competitions will all start @ 9am sharp.
Track events will start @ 11.30am with the U12 girls 60m heats.

Paddy Joyce, Cushinstown will be the Field referee for Sunday.
Brendan Meade, Star of the Sea will be Track referee for Sunday.

Please study the programme carefully and advise your athletes to be in Claremont early for their event as they may start ahead of schedule.  Times given are only guidelines.

Any other queries please contact Paddy Mangan or myself.

 P.S.

The U12 high jumps are taking place on Wednesday the 25th of May Day 3 of the interclub league night and NOT on Sunday as in the programme. Apologies. The high jump will start on Sunday @ 9am with the U15 girls followed by U16 boys.

Regards

Maggie

Please see the programme for Day 2 of the interclub league available HERE.  We require the names of 3 individuals from each club who will work as officials on the night.  We will have 8 events all running at the same time so we will need officials from EVERY club.  Some clubs didn't supply any officials in Cushinstown, this cannot happen in Navan.  Parents, helpers with no previous experience are more than welcome to help out, this should facilitate every club having 3 people.

 

Dear Club Secretary,

 

Enclosed please find entry forms for the Meath Track and Field Championships 2016.  Please note the following information regarding the competition:

  • All athletes must be registered with both Athletics Ireland and Meath Athletics.
  • Entry forms to be accompanied by the names of a minimum of three (3) officials nominated by your Club for each of the competition days.  Please include contact information for officials, as the office will be sending out information to them in advance of the Championships.  Nominated officials will have free admission to the Meath Championships day at which they are officiating but must be available for the duration of the complete day’s program of events.  Entries will only be processed for your Club on receipt of this information.
  • U17 and U18 athletes compete as U18’s except in the U17 Girl’s hammer.
  • U19 and U20 athletes compete as Juniors.:
  • New Championship Programme on a trial basis for this year: Day 1 All hammer and weight for distance plus U18 and older discus in Fr. Murphy AC 30th April. Day 2 All U9-U11 track and field plus U12 turbo-javelin in Claremont Stadium Wed 4th May. Day 3 all U 12-U18 track and field plus junior, senior and master javelin and shot in Claremont Sunday 8th May. Day 4 Relays in Claremont Stadium Wednesday 18th May. Day 5 Hurdles on an evening yet to be decided. Day 6 Junior, Senior and Master track and jumps events in Claremont Stadium Wednesday 22nd June at 7.00pm – the 3000m Championships will be held as part of the league nights.
  • U9’s-U11’s can only compete 2 events.
  • U12’s –U18’s can only compete in 3 events, 2 track and 1 field events or vice-versa per day.
  • Note the U12 High Jump Championships will take place on 25th May as part of Day 3 of the Inter Club T&F League.
  • In track competition an athlete competes in declared category in the case of junior, senior and master competition. In the event of age categories being amalgamated with the Senior event the best 3 performances will be deemed to receive the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Senior medals respectively.
  • All U13/U14/U15/U16 Javelin & Discus events and Junior, Senior & Masters Shot Putt start at 9.00am in Claremont Stadium.  Athletes need to check in before 9.00am.
  • There shall be only 4 throws in hammer and discus for all ages.
  • There shall be only 2 trials in the U9, 10 & 11 long jumps –New.
  • Athletes are confined to events in their own age group, except for the relay where they may move up one age group.  Juvenile athletes may not move up an age group in order to compete in Under 9 competition
  • Standards will apply in all field events.
  • Athletes must be technically competent in the event they are attempting.  In the interest of the welfare and safety of the athletes, please do not enter them in events they are not familiar with.
  • No late entries for Day 1 as the closing date is the day before the Competition. Late entries will only be accepted until 1.00pm on the Friday before the competition in the case of Day 2 of the Championships and until 1.00pm on the Thursday before the competition in the case of Day 3. Day 4 Relays entry on the night. Day 6 Jun, Sen, & Masters late entries will only be accepted until 1.00pm on the Friday before the competition. There will be no late entries accepted on the day of competition.  This rule will be strictly enforced on the day.  Late entries will incur double entry fee.
  • The Juvenile programme may be altered at the discretion of the committee.
  • Championship Entry Fees: Juveniles & Juniors €1 per event, Senior & Masters €2 per event.
  • Closing Date for entries: Day 1 (Throws in Fr. Murphy AC) is Friday 29th April, Day 2 is Wednesday 27th April @1pm, Day 3 is Friday 29th April. Day 4 (Relays) on the night. Day 5 Hurdles will be decided when date is set. Day 6 Jun, Sen, and Masters Wednesday 15th June @1.00pm.
  • Gate Admission €5 adults, juveniles free.
  • Venues: Day 1 Fr. Murphy AC, Frayne starting at 10.00am 30th April. Days 2 7.00pm Wednesday 4th May, Day 3 Sunday 8th May at 9.00am field & 11.30am track, Day 4 Relays 18th May at 7.00pm Day 5 (Date and Time TBD) & Day 6 Wednesday 22nd June at 7.00pm in Claremont Stadium.
  • Health & Safety Rules require that only competing athletes and officials will be allowed inside the arena.  All athletes must leave the arena after their event.
  • All monies due to the County Board must be paid before entries will be accepted for the T&F Championships.

 

Click HERE for Schedule of Events

 

 Appeals

 

Any appeals, accompanied by a fee of €20.00 (refundable in the case of a successful appeal) must be submitted in writing within 20 minutes of the finish of the event to which they refer.  Only Officers of the Club(s) concerned may submit appeals.

 

All appeals will be dealt with on the day.  The ruling of the Appeals Committee shall be final.

 

The Appeals Committee shall, in the first instance, be composed of the County Chairman, the County Secretary and the County Competition Secretary.  In the case of a conflict of interest on any particular matter an alternate shall replace the conflicted member(s) for the determination of that issue.  The alternate(s) shall be either Martin J. Heery (St. Brigids AC) or Brendan Meade (Star of the Sea AC), as appropriate.  In the event that any member/alternate of first instance is unavailable on the day of competition they may be substituted by the County Vice Chairman, the County Treasurer or the County Registrar, or such other county officers as are present on the day, as appropriate.

 

Reminder the Meath Sec sch T&F competition takes place in Claremont stadium on Friday the 8th of April starting @ 10.30am.
The primary schools cross country in Fairyhouse, Ratoath has been rescheduled for Tuesday the 12th of April @ 11am.
We would appreciate as much help as possible at both of the above events. Please email Maggie if you can officiate.

The following Coach Education opportunities are available in the East Coast Region during the month of March. Please note all registrations and payments must be completed online through the link below.

 

 

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