Tipperary County Athletics News

National Junior Title for Tobin
Congratulations to Sean Tobin, Clonmel A.C. who took the National title in the Junior Boys race at the Woodie’s DIY AAI Junior Cross Country Championships in Charleville Estate, Tullamore on Sunday 24th February. Sean put in a fine performance to win gold 8 seconds clear of the silver medalist, Hugh Armstrong, Ballina A.C. Sean’s team-mates Michael Carey (6th in 20.12), Evan Egan (27th in 22.14) & Aidan Cremin (35th in 23.26) also competed very well with Clonmel A.C. finishing 5th overall in the Inter-Club competition on 69 points.

Well done to our Tipperary Boys U/12 team of Aaron Fogarty, Eoin Purcell, Patrick Staklum, Thurles Crokes A.C., Jack Hickey, Moyne A.C. & Michael O’Brien, Newport who finished 6th overall in a time of 7.00mins at the Woodie’s DIY AAI Juvenile Inter-County Cross Country Relays in Tullamore on Sunday 24th February.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – Extract taken from Irish Hurdlers Blog (www.irishhurdlersblogspot.ie)

Carrick-on-Suir Top Hurdle Club In Munster Indoors

The recent Munster Juvenile Indoor Championships saw Carrick-on-Suir (ranked #7 nationally in 2012) come out on top ahead of Nenagh Olympic (ranked #2 nationally). Carrick-on-Suir had 8 medalists including 3 golds and were 9.5pts winners over Nenagh Olympic. Traditional hurdle strongholds Leevale and Ferrybank were 3rd and 4th while Belgooly justified their #14 National ranking by being 5th.

It was good to see clubs like Moycarkey and Ennis Track, recently not to the forefront in hurdles, show strongly and make the top 10.

Top 10 as follows:

#1 Carrick-on-Suir
#2 Nenagh Olympic
#3 Leevale
#4 Ferrybank
#5 Belgooly
=#6 Limerick
=#6 Old Abbey
#8 Moycarkey
#9 St Brendans
#10 Ennis Track



A very successful Sprints Workshop with some of Tipperary & Munster’s top athletes was held on Wednesday 27th February in Moyne Pavilion from 7pm to 9pm. Brilliant coaching was given by Shane McCormack  with the aid of one of his top athletes, David Hynes who is currently the fastest man in Ireland over 60m & 100m. Both gave great advice & demonstrations on sprint drills for speed & acceleration & core exercises over the course of the workshop.  Keep checking the “Fixtures” page at www.tipperaryathletics.com for more upcoming workshops.


Congratulations to Aoife Vaughan Witts, Borrisokane A.C. who has been selected for the 2013 ‘Pro Sport Europe’ Throws Squad.


Dates for your Diary:-

Sunday 7th April – Templemore A.C. Open Juvenile & Junior Sports Event in Templemore Track. More details to follow when available.

Sunday 14th April – Limerick A.C. Open Juvenile & Junior Sports in UL at 12 noon. See programme of events at www.tipperaryathletics.com.

Sat 20th & Sun 21st – Leevale A.C. Open Junior, Senior & Juvenile Sports. See more details at www.leevale.org.


Athletics Ireland Transfer Procedure
The first transfer window for athletes wishing to change club will open on 1st April 2013.The Transfer Form is available for download in the “Registrations” section of the  AAI website. All rules relating to the Transfer Procedure are listed on the form. Completed forms must be forwarded to the relevant County Board 7 Days Prior to the beginning of the transfer month. In this case forms must be with the relevant County Board prior to 25th March 2013.Completed forms are forwarded to Athletics Ireland by the County Board when they have been reviewed/approved by the April meeting. The transfer date applicable in this case is 1st May 2013.Transferring athletes are not eligible to compete for their new club until 1st May 2013.

Next County Tipperary Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th March at 8pm in Thurles Crokes Complex at which all Club & Inter-County Transfers will be processed.


Upcoming events:-


Tues 5th – Munster Schools Indoor Games @ 11am in Nenagh Indoor Stadium. Full details at www.tipperaryathletics.com.

Sat 9th – Munster Juvenile Indoor Relays & Combined Event Championships in Nenagh. Details & timetable at www.munsterathletics.com

Sat 9th – AVIVA Irish Schools Cross Country Championships at 12 noon in University of Ulster, Jordanstown.

Sun 10th – County U/9 to U/12 Indoor Championships in Nenagh. Full details at www.tipperaryathletics.com.



 All athletes are confined to their own age categories in individual events.


 In Relay Races, athletes may move up two individual years (ie. an U/9 athlete may move

up to an U/11 team) in all cases EXCEPT where a Club is entering more than one team

in any one race. Athletes may only compete in ONE relay.


 All athletes must be under age for the entire year ending 31st December 2013 (ie. No

athlete may obtain a birthday in the year of competition and compete in that age). Dates

of birth and registration numbers should filled in by Club Secretaries on Entry Form, if

not available then, they should be handed in on day of competition.  A full check of all

registration numbers for all entrants will be made.


 Maximum length of spikes allowed in shoes is 5mm.


 Athletes must wear their Club singlet.


 In the Long Jump competitions, U11 & U12 athletes jump/take-off from the Board & U/9

& U/10 athletes jump/take-off from a sand marker.


 All Relays will be on time only.



OR INNER ARENA AT ANY TIME. This area is for Officials & competing athletes

only. Parents & coaches found in violation of this guideline risk disqualification of their

athlete(s) Please stay outside the perimeter fencing surrounding the competition area.


 The rules of Nenagh Indoor Arena must be obeyed at all times by Officials and



 The Order of Events is published as a guideline only and may be advanced or be delayed

during the course of the Championships. Tipperary Athletics reserves the right to alter the

programme and timetables to facilitate the smooth running of the competition. Any

alterations will be published on the Tipperary Athletics website www.tipperaryathletics.com or announced over the P A on the day of competition.


Sat 16th – Munster Multi-Events Squad Session in Nenagh.

Wed 20th – Turbo Javelin Workshop for athletes aged 10+ & coaches from 7pm to 9pm in Borrisokane.

Sat 23rd – AVIVA SIAB Cross Country International in Wales.

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th – Woodie’s DIY AAI U/12 to U/19 Indoor Championships in AIT Arena, Athlone.

Full fixtures list at www.tipperaryathletics.com.



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