Inter Counties (Offaly, Laois, Westmeath & Longford) Track & Field

May 25th, 2016

Held on Fri 20th May 2016 at Tullamore Harriers Stadium.

Longford AC had a smaller than usual group this year. Well done to our competitors who took part and gained experience in the 4 events on offer. It was a miserable rainy evening but that did not dampen the enthusiasm!

Longford AC juveniles won a total of 9 medals: 2 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze.

Girls: Maria Hayden U9- 3rd in 300m

Sian Gallagher U11- 2nd Long Jump (3.05m)

Caoimhe Crossan U12- 1st Long Jump (3.86m) and 3rd in 600m

Sarah McPhillips U13- 2nd in 80m

Boys: Enda Quinn U11- 2nd in 600m

Connor Mulligan U11- 3rd in 600m

Ryan Keogh U11- 3rd Turbo Javelin (10.81m)

Christopher Conaty U14- 1st in 100m and 2nd in 800m

Inter-County Match Results

4 counties Track & Field Programme of Events, Friday May 20, 2016 at Tullamore Harriers.

May 18th, 2016

4 events for most age groups: Sprints, Middle distance, long jump and turbo javelin or shot putt.

No Long jump for U9s. Only 2 jumps will be allowed per athlete and the top 8 will get one further attempt.

Turbo jav is only for U9-11 age group, the option for U12-14 is shot putt.

 

Children do not need to email in their entries for this competition.

They can do all 4 events on the night if they want to.

A GREAT chance for kids to try them all so any child that might enter Connachts is encouraged to come for this.

 

Meeting at Tullamore Harriers grounds at 6pm sharp.

All juveniles to wear white short, white socks and blue Longford AC singlet.

We will be required to put forward officials to help run all the different events so would afew parents be ready to volunteer on the night.

Inter-county Match Programme

Information for all children U9-11 regarding Connacht Outdoor Championships

May 11th, 2016

Saturday 11th June 2016 at Dangan, Co. Galway

U9-11 Children can chose 2 events only and must stay in their own age group:

Born in 2008           Born in 2007   Born in 2006      
U9 Girls & Boys      U10 Girls & Boys       U11 Girls & Boys           
     
60m 60m 60m
300m 500m 600m
Long Jump Long Jump Long Jump
Turbo Javelin (300gr) Turbo Javelin (300gr) Turbo Javelin (300 gr)
     
Relay 4X100m Relay 4X100m Relay 4X100m

 

In the U9-11 age group 2 children work together as a pair\team both entering the same event. Their combined distances or combined times are added together for team scoring. Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd pair (NOT individual) in each event and these top 3 pairs in each event at the Connacht Championship qualify for the National Children’s Games on Sat 2nd July 2016.

Each athlete may compete in two events only, with the same or two different partners but you must have a partner to enter.

Athletes can only compete in their own age group (U9 must be born 2008) for the pairs events but they may move up 1 year to be on a relay team.

All 60m, 300m, 500m, 600m races are on times – no semifinals/finals.  Standing or crouch start is optional. No starting blocks.

Parents must email their child’s name, date of birth and events they are choosing to longfordac@gmail.com          

CLOSING Date for all U9-11 entries to be emailed into the Club is May 30th.

 

Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championships 2016

Info for all athletes ages 12-19 years

U12 athletes compete on Saturday June 11th (same day as U9-11 pairs), Dangan, Galway

U13-19 athletes compete on Saturday June 18th at Sligo IT

Athletes are confined to their own age group for all individual & field events. You may move up 1 age group to run on a relay team.

Athletes ages U12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 can only enter 3 events plus a relay team (athletes ages U17, 18 and 19 can enter 4 events plus a relay team).

U12s all must do a crouched start. Athletes from U14 upwards must use Starting Blocks. Blocks are optional for U12 and U13s.

U13, 14, 15 – One false start and all are on warning of next false start leading to disqualification.

U16 upwards First false start leads to disqualification.

ALL FIELD EVENT ATHLETES MUST BE TECHNICALLY PROFICIENT AND COMPETENT IN THE EVENT IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY. In all field events (except the High Jump and Pole Vault) each athlete will get 3 attempts.

The first 4 winners in each event from Connacht qualify for the National Championships, except in the 600\800m it is only the first 3 that go through.

Athletes MUST wear the Longford AC Singlet in competition, white shorts and white socks.

Only 5mm spikes may be used.

Coaches and parents are not allowed on the track at any time. Any parent or club official found on the track risk the possibility of their athlete and club being disqualified.

Dates to note for those that qualify for GloHealth National Juvenile Finals at Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Sat 2nd July        National “B” Championships AND U12-18 Relays

Sun 10th July      Day 1- Hurdles, 600m, 800m and some field events

Sat 23rd July       Day 2- Sprints & some field events

Sun 24th July      Day 3- 200m, 1500m and some field events

 

U12-16 Athletes can chose 3 events plus a relay team

U12 Born 2005 U13 Born 2004 U14 Born 2003 U15 Born 2002 U16 Born 2001
60m Sprint 80m Sprint 80m Sprint 100m Sprint 100m Sprint
  60m Hurdles 75m Hurdles 80m Hurdles 100m Hurdles
      250m Hurdles 250m Hurdles
    200m 200m 200m
600m 600m 800m 800m 800m
    1500m 1500m 1500m and 3000m
    2000m Walk 2000m Walk 3000m Walk
    Discus Discus Discus
    Hammer Hammer Hammer
High Jump High Jump High Jump High Jump High Jump
Long Jump Long Jump Long Jump Long Jump Long Jump
Shot Putt Shot Putt Shot Putt Shot Putt Shot Putt
Turbo Javelin Javelin Javelin Javelin Javelin
      Triple Jump Triple Jump
      Pole Vault Pole Vault
         
Relay 4X100m Relay 4X100m Relay 4X100m Relay 4X100m Relay 4X100m

 

Parents must email their child’s name, date of birth and events they are choosing to longfordac@gmail.com     Deadline for U12 age group is May 30th, Deadline for U13+ is June 5th.       

 

Calendar of Upcoming Events for Longford AC Juveniles

May 11th, 2016

Fri 13/05/2016 training for all juveniles at AIT outdoor track, 7-8:30pm

Fri 20/05/2016 4 Counties Track competition at Tullamore Harriers for U9-U14 age group (must be turning age 8-13 years)

Fri 27/05/2016 training for all juveniles at AIT indoor track, 7-8:30pm

Sat 11/06/2016 Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championship, U9-U11 as pairs and U12 age group, Dangan, Galway

Sat 18/06/2016 Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championship, all juvenile athletes U13+, Sligo IT

Sat 02/07/2016 GloHealth National Juvenile Games U9-11 pairs and U9-11 Relays, Tullamore

Sat 02/07/2016 GloHealth National Combined Events for U14-U16 only, Tullamore

Sat 09/07/2016 GloHealth National Juvenile “B” Championships AND U12-U18 Relays, Tullamore

Sun 10/07/2016 GloHealth National Juvenile Track & Field Championships Day 1, Hurdles, 600m, 800m, Tullamore

Sat 23/07/2016 GloHealth National Juvenile Track & Field Championships Day 2, Sprints, Tullamore

Sun24/07/2016 GloHealth National Juvenile Track & Field Championships Day 3, 200m, 1500m, Tullamore

 

4th Annual Primary Schools Relay Races 29 April 2016

May 3rd, 2016

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St Mel’s National School, Ardagh, holding the Ray Flynn Perpetual Trophy for winning 2nd place overall at the 4th Annual Co. Longford Primary Schools Relay Races held on 29 April 2016 at Clonguish GAA grounds, Newtownforbes

4th Annual Primary Schools Relay Races 29 April 2016

May 3rd, 2016

6th class Boys 4 X400m race

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The 2 teams of 6th Class Boys from Ardagh school that won 1st and 3rd place in the 4 X 400m relay race

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2nd place Lanesborough

4th Annual Primary Schools Relay Races 29 April 2016

May 3rd, 2016

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2nd class girls 4 X 200m relay race winners Edgeworthstown

4th Annual Primary Schools Relay Races 29th April 2016

May 3rd, 2016

2nd Class Boys races

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1st Edgeworthstown

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2nd Newtownforbes

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3rd Killoe

Primary Schools Relay Races, 29 April 2016

May 3rd, 2016

2nd Class Girls

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1st Edgeworthstown

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2nd Newtownforbes

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3rd Colehill

Primary Schools Relay Races, 29 April 2016

May 3rd, 2016

3rd Class Boys 4X200m Race

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1st Edgeworthstown (no. 20)

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2nd Newtownforbes (no. 8)

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3rd Killoe (no. 5)