All Ireland Novice & Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships


The All Ireland Novice and Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships will be held at the Navan Adventure Sports, Navan Racecourse, Co. Meath on Saturday 15th December. 




Please arrive on course at least 1 hour 15min before your scheduled race.  Check-in at the DSD Tent/Flag to receive your number.  Strictly Club/County Singlet must be worn.  If wearing a County Singlet these will be available from the Dublin officials on the day.  As usual be prepared for all types of weather and bring food/water.


Good Luck to all our DSD Athletes.

Juvenile Christmas Training Schedule

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Irishtown Training:

  •          Please note there will be NO juvenile training this Saturday 8th December.

  •          Training will be as normal on Wednesday (12th) and Saturday (15th).

  •          15th December is the last training session for Christmas.

  •          Return to training on Wednesday 9th January, 2019.


BCS Training:

  • Please note Thursday 13th December the BCS Hall is not available due to the BCS Christmas Fair.  For this reason the following groups are NOT training on the 13th and will return on Thursday 10th January 2019:

o   Little Athletics – U9 (Born 2011 & 2010).

o   U10 (Born 2009).

o   U11 (Born 2008).

o   U12 (Born 2007).

o   U13 (Born 2006).

  • All other groups (Liz/Dave B/Donal & Eddie) will train as usual on the 13th in the Classroom/Canteen Area.

  • Final BCS training is Tuesday 18th December return to training is Tuesday 8th January 2019.


Fit4Youth Group – Gerry McGrath

Final training is Tuesday 18th December return to training is Tuesday 8th January 2019.


Liz’s Group

  •          Thursday 13th December – BCS at 6pm

  •          Tuesday 18th December – BCS at 6pm

  •          Saturday 22nd December – St Enda’s Park at 11am

  •          Sunday 23rd December – Irishtown at 11am

  •          Saturday 29th December – St. Enda’s Park at 11am

  •          Sunday 30th December – Marlay Park at 11am

  •          Tuesday 1st January 2019 – Marlay Park at 12pm

  •          Thursday 3rd January 2019 – Marlay Park at 11am

  •          Saturday 5th January 2019 – St. Enda’s Park at 11am

  •          Sunday 6th January 2019 – Irishtown at 11am


Dave & Brendan/Donal & Eddie Groups

  •          Thursday 13th December – BCS at 6pm

  •          Saturday 29th December – Marlay Park at 11am

  •          Sunday 30th December – Marlay Park at 10.30am

  •          Saturday 5th January 2019 – Marlay Park at 11am

  •          Sunday 6th January 2019 – Marlay at 10.30am

Finally, please note there will be NO Juvenile Christmas Party this side of Christmas.  Instead we are planning a special event for early January, this will appeal to the younger athletes as well as the teenagers, even the adults might fancy a go!!  Watch this space all will be confirmed!!

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas from all at DSD AC.

Wins for Ciara, Isabella and Jamie at Tymon Park!

A great day for D.S.D., yesterday at the final Dublin Cross Country League in Tymon Park, saw the club record three individual wins, with several other athletes moving up to higher finishing positions.

Isabella Tompkins Beddy scored her first cross country win in the U.14 girls race, as she pushed the pace from the gun in a top class field.  Isabella had to fight all the way to the finish line for a well earned victory.  Johanna Cullihane also ran very well here finishing 6th.

Next up was Jamie Byrne, who ran a very clever race in the U.14 Boys, sitting behind the leader, until he reached the last 300m, where he produced a fantastic turn of speed to win going away.  Tristan McCafferty was 6th, Josh Hauer (with a bad cold 11th) and Andrew McGilton 13th.

Ciara Kelly and Amelia Hauer sprinted to the front in the U.15 girls.  Amelia pushed the pace all the way, and was passed by Ciara over the last 100m, for a 1st and 3rd for D.S.D.

In the U.15/U.16 joint age group race the U.15 boys were dominant over the U.16’s with David Bosch (U.15) consolidating his position at the top of the League Table, with a great silver medal performance.

Emily Bradshaw ran well in the U.16 Girls with a 3rd place finish.

We had a great turn out in the younger age groups.

First up our U9 girls ran very well in a big field with 3 of our girls having their first league run. Ellie Waters led the team home in 6th, with Anna Kelleher in 7th, Aoife Long in 11th and Derbhile Hasset in 15th and good runs as well from Sophie Bradshaw and Daisy Coleman.

In the U9 Boys, Oran O'Sullivan in 12th  place, led home Luca Moran (16th), Sean Fahey (20th), Luke O'Neill (23rd) and Tyler Caprice in a big field.

U10 Girls, well done to Evelyn Kwik, Tess Archer and Alex Prenter.

U10 Boys, John McHenry put in an excellent finish for 8th place followed home by Mason Parkin and Julio Caprice. 

U11 Girls, Emily Costello 11th, led home Sadbh Hasset, Eabha Durbridge and Laura Cronin. 

U11 Boys, Cian Dunphy was first home in 8th, supported by Adam Mulqueen 9th, Ben Chadwick and Tom Deally. 

U12 Girls, Mia Chadwick ran a great race in 10th, followed by Fiona Waters and Brooke Moran. 

U13 Girls, Sadbh Houlihan finished 11th in her first league outing. 

U13 Boys, Jordie Lavin running his first league race also ran very well to finish 9th.


Copy of DSD Gear Refresh

Over the summer the club have been working on a gear refresh with sportswear supplier Jako.

We are pleased to advise that the club page on their site is now up and running.

We have focused on training and competition wear for now. The club singlet has not been changed.

We have negotiated a 20% discount off the list price so when you do go to purchase you will need to input the discount code JAKO20. 

The objective is to have our athletes dressed consistently at training and at competition. We believe that this will engender a team ethos within the club and present a more organised & professional image at competitions.

We are hoping to have all club athletes in possession of a competition top (either a half Zip top code 8618 or a full zip tracksuit top code 9318), tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt. The other items are optional.

There are adult and kids categories so make sure you select the correct image on the site. The sizes on the website refer to EU sizes (So a man’s small is an EU Small which equates to a UK XS).

Cross Country League 3 – Tymon Park Sunday 2nd December.

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The third and final Cross Country League will take place in Tymon Park this Sunday 2nd December.  The first race which is the U9 Boys/Girls starts at 11am.  Be there at least an hour before your scheduled race.  Click here for the Race Schedule and recommended times to be on course.  Please bear in mind parking can be difficult in the area, you may have to walk some distance to the race location.   

No need to pre-register for the League, just turn up register at the DSD Tent/Flag to receive your number.  If you missed the previous two leagues – not to worry – you are still welcome to enter this Sunday.  Race fee is already included in the club subscription.  

Juvenile Cross Country League is open to all Juvenile members from age 7 (born 2011) and upwards.  

DSD Club singlets must be worn and a limited stock will be available to purchase at the event – Price €20.  

Be prepared for all types of weather, bring water/food as delays can happen.  Spikes can be worn and fitted with 7mm or 9mm spikes. 

Volunteers – Officiating.

Without volunteers these competitions could not take place.  It is a requirement by the Dublin Athletics Board that all clubs put forward volunteers to officiate on the day.  Clubs that don’t put officials forward can have their athletes withdrawn from the competition.  As with the Dublin Championships it is a condition of your child’s entry that at least one parent of an athlete make themselves available to officiate on the day.  All we ask is that you give at least 1 hour of your time to help.  If asked we would appreciate if you will make yourself available. 


Race Map.

Parking and Course Access.   

Finally, we are awaiting the results for League 1 & 2, which will be posted upon receipt.

Good Luck to all.  Go DSD Go!

Paul 2nd in U.23 Nationals

Paul O’Donnell had a fantastic break through at national level, when he finished a fine 2nd place in the National U.23 Men’s Cross Country in Abbotstown on Sunday.   This qualifies him for the European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg in December.  From the gun Paul and Brian Fay (Raheny) surged to the front of the U.23 race and had a ding dong battle to the finish line, with Brian pulling away over the last 600m of the 10,000m race.

In the Senior Women’s Championship, D.S.D finished in 4th place, after an unfortunate mishap to Laura Shaughnessy, who was unable to finish, just as D.S.D., were challenging for top spot in a tough gruelling 6,000m race.   Linda Byrne was first home for us in 17th place, with Meghan Ryan 21st; Niamh Devlin 47th; Amy Moran 50th and Harriet Robinson 57th.

A much understrength Senior Men’s Team tried their hardest to make up for the absence of Hiko Tonosa (favourite for the race) and Joe Sweeney, due to injury,  just missing out on medals finishing in 4th place, led home by Paul O’Donnell 8th and supported well by Robert Corbally 24th; Killian Mooney 28th; Emmet Jennings 30th; John Eves 32nd; Mark Molloy 62nd.

D.S.D., lost  the U.20 Women’s title, after the longest sequence of victories in any sport in Ireland,  beaten by just two points, while attempting 24 titles in a row.  The team did not go down without a fight, as they finished a gallant 2nd, led home by Niamh Carey in 13th place and supported by Grace Dervan 29th; Emma Ryan 35th ; Faye Dervan 42nd and Lucy McCann 54th.

Bronze medals were won by our U.20 Men (Aaron Donnelly 16th; Oisin Kelly 28th; Canaan St. Lewis  54th and Rossa O’Finneadha 57th);  U.18 Boys (Oisin Kelly 14th; Canaan St. Lewis 29th; Rossa O’Finneadha 30th and James Lenehan 63rd, with our U.16 girls pipped by one point for 3rd after recount – Eimear Maher 13th; Saoirse O’Brien 46th; Christine Horan 56th; Ella O’Donohoe 58th.


Other juveniles who impressed were Jamie Byrne (U.14) 9th; Isabella Tompkin Beddy (U.14) 14th and Alex Flynn (U.16 Boys) 23rd.


Well done to all!

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Silver for Women and Men's Teams in Santry

Meghan Ryan was in top form for D.S.D Senior Women’s team, in Santry on Sunday, as she chased the early leader, Anna Reddin of Crusaders, for the first lap.  Both were joined by Ide Nic Dhomhnaill (Donore), who then forged ahead going into the last lap.  Anna then dropped back as Meghan dug in with great courage to equal her 2nd place of last year.  Linda Byrne, D.S.D’s Olympic Marathon performer, moved down in distance to help her team to 2nd place, with Amy Moran 10th and Harriet Robinson 11th.   Crusaders A.C beat D.S.D to gold with 23 points to 27 points.


Robert Corbally played a captain’s part for our Senior Men’s team, finishing a gallant 3rd place, after an epic battle with Colm Rooney and Cathal Doyle, both of Clonliffe Harriers.   Killian Mooney joined the leading three after the first lap pushing the pace for a long way, during the 10,000m race and finishing 4th behind the more experienced senior performers,  and had the consolation of picking up a silver team medal, with Paul O’Donnell 11th, Ruadhan O’Grada 16th, Aengus Meldon 26th and Kevin Power Kelly 49th.


Golds Galore for D.S.D., at Dublin Uneven C.C. Championships

Aaron Donnelly led Dundrum South Dublin to a combined U19 & U.20 Cross Country Championship victory at the Dublin Cross Country Championships in Santry on Sunday.  Aaron won his first championship gold at this level, over 6,000m,  with a masterful display of front running and supported by Oisin Kelly 3rd; Canaan St. Lewis 4th; Rossa O’Finnéide 7th; Liam Blackburn, James Lenehan and William Kinsella.  This win sets them up amongst the favourites to take the National C.C. team title, with qualification for the European Cross Country Championships.

In the U.19 Girls 4,000m Emma Ryan impressed with strong running to take the title, followed in second place by Grace Dervan, who also ran a great race.

Emer Maher had to pull out all the stops in the U.17 girls 4,000m to win the title, adding to the U.16 win she had recently.  Emer was not daunted by the step up, as she pulled away over the last 300m, leading her team to victory, supported by Faye Dervan 4th; Eabha Nally 12th; Aimee Kenna 13th.

The U.17 Boys (5,000m) finished in second place with Adam Harvey 10th; Alex Flynn 11th; and also running well Cian O’Sullivan, Eoin Dunne; Joseph Neary and Ruaidhri Gollogly Doyle.

Saoirse O’Brien led the U.15 Girls Team to gold finishing 3rd over 3,500m, followed closely by Isabella Tompkin Beddy 4th, Ella O’Donoghue 10th; Amelia Hauer 12th, and also supported by Ciara Kelly, Niamh Doyle, Ella McCoy; Gracie Browne, Johanna Culhane and Anna Neary.

David Bosch impressed in the U.15 Boys 3,500m finishing 4th, and with Javae St. Lewis 6th; Jamie Byrne 9th; Tristan McClafferty 21st D.S.D., won gold, also supported by Josh Hauer and Evan Binley.


Team  Gold Medals:

U.19 Boys; U.17 Girls;  U.15 Boys; U.15 Girls.


Silver Medals:

U.17 Boys; U.9 Boys.


Bronze Medals:

U.9 Girls


Also putting in a great effort:

U.9 Boys (2nd) Harry Ellis 12th; Oran O’Sullivan; Luca Moran; Dylan Costello; Luke O’Neill; Kyle White and Conor Corbet.

U.9 Girls (3rd):  Deirbhle Hassett 6th; Anna Kellegher 11th; Aoife Long; Ellie; Alice, Sophie, Becky, Aoife and Laura.

U.11 Girls (4th):  Julia 8th; Katie, Alexandra, Emmeline, Sadhbh; Emily Kate, Molly, Anna, Lauryn, Eabha Safia and Maja.

U.11 Boys: Cian Dunphy 11th; Adam Mulqueen 12th; Johny; Matthew; John; Tom; Ben; Alexander Fionn.

U.13 Girls: Ali O’Sullivan 11th; Eleana, Chloe; Tilly.

U.13 Boys: Henry; Cillian; Sean; Charlie; PJ.

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Dublin Uneven XC Championships - Sunday 4th November - Santry.

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Good luck to all competing this Sunday (4th November) in the Uneven Age Dublin XC Championships which are being held in Santry Park (beside Morton Stadium).  Click for Athlete Entries, Race Maps and Race Timetable.  Please remember on arrival athletes should check-in with Brian O’Donohoe at the DSD Tent/Flag, to receive your race number. It is essential athletes remain at the DSD area for their coaches and not wander off. Club singlets must be worn, and limited stock will be available for sale on the day (Price: €20).


Thank you to all who volunteered to officiate on the day.  This is the volunteer list which was submitted to the Dublin Athletics Board, you will need to check-in at the officials tent to receive your duties.

Athletes should note their race start time and be on course as follows, this is to allow time to check-in, Walking the race route and warm-up: 

·         U9 G&B: (Race starts 11am) On course at 9.50am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 10.15am)

·         U11 G&B: (Race starts 11:16am) on course at 10:00am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 10.30am)

·         U13 G&B: (Race starts 11.35am) On course at 10.20am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 10:50am)

·         U15 G&B: (Race starts 12:03pm) On course at 10:50am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 11:15am)

·         U17 Girls: (Race starts 12:35pm) On course at 11:20am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 11:50am)

·         U17 Boys: (Race Starts 12:55pm) On course at 11:45am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 12:10pm)

·         U19 Ladies: (Race starts 1.15pm) On course at 12.00pm (Walking Course/Warm-up at 12:20:pm)

·         U19 Men: (Race starts 1.45pm) On course at 12.35pm (Walking Course/Warm-up at 1:00pm)


 Tips for new parents (and the not so new!).

·         Arrive in plenty of time, parking can be difficult so you could end up walking a distance to the race location.  Try to aim for arrival an hour and 15 min before your scheduled race.  Coaches will usually walk the race route with athletes and begin warm-up around 45 mins before the race time.  Be on time, as coaches cannot keep the group waiting.  Best to have a relaxed athlete and not rushing to be on time for a race.

·         Your entry has been submitted you just need to Check-in at the DSD Tent/Flag to collect your race number, which should be worn on the front of your club singlet.  Singlets must be visible during the race, ie. wear over base layers.

·         Dress appropriate for the weather.  Athletes should wear plenty of layers, with gloves and hats to fight the cold.  Jackets, tops/bottoms should be kept on during/after warm-up and left on till just before their race.  Runners are worn for the warm-up.

·         Athletes change into spikes after warm-up (fitted with 9mm/12mm spike inserts).

·         During the race don’t run along side your athlete, as this can result in disqualification.

·         Have a towel and change of clothes for after the race, even baby wipes to clean off the mud.

·         Bring food and water, be prepared for delays as they can happen.

·         At the end of the race a proud hug and/or high 5 is the order of the day with a big smile, they may well hurt at the end, but they’ve just had a big achievement no matter what position they come.  Show your Pride!

·         Bring a treat for after the race, a flask of hot chocolate will really take the chill out of the bones.

·         Don’t just leave after your child’s race, support your club and cheer all the DSD athletes.   


IMPORTANT – Dublin Athletics Board Instructions:

  1. Car-parking:  Competitors and spectators are specifically requested to park in the confines of Morton Stadium.  Fingal Country Council who are the owners of Santry Park have specifically requested that no event parking take place within the confines of the park itself.  Competitors and spectators are specifically asked also not to park illegally in the Santry area as local residents may well contact An Garda Siochana and in the past cars have been ticketed and removed.

  2. The track in Morton Stadium is absolutely out of bounds.  No warmups are permitted on the track or on the infield and any encroachment on the track is specifically prohibited by order of Morton Stadium. 

  3. Could clubs also instruct their athletes to remove all litter from Santry park post event.  Failure to do so means that the volunteers who will be there from 8 in the morning erecting the course will then be on their hands and knees in the dark cleaning up rubbish after the event.  Not the most pleasant of tasks and certainly not fair!

Dublin City Marathon

Congratulations to those who completed the Airtricity Dublin City Marathon today, such a great achievement by all. D.S.D., results as follows:

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Wishu Bedilu Gebreselassie 2.46.12

Seamus Clancy  2.46.31

Colin Murphy 2.46.48

Colm Cunningham 2.51.58

Fergus Collis 2.52.27

Eoin Fogarty 2.58.19

Alan Egan 3.07.19

James Berry 3.31.04

Thomas McDonagh 3.32.17

Gavin O’Flaherty 3.38.13

Joyce Tracey 3.58.36

Des Fitzgerald 3.55.51

Clare Flanagan 3.52.45

Anne-Marie OFlaherty 3.56.42

Simon Cotter 4.02.15

Sophie McDaid 4.04.53

Camilla Tuffy 4.06.14

Conor Dixon 4.11.46

Niamh Smyth 4.20.26

Eoin Daly 4.20.28

Rose Barry 4.21.42

Graham Dungan 4.23.57

John Barry 4.29.33

Phillip Horan 4.36.01

Carol Healy 4.45.01

John Hosey 4.46.18

Lisa D’Arcy 4.50.25

Kelly Admirand 4.55.38

Well done to all our volunteers at the Orwell Road Drink Station, who did an amazing job,. All the hard work is much appreciated by the club.


Uneven Age Cross Country Championships – Last Chance to Enter! Plus Midterm training update.


Congratulations to all who competed in the Even Age Cross Country last weekend.  Full results available here, DSD athletes highlighted for ease of identification.  Well done to all, some great performances from our athletes.


GET YOUR ENTRY IN NOW!  Deadline extended to Thursday 25th October.

Last chance to enter the Dublin Uneven Cross Country Championships, which will be held on Sunday 4th November in Santry Demesne (the park beside Morton Stadium).  Final deadline is tomorrow, Thursday 25th October, strictly no entries after this date.  Click here to check your entry (entries received up to 7.30pm today, 24/10/18).


Mid-term Juvenile Training: 

  • Saturday (27/10/18):  Training as usual, all groups Marlay/Irishtown.

  • Sunday (28/10/18):  Liz’s Irishtown training cancelled due to Marathon (see Monday below). Gerry McGrath’s Fit4Youth training Cancelled.  Donal/Eddie training as usual.

  • Monday (29/10/18):  Liz training at 11am St. Enda’s Park.

  • Tuesday (30/10/18):  BCS Training as usual.  (All Tuesday groups)

  • Wednesday (31/10/18):  Irishtown training cancelled.  Enjoy Trick or Treating!!

  • Thursday (01/11/18):  BCS Training as usual.  (All Thursday groups)

Laura 6th in Autumn Open Cross Country

In the Autumn Open Cross Country in Abbotstown yesterday, our senior men’s defending champion Hiko Tonosa, was unfortunate to injure his leg and was unable to finish.   Robert Corbally was first home for D.S.D., in 20th place, with Mark Molloy 25th; Fionn Buttner 37th; Ruadhán O’Gráda 42nd; Michael McCarthy 49th and Ross O’Toole 62nd.  

Laura Shaughnessy ran a great race in the Senior Women’s race finishing 6th, with Meghan Ryan also impressing in 13th place and Amy Moran 27th.

In the U.20 women’s event Abbie Taylor, returning from injury, finished 7th with Grace Dervan 19th and Lucy McCann 23rd.  

Aaron Donnelly finished 19th in the U20 men’s race.

Well done to all!




Gold for U.16 and 18 Girls and 18 Boys in Dublin C.C. Championships

D.S.D., athletes were in top form at the Dublin (Even Ages) Cross-Country Championships at Abbotstown yesterday, coming away with gold medals in the U.16 & 18 Girls and U.18 Boys; Silver U.14 Boys and U.16 Boys; Bronze U.14 Girls and U.10 Girls. 

Canaan St. Lewis led our U.18 Boys Team to a narrow victory over Clonliffe Harriers (national champions last year).  One point was the winning margin in a thrilling finish, with Liam Blackburn sprinting past two athletes on the run in to grab the vital 4th team place on the D.S.D., team.   Rossa O’Finneide 6th and Oisin Kelly 7th were already in the top group from the gun and holding on grimly to their positions in a see-saw battle for team supremacy.

The U.18 Girls were equally impressive with Faye Dervan running a controlled race to finish 2nd,  and Emma Ryan sprinting in to take 3rd position, supported by Caoimhe Nic Eachain and Roisin McEllitott, to take 1st place. 

In the U.16 Girl’s race there was total domination for D.S.D., as Emer Maher and Saoirse O’Brien completed a great 1st and 2nd, receiving great back up from Ella O’Donoghue 5th; Amelia Hauer 7th; and Ella McCoy 10th, to take the title.

Alex Flynn was first home in the U.16 Boys race, with the team taking silver medals. Morgan Clarkson was 7th; Eoin Dunne 13th; Javae St.Lewis 14th and David Bosch 15th.

Jamie Byrne led home the U.14 Boys to silver medals finishing in 3rd place, supported by Tristan McClafferty, Joshua Hauer, Zeki Akca and Callum O’Neill.

Our U.14 Girls took Bronze with Isabella Tomkins Reddy leading the team home in 3rd place followed by Gracie Browne, Johanne Culhane and Ally O’Sullivan.

Congrats also to our U.10 Girls who finished 3rd, with Katherine Phelan 15th; Alex Prenter 16th; Evelyn Kwik 17th and Izzy Craig.

Well done also to our U.10 Boys and U.12’s  who tried very hard and just missing out on medals this time, but with more experience and training will hope to be on the rostrum next time.

 U.18 G 1st

U.18 B 1st

U.16 G 1st

U.16 B 2nd

U.14 B 2nd

U10 G 3rd

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Uneven Age XC Entries - Closing Date this Wednesday (24th October).

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Thank you to all who have submitted their Dublin Cross Country entry so far.  Even Age entries are closed.  The deadline for Uneven Age entries (ie. U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19) is Wednesday 24th October.  Entries received after that date will not be accepted, so if you haven’t entered please do so now without delay. 

Check Your Uneven Age Entry:

Click here to view the Uneven Age entries received up to 3.15pm today (Saturday, 20/10/18).  Please review and advise of any errors (email:  If you don’t see your entry, it means it wasn’t received.  In this regard, please resubmit your entry, go to Competition Forms tab at the top of our webpage and click on the Cross Country Entry form.  Mistakes or omissions must be advised by the deadline date, after that date we cannot resolve any issues.

Dublin Cross Country Championships – Even Ages Sunday 21st October, Abbotstown

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Click here for a list of all Even Age Entries.  On arrival athletes should check-in at the DSD Tent/Flag, it is also essential athletes remain at the DSD area for their coaches and not wander off.  Please note athletes should be on course as follows, this is to allow time to check-in, Walking the race route and warm-up: 

Click here for Race Map & time schedule:

·         U10 G&B: (Race starts 11am) On course at 9.50am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 10.15am)

·         U12 G&B: (Race starts 11:20am) on course at 10:05am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 10.35am)

·         U14 G&B: (Race starts 11.50am) On course at 10.40am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 11:05am)

·         U16 Girls: (Race starts 12:25pm) On course at 11:15am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 11:40am)

·         U16 Boys: (Race starts 12:45pm) On course at 11:30am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 12pm)

·         U18 Girls: (Race Starts 1:05pm) On course at 11:50am (Walking Course/Warm-up at 12:20pm)

·         U18 Boys: (Race starts 1.25pm) On course at 12.10pm (Walking Course/Warm-up at 12:40pm)

 Club singlets must be worn.  Bring food/water and prepare for all types of weather.


Access Route & Parking:

Click here for the access route and parking.



Thank you to all who volunteered for this Sunday’s competition.  Please click here to view the list of volunteers submitted to the Dublin Athletics Board (DAB).  All named officials will be issued a car pass by DAB and will be permitted to park in the official’s car park, marked on the map.  The DAB has requested all officials to be there an hour before competition.


Best of luck to all our competitors.   

Dublin Cross Country Championships – Even Age Entries – Check your entry.


Thank you to all who have submitted their Dublin Cross Country entry so far.  Please remember the deadline for Even Age entries (ie. U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18) is tomorrow, Saturday 13th October.  Entries received after tomorrow will not be accepted, so if you haven’t entered please do so now without delay.

Check Your Entry: Click here to view the entries received up to 3.30pm today (Friday, 12/10/18).  Please review and advise of any errors (email:  If you don’t see your entry, it means it wasn’t received.  In this regard, please resubmit your entry, go to Competition Forms tab at the top of this webpage and click on the Cross Country Entry form.

Dublin Cross Country Championships 2018 – Entry form NOW OPEN!


The entry form for the 2018 Dublin Cross Country (XC) Championships is NOW OPEN.  Unlike the XC Leagues where you can just turn up, this time YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER for the Dublin XC Championships.  Please go to the ‘Competitions Entry Forms’ tab at the top of the webpage and click on ‘Dublin Cross Country Championships 2018 – DSD Entry Form’ (Link).

Entries Deadline:

The Even Age XC Championships take place on Sunday 21st October in Abbotstown, (click here for Even Age Race Schedule & Map).  Please submit your entry without delay, the entry deadline is Saturday 13th October, entries received after that date will not be accepted.

 The Uneven Age XC Championships take place on Sunday 4th November in Santry.  We are now accepting entries, the Uneven Age deadline will be confirmed at a later date.      

 Entries will only be accepted from registered members; please ensure you are registered for 2018/19 with the club.  IF YOU’RE NOT REGISTERED YOU CANNOT COMPETE!

Finally, parents please note it is a condition of your child’s entry that a parent of each athlete gives at least 1 hour of their time to officiate at the event.  It is a requirement by the Dublin Athletics Board (DAB) that each club provide officials on the day.  We have been advised by the DAB that sanctions will be imposed on clubs that fail to provide officials.  Which could ultimately mean exclusion of club athletes from the competition.  For this reason, the DSD Athletics Committee will be reviewing the volunteering track record of all entries, which could result in the committee not accepting an entry if adequate effort is not shown to officiate at competitions.  Thank you to all parents who volunteered at previous championships and would appreciate your help and the help of those who have yet to volunteer.