Well done to all of the athletes who competed in League 2 on Sunday 7th May in Tallaght! The sun was shining, the sky was blue, there were almost 160 races on the day and we would like to thank everyone for their patience!
There were almost 70 DSD athletes competing in the various events on offer for each age group – with plenty of smiles and sun kissed faces at the end of the day – athletes and coaches alike!
League 3 is coming up this weekend on Sunday 21st May at Tallaght – please note the revised schedule. This will be the final T&F League – we look forward to seeing you there!
League 3 Sunday 21st May @ 10.30am at Tallaght AC
Due to scheduling issues that have arisen with Santry and with the inevitable knock on effects this has had on various juvenile Competitions including both the Dublin Championships and the Community Games, the Dublin Juvenile Competition Committee has made this decision in consultation with Clubs for the 2023 season.
How do the Leagues work?
The Leagues are an open competition you do not have to pre-register for the competition - simply turn up at least 1 hour before your first event and register with the DSD Official (at the DSD flag) to receive your Age Label.
Once you’ve registered and received your Age Label - you can compete in any or all of the events scheduled for your age group.
Points are awarded to the top 6 athletes in each event as follows:
1st 7 points
2nd 5 points
3rd 4 points
4th 3 points
5th 2 points
6th 1 point
Medals will be awarded to the top 3 athletes in each event on each competition day.
The top 3 athletes in each age group with the highest points accumulated over the 3 Leagues will be awarded a trophy, so obviously the more events you enter, the more chances you have of accumulating points.
The Dublin T&F Leagues are a relaxed introduction to T&F Competitions. They are a great opportunity to try new events and to get some competition experience (and practice) before the upcoming Dublin Juvenile T&F Championships.
Note: without volunteers and officials these competitions cannot take place - please let us know if you are available to volunteer on the day. As always we endeavour to minimise time officiating by spreading the work among many – it is much appreciated if you could make yourself available if asked to help on the day. Please let us know if you are available to volunteer.
Please arrive at least 1 hour before your scheduled event, remember times are approximate and event can start up to 45 minutes earlier than scheduled.
For those who have them - Club singlets must be worn.
Team Wear Store are awaiting delivery from the supplier – if you do not have a singlet but would like to compete – please wear a plain blue or white tshirt.
Be prepared for all types of weather
Bring water/food as delays can happen
All clubs are required to provide officials to help at these events - it will be much appreciated if you make yourself available to help when asked.
Only athletes aged U10 – U16 are eligible to compete (U9 may step up to U10)
U10 (born 2014)
U11 (born 2013)
U12 (born 2012)
U13 (born 2011)
U14 (born 2010)
U15 (born 2009)
U16 (born 2008)
An athlete cannot step up or down an age in any event (except U9 born 2015 can step up to compete with U10s).
Track events will be decided on times – no heats/quarter or semi-finals
Field events – 3 throws/jumps per athlete
All competing athletes must be currently registered.
In the event of contests clashing, officials will show flexibility, ie if a competitor is involved in long jump contest and a track event/other field event is called, he/she will be facilitated to participate in both, but must inform the official(s).
Parents and supporters are not permitted on the track or infield areas.
Please cooperate with, abide by and respect the decisions of the voluntary officials and organisers of the competitions.
Everyone in attendance should help keep the facilities we use clear of rubbish. Please use rubbish bins where they are provided or bring your rubbish with you when leaving!
The programmes and event orders are subject to change to facilitate the smooth running to the competition.
Car parking is available in the school - entrance to the right before the entrance gate to Tallaght A.C. facilities. Alternative car parking can be found on Airton Road which is only 5/6 minute walk to the track.
Note that Gardaí have advised that cars parked illegally on cycle and foot paths will be fined.
Wishing all our athletes the best on Sunday – we look forward to seeing you there!
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.
Yours in sport
Director of Athletic Operations