First of all we thank you for your patience – there have been some recent glitches with the Athletics Ireland Competition Entry System which has had knock on effect to all of the upcoming competition entries and communication.
Our coaches have been busy organising athletes for the upcoming Teams Competition – it is always a fun day of competition for our younger juveniles and it is great to see so many putting their names forward to take part.
For some it will be their first taste of competition and competing together as part of a team is a great introduction to this. We hope everyone is looking forward to and enjoys themselves on the day.
We would ask that you reconfirm your availability at your earliest convenience as this is a team event with two athletes making up each Team – if a child is not available, this also means the other child can’t compete.
Athletes should arrive at least one hour before their first event to allow time to:
check in with the DSD Official
and to allow sufficient time for warm-up
Please remember events can be brought forward before scheduled times, therefore it is important to be there at least 1 hour before.
DSD vest must be worn when competing - please let us know if you do not have a vest as we are making alternative arrangements. We are aware that our supplier is currently experiencing delays - this is something that is out of our control – and we apologise for the inconvenience.
Please find the Schedule for Teams Championships attached along with the Teams – coaches may make amendments to the pairings.
Note: without volunteers and officials these competitions cannot take place – all Clubs are required to provide volunteers so please let us know if you are available. To ensure that our coaches can concentrate on their athletes we look to parents to help when required and your co-operation will be much appreciated. 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 contact me ASAP if you are able to volunteer as we need to give names prior to the Competition.
Parking is available in the school yard - entrance on the right before the entrance gate to Tallaght Track and when full on Airton Road which is only a short walk from the venue.
Note that Gardai have advised that cars parked illegally on cycle and foot paths will be fined.
Please be advised, the timetable is subject to change without notice, events could be earlier or later than the scheduled time.
Please remember that all officials are volunteers and to respect their requests and direction during the Championships.
Please confirm ASAP:
1. Athlete availability
2. If you do not have a vest
3. If you are available to volunteer
Wishing all of our athletes the very best of luck!
Yours in Sport
Director of Athletics Operations