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"No more injuries!" - 7pm 12th July 2021

DSD distance runner and physiotherapist Matt Bergin will host a seminar with his top tips to reduce your risk of injury - all from the comfort of your own home. Whether you are new to running, coming back to training after a break or a seasoned racer, you will pick up something useful from Matt. When: Monday 12th July 7pm Where: Zoom Interested? Try the DSD Member's Facebook Page or contact John Eves ( directly to get the Zoom link.

(Amended Events – Fri. 18th June) Dublin T&F Championships 2021

Dear Parent/Athlete, Please note there is a change is the events for this Friday’s Championship (18/06/21). Day 3 of the Dublin T&F Championships 2021 will take place this Friday (18th June). Please note the following changes in Fridays Time: Day Change – 1500m. · U17/18/19 1500m – Rescheduled to Thursday 24th June at 8.40pm (Tallaght) New Event – Friday 18th June. · Boys U12 & U13 600m (Accepting entries now. Entry Deadline Wednesday 16th 9.30pm) ACT NOW! Submit your entry. ( ) Accepting entries for this Fridays Boys U12 & U13 600m only . When submitting your entry please follow these steps and include ALL information: 1. Athlete Name (Boys U12 & U13 only). 2. Athletes Date of Birth Links: · Day 3 : Amended schedule of events Friday 18th June in Tallaght. · Link : Age Categories (2021) Finally, late entries received after 9.30pm on Wednesday 16th June for the Boys U12/13 600m will not be accepted. Any queries, please contact me or your coach. Yours in sport. Damien Moran

(URGENT – PLEASE READ) Dublin T&F Championships 2021

Dear Parent/Athlete, The first of the Dublin T&F Championships 2021 starts this weekend, which is great news. Competition at last!! However, entries must be submitted by tomorrow (Wednesday 9th June). Please email with your entry by 9pm tomorrow (Wednesday 9th June). With current Covid restrictions events will be spread over several days. The scheduled competition days so far are: · Day 1 : Friday 11th June in Tallaght. ( Timetable D1 ) · Day 2 : Sunday 13th June in Tallaght. ( Timetable D2 ) · Day 3 : Friday 18th June in Tallaght. ( Timetable D3 ) · Link : Age Categories (2021) Please refer to the timetable for the specific events. Limited age groups and events will take place each day, the following are the relevant age groups for each day: · Friday 11/06/21 U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 & U19 · Sunday 13/06/21 U13, U14, U15 & U16. · Friday 18/06/21 U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 & U19. ACT NOW! Submit your entry. ( ) When submitting your entry please follow these steps and include ALL information: 1. Athlete Name. 2. Age category (e.g. U15). 3. Event/Day (e.g. 100m / Friday 11/06/21) If entering more than one event, please list each event and day as set out in point 3 above. Please only enter events in which you’re committed to compete in. Finally, late entries received after 9pm on 9th June for Days 1 to 3 will not be accepted. Any queries, please contact me or your coach. Yours in sport. Damien Moran

2016 Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships

<img src="" alt="" /> The 2016 Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships which will take place on the following dates: Friday 12th February Santry 7pm Saturday 13th February Santry 10am Sunday 14th February Tallaght 11am Saturday 20th February Santry 10am Links to timetables : Dublin Juvenile Indoors 2016 Day 1 Santry Dublin Juvenile Indoors 2016 Day 2 Santry Dublin Juvenile Indoors 2016 Day 3 Tallaght Dublin Juvenile Indoors 2016 Day 4 Santry #Indoor

2017 Cross Country League 1, 2 & 3 Results

<img src="" alt="3-1.jpg" /> Please find the final results of the Dublin 2017 Cross Country League. Apologies for the late publication of these results. Well done to all who took part in the 3 leagues and congratulations to Grace Prenter 2nd Girls U12, Isabella Tomkin Beddy 3rd U13 Girls, Ella O’Donohoe 4th U14 Girls and Jamie Byrne 2nd Boys U13. Full results found here , DSD athletes highlighted in blue for ease of identification. Finally, thank you to Brian O’Donohoe who prepared the document for publication.

2018 All Ireland U9-U11 Team & Relay Championships and U12 & U13 Field Events – Sunday 01/

<img src="" alt="Team Champs2018 - U11 Boys LJ.jpg" /> The 2018 National Finals for the U9 – U11 Team & Relay Championships will take place this Sunday, 1st July, in Tullamore. Timetable is available here . The following are the DSD Teams taking part in Sunday’s National Finals: Boys U9 – Long Jump: Donal Clair & Oran O’Sullivan Girls U10 – 60m: Tess Archer & Alexandra Prenter Boys U11 – 60m: Cian Dunphy & Matthew McCarthy Boys U11 – Long Jump: Cian Dunphy & Matthew McCarthy Boys U11 – Long Jump: Ryan Nunan & Johnny Ellis Boys U11 – 4x100m Relay: Adam Mulqueen, Cian Dunphy, Matthew McCarthy, Johnny Ellis & Ryan Nunan. In addition to the U9-U11 Team Champs, the U12’s & U13’s have Field events on this day. The competition will be held on the grounds of Tullamore Harriers AC ( ). Bring a food and plenty of water, there is a small shop on site, but best to be prepared. Remember club singlets must be worn and shorts/leggings they should be plain in colour and not multi-coloured or patterned. Athletics Ireland have charge on the gate of €10 per adult, kids/athletes are free. Please be there at least an hour before your scheduled event, on arrival it’s important each athlete checks in to receive their number. The check-in area is to your right before you enter the track grounds and pay the entrance fee. Best of luck to everyone. GO DSD GO!

2018 Dublin T&F Championships Results

<img src="" alt="Tobi - Dub TF Champs 2018.jpg" /> First off, on behalf of the DSD Club Board, thank you to all parents who officiated over the 6 Championship days. Your contribution to the running of the Championships was much appreciated and I’m sure some of you learned a new skill over the course of the Championships. Click here for full list of results . The first 4 in each event from U12 upwards qualify for the All Ireland Finals, except for the 600m where only the first 3 qualify. In addition, an athlete can only take part in a maximum of 3 events plus a relay. If you have qualified for more than 3 individual events, you need to choose your preferred 3 events, please email me ( ) with your choice. Also, it is assumed those who qualified are available and competing in their qualifying events, unless otherwise advised. If you’re not available for any of your events, please email me without delay. The following are the Timetables for each of the All Ireland days: 01/07/18 – U9-U10 Team & Relay Championships (plus field events for U12 – U13) 07/07/18 – Club Relays & Juv ‘B’ Champs. 14/07/18 – Day 1 National T&F Champs. 15/07/18 – Day 2 National T&F Champs. 22/07/18 – Day 3 National T&F Champs.

2018 Leinster Schools Combined Events Results.

<img src="" alt="Cian Dunne - Leinser Schools CE 2018.jpg" /> Well done to Cian Dunne (Inter Boys) and Claudia Moran (Junior Girls) who both placed 3rd at the 2018 Leinster Schools Combined Events (CE) held in Abbotstown Indoor Arena on Thursday 27th September. They both qualify for the All Irelands Schools CE in Athlone on the 13th October. DSD were represented by a number of athletes who put in some good performances for their schools. Full results here , DSD athletes highlighted.
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2019 DSD Pentathlon – Saturday 19th January 11am to 4pm.

<img src="" alt="Girls U14 HJ - Claudia2 Abbotstown Feb2017.JPG" /> The club’s 2019 Pentathlon will be held in Abbotstown Indoor Arena on Saturday 19th January, 2019. This is a DSD only event and entry is open to all club members from U12 (born 2008) up to U18 (born 2002). There is an entry charge of €5 per athlete payable on the day. The format of the Club Pentathlon is as follows: · Choice of one running event: o 60m sprint (U12’s only) o 60m Hurdles (U13 – U18) o 800m (U12 – U18) · Choice of one jumping event: o Long Jump (U12 – U18) o High Jump (U12 – U18) · All athletes do the Shot Putt. The competition is a relaxed fun day for all. It is a great opportunity to try a new event and our coaches are on hand to give advice. Don’t be afraid to try something new, it’s all a bit of FUN! Time allowing, we may have a relay race at the end. This will be decided on the day. Parents, our coaches and some senior/master athletes have agreed to help on the day, but we need your help too. We would appreciate if you put your name forward to help on the day – don’t worry about any experience as you’ll be assisting a senior coach. The only thing we expect is a smile, good sense of fun and perhaps a little muscle to move hurdles or rake the sand. The entry form is now open on our website ( Click Here ), please submit your entry without delay – ENTRIES OPEN TILL TUESDAY 15th JANUARY. Damien Moran

2019 Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships.

<img src="" alt="Boys U13 60m - Abbotstown Feb2017.JPG" /> Firstly, apologies for the delayed issue of this entry form ( Entry Form Link ). There was confusion on my part regarding the date of submission for entries. In this regard I would appreciate if you could complete and return the entry form to me by this Thursday (24th January 2019). The club must submit the entries to the Dublin Athletics Board (DAB) on Friday (25/01/18), entries after this date will not be accepted by the DAB. Forms can be returned to coaches at training (Irishtown on Wednesday or BCS on Thursday) or emailed to . Please note the entry form is for individual events, relays will be selected and submitted by coaches. You will be advised by your coaches if your child is selected for a relay squad. The following are the schedule of events for each day of the Championships. Please refer to these schedules to ensure the event corresponds with the day set out in the form. · Day 1. Friday 1st February. (Ignore page 2 of this document as it’s not relevant). · Day 2. Friday 8th February. · Day 3. Saturday 9th February and Day 4. Sunday 10th February . Schedule Correction : Kindly note the relay distance for the U10 (Day 1) and U11 (Day 2) is 4 x 100m, NOT 4 x 200m as shown in the schedule of events. Parent Volunteers As with all Dublin competitions (Championships or Leagues), clubs are required to provide officials to help on the day. Our coaches are tied up with the athletes, for this reason we look to the parents to help. As you will see from the form it is a condition of your child’s entry for a parent of each athlete to officiate for at least one hour. In this regard, I would appreciate if you complete the volunteer section of the form. Abbotstown 19th Jan. (Lost Item). Last Saturday (19th January) we had a training session in the Indoor Arena at Abbotstown. Over 90 athletes turned out during the course of our 3 hour session. It was noted by all our coaches how well the athletes behaved and their eagerness to learn. We managed to cram a lot in those few hours. Thank you to all the parents who helped out on the day, your help is invaluable and very much appreciated. Finally, please note a hockey sweatshirt (picture below) was mislaid in Abbotstown that day. I would appreciate if you could check your child’s gear bag in case they picked it up by mistake. The name of the owner is on a tag in the sweatshirt. It can be returned to any of the coaches for my attention.
<img src="" alt="Lost Hockey Sweatshirt." /> Lost Hockey Sweatshirt. Yours in sport. Damien Moran

2019 Mini Olympics

<img src="" alt="Mini Olympics 2019 (002).png" /> The 2019 end of year Mini Olympics will take place on Sunday 23rd June at 3pm on the grounds of St. Thomas Estate – DSD’s future Training Campus. The Mini Olympics is open to ALL juvenile athletes (from all training locations) and like always will be a fun based team competition. We will be calling parents to help on the day – there could be a treat in it for you! Please email your entry to (please put Mini Olympics in the subject line) with Athletes Name, Age and Volunteers Name to register your entry. All entries received by Sunday 16th June, will be entered in a draw to win a Lifestyle Sports Voucher worth €25 – so get your entries in now!

2020 Juvenile Dublin & National Competition Dates.

<img src="" alt="2020.jpg" /> Below are links to the 2020 Juvenile Competition Calendar. Please take note of these dates. Our first competition for 2020 is the Dublin Indoor Championships which will be held over 5 days (3 evenings and 2 days). Below are a preview of the provisional event schedule for each competition day. Our online entry form for the Dublin Indoor Championships will be live over the next few days. I will advise once it is live and accepting entries. Links : 2020 Juvenile Competition Calendar. Dublin Indoor Champs – Day 1 . Dublin Indoor Champs – Day 2 Dublin Indoor Champs – Day 3 Dublin Indoor Champs – Day 4 Dublin Indoor Champs – Day 5. From the 1st January each year all athletes move up an age, the following are age groups from 1st January 2020: Born 2012 – U9 Born 2011 – U10 Born 2010 – U11 Born 2009 – U12 Born 2008 – U13 Born 2007 – U14 Born 2006 – U15 Born 2005 – U16 Born 2004 – U17 Born 2003 – U18 Born 2002 – U19 Born 2001 – U20 As a competitive Athletic Club we take pride in coaching our athletes to the best of their abilities and prepare them for competition. Our coaches voluntarily invest their time and knowledge to afford every athlete gets the opportunity to compete from Local level right through to National Competition and further afield to European and International standard. There is no limit to our encouragement! With this in mind, it is disappointing when many athletes attend our training sessions but don’t turn out for competition, for this reason we expect all Juvenile Athletes (Academy and Development/Junior Athletes) to take part in the Indoor Championships. You can choose as many of the events within your own age group, however, please choose only events that you’re available to attend as there is a charge to the club for each entry. We would like to encourage all Academy Athletes (U9-U13) to choose at least 2 track events and 1 field event. Development/Junior Athletes should discuss their event choice with their coach. Please preview the Dublin Indoor Competition Schedules above and take note of your preferred events/days. Wishing all our members and their loved ones a very Happy & Prosperous New Year! Yours in Sport. Damien Moran

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