Munster XC Squad Day September 29th Banna Beach Co Kerry

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

A Munster Squad Cross-Country session will take place on Saturday 29th September at Banna Beach Co. Kerry. This is open to all endurance athletes in Munster that have achieved the following criteria:

1) 2012 ages u14 (born 1999) - u20 (born 1993)

2) Have finished top 20 in a Munster ‘A’ Cross-Country Championship in 2011 or 2012 in school or club championships

3) Have finished top 5 in a Munster ‘A’ Outdoor T&F Championship distance event (800m/1500m/3000m/5000m/Steeplechase)

Results for past Munster club and school championships can be found here:

All athletes are encouraged to attend and also their personal coaches. Athletes should meet at Banna Beach Car Park (about 1km past Banna Beach Hotel) at 10.30am sharp for registration and bring €5 with them. Athletes should also bring training gear, warm clothes, towel and swimming gear. One of our guest coaches for the day will be legendary Irish coach Br John Dooley.

The timetable for the day is as follows:

10.30am- Registration Banna Beach Car Park
10.45am- Athletes split into various groups
11.00am- Warm up
11.30am- Start of session on beach (Mixture of steady state running and sand dune work)
12.30pm- Warm Down
1pm- Talk in Banna Beach Hotel
1.45pm- Finish


Banna Beach is located just 10 miles from Tralee town in County Kerry.

From Tralee one takes the road in the direction of Ardfert and Ballyheigue.

On arrival at Ardfert Village one takes the road towards Ballyheigue.

One mile down this road there is a left turn for Banna Strand. The Banna Beach Resort is located 500 meters on the left on this road. Follow the road for 1 km past the hotel and you will reach the beach car park.

Can all clubs please make sure that all athletes who have achieved the above criteria for the squad are notified about the squad day and please encourage them and their personal coaches to attend. I look forward to meeting all the squad members in Banna.

The full Munster Track & Field Squad for the 2012/2013 season will be using a similiar format to last year with some changes. Full details will be with all clubs in October. Being selected for the Cross-Country session on the 29th of September does not mean an athlete is on the T&F squad for the year, this is a special cross-country squad day with another XC day planned for November.

For further information please contact RDO Steven Macklin at 0876335565 or e mail

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