National Indoor Combined Events
National Indoor Combined Events Competition
All Covid-19 Information and regulations currently in place will remain valid for this weekends events regardless of Government announcements later today.
This is to ensure any new guidance can be implemented effectively by Athletics Ireland and allow critical time for implementation.
The co-operation of all those attending in adhering to the guidelines is much appreciated to ensure we can continue to provide safe competitions for all our athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.
There will be NO Spectators allowed at this Event.
Proof of either: Vaccination, Negative PCR Test within 72 Hours or Recovery from Covid-19 within the past 180 days MUST be provoided at Check In. No Entry will be permitted without this information.
Thsi is in line with current AAI Guidelines: Covid-19, Athletics Ireland
There will be no re-admittance to the venue once you have left.
Facemasks MUST be worn at all times.
Athletes are permitted to remove masks during competition, warm ups and cools downs. Masks must be work by the athletes as they make their way to and from these designated areas.
Managers & Parents:
U18 Competitors are permitted to bring 1 adult.
The athlete and parent must arrive together. Parent/Guardian will not be able to access the venue if not accompanying the athlete.
Parents/Guardians will be required to remain seated while in the venue. Athletes will not have access to this seated area.
Over 18 Competitors are not permitted to bring anyone with them.
Please find the Timetable HERE, this is subject to changes.
To stay up to date with all of the action please see here: LiveStream
All results for this competition will be available live here: Results
165 Athletes have registered for this competition with strong representation from clubs such as Leevale AC, Ennis Track AC and Craghwell AC.
The U14 and U15 Pentathlon Category is highly contested with many athletes looking forward to battling it out after honing their skills at recent regional squad meetings.
Many rising stars across the heptathlon will be looking to make their mark at this competition such as Daniel Quirk from Greystones and District AC, with long jump as his emerging specialty it'll been his event to build a strong point advantage. Fionn O'Neill from Lifford Strabane AC will also be looking to make a mark at this event with a podium finish, he took the U16 Title the time this event was held and will be no doubt looking to do the same again in the youth category. Liam Shaw from Athenry AC with a speciality in the Shot Put, Liam Shaw will be another athlete in this category to keep a close eye over the course of this competition. In 2020 he brought home the bronze medal in this competition with hopes this year to bring back more silver wear. As the men’s category is strong, so too is the women’s with Jade Moorhead from Craughwell AC and Ashleigh McCardle from Lifford Strabane AC taking the lead on favourites going into the competition. Jade has had an already impressive start to the season, competing at the Connacht Schools Event in Glasgow recently, particularly in the High Jump and Hurdles. Ashleigh will be looking to build on her second place finish at the 2020 U15 Competition with eyes on more silverware.
The Youth, Junior and Senior men’s competitions will be changing to a Heptathlon putting the men in line with International Indoor Combined Events competition. For Noah McConway the current Decathlon Champion from Ennis Track AC this will be another breakthrough opportunity for him after his impressive performance during 2021. Jack Forde from St, Kilian’s AC who took the Youth Title in 2020 will also be looking to have strong performance at this competition. The Junior Women has a series of big names on the entry list this year such as Lucy McGlynn from Tír Chonaill AC, who came second at the Schools International Combined Events Competition in Glasgow before Christmas, Niamh McCorry from Annalee AC is the current U20 Combined Events Champion and will be looking to build on her success in 2021 this year.
Current reigning Champion Rolus Olusa from Clonliffe Harriers AC will be working hard to keep his Championship title from last year as well as build on his impressive 7,000-point Decathlon performance. Trim AC Shane Aston will be looking to make it a challenge for Rolus, after a string of podium finishes in 2021, Shane is set to build on the success with even more silver wear. The Women's Senior Pentathlon is looking to be even more competitive than the Men’s, Lara O'Byrne from Donore Harriers has a strong performance at the 2021 Outdoor Combined Events Competition with a Silver Medal finish, she will be looking to build on this as we enter the indoor season. Laura Cunningham has numerous underage national titles and will be looking to had senior titles to her collection this year. Louise King from St. Colmans South Mayo AC will be looking to build points for this year’s competition in the high jump and after building on her performance over the last few years, she is definitely one to watch in this competition.
This competition will be highly contested across all events and all categories, in the Master Men O35-49 Patrick Curran from Tallaght AC, Trevor McGlynn from Omagh AC and Martin Mooney from Irishowen AC are set to have an intense battle for top spot.
Current Master Men O50-59 Champion Paschal Halley will have a challenge on his hands with Kevin Byrne from DSD AC, David Courtney Ennis Track AC and John O'Connor from Enniscorthy all of whom will be looking take this title.
Rosemary Gibson from Blackrock AC and Orlagh Colton from Omagh Harriers will be looking to repeat their 2020 battle for the O35-39 National Title.
Tina Gallagher from OMG AC and Niamh McGuire Rathkenny AC will battle it out for the O50-59 title, Tina narrowly missed out on the title in 2020, no doubt she will be looking to get her hands on top prize this year.