Regional Athletics Academy Launch


Munster, Connacht, Leinster and Ulster regional development officers and co-ordinators are delighted to announce the launch of our rebranded Regional Athletics Academies.

The Regional Athletics Academies have been designed to promote a fun and friendly atmosphere among athletes whereby the athletes can mix socially, learn athletics and try new events. Athletics is largely an individual sport, so these events are important outside the competition environment.

Each region will have a ‘Development Squad’ and ‘Regional Athletics Academy’ and will run for 2 hours each with the Development squad been first each day.

There will be regional overnight camps organised for those who have been attending the individual academy days. This only applies to those who are in the Regional Athletic Academy, the development squad are invited to come along to squad days. Regional Co-ordinators will inform athletes closer to the time regarding dates and venues.

Club coaches are encouraged to attend and observe. The squad coaches will be available to interact and answer queries for club coaches who may wish to attend.

Cost of the squad will be €25 per athlete to be online only. In exceptional circumstances where athletes missed online registration then they can pay €25 by cash or €7 per session.


The Goals of the Regional Athletics Academies:

  • Supplement training that athletes already receive in their clubs. The Regional Academies work alongside the workshops of the National Event Coordinators.
  • Focus on the needs of our athletes/coaches with emphasis on executing the fundamentals to the highest level.
  • Help to maximise the potential of each athlete with the aim of seeking continuous improvement.
  • The Squads will focus mainly on the technical aspects of each event.
  • Assist club coaches.

Athletes are selected from the previous season’s results from U16 – U19 age groups. All event groups will be covered. All competitions including Cross Country, Indoors, Combined Events, Schools and Track and field will be taken into consideration.

Athlete will receive a squad t-shirt at the last session. Athletes must collect t-shirt or arrange to have t-shirt collected in order to avoid further postage costs.

The Development Squad takes place from 11am – 1pm on each day and is open to all athletes aged 12 years +.

The squad will cost €5 per athlete each day.

Please check in at the venue from 10.30am.


Events covered on the Development Squad are as follows:

Day 1              11am-1pm                 Sprints, Shot, Long Jump, Javelin, Pole Vault, Middle Distance & Walks*

Day 2              11am-1pm                 Short Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault, Middle Distance & Walks*

Day 3              11am-1pm                 Sprints, Shot, Long Jump, Javelin, Pole Vault, Middle Distance & Walks*

Day 4             11am-1pm                  Short Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault, Middle Distance & Walks*

*Development Group for Walks will take place on each day with the Regional Academy Walks Squad from 1pm to 3pm.



For more information , contact your regional co-ordinator:

Munster- Aisling Hoey-

Ulster- Dermot McGranaghan-

Leinster – Colette Quinn-

Connacht- Mary Barrett -


Selected Athletes

Please click on the relevant link to show the athletes which are invited to participate in Regional Athletics Academies. 







Please click on the relevant link below to register. 

Connacht Timetable

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