Regional Endurance Performance Squads Selection
Athletes have been selected for this year’s Regional Endurance Performance Squads based on their results over the past 12 months. Congratulations to those athletes selected. The squads will aim to bring top young athletes from across each province together for opportunities to train collectively. Whilst this undoubtedly has some performance benefits, perhaps more importantly it gives athletes a chance to get to know each other and can only help build a strong vibrant endurance community that athletes will want to be part of for years to come. The first squad activity takes place in early September with weekend camps so athletes should sign up by the 13th August if they wish to be involved:
Dates and Venues of Camps
- Connacht – Killary Adventure Centre, Friday 6th-8th September
- Leinster- Gormanston College, 13th-15th September
- Munster- Banna Strand, 13th-15th September
Camps will be led by coaches with at least Level 2 coaching qualifications and will include a mix of practical training sessions, theory and input from older international athletes. They will run from Friday evening till Sunday afternoon. Athletes attending the camps should be healthy and ready to train and will be expected to adhere to the code of conduct similar to those in place for Irish athletes at International Championships. The training will be appropriate for the time of year. Any enquires contact the lead coaches listed below.
Athletes included in the squad list should follow the link below to register for the squad. Unlike previous years there will no need to pre-register for the squad. Athletes that have been selected and wish to attend the camp should just follow the links below to register directly for the camp. Note. The cost of the camps will be subsidised significantly, but the price of each camps is dependent upon the costs incurred at each venue. Only athletes that are on the lists should register as other athletes will not be invited to the camps and the fee will not be reimbursed.
Click HERE for the Regional Performance Squad including selection criteria 2019/2020.
If an athlete feels they have met the criteria, but are not on the list, their coach should contact the coach leading the region.
Connacht: Emmett Dunleavy at Connachtu20endurance@athleticsireland.ie
Leinster: Fintan Reilly at Leinsteru20endurance@athleticsireland.ie
Munster: Joan Hough at Munsteru20endurance@athleticsireland.ie