Tailteann Inter-Provincial T&F Championships

See Report here – Tailteann Interprovincial report 2019

Results here – http://live.athleticsireland.ie/menu.html

Sportsfile photos here – https://www.sportsfile.com/more-images/1906150/

Well done to our all our athletes and especially our medal winners:-

  1. Azuolas Varnele, Colaiste Mhuire Co-Ed – 2nd in Hammer
  2. Dillon Ryan, CBS Thurles – 3rd Triple Jump
  3. Ted Collins, Glenstal Abbey School – 3rd 800m
  4. Jodie McGrath, St.  Mary’s Nenagh – 3rd Pole Vault
  5. Eoin Buenaventura, St. Augustine’s College – 3rd Pole Vault

East Munster Cup Winners

Girls – Overall Cup winners Ursuline Waterford 37pts

Winners in each category

  • Minor Girls –  Scoil Mhuire COS 10 pts
  • Junior Girls –  Pobalscoil na Trionoide 18pts
  • Inter Girls –  Ursuline Waterford 16pts
  • Senior Girls – Presentation Thurles 19 pts

Boys – Overall Winner of Brother O’Donovan Cup – Thurles CBS 43 points

Winners in each category

  • Minor Boys – Ard Scoil na Mara 10 points
  • Junior Boys – Waterpark College 11 points
  • Inter Boys – St. Augustine’s College & Our Lady’s Templemore 13 points
  • Senior Boys – St. Augustine’s College 25 points

Munster Schools T&F Championships 2019

See Results from the Munster Schools T&F Championships in Cork IT on Saturday 18th May here – http://www.munsterschoolsathletics.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ResultsMunsterTF.pdf

Link to Photos here – https://www.facebook.com/pg/AthleticsIreland/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2379235065440648

The first 2 athletes in each laned event (up to an including 400m) & the first 3 athletes in non laned events & field events qualify for the All Ireland Schools Track & Field Championships on Saturday 1st June in Tullamore Harriers Stadium. If any athlete cannot attend, can you please e-mail info@munsterschoolsathletics.org so that the next placed athlete gets the chance to compete.

See Timetable for Irish Schools T&F Championships here – 


East Munster Schools T&F Qualifiers

The East Munster Schools T&F Qualifiers for the Munster Schools T&F Championships in Cork I.T. on Saturday next, 18th May are below:-

East Munster T&F Qualifiers 2019

Can all schools please check the list and if any of your athletes cannot attend, please e-mail info@munsterschoolsathletics.com without delay so the next placed athlete is given the chance to attend. Also, please send on any spelling errors.

East Munster Schools Boys T&F Championships 2019

The East Munster Schools BOYS T&F Championships took place in Waterford RSC on Thursday 9th May. Many thanks to all who helped out on the day and to all the schools who supported the event.

Full Results – East Munster Schools Boys Track Results 2019            East Munster Schools Boys Field Results 2019

Any errors/omissions to info@munsterschoolsathletics.org.

Winners of the Schools Cups on the day were:-

  • Minor Boys – Ard Scoil na Mara 10 points
  • Junior Boys – Waterpark College 11 points
  • Inter Boys – St. Augustine’s College & Our Lady’s Templemore 13 points
  • Senior Boys – St. Augustine’s College 25 points
  • Overall Winner of Brother O’Donovan Cup – Thurles CBS 43 points

There were two records set on the day, both by Thurles CBS students so congrats to them.

Sean Mockler, Thurles CBS threw a record of 67.16m in the Senior Boys 6kg Hammer. 

Thurles CBS Senior Boys 4 x 400m Relay team ran 3.44.67 to break the existing record of 3.44.70 set by St. Declan’s CS Kilmacthomas in 2017. 

Updated records – East Munster Schools Boys Records 2019

East Munster Schools GIRLS T&F Championships

The East Munster Schools GIRLS Track & Field Championships took place in Templemore Track on Wednesday 1st May. See Provisional results below:-

Field Results –Copy of Field Results 2019

Track Results – Copy of Track Results 2019

High Jump & Pole Vault Results – Copy of High Jump & Pole Vault Results 2019

Any errors/omissions to info@munsterschoolsathletics.org

Three new records were set on the day by the following athletes:-

  • Aoife Allen, Mercy SS Waterford – Senior Girls 1500m Steeplechase (5.39.83) replacing Ciara Cummins’ (Ursuline Thurles) time of 5.46 set in 2015.
  • Presentation Clonmel Senior Girls 4 x 300m Team who ran 3.14.08 to better the time of 3.20.49 set by Presentation Thurles in 2017.
  • Nikita McGrath, Borrisokane CC in the Junior Girls Hammer with her massive throw of 48.51 which smashes the record of 36.10m set by Tirna Cahill, Pobalscoil na Trionoide set in 2016. 
  • Anna Ryan, Ursuline Thurles in the Inter Girls Pole Vault with her jump of 3.10m to replace her own record of 3.00m set last year.

Updated Records – East Munster Schools Girls Records 2019

Irish Schools Athletics Association Rules – Update

Since the Irish Schools Athletics Association AGM last December, there have been changes in the selection criteria for the SIAB International T&F. See highlighted text below:-

SIAB International Track & Field Selection Criteria
The selection committee will consist of one representative from each province, the
President of the ISAA and the Administrative Director. Two athletes in each event in track
and field will be selected.

All athletes will be selected based on their performance at the Tailteann Interprovincial
Games only in that current year with the first two athletes available selected in each
event. The selection of under 15 athletes by their Province may only be allowed if the athlete has their 15th birthday in July or August on that year. 

The publishing of selected athletes (Selection Announcement) on Athletics Ireland website after a selection meeting will be deemed the commencement of the 24 – hour period to lodge – A Selection Appeals in accord with this Selection Policy.

Any athlete who is not selected in accordance with this Selection Policy may appeal their
non-selection to ISAA providing they: Have submitted their appeal to the Administrative
Director of the ISAA in accordance with timelines contained in this Selection Policy (24 Hour
window – Post announcement of the team)
The Grounds upon which a Selection decision may be appealed are limited to the following:
There has been an alleged failure by Selection Panel to follow or apply the relevant
Selection Procedure and/or criteria set out in the Selection Policy, and/or The decision for
selection for the championship has been reached based on an error of fact.

See Irish Schools Athletics Association Rules here – https://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/eshop/2019_ISAA_Handbook_-_DRAFT.pdf

Reminder Regarding Competition Byes:

Since the Irish Schools Athletics Association AGM in December 2017, the rules relating to Competition Byes have changed. A motion was passed at that AGM and there are now only three circumstances where athletes can apply for a Bye: –

  1. If the applicant is sitting a State Exam on the day of the competition
  2. If the applicant has been selected by his/her National governing body to compete in a recognised International
  3. Family bereavement

Can you please pass this information onto your relevant athletes, parents and coaches.