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.

Appeals:
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.

East Munster Schools T&F Championships 2019

The East Munster Schools T&F Championships will take place on the following dates:-

Wednesday 1st May in Templemore Track – East Munster Schools GIRLS T&F Championships @ 12 noon. See Timetable here – East Munster Schools Girls TT 2019

Thursday 9th May in Waterford RSC – East Munster Schools BOYS T&F Championships @ 11.30am – See Timetable here – East Munster Schools Boys TT 2019

Please note that both the Girls and Boys Pole Vault competitions will take place together on Thursday 9th May in Waterford RSC at the East Munster Schools Boys T&F Competition. 

See Competition Rules here – East Munster Schools T&F Rules 2019

Entry forms and all information were sent out to all Schools on Monday 8th April. 

REMINDER RE. 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

 

 

SIAB Cross Country International 2019

The SIAB Schools Cross Country International took place in Santry Demesne, Dublin on Saturday 23rd March. East Munster had 3 athletes on the Irish team with Alex Cashman, Pobalscoil na Trionoide finishing 22nd in the Junior Girls with the Irish team 4th, Tom Walshe, CBS Nenagh placing 29th in the Junior Boys race with the Irish team winning bronze and Emma Landers, Pobalscoil na Trionoide winning silver as part of the Irish Intermediate Mixed Relay. Congrats to all three athletes. 

See Results here 

AAI Preview here.        

Irish Schools XC Title for Buckley

The Irish Life Health Irish Schools XC Championships took place on Saturday 9th March in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare. See AAI Review here.

Congratulations to Shane Buckley, Cashel Community School who won gold in the Minor Boys race with silver for Lucy Holmes, Ardscoil na nDeise in the Senior Girls race. Alex Cashman, Pobalscoil na Trionoide was 5th in the Junior Girls, Ruth Heery, Waterpark College was 5th in the Senior Girls race, Tara Ramswamy, St. Angela’s Waterford was 8th in the Senior Girls, Tom Walshe, Nenagh CBS was 10th in the Junior Boys, Emma Landers, Pobalscoil na Trionoide was 11th in the Junior Girls as was Sean O’Donoghue, St. Declan’s Kilmacthomas in the Inter Boys. In the Team Competitions, St. Angela’s Waterford won gold in the Senior Girls with bronze medals for Pobalscoil na Trionoide  in the Inter Girls and Ardscoil na nDeise in the Senior Girls.

See Individual Results here.

See Team Results here. 

Sportsfile Photos here.

Munster Schools Indoor Games 2019

The Munster Schools Indoor Games took place on Tuesday 5th March in Nenagh Indoor Stadium. With our biggest numbers to date, the competition was sky high with lots of exciting finishing and top class performances. Many thanks to all the schools who supported the event, to Nenagh Olympic A.C. and to all who helped out on the day.

Photos here. 

Results:  Track   Field

Any amendments to info@munsterschoolsathletics.org.