Outstanding Performances at the Dublin Indoor Track Championships

Skerries AC had an amazing weekend at the Sport Ireland Indoor Arena Abbotstown where Dublin Indoor Track Championships took place. Not sure who was most excited about the prospect of visiting the newly opened arena, our athletes or the parents & coaches.

The event kicked of with strong performances by our Sprinters, in the relays on Friday evening. The hard training (especially on cold nights at the track), certainly paid off. All were outstanding. Special mention must go to our U10 boys, whose team made it to the finals. They came a very respectable 5th.

Saturday kicked off with some of our older athletes. Again strong performances from all, but special mention to our medalists:-  In the girls U16 1500m Ruby came first winning Gold closely followed by  Lottie in 3rd winning Bronze. Eibhlin came 3rd winning Bronze in the girls U19 1500m. Despite a very late night on Friday, a lot of our young athletes returned on Saturday to participate in the sprints. Again all were outstanding many reaching the semi finals and finals, but a special mention has to go to Jake who came 1st winning Gold in the U11 boys 60m sprints.

We were represented on Sunday by some of our older athletes. A final medal collected by Conor coming 3rd in the boys U19 800m, winning Bronze.

Thanks to the parents for your ongoing support. Thanks also to all the coaches who worked so hard to prepared the athletes for the races. Most of all thanks to the athletes who participated. We are so proud of you all.

 

 

 

 

Dublin Indoor Championships – Abbotstown

Good luck to all our athletes competing in The Dublin Indoor Championships at Abbotstown.  The competition will take place in the Sport Ireland Indoor Arena at the National Sports Campus, Abbotstown. The arena is in the same complex as the Aquatic Centre, off the N3.

Day 1 Friday       10th February     6.30pm – 9.30pm 

Day 2 Saturday  11th February     10am – 5pm            

Day 3 Sunday     12th February     10am – 5pm      

The attached documents are the competition booklet & programme of  events for each day, although please note the following amendments:-

1500m contests will now start at the earlier time of 10.50am on Saturday 11th and long jumps on Day 3, Sunday 12th will start with U15 boys and girls.

DAY 1

DAYS 2 & 3

COMPETITION BOOKLET

Athletes and spectators will not be given access to the facility until 6pm at the earliest on Friday evening and 9am on Saturday and Sunday.

Car Parking – Although there are almost 400 car park spaces there might be a need for the Campus Security staff to direct people to other car park areas in the vicinity of the arena. No cars should be parked on paving areas, on edge of kerb/footpaths or any other unauthorised areas. Allow plenty of time for parking as it is likely to be very busy. 

Arena

On entering the facility everyone should either go up the steps to the seated area or standing area, or continue along the passageway on the left to the seated sections on the opposite side of the track. Turning right after entering the facility is not permitted.

There are designated toilet and shower/changing areas along the passageway under the fixed seating. Additional toilet areas are outside the entrance door to the track.

The Dublin County Board are expected to leave the facility in the same order we find it before competition. It is essential for athletes, coaches, parents and spectators/supporters to keep all areas clean of rubbish including toilet/changing areas, between seats and in the vicinity of the facility. Please use the available bins, if these become full, please bring your excess litter away with you.

Only officials and athletes will be permitted on the track and in field event areas. ONLY officials and athletes who are permitted at in advance of their event should be in the warm up area. Any unauthorised infringement may lead to an athlete or coach being disqualified.

Please arrive at least 90mins before the start of your race. This is to allow time to warm up and get your number. Don’t hesitate to contact your coach if you have any queries.

Have fun and enjoy the event, the new arena looks amazing. It’s sure to be a great experience for our young athletes.