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.
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.
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.