09 Sep 2020

Juvenile XC Fixtures September 2020

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Attached are the provisional XC fixtures for 2020. Any athletes interested in taking part should contact their Age Category coaches or email: Blackrockac@gmail.com

Juvenile XC Fixtures 2020

09 Sep 2020

Membership Update September 2020

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Blackrock Athletics Club welcomes new juvenile members in September and January when coaching ratios allow us to offer new places. Children train in their age group organised by year of birth and there is a wait list for all groups for children born 2007 and younger.

Children start in the year they turn 7 and we waitlist them from January the year before they start. For example, a child born in 2015 will start with us in 2022 and will join our wait list anytime from January 2021.

Places in the club are offered to children on the waitlist with priority given to siblings of existing members, children waiting longest on the list, and children of active adult club members. Very occasionally exceptional athletic ability or a particular team need will give rise to a place mid year.

Unfortunately due to a long wait list and due to the COVID19 need to reduce our group sizes, we are reluctantly closing the waitlist. We hope to reopen it in January 2021.

There is no waitlist for adults or children born 2007 and older so if you wish a teenager to join the club email juvenileblackrockac@gmail.com or an adult can contact blackrockac@gmail.com.

09 Sep 2020

Good to be back

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A big thank you to all the coaches, volunteers and athletes who helped in making it a safe return for the club over the last few months.

Subject to Government Guidelines, it looks like a busy few months ahead for the club in all sections….

More details to follow.

If you have any questions please contact the club on: blackrockac@gmail.com

13 Mar 2020

Training Update relating to Government Guidelines on Coronavirus Covid -19

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Training Announcement Senior & Juvenile Club:

Due to the latest government directive regarding the move into the ‘delay phase’ of Coronavirus Covid- 19 and the need to take appropriate steps to ensure the safety and good health of our members, please take note of the following:

Adult Training Sessions:

Adult training sessions CAN continue to take place, subject to the current government guidelines.

However, the clubhouse will remain closed until March 29th, when the situation will be reviewed.

We would ask adult members NOT to attend training sessions if:

  • They have any infection
  • A member of their close family or circle has an infection
  • They have an underlying health condition or a weakened immune system
  • They have returned from a high risk area in the last 14 days (Italy, France, China etc..)
  • They are or suspect they might be pregnant.

Coaches have the discretion to cancel any training session as they see fit, including at short notice.

Everyone is asked to stay informed about the latest government advice pertaining to steps we can take to limit transmission; Hand washing, covering mouth when coughing or sneezing and social distancing. 

Juvenile Training:

All Juvenile training is cancelled. There will be NO Juvenile training until March 29th. This is being done to respect the instruction for and expectation of social distancing and advice to avoid large groups gathering together. 

More information is available at :

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

Click here

or search for HSE Coronavirus.

These actions are being taken to respect the government guidelines and play our part in resolving this situation. We look forward to welcoming our juvenile athletes back to training as soon as we can. We will keep you posted should the guidelines or timings change.

Take care.

09 Mar 2020

All Ireland Schools XC update

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The XC season came to an exciting end at Santry on Saturday with the All Irl Schools XC championship. Congrats to Holly O’Brien and Ruby Mullen (St Andrews) and Antoine Roquette (Wesley College) on their fine performances. All three athletes were part of their school teams that took top three places with Holly and Ruby part of the St Andrews team that finished in third place and Antoine part of the Wesley team that finished in second place.

There was a special moment for Holly (who finished a fine 15th position overall) at the medal ceremony when her grandfather and former President of the Schools Athletics Association, Michael Hunt, presented her and the team with their medals.

Well done to all three athletes

21 Feb 2020

Photo Gallery Day 5 (see separate post for results)

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