We encourage all of our athletes who come to training to compete for their club; with lots of
different competitions throughout the year, in all events, at all levels, there is something to suit everyone.
Notes will be given out with details of upcoming events at training. Any queries should be brought to one of the
coaches. Competitions (except for Ulster and National track and field finals) are usually grouped into even age
groups (u10,u12, u14 etc) and uneven age groups (u9,u11,u13 etc). Athletes are allowed to compete in their own
age group and the age group above where this is the case. In the case of Ulster and National track and field,
athletes must compete in their own age group only, except for relay.
Cross country season runs from September to December. There are competitions for all age groups
from U9-U19 with distances starting at 300-500m for the younger age group and increasing to 1.5km-6km for the
older ages. There are county championships (even and uneven ages), Ulster championships (even and uneven ages
from u10 and older) and National championship (even and uneven ages from u11 and older) for those who qualify
from provincial finals. Several other races take place in neighbouring counties from September to March that we
encourage our athletes to attend.
Indoor Track and Field
Athletes u12 and older. Events include sprints; sprint hurdles; distance races; shot putt; long
jump; high jump and relay. Ulster championship generally takes place in March with athletes allowed to compete
in 3 events plus a relay. Top four in each event qualifies for the national finals.
Outdoor Track and Field
There are competitions for all age groups from U9-U19. Events include sprints; sprint hurdles for
older ages; distance races; shot putt; turbo javelin; full javelin for older age; discus; long jump; triple
jump; high jump and relay. County championships (even and uneven ages) normally take place in May. Ulster
championships usually take place in early June; in the u9-u11 age group, athletes compete in teams of 2 for each
event, with their combined performance counting towards their final place; in u12 and older, athletes compete as
individuals. National championship for those who qualify from provincial finals takes place over several
weekends in July.
This is an annual event run between all the County Monaghan clubs. The competition is run over
two dates in April/May. Points are allocated based on position and the club that earns the most points is
awarded the cup. Several other races take place in neighbouring clubs and counties that we encourage our
athletes to attend.
Athletes u14 and older. Pentathlon including sprint hurdles, shot putt, long jump, high jump and
800m. National indoor final usually takes place in January, outdoor in July.