Club training during current restrictions

Club training recommences tomorrow, Tuesday the 29th (Please note that tomorrow’s track time is 11.00am to 1.00pm), the stadium is closed on new year’s eve Thursday the 31st, but from Sunday the 3rd all returns to the normal Clonliffe times. All are reminded of the current Government/HSE guidelines. PLEASE READ THIS POSTING IN IT’S ENTIRETY:

There are travel restrictions in place and in order to attend group training you must live within county Dublin (exemptions apply to elite athletes). It is vitally important that all club members for the health of their coaches and fellow athletes are aware of and fully support strictly the following:

The club’s premises, dressing rooms and other facilities remains closed at this time. Toilets are available in the stadium. No showers at this time. Arrive ready to train all are recommended to wear face masks when meeting up, taking instructions and doing stretches etc. Only remove face masks when running commences. Coaches are advised to wear face masks at all times. Avoid gathering in groups before and after training.

Please note the following:

Bookings must be made for all sessions (track, Santry Park, Trinity or any other venue when their is group training) by the group coach

Bookings 24 hours before the session with names and contact numbers for all in the training pod and post session please e mail with any no shows.

There can be no physical contact whatsoever between the members of the training group.

Training pods limited to 15. If there are more than 15, please split into 2 pods and these pods must be kept separate at all times.

Social distancing of 2M must be strictly observed, at meet up, warm up, between reps and for cool down.

Please observe coughing and sneezing etiquette.

Please refrain entirely from spitting.

Wash your hands before you leave home to go running, bring a hand sanitiser with you, do not press any pedestrian crossing buttons and if you are stretching do not use a railings or park bench or similar to support you while you stretch.

Do not share drinks, be absolutely careful that your drink bottle does not touch against another athletes drink bottle, do not handle another athletes drink bottle, it is vitally important that cross contamination is avoided.


If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or flu like symptoms do not come to train, self isolate and contact your GP.

If you have had a Covid 19 test, you must self isolate and not come training until there is a negative result of such test.

If you have tested positive for Covid 19 you must follow all HSE advise and self isolate (do not come training).

If a member of your household or a close contact is waiting for a test result you must limit your movements, stay home and obviously not come training.

If a member of your household or a close contact tests positive you must limit your movements, stay home, not come training. You must attend for a test/tests as advised by the HSE and follow all directions of the HSE, limited your movements for the time duration as directed by the HSE.

If you have been overseas you cannot attend training for 14 days and must follow the directions of the HSE.

Clonliffe training in Morton Stadium:

Allocation of time slots to groups as follows:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

7.00 – 8.00pm Outside Hammer cage for Throws.

7.00- 8.00pm Javelin on infield. (extreme caution)

7.00-7.30pm; Philip O’Doherty/Maurice Ahern/Eugene Coppinger (lanes 1-3) for reps only, all recovery on the infield.

7.00- 9.00pm: John Shields/Gerry Carr (lanes 4 – 6)

7.00 – 8.30pm: Juvenile groups (lanes 7, 8)

7.30-8.00pm: Stephen Bateson/Peter McDermott/Pamela Cooper (lanes 1-3) for reps only, all recovery on infield.

8.00-8.30pm: Mick Fogarty/Noel Guiden (lanes 1-3) for reps only, all recovery on infield

8.30-9.00pm; Open for club members, not part of a training group, limited to 15 athletes.

Sundays (9.30 to 11.30):

9.30 – 11.30 Throws (Outside cage)

9.30 – 11.30 Javelin infield (Extreme caution at all times)

9.30 – 10.00 Open

10.00 – 11.00 Senior sprints groups (lanes 1 to 4)

10.00 – 11.00 Gerry Carr’s sprints group (lanes 5, 6)

10.00 to 11.00 Juvenile group (lanes 7, 8)

11.00 – 11.30 Middles distance groups (lanes 1 – 3)

Clonliffe training in Trinity:

Tuesday & Thursdays from 7.00pm to 8.00pm only.

Dressing rooms and toilets are not available.

Please all running must be off all football pitches, this includes warm up, strides, sessions and stretching, in short we must stay off the pitches!

Clonliffe training in Santry Park:

Pods of 15 only.

Please split into smaller groups for warm ups, members of the public are weary of big groups running together.

Please all be mindful of other park users particularly when doing sessions on the paths.

Please be courteous to fellow park users.

Please follow all health advise as above.