As Dublin remains at level 3 all competition events are currently suspended in Dublin county. The club will provide racing opportunities for club members as soon as we are permitted to do so, with the Walker Cup, The Ahern Cup/ Club 10 mile championships and in particular The Historic Clonliffe 2 a priority. Unfortunately cross country events cannot take place in Santry Park, as the Athletics Ireland protocols specifically direct that such events can only take place at a venue which is “closed to the public”, which makes the holding of the Irwin Cup, O’Connor Cup and Horan Cups problematic at this time with the Demesne ruled out. Other avenues are being explored.
The Dublin Athletics Board are keen to ensure that Dublin Cross Country Championships for juveniles, juniors and seniors take place when possible and have dates penciled in: Dublin Juvenile Even Ages (and possibly Dublin Novice) October 18th, Uneven Ages/Juniors/Seniors November 1st or 8th, Dublin Intermediate December 13th. Venues not yet confirmed.
The Nationals are still listed for November 22nd in Abbotstown.
In the meantime Clonliffe members are referred to Covid 19 regulations/advise/restrictions as per Athletics Ireland directions, which were updated by our governing body on the 25th. All are request to read and to follow: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/coronavirus-covid-19-update