Brilliant news today with the government announcing an acceleration of the easing of restrictions commencing with phase 2 on Monday, June 8. Groups of 15 individuals may now meet to engage in sporting activities. This means therefore from a Clonliffe perspective that from Tuesday the 9th coaches can bring together a group of a total of 15, including coaches to train in Morton Stadium. Please note that social distancing of 2m still applies to all. From a club perspective we have updated our protocol document to take account of this and also the fact that the travel restrictions no longer apply in that any Clonliffe member living within the county of Dublin is entitled to travel to Morton Stadium for training. Coaches must still book track slots for the group 24 hours before the session giving their name, the second coaches name and the name of the athletes who will be at the session up to a maximum of 15 (including coaches) please also supply contact details for all. As per usual the booking is made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Individual club members not part of a training group can book the 8.30 to 9.00pm slot, again you must e mail with your name and contact details.To assist with the orderly running (no pun intended!) of the sessions time slots have been allocated to all groups as follows:
7.00 – 8.00pm Outside Hammer cage for Throws.
7.00-8.00pm Javelin on infield.
7.00-7.30pm; Philip O’Doherty/Maurice Ahern/Eugene Coppinger (lanes 1-4)
7.00-8.00pm: Gerry Carr (lanes 6 -10)
7.30-8.00pm: Joe Cooper/Peter McDermott/Pamela Cooper (lanes 1-4)
8.00-8.30pm: Mick Fogarty/Noel Guiden (lanes 1-3)
8.00-9.00pm: John Shields/ Ciaran Donohue (lanes 6-10)
8.30-9.00pm; Open for club members, not part of a training group, limited to 20 athletes
It is important that all stick to the rules, again no more than 15 (including coaches) per training group at a time. If your group includes more than 15 please spread the group over Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday morning if needed. Once again we remind all that it is the responsibility of coaches and athletes to be fully aware of the protocols in place and their responsibilities. Please coaches ensure that every athlete in your group has read and understands the attached protocols and also the document prepared by Athletics Ireland. (See also our Covid-19 page).
Please note that at this time athletics Ireland specifically exclude the return of the U/13 groups. The older juvenile group training under Graham Mahon will return to training in Santry on Tuesday, June 16, that group will not be on the track at this stage but will train in Santry Park. Parents will be notified through the WhatsApp group however if any parent is not in that WhatsApp group please contact Eugenia Bateson 0861722451.