Training during Stadium works

Notice for all club members and parents of juvenile members. As you will be aware there is a major refurbishment currently being carried out in Morton Stadium. This work which is being project managed by DCU is making fantastic progress. All remain hopeful that the works will be completed during the course of October, please note however that this is weather dependent and if the weather is unfavourable then delays are inevitable. Morton Stadium is currently a ‘construction site’ and as such is subject to the health and safety requirements of such sites. The stadium is therefore closed, the only access allowed is to the Clonliffe Harriers clubhouse but there is very limited parking and as a consequence athletes are advised not to park at the Clonliffe clubhouse during Clonliffe training time.

All Clonliffe training is currently taking place away from Morton Stadium.

This presents additional challenges with the evenings closing in. Currently we have arranged track time at ALSAA on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 PM to 9 PM and on Sunday mornings from 10 AM to 11 AM. Various groups are meeting for training at that venue, there are other groups currently meeting in Santry Park for training. It is important to note that there is only limited parking available in Santry Park and furthermore that the car park dates are secured at 8 PM. Members training in Santry Park are advised not to park in Santry Park and of course as Morton Stadium is not available, to park elsewhere and walk.

All members are asked to liaise with their coaches to find out where training for their group is at any particular moment. Members are further advised that if you have not trained with your group for a couple of weeks that the training venues and times may have altered. It is important therefore that you keep in contact with your groups coach.

There are also obviously logistical issues surrounding new members at present in that it is not possible simply to arrive at Morton Stadium and be introduced to a coach. Please therefore prospective new members continue to email us and we will organise a time for you to meet with the coach of the appropriate group.

The club’s sprinters and field eventers are currently on their break and will not return until October. Again there may be challenges surrounding the return of these groups so again athletes are advised to keep in contact with their coaches.