Juvenile News 24 August 2020

Training to Start Back on Friday Sept 11th


A socially distance juvenile committee meeting was held last Monday night and
it was decided we would start back our juvenile training on Friday 11th Sept @
6pm. Initially we will start with the older age groups those born in 2007 and
older. All those from these age groups who wish to return to training must have
their membership paid by August 31st so they can be registered by Athletics
Ireland and will be covered by insurance. Membership forms can be
downloaded from the website and the fee for juveniles is 25euro. They should
be returned to Mary Ashe before August 31st. Our committee will meet again at
the start of Sept to divide our athletes into training pods of 12-15 athletes and
only those who have paid membership will be included in the groups. After this
meeting parents will be contacted about the protocols around our return to
training best on best practise on that date. We are in the process of setting up an
online check in system for our athletes. We look forward to getting back into
training for the cross country season.


Athletic Meeting in Kilkenny


With the cancellation of the All Ireland juvenile championships the Kilkenny
county board decided to hold an open sports. This event was open to Master,
Senior and Juvenile athletes from age 16 upwards. A small group of our older
throwers had trained once a week during July and August and this was their
only competition this year. In accordance with best all the athletes travelled
individually with their parents. All the age groups competed together in each

Aislinn O’Regan competed in both the shot and discus. She had a new personal
best of 15.46 in the discus and was also close to her best in the shot. Paul
Mullarkey also had a personal best in the 5kg shot adding 25cms to his previous
best putting a distance of 10m25cms. He also threw the 1.5kg discus for the first
time in competition throwing over 27mts. His brother Sean also competed in
both the shot and discus recording 10m75 in the shot and 32m in the discus.
Mark Blackwell has been training by himself during the lockdown and
obviously the work paid off as he ran a new personal best in the 1500m. Mark
set a time of 4.39 which was 4 secs better than his previous best. Angelina
Chizhikova also made the trip to Kilkenny to compete in the 1500m but we did
not receive any results for her.