Upcoming Events for Juveniles

Connacht Outdoor Track & Field for U9-13 age group only

Date: Saturday 8th June

Venue: TBC

Events: sprint, middle distance, shot putt, long jump, turbo javelin, relay

Further details will be posted soon

We are required to supply 5 parents to help as officials with long jump, turbo javelin, and the track races- You can learn on the Job!!

Midlands 4 Counties Track & Field competition

Outdoor event for juveniles ages 8-13 years old (born 2011- 2006)

Date: Friday evening 17th May * be there at 6pm, races start at 6.30pm sharp

Venue: Tullamore Harriers Stadium, Co. Offaly

Events: sprint, middle distance, Shot Putt, Long Jump and Turbo Javelin

Athletes must stay in their own age group:   

U9 = born in 2011
U10 = born in 2010
U11 = born in 2009
U12 = born in 2008
U13 = born in 2007
U14 = born in 2006

Entry Fee: the Club covers the cost for all juvenile members that take part

No advance registration needed

We are required to supply 5 parents to help as officials with long jump, turbo javelin, and the track races. You can learn on the Job!!

Secondary Schools Athletics- North Connacht Track & Field

Date: Saturday 11 May

Venue: Sligo IT

Any secondary school students must entry through their schools. Deadline May 1st

Indoor Competition U9 , U10 and U11

Indoor competition U9 (born 2011), U10 (born 2010) and U11 (born 2009) athletes only

Date: Saturday 4th May, 9am – 1pm *please be at AIT by 8:45am for prompt start

Venue: Athlone IT Indoor Arena

Events: 60m, Middle Distance, Long Jump and Turbo Javelin

Entry Fee: €5.00 per athlete (each child will take part in all 4 events)

Hosted by Roscommon County Athletics Board. This is 8th year for Longford AC to take part in this event. We are required to supply 5- 6 parents to help as officials with long jump, turbo javelin, and the track races- You can learn on the Job!!

Closing Date: Saturday 20th April. Strictly no late entries.

Email longfordac@gmail.com with child’s name, their date of birth and parent’s contact info. Please indicate if you will volunteer as an official. €5 will be collected at AIT on the morning of the competition.

County Primary Schools’ Relays Competition

Last year Longford AC hosted the County Primary Schools’ Relays Competition to encourage young children to engage in a healthy outdoor event while competing as part of a school team. Over 450 children from 16 different schools throughout the county participated. The event took place on a Friday evening and despite the number of participants it concluded in less than ninety minutes. The event this year will be hosted by Longford AC in Clonguish GAA Grounds in Newtownforbes on Friday May 10th. Registration will begin at 5:45pm with the first race at 6.30pm. Last year some teachers attended with their schools while other schools arranged for parents to organise the pupils on the night.

The details of the 2019 event are outlined below:

Second class to sixth class inclusive can enter teams. Each team must consist of 4 athletes and up to 3 subs. There will be a race for all the subs over the same distance as one leg of the relay i.e. 2nd class girls subs will run a 200m race immediately after the 2nd class girls’ race.

All races will be 4 X 200m. Athletes can only run 1 leg of a relay and on 1 relay team

Athletes can move up a class to complete a team i.e. a fifth class pupil can run on a 6th class team. Schools can enter a maximum of two teams per class and the registration fee is €2 per athlete.

Schools must complete the attached registration form and bring it along on the evening with the registration fee. A teacher or parent can bring the registration form to the clubhouse and they will be issued with a race number for each team entered.


5k and 10k Road Race

Longford AC are holding their popular 5 & 10K road race on Sunday March 10th 2019 from the Mall complex.

Online Entry Now Open or people can register in person that morning just before the race.

Connacht Juvenile Indoor Championships 2019

at AIT Indoor Arena

Saturday February 23rd: Day 1 for U12 (Born 2008) and U13 (born 2007) only

Sunday February 24th: Day 2 for U14+ (Born 2006 and older)


View list of events


Note: all start times are estimates only. Events can start up to 45minutes ahead of time so please factor this in

Day 1 timetable

Day 2 timetable

Entry details

Entry Deadline 5pm Friday February 15th. NO late entries will be accepted.

Email entry to longfordac@gmail.com with child’s name, Date of Birth, contact phone number and the exact events you want to enter. 

You can enter max of 3 individual events plus 1 relay team

ALL relay teams from U12-U19 are 4X200m that means each runner must run a full lap of the track

There is 60m Hurdles for U12, it was not on the original list

Entry fee €5 per event will be collected at training on Wed Feb 13 from secondary school group\Friday Feb 15 from juvenile group. The Club will cover the cost of relay teams.

Other Information

Day 1 information: arrive at AIT indoor track at 9:15am, estimated to finish at 4pm. The 1st events start at 10am sharp. Bring snacks, drinks and lunch. 

Day 2 information: Even Ages Relays (U18, U16 &U14) are the first event at 10am sharp so these teams must arrive at 9:15am. All other athletes look at the Order of events to gauge the time to arrive. Remember this is only an estimate and events can start up to 45minutes ahead of time so please factor this in. You need to allow warm up time. The final event after expected after 4pm will be the uneven relays (U15, U17, U19)

NO drinking coffee\tea or eating is allowed inside the arena but there will be tables set up in the entrance area where you can sit to eat. The AIT canteen will be open.

Club Singlet

Children must wear blue Longford AC singlet (available to purchase €25) white shorts and white socks. If you do not want to purchase a singlet then it is Connacht rule that child must wear plain white shirt.

National Juvenile Indoor Championships

The top 4 from Connacht (except only top 3 in 600m\800m and relay teams) qualify for National Juvenile Indoor Championships on 30th & 31st March and 6th April 2019 at AIT.

Upcoming Competitions

19/01/2019 – National Indoor Combined Events
U14-U20 age groups only
Must be able to do all 5 events
Entry deadline Mon Jan 14th

27/01/2019 National Junior (U20) and U23 Indoor Track & Field Championship
at AIT
Entry deadline Fri Jan 18

03/02/2019 National Juvenile ‘B’ & Relays Cross Country
At Dundalk IT
Entry deadline Wed Jan 23

Juvenile ‘B’ Cross Country Distances *based on 2018 age group

U11 (born 2008) =1000m
U13 (born 2006) =1500m
U15 (born 2004) =2500m
U17 (born 2002) =3000m

Relays (4 x 500m) only 2 age groups: U12 (born 2007) & U14 (born 2005) *based on 2018 age group

Connacht Indoor Track & Field Championships
at AIT
deadline to be confirmed

Saturday 23rd February 2019 – U12 (born 2008) & U13 (born 2007) age groups only

Sunday 24th February 2019 – U14+ (born 2006+) age groups only

National Juvenile Indoor Track & Field Championships – 3 dates depending on event (30 & 31March, 6 April) at AIT, Athlone

4th Annual North West Games at AIT Indoor Track (Important Information)

Please wear the blue Longford AC singlet and only 5mm spikes (if you ran Cross Country you will need to swap out the xtra long spikes for the 5mm size)

Start time is 10am so you will need to arrive at 9:20am to do your own warm up in the area upstairs. Parent can collect your number. The Club has paid for all by cheque (€5 entry fee each- Edel will collect the money from you that morning)

It will be a very long day…bring snacks & drinks. The college is not back in session so it is not confirmed if the canteen will be open

Listen to all announcements calling the different age groups and events

From what I understand every result is based on the heat times, it doesn’t look like they run a semifinal\final be sure to do your best in your heat!

ORDER OF EVENTS – first events at 10 AM sharp


  • 6Om HURDLES – Clara, Sean, Senan
  • 200m – Sarah, Killian
  • 1,500m
  • 1,000m Walk
  • 60M – Rachel, Clara, Sean, Conor, Kaela, Sarah, Killian
  • 400m
  • 3,000m
  • 600m/800m – Rachel, Clara, Sean, Kaela
  • 4x200m Relays


  • Starting at 10.00am: Pit 1 Long Jump U/12, U/14.U /16 Girls;
  • Pit 2 Long Jump U/16, U/18, Jun, Sen, Masters Men ;
  • High Jump U/18, Jun, Sen, Masters Women;
  • Shot Putt U/18 Junior, Senior and Masters Men
  • *Then the next events will be: High Jump Sen, Masters Men;
  • Shot Putt U/18 Jun, Sen and Masters Women
  • Pit 1 Long Jump U/18, Jun, Sen, Masters Women;
  • Pit 2 Long Jump U/12,U/14,U/16 Boys – Senan, Conor
  • High Jump U/12, U/14, U/16 Girls;
  • Shot Putt U/12, U/14, U/16 Boys – Senan, Conor
  • Pit 1 Triple Jump U/16, U/18, Jun, Sen, Masters (W)
  • Pit 2 Triple Jump U/16, U/18, Jun, Sen, Masters (M)
  • High Jump U/12, U/14, U/16 Girls;
  • Shot Putt U/12, U/14, U/16 Boys

North West Games, Athlone – for Athletes 10+

The 4th Annual NORTH WEST INDOOR GAMES takes place on Saturday December 29th, 2018 at AIT Indoor Arena. All Clubs in Connacht have been invited to take part. Please open document to see more details.

The first event starts at 10am, detailed timetable and order of events will be issued a few days before. The Events are based on 2018 age groups (*you can move up a year for more challenge!)

All entries must be submitted and paid to organising County next week. They will NOT accept any late entry or no entries on the day. Deadline for Longford AC entries is 5pm on Monday December 10th.

The Indoor Track & Field Season starts in January and all children will move up 1 age group on January 1st. All children Born in 2008 will be U12 for all competitions in 2019.

This competition on Dec 29th is optional and is a pre-season warm up!

If your child is interested to compete please email longfordac@gmail.com with child’s name, date of birth and events they want to enter (maximum is 3 events).