Upcoming Events for Juveniles

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).

Secondary School Athletes – Indoor Strength & Conditioning

For 6 weeks, starting on Monday November 12th, 6:55-8pm in the gymnasium at The Mall.

Cross Country Fixtures 2018

Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships, includes a race for 1st\2nd year secondary school students  (NO senior race this year)

Saturday 29th September 2018 at Moyne Community School. Races start at 5pm sharp

Distances: 3rd/4th Class 800m, 5th/6th Class 1000m (1st/2nd  year Girls 1600m, Boys 2000m)

Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country Championships

Saturday 13th October 2018 at Bushfield, Loughrea, Galway. Races start at 12 noon sharp

Distances: 3rd/4th Class 1000m, 5th/6th Class 1200m.

AND Senior Leg 1 Senior league, women and O65 men 4km, men 8km, start time approx. 1.30pm women, 2.00pm men. From the AGM in 2017 it was decided to include a separate masters club team category alongside the open team category. It was felt that the age for the masters would make a better competition if it were increased to 40. When entering the League athletes must declare their category and then they cannot change it for the rest of the competition and they are only eligible to point in that category. All athletes must be over 18 to run in the league. Men over 65 can choose to run 4km as an individual or 8km to point for a team. Novice- must not have previously won an individual medal in the Connacht competition. Senior/Open- must be over 18. Masters- over 40.  No entry on the day.

Connacht Even Ages (U12 born 2007, U14 born 2005, U16 born 2003, U18 born 2001)

AND Senior Leg 2 approx. 2pm women (likely in conjunction with the U18’s), 2.30pm men. Same info as Leg 1.  No entry on the day.

Sunday 4th November 2018 at Sligo Racecourse, races start at 12 noon

For Club Team: 4-6 athletes to run with 4 to score, County Team: 6-10 athletes to run with 6 to score

Medals: First 12 individuals plus first 3 teams

U12 (born 2007) – 2000m U14 (born 2005) – 3000m

U16 (born 2003) – 4000m U18 (born 2001) Girls – 4000m, Boys – 6000m

Connacht Uneven Ages (U11 born 2008, U13 born 2006, U15 born 2004, U17 born 2002)

AND Senior Leg 3 approx. 2pm women (likely in conjunction with the U18’s), 2.30pm men. Same info as Leg 1.  No entry on the day.

Sunday 11th November 2018 at Belleek Woods, Ballina, County Mayo

For Club Team: 4-6 athletes to run with 4 to score, County Team: 6-10 athletes to run with 6 to score

Medals: First 12 individuals plus first 3 teams

U11 (born 2008) – 1500m U13 (born 2006) – 2500m

U15 (born 2004) – 3500m U17 (born 2002) Girls – 4000m, Boys – 5000m

 Cross Country Nationals:

Sunday 25th November 2018, National Even Ages, Seniors, Juniors Cross Country, at National Sports Campus,  Abbottstown, Dublin

Saturday 15th December 2018, National Uneven Ages, Novice Cross Country – Navan Adventure Centre, Navan racecourse

Sunday 3rd February 2019, National Intermediate, Masters, Juvenile ‘B’ Cross Country and Relays, at National Sports Campus,  Abbottstown, Dublin

Confirming Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country Races Going Ahead as Scheduled

Confirming Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country Races are going ahead as scheduled TOMORROW Saturday Oct 13th at Bushfield, Loughrea, Galway. start at 12 noon Sharp, plan to arrive by 11:30am

Come and Try Athletics

Longford Athletics Club ‘Come & Try’ demonstration
September 29, 4-6pm
At Moyne Community School

come and try athletics


Little Athletics and Juvenile Training Restarting

Little Athletics and Juvenile training are restarting this Friday Sept 7th at the Mall, 7-8pm.

For Little Athletics parents are requested to stay in the gym with their child for the hour.

2 important things to note for juvenile training this year:

  1. Children will not be allowed to walk thru the carpark alone so all parents will have to come over in person to collect their child when training finishes.
  2. No bathroom breaks will be allowed during the 1 hour session as we do not have enough adults to supervise bringing children inside the building. Parents please make sure all children take care of this before the training session starts.

Both Little Athletics and Juvenile groups need new adult volunteers to help every week. No experience necessary, you can learn on the job. It would be great if several parents took turns on a rotating basis as the large numbers of children requires more adult supervision.

Order of Events for Connacht Outdoor Championship on Saturday June 16th

Please look at it carefully to determine what time you need to arrive for your own events. This is only a guideline and they can change the order on the day if needed. We do not have any relay teams this year but some field events start promptly so please allow time to warm up and collect your number.

All Longford athletes to wear white or black shorts and blue singlet.Spikes must be 5mm. Bring your lunch and snacks. There is a small canteen on site but options are limited.

As you drive thru Claremorris on the N60/Castlebar look for sign post ‘Claremount Manor’ on right just as you leave the town. Turn here and athletics track is down this narrow road.

Good Luck!

View order of events

Connacht Outdoor Competition, Sat June 9th

View Order of Events for the Connacht Outdoor competition on Saturday at Claremorris, Co Mayo.

Entry fee €5 will be collected on arrival.

Nearly all children are entered on relay teams ( U9 and 11 Boys teams, U10 and U11 Girls teams) so everyone must arrive 9am for warm up and to collect numbers. We will need a few parents to help with some small jobeens so please lend us a hand to help it run smoothly ( ie: collect entry fees for our group, mind the new singlets and collect money, line out the relay team for your age group and quick practice on hand overs).

Children please wear white shorts (or black if you don’t have any white shorts) and blue Longford AC singlet. I will have new singlets in all sizes, cost €25 each. If you do not have a singlet and do not want to buy one then child must wear a plain white t-shirt. This is Connacht competition rule.

Please bring sunscreen and food/drinks. The organisers will have a tuc shop ( ie:tea, buns) but this is limited and no shop in walking distance.

If any child is no longer available to attend please notify Leslie ASAP as when one child drops out it affects the other partner in the pair.

Order of Events

Longford AC Juveniles Outdoor Track & Field season 2018


Friday 18th May 2018: Midlands Inter-County Match, Tullamore Harriers Stadium

Sat\Sun 26th & 27th May National Combined Events (U14-U19 Pentathlon\Decathlon), Morton Stadium, Santry

Sat 9th June Connacht Outdoor U9-11 pairs and U12-U13 Outdoor Track & Field, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

Sat 16th June Connacht Outdoor Track & Field for U14+-Senior, Claremorris, Co. Mayo… [Read More]

Midlands Inter-County Match Tullamore

Friday 18th May 2018 (start time 6.30pm sharp) Tullamore Harriers Stadium

This is an Annual 4 Counties Competition for U9-14 age group (born 2010-2005), held at Tullamore Harriers Stadium. Races start at 6:30pm sharp so please arrive at 6:15pm for warm up.

No pre-registration/entry is required. The children just show up on the night and they can take part in 3-4 events each. All children should wear blue Longford AC singlet if they have one…. [Read More]