Competition Rules & Regulations for ISAA (Irish Schools Athletics Association)
Membership: The Association is the governing body for Post-Primary Schools athletics in Ireland and as such is the controlling body of schools athletics.
Age-Groups: Age groups for boys and girls shall be as follows:
■Minor: Under 14 on 1st July in the year of competition
■Junior: Under 15 on 1st July in the year of competition
■Intermediate: Under 17 on 1st July in the year of competition
■Senior: Under 19 on 1st January in the year of competition
The Schools’ Athletics Association is the governing body for Post-Primary Schools Athletics. The association is a cross-community organisation with over 650 affiliated schools throughout the Island of Ireland.
Provinces: The association consist of provincial associations in Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster. There are 14 regions/districts across the provinces:
■Connacht: North Connacht and South Connacht.
■Leinster: North Leinster, South Leinster, East Leinster, West Leinster.
■Munster:North Munster, South Munster, East Munster.
■Ulster: A District, B District, C District, D District, E District.
Competition: The Irish Schools’ Athletics Association competition programme includes:
■Cross Country – February/March
■Track & field – April, May, June
■Combined Events – September
International Competition: Each competition is followed by a Schools’ International between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Important Dates for 2016/2017
26 Oct 2016 Connacht Schools Combined Events, AIT
12 Nov 2016 All Ireland Schools Combined Events, AIT
10 Dec 2016 Schools International Combined Events, AIT
?Feb/March 2017, Connacht Schools North and South Cross Country, TBC
11 March 2017 All Ireland Schools Cross Country, TBC
25 March 2017 Schools International Cross Country, Wales
May 2017 Connacht Schools North and South T&F, TBC
3 June 2017 All Ireland Schools T&F Championships, Tullamore
24 June 2017 Tailteann Interpro Games, Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin
15 July 2017 Schools International T&F Championships, Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin