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Longford Athletics Club will hold the Primary Schools Relays on Friday, 3rd May at St. Mel’s College, Longford.
Races are open to all County Longford schools for 2nd – 6th classes with the first race at 6.30pm.
Two races will be solely for schools with smaller total pupil numbers (i.e., schools with 81 or less pupils) in which two classes can combine to comprise a team.

  • For all relay teams, there must be 4 runners and a team can have up to 3 subs.
  • A school can enter a maximum of two teams for each relay race.
  • A child may move up one class to complete a team.
  • Entrants are only permitted on one team and can only run one leg of a relay.
  • For the two smaller school races, relay teams can be either a mix of girls and boys or can be all girls or all boys.
  • Subs races allow every child the opportunity to take part on the evening.
  • Races to take place on the main GAA pitch at St. Mel’s College.
  • All participants must wear footwear during the race.
  • Participants do not need to be members of Longford AC.
  • Races begin with 2nd class and the full order of races is below.

– Registration opens: 5.45pm
– First race: 6.30pm
– Race entry: €2 per child


One representative (teacher or parent) from each school is requested to bring the completed registration sheet(s) and have money collected in advance to hand in at the registration desk.

Download Registration Sheet

Car Parking

There will be limited car parking available on the grounds of St. Mel’s College. Access only using the main College Avenue entrance (Cathedral side).

Please forward the direction of stewards. Additional parking available at the Mall, Tesco, Cathedral Car Park.

The Races

relays 2024

Subs races to follow each relay, i.e. 2nd class girls 4 x 200m is followed by the 2nd class girls 200m subs race.

Medals will be presented to the first three teams in each relay and the three finishers in each subs race. The Ray Flynn Trophy will be presented to the best performing school.

It promises to be a fun evening of races. Please send any queries to