New Pilates Room

Newest addition to Cushinstown Athletic Club is our new pilates room which we hope to be able to utilise very soon.  Thanks to Carranstown Community Grant Scheme for their support, Stephen McKee for his assistance and to Phelim for his great renovations.

Athletics Ireland

2021 Provisional Competition Calendar Athletics Ireland are pleased to release a provisional 2021 competition calendar.All events are subject to the easing of current Covid-19 restrictions and changes to the competition calendar will be made intermittently so we advise people to check regularly for updates.

Specific event details will be released as they become available.We note that in the recently released Resilience and Recovery Covid19 document that there is provision for a return to activity for outdoor, non-contact training in pods of 15 at Level 4. We see this as a very positive development for our sport.

We greatly appreciate the patience you have all shown during these pandemic times.

Click the link below for the updated fixtures ➡https://www.athleticsireland.ie/competition/fixtures

A fixture overview document is available via the link below for anyone having issues accessing the fixture lists ➡https://www.athleticsireland.ie/…/2021_Fixture_List…

Athletics Leinster

Some dates for your diary for the summer 🙂Outdoor Championships 2021:Subject to government restrictions in place at the time of the event:

June 6th & 7th – Leinster Junior Senior & Master Championships – Tullamore

July 10th – Leinster Juvenile U12-U19 Championships Day 1 – Tullamore

July 17th & 18th – Leinster Juvenile U14-U19 Championships Day 2&3 – Tullamore

July 24th & 25th – Leinster Childrens Games (U9-U11) + Juvenile U12-13 Championships – 3xVenues TBC Will be a Sub Regionally event, Medals to be Award in each Subregion, top 3 in Leinster will go forward to Nationals in Pairs & U12+U13 600m, top 4 otherwise.

TBC – Leinster Relays & Combined Events Championships

If you’ve any question please get in contact with Carmel at athleticsleinsteroutdoorsec@gmail.com

To All Stakeholders,

We are very conscious that our membership is anxious to return to training and competition when the Government allows us to exit the current Level 5 lockdown. We continue to discuss and lobby for a return for athletics on a weekly basis with representatives of the Sport Ireland Expert Group and other key decision makers. We do note that in the recently released Resilience and Recovery Covid19 document attached that there is provision for a return to activity for outdoor, non-contact training in pods of 15 at Level 4. We see this a s a very positive development for our sport.

We greatly appreciate the patience you have all shown during these pandemic times and we commit to regular, transparent communication with our stakeholders. We will share any developments on the re-opening of sport from the Sport Ireland Expert Group as we receive them. https://www.athleticsireland.ie/about/COVID-19

Leinster Championships

Late February early March normally comes with great excitement as after months of training sees our athletes head to Athlone or NIA Indoor Arena to compete in the Athletics Leinster Championships, it’s not to be this year but fingers crossed we won’t have to wait too much longer to get back to what we love to do, here are some memories over the last few years……

Video Requests

To help promote walking/running, Athletics Ireland are collecting short video clips for their social media pages, just make sure you are social distanced etc…So if its getting ready to run / walk, tying laces/putting on reflector/starting watch or a clip of a walker or runner starting off don’t be shy submit your short video today 😊  

Some inspiration;

Beginner Javelin Resource

Thomas Röhler (2016 Oly Champ, 2018 Euro Champ) put together a good series of How-To javelin videos., which is a useful resource for athletes and coaches. Via Paul McKee Athletics Ireland.

Episode 1 – Basic Equipment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryl6lFi4_Bw

Episode 2 – Warm-up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yN00vc82b8

Episode 3 – The Grip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3oW0XHSPvw

Episode 4 – Easy Exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ino8F3Df_2Q

Episode 5 – The Standing Throw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_Lx-6R5ICo

My Life Steps Challenge

Don’t forget to sign up to take part in the “My Life Steps Challenge”. As a club, we need to walk a combined total of 4,000km, suitable challenge for all age groups, so lets get walking. Access MyLife via the mobile apps for iPhone and for Android smartphones, or via the web.

Please click here to sign up:
www.mylife.irishlife.ie

  • Create your Account on My Life App
  • Select Challenges
  • Select Leinster GAA – Every Step Counts
  • Select Leaderboard
  • Select Cushinstown Athletic Club (Currently No 117)