Cork County Board
Cork Athletics County Board was founded in the 1960's under the auspices of Board Luthcleas na hEireann (BLE), which was the governing body of Athletics in Ireland, before the advent of Athletics Ireland (AI, or AAI).
The Board is a democratically elected body, representing, presently forty nine (49) clubs and two Divisions - East Cork and West Cork Divisions.
The Board consists of Officers:
- Hon. Secretary,
- Hon Treasurer,
- Assistant Treasurer
- Competition Secretary
- Child Protection Officer
- Webmaster and
- Committee Members
All committee members and Officers are elected at the Annual Congress, which normally takes place in January.
The Board is affiliated to Athletics Ireland, the sole governing body for all athletics in Ireland. At local Club level the Board organises and regulates, under Athletics Ireland, rules all Championship competitions, Track and Field, Road and Cross Country.
Cork Athletics is also a constituent member of Munster Athletics, the provincial representative body.
The Board may establish its own bye-laws to ensure the smooth running of events rules and regulations as set out by the National body are applied.
The aims of the Board are to foster and promote athletics at all levels, within Club and County, for Juvenile, Junior, Senior and Master athletes. Cross Country Championships for Juvenile, Junior, Novice, Intermediate and Senior athletes are held during the season. Representative teams and athletes entered in Provincial and National Competition. This also applies in the Track and Field and Road sections.
During the track season starting in April the Board holds a Graded League for Track and Field Athletes of all standards. Athletes have the opportunity to compete in Track and Field Competition with other Athletes of equal standard.
Cork Athletics is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation. The Officers, Committee members and others who help to run the business of the Board are all volunteers, who give their time and expertise, free of charge, for the benefit of the athletes and the sport.
Cork Athletics is a designated Sports Body, Registered GS Number 3014 - Cork County Board (Athletics Association of Ireland) - under Section 235 Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997