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Cork County Board

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

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 (also known as AI, or AAI). Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland, the designated National Governing Organisation (NGO) for Athletics in Ireland.

The Board is a democratically elected body, representing, presently fifty three (53) clubs and two Divisions - East Cork and West Cork Divisions.  As of December 2017, Cork boasts the largest number of clubs of any county, with Dublin next on thirty four (34).  Individual registrations stand at a record 8,264 members.

The Board consists of Officers:

  • Chairman
  • Vice-Chairmen (2)
  • Hon. Secretary,
  • Hon Treasurer,
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • P.R.O
  • Registrar
  • 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.

About Us

Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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