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South Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships 2019

Friday 01 February 2019, 13:00

Contact DistanceTypeChampionshipPermitMeasured
SMSA Vars Cross-Country Yes Yes XC

South Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships 2019

Cork Athletics Grounds, Slieveroe, Riverstick

1pm, Friday February 1st 2019

NB: Start time has been moved back by 1 hour (from original 12 noon start) to allow more travel time


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Amended timetable below


1:00pm    Minor Girls (U14 on 01/07/2019) 1500m

1:10pm    Minor Boys (U14 on 01/07/2019) 2000m

1:25pm    Junior Girls (U15 on 01/07/2019) 2000m

1:40pm    Junior Boys (U15 on 01/07/2019) 3000m

1:55pm    Intermediate Girls (U17 on 01/07/2019) 3000m

2:10pm    Intermediate Boys (U17 on 01/07/2019) 4000m

2:30pm    Senior Girls (U19 on 01/01/2019) 2500m

2:40pm    Senior Boys (U19 on 01/01/2019) 5000m


Boys races: Teams of 8 with 4 to score. Girls' races: Teams of 6 with 3 to score

Athletes must compete in their own age group. However, a team may be completed by the inclusion of
one athlete from the age group immediately below

Holders of perpetual cups should return them to registration. Competitors' numbers available from 11:00am

The location will be the Cork County AAI Board's cross-country ground at Slieveroe almost 3 miles east of Riverstick and 4 miles southeast of Carrigaline (1 mile off the road to Belgooly - R611). The roads approaching the location are narrow High-viz 'AAI - XC' direction signs will be in place from Riverstick and at the turn off 2 miles from Carrigaline on the Belgooly road (R611).

There will be no direction signs through the Carrigaline town centre. Further information on the location can be found at the Cork Athletics web site

Ignore the course map on that page. Up to date information on the course is included below. All teachers unfamiliar with the roads approaching the course would be well advised to check out the travel directions in advance of departure from the school.

Venue Location & Co-ordinates

The ground is 15.7 Miles from the Jack Lynch Tunnel, 12.8 Miles south of Cork City Centre, and 2.8 Miles east of Riverstick village


The LOC8 code for the grounds is WCL-86-5WN

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 51.77715464079801 - Longitude: -8.440460764990235

Elevation above Sea Level: 112m


riverstick location map

Riverstick general location map

From Jack Lynch Tunnel

Continue through the Jack Lynch Tunnel and along the N40 South Ring Road, as far as the Kinsale Road Roundabout. Approaching the Kinsale Road Roundabout, take the slip-road to the Roundabout. At the then first left onto the N27 Kinsale Road (Airport Road). 

At the Airport Roundabout, continue straight through, onto the R600 and continue on to Riverstick village. At the cross-roads in Riverstick, by the village church, turn left and continue on until you meet the L2494, where you again turn left. Continue for another Mile. The Venue is then on the right.

From Cork City

Take the N27 South Link Road as far as Kinsale Road Roundabout. Continue directly through the Roundabout, towards Cork Airport and continue as above.

From Carrigaline

Take the R611 Belgooly Road and continue for 2.2 Miles, then turn right onto the L2494 and continue for another 2 Miles. The venue is then on your left.

From West Cork

Take the N22 and then continue on the N40, as far as the sliproad to the Kinsale Road Roundabout and, again, continue aonto the Kinsale Road, towards Cork Airport, and on, as above.

riverstick slieveroe travel route map

The grounds are approx. 2.8 miles east of Riverstick village




Course Map

south munster schools cross country course map 2019

Registration will be located at the portacabin inside the entrance gate. Here you can pay your team and individual entry fees. Only schools currently affiliated to the ISAA may compete.

Limited toilet facilities and no dressing facilities will be available at the venue. Teachers should remind their athletes of this before departure from school on the day.

Medals will be presented to the first Six individuals after they cross the finish line.

Team results should be available very soon after each race and medals can be collected at registration.

There will be no formal medal presentation ceremony for team winners.

The girls' races will have three athletes to score (a maximum of six to get medals) and the boys' races four athletes to score (a maximum of eight to get medals).

Qualifiers for Munster Championships at Waterford IT Sports Arena Friday 15th Feb: First 4 teams in each grade and any athlete who finishes in the first 15 in each race.




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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