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Munster Regional Endurance Performance Squad 2019/20

Regional Endurance Performance Squad 

2019 - 2020


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The first Munster Performance Squad and Development Squad training day of the 2019/2020 series will take place at Banna Strand, from September 13th to 15th


Munster Endurance Performance Squad

Athletes have been selected for this year’s Regional Endurance Performance Squads based on their results over the past 12 months. Congratulations to those athletes selected. The squads will aim to bring top young athletes from across each province together for opportunities to train collectively. Whilst this undoubtedly has some performance benefits, perhaps more importantly it gives athletes a chance to get to know each other and can only help build a strong vibrant endurance community that athletes will want to be part of for years to come. The first squad activity takes place in September, with a weekend camp.  Athletes who wish to be involved MUST register by August 13th

    Camps will include a mix of practical training sessions, theory and input from older international athletes, and will be led by coaches who have at least Level 2 coaching standard. Camps will run from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. Athletes attending the camps should be healthy and ready to train, and will be expected to adhere to the code of conduct, similar to those in place for Irish athletes at International Championships. The training will be appropriate for the time of year. For enquires please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Athletes included in the squad list should register using this link. Unlike previous years, there is no need to pre-register for the squad. Athletes that have been selected and wish to attend the camp should just follow this link to register directly.

Note. The cost of the camps will be subsidised significantly, but the price of each camps is dependent upon the costs incurred at each venue. Only athletes that are on the lists should register, as other athletes will not be invited to the camps, and their fees will not be reimbursed.

If any athlete is not listed, but feels that they have met the criteria, should ask their coach to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Munster Performance Squad

Criteria for Selection on Regional Junior Endurance Performance Squads The following criteria run in order from number 1 to number 5. Each region has slightly different criteria due to differences in the depth of athletes competing at a high level and as we only have capacity at camps for certain numbers


Munster Ages Under-16 (2004) - Under-20 (2000) in 2019

1) Have represented Ireland in International competition in 2018/2019 (European XC Championships 2018, Celtic International XC 2019, Schools International XC 2019, Schools International T&F 2019, EYOF 2019, European Junior T&F 2019, Celtic Games T&F2019)

2) Have finished in the top 6 places at an OUTDOOR All Ireland T&F Championships Schools or Clubs in 2019, where there are a minimum of 8 finishers (Excluding Steeplechase with top 3 only from this event)

3) Have finished in the top 25 places at an All-Ireland Schools XC 2019 (Inter & Senior only) or All Ireland Clubs XC Championship 2018

4) Have finished top in the top 5 places in an INDOOR All Ireland T&F Championships 2019

5) Where an athlete is new to the sport, and has demonstrated tremendous talent and potential, OR where an athlete has been injured for a  long period of time, and maybe missed a whole season. Under these circumstances, the selectors may select an athlete on a trial basis, to prove form.

Sophie O'Sullivan Ballymore-Cobh AC
Jane Buckley Bandon AC
Fionn Harrington Bandon AC
Gavin Kenny Bandon AC
Laura Nicholson Bandon AC
Naoise O Flaitheartaigh Bandon AC
Darragh McElhinney Bantry AC/UCD
Holly Carroll Blarney-Inniscarra AC
Daire O'Sullivan Carraig na bhFear AC
Nessa Wheeler Carraig na bhFear AC
Tommy Connolly Leevale AC
Adam Kiely Leevale AC
Ellen Moran Leevale AC
Alannah Neff Leevale AC
Nathan O'Leary Leevale AC
Ben Smyth Leevale AC
Charlie O'Donovan Leevale AC/Villanova
Paul Hartnett Midleton AC
Tamzin Muldowney Midleton AC
Frank O'Brien Midleton AC
Jack O'Shea Midleton AC
Damien Madigan North Cork AC
Laura Hayes St. Catherine's AC
Natalie Nicholson St. Catherine's AC
Sarah Morrisson St. Nicholas AC
Jennifer Cotter West Muskerry AC
Avril Cashman Youghal AC
Emma Landers Youghal AC
Jake McCarthy Youghal AC
Lucy O'Keeffe Youghal AC

Congratulations to all athletes selected.

Full Munster, Leinster & Connacht Performance Squad Listings



Online Registration for the Munster Performance Squad


For further information on the Munster Squads please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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