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Launch of Munster Regional Athletics Academy 2019

Munster Regional Athletics Academy 2019-2020


munster development squad


Munster Regional Development Officers and Co-Ordinators are delighted to announce the launch of their rebranded Regional Athletics Academies, formerly known as the Munster Development & Performance Squads

The Regional Athletics Academies have been designed to promote a fun and friendly atmosphere among athletes, whereby the athletes can mix socially, learn athletics, and try new events. Athletics is largely an individual sport, so these events are important outside the competition environment.

Each region will have a 'Development Squad' and 'Regional Athletics Academy', and will run for 2 hours each, with the Development Squad session being the first each day.

There will be regional overnight camps organised for those who have been attending the individual academy days. This is open only to athletes who are in the Regional Athletics Academy. The Development Squad athletes are invited to come along to squad days. Closer to the time, Regional Co-ordinators will inform athletes regarding dates and venues.

Club coaches are encouraged to attend and observe. The squad coaches will be available to interact and answer queries from club coaches who may wish to attend.

Cost of the squad is €25 per athlete, to be paid online only. In exceptional circumstances, where athletes have missed the online registration deadline, they can pay €25 in cash, or €7 per session.

Goals of the Regional Athletics Academies

•    Supplement training that athletes already receive in their clubs. The Regional Academies work alongside the workshops of the National Event Coordinators.
•    Focus on the needs of athletes/coaches, with emphasis on executing the fundamentals to the highest level.
•    Help to maximise the potential of each athlete, with the aim of seeking continuous improvement.
•    The Squads will focus mainly on the technical aspects of each event.
•    Assist club coaches.

Athletes have been selected from the previous season's results (2019 age groups), from U16 - U19 age groups (top 4 in each event). All event groups are covered. All competitions including Cross-Country, Indoors, Combined Events, Schools and Track and field will be taken into consideration.

Academy VENUE

Nenagh Indoor Stadium



 Development SquadAthletics Academy
Saturday October 26th 11am - 1 pm 1pm-3pm
Saturday November 23rd 11am - 1 pm 1pm-3pm
Saturday December 14th 11am - 1 pm 1pm-3pm

Development Squad    Athletics Academy
Saturday 26th October 2019 11am - 1pm    1pm-3pm
Saturday 23rd November 2019 11am - 1pm    1pm-3pm
Saturday 14th December 2019 11am - 1pm    1pm-3pm

The Development Squad session will take place from 11am-1pm on each of the days, and is open to all athletes aged 12 years +

Athlete will receive a squad t-shirt, at the last session. Athletes must collect their t-shirts, or arrange to have it collected, to avoid postage costs.

The fee for the squad sessions is €5 per athlete, for each session day.

DayTimeEvents covered by the Development Squad:
Day 1 11am-1pm Sprints, Shot, Long Jump, Javelin, Pole Vault, Middle Distance and Walks
Day 2 11am-1pm Short Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault, Middle Distance and Walks
Day 3 11am-1pm Sprints, Shot, Long Jump, Javelin, Pole Vault, Middle Distance and Walks
NB: Development Group Walks will take place each day along with the Regional Academy Walks Squad, from 1pm to 3pm

Please check in at the venue from 10:30am each day


The Munster Athletics Academy takes place from 1pm to 3pm on each day, and is by invitation only (see athletes listed below). All events will be covered.


Development Coaches

Kevin Cogley Sprints
Noelle Morrissey Short Hurdles
Pat Power Long Jump
Martin O'Grady High Jump
Dave Fratarolli Shot Putt
Brian Scanlon Javelin
Eamon Flanagan Pole Vault
Sean Finn Middle Distance


For more information , contact your regional co-ordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please register via the Munster Registration Link, on or before Thursday 24th October

Cork Athletes invited to participate in the 2019 Munster Regional Athletics Academy:

Full Munster invitation Listing on Munster Athletics release (PDF File)

Ben Donovan Abbey Striders AC
Rachel Lynch Ballincollig AC
Dylan Chambers Bandon AC
Tristan Chambers Bandon AC
Eadaoin Coady Bandon AC
Eabha Crowley Bandon AC
Jack Cullen Bandon AC
Max Hallahan Bandon AC
Ruairi Harrington Bandon AC
Stacey Komolafe Bandon AC
Ciara Lynch Bandon AC
Lauren McCourt Bandon AC
Diarmuid O'Connor Bandon AC
Niamh O'Donovan Bandon AC
Niamh Sugrue Bandon AC
Nicola Tuthill Bandon AC
Olivia Tuthill Bandon AC
Natalia Guerrero Bandon Grammer
Sarah Cooper Belgooly AC
Philip Halton Belgooly AC
Danny Kelly Belgooly AC
Adam Turner Belgooly AC
Glory Wenegieme Belgooly AC
Justin Equaibor Bishopstown CS
Natasha O'Keeffe Blarney Inniscara AC
Emma Akinkuolie Carraig na BhFear AC
Harry Buckley Carraig na BhFear AC
Aaron Callinan Carraig na BhFear AC
Emma Coffey Carraig na BhFear AC
Orla Coffey Carraig na BhFear AC
Sarah Constant Carraig na BhFear AC
Meabh Daly Carraig na BhFear AC
Alan Davis Carraig na BhFear AC
Ciaran Hurley Carraig na BhFear AC
David Maher Carraig na BhFear AC
Lily O'Riordan Carraig na BhFear AC
Martha Quain Carraig na BhFear AC
Michelle Ugwah Carraig na BhFear AC
Alan Kellegher Col Phobail Beanntrai
Maeve O'Neill Doheny AC
Ricky Carroll Fanahan McSweeney AC
Alex Ademola Leevale AC
Reece Ademola Leevale AC
Shane Aherne Leevale AC
Una Brice Leevale AC
Conor Callinan Leevale AC
Ava Cashman Leevale AC
Aisling Cassidy Leevale AC
Elena Collins Leevale AC
Colin Doyle Leevale AC
Ryan Duggan Leevale AC
James Ezeonu Leevale AC
Abby Fitzgerald Leevale AC
Vanessa Frawley Leevale AC
Ella Hurley Leevale AC
Marc Jones Leevale AC
James Kirkby Leevale AC
Jack McGrath Leevale AC
Conor Morey Leevale AC
Helen Moynihan Leevale AC
Katie Moynihan Leevale AC
Colin Murphy Leevale AC
Hannah Murphy Leevale AC
Sean Naughton Leevale AC
Ciara Neff Leevale AC
Harry Nevin Leevale AC
Padraig O'Callaghan Leevale AC
Brendan O'Donoghue Leevale AC
Ryan O'Leary Leevale AC
Ciara O'Mahony Leevale AC
Brenda Onoh Leevale AC
Orlaith Onoh Leevale AC
Jonah Osobase Leevale AC
Cathal Scanlon Leevale AC
Ella Scott Leevale AC
Wymin Sivakumar Leevale AC
Lucy May Sleeman Leevale AC
Holly Umeh Leevale AC
Emily Wall Leevale AC
Sarah Zia Buckley Leevale AC
Joe Ivory Liscarroll AC
Aoife O'Sullivan Liscarroll AC
Sophie Perrott Liscarroll AC
Amy Whelan Liscarroll AC
Blessing Alamu Carraig na bhFear AC
Emmanuel Alamu

Carraig na bhFear AC

Samuel Judd Midleton AC
Sean Kavanagh Midleton AC
Lia O'Brien Midleton AC
Sean O'Riordan Midleton AC
Leah Parker Midleton AC
Joseph Bamidele Nagle CC
Dean McCarthy Nagle CC
Donal Ojlekhude Nagle CC
Sean Frawley North Cork AC
Callum Keating North Cork AC
Megan Lenihan North Cork AC
Brian Lynch Old Abbey AC
Andrew Collins Skibbereen AC
Sarah Morrison St. Nicholas AC
James McCarthy West Muskerry AC
Kerry Barrett Youghal AC
Georgia Connon Youghal AC
Natasha Kilgannon Youghal AC
Liam O'Leary Youghal AC

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