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Welcome News - CIT & Mardyke Tracks to Remain Open for Juvenile Groups

Juvenile Group Training to Continue During Level 5

mardyke cit tracksMardyke & CIT Tracks


There was welcome news today that CIT and UCC Mardyke Tracks are both to remain open for booked Juvenile groups, in pods of 15 max. 

Both tracks will also remain open for Elite athletes, with provisos. Final details have yet to be released by both UCC and CIT, however, wrt the Mardyke, the elite athletes, in addition to satisfying conditions to confirm elite status, must book the track as a group - it will not be available for individual use.

CIT will also be releasing details of their elite training conditions.

Parents/guardians are permitted to travel more than 5km when taking school aged children to organised club training, as per the Exercise and Sporting Events section of the Ireland is moving to Level 5 document.


Athletics Ireland Release - Training Under Level 5

From midnight tonight, Wednesday October 21st, the country moves to Covid Level 5, with significant implications for sport.
Athletics ireland is waiting on specific guidance from the Sport Ireland, and asks all members to continue to observe all health guidelines, and to reduce their social interactions.

Specific sporting advice for Level 5

Government advice is that you must not travel outside the 5km radius from your home, consequently travel is not recommended anyone living further than 5km from their Club.


Training should NOT take place, except with the following exceptions:

  •     Non-contact training can continue for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15
  •     Professional, elite sports are permitted to continue behind closed doors
  •     All other training activities should be individual only
  •     No exercise classes are permitted.


Sport Ireland Elite High Performance Sport Definition

  •     Professional Sports People
  •     Member of a high performance team funded by Sport Ireland
  •     Those who compete at major international events including European and World Champions, Olympic and Paralympic Games. Specifically, the athletes and players associated with this priority list which includes: Athletes on the 2020 International Carding Scheme.


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