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Cork Athletics Autumn-Winter Technical Coaching Days - Day 4 2016

Cork Athletics Autumn-Winter Technical Coaching Days - Day 4

The fourth day of Cork Athletics autumn & early winter Coaching Series, will be held on Saturday next,  November 26th, in CIT

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Day 1 Report - Sat Oct 15th

by Colette Kelly

Day one of Cork Athletics technical coaching days was held on Saturday October 15th. Twenty eight (28) athletes, from twelve different clubs across Cork City and county, were present, and a great days coaching was had, in pleasant Autumn sunshine.

This is the third year of the series, with many returning for their third consecutive year, and many new members joining for their first time.

A departure from the previous two years was the splitting of the throws coaching into advanced and beginners groups. This was a great success, but we are still looking for a coach to introduce the standard Javelin to beginners. We had one masters athlete in the Discus, and she was delighted with the days coaching, and felt she got huge benefit from the session. She would highly recommend it to any experienced or aspiring masters athlete.


The aim of the sessions is to raise the technical standard in these events among Cork athletes, and to provide access to coaching and equipment in these events.

Beginners and improvers are welcome. Club coaches or parents who may wish to come along on any of the days are also welcome.

Each of these disciplines; Hurdles, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin and Hammer, will be covered on each of the training days.

NB: Athletes must arrive in good time and participate in the warm up session, which will be part of the session, starting at 14:00 (2pm).  Athletes who are late and have NOT completed their warm up routine will NOT permitted to take part, so it is essential that athletes arrive in good time.


Saturday October 15th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday October 29th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday November 12th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday November 26th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday December 10th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track


Minimum Age:

    Hurdles, Shot, High Jump - Born 2005, or earlier
        Javelin, Discus, Hammer  - Born 2004, or earlier

Except for the Minimum Age, per above, these sessions are open to athletes of all ages, including Senior & Masters

Events & Coaches

Shot Advanced Dave Fratioli Limerick
Shot Beginner/Improver Eamonn O Ceallaigh Ballincollig AC
Hurdles   Colette Kelly Belgooly ACColet
High Jump   Martin O'Sullivan Liscarroll AC
Discus   Finbarr McCarthy Fanahan McSweeney AC
Javelin Advanced Tom Galvin North Cork AC
Javelin Beginner/Improver Coach sought  
Hammer   John Meagher Blarney-Inniscarra AC


In addition to the designated coaches, as per above, Cork Athletics welcomes other Technical Event Coaches and individuals who would like to become Technical Event Coaches.  If you would like to be involved, you need only turn up. If you are interested in coaching, or becoming a coach, please, if possible, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance.


 Registration will be on the day, at 13:30pm each day, in the equipment shed (by the 200m start/adjacent to the gate at the CIT Campus side of the track.

Registration Cost:  €5 per athlete per  day

These Technical Coaching Events are confined to Athletics Ireland registered athletes who are registered with Cork Athletics clubs.

Club coaches and parents are welcome to come along and participate in the sessions.



 Queries should be directed to John Copithorne, Cork AAI County Board Registrar, on 0861713500

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