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Successful Timing Officials Course Wed May 17th 2017

Successful Cork Athletics Electronic Timing Course - May 2017


timing officials course may 2017

 Derrick Neff, Rob O'Neill, Pat Whelan, John Quigley, Karl O' Connell and Liam O'Brien


Cork Athletics held a course for prospective Electronic Timing Officials, at CIT Track, on Wednesday 17th May. 

The course was conducted by Karl O'Connell, who was, at last month's Athletics Ireland Annual Congress,re-affirmed with his IAAF Level 1 (Athletics Ireland Level 5) certification for a further two years.  Karl is Chair of Athletics Ireland's Technical Committee. Karl was assisted by Liam O'Brien, Technical Director for Cork City Sports.

The course was attended by Derrick Neff, Pat Whelan, Rob O'Neill and John Quigley.  Rob O'Neill has already officiated at several Cork Athletics T&F meets.

Having completed the introductory session; the basic principles of the setup and operation, the candidates must now put in to practice what they experienced and learnt this evening.  The practical 'hands on' sessions will include assisting and observing at forthcoming events, including next Saturday's Munster Schools T&F Championships, along with various other Munster Championships during June, and Cork Athletics Championships and Graded Leagues.  Karl and Liam both stressed the critical importance of hands-on experience.


Cork Athletics is keen to increase its panel of Technical Officials, so tonight's welcome initiative should start some of the candidates, if they wish, along the track to officiating at County Championships, Munster events, through to National operator and possibly on to IAAF Official certification.  Athletics Ireland Technical Officials range from Level 1 to 5, anf from there, to IAAF certification.


If you missed this evening's session, but are interested in training as an Electronic Timing Official, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No date has been set for another Electronic Timing Officials course, but if there is sufficient interest, another course will be arranged.



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