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Cork Athletics Autumn-Winter Technical Coaching Days 2017

Cork Athletics Autumn-Winter Technical Coaching Days 2017

Cork Athletics autumn & early winter Coaching Series 2017 will be held, at CIT Track, on Saturdays over the next three months

 England Athletics HCAN secondary hurdles Nov2014 300 L min


The Cork County Board Autumn Winter Coaching Series is returning this year


  • Events Covered: High Jump, Hurdles, Shot Put, Discus, Hammer and Javelin
  • All last year’s coaches are on board again for this season

A new element is being introduced this year.  Along with technical coaching, Cork Athletics will also be organising sessions for officials.

Parents, coaches, athletes, anyone who would like to judge at County Championships, and those who would like to become more familiar with the rules of the events, are welcome to come along.


Final day for 2017: 2pm - 4pm Saturday December 9th 2017

Open to all Registered Athletics Ireland Athletes

If you you missed any or all previous sessions, you can still come along on Saturday next.

Lilly-Ann O'Hora, Regional Development Officer, will attend to meet and talk to athletes and coaches


Photos from Day 4 2017

50 photos, by Pat Falvey (Belgooly AC), from day 4 2017, Saturday November 11th 2017, on Cork Athletics Flickr! Account and Cork Athletics Facebook album

Themed Workshops

Senior County Officials will run workshops themed on what the judges are looking for.  While your coach is interested in your technique, with a view to improving distance thrown, or time achieved, an event judge is only concerned that your effort is within the rules of the sport. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the rules of the various events, and to be more confident when helping out at our championships.

This is the fourth year of the series, and Cork Athletics welcomes all returning members, along with new members joining for their first time.

These sessions are open to all agre groups: Juvenile, Junior, Senior & Masters - If you'd like to perfect your technique, then do come along.



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.


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.

Themed Workshop Sessions

There is no charge for the Themed Workshop Sessions


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     September 30th  
  14:00 - 16:00pm  
 CIT Track 
Saturday October 14th 14:00 - 16:00pm  CIT Track
Saturday October 28th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday November 11th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday November 25th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track
Saturday December 9th 14:00 - 16:00pm CIT Track


Minimum Age:

    Hurdles, Shot, High Jump - Born 2008, or earlier
        Javelin, Discus, Hammer  - Born 2006, 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 AC
High Jump   Martin O'Sullivan Liscarroll AC
Discus   Finbarr McCarthy Fanahan McSweeney AC
Javelin   Tom Galvin North Cork 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, email Colette Kelly 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.

Club coaches and parents are welcome to come along and participate in the sessions. There is no fee for parents or coaches attending the officials workshops.



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

About Us

Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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