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Cork Athletics Animal Policy

Animal Policy Applying at Cork Athletics Track, Sports and Cross-Country Venues


This policy applies to ALL events held by Cork Athletics County Board, including events held fo, or behalf of the Board.  It also applies to all events held by any third party that may be held on Cork Athletics County Board property


Animal Policy - Because of Cork Athletics concern for the safety, health, well-being and comfort of our athletes, officials, patrons and all others involved, during athletic events, those attending events are prohibited from bringing animals of any kind, including dogs, with the sole exception of registered assistance dogs, into any Cork Athletics event


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Any person bringing an animal to a Cork Athletics event may be requested to place the dog in their car, or asked to leave the venue, at the discretion of Cork Athletics, or it's representatives

Assistance Dogs

Genuine Assistance Dogs, registered and trained by any Registered Therapy Organisation, are welcome at Cork Athletics events. In the case of unfamilar jackets, owners may be asked for information or evidence that their dog is a trained assistance dog

Other dog owners are asked not to abuse this by attempting to represent their animal as an assistance dog


Restricted Breeds

Under no circumstances whatsoever may a restricted breed, or cross thereof, be brought to a Cork Athletics event

If a restricted breed animal is found on-site, the meet may be suspended, temporarily, or permanently, at the Meet Director's discretion

If a restricted breed animal is Off-The-Lead at the venue, the meet will be immediately suspended, until the animal is brought under control and removed from the venue


Mayo County Council Restricted Dog Breed Information


The Control of Dogs Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 442 of 1998) impose additional rules in relation to the following breeds (and strains/cross-breeds) of dog in Ireland: American Pit Bull Terrier, English Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Mastiff, Dobermann Pinscher, Rottweiler, German Shepherd (Alsatian), Rhodesian Ridgeback, Japanese Akita, Japanese Tosa, Bandog


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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