Athletics County Finals 18th & 19th.

The Community Games county finals will take place Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th in Ardattin field. There will be NO training on Friday 17th, training will take place on Thursday 16th at 6.30 – 7.15 for U6’s & U8’s, 7.15 – 8.15 for U’10’s up. We will be focussing on relays so please try to have all children attend so that they can practice with their team.

Saturday 18th: All children are requested to participate in the Community Games Parade. It is an important part of the day and very enjoyable for the children.

  • All Slaney Valley participants are requested to meet at our tent (Green) no later than 9.15am on Saturday morning. Assembly 9.30 for parade.
  • Athletic Gear will be provided (for all athletes taking part in individual events). This gear will be given out at training on Thursday evening.  We will provide gear for as many others as we can for the parade also. All children can wear their own black shorts and white socks. We ask that all gear be returned on Saturday before leaving the field. It will be washed and given out on Sunday to those participating in the semi-finals/finals on Sunday. Each year a number of jerseys “go missing” so we ask that everyone co-operate with our request not to bring jerseys home on Saturday evening. Children should therefore bring their own t-shirt to change into.
  • When the parade is finished all children must return immediately to the tent as races will start directly after the parade. No parents allowed on the running track only managers.
  • Parents are asked to listen out for races, field events and relays and keep the children close to the tent so they do not miss their event.
  • The normal procedure is U6’s first then U8, 10, 12 ETC. U6 and U8 will be finished by lunch time (approx 1pm) on Saturday but may have to come back Sunday. This year all U14 upwards events will take place on Sunday. Field events will be called out so please listen.
  • There will be a break for lunch (approx 1-2pm) and the races will resume after, however some field events may take place during lunch – times to be confirmed.
  • Please leave a contact number if your child gets through to Sunday in case of any changes in times etc.
  • If your child is not going to participate/ for queries please contact Deirdre 087 1171881 or Martina 087 9960357 as soon as possible.
  • Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday 18th.

Carlow Community Games County Finals Schedule

Please note this schedule is approximate and subject to change.

There will be a charge for adults both days. Children are free. There will be NO PARKING in the field on the day, please follow signs


9.15 Meet at tent

9.30 Assemble for parade

10am Parade

Before lunch:

Races: Heats and Semi-finals U6 andU8

Relays for U6 and U8 (Finish by approximately 1pm) Finals on Sunday.

Field events:

Ball Throw, Turbo Javelin & Long Jump time to be confirmed

Lunch 1-2pm (some events may continue through lunch)

After lunch:

U 12 bike race approx 2pm on main track

All U10, U12 races

Relays: U10, 12

NOTE: All races from U14 events will take place Sunday.


11am Semi-finals & U 14 events

After Lunch: All finals: U6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 including relays and middle distance races.

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