The first of our Regional Athletics Finals took place in Claremorris Athletics Track on the 4th September and what a great day it was! It was fantastic to see smiling faces and eager children warming-up and chatting with their friends - some of whom they hadn't seen in a very long time! And it was not only the children that were reuniting with their pals - many of our volunteers on the day hadn't seen each other since March 2020!
Children from Connaught and Donegal took part in a total of 24 races which were divided into morning and afternoon session. Those who came first or second in the events will now progress to our National Finals which will take place on 25th September in IT Carlow Sport Campus.
Being ever conscious of Covid-19, the event was administered for the frst time online to ensure contactless payment. Parents on behalf of themselves and children completed Covid-19 questioannaires in advance of the races. We are grateful to our title sponsors Aldi Ireland who supplied mini anti-bacterial gel for each child as well as water bottles in 100% recyclable bottles!