Monday, February 15, 2021

Ratoath Athletic Club among the 6 finalist in the sports category of the national lottery good causes awards

 We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to be among the 6 finalist in the sports category of the national lottery good causes award, we are also one of the 36 finalist for the overall prize. Our club committee has worked for many years to develop our tartan sprint & field event track and without the support of the national lottery this would have never happened. 

 



We are delighted for our members, families, volunteers and our community this is well deserved recognition for all the hard work building and developing a future for our club💙💛

Fingers crossed for the final🤞.


Best of luck to all the finalist.  #GoodCausesAwards .



https://www.lottery.ie/good-causes-awards

Friday, January 22, 2021

AAI Covid-19 Guidance – 22/01/21

 

AAI Covid-19 Guidance 22/01/21

The Athletics Ireland Covid Group continue to work closely with the Sport Ireland Expert Group in regard to providing our members with regular updates and information during this difficult time. We are coordinating regular, on-going discussions with key stakeholders on a return to competition as soon as possible and we thank you all for your patience regarding this challenging matter.

Covid-19 Athletics FAQ’s

1. Can members run and exercise in public parks?

Yes, on an individual basis and not in groups. Persons may exercise in pairs being mindful of others and keep a social distance between other park users. Avoid congregating in groups when exercising outdoors. Please be mindful of pedestrians at all times. Remember that exercise can only be taken with one other person under level 5 restrictions.

2. Can athletics clubs open their facilities for individuals to use for exercise?

No, all clubs must remain closed at this time. The only exception is for a small group of high-

performance athletes who have an exemption to continue to train. These athletes have a letter of exemption from the HPD. Access to facilities by high performance athletes should be agreed locally with the club.

3. Are AAI registered club members covered by AAI insurance when exercising from home?

Yes, if the session is part of a coordinated programme supplied by their club, the AAI personal accident insurance is in place. Additionally, all AAI registered members participating on a live virtual club training session facilitated by their club coach are also covered under the AAI personal accident insurance cover.

4. What are the international travel guidelines?

Athletics Ireland is following the Department of Foreign Affairs guidelines as per the EU Traffic Light System. Note all guidance can be found here https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e40d7-travelling- outside-of-ireland/

Current Government guidance for level 5 for exercise and sport is as follows: Exercise and sporting events
Training

People may meet with people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise. No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities, including those involving children, should take place. Outdoor golf and tennis are not permitted.

Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes. No indoor or outdoor gatherings involving “individual training” except for professional and elite sports.

Matches and Events

Professional, elite sports, horse racing, greyhound racing and approved equestrian events only are permitted to continue behind closed doors.

No other matches or events are to take place.

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools are closed.

Full details of level 5 restrictions can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/

Friday, January 1, 2021

Level 5 lockdown Email from athletics Ireland Dec 30th 2020

To All Athletics Ireland Members,

From midnight last night Ireland entered a new Level 5 lockdown with very strict guidelines in place to limit the spread of the virus due to its increasing spread. We await specific athletics implications from Sport Ireland but note the following advice below which can be found at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/

We request that all our members follow the latest government advice during this challenging time and please ensure that you all stay safe and healthy.

Exercise and sporting events

Training

People may meet with people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise.

No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities, including those involving children, should take place.

Outdoor golf and tennis are not permitted.

Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes. No indoor or outdoor gatherings involving “individual training” except for professional and elite sports.

Matches and events

Professional, elite sports, horse racing, greyhound racing and approved equestrian events only are permitted to continue behind closed doors.

No other matches or events are to take place.

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools must close from close of business on 31 December. 

No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings should take place.

Regards

 

Hamish Adams
Chief Executive Officer
Athletics Ireland
T: +353 1 886 9933
M: +353 86 3502552

W: www.athleticsireland.ie