Sign up for 2018 Galway Indoor Championships

  • Posted on: 16 November 2017
  • By: Ger

The 2018 County Indoor Championships  take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January   at Athlone Institute of Technology.  Saturday’s competition  will include events for athletes from U8  to U12 and Sunday will cater for the U13 – U19 age groups.

This Competition  is an ideal event for beginners  and for athletes of all levels of ability. 

If interested please add your child’s name to the Entry Sheets in the Shed at Training from this weekend.  The closing date for entry is Sunday 17th December 2017.

To participate athletes will need to have their 2018 membership fees paid before  3rd January 2018 as it is not possible to participate in Athletic Ireland events without Club/AAI registration.  This is both an Athletic Ireland and Club policy. 


Club Registration will be online again  this year and will be available on our website from early December.


The events for each age group are expected to be as follows:


U8/9  (Born 2010 & 2011)   60m, 200m and Long Jump.  Select 2 events


U10  (Born 2009)    60m,  400m, Long Jump  Select 2 events


U11 (Born 2008)   60m, 600m, Long Jump, Relay   Select 2 events plus relay


U12 (Born 2007)  60m,  600m , Long Jump, H Jump, Shot Putt,  hurdles , Relay      Select 3events  plus relay   


U13 (Born 2006)  60m, 600m, Long Jump, HJ, Shot Putt, hurdles, Relay           Select 3events  plus relay


U14 – U 19 (Born 2000 – 2005)  60m, 800m, LJ, SP, HJ, hurdles,  Relay  4 x 200m)

Additional events for U16 and up  200m  & Walk

Additional event for U18 and up 400m

Select 3events  plus relay



Relays are selected by the Coaches at training and every effort will be made to include as many athletes as possible.  However four are required to make up each team so  it is not always possible to include everyone.

Athletes will need to have a club singlet to participate and they will be available at training at a cost of  €15.

 It is expected that over 1,000 athletes will take part over the two days from all over the county.  All events are electronically timed/measured and results are displayed  in the Stadium after each event and will be available to view on our Website and Facebook Page  after the event. 

Events of this size require a very large number of Volunteers from each club so it is likely that Parents  will be asked to help out for a few hours on the day.  No experience is necessary and helpers will be guided by more experienced volunteers.