Just to remind everyone that the 6pm training session on Wednesday May 15th is replaced by the first of the John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meetings of 2013, starting at 7.30pm. These meetings are the brain child of club coach Fergus O’Donovan, who came up with the original idea in 2010. Since then the graded meetings have grown in popularity year on year no doubt helped by generous sponsorship from John Buckley Sports. Club members are encouraged to attend the graded meeting as a substitute for the regular training session.
A series of eight meetings is planned for Athletes male and female over 17 years on the day of the competition; the Shot, Discus, Hammer and 56lb Weights are limited to athletes over 18. Track events will, if necessary, be divided into separate races on the basis of performance, which could involve mixed races. The graded league will also incorporate the Cork County Junior & Senior T&F Championships 2013 with county medals on offer. These meetings are open to athletes of all levels of ability. Feel free to enter as many events as you like. Each graded meeting features a middle distance race of some description or another, so there’s sure to be something of interest for everyone. What about the relays? They always make for great fun and excitement.
Can’t find a babysitter? Bring the kids along too. There’s lots of available seating in the stand offering a great view of the track. Entry is normally €5.00 per meeting. However, as these meetings also incorporate Cork County T&F Championship events, entry is free for club members on the opening night.