The government has announced that all schools will close until March 29th. The decision takes effect from 6pm today applies to all schools and third-level institutions.
As a direct result of the government’s decision, Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club is suspending all training for the foreseeable future. The Winter League Races are also suspended until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
Athletes should liaise direct with their coaches or mentors or club officers to get further details on their training programmes which they should still continue on this enforced break.
Stay safe and adhere to the HSE guidelines.
Statement from Athletics Ireland: Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 12.30pm
Athletics Ireland is guided by this expert HSE advice and we will physically close our office from tomorrow morning but all staff will be operating our business from their homes. We are prepared to operate telephones and emails remotely to minimise disruption to our business.
Athletics Ireland is therefore instructing all affiliates to suspend all athletic competitions and events with immediate effect. We understand that this decision will result in inconvenience and disappointment to many athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and supporters. However, we are sure that all will understand that this decision is taken in the best interests, not just of the athletics community, but of the Country.
The recommendation from Athletics Ireland is that club training sessions be cancelled at this time.
The situation is changing rapidly and we will continue to monitor developments and update our website and communication on a daily basis.