It’s an 11 am sharp start and with a varied programme and it will no doubt attract a massive crowd to what has become an annual festival of athletics with running, jumping and throwing and with age range 7 to 12 a lot of action is assured.
The event kicked off some 42 years ago at Mac Cumhaill Park Ballybofey and has become an intregal aspect of the Summer term in our schools from Malin to Bundoran.
The majority of athletes that have achieved not only in athletics but in other sporting disciplines can trace their steps back to this event.
“It’s about getting primary school children involved, giving them the opportunity to sample an aspect of the sport – an educational opportunity in reality every bit as important as many of the mainstream subjects at school from a learning, social and health perspective,” said Irish Olympic team manager Patsy McGonagle who in fact initiated this project all those years ago.
All schools in Donegal have been communicated with and its anticipated that some 80/90 of them will respond.
Good luck to everyone taking part.
|Order of Events 2012|
|60 metres||Born 2005||1||Born 2000||Pits (A&B)|
|60 metres||Born 2004||2||Born 2002||Pits (A&B)|
|80 metres||Born 2003||3||Born 2001||Pits (A&B)|
|80 metres||Born 2002||4||Born 2003||Pits (A&B)|
|100 metres||Born 2001|
|100 metres||Born 2000||High Jump|
|100 metres||Born 1999||1||Born 2003||Girls|
|100 metres||Born 2004||2||Born 2003||Boys|
|Finals of Above||4||Born 2000||Girls|
|300 metres||Born 2003||7||Born 2002||Girls|
|600 metres||Born 2002||8||Born 2002||Boys|
|600 metres||Born 2001|
|800 metres||Born 2000||Shot|
|800 metres||Born 1999|
|Relay||Born 2002/03||1||Born 1999/2000||Boys|
|Relay||Born 2000/01||2||Born 1999/2000||Girls|