Athletics Club

Founded on 31/08/1976, the club caters for Juveniles, Juniors, Seniors, Masters & Novices.
Training: Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 7pm on our floodlight Olympic-standard running track, located in the Town Park, Templemore. Membership:
    Juveniles: €25 Senior: €35
Events catered for:
    Sprints (100m, 200m, 400m) Middle Distance (800m, 1500m) Jumps (High, Long, triple jump & Pole Vault) Throws (Javelin, Shot Putt, Discuss & Hammer) Hurdles Relays Steeplechase Cross Country
New members...all new members welcome for the upcoming season.
The facility is open to the public many people use the Athletic Track for exercising each evening, at a cost of €2.00 per evening or €10 per month or an annual fee of €50 per person or €75 per family.
Address: Town Park, Templemore, Co.Tipperary
Tel: Geraldine Ingram (Secretary) 087 9960837 Martin Leyden (PRO/Coach) 087 2096356

Club history

This track has been developed in various stages since 1980. Between 1980 and 1983 an All-weather cinder track was developed, which served the Club very well for twenty years. When it was being developed the foundations were laid for a future ‘TARTAN TRACK WHEN STATE FUNDS WOULD ALLOW’. A clubhouse was built between 1988/1990. This will need up-grading in the future. In 2000 a specialised Track Development Committee was formed comprising of Tony shelly (RIP), Mick Connell & Martin Leyden, Paddy McLoughlin, Brendan Kennedy, and Adrian McGinley (engineer). This committee examined other Athletic tracks in Ireland, sought advise from a variety of sources as well as communicating with the I.A.A.F. in Switzerland. Then in late 2004 Swords Sports & Leisure Ltd were appointed overall contractors and commenced work in June 2005 & completed the project in early 2007.


The facility cost €800,000 and is fully equipped. This means international standard (I.A.A.F. approved) equipment like:
    high jumps & pole vaults, landing areas hurdles steeple chase barriers starting blocks judges stand and other competition equipment
The main sources of income were:
    Government grants totalling €430,000 local government funding of €100,000 club fundraising of €200,000.
The club funding includes funds set aside to assist with the purchase of equipment. The club raised its funds through its annual draw, bag packing in supermarkets, ladies mini-marathon support teams sponsorship, donations from patronage scheme, advertising, progressive 25 drives and golf classics. This would not have been possible but for the team work and integrated approach between the club’s management committee the Athletic Track Development committee, and the team of fundraisers.
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