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Tailteann Games

This is a competition for boys and girls Under 17 years of age on 1st September in the year of competition. It is an Interprovincial competition.

No Minor may compete in the Tailteann Games. A Junior athlete may be considered for selection if born in July or August of that year.

Each Province may nominate THREE competitors in each event, except for track events of 400m or less, in which TWO may be entered.

Selection

 

The Executive Committee of the USSAA Association annually appoints a committee to select teams for the Inter Provincial competition. This is normally the Ulster Chairperson, the Hon. Sec., the Inter Pro team manager, and one representative from each District. Each District shall have only one vote.  Selected athletes are notified through their schools.

 

Each Provincial Executive will select their team from their Provincial results in that current year.

Each Province may nominate THREE competitors in each event, except for track events of 400m or less, in which TWO may be entered.

 

The first two athletes in each Track and Field event, if available, will be selected from the Tailteann Games to represent the ISAA at the SIAB Track and Field International.

 

In the High Jump/Pole Vault a jump may be required, if on count back the scores are the same. The selection committee will decide on all relay team selections and reserves.

 

Athletes selected for the Inter Provincial team must be over 15 on 1st July and Under 17 on 1st Sept in the year of the competition.

The selection of under 15 athletes by their Province may only be allowed if the athlete has their 15th birthday in July or August on that year.

 

No Minor may compete in the Tailteann Games.

 

Guests will not be allowed to take part in the Schools Inter Provincial competition.

 

It is essential that all championship events organised in the name of the Association should have thorough insurance cover.  Such cover is organised by the Irish Schools’ Athletics Association, which should be kept informed of all events promoted in the name of the Association.

 

Each pole-vaulter should bring a pole (especially to Irish schools competition). Athletes may not use another athletes pole without first having been given permission.

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