Eligibility and  Rules governing  all  championship  track and field, cross country and road racing  events organised by Kilkenny County Athletics Board under the auspices of Athletics Ireland

County Kilkenny Athletics Competition Rules

county championships

The following link outlines Athletics Ireland rules of competition for all events

Athletics Ireland Competition Rules

Athletics Ireland Competition Code of Conduct for Parents, Coaches and Mentors

Parents/ Guardians, Coaches and mentors should lead by example

  • Adopt a positive attitude to their children’s participation
  • Respect Officials decisions and encourage children to do likewise
  • Do not exert undue pressure on your child
  • Never admonish an athlete for their performance
  • Be realistic in their expectations
  • Show approval for effort, not just results
  • Never embarrass a child or use sarcasm
  • Applaud good performances from all athletes
  • Do not criticise performance
  • Do not seek to unfairly affect a result
  • Do not enter the competition area unless specifically invited by an official in charge
  • Never use foul language or provocative gestures to officials
  • Do not question an officials decisions or integrity
  • Encourage children to respect and accept the judgement of officials
  • Promote fair play


Officials give generously and freely of their time please respect their decisions. Officials have a duty to esure a positive fair and safe environment for competition. They should also ensure they are fully informed about the rules and regulations of any competition they are involved with.

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