NI & Ulster Celtic Cross Country 2019

NI & Ulster Celtic Cross Country 2019 Selection Policy

This year’s event will be hosted by Northern Ireland & Ulster on Saturday 19th January at the IAAF Northern Ireland Cross Country International.

U17, U20 and U23 NI & Ulster Teams: Up to 4 Men and 4 Women per age group

Competitors must be U17, U20 and U23 on 31st December 2019.

Selection

Current form across events listed below will be a factor in selection. Final Selection will be made during the week beginning 17th December. Athletes must fill in an Expression of Interest form which will be available on the Athletics NI Website from 26th November and must be completed by 14th December.

Expression of Interest

Selection Panel

Selections will be made by the Athletics Northern Ireland & Ulster Athletics selection panel comprising

  1. The Athletics NI Chairman or other board member if unavailable (Voting)
  2. The Director of Coaching and Athlete Development or other staff member if unavailable (voting)
  3. A representative of Ulster Athletics Council (voting)

The Athletics Northern Ireland Chairman may also (at his discretion) seek assistance (in a non-voting capacity) from anyone else he/she feels may be of help. Any voting member of the Selection Panel shall declare his or her conflict of interest in respect of any selection issue and shall not be entitled to vote on that issue.

The below races will be used, in priority order, to assess current form:

U17

Irish Even Age Group Cross Country (25th Nov)/ Liverpool Cross Challenge (24th November)

NB Athletes should only target one or the other of the above.

NI & Ulster Even (27 Oct) & Uneven (11th Nov) Age Group Championships

U20

 

European U20 Cross Country Championships (Netherlands, 9th December)

Irish Junior Cross Country Championships (25th Nov)/ Liverpool Cross Challenge (24th November)

NB Athletes should only target one or the other of the above.

NCAA Conference, Regional and National championships (various dates and venues);

NI & Ulster Even (27 Oct) & Uneven (11th Nov) Age Group Championships

U23

 

European U23 Cross Country Championships (Netherlands, 9th December)

Irish Senior Championships (25th November) / Liverpool Cross Challenge (24th November)

NB Athletes should only target one or the other of the above.

NCAA Conference, Regional and National championships (various dates and venues)

Autumn Open International Cross- Country Festival (Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus, 21st October)

Bobby Rea Memorial (27th Oct)