Sports Hall Athletics:

Leitrim Sports Partnership in association with Leitrim County Athletics Board organise the Leitrim Primary Schools Sports Hall Athletics Competition which is part of a National Sports Partnership Programme.

Heat 1: St Clares Post Primary School Sports Complex   Tuesday 13th February 2018

Heat 2:  Ballinamore Sports Complex Thursday 1st March 2018

Heat 3:  Ballinamore Sports Complex Thursday 8th March 2018

County Final Heat Day in Ballinamore complex on 15th March  2018

National Finals  Wednesday March 21st 2018

The competition is enjoyable and the events are neither difficult nor strenuous. Points are awarded in each event based on the aggregate performance of the team members of each school taking part.

Team Categories

Participating Schools can enter teams in up to 4 different categories as follows –

  • 3rd & 4th class girls
  • 3rd & 4th class boys
  • 5th & 6th class girls
  • 5th & 6th class boys

The Events

SPORTSHALL Athletics (Primary) is a team event and all track and field events are team based. Teams accumulate points based on performances in each of twelve events - six track relays and six field events as follows –

Track Events  Field Events
1 + 1 Lap Relay (2 per team) Standing Long Jump (3 per team)
2 + 2 Lap Relay (2 per team) Standing Triple Jump (3 per team)
6 Lap Paarlauf – shared relay (2 per team)      Standing High Jump / Vertical Jump (3 per team)
4 x 1 Lap Relay (4 per team) Speed Bounce – 20 seconds (3 per team)
Obstacle Relay (4 per team) Chest Push (Med Ball Push – 1KG) (3 per team)
Over / Under Relay (4 per team) Foam Javelin Throw (3 per team)