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  1.  Age Categories
  2. General   (Fees & Venues)
  3. Regrading for Cross Country & Road
  4. Juvenile Cross Country
  5. Juvenile "B" Cross Country
  6. Juvenile Cross Country Relays
  7. Primary Schools Corss Country
  8. Secondary Schools Cross Country
  9. Junior Cross Country
  10. Under 23 Cross Country
  11. Novice Cross Country
  12. Novice "B" Cross Country
  13. Intermediate Cross Country
  14. Senior Cross Country
  15. Masters Cross Country
  16. Junior Road Championships
  17. Novice Road Championships
  18. Novice "B" Road Championships
  19. Intermediate Road Championships
  20. Senior Road Championships
  21. Masters Road Championships
  22. 10 Mile  Road Championships
  23.  Road Relay Championships
  24. Indoor Championships
  25. Track & Field Championships
  26. Juvenile "B" Track & Field Championships
  27. Best Cross Country Championships Club Points System  (Non Juvenile)
  28. Best Road Championships Club Points System
  29. Juvenile Overall Trophies

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Competition Bye Laws For Tipperary A.A.I.


 

1       Age Categories:

 

 A        The 31st of December in the  Competition Year is the reference date for all age categories except Masters

 

 B       For Masters the reference date is the competition date

                                   

             C        Masters Men & Ladies  Age Categories  Over 35, Over 40 Etc (Entering the Grade on the appropriate Birthday          Index

2        General

             

              A        All County Cross Country venues , especially schools, must have toilet facilities 

             

             B        The County Board honours admission passes  issued by host clubs to members who assisted in setting up courses and running the fixture.

             

             C        All Championship events, organised by the County Board must have first aid, including a defibrillator, on site.

 

  D        Entry fees will be as approved at each County Convention or in default at the next County Committee Meeting where the matter arises.


  E       Dates of Birth must be provided for all Juvenile Relay Team Members. 

 

  F       At County Board meetings, all race permit applications & race fixtures that       come in correspondance are to be dealt with under the heading "Fixtures".

              G         All County Cross Country fixtures begin at 12 noon.

  H        If a Club is not present to speak on a motion proposed by them for Munster or  National Congress, then that motion will be automatically withdrawn by the County Board at the relevant Congress.

              I         Transfer Forms not declaring an Inter-County Transfer by the relevant                                       Club/Athlete will be automatically processed as an out of county Club Transter                          only by the County Administration Secretary. 

              J        Perpetual Cups will be presented each year for every County Senior Outdoor,                           Road & Cross Country Team Championship Competitions & all previous                                 winners from the year 2000 onwards will be engraved on each Cup. 

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Guest athletes shall be permitted to take part in County U/19 to U/23, Junior,                             Senior& Masters Indoor & Track & Field Championships (see more                                   details in Bye-Laws 24 & 25) but shall not be permitted to take part in any                               County U/19 to U/23, Junior, Novice, Novice "B", Intermediate, Senior &                                 Masters Cross Country or Road Championships.

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3        Regrading For Cross Country & Road

             

             A        Regrading will be from Senior to Intermediate only.

             

             B        Regrading will be automatic after 5 Championship races from the time the athlete last became ineligible for the grade.

             

             C        Individual  gold medallists in men senior events will not be eligible for regrading at any time     Index


 

4       Juvenile Cross Country

 

            A        County Championships will be organised for all ages from under 9 to under 19 inclusive, in one year steps.   (“A” Championships)

 

B        Athletes may move up on age category in all cases including under 8’s competing at under 9

             

            C        Distances are as follows unless otherwise decided  by the County Board , from 

                   time to time. For Girls & Boys U/9, the distance will be 600m & for Girls & 

                   Boys U/10, the distance will be 800m, Girls & Boys U/11 1000m, Girls &                                 Boys U/12 1500m, Girls & Boys U/13 2000m, Girls & Boys U/14 2500m,                               Girls & Boys U/15 3000m, Boys U/16 3500m, Boys U/17 3500m, Girls U/16,                         U17 & U18 3000m & Boys U/18 & U/19 5000m.

             

D        There is no limit on team sizes with a per athlete fee applying.

 

 E        It is 4 to score in all cases except Girls & Boys under 16 to 19  where it is 3 to score. If there are no teams of 4 to score, medals will be awarded to teams of 3.

 

H       Medals will be awarded to the scoring members of the first three teams

           

 I         The  first ten (10) runners home at under  9 to 13 will be awarded medals

 J          County Development Squads be introduced for Juvenile Cross Country                                     athletes.  Index

 

5.        Juvenile “B” Cross Country

             

              A        A County ‘B’ Championship will be held each year for the Under 9, 11, 13 & 15 age categories with Under 8, 10, 12 & 14 moving up         

             

              B        Distances: U/9 500m, U/11 1000m, U/13 1500m & U/15 2500m.

 

              C        The “B” championship is confined to athletes who competed in the “A” Championships as well as newly registered athletes

 

              D       All medallists in the “A” County, Munster & National Championships will be ineligible for the “B” Championships. in the year of competition

 

              E        It is 3 to score in all categories

 

 F         Medals will be awarded to the scoring members of the first three teams

 

             G        The  first ten (10) runners home at under  10 &12 will be awarded medals

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6.        Juvenile Cross Country Relays 

             

              A        Cross Country Relays will be held for the Under 10, 12, 14 & 16 Age                                      Groups.

 

              B        Athletes may move up 2 age groups in all cases except where a club is entering more than one team in any one race.  Athletes may only be a member of one team per day (i.e. Under 10 can not be on an under 10 & Under 12 team)

             
              C  
    There shall be seperate races for Boys & Girls under 10,  12 & 14

              

           D        At Under 16 there shall be a mixed teams of four with each team to include                               at least 2 girls

           

              E        Distances: As per the Munster Athletics programme in any given Year, unless                           otherwise decided by the County Board, from time to time

 

              F        County Cross Country Relay teams to be selected from County Trials (relay                              specific distances)    Index     


               

7         Primary Schools Cross Country

             

              A        A Primary Schools Cross Country Championships will be organised each year

 

              B        School Categories: To be decided by the County Board, as required from time to timeSmall 

 

              C        Class Groupings  & Distances:  3rd & 4th Class Boys  800m,  3rd & 4th Class Girls 800m ,  5th & 6th Class Boys  1000m,  5th & 6th Class Girls 1000m,

 

              D        Scoring:   4 to Score in all cases except Small Schools where it will be 3 to score     Index

 

8         Secondary Schools Cross Country

             

              A        A Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships will be organised                                     each year     

 

              B        Age Categories:  As per The Irish Schools Athletics Association           

 

              C        Scoring:   Boys 4 to score.  Girls 3. to score.

 

              D        Distances:  1200m For Minor Girls & Boys & Junior Girls 

                        1500m For Junior Boys & Intermediate Girls,

                        2000m For Intermediate Boys & Senior Girls               

                        3000m Senior Boys      Index

 

9         Junior Cross Country

             

              A        Men & Ladies County Championship will be organised each year         

 

              B        Age Eligibility:    Over 16 and Under 20 on the 31st of December  in the  Competition Year.

 

              C        Distances as per the Munster AAI programme in any given year unless                                      otherwise decided by the County Board from time to time.

 

              D        Scoring:    Men 3 to score.  Ladies 3 to score.     Index

 

 

10       Under 23 Cross Country   

             

              A        Men & Ladies County Championship will be organised each year         

 

              B        Age Eligibility:  Over 20 and Under 23 on the 31st of December  in the  Competition Year.

             

              C        Distances as per the Munster AAI programme in any given year unless                                      otherwise decided by the County Board from time to time.   

 

              D        Scoring:  Men 3 to score. Ladies 3 to score.     Index

                       

 

11        Novice Cross Country       

             

              A        Men & Ladies County Novice Championship will be organised each year         

 

              B        Age Eligibility:  19 years and over on the 31st  of December  in the  Competition Year.

 

              C        General Eligibility: All Athletes except  previous individual winner of this or any higher championship IN ANY COUNTY and the first three individuals medallists at senior level are eligible . Also any athlete from outside the Country of Ireland, who has not competed at senior level in Ireland,  for at least one year is ineligible

 

              D        Distances as per the Munster AAI programme in any given year unless  otherwise decided by the County Board from time to time.          

 

              E        Scoring: Men 4 to score (if there are no teams of 4 to score, medals will be                               awarded to teams of 3. Ladies 3 to score.     Index

 

 

12      Novice “B” Cross Country        

             

              A        Men & Ladies County Novice “B” Championship will be organised each year

 

              B        Eligibility: Confined to Athletes who completed the “A” Championships with the first eight men and the first five* ladies in those championships excluded

                        as well as previous individual winners, both male & female. (* First five ladies excluded if entry level in the "A" Championships is over twenty athletes. If entry level is lower than twenty athletes, the exclusion limit will be lowered to the first three athletes).

 

              C        Distances:  Men  6000m           Ladies  3000m

 

              D        Scoring :    Men 3 to score.  Ladies 3 to Score.     Index

 

 

13      Intermediate Cross Country      

             

              A        Men & Ladies County Championship will be organised each year         

 

              B        Age Eligibility :   20 years and over on the 31st of December  in the  Competition Year.
 

              C        General Eligibility:  All Athletes except  previous individual winner of this or any higher championship. Also any athlete from outside the Country of Ireland, who has not competed at senior level in Ireland,   for at least one years is  ineligible

 

              D        Distances as per the Munster AAI programme in any given year unless                                      otherwise decided by the County Board from time to time.         

 

              E        Scoring: Men 4 to score. If there are no teams of 4 to score, medals will be                               awarded to teams of 3. Ladies 3 to score.     Index


14      Senior Cross Country        

             

              A        Men & Ladies County Championship will be organised each year         

 

              B        Age Eligibility:  20 years and over on the 31st of December  in the  Competition Year

              C        Distances: as per the Munster AAI programme in any given year unless                                      otherwise decided by the County Board from time to time.

 

              D        Scoring:   Men 4 to score. If there are no teams of 4 to score, medals will be                              awarded to teams of 3. Ladies 3 to score.  

 

              E        For Senior Men there is “A” & “B” team competition in the one race as follows. The 1st 4 will score as the “A” team and the 5th to 7th will score as the “B” team. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 teams in  both the  “A”  & “B”.  The number of team prizes at “B” will be one less than the number of  “B” teams finishing.

 

              F        No team (Club) can win two sets of medals in the “A” Championships unless there is only one B team. In that case any such team “B” team  can compete for “A” medals     Index

 

 

15      Masters Cross Country     

             

              A        Men & Ladies  County Championship will be organised each year with two team categories for both men and women, namely Men O/35 & O.50 and Ladies O/35 and O/45     

 

              B        Distances as per the Munster AAI programme in any given year unless otherwise decided by the County Board from time to time.      

 

              C       Scoring  Men O/35 4 to score.  If there are no teams of 4 to score, medals will be awarded to teams of 3. Ladies O/35  3 to score.

                        Men O/50 3 to Score  Ladies O/45 3 to score 

               D      Cups will be awarded for the following categories: Master Ladies 0/35, Master Ladies 0/45+, Master Men 0/35, and Master Men 0/50+.

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16      Junior Road Championships       

             

              A        Men & Ladies Road Championship will be organised each year            

 

              B        Age Eligibility:   Over 16 and Under 20 on the 31st of December  in the  Competition Year.

             

              C        Distances:   Men 3000m  Ladies 3000m          

 

              D        Scoring:    Men 3 to score. Ladies 3 to score.

              E        The host Club shall designate an "Event Control Steward" whose duties shall      include liaison between mobile first aid cover & all course stewards in the event of an emergency. He/She will be expected to have a list of contact numbers for stewards for this purpose.

   

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17      Novice Road Championships    

             

              A        Men & Ladies County Championship will be organised each year         

 

              B        Age Eligibility: 19 years and over on the 31st of December  in the  Competition Year.
 

              C        General Eligibility: All Athletes except  previous individual winner of this or any higher championship IN ANY COUNTY and the first three individuals medallists at senior level are eligible . Also any athlete from outside the Country of Ireland, who has not competed at senior level in Ireland,  for at least one year is ineligible

 

              D        Distances :    Men 6000m  Ladies 3000m        

 

              E        Scoring:         Men 4 to score. Ladies 3 to score.

              F       The host Club shall designate an "Event Control Steward" whose duties shall include liaison between mobile first aid cover & all  course stewards in the event of an emergency. He/She will be expected to have a list of contact numbers for stewards for this purpose.      Index

 

 

18      Novice “B” Road Championships      

             

              A        Men & Ladies “B”  County Championship will be organised each year 

              

              C        Eligibility: Confined to Athletes who completed the “A” Championships with the first eight men and the first five* ladies in those championships excluded

                        as well as previous individual winners, both male & female. (* First five ladies excluded if entry level in the "A" Championships is over twenty athletes. If entry level is lower than twenty athletes, the exclusion limit will be lowered to the first three athletes).

 

              D        Distance:   Men  6000m            Ladies  3000m

 

              E        Scoring:     3 to score. Both Men & Ladies

              F        The host Club shall designate an "Event Control Steward" whose duties shall include liaison between mobile first aid cover & all  course stewards in the event of an emergency. He/She will be expected to have a list of contact numbers for stewards for this purpose.     Index


 

19      Intermediate Road Championships    

                        

              A        Men & Ladies County Championship will be organised each year         

 

              B        Age Eligibility:    19 years and over on the 31st of December  in the  Competition Year.

 

              C        General Eligibility: All Athletes except  previous individual winner of this or any higher championship.  Also any athlete from outside the Country of Ireland, who has not competed at senior level in Ireland,  for at least one year is ineligible

 

              D        Distances:       Men 8000m  Ladies 4000m      

 

              E        Scoring:          Men 4 to score. Ladies 3 to score 

 

              F       The host Club shall designate an "Event Control   Steward" whose duties shall include liaison between mobile first aid cover & all course stewards in the event of an emergency. He/She will be expected to have  a list of contact numbers for stewards for this purpose.    Index

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20      Senior Road Championships

             

              A        Men & Ladies County Championship will be organised each year

 

              B        Age Eligibility:     20 years and over on the 31st of December  in the  Competition Year.

 

              C        Distances:    Men  10000m  Ladies 5000m

 

              D        Scoring: Men 4 to score. Ladies 3 to score.

 

              E        For Senior Men there is “A” & “B” team competition in the one race as follows. The 1st 4 will score as the “A” team and the 5th to 7th will score as 

                        the “B” team. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 teams in  both the  “A”  & “B”.  The number of team prizes at “B” will be one less than the number of 

                        “B” teams finishing.

 

              F        No team can win two sets of medals in the “A” Championships unless there is only one B team. In that case any such team “B” team  can compete for “A” medals  

 

               G       The host Club shall designate an "Event Control Steward" whose duties shall include liaison between mobile first aid cover & all course stewards in the event of an emergency. He/She will be expected to have a list of contact numbers for stewards for this purpose.   Index

 

 

21     Masters Road Championships

             

              A       Men &  Ladies  County Championship will be organised each year

                   with  2  team categories for both men and women, namely Men 

                   O/35  O.50 and  Ladies O/35 and O/45

 

              B        Distances: Men 6000m.  Women 6000m.

 

              C        Scoring:    Men 4 to score. Ladies 3 to score. 


           D     The host Club shall designate an "Event Control  Steward" whose duties shall                            include liaison between mobile first aid cover & all course stewards in the event                          of an emergency. He/She will be expected to have a list of contact numbers for                          stewards for this purpose.     Index

 

22      10 Mile Road  Championship

             

              A        Men’s & Ladies County Championship will be organised each year

 

              B        Age Eligibility:    20 years and over on the 31st of December  in the  Competition Year.

 

              C        Scoring:  Men 4 to score. & Ladies 3 to score.

 

              D        For Senior Men & Ladies there is “A” & “B” team competition in the one race as follows. The 1st 4 Men & 1st 3 Ladies will score as the “A” team and the 5th to 7th men & 4 to 6 Ladies will score as the “B” team. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 teams in  both the  “A”  & “B”.  The number of team prizes at “B” will be one less than the number of  “B” teams finishing.

 

              F        No team can win two sets of medals in the “A” Championships unless there is only one B team. In that case any such team “B” team  can compete for “A” medals

 

              G        Individual medals will be awarded to the 1st 3 athletes in the various masters age groupings  

              H       The host Club shall designate an "Event Control  Steward" whose duties shall include liaison between mobile first aid cover & all  course stewards in the event of an emergency. He/She will be expected to have a list of contact numbers for stewards for this purpose.    Index

 

                

23      Road Relays

             

              A        Men & Ladies road  relay championship will be organised each year

 
              B       Clubs can enter as many teams as they wish.  An "A" team must be nominmated                         from these entries before the race start. All other teams entered will compete in                         the "B" section

              C      The number of team prizes at “B” will be one less than the number of  “B” teams                         finishing.   
        
             D      
Should there be only one "B" team finishing  that team may compete in the "A"                            section

 

              B        Men Distances 800m,  1500m,  800m, & 3000m

 

              C        Ladies Distances  800m, 1500m  800m & 3000,

 

              D        Age Eligibility  18 years and over on the 31st of December  in the  Competition Year for the 3000m  leg. 16 years and over (Junior athletes) on the 31st December in the Competition Year for the 800m & 1500m legs. A maximum of TWO Juniors allowed on each team.

              E        The host Club shall designate an "Event Control Steward" whose duties shall include liaison between mobile first aid cover & all course stewards in the event of an emergency. He/She will be expected to have a list of contact numbers for stewards for this purpose.   Index

 

 

24      Indoor Championships

             

              A        County Indoor Championships will be organised each year

             
              B       Events and Age categories to be decided by the County Board, as required                               from time to time.

              

            C      Athletes confined to their own age category in individual events. For individual events & relays, Under 8s may compete at Under 9.  For Relays, athletes may move up 2 individual years (ie. an U/13 athlete may move up to an U/15 team) in all cases & may be a member of two teams on the day as per Munster & AAI Rules EXCEPT where a club is entering more than one team in any one race. 

 

                D      The following rules should be observed in relation to "Guest" Athletes  in County Indoor U/19 to U/23, Junior, Senior & Masters competitions:-

  •               A guest is defined as 
                        1       an AAI Registered Club Member or
                        2.      an AAI Non-Club Registered Athlete (unattached)
  •              Guest Athletes should submit their entries to the relevant Competition Secretary                through correspondance/e-mail at least one week before competition.
  •              Guest Athletes shall wear their Club Singlet if a Club Member or a White Vest if              unattached.
  •              Guest athletes should wear numbers that are not different to normal competing                  athletes.
  •              Guest athletes are not eligible for Tipperary County medals.
  •              Results of the County competitions should include performances of Guest                        Athletes.          Index


            

25      Track & Field Championships

             

              A        County Track & Field Championships will be organised each year

               

              B       Events :As decided by the board from time to time  but must include  walks for Senior Men  3000m & Senior Ladies 1500m

 

              C       Athletes confined to their own age category in individual events.  For individual events & relays, Under 8’s may compete at under 9. For Relays, athletes may move up 2 age groups  in all cases & may be a member of two teams on the day as per Munster & AAI Rules  EXCEPT where a club is entering more than one team in any one race. 

           D       A County Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships be held each                                 Year. Events to be decided by the County Board, as required form time to                                 time      
                   
              E       Age categories as per the ISAA programme in any given year  

              F      The following rules should be observed in relation to "Guest" Athletes  in County Track & Field U/19 to U/23, Junior, Senior & Masters competitions:-

  •               A guest is defined as 
                        1       an AAI Registered Club Member or
                        2.      an AAI Non-Club Registered Athlete (unattached)
  •              Guest Athletes should submit their entries to the relevant Competition Secretary                through correspondance/e-mail at least one week before competition.
  •              Guest Athletes shall wear their Club Singlet if a Club Member or a White Vest if              unattached.
  •              Guest athletes should wear numbers that are not different to normal competing                  athletes.
  •              Guest athletes are not eligible for Tipperary County medals.
  •              Results of the County competitions should include performances of Guest                        Athletes.

Index 

 



26     Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championships

             

              A        A Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championship will be held each year

 

              B        Age Categories  Under 9 to 14 in one year steps


              C        Eligibility: Confined to Athletes who entered  the “A” Championships.

                         Newly registered athletes may also compete.

             D        Athletes may compete in two events only

 

              E        EligibilityAll Athletes except those who won individual medals in the County, Munster or National championship in the competition year     Index

 


27     Overall Best Cross Country Club Points system (Non Juvenile)

            There is a trophy for the best overall Cross Country Club ( Non Juvenile). A presentation shall also be made to the 3 best overall Clubs each year.  The following points system will apply to all categories.  1st 18pts,  2nd 16 pts, 3rd 14 Points 4th 13 pts, 5th 12pts,  6th 11pts, 7th 10 pts 8th 9pts, 9th 8 pts, 10th 7pts , 11th 6pts, 12th 5pts, 13th 4pts, 14th 3pts, 15th 2pts, 16th  to last place 1pt each,   ( The same points will be awarded for individual & team placing).  Index

 

28     Overall Best Club in Road Championships Points system (Non Juvenile)

            There is a trophy for the best overall Club in the Road Championships

            ( Non Juvenile)  The following points system will apply to all categories. 

1st 18pts,  2nd 16 pts, 3rd 14 Points 4th 13 pts, 5th 12pts,  6th 11pts, 7th 10 pts 8th 9pts, 9th 8 pts, 10th 7pts , 11th 6pts, 12th 5pts, 13th 4pts, 14th 3pts, 15th 2pts, 16th  to last place 1pt each,   ( The same points will be awarded for individual & team placing).     Index

 


29    Juvenile Overall Trophies

 

            Indoor

            That the following Club Awards be made each year for Juvenile Indoor Championships

            Best Club Group one (Initially consisting of the top 5 clubs over the past 3 seasons)

            Best Club Group two ( Consisting of all other Clubs)

The  points system used will be as follows 1st place 4pts, 2nd Place 2pts & 3rd Place I point, in individual events and double points for relays. 

            A promotion relegation system, of one up one down, each year, to operate

 

            Track & Field

That the following Club Awards be made each year for Juvenile Track & Field Championships

Best Club Group one (Initially consisting of the top 5 clubs over the past 3 seasons)

Best Club Group two ( Consisting of all other Clubs)

A points system be used as follows 1st place 4pts, 2nd Place 2pts 3rd Place 1 point, in individual events and double points for relays.

A promotion relegation system, of one up one down, each year, to operate

           

            “B” Track & Field

  That a best club award be made, each year, for Juvenile "A" Track & Field  Championships

  A points system be used as follows 1st place 4pts, 2nd Place 2pts 3rd Place 1 point.

 

            Cross Country

That the following Club Awards be made each year for Juvenile Cross Country Championships

Best Club Group one (Initially consisting of the top 5 clubs over the past 3 seasons)

Best Club Group two ( Consisting of all other Clubs)

A presentation shall be made to the 3 best overall Clubs each year.

Cross Country relays will be taken into account.

A points system be used as follows 1st place 12pts, 2nd Place 10pts 3rd Place 8 points, 4th place 7 points, 5th place 6 points, 6th place 5 points, 7th place 4 points, 8th place 3 points, 9th place 2 points & 10th place 1 point in individual events and double points for teams. 

A promotion relegation system, of one up one down, each year, to operate 

 

           

            “B” Cross Country  

            That a best club award be made, each year. For Juvenile "B" Cross Country

 A points system be used as follows 1st place 4pts, 2nd Place 2pts 3rd Place I point, in  individual events and double points for teams.  Index