Little Athletics Programme

Sonia O'Sullivan

McDonald’s have partnered with the Athletics Association of Ireland to launch Little Athletics.

little athletics logoLittle Athletics is a program designed to address the specific physical requirements of children in the 5 – 10 year old age bracket. It focuses on introducing the fundamentals of athletic movement to children in a fun, exciting and non-competitive environment.

Athletics Ireland is encouraging clubs to establish a Little Athletics program within their clubs. Skills Challenges and Little Athletics Jambourees are planned for later this year in Clare.

In Co. Clare, our Regional Little Athletics Co-ordinator is Paul McNamara

Upcoming Events

Athletics Leader’s Course
Venue : St. Patrick’s Hall, Corofin
Date : Wed Feb 11th & 25th, 6.15-10pm

Assistant Coach Course
Venue : TBC
Date : Tue April 21st & 28th, 6.15-10pm
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Athletics Leaders Course in Corofin, Co. Clare

Athletics Leaders Course in Corofin, Co. Clare

             Successful McDonald’s Athletic Leader course in Co. Clare


St. Patrick’s Hall in Corofin, Co. Clare, was recently the venue for a McDonalds Athletic Leader course organised by Athletics Ireland Development team in conjunction with Clare Co. Board of Athletics Ireland and supported by McDonalds. This course is designed to equip parents, teachers and coaches to lead young children in activities designed to develop athleticism.  This course was held over two evenings on Wednesday February 11th and Wednesday February 25th.


18 coaches from 8 different athletic clubs attended the course and each participant will receive an Athletic Leader coaching certificate from Athletics Ireland and approved by Coaching Ireland.