All Ireland Schools Cross Country
The All Ireland Schools Cross Country is an annual championship event in Ireland that brings together some of the best young runners from schools across the country. The competition is organized by the Athletic Association of Ireland (AAI). It is open to athletes in the under-14, under-15, under-17, and under-19 age categories.
The event typically takes place in March and is held at different venues throughout Ireland. The courses vary in length and terrain, with the aim of providing a challenging and competitive environment for the athletes.
To qualify for the All Ireland Schools Cross Country, athletes must first compete in their respective regional championships. The top runners from each region then progress to the All Ireland finals, where they compete against each other for individual and team titles.
The All Ireland Schools Cross Country is an important stepping stone for young runners in Ireland. Many then go on to compete at a national and international level. The competition provides a platform for athletes to showcase their talent and compete against the best in the country.