Following todays update and guidance from Athletics Ireland, West Limerick A.C. are suspending all juvenile and adult club training until further notice.
The County 4 Mile race which we were scheduled to host in Dromcollogher this coming Sunday March 15th is postponed and will be rescheduled with the county board at a future date.
The health and safety of our members and the communities we live in are very important to us. We will update when the situation changes.
Statement from Athletics
Ireland regarding the
POSTED: March 12 2020
Athletics Ireland continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus
outbreak and the advice from the National Public Health Emergency
Team and the HSE. The health and safety of the Athletics community
is our priority and we are determined to be calm, calculated and
proactive regarding precautions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus
As announced by An Taoiseach this morning the following measures
will come into effect from tomorrow morning until the 29th March,
schools, colleges and childcare facilities will close from tomorrow
Indoor mass gatherings of 100 people or more and outdoor mass
gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled
Where it is possible to work remotely people should do so. Public
transport will continue and shops will continue to remain open. Mr
Varadkar said we need the public and businesses to take a sensible
Athletics Ireland is guided by this expert HSE advice and will
physically close our office from tomorrow morning but all staff will be
operating our business from their homes. We have all prepared to
operate telephones and emails remotely to minimise disruption to our
Athletics Ireland is therefore instructing all affiliates to suspend all
athletic competitions and events with immediate effect. We
understand that this decision will result in inconvenience and
disappointment to many athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and
supporters. However, we are sure that all will understand that the
decision is taken in the best interests, not just of the athletics
community, but of the Country.
Club training is down to the discretion of the individual club, but the
recommendation from Athletics Ireland is that club training sessions
be cancelled at this time.
The situation is changing rapidly and we will continue to monitor
developments and update our website and communication on a daily