Secondary event announced
The Meath Athletics secondary schools track and field championships will be staged at Claremont Stadium on Wednesday 18 April . The county development officers will be notifying all secondary schools with a programme of events in the coming weeks. These championships are ideal preparation for young school athletes, many of whom are not members of clubs to become acquainted with the sport before the North Leinster qualifiers and provincial finals.
The primary schools relays will be held at the new track attached to Ratoath Community College. The Ratoath club has traditionally provided some of the best relay teams in the county and the relatively new local secondary school has made a big impact since its formation a few years ago. Relay races provide great excitement at all levels from underage up to Olympic level. We all have memories and images in our heads from down the years. The board hope that involving primary schools in this type of event will engender team spirit and excitement for newcomers to the sport