The Leinster Star Awards will be in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on Saturday the 5th of January 2013.
Furthermore, I wish to advise that at our recent Athletics Leinster meeting, it was agreed that the following new points system would come in to place, so as to give allowance for the standard / level of competition in each Category:
1) 3+ Competitors: Juvenile & Senior Athletes: 6-4-2, Junior Athletes 3-2-1 & Master Athletes 1.5-1.0-0.5.
2) 2 Competitors: Juvenile & Senior Athletes: 4-2, Junior Athletes 2-1 & Master Athletes 1.0-0.5.
3) 1 Competitor: Juvenile & Senior Athletes: 2, Junior Athletes 1 & Master Athletes 0.5.
In addition, it was also agreed that all Championship Bests get an extra point.
Awards will be presented to the best Juvenile Female, best Juvenile Male & best Senior athlete in each of the 11 Counties, while there will also be a separate Outstanding, Throwers & Walkers Award presented.
Additionally, as part of this year's Leinster Star Awards, Kildare, Westmeath, Wexford & Wicklow are asked to please nominate one County Member for a Special Award for Outstanding Service to Athletics. I would be grateful if you could please furnish me with your County's nominee, giving details of their contribution to athletics.
Finally, the following Club & County Awards will be presented, with points based on the above new points system:
Dew Shield for the best Club at the Leinster Junior & U/23 T&F Championships.
Eurotab Cup for the best Club at the Leinster Juvenile U/16 - U/19 T&F Championships.
Foley Cup for the best County at the Leinster Juvenile Cross Country Championships.
Hehir Shield for the best Club at the Leinster Juvenile Relay Championships.
Leinster Shield for the best Club at the Leinster U/9, U/10 & U/11 Pairs Competition.
Mick Byrne Cup for the best Club at the Leinster Juvenile Indoor Championships (does not include Indoor Relays).
Mick Quinn Cup for the best Club at the Leinster Juvenile U/12 - U/15 T&F Championships.
Morrissey Cup for the best Club at the Leinster Juvenile Cross Country Championships.
Senior T&F for the best Club at the Leinster Senior T&F Championships.
I would be grateful if you could all please let your Clubs know of this date and the changes to the points system - thanks.
Tickets will be available on the door on the night, however prior booking via myself is required.
Thanks in advance for all your support.
Yours in Sport,
Martin J Heery