2023 North Munster Schools XC

The North Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships will take place at Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry (Eircode V94 WP86) on Thursday 2nd February 2023. These are the mandatory qualifiers for the Irish Life Health Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships which will take place in Carriganore, Co Waterford on Friday 24th February 2023.

Entry Form and Payment

Entries ONLINE ONLY – the registration link has been emailed to schools. Entries must be made by designated teacher or member of staff responsible for athletics as indicated on the affiliation form.


  1. Submit entries via Webscorer online entry system – link sent by email to schools.
  2. Calculate entry fee (total number of athletes x €3.00)
  3. Include affiliation form & fee (€100) if not yet affiliated. Please refer to the REGISTRATION section of this website for further details.
  4. Make full payment as calculated above at event registration. If you are (re-)affiliating please submit the completed affiliation form at registration time.

IMPORTANT If your school has not affiliated for the 2022-23 athletics season (Sept 2022-Aug 2023) your Cross-Country entry will not be accepted. No affiliation – no participation. Athletes from unaffiliated schools may not participate as they are not covered by insurance.

ENTRIES CLOSE: 3pm SUNDAY 29th January – strictly NO LATE ENTRIES

TEAMS: Teams will be scored on the basis of the first 6-8 boys/3-6 girls for a school will constitute the school team. Only 1 team per age per school. Any other athletes will be counted as individuals.

ENTRY FEE: €3.00 per athlete

PAYMENT: Cash or cheque for full amount (including affiliation fee where due) to be paid at registration on the day of the event. Please note the entry fee is based on the number of athletes entered online.


Athlete numbers will be available from 10.30am until 11.30am. In the interests of health and safety all schools must ensure that athletes are accompanied by a teacher or a responsible adult. Athlete numbers will not be released to unaccompanied athletes or to unaffiliated schools. Athletes must display the number on the front of the top/singlet. Athletes must only use the number assigned to them.

Please note only 1 person from each school may collect numbers from registration. Numbers will not be given out individually.

First race 12.00pm SHARP – Minor Girls. Remaining races will follow in sequence Minor Girls, Minor Boys, Junior Girls, Junior Boys, etc. All distances are approximate. Events may be combined or shortened at the discretion of the officials on the day. Please listen carefully to announcements and be warmed up and ready to race in plenty of time.

The distances and age grades are below. Munster Schools XC distances are in brackets ()

Minor GirlsJunior GirlsInter GirlsSenior Girls
U14 on 01/07/23U15 on 01/07/23U17 on 01/07/23U19 on 01/01/23
1,500m (2,000m)2,000m (2,500m)2,500m (3,000m)2,500m (3,000m)
Minor BoysJunior BoysInter BoysSenior Boys
U14 on 01/07/23U15 on 01/07/23U17 on 01/07/23U19 on 01/01/23
2,000m (2,500m)2,500m (3,500m)3,500m (5,000m)4,500m (6,000m)


  • Girls – team of 6 (max) – 3 to count
  • Boys – team of 8 (max) – 4 to count

Max 1 team per school per age grade. First 3-6 girls / 4-8 boys will constitute a school team.


  1. An athlete must run in their own age-group except in the team event where one athlete from the age group immediately below may complete a team.
  2. No athlete may run in more than one race
  3. In the event of a tie in the team competition, the last scoring runner who finishes closest to first place shall determine the result.

Medals & Results

Medals will be awarded to the first 3 individuals in each race and to the first 3 teams.
Team medals will be posted out to schools once the team placings have been finalised.

Results will be available on this website once processed and finalised.

Qualification for Irish Life Health Munster Schools Cross-Country

  1. The top 15 runners in each race
  2. The top 4 teams in each race
  3. Qualifiers are automatically entered – no entry fees required
  4. Please notify any withdrawals ASAP
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