Regional Skills Academy (Munster) (2022-2023) Third Meeting

Regional Skills Academy

Third Meeting


Main coach: Carlo Boni (Regional Pathway Development Coach)

Age Groups: Male and Female athletes born 2009/2010

Maximum Athlete Quota: Up to 36 athletes per Region comprising of:

10 male and 10 female athletes born 2010

8 male and 8 female athletes born 2009

Athlete Selection: National Performance Pathway Manager & Regional Pathway Development

Selection Criteria:

1. Results from the Regional LC Championships (May 2022), Irish National Division 2 Competition (July 2022)
and Irish Summer National Championships (July 2022) will be converted to long course and athletes ranked
as follows will be selected:

a. Athletes ranked Top 6 in the 200m IM per age group in each Region

b. Athletes ranked Top 3 per age group in each Region in a minimum of two of the following eligible

i. Born 2010 50m Freestyle, 100m and 200m all four strokes

ii. Born 2009 50m Freestyle, 100m and 200m all four strokes, 400m Freestyle, 400m
Individual Medley

2. In the case where more than 36 athletes within a Region achieve the above criteria, selection will be based
on the National Rankings in the events from which the athlete has been considered

Regional Skills Academy Core Programme:
1. Three coaching interventions (0.5 days) a focus on stroke technique and associated race skills per day, a
Strength & Conditioning session, plus an introduction to Performance swimming expectations through
educational workshops

2. Skills Academy Interprovincial Competition in April 2023

(All dates will be confirmed at time of selection)

Regional Skills Academy Programme Expectations:
100% attendance is encouraged to the activities detailed within the Core Programme

Participation in the respective 2022 Regional SC Championships (unless the athlete does not meet the
Qualification Standards or the age requirements for the meet)

Participation in the respective 2023 Regional LC Championships (unless the athlete does not meet the
Qualification Standards)

Participation in the 2023 Irish National Division 2 Competition (unless qualification for the 2020 Irish
Summer National Championships prevents this from occurring)

Participation in the 2023 Irish Summer National Championships (unless the athlete does not meet the
Qualification Standards)


14 Jan 2023


14:45 - 19:00


UL Sport Facilities


UL Sport Facilities
University of Limerick, Sreelane, Limerick
UL Sport Facilities - (Limerick)


UL Sport Facilities - (Limerick)
(061) 213 555
UL Arena in University of Limerick

UL Sport is the new and ultra-simple brand that heralds ‘Ireland’s Sports Campus’ that encapsulates over 40 years of dedicated professional service that has changed the face of Sport in Ireland. Beginning our life as the National College of Physical Education (N.C.P.E.) we have evolved through the National Institute of Higher Education Limerick (N.I.H.E. (L)) and Thomond College of Education (T.C.E.) before receiving University status in 1989 and becoming now the world respected University of Limerick (U.L.) Throughout our short history Sport and indeed Recreation has been an integral part of what we cherish and encourage as we invite all our students and staff to sign up to our over arching belief that ‘Mens Sana in Corpore Sano’ – a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body as our contribution to a balanced society. The basic beginner to the Olympic athlete enjoys the same billing and support and our message is proving very effective. The initial stone dropped into the 1972 Physical Education pond new enjoys ripples into every aspect and level of Sport and Exercise in Ireland as we continue to lead and challenge the next sporting generations. Not only do we affect performance but UL Sport now enjoys the role of hosting many international and national competitions on our magnificent Campus. With accommodation in place for thousands a new era of staging events in the one location has sky rocketed and has drawn us directly into the Sports Tourism industry. From humble beginnings UL Sport now lives the brand the affects quality of life and sports performance and forms the centrepiece of Sporting Limerick’s claim to be Ireland’s Sporting Capital. The UL Sport Arena – This stand-alone facility is home to the National 50m swimming pool base for the high performance swim unit, Multipurpose four court Sports Halls with bleacher seating for 17,000, 25M Diving Pool, the National Strength & Conditioning Centre, Fitness Studio, Indoor 225M 3-lane Jogging Track, 60M Sprint Track and various other ancillary and associated services. Increased numbers which now average 14,000 individual visits per week. The Arena building was officially opened on April 11th 2002 by An Taoiseach Mr. Bernie Ahern. The UL Sport Outdoor Facilities – We have multi-purpose fully floodlit all weather synthetic grass parks on both the north and south campus. The North campus contains two full size 3rd Generation (3G) soccer pitches, one full size 3G rugby pitch and a full size 3G GAA pitch. This is the largest artificial grass development in Ireland to date designed to IRB, GAA and FIFA specifications. In addition to the state of the art playing fields there is a Sports Pavilion which contains a reception arena, eight changing rooms (all with underfloor heating), two squad rooms and a Pavilion Bar & Restaurant. This facility is open to UL staff & students and the wider community and regions. The North Campus was officially opened on August 8th 2010. The South campus (Maguires) contains two full size 3rd Generation (3G) GAA pitches, one full size GAA Grass pitch , all floodlit. The pitches are also marked for Soccer. Current resident groups include Limerick GAA, Munster Rugby Academy, we have welcomed many GAA county teams since our opening – Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Galway, Cork to mention but a few. We also have a stand-alone facility bank that includes a 400m Athletic Track (refurbished and upgraded in 2018), an Astroturf facility, and four Tennis Courts. The south campus pitches are part of the “Leave a Legacy” campaign ran by the students in 2016, the development was funded by UL students. This facility was officially opened on September 24th 2019.

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