Age Group Eligibility

To be eligible to race for Ireland as an age group athlete you must satisfy the criteria below:

  1. You must not have raced for another Triathlon Federation in the last year;
  2. You must be a Triathlon Ireland member when applying for a place and during the year of the race.
  3. Have submitted an online application and paid application fee by close date (see closing dates for race you are applying for).
  4. Any race entry/team manager fee must be paid by the deadline (to be confirmed by Triathlon Ireland closer to the race date).
  5. Any late applications, supporting documentation or fees will be considered at Triathlon Ireland's discretion.
  6. Age Group is determined by the Competitor's age as of December 31st in the year of competition.
  7. Acceptance of the offer of a place must be done in writing (email is sufficient). If you do not confirm your place, or if you decline a place, then your place will be offered to another applicant, and will not be subsequently available to you.
  8. All decisions for selection races will be taken from the official results, as supplied to Triathlon Ireland by the respective race. Any results will be subject to official Triathlon Ireland rules, and any time penalties, or other penalties, applied by the race officials.
  9. Satisfy one of the criteria below:
    • Be an Irish passport holder (*proof of passport) or;
    • Be born on the island of Ireland or be resident on the island of Ireland (* proof of birth certificate or utility bill showing your address - This can only be in the form of a electricity bill, gas bill, water bill or telephone bill  (landline only, not mobile) issued in the last 3 months. Bank account statements, drivers licences, council rates, rental leases/agreements or any other form of ID are not accepted.
    • If applying as an Irish overseas athlete, you will need to provideproof that you were born on the island of Ireland (* proof of birth certificate or passport) and also provide a utility bill showing your address outside of Ireland - This can only be in the form of a electricity bill, gas bill, water bill or telephone bill  (landline only, not mobile) issued in the last 3 months. Bank account statements, drivers licences, council rates, rental leases/agreements or any other form of ID are not accepted.

* Proof that you satisfy one of the above criteria must be uploaded at time of application or emailed to orla@triathlonireland.com. Your application will not be processed until this is received.