Application Procedure

Aquathlon AG Start Line

Overview

There are a few important steps you will need to take in order to gain selection and become a Triathlon Ireland Age Group athlete.

  1. Application is open to all athletes eligible to race on the Triathlon Ireland team (see Eligibility Criteria).
  2. Application is open to athletes currently holding membership of Triathlon Ireland at the time of submitting an online application.
  3. To be considered for selection, your completed application form must be submitted online through your Triathlon Ireland account. An application fee of €20 paid online (at time of submitting application) and supporting documentation to be received in the Triathlon Ireland office, by 5pm on the day of the 'application closing date'. Supporting documentation can be uploaded to your TI account at time of application. Please allow plenty of time for postage or send by registered post for guaranteed delivery. Triathlon Ireland are not responsible for delays of post being delivered

HOW TO APPLY

All applications will be taken via an online entry system.  To submit an application:

  1. Go to the 'members area login' and log into your membership using your own username/password
  2. Once you have logged into your membership, go to 'Age Group Selection' and apply for the race(s) you wish to apply for
  3. Please upload your supporting documentation when submitting your online application, alternatively supporting documentation can be sent to orla@triathlonireland.com or by post to Triathlon Ireland, Unit E2, Glencormack Business Park, Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow. Please see here for Eligibility and supporting documentation required.

Nomination of Triathlon Ireland athletes to the Race Organising committee

  1. All qualifying athletes who have paid the race entry fee and Application Fee in full will be nominated to the event.
  2. Age Group athletes need to ensure that they comply with the applicable ITU regulations.
  3. No athlete will be nominated to compete on a Triathlon Ireland team if there are monies outstanding.
  4. Athletes not nominated by Triathlon Ireland cannot compete in these events, on the Triathlon Ireland team, under any circumstances.

SELECTION BASIS

Ireland has been allocated 20 places per five year age group for each race. Age Group Athletes can qualify through participation in the qualifying race, national series, The route to gaining selection is detailed in the table under each individual race.

Triathlon Ireland Qualifying Race

  • the highest placed applicants (from the 'no. of available places'), of applications received, per five year age group in the event will be offered selection, and will have twenty one days from the date of the offer letter to accept the places and complete their application, including paying any required fees.
  • If any offered places are not taken up, they will be put into the Selection Pool.
  • Any unallocated places will be put into a selection pool for allocation later.

Triathlon Ireland National Series 2016

  • the highest placed applicants (from the 'no. of available places'), of applications received, per five year age group in the event will be offered selection, and will have twenty one days from the date of the offer letter to accept the places and complete their application, including paying any required fees.
  • If any offered places are not taken up, they will be put into the Selection Pool.
  • Any unallocated places will be put into a selection pool for allocation later.

Irish Athletes Based Outside of Ireland

  • This route will only be open to athletes who have a membership address outside of Ireland for the majority of the qualification period.

  • Proof of residence outside Ireland during the qualification period must also be provided.  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.

  • Applicants may be asked to supplying full results and course description (including any available profiles and some photos), from up to three standard distance races that the applicant has completed during the qualification period. These races must be sanctioned by another ITU affiliated National Governing Body.
  • The opportunity to represent Ireland will be offered on merit, as decided by Triathlon Ireland, and based on the results submitted.

  • If any offered places are not taken up, they will be put into the Selection Pool.

  • Any unallocated places will be put into a selection pool for allocation later.

Selection Pool

  • Any places in the selection pool, will be allocated to any remaining non-selected applicants. Applications for places in the selection pool will be accepted until the end of the qualification period.
  • Selection offers will be made on the following basis and order of priority:
    • Position in the Triathlon Ireland National Series rankings 2014;
    • Any remaining places will be offered to athletes based outside Ireland (selection to be decided by Triathlon Ireland on the basis of athlete results submitted);
  • Athletes will have one week from the date of the offer letter to take up their place, by completing any documentation and paying required fees.

TRISUITS & TEAM LEISURE GEAR

We are in the process of tendering for a new kit provider. We will update on members in early January 2017.