Paratriathlon Elite Selection

Aidan McGlynn

Elite Paratriathlon Elite Selection Policies

Triathlon Ireland (TI) is developing a Programme to support athletes with medal winning potential at the ITU/ETU and Paralympic Games. Given the limited funds available it is essential that Triathlon Ireland target those athletes through TI Days or Talent Transfer who can perform on the world stage and who have an ability to win medals at elite level for Ireland. TI is setting the standard high for athletes to be able to compete at the highest level in Paratriathlon.

Athletes wishing to be considered to represent Ireland at Elite ITU/ETU races must email at least 8 weeks before the event. Applicants will be notified of the decision of the panel 6 weeks before the event.

Triathlon Ireland Selection Panel will utilise the following criteria when assessing slots to represent Ireland at Elite Paratriathlon Level.

Slots are subject to funding and ITU quota allocation.

Eligibility to Race as Elite - Paratriathlon

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

1.     Athletes should not have raced for another Triathlon Federation in the last year.

2.     Triathlon Ireland membership is compulsory from the beginning of the race year and during the year of the race.

3.     Categories are determined by the athlete’s age as of December 31st in the year of the race.

4.     Acceptance of the offer of a place must be done in writing (email is sufficient).

5.     All decisions for selection races will be at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

6.     You must be eligible for Paratriathlon under the ITU Classification guidelines.

7.     If selected Proof of Fitness will need to be confirmed before travelling.

9.     2017 Official trisuit and kit must be worn to events where athletes are selected to represent Ireland. Please contact for details.

10.   Be an Irish passport holder

11.   Must understand the anti doping rules and regulations.



Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council (NICGC) will be selecting para triathletes (PTWC - H1- H2) to join the Northern Ireland Team to complete in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.

 In the document below, Triathlon Ireland outlines the qualification process and nomination procedures for determining those para athletes who will be nominated by Triathlon Ireland to NICGC for selection to represent on the Northern Ireland Team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

Please see  Triathlon-Ireland-Commonwealth-Games-2018-Paratriathlon Nomination-Policy V2