National Lottery Funding supports the Athletics Association of Ireland (AAI), the national governing body for athletics in Ireland. The main objective of the association is to promote and develop the sport at every level from recreational running and schools competitions through to supporting Ireland's elite athletes in international competition.
Athletics Ireland retains a strong volunteer ethos and the thousands of administrators, officials and coaches who give freely of their time play a vital role in the organization. They have 280 affiliated clubs with a combined membership of over 34,000 juvenile and senior athletes.
Good luck to all athletes qualifying for the Olympics!