Published in Club News on 27th May 2017
At the recent Athletics Ireland AGM, the names of the new panel of National Technical Officials were announced for the period 2017 - 2020. Amongst those new NTOs were two from County Galway, GCH's Eamonn O'Donnell and Athenry AC's own Iain Shaw. Both Eamonn and Iain now hold the IAAF level 1 certificate of the Technical Officials Education and Certification System (TOECS) - https://www.iaaf.org/development/education/officials. This award allows Iain to officiate at National events, and also International events held on Irish soil. Iain already holds national certification as a photofinish operator and has operated electronic timing at many county/regional/national and international events over the past 4 years.
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