FAQ's Clubs

How to join a Club 

To join your local Triathlon club, log into your Triathlon Ireland account and select the 'Join a club' under the Membership section. A list of all Triathlon Ireland affiliated club can be found here

CAN I JOIN TWO CLUBS?

Yes. When purchasing your Membership you can select your Primary Club at the same time, this is your main club who any club points will be awarded to. Once joined you can select "Membership" and "Join a club" and select your second club, this will often be your training club.

I AM TRYING TO JOIN MY CLUB BUT IT IS NOT LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE.

You may not be able to join the Triathlon Club as they may not have affiliated with Triathlon Ireland yet. Once the club affiliates with Triathlon Ireland they will then be listed on our website. If you contact the club they will be able to tell you when they will be listed on our website.

What is Support Membership (JUNIOR HELPER ROLE ONLY)

Suitable for those who wish to support clubs through volunteering but have no additional role within the club (e.g. not coaching, technical official, motorbike official or committee member). Facilitates non-active members who will not be training or racing with the club. 

NOTE: Individual's holding a Supporter Membership type will not be covered under Triathlon Ireland insurance for training and/or racing. Supporter Members will need to undergo the Vetting/Access NI procedure through Triathlon Ireland. 

IF I HAVE TRIATHLON IRELAND Full membership AM I COVERED TO TRAIN WITH MY CYCLING CLUB OR TAKE PART IN CYCLING IRELAND RACES?

No. Cycling Ireland's insurance policy does not extend to participant-to-participant incidents.  This means legal liability is not covered by Cycling Ireland's insurance policy if a Cycling Ireland member collides with another person in a group cycle. Triathlon Ireland is regrettably forced to instruct all its clubs not to participate in any Cycling Ireland group sessions. 

Triathlon Ireland also instructs its clubs to ensure that triathlon group cycling sessions are made up exclusively of Triathlon Ireland Members. Triathlon Ireland Members will not be covered under Triathlon Ireland insurance when training with Cycling Ireland members. Full Membership only covers competitors at Triathlon Ireland Sanctioned events.

HOW DO I AFFILIATE MY CLUB WITH TRIATHLON IRELAND?

Affiliating to Triathlon Ireland is nice and easy.  The only requirements to affiliate to TI is that

  • Your triathlon club is not for profit and must be separate and distinct from other business/organisations.
  • Your club holds training sessions in swim, bike and run on a weekly basis
  • Your club members will need to be Full or Club Training members of Triathlon Ireland.
  • You will need a club website.  The club website must:
    • list the dates/times of weekly training sessions and be open to all licence holders to attend
    • have a clear process for application for membership of your club (online or paper applications are acceptable) and show the membership fee

Once your club meets the above, you just need to complete the online affiliation form along with your €75 club affiliation fee. The online affiliation is through your Triathlon Ireland account under 'Clubs Management'.