2020 European Cross Country Championships destined for Sport Ireland National Sports Campus

Sport Ireland today welcomed the news that the 2020 European Cross Country Championships will take place on the purpose built cross country track on the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus.

News of Athletics Ireland’s successful bid for the major championships was announced by the European Athletics Council in Budapest today. This will be second time the prestigious event visits Irish shores following the successful hosting of the event in Santry in 2009.

Welcoming the news, Chairman of Sport Ireland, Kieran Mulvey, said: “On behalf of Sport Ireland I would like to congratulate Athletics Ireland on their successful bid for the 2020 European Cross Country Championships. Ireland has a rich history in cross country running and we are delighted to host this event on the purpose built cross country track here on the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus.”

The bid for the 2020 European Cross Country Championships was supported by Sport Ireland, Fingal County Council and RTÉ, who will be the host broadcaster for the event, which takes place on 13 December 2020.

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy, added: “This is a great example of agencies coming together to showcase Ireland as a top destination for major sporting events. We look forward to working with Athletics Ireland and the other partners to deliver an excellent event here on the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, which will be broadcast right across Europe.

“I would like to pay tribute to Athletics Ireland Chief Executive, Hamish Adams, bid coordinator Liam Hennessy and all involved with the bid on their hard work in securing the championships for Ireland.”