Athletics Leinster XC 2020 Update

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

New Leinster Dates are

Janurary 30th & 31st 2021 - Even Ages, Junior & Senior - Stradbally Hall, Laois

Feburary 13th & 14th 2021 - Uneven Ages, Novice & Master (Provisionally) - Venue TBC

These dates are provisionally and are depended on Covid-19 Restricitons enforce at the time...

Some Points to note -

1. There will not be any club competition this year for Even Age races, no club entries nor indivdual entries. 2. There will only be a maximum of 8 athletes allowed to enter from each county in U11-U19 races. 3. A decision has yet to be made on the Unevens club teams, but current restricitons makes it extremely diffcult. 4. There will not be any U10 non-championship race. 5. There will not be any spectators allowed into the course. 6. Juvenile athletes will be entitled to be accompanied by one parent only. 7. Age Groups will be based on 2020 Season for Juveniles & Juniors, 2021 AAI Club Membership required after Janurary.

Points 1 and 2 above were difficult decisions, but had to be taken. It will be up to County Boards to determine the 8 athletes that will be entered from each County for the Juvenile Races.

There will be Open, Club & County entry for the Juniors, Masters, Novice & Seniors XC Races.

Due to time restricitons we won't be holding a Inter Competition for the 2020 season.

Top 15 Juvenile go forward to National, There will be no bypass entries for U17-U19 through to Nationals for this year.

For Senior Athletes there is Qualifications this year to National: (ONLY FOR 2020 Season) - First 3 Clubs from Leinster Championships (Excluding Dublin as they qualify via own championships) - Plus First 6 individuals from Leinster Championships (excluding those already qualified on club teams & Dublin Athletes) - Plus 2019 club and individual winners - Plus up to 23 places available to elite/HP/U23 athletes based on European Cross Championship participation over the last 3 years

Have a safe Xmas and we hope to see you in the fields in the new year

Any queries please get in contact with Greg at