Athletics Ireland has secured the hosting of the European CrossCountry Championships in 2020 which will take place at the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown.

This follows a successful bid presentation in Budapest with input from Fingal County Council, Sport Ireland and RTE.

The championships will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Council chief Paul Reid welcomed the decision, adding: “This event will showcase Fingal as a destination and will be in keeping with our ongoing commitment to promoting active lifestyles through our Sports Office programmes.”

Hamish Adams, chief executive, Athletics Ireland said: “We are delighted to have secured the hosting of the European Cross-Country Championships 2020.

“We look forward to working with Fingal County Council, Sport Ireland and RTE to ensure the event is a world-class experience for both athletes and spectators.”