The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross, TD, and the Minister with responsibility for Sport, Mr. Brendan Griffin, TD, have welcomed the announcement that Athletics Ireland has been successful in its bid to host the 2020 European Cross Country Championships in the National Sports Campus.
Minister Ross said: “I would like to congratulate Athletics Ireland on their successful bid to host the European Cross Country Championships in 2020. The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus is a wonderful facility and the hosting of this event will provide Dublin and Ireland with an opportunity to be once again showcased internationally, highlighting the excellent sporting facilities that are available at the National Sports Campus. I am confident that Dublin will provide the backdrop for a memorable and successful event.”
Minister Griffin said: “Ireland has a long and proud tradition in cross-country running and has produced major successes over the years. Hosting this prestigious event will be an excellent opportunity to promote cross country running and athletics in Ireland and will hopefully encourage more and more boys and girls to take up the sport.”