Leinster Dates for the 2020 XC Season:


TBC - Even Ages, Junior & Senior - Stradbally Hall, Laois

TBC - Uneven Ages, Novice & Master (Provisionally) - Venue TBC

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


Our XC Secretary is working dilgently to secure a venue for the second weekend.

Secondly, compliance with Covid regulations has required some difficult decisions to limit numbers in races and to limit overall numbers on the course. The main decisions being -
  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


Also attached are the National Protocols for XC in regards Covid:
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.