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Update - Cork and Munster Cross Country Championships 2020 - Dec 10th

Cork & Munster Cross Country Championships 2020 Update

Update Thursday December 10th 2020


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Yesterday, December 9th, Athletics Ireland released dates for some National Cross-Country Championships, and several queries have been received since, regarding the status of both Cork and Munster Championships.

As per Cork Athletics County Board's statement of November 9th, Cork County Board is committed to holding its remaining Cross-Country Championships at the earliest opportunity, depending on the stae of play with regard to Government Covid-19 regulations and advice.

Cork Athletics County Board has reiterated that the county must be at Covid Level 2, at worst, for Cross-Country to proceed.  At this point in time, it is impossible to predict when that may be, so no specific dates, or even months, have been assigned as of now.

The next County Board Officer's meeting is scheduled for Wednesday February 3rd, however Cork County Board has resolved, should the County return to Level 2, a meeting will be held
at short notice, and the Cross-Country will resume as soon as possible after that.

Yesterday, December 9th,
Athletics Ireland announced dates for the 2020/2021 Cross Country season.  These dates are dependent on Covid-19 regulations and advice in force at the time.

Sat 27th February Cross Country Weekend 1

Juvenile Even + U19/U20

Sun 28th February
Cross Country Weekend 1

Juvenile Even + U19/U20

Sat 13th March
Cross Country Weekend 2

Juvenile Uneven + Senior

Sun 14th March
Cross Country Weekend 2

Juvenile Uneven + Senior

Sat 27th March
Cross Country Weekend 3

 Juvenile Inter Club (U11/U13/U15/U17/U19)

Sun 28th March
Cross Country Weekend 3

Juvenile Inter Club (U11/U13/U15/U17/U19)

Cork Athletics' release (December 9th)


However it is also necessary that Provincial (Munster, in our case) should already have been held as qualifiers. Yet the Provincial Championships are, themselves, dependent on the Covid-19 regulations and advice.

Currently, it is understood that Munster have contingent plans to hold Munster Cross-Country Championships in late January and early/mid February, but all must be confirmed.

Given the above, it is highly unlikely the remaining Cork County Championships will be held before late March. Nevertheless, it may be possible to 'juggle' Cork dates/fixtures to 'fit in' with National and Munster dates, given the smaller numbers (due to qualification conditions) applying at National.

County Board AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Cork Athletics County Board, normally held in January, is to be held as soon as it can be held 'in person'.

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