Thanks to Athletics Wicklow, the venue for the Leinster Senior & Juvenile Uneven Ages XC on Sunday 7th November is Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. This is a well known venue to many in Leinster, though the course this year is a little different to previous.
  • The car parks in Avondale are closed during construction works, so we'll be using alternative car parks, which are located a 15 to 20 minute walk from the course, so factor that into your time to arrive at the venue;
  • To avoid congestion please try to arrive no sooner than 1 hour before your event, which will be plenty of time to collect your number and warm up;
  • There will be races for boys and girls under 9 years of age - no fee, simply go to the start line when called (11.10am for girls, 11.20am for boys), and there will be medals for the top 12 finishers in each race;
  • The Championships will commence at 11.30am with the 1,500m for girls u/11.
Any Queries Please get in contact with Greg XC Secretary @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Attached is the Programme for the Leinster Novice, Junior & Juvenile Even Ages XC 2021, which this year is available only electronically in keeping with the principles of reducing our carbon footprint and preventing waste. Please consider the environment if printing out a hard copy.
We've waited 2 years, but the  final preparations are made and the venue is ready (thanks to St. Senan's AC), entries are complete, medals are sorted and packed, all we need now is the in excess of 1,200 athletes registered to compete to make their way to Mountain View in Co. Kilkenny on Saturday for what promises to be an exciting day of cross country competition.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Yours in sport
Cross Country Secretary

Leinster Academy Dates Announced for 21/22


30th October 2021, 13th Nov 2021, 4th December 2021, 15th January 2022


All dates will follow the same format:

Development Academy – 10:30 to 12:30

Performance Academy – 13:00 to 15:00


Location: Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin 9.


Please register through the following link, cost of the four squad day is 35€.


Performance Academy -

This is for people in this list, based on the top 3 performaces in their age cateogry (U16-U19) at Leinster (including Dublin)


Development Academy -

For U12 to U15 Athletes


If you registered for the Performance or Development Academy for 2020/2021 your booking will roll over into the current academy. Please email one of the contacts below to confirm your attendance.

Contact: Shane Aston (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Colette Quinn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Paul McKee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Walks are being managed by Michael Lane he will be in Santry on the day, but running the Walks National Squad. Athletes to be contacted directly.

UPDATE 6th October:

Everyone is eagerly looking forward to the Leinster Cross Country Championships in a few weeks time, but ... but... but we still have no venues confirmed.
We're appealing to all Clubs and County Boards in Leinster to do their utmost to identify and propose venues, as a matter of urgency.
If we have no venues, there will be no Leinster Cross Country this year.
Please contact Greg Duggan (Leinster Cross Country Secretary) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to discuss possible venues or seek clarification on what is involved or required.
It's in your hands!


Cross Country Championships 2021

The dates for the 2021 XC Championships are Saturday 23rd October and Saturday 6th November, subject to availability of suitable venues.

It's been a long 2 year wait but Leinster Cross Country finally returns this Saturday and all roads will lead to Mountain View in Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny R95 NH31, where St. Senan's AC will host the Leinster Novice, Junior & Juvenile Even Ages Cross Country Championships.
To correct any errors or omissions, please email
There is a Gate Fee of 5€ please have it ready, cash or credit card accepted.
Please note that the first race - the non-Championship u/10 event - starts at 11.10am, with the Championship u/12 girls starting at 11.30am.
There will be catering facilities at the venue and ample parking (please follow the directions of the stewards).
In order to avoid crowds congregating at the number collection desks, please do not arrive too early; an hour ahead of the time for your event is ample time.
Wishing a very warm welcome to in excess of 1,200 athletes registered to compete on the day. Thanks again to St. Senans for hosting us!

Well done to all of our Athletes who compelted in the last number of weeks of Leinster Championships. & thanks to IT Carlow for being fantastic hosts!

National Entries for Leinster are on the below, please can all clubs confirm their athletes are available. If not please get in contact with Andrew on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday Morning (28th July) at the absolute latest. 

Leinster National Entries


National Day 1 (6th/7th Aug)

National Day 2 (8th Aug)

National Day 3 (14th Aug)

National Day 4 (21st Aug)

Athletics Leinster is pleased to confirm that St. Senan’s AC has agreed to host the Novice, Junior and Juvenile Even Ages Cross Country Championships on Saturday 23rd October, starting at 11.30am, and entries are now open at Entry Portal. St. Senan's AC will hold open races for girls and boys under 10 years of age before the Championship races.

The Championships will be held at a new venue – Mountain View, Kiltorcan, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny R95 NH31.

Thanks to the Wicklow County Board, the Leinster Senior and Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships will be held at Avondale House & Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow A67 P303, starting at 11.30am, on Sunday 7th November.

More info along with the 2021 XC Booklet is available on the Athletics Leinster website. Any queries please contact Greg Duggan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Leinster XC Booklet 2021


Covid Form (Live)


Timetable for the 10th July


Live Results Link



Main Track & Field - IT Carlow South Sports Campus, Mortarstown Upper, Co. Carlow,

Google Link -

One way system in operation at the track,

Warmup in the pitches behind the track, callroom at the top bend of the track,