SPAR European Cross Country
Championships 2021


Sunday 12 December 2021

Media Information

The European media will descend on the National Sports Campus, Fingal Dublin, on December 12th to cover the SPAR European Cross Country Championships 2021, showcasing the athletes and the electronic atmosphere of cross country. Please see the essential information for the media that will allow them to prepare for the championships.


Accreditation for the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Fingal-Dublin on 12 December is now open. 

The deadline to apply for accreditation with accommodation is 22 November and the deadline to apply without accommodation is 1 December.   

Prospective applicants are invited to apply for accreditation by following one of the four links:  

Prospective members of the media are also asked to familiarise themselves with the medical clearance and sanitary protocol which can be found here.


There is one official media hotel for the SPAR European Cross Country Championships.

Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport

Room rates 

  • Single Room: 120 EUR 
  • Twin room: 130 EUR 

Quoted prices are per room, per night and include tax/VAT, breakfast and WiFi 

 After successful booking, an accommodation invoice will be sent to the registrant by e-mail.



Dublin 15 Area Airport Connect Taxi Service

087 706 7537


Quicker taxi company

Taxi service

089 983 3016


Central Cabs

(01) 612 0527


Reidy’s Taxis

(01) 473 0500


D15 Drivewise taxis

086 400 4585


D15 Taxi

087 741 7138



The official entry point is Dublin Airport. Travel time from the airport to the official hotel is approximately five minutes. 

To guarantee your transportation from the airport to the media hotel, your travel details must be entered into the registration platform system at least 72 hours prior to arrival in Dublin. 

Upon landing at the airport, please report to the Welcome Desk in the arrivals hall. 

Accreditation collection 

The media accreditation centre can be found at the below address. 

Transport will be provided to the media accreditation centre for those staying in the official media hotel. Times of the shuttle bus will be provided at the information desk in the media hotel.  

Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena
Sport Ireland Campus
Snugborough Road 

The opening hours of the media accreditation centre is as follows:

  • Friday 10 December: 12:00 – 19:00  
  • Saturday 11 December: 08:00 – 19:00 
  • Sunday 12 December: 08:00 – 14:00  

On-site transportation  

For accredited members of the media, there will be transportation between the official media hotel and the competition venue.  

Changes and corrections 

If you wish to change or amend your details, please log into the registration platform system using the same link you used to register. 

For more information, please contact


To all spectators travelling by car to the SPAR European Cross Country Championships on the 12th of December in the Sport Ireland Campus.

Please note that all registered ticket holders will be emailed directly as to where they must park for the event.

Note there is no parking on the Sport Ireland Campus for spectators.

For anyone unsure of their parking details please proceed to the M3 Parkway Dunboyne to avail of the free Park & Ride facilities. Buses will run from 8am.

Disabled Parking

Disabled Parking is available. Please contact with your ticket number to lodge a request.

By Bus from the City Centre.

Please take the 38A from Hawkins Street in the City Centre to Snugborough Road in Blanchardstown. The bus Stop is located directly outside the Sport Ireland Campus. Further information can be found at


Cycle racks are available at the National Aquatic Centre for anyone wishing to cycle to the venue.

Media Hotel

A limited number of hotel rooms have been pre-booked for the media during the SPAR European Cross Country Championships Fingal Dublin 2021.

Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport, Dublin Airport, County Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland, K67 T6P6