Major blow to East Cork: Lucrative 2020 Ironman is cancelled

Major blow to East Cork: Lucrative 2020 Ironman is cancelled
A scene from the 2019 Ironman in Youghal. Picture: Howard Crowdy

Ironman Ireland, Cork 2020 has been called off by race organisers due to the evolving situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

The date for next years' Ironman triathlon in Cork, which takes place in Youghal, has been announced as August 15, 2021.

Cork County Council has said that the decision is the right one, but acknowledged that many would be left disappointed.

Scenes from the 2019 Ironman in Youghal.Photo: Cathal Noonan
Scenes from the 2019 Ironman in Youghal.Photo: Cathal Noonan

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey said: “It is regrettable and disappointing for everyone involved that this event cannot go ahead in East Cork this summer but we can now look forward with anticipation to the 2021 IRONMAN Ireland, Cork race.” 

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Ian Doyle said: “I know many people have worked hard towards this. IRONMAN, Ireland is a hugely important event for Youghal, East Cork and the county generally. People are bound to be disappointed with the news, but it’s great to have the date for next summer to look forward to.” 

All registered athletes for this years’ triathlon in Cork have been contacted and will have their race registration automatically moved to next year.

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