Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

When and where are the Championships?
The 2020 European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships take place 2nd – 9th August 2020, in Dublin, Ireland.
How do I get tickets to watch the Championships?
All sports events are open, free and non-ticketed. Please note access control may be in place in some venues. The opening ceremony and gala dinner are strictly ticketed due to capacity levels.
Who is hosting the Championships?
The Irish Kidney Association are hosting the event. A registered charity in Ireland, this is the second time we have hosted the Championships in Dublin.
When and where is the Opening Ceremony?
The Opening Ceremony is in The Helix at DCU, on Monday 3rd August. More details will be provided in due course.
When and where is the Gala Dinner?
The Gala Dinner is in the Crowne Plaza, Hotel in Santry – a short journey from DCU. It will be held on Saturday 8th August.
What is the weather like in Dublin?
The weather in Dublin is extremely variable – is would be advisable to prepare for both rain and sunshine. August is usually relatively warm, but if you’re coming from somewhere sunny you may disagree – so pack accordingly!
What is Ireland's dialling code for telephone calls?
To call Ireland from outside the country it is +353.
How safe is Dublin?
Dublin is a safe city to visit, however as in all major cities is it recommended that you take the usual precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. In case of emergencies, dial 112 for police, fire or ambulance.

Accommodation

Where is the accommodation?
The accommodation provided in our packages is in Dublin City University (DCU). You can find more information on this under the Championships > Accommodation Information tab.
I would like to bring my children along as supporters. Are they allowed to come?
Minors are allowed to stay on-campus at DCU, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Two parents travelling with a child are advised to book a twin and a single room, and add a note to their booking to say they are one family booking two rooms and the rooms booked should be allocated within one apartment.

Travel

How do I get to Dublin?
Dublin Airport is served by 47 airlines to over 200 destinations. You can also arrive by boat – more information is available under the Dublin > Travel Information tab.
How to I travel to venues?
We will provide travel to venues from DCU and back again each day. More information on venues is available under the Championships > Venues tab, for those who plan to drive.

Sports

What sports are included?
There are 13 sports in total: Swimming, Cycling, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Darts, Archery, Volleyball, Ten Pin Bowling, Pétanque, Squash, Golf, and Athletics.
What are the age groups?
Athletes will compete by gender in the following age groups:

(18-29), (30-39), (40-49), (50-59), (60-69), (70-79), and (80+).

Doubles events: (Under 30), (30-49) and (50+).

Age on the day of the Opening Ceremony applies.

How do I find out results?
Results will be available online at the end of each day. Final results and medals table will be published at the end of the Championships.
Will sports equipment be provided?
Only limited equipment will be provided. All athletes should ensure they have the correct equipment to compete. Please contact your Team Manager if you have any specific equipment questions.
Are there training opportunities?
There will be an opportunity provided for athletes in each sport to train before the competition – details will be provided to Team Managers.