A marathon weekend of athletics action in Norway came to a close this afternoon with Ireland finishing seventh at the European Team Championships in Sandnes. 

The 227-point total secured Ireland's place in the 'First League' of the championships which will take place in 2021.

The lowest five classified teams of the First League were relegated to the Second League.

Due to Russia's suspension, the competition was staged with 11 teams only and Russia is one of the five teams to be relegated to the European Athletics Team Championships Second League for 2021.