Events till Wednesday 22nd February

There are events both sides of the border this coming week.  The Armagh Sprint Weekend kicks off on Friday AM with a training event followed by 3 Days of top class sprint orienteering in Northern Ireland. This event will incorporate the Armagh 5km Road Race which is said to be one of the fastest races in the World (67 people broke the covetted 15min mark this year). Yannick Michiels took 2nd place in this year’s race in a very tight race.   The event is pre-entry and entries have now closed, there is EOD however on Sunday.  Some of the top orienteers in the world have entered the event including Murray Strain, Charlotte Ward, Tim Robertson and Kris Jones.  The Irish entrants include sisters Niamh and Caoimhe O’Boyle, Olivia Baxter, Niamh Corbett, Susan Lambe, Eadaoin Mc Cavana and Aoife Donaghy.  Mens open includes Kevin O’Boyle, Colm Moran, Eoin Mc Cullogh, Darren Burke, Cillin Corbet and Conall Whelan. It promises to be a weekend of fast action, great spectating and thrilling races.

The final details for the event are here

Moving around the country there are also events in Sligo, Kerry and Cork on Sunday. All events are suitable for beginners, ask at registration and someone will help you. On Tuesday there is a schools orienteering event on Midleton CBS Grounds, for more information see here

Any questions email comms@orienteering.ie

Sun 19 Feb:  Strandhill South Sligo Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/
Sun 19 Feb:  Upper Torc – Muckross Kerry Munster League/No. 2
Sun 19 Feb:  Myross Wood House Retreat Centre & Grounds Cork Cork Brass Monkey Winter League / Family Day/No. 8
Tue 21 Feb:  Midleton CBS Grounds Cork Cork Schools Introductory Event/

 

Details

 

Sun 19 Feb, Strandhill South
Venue: Strandhill South, , Sligo
Club: SligO
Event: Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/
Start Times: 11:00-12:30
Grid Ref.: G 605 357
Follow Signs From: R292 Sligo / Strandhill Road
Contact 086 3950582 / soc@orienteering.ie
Sun 19 Feb, Upper Torc – Muckross
Venue: Upper Torc – Muckross, Killarney, Kerry
Club: KerryO
Event: Munster League/No. 2
Start Times: 11:15-12:45
Grid Ref.: V 966 845
Follow Signs From: N71 Killarney / Kenmare Road
Contact 087 7628312 / kerryo@orienteering.ie
Sun 19 Feb, Myross Wood House Retreat Centre & Grounds
Venue: Myross Wood House Retreat Centre & Grounds, Leap, Cork
Club: BOC
Event: Cork Brass Monkey Winter League / Family Day/No. 8
Start Times: 10:30-13:00
Grid Ref.: W 203 368
Follow Signs From: Leap
Contact 021 4546194 / boc@orienteering.ie
Tue 21 Feb, Midleton CBS Grounds
Venue: Midleton CBS Grounds, Midleton, Cork
Club: CSOA
Event: Cork Schools Introductory Event/
Start Times: 10:00-13:00
Grid Ref.: W 882 727
Follow Signs From: N25
Contact 086 0851128 / jimcallanan@hotmail.com