Some Tips on a Systematic Approach

Foot Orienteering That Always Heeds Country Code

FOLD map to manageable size

ORIENTATE (your map must line up with the ground and the Northpoint)

THUMB on the point where you are on the map (use left thumb)

ATTACK POINT (where you can navigate to easily)

HANDRAILS (what linear features you can follow to get to your attack point)

CHECK OFF FEATURES (what you should pass on the way)

CATCHING FEATURES (what you will see if you go too far)

EYOC Team Selected

The Irish team selected for EYOC 2010 in Soria, Spain is:
M18: Cillin Corbett, Colm Moran, Josh O’S-Hourihan
W16: Niamh Corbett, Cliona McCullough
M16: Jack Millar, Laurence Quinn, Alex Simonin, Mark Stephens
The EYOC website is at

Irish Junior Squad – Upcoming relevant Events February 2013

March 9/10: Training weekend – Dublin area – including time trial
Sat 23 March: Sprint event UCC (Qualification race for EYOC and JWOC)
Sun 24 March: Intervarsities Muckross (Qualification race for EYOC and JWOC)
Fri 29 March: JK Sprint (Qualification race for EYOC)
Sat 30 March: JK Day 2 (Qualification race for EYOC and JHI)
Sun 31 March JK Day 3 (Qualification race for EYOC and JHI)
Easter 2013: JWOC squad tour to Czech Republic
Sun 14 April: Leinster Champs: Cahore (Qualification race for JHI)
Sat 4 May: IOC Middle (Qualification race for all international teams, including the senior squad)
Sun 5 May: IOC Long (Qualification race for all international teams, including the senior squad)
Sun 2 June: Shamrock Day 2 (Qualification race for EYOC + JHI)
Sat 22 June: Donard Forest (Qualification race for EYOC and JHI)


Let me introduce myself.
My name is Andrew Cox and I am the Development Officer with the IOA (Irish Orienteering Association). One of my roles is to liaise between clubs, schools and any other stakeholders with an interest in orienteering.
I hope to post the new Schools Structure when it is approved by the IOA shortly. We are currently redrafting the final wording.
Feel free to send me queries that you have to: development@

Objective: to Develop a Schools Orienteering Program.
(The IOA Strategic Plan)
How shall the IOA do this?
a) give the development of Schools Orienteering a very high priority. This will entail the liaison with, and the lobbying of, schools, the Department of Education and other educational agencies
b) ensure each club appoints a Schools Officer to the club committee to support the orienteering effort at local schools; encourage schools to feed young orienteers into the club system.
c)promote and support the formation of Regional Schools Associations and support annual provincial and national schools Championships.
d) make and maintain contacts with education agencies in other countries.
e) support the production of maps of school grounds and parks local to schools.

Orienteering in Ireland
  • Orienteering Ireland
    Irish Sport HQ
    D15 DY62