Irish Team for WOC 2015 – Announcement

TEAM IRELAND selection 2015

The selection panel would like to acknowledge the high level of commitment and effort shown by the athletes in this year’s selection process.

Enclosed find the TEAM IRELAND selection for WOC 2015 Scotland.

Men Women
1. Nicolas Simonin 1. Niamh O’Boyle
2. Darren Burke 2. Caoimhe O’Boyle
3. Eoin McCullough 3. Roisin Long
Res. Kevin O’Boyle Res. Toni O’Donovan
1. Conor Short 1. Ciara Largey
2. Colm Moran Res. Toni O’Donovan
Res. Eoin McCullough
1. Marcus Pinker 1. Toni O’Donovan
2. Nicolas Simonin Res. Ciara Largey
Res. Eoin McCullough
1. Eoin McCullough 1. Ciara Largey
2. Conor Short 2. Toni O’Donovan
3. Nicolas Simonin 3. Niamh O’Boyle
Res. Colm Moran Res. Niamh Corbett

The Sprint Relay team will be chosen by the selection panel based on results of the WOC Sprint Qualification races. And the running order of the Relay TBC.

We wish all those selected the very best in their various disciplines in this year’s competition.

For those athletes who did not make the selection this year – we thank you for your efforts and wish you success in your orienteering for the rest of the season.


Helen Baxter

Kyle Heron

Paul O’Sullivan- Hourihan

Orienteering Events

There are two events this Sunday and two events on Tuesday evening. All of theses events are ideal for trying Orienteering for the first time. Ask at Registration for advice on which courses are suitable.

Sun 14 Jun: Battle of the Boyne Park Meath ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event
Sun 14 Jun: Currabinny Wood Cork Cork Summer League / Family Day
Tue 16 Jun: James’s Fort Cork CorkO Summer League
Tue 16 Jun: Curragh (Sunnyhill) Kildare CNOC Summer Evening Series


Sun 14 Jun, Battle of the Boyne Park
Venue: Battle of the Boyne Park, Oldbridge; Donore, Meath
Club: Fingal
Event: Meath Summer Series / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/No. 1
Start Times: 11:00-13:00
Grid Ref.: O 041 760
Follow Signs From: L1601 @ Donore; N51 Drogheda / Shane Road
Contact 086 1662871 /
Courses: Long     6.5km   23 controls
Medium 3.9km  15 controls
Short    2.0km  10 controls
Buggy   2.1km    9 controls
Sun 14 Jun, Currabinny Wood
Venue: Currabinny Wood, Carrigaline, Cork
Club: BOC
Event: Cork Summer League / Family Day/No. 7
Start Times: 10:00-13:00
Grid Ref.: W 791 622
Follow Signs From: R613 Carrigaline / Ringaskiddy Road
Contact 021 4546194 /
Tue 16 Jun, James’s Fort
Venue: James’s Fort, Kinsale, Cork
Club: CorkO
Event: CorkO Summer League/No. 6
Start Times: 17:30-19:00
Grid Ref.: W 647 497
Follow Signs From: R600 Ballinspittle Road; Kinsale
Contact 086 3062054 /
Tue 16 Jun, Curragh (Sunnyhill)
Venue: Curragh (Sunnyhill), Kildare
Club: CNOC
Event: CNOC Summer Evening Series/No. 3
Start Times: 18:30-19:30
Grid Ref.: N 809 093
Follow Signs From: M7 Junction 12 (Curragh Exit)
Contact 045 867183 /



Forest/Sprint WOC Proposal

There is a proposal by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) which will be decided upon at an Extraordinary General Assembly during WOC 2015 with regards to splitting WOC to have a forest and urban WOCs on alternate years.
Notice on the IOF website can be found here,
A link to the proposal can be found at that web address.
There are a few ? in the proposal with regards to an unknown race format for the Sprint WOC, and mention of qualification races is made with regards to middle/long.

The Irish Orienteering Association (IOA) will be present at the meeting and will vote either in favour or against the proposal. I am therefore seeking feedback from Squad Members on the proposal. The IOA will discuss it at committee at the beginning of July so I would like feedback by June 30th. The selection race weekend should also provide an opportunity for discussion of the topic.

I look forward to hearing your opinions,

Darren Burke

Director of High Performance Orienteering

Irish Orienteering Association

Events for the next seven days, till 10th June

There are three orienteering events over the next 7 days. All are suitable for Beginners.

Sun 7 Jun: Inchydoney Sand Dunes Cork Family Day
Tue 9 Jun: Warrenscourt Wood Cork Summer League
Tue 9 Jun: Naas Urban Race Kildare Summer Evening Series


Sun 7 Jun, Inchydoney Sand Dunes
Venue: Inchydoney Sand Dunes, Inchydoney, Cork
Club: BOC
Event: Family Day
Start Times: 10:30-13:00
Grid Ref.: W 403 385
Follow Signs From: Clonakilty
Contact 021 4546194 /
Tue 9 Jun, Warrenscourt Wood
Venue: Warrenscourt Wood, Kilmurry, Cork
Club: CorkO
Event: Summer League, Beginners Welcome
Start Times: 17:30-19:00
Grid Ref.: W 386 659
Follow Signs From: N22 Cork / Macroom Road @ Lissarda
Contact 086 3062054 /
Tue 9 Jun, Naas Urban Race
Venue: Naas Urban Race, , Kildare
Club: CNOC
Event: Summer Evening Series, Beginners Welcome
Start Times: 18:30-19:30
Grid Ref.: N 895 186
Contact 045 867183 /



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