Orienteering Events for Sunday 1st November 2015

These are the events for Sunday 1st November 2015. All of these events have courses suitable for Newcomers to the sport or those returning. Family groups are always welcome. Ask at Registration for advice. See our FAQ for more details on Orienteering.


Sun 1 Nov: Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens Cork Family Day, Suitable for Newcomers
Sun 1 Nov: Featherbeds Dublin/Wicklow Leinster League, Suitable for Newcomers
Sun 1 Nov: Derrycarne Wood Leitrim ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event, Suitable for Newcomers


Sun 1 Nov, Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens
Venue: Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens, Shanagarry, Cork
Club: BOC
Event: Cork County League / Family Day/No. 1
Start Times: 10:30-13:00
Grid Ref.: W 976 673
Follow Signs From: Shanagarry Village
Contact 021 4546194 / boc@orienteering.ie
Sun 1 Nov, Featherbeds
Venue: Featherbeds, Glencree, Dublin/Wicklow
Club: Ajax
Event: Leinster League/No. 3
Start Times: 11:00-13:00
Grid Ref.: O 132 197
Follow Signs From: R115 Old Military Road
Contact ajax@orienteering.ie
Sun 1 Nov, Derrycarne Wood
Venue: Derrycarne Wood, Dromod, Leitrim
Club: SligO
Event: Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/
Start Times: 11:00-13:00
Grid Ref.: N 020 910
Follow Signs From: N4
Contact 086 3950582 / soc@orienteering.ie

O’Boyle 3rd at Junior Home International

Caoimhe O'Boyle

Team Captain, Caoimhe O’Boyle from Co Kildare proved the star of the young Irish team at the orienteering’s annual Junior Home International hosted by North West Orienteering Club at Magilligan, Co Derry.

O’Boyle finished third in the W18 age group. It was the first podium finish for an Irish orienteer in four years.

Overall, the Irish team finished third for a second year. In a tight competition for the title, Scotland beat England by just five points. The Irish also finished third in Sunday’s relays.

Full Results – http://www.niorienteering.org.uk/2015-results/
Junior Home International, Magiligan, Co Derry
Overall -1 Scotland 129 pts, 2 England 124 pts, 3 Ireland 59 pts, 4 Wales 48 pts.

Junior Home Internationals 2015 – 3rd for Ireland




The Junior Home Internationals 2015 have come to a conclusion.
After a great, well organised weekend, Scotland came out victorious, ahead of England, while Ireland claimed 3rd spot and the Judith Wingham trophy ahead of Wales.

Total results:
Scotland 129, England 124, Ireland 59 and Wales 48.



Ireland ahead of Wales at the Junior Home International.

The rivalry between Ireland and Wales continues with Ireland at 39 points and Wales at 28 points.  It’s all to play for at the relays tomorrow.  Caoimhe O’Boyle of Curragh Naas Orienteering Club secured third position on the podium in the W18 category for the first time in 4 years.

Full results to follow.

Current standings:

England 78

Scotland 71

Ireland 39

Wales 28

Irish Junior Squad in action this weekend at the Junior Home International

The following team will represent Ireland at JHI on 24/25 October in Northern Ireland. Many thanks to the selectors (Ruth, Ivan and Darren) for their patient and careful work and also to Liam O’Brien for his help and advice. We wish all the athletes the best of luck and hopefully we can retain the Judith Wingham trophy won in Scotland last year.

Aoife O’Sullivan (BOC)
Jordan Pim (WATO)
Rachel Collins (LVO)
Zoe Tyner (Setanta)

Clodagh Moran (3Roc)
Eadaoin Mc Cavana (GEN)
Emer Perkins (BOC)
Sophie Pruzina (LVO)

Caoimhe O’Boyle (CNOC)
Jill Stepehens (LVO)
Meabh Perkins (BOC)
Norah O’Brien (CorkO)

Aidan Mc Cullough (3Roc)
Andrew Elwood (LVO)
Ciaran Cotter (BOC)
Oisin Wickham (AJAX)

Andrew Turner (CorkO)
Cameryn Kelly Morrish (CorkO)
Eoin Riordan (3Roc)
Ruairi Long (AJAX)

Conall Whelan (CNOC)
Peter Meehan (NWOC)
Zach Harrington (BOC)
Zac O’Sullivan-Hourihan (BOC)

Orienteering Events until 28th Oct 2015



Date Venue Location Event type Suitable for: 
Sat 24 Oct: Benone Strand Derry Northern Irish Orienteering Championships Experienced Orienteers
Sun 25 Oct: Benone Strand Derry IOC & NIOC Middle Distance Championships Experienced Orienteers
Sun 25 Oct: Esker Galway ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event Newcomers, Families, Young Children
Sun 25 Oct: Liss Ard Estate Cork Family Day Newcomers, Families
Mon 26 Oct: Mondeligo Wood Cork Family Day Newcomers, Families
Wed 28 Oct: Rinn na gCros Kerry Hallowe’en Fright-O! Brave orienteers !


Sat 24 Oct, Benone Strand
Venue: Benone Strand, Magilligan, Derry
Club: NWOC
Event: Northern Irish Orienteering Championships 
Grid Ref.: C 695 365
Contact 048 9447 3737 / nwoc@niorienteering.org.uk
Sun 25 Oct, Benone Strand
Venue: Benone Strand, Magilligan, Derry
Club: NWOC
Event:  IOC & NIOC Middle Distance Championships
Grid Ref.: C 695 365
Contact 048 9447 3737 / nwoc@niorienteering.org.uk
Sun 25 Oct, Esker
Venue: Esker, Athenry, Galway
Club: WEGO
Event:  ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event
Start Times: 11:30-12:30
Grid Ref.: M 545 258
Follow Signs From: R 348 Athenry / Killtullagh Road
Contact 087 6745595 / wego@orienteering.ie
Sun 25 Oct, Liss Ard Estate
Venue: Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen, Cork
Club: BOC
Event: Cork Autumn League / Family Day/No. 8
Start Times: 10:30-13:00
Grid Ref.: W 131 323
Follow Signs From: R596 Castletownshend Road; Skibbereen
Contact 021 4546194 / boc@orienteering.ie
Mon 26 Oct, Mondeligo Wood
Venue: Mondeligo Wood, Currabeha; Fermoy, Cork
Club: BOC
Event: Cork Autumn League / Family Day/No. 9
Start Times: 10:30-13:00
Grid Ref.: W 929 962
Follow Signs From: Fermoy / Tallowbridge Road
Contact 021 4546194 / boc@orienteering.ie
Wed 28 Oct, Rinn na gCros
Venue: Rinn na gCros, Kenmare, Kerry
Club: KerryO
Event: Hallowe’en Fright-O!/
Start Times: 19:00-19:45
Grid Ref.: V 916 710
Follow Signs From: Park on Shelbourne St and access Kenmare Golf Club car park via the Park Hotel (200m)
Contact 087 7628312 / kerryo@orienteering.ie

New fundraising calendar for Junior Squad

The fundraising calendar for Irish Junior squad is on sale now. It is A4 size and will be available at the NI champs/ Middle distance Irish Champs this weekend and at events in the months coming up to Christmas, while stocks last. If you are abroad and would like a copy kept for you or/sent to you please email jk(dot)mccavana(at)gmail(dot)com. It is possible to make a SEPA payment for the calendar.

It costs €10/£8.

The Calendar features photos from the following photographers:-

Philip Baxter,
Allan Bogle,
Liz Deane,
Roger Duff,
John McCullough,
Gerry Meehan,
Bernie O’Boyle,
David Quinn,
John Shiels
Donal Wickham

It was kindly sponsored by the IOA, CompassSport, Fabian 4, Last lap Café, The Great Outdoors, Reads and Meeting 247.

Connaught Championships, 15 Nov 2015, Co. Roscommon

Sligo Orienteering Club are running the Connaught Championships this year in Oakport, Co. Roscommon. SOC are the newest orienteering club in the country and have being working hard to build orienteering in the Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon areas. Note that the early entry fees closing date is 30th October, 11 days.

2015 General Information

2015 Entry Form-2

Date: Sunday 15th November 2015

Venue: Oakport, Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon. Grid Ref.  G  871 054

Start Times: Start times will be from 11am to 12.30pm.


Entries: Entries to Frank Swift, 3 Markievicz Heights, Sligo.

Queries Email: soc@orienteering.ie

 Payment of Fees:  

 up to Fri 30th October 2015:

Adults €18,

Juniors (M/W 18-), Students €10 and M/W65+ €10,

Family €38

Late Fees: up to Fri 6th November 2015:

Adults €25,

Juniors (M/W 18-), Students €15 and M/W65+ €15.00,

Family €43.00


Electronic Punching: Remember to include your SI number on the entry form. SI cards can be hired at €5 each and picked up at registration. Lost cards will be charged at €30 each.


Map: The map scale is 1:10,000 with 5 metre contours. Surveyed and drawn by Padraig Higgins 2015.

Terrain: Mixed runnable forest with good network of roads and paths

  • 20mins WALK TO START


Classes: All classes will be available subject to demand.

Course            Class                                                   Length (Approx)

1          M21L,M35L,M40L                                        9.8k

2          M20A, M18A, M45L, M50L                         8.3k

3          W21L,W35L,M16A,M55L                            7.5k

4          W20A,M60L,M21S                                        6.5k

5          W18A,W40L,M65L,W45L                            5.7k

6          W16A,W50L,W55L,W60L,W21S                 4.1k

7          W65L,M70,W70, 21N                                    3.3k

8          M14,W14,W21N                                            3.2k

9          M12, W12                                                       2.6k

10        M10, W10                                                       2.1k

11        M75,M80, M85,W75,W80                             3.1k


Orienteering is an adventure sport. All competitors take part at their own risk


Orienteering this Sunday, 18th Oct

There are 5 events on Sunday with good national coverage. NOTE – some start times have changed to accommodate those who want to watch a Rugby Match

Sun 18 Oct: Woodstock Gardens & Arbotetum Kilkenny Southeast League – Beginners Welcome
Sun 18 Oct: Ross Castle & Island Kerry ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event
Sun 18 Oct: Rostellan Wood Cork Family Day
Sun 18 Oct: Curragh East Kildare  ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/
Sun 18 Oct: Cleveragh Regional Park & Cairns Wood Sligo  ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/


Sun 18 Oct, Woodstock Gardens & Arbotetum
Venue: Woodstock Gardens & Arbotetum, Inistioge, Kilkenny
Club: WatO
Event: Southeast League/No. 2
Start Times: 11.00-13:00
Grid Ref.: S 640 364
Follow Signs From: Inistioge
Contact 087 2229677 / wato@orienteering.ie

Long course: 7.6 km, 23 controls;

Medium course 4.2 km, 18 controls;

short course 2.2 km, 10 controls.

Sun 18 Oct, Ross Castle & Island
Venue: Ross Castle & Island, Killarney, Kerry
Club: KerryO
Event: Kingdom League / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/No. 1
Start Times: 10.00-11:00
Grid Ref.: V 961 888
Follow Signs From: Follow Signs For ‘Ross Castle & Island’ From Killarney Town Centre
Contact 087 7628312 / kerryo@orienteering.ie
Sun 18 Oct, Rostellan Wood
Venue: Rostellan Wood, Whitegate Road; Midleton, Cork
Club: BOC
Event: Cork Autumn League / Family Day/No. 7
Start Times: 10:30-13:00
Grid Ref.: W 874 664
Follow Signs From: Rostellan Village
Contact 021 4546194 / boc@orienteering.ie
Sun 18 Oct, Curragh East
Venue: Curragh East, Kildare
Club: CNOC
Event: Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/
Start Times: 10:30-12:30
Grid Ref.: N 786 111
Follow Signs From: M7 Junction 12 (Curragh Exit)
Contact 045 867183 / cnoc@orienteering.ie
Sun 18 Oct, Cleveragh Regional Park & Cairns Wood
Venue: Cleveragh Regional Park & Cairns Wood, Cleveragh, Sligo
Club: SligO
Event: Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/
Start Times: 11:00-12:30
Grid Ref.: S 585 951
Follow Signs From: Cleveragh Road
Contact 086 3950582 / soc@orienteering.ie
Details Sigo OC Facebook




Orienteering events this Sunday, 11th Oct ’15

Beginners are always welcome at events, ask for advice at Registration.

Sun 11 Oct: Bushfield Galway ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event
Sun 11 Oct: Toureen Wood Tipperary Munster League, Some courses suitable for Beginners
Sun 11 Oct: Inchydoney Sand Dunes Cork Family Day
Sun 11 Oct: Ballyedmonduff Dublin Leinster League, Some courses suitable for Beginners


Sun 11 Oct, Bushfield
Venue: Bushfield, Loughrea, Galway
Club: WEGO
Event: Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/
Start Times: 11:30-12:30
Grid Ref.: M 628 203
Follow Signs From: R 350 Loughrea / Bullaun Road
Contact 087 6745595 / wego@orienteering.ie
Sun 11 Oct, Toureen Wood
Venue: Toureen Wood, Ballydavid, Tipperary
Club: CorkO
Event: Munster League/No. 6
Start Times: 11:00-13:00
Grid Ref.: S 019 286
Follow Signs From: N24/R640/R639 Roundabout
General: With six courses on offer, there is something to suit everyone, including beginners and those returning to the sport. Come along for a body-brain work-out. details
Contact 086 3062054 / corko@orienteering.ie
Sun 11 Oct, Inchydoney Sand Dunes
Venue: Inchydoney Sand Dunes, Inchydoney, Cork
Club: BOC
Event: Cork Autumn League / Family Day/No. 6
Start Times: 10:30-13:00
Grid Ref.: W 403 385
General: details
Follow Signs From: Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa Hotel
Contact 021 4546194 / boc@orienteering.ie
Sun 11 Oct, Ballyedmonduff
Venue: Ballyedmonduff, Glencullen, Dublin
Club: 3ROC
Event: Leinster League, there are also courses suitable for beginners
Start Times: 11:00-13:00
Grid Ref.: O 186 204
Follow Signs From: Johnnie Fox’s Pub
General: In particular please note the parking and start/finish area are in Ballyedmonduff just over 1km North of Glencullen on the road to Stepaside. Last minute details are at: details
Contact 087 9360308 / 3roc@orienteering.ie




Orienteering in Ireland
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    Irish Sport HQ
    D15 DY62
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