WOC 2016 Starts Tomorrow!

Another year has gone by, and it’s time for WOC 2016, this year being held in Stromstad, Sweden.

Tomorrow, August 20th, sees the 1st race of the World Championships.

1st Race is the Sprint

There will be qualification in the morning with the final later in the day.

Qualification starts at 0800 with the Finals starting from 1400.


In the Women’s race we have Niamh O’Boyle (0806), Caoimhe O’Boyle(0821) and Olivia Baxter(0819) taking part, and in the Men’s race we have Nicolas Simonin (0919), Kevin O’Boyle (0926) and Cillín Corbett (0905).

(Start times in brackets)


www.woc2016.se should have a Live page, with results also available on the IOF page, http://livecenter.orienteering.org/event.php?raceid=691

The Final in the afternoon will have TV coverage, available though the IOF Live Center.


Good luck to our team at WOC 2016,



Major Events Conference 2016

A Major Events Conference will be held on 8 October at the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise starting at 9.30am. Topics to be covered include reviews of IOC 2016 and the Leinster Three Day, allocation of start times, complaints and protests, appointment of Controllers for major events, and planning championship courses. The  presentation on course planning will be given by Brian Bullen who was the joint planner of the Long Distance Event at WOC 2016 in Scotland, and he has extensive experience of planning and controlling major events.
The course should be of interest to all involved in future major events.
The subsidised cost of the course that will include the cost of lunch is E30 and booking can be made at www.ioamajorevents.eventbrite.ie.

NI Long Distance Champs 2016

Entries for the NI Orienteering Champs are now open. The event which is early in the season on Sat 3 Sep (due to VHI scheduling requirements) is very accessible from the south at Rostrevor, Co Down – only a 75min drive beyond Dublin airport.

The event will be on a new map resurveyed with LiDAR base material.

Entries (until Sun 28 Aug) via the event details page:


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WUOC 2016 Update

The Irish team at the World University Orienteering Championships in Miskolc in Hungary returned with some great results.

One highlight being an excellent 33rd place by Eoin McCullough in the Sprint.

The Irish Team were 18th in the Mixed Sprint Relay. In the Middle Distance race there were some very good results from the Irish runners with Colm Moran in 42nd place and Niamh Corbett in 49th place.

The highlight of the week however was the relay, Ireland were 15th in the Men’s Relay and 16th in the Women’s Relay. Congratulations to both teams on their result.

Full results, maps and photos can be found here: http://wuoc2016.hu/index.php/en/

John Mc Cullogh accompanied the team as manager, expect a full report in the next TIO.

Change in Men’s WOC Sprint Selection


Following a successful appeal to the Appeals Panel a change has been made to the WOC 2016 Men’s Sprint team.


Revised Men’s Sprint Team:

Cillin Corbett

Kevin O’Boyle

Nicolas Simonin

Reserve: Jonathan Quinn


Mixed Sprint Relay:

Jonathan Quinn

Along with one other member of the men’s sprint team based on WOC performance.

Two women as per the original selection policy.


The Selection Panel regrets any inconvenience caused to athletes.

We wish all the athletes selected for TEAM IRELAND at WOC 2016 the best of luck.


Helen Baxter

Kyle Heron

Paul O’Sullivan-Hourihan

Orienteering in Ireland
  • Orienteering Ireland
    Irish Sport HQ
    D15 DY62
  • fixtures@orienteering.ie
  • info@orienteering.ie