Orienteering Instructor Course, 6th and 7th May 2017
Orienteering Instructor Level 1 Training Course
Venue: Rockbrook School, Edmonstown Road, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin
Date: Saturday/Sunday, May 6th and 7th, 2017
Cost €120 per person
The award is aimed at club orienteers, teachers, youth leaders and outdoor instructors in a position to introduce beginners to the sport.
Trainee instructors will:
- Be introduced to the Orienteering Ability Awards as a progressive scheme for developing orienteering skills in novice and beginner participants.
- Plan and deliver sessions that introduce the basic understanding of an orienteering map, including map colours and commonly used symbols.
- Explore a range of activities suitable for introducing of orienteering in the classroom, school grounds and in local parks and woods.
- Become familiar with equipment and skills necessary to organise orienteering activities.
- Learn to carry out risk assessments for orienteering activities and how to use course planning tools for organising simple orienteering competitions in private grounds, parks and small woods.
Candidates will be required to complete a logbook and a practical teaching assessment to qualify as an Orienteering Instructor.
Candidates will need to have a basic knowledge of the sport and some event experience prior to the training, ideally this should consist of a minimum of three public events on Orange or Red courses (this is an entry level adult standard).
Course will run from 9.15 – 4.30 each day.
Use the link below to book and pay for your place
Ready to go Orienteering
Ready to Go Orienteering is an Irish Orienteering Association initiative, ﬁnanced by the Dormant Accounts Fund, to introduce and promote the sport into DEIS and RAPID area schools. The programme will run until Oct 2017.
Schools participating in “Ready to Go Orienteering” will receive a orienteering map of their school grounds, a resource pack including extensive games cards, simple maps and orienteering controls and training for teachers.
Initially, Ready to go Orienteering is being rolled out to qualifying DEIS and Rapid Area schools in the Dublin, Cork, Mayo and the South East.
For more information go to ready.orienteering.ie
Events this week
These are the events for the period ending Wednesday 22 March 2017.
There are 3 events this weekend in Ballinascorney Woods near Boghernabreena, Banna Sand Dunes in Kerry and Carrigfadda woods in Cork. They are a combination of come and try it events and family days in Cork and are eminently suitable for beginners.
For more info on schools orienteering in Leinster see here: www.schoolsorienteering.ie
If you want to know more about orienteering have a look here at our videos: https://www.orienteering.ie/video-3
All the events are suitable for beginners, just ask at registration and someone will help you.
Any questions email the organisers or call them through the fixture listing or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sun 19 Mar:||Ballinascorney Woods||Dublin||Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/|
|Sun 19 Mar:||Banna Sand Dunes||Kerry||Kingdom League / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/No. 4|
|Sun 19 Mar:||Carrigfadda Wood||Cork||Cork Spring League / Family Day/No. 3|
|Wed 22 Mar:||Hellfire Wood||Dublin||Leinster Schools Championships (Primary & Secondary)/|
Sun 19 Mar, Ballinascorney Woods
|Venue:||Ballinascorney Woods, Stone Cross, Dublin|
|Event:||Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/|
|Grid Ref.:||O 075 212|
|Follow Signs From:||Bohernabreena|
|Contact||086 3547433 / email@example.com|
Directions from the M50:
Exit the M50 at Junction 12, Ballycullen and proceed in the direction of Oldbawn and Tallaght. Drive past 2 roundabouts and at the next crossroads turn left onto the R114 heading towards Bohernabreena. Stay on the R114 for around 4.5km then take the left turn at the Stone Cross and follow the road for another 2.1km until you reach the forest entrance on your left. Parking is available along this good forest road please follow the parking marshals instructions when locating a parking space. There are a small number of spaces available on the main road also so if parking there please leave gaps between the cars at regular intervals to ensure the free flowing of traffic.
Grid Reference: O 076 208
The event will be signposted from the Bohernabreena junction on the R114.
Start times will be between 11am and 1pm. The courses close at 15:00pm sharp.
There will be 3 Courses on offer:
Course Length Climb Controls
Short 2.0km 75m 8
Medium 3.2km 180m 12
Long 6.2km 290m 16
Map Scale: 1:7,500, Contours: 5m.
Course Fees inclusive of chip hire are as follows:
Family rate €20 (max 2 adults)
The short course is ideal for beginners and small children. The medium course is suitable for novices who wish to have a more challenging course that includes a run through the woods rather than just on the paths and tracks. Both the short and medium courses will have control descriptions in English. The long course is suitable for more experienced competitors.
The terrain will be mostly forest and felled forest. There are some unmarked motorcycle tracks and machinery tracks and it is quite muddy in places.
Don’t forget to download after your event and some light refreshments will be available after your run at registration.
Any Scout Leaders thinking of bringing a group of Scouts, please contact the Planner or Organiser in advance in order to get an idea of numbers.
Planner: Eileen Walsh 087 616 4244
Controller: Melanie Walsh and Frank Brazil
Organiser: Melanie Walsh 087 841 9517
Sun 19 Mar, Banna Sand Dunes
|Venue:||Banna Sand Dunes, Ardfert, Kerry|
|Event:||Kingdom League / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/No. 4|
|Grid Ref.:||Q 753 222|
|Follow Signs From:||R551 Tralee / Ballyheigue Road; Just North Of Ardfert|
|Contact||087 7628312 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
Sun 19 Mar, Carrigfadda Wood
|Venue:||Carrigfadda Wood, Rosscarbery, Cork|
|Event:||Cork Spring League / Family Day/No. 3|
|Grid Ref.:||W 253 423|
|Follow Signs From:||R599 Clonakilty / Dunmanway Road|
|Contact||021 4546194 / email@example.com|
CARRIGFADDA Coillte Forest Recreation Area, off Clonakilty / Dunmanway road via Reenascreena (W253423). Parking & Registration at Carrigfadda Church. Contours from LIDAR. Cork Spring league & Family Day
Wed 22 Mar, Hellfire Wood
|Venue:||Hellfire Wood, Killakee, Dublin|
|Event:||Leinster Schools Championships (Primary & Secondary)/|
|Grid Ref.:||O 120 237|
|Follow Signs From:||M50 Junction 12|
|Contact||087 9873200 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
Irish Junior Squad sponsored by Franc! (And Time Trial)
The IOA are extremely proud to announce that the new junior squad jacket has been sponsored by Franc who specialises in Luxury wedding planning. For more info on Franc, look here: http://eventsbyfranc.com. Thanks to Eadaoin Morrish and Anyta Richardson for supplying the Siven© Jackets to the Juniors.
The IJS spent the morning competing against each other in the annual time trial to see whose the fastest and who they want to beat in the coming year. Dependent on age they do 1, 2, 3 or 4 laps in the Phoenix Park.
Many thanks to Mike Long, Director of Junior Representative Orienteering and of course Ruth Lynam for planning todays time trial. The IOA in in the debt of these two extraordinary people.
Hopefully we can attract more juniors to the ranks. If your child likes to orienteer and is 10 years old or older then there is a place in the junior squad for them.
Contact Mike Long: email@example.com
Some Pictures of todays event:
Results of the time trial today are below, and the splits are up on winsplits at:
11th March 2017
3-Kevin O’ Boyle-M21-CNOC-24:41
1-Hans Van Gelderen-M12-GEN-08:02
4-Sam van Gelderen-M14-GEN-08:40
PE EXPO 2017
The IOA were represented at the PE EXPO 2017 by Lindie Naughton, John Mc Cullough, Aine Joyce and Miriam van Gelderen who also planned the sample event on offer. The map was surveyed and drawn by Laurence Quinn.
Course: 770m (approx)
Photos ©Lindie Naughton, 2017
PE Expo 2017 – SPORTident results
|PE Expo 2017||Trinity Community School Ballymun|
|results||created by Ór|
|2||Jason Histon||M16||St Peters||09:08|
|3||Cathal Taaffe||M16||St Peters||09:46|
|4||Craig Murphy||M14||St Peters||11:54|
|5||Eoin Higgins||M16||St Peters||11:55|
|5||Barry Vosloo||M14||St Peters||11:55|
|7||katelyn Mullin||W14||St Peters||12:07|
|8||cara patterson||W14||St Peters||12:08|
|9||Ciara Keenan||W14||St Peters||12:12|
|10||Erin McKinney||W14||St Peters||12:21|
|11||Leah Kirwan||W16||St Peters||12:30|
|12||Caoimhe Sheerin||W16||Colaiste Cholmcille||12:38|
|13||Jamie McElwain||M12||St Macartans College||13:09|
|14||Ailish & Sinead||W10||Scaol an Seachtar L||18:42|
|15||Gloria Nwaedozie||W12||St Peters||19:33|
|16||Rebecca Stokes||W14||St Peters||19:38|
|17||Niall & Finn||M10||Scaol an Seachtar L||20:33|
|19||Ana Keon||M16||Colaiste Cholmcille||20:41|
|20||Anna & khandi||W10||Scaol an Seachtar L||21:12|
|21||Oisin||M14||O Carolan College||1353:49|
|Sean & Ben||M10||Scaol an Seachtar L||DNF|
|Claire Murphy & Mollie Turner||W14||St Dominics College||DNF|
|Gillian Murphy & dora medgyesy||W14||St Dominics College||DNF|
|hope onah||W14||St Peters||DNF|
|Precious Akinsanya||W14||St Peters||DNF|
|Cliodhna & Fionn||Scaol an Seachtar L||DNF|
|favour nduwuba||W14||St Peters||DNF|
|Holly Reddin||W14||St Peters||DNF|
|Luke Tett||M16||St Peters||DNF|
|Jack Stapleton||M16||St Peters||DNF|
|Niamh Alcock||W14||St Dominics College||DNF|
|Emma McGarry||W14||St Dominics College||DNF|
|Aoife Cullen||W14||St Dominics College||DNF|
|Caoimhe Sheeran||W16||Colaiste Cholmcille||DNF|
|Rachel Sheenan||W16||O Carolan College||DNF|
PE Expo 2017 – SPORTident results
|PE Expo 2017||Trinity Community School Ballymun|
|SPORTident results||created by Ór|
Pl Stno Name/Club Class Time PE Expo (40) 750 m 0 Cm 7 C
|2||15||Jason Histon||M16||09:08||00:50||01:45||02:29||05:07||05:32||07:40||08:51||09:08||00:50||00:55||00:44||02:38||00:25||02:08||01:11||00:17||3||14||Cathal Taaffe||M16||09:46||01:24||02:16||02:59||05:38||06:11||08:12||09:22||09:46||01:24||00:52||00:43||02:39||00:33||02:01||01:10||00:24||4||35||Craig Murphy||M14||11:54||01:13||02:13||03:05||06:08||06:49||09:17||11:14||11:54||05:32||01:13||01:00||00:52||03:03||00:41||02:28||01:57||00:40||187||5||16||Eoin Higgins||M16||11:55||01:10||02:31||03:34||06:09||07:01||09:17||11:18||11:55||01:10||01:21||01:03||02:35||00:52||02:16||02:01||00:37||5||36||Barry Vosloo||M14||11:55||01:12||02:19||03:05||06:07||06:53||09:17||11:14||11:55||05:32||01:12||01:07||00:46||03:02||00:46||02:24||01:57||00:41||187||7||26||katelyn Mullin||W14||12:07||00:46||02:12||03:08||05:58||07:21||10:33||11:44||12:07||00:46||01:26||00:56||02:50||01:23||03:12||01:11||00:23||8||27||cara patterson||W14||12:08||00:50||02:15||03:13||05:57||07:24||10:33||11:47||12:08||00:50||01:25||00:58||02:44||01:27||03:09||01:14||00:21||9||39||Ciara Keenan||W14||12:12||01:54||02:54||04:11||07:11||07:56||10:26||11:51||12:12||01:54||01:00||01:17||03:00||00:45||02:30||01:25||00:21||10||40||Erin McKinney||W14||12:21||01:50||02:55||04:05||07:04||07:52||10:14||11:44||12:21||01:50||01:05||01:10||02:59||00:48||02:22||01:30||00:37||11||1||Leah Kirwan||W16||12:30||01:24||02:40||03:56||08:28||09:10||11:03||11:59||12:30||01:24||01:16||01:16||04:32||00:42||01:53||00:56||00:31||12||19||Caoimhe Sheerin||W16||12:38||01:24||02:39||03:51||08:20||09:07||10:59||12:04||12:38||01:24||01:15||01:12||04:29||00:47||01:52||01:05||00:34||13||25||Jamie McElwain||M12||13:09||03:45||04:53||06:55||08:22||09:12||11:38||12:42||13:09||03:45||01:08||02:02||01:27||00:50||02:26||01:04||00:27||14||32||Ailish & Sinead||W10||18:42||02:02||04:40||06:01||13:08||13:44||16:06||17:56||18:42||02:02||02:38||01:21||07:07||00:36||02:22||01:50||00:46||15||22||Gloria Nwaedozie||W12||19:33||00:51||01:57||07:14||14:45||15:18||17:22||18:58||19:33||00:51||01:06||05:17||07:31||00:33||02:04||01:36||00:35||16||21||Rebecca Stokes||W14||19:38||00:51||01:56||07:19||14:45||15:16||17:25||19:02||19:38||00:51||01:05||05:23||07:26||00:31||02:09||01:37||00:36||17||29||Niall & Finn||M10||20:33||—-||14:25||—-||—-||—-||—-||—-||20:33||03:16||03:45||05:33||09:21||13:34||14:25||06:08||187||184||186||185||183||18||45||AN Other||20:37||01:35||03:20||05:24||10:39||12:44||15:56||19:55||20:37||01:35||01:45||02:04||05:15||02:05||03:12||03:59||00:42||19||20||Ana Keon||M16||20:41||01:38||03:23||05:33||10:49||12:46||16:02||19:57||20:41||01:38||01:45||02:10||05:16||01:57||03:16||03:55||00:44||20||30||Anna & khandi||W10||21:12||11:09||—-||—-||—-||—-||19:45||—-||21:12||00:34||01:54||07:03||08:05||09:01||11:09||08:36||01:27||187||182||184||185||187||21||11||Oisin||M14||1353:49||—-||—-||—-||—-||—-||—-||—-||1353:49||1075:19||1094:58||1220:39||1224:51||1353:49||161||162||164||165||33||Sean & Ben||M10||DNF||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||38||Claire Murphy & Mollie Turner||W14||DNF||01:41||06:17||07:09||12:00||—–||—–||—–||—–||01:41||04:36||00:52||04:51||37||Gillian Murphy & dora medgyesy||W14||DNF||—–||03:51||04:47||07:38||08:07||09:38||—–||12:51||00:52||03:51||00:56||02:51||00:29||01:31||03:13||187||42||hope onah||W14||DNF||—–||02:52||03:43||—–||—–||—–||06:51||07:43||02:52||00:51||03:08||00:52||41||Precious Akinsanya||W14||DNF||—–||03:39||04:45||—–||—–||—–||07:36||08:27||03:39||01:06||02:51||00:51||31||Cliodhna & Fionn||DNF||11:31||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||21:21||03:20||11:31||09:50||186||34||favour nduwuba||W14||DNF||01:16||02:31||03:22||06:17||07:05||09:51||—–||12:58||05:33||01:16||01:15||00:51||02:55||00:48||02:46||03:07||187||44||An Other||DNF||11:09||—–||—–||—–||—–||19:45||—–||21:12||00:34||01:54||07:03||08:05||09:01||11:09||08:36||01:27||187||182||184||185||187||46||AN Other||DNF||—–||14:25||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||20:33||03:16||03:45||05:33||09:21||13:34||14:25||06:08||187||184||186||185||183||24||Holly Reddin||W14||DNF||00:49||02:19||03:33||05:54||06:48||08:32||—–||10:51||00:49||01:30||01:14||02:21||00:54||01:44||02:19||23||Kayleigh Lacerda||W14||DNF||00:50||02:18||03:30||05:54||06:42||08:32||—–||10:45||00:50||01:28||01:12||02:24||00:48||01:50||02:13||43||An Other||DNF||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||13||Luke Tett||M16||DNF||01:33||03:03||03:46||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||01:33||01:30||00:43||17||Jack Stapleton||M16||DNF||01:37||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||01:37||8||Niamh Alcock||W14||DNF||01:54||—–||05:02||06:56||07:31||11:04||16:35||—-||00:47||08:31||01:54||03:08||01:54||00:35||03:33||05:31||182||187||9||Emma McGarry||W14||DNF||01:51||—–||06:16||09:17||09:48||11:09||—–||12:42||00:52||02:38||01:51||04:25||03:01||00:31||01:21||01:33||182||187||10||Aoife Cullen||W14||DNF||01:51||—–||06:21||09:21||09:48||11:10||—–||12:40||00:53||02:36||01:51||04:30||03:00||00:27||01:22||01:30||182||187||28||Caoimhe Sheeran||W16||DNF||01:51||—–||05:03||06:45||07:15||11:03||—–||13:25||00:45||08:11||01:51||03:12||01:42||00:30||03:48||02:22||182||187||5||Rachel Sheenan||W16||DNF||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||—–||58:08||03:34||04:56||06:55||09:35||11:54||20:01||58:08||154||155||167||168||156||158||22:57||24:48||25:57||30:14||33:54||37:23||41:14||45:24||47:55||52:57||56:39||57:36|
Munster Schools Primary & Secondary Championships
600 Primary and Post Primary Children competed at Trabolgan Holiday Village.
The Team behind the event.
L – R
Jim Callanan – controller.
Andrew Cox – Irish Orienteering Schools Group.
Donal O’Sullivan – General manager Trabolgan Holiday Village.
Liam O’Brien – planner.
Brendan Wall – Organiser.
Willie Fitzgerald – Organiser.
Paul O’S-Hourihan, Chairperson, Irish Orienteering Association
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the event.
Events up to Wednesday March 8th
There are events in Meath, Roscommon, Cork and Wexford in the coming week.
The event coming up on March 4th is a Meath Local Sports partnership/Fingal O event. It is not suitable for regular orienteers.
It is part of a sports taster series.
There will only be a easy Yellow level course on offer on the day, with a last start at 12.15pm, precisely. The participants will then proceed to GAA and Soccer .
Fingal intend to use these events as a lead in to our regular Meath Summer Series events at Dalgan Park and Dunshaughlin in June and the
Tuesday evening events in July and August.
They are intended to try to promote the sport in Co. Meath
The Strokes town, Seefin and JFK Arboretum events are regular orienteering events and are suitable for beginners, just ask someone at registration and they will help you.
The schools event in Trabolgan Holiday village is hosted by The Irish Orienteering Schools Group and is a championship event for Munster schools.
Any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sat 4 Mar:||Blackwater Park||Meath||Meath Sports Partnership / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/No. 2|
|Sun 5 Mar:||Strokestown House & Park||Roscommon||Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/|
|Sun 5 Mar:||Seefin (Nagles)||Cork||Munster League/No. 3|
|Sun 5 Mar:||John F. Kennedy Arboretum||Wexford||Southeast League/No. 5|
|Sun 5 Mar:||Liss Ard Estate||Cork||Cork Spring League / Family Day/No. 1|
|Tue 7 Mar:||Trabolgan Holiday Village||Cork||Munster Schools Championships (Primary & Secondary)/|
Sat 4 Mar, Blackwater Park
|Venue:||Blackwater Park, Navan, Meath|
|Event:||Meath Sports Partnership / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/No. 2|
|Grid Ref.:||N 862 687|
|Follow Signs From:||N51 / R147 Junction|
|Contact||086 1662871 / email@example.com|
Sun 5 Mar, Strokestown House & Park
|Venue:||Strokestown House & Park, Strokestown, Roscommon|
|Event:||Non-league / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event/|
|Grid Ref.:||M 935 808|
|Follow Signs From:||N5|
|Contact||086 3950582 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
Sun 5 Mar, Seefin (Nagles)
|Venue:||Seefin (Nagles), Ballyhooly, Cork|
|Event:||Munster League/No. 3|
|Grid Ref.:||W 668 961|
|Follow Signs From:||Killavullen; N72 Fermoy / Mallow Road|
|Contact||086 3062054 / email@example.com|
Sun 5 Mar, John F. Kennedy Arboretum
|Venue:||John F. Kennedy Arboretum, New Ross, Wexford|
|Event:||Southeast League/No. 5|
|Grid Ref.:||S 728 195|
|Follow Signs From:||Park Entrance|
|Contact||087 2229677 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
Sun 5 Mar, Liss Ard Estate
|Venue:||Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen, Cork|
|Event:||Cork Spring League / Family Day/No. 1|
|Grid Ref.:||W 131 323|
|Follow Signs From:||R596 Castletownshend Road; Skibbereen|
|Contact||021 4546194 / email@example.com|
Tue 7 Mar, Trabolgan Holiday Village
|Venue:||Trabolgan Holiday Village, Whitegate, Cork|
|Event:||Munster Schools Championships (Primary & Secondary)/|
|Grid Ref.:||W 837 610|
|Follow Signs From:||Whitegate|
|Contact||086 0851128 / firstname.lastname@example.org|