WOC 2022 Kicks Off Sunday
The 1st Sprint World Orienteering Championships starts on Sunday (June 26th) with the Sprint Relay, Tuesday (June 28th) sees the first Knockout Sprint competition at a World Championships, and the championships conclude on Thursday (June 30th) with the Sprint.
In a change to the team selected, we will have a Sprint Relay team with Josh O’Sullivan Hourihan & Colm Moran being joined by Clodagh Moran & Eadaoin McCavana. Kevin O’Boyle will be running the individual races with Josh and Colm.
The races can be followed from the IOF website.
Good luck to those taking part.
Sport Ireland National Development Officer Conference
A hugely successful inaugural Sport Ireland National Development Officer Conference took place in Dublin on 8/9 June, which was attended by Orienteering Ireland’s coordinators Déirdre Ní Challanáin and Mark Stephens. They were part of a 160 strong delegate from National Governing Bodies, and Local Sports Partnerships from across Ireland, where the real focus over the duration of the conference was on collaboration and making connections. Presentations showcased the successes of previous and ongoing collaborations, highlighted promoting diversity and inclusion in sport, gave an insight into a new data evaluation dashboard being developed by Sport Ireland, and got delegates learning and thinking about programme design. Well done Sport Ireland for hosting this innovative conference and we look forward to continued collaboration work between Orienteering Ireland and other sporting organisations in the country.