Orienteering Ireland Awards Archive

Old Nominations

 

2013 AGM

 

Mactire Trophy

Laurence and Jonathan Quinn and Aoife McCavana nominated by GEN

On behalf of GEN, I would like to nominate juniors Laurence Quinn, Jonathan Quinn and Aoife McCavana for the Mactire Trophy for winning the Ad Hoc Class in the JK relays, 2012.

Conor Short nominated by Bernie O’Boyle

I wish to nominate Conor Short of CNOC for the Mactire Award. Conor competed in last years JWOC in Slovakia as an M20.
His result was an outstanding 25th in the Middle Distance ‘A’ Final from a total pool of over 170 competitors.

 

Silva Trophy

Frank Ryan nominated by Aonghus O’Cleirigh

I nominate Frank Ryan for the Silva Trophy for the development of orienteering, specifically the introduction of orienteering to a new part of the country – Connemara.  The areas near Oughtarard used for the Irish (Shamrock) 3-day last year and IOC this year introduced new orienteering terrain of high quality.  In addition Frank works with a very small team to organise the Connaght Championships annually, a Shamrock 3-day event every 2 years, and an IOC every 4 years, an inspiring feat.

Frank was nominated for the same award last year.

 Lawrence Quinn nominated by Paul Keville

Lawrence Quinn for his new and updated maps to international sprint standard. E.g Marley park. and the Blanchardstown urban orienteering map.

 Sean Cotter nominated by Terry Ley

I would like to nominate Sean Cotter for all the mapping he has done over the years in both Cork O and for BOC over the Years

 

Silva Award

Pat O’Connor nominated by WATO

I would like to nominate Pat O’Connor of Waterford Orienteering Club for his outstanding work over the past 30 years.
He was a founding member of Waterford Orienteering Club in 1985 and has kept it going ever since. He arrived at the sport via the Scouts where he has remained an important leader to this day. He has been responsible for mapping and co-mapping a large number of the southeast areas that we currently use. He has planned several Championship events in the Comeraghs. He was a member of the IOA and  MOA committees in the early 1990′s as treasurer and chairperson at different stages.

 Ruth Lynam nominated by Jackie McCavana

We would like to nominate Ruth Lynam for this award.  Her contribution to the juniors has been colossal. Over the seven years as junior officer, she was extremely generous with her time and energy in sharing her expertise with the juniors. Her commitment  has resulted in a strong committed band of juniors who have and will move on to elite level, well prepared to take on the challenges at that level and compete for Ireland.  Her dedication continues in supporting the squad, much to the delight of all.

2014 AGM

 

 

Old Awards

 

Silva Trophy

Awarded for the development of orienteering – achieving something that will grow the sport.

Silva Award:Some examples are: a new map; a new technology; bringing orienteering to a new part of the
country; introducing a new group to the sport; revitalising a neglected area of the sport; enhancing
the social aspects of the sport.

Eligibility:
– Once five years have passed a person is again eligible to win an award that they have won before
– Serving IOA committee members cannot receive the Silva Trophy or Silva Award, but they can receive the Mactire Trophy.

Nominations:
– must be from an IOA affiliated club or a member of an IOA affiliated club and they do not need to be seconded
– must contain a short description of why the nominee should receive the award – typically this will be two or three sentences.

– should indicate if the person was nominated unsuccessfully in a previous year
– must clearly state which of the three awards the nomination is for

– must be submitted by the closing date
– should be for an individual – group nominations are discouraged
– will be published on orienteering.ie in advance of the award ceremony
– cannot be from a current Judge or from a current member of the IOA Executive committee

Judges:
– the previous year’s award winners will form a committee with three equal votes and will select the winners of this year’s three awards
– if committee members are unavailable then the IOA chairman will nominate alternative members
– the judges’ decision is final
– if the judges feel that a nominee has been put forward for an incorrect category then they can re-assign the nomination to any other category
– group awards are discouraged – the judges should strive to select individual winners
– if there are no nominations, or if the Judges feel that the nominees are not of the required standard, then an award may not be given.

Awards:
– will be publicised on orienteering.ie and elsewhere
– should be given out at the AGM of the IOA, unless there is a good logistical reason for choosing another occasion
– will be kept safe by the winners and returned to the IOA administrative assistant in good time for the next award ceremony.

 

Silva Award

warded for the administration of orienteering at a local or national level, or for involvement in the staging of a major event.

Silva TrophyEligibility:

– Once five years have passed a person is again eligible to win an award that they have won before
– Serving IOA committee members cannot receive the Silva Trophy or Silva Award, but they can receive the Mactire Trophy.

Nominations:
– must be from an IOA affiliated club or a member of an IOA affiliated club and they do not need to be seconded
– must contain a short description of why the nominee should receive the award – typically this will be two or three sentences.

– should indicate if the person was nominated unsuccessfully in a previous year
– must clearly state which of the three awards the nomination is for

– must be submitted by the closing date
– should be for an individual – group nominations are discouraged
– will be published on orienteering.ie in advance of the award ceremony
– cannot be from a current Judge or from a current member of the IOA Executive committee

Judges:
– the previous year’s award winners will form a committee with three equal votes and will select the winners of this year’s three awards
– if committee members are unavailable then the IOA chairman will nominate alternative members
– the judges’ decision is final
– if the judges feel that a nominee has been put forward for an incorrect category then they can re-assign the nomination to any other category
– group awards are discouraged – the judges should strive to select individual winners
– if there are no nominations, or if the Judges feel that the nominees are not of the required standard, then an award may not be given.

Awards:
– will be publicised on orienteering.ie and elsewhere
– should be given out at the AGM of the IOA, unless there is a good logistical reason for choosing another occasion
– will be kept safe by the winners and returned to the IOA administrative assistant in good time for the next award ceremony.

 

Mac Tire Trophy

Awarded for achievement in orienteering competition by a member of an IOA affiliated club in the previous calendar year, in any age category, in any orienteering discipline, anywhere.Mactire Trophy

Eligibility:
– Once five years have passed a person is again eligible to win an award that they have won before
– Serving IOA committee members cannot receive the Silva Trophy or Silva Award, but they can receive the Mactire Trophy.

Nominations:
– must be from an IOA affiliated club or a member of an IOA affiliated club and they do not need to be seconded
– must contain a short description of why the nominee should receive the award – typically this will be two or three sentences.

– should indicate if the person was nominated unsuccessfully in a previous year
– must clearly state which of the three awards the nomination is for

– must be submitted by the closing date
– should be for an individual – group nominations are discouraged
– will be published on orienteering.ie in advance of the award ceremony
– cannot be from a current Judge or from a current member of the IOA Executive committee

Judges:
– the previous year’s award winners will form a committee with three equal votes and will select the winners of this year’s three awards
– if committee members are unavailable then the IOA chairman will nominate alternative members
– the judges’ decision is final
– if the judges feel that a nominee has been put forward for an incorrect category then they can re-assign the nomination to any other category
– group awards are discouraged – the judges should strive to select individual winners
– if there are no nominations, or if the Judges feel that the nominees are not of the required standard, then an award may not be given.

Awards:
– will be publicised on orienteering.ie and elsewhere
– should be given out at the AGM of the IOA, unless there is a good logistical reason for choosing another occasion
– will be kept safe by the winners and returned to the IOA administrative assistant in good time for the next award ceremony.