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We’re hiring!

Orienteering Ireland are delighted to announce that we are in a position to hire a Regional Development Officer for the Greater Dublin area.

If you or someone you know might be interested in applying for this role, we would love to hear from them.

Why Work With Us?

Competitive salary.

Flexible working arrangements.

Working in a task and goal orientated environment.

Working in a collaborative environment where new ideas are encouraged to achieve our goals!

Any queries can be sent to vacancies@orienteering.ie

The Role Description can be found below:

Entries closing for the Irish Orienteering Championships

Entries for the Irish Orienteering Championships are closing on Sunday 14th April.

Relay entries have an extension until Tuesday 23d April.

Entry details and other information is at: https://ioc.orienteering.ie/home

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Now it’s time to register to Jukola relay 2024!

World’s largest orienteering relay, Lakia-Jukola will be run in Kauhava, Finland 15.-16.6.2024. The first and the cheapest registration period will close this upcoming Friday 2nd Feb at 11.59 pm. Remember to register your team and additional services like tent places and pay the registration fee by then.

Go to the registration HERE

Check out the Event Invitation HERE

SHI 2024 Selection Policy

The Senior Home International is taking place on the 7th/8th September in Scotland. It will consist of a Relay race on the Saturday and an Individual race on the Sunday.

Team will consist of: 6 x M21, 6 x W21, 3 x M20, 3 x W20

The purpose of this policy:

  • To enable the selectors to select the best possible team
  • To provide eligible athletes an opportunity to claim a place in the team

Selection criteria:

  • Selectors are Susan Lambe, Philip Baxter and Dave Masterson.
  • The team will be announced at the end of June 2024.
  • Athletes must declare themselves available for selection by Sunday 26th May 2024
  • W/M18s can declare themselves available for selection, as long as they are aged 18 or over
    by the date of travel
  • If W/M20s want to be considered for 21s they should declare for both 20s and 21s.
  • It is recommended that you run in the age class you wish to be selected for, or where relevant
    you run the same course (eg if 18s run the same course as 20s).
  • Athletes must inform Susan Lambe of any illness or injury before any particular selection race.
  • A senior member of the selected team will be asked to act as Team Manager over the
    weekend.
  • In the case of withdrawals, the selectors will select a suitable replacement using all selection
    races (below).
  • We will select the team with the aim of achieving the strongest set of results. Athletes may
    be selected to gain experience, and we would encourage all older juniors to consider putting
    themselves forward for selection.
  • It is each athlete’s responsibility to ensure they are eligible to compete for Ireland on the date
    of the competition – see rules on the British Orienteering website https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/home_internationals

The first 4 places in the W/M 21 team and the first 2 places in the W/M 20 team will be selected
using selection races 1-3 (listed below). To fill the remaining places selectors will look at all known
form, particularly from races 1-3 & a-b (listed below). Please note that athletes may be selected if
the selectors feel that they will help improve the team’s results. When it has not been possible to
select a full team from the named races an athlete may be selected to gain experience.

Please note the SHI is a self-funded event. You may be eligible to apply for funding from clubs, councils
etc. NI athletes are welcome to read the NIOA policy on International Representation.

Races to be considered for selectionRaces to be considered for all known form
JK Middle & Long (30th & 31st Mar)
Leinster Champs (16th Apr) OR NI
Champs (2nd Mar) (if LOC not
suitable)
IOC Middle & Long (4th & 5th May)
a. JK & IOC Relay (1st Apr & 6th May)
b. Any WRE (Long/Middle) before 16th June 2024

Official policy downloadable below.

Last chance for O clubs

Less than 8 weeks to go for your sports club to be in with a chance to win €5000

Enter on the www.texacosupportforsport.com website.

View this email in your browserTexaco Launches Fourth Support for Sport Initiative Texaco Support for Sport is now open for entries.

We have €130,000 to share equally between 26 sports clubs in 26 counties irrespective of sporting discipline.

That’s a €5000 award to each successful club.Find out more here or once you’ve registered with us, simply follow the steps below and apply at www.TexacoSupportforSport.com before 31st January 2024.



REGISTER NOW

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Any sport.  Every county.   Our mailing address is:
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Support for Sport

This may be of some interest to clubs. It looks like a great opportunity.

View this email in your browserTexaco Launches Fourth Support for Sport Initiative Texaco Support for Sport is now open for entries.

We have €130,000 to share equally between 26 sports clubs in 26 counties irrespective of sporting discipline.

That’s a €5000 award to each successful club.
Find out more here or once you’ve registered with us, simply follow the steps below and apply at www.TexacoSupportforSport.com before 31st January 2024.
REGISTER NOWWe look forward to hearing from you.

  Texaco Support for Sport
   
Any sport.  Every county.   Our mailing address is:
Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited
1st Floor, Block B
Liffey Valley Office Campus
Quarryvale
Dublin 22

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Social Media Workshop for Orienteering Clubs.

It is becoming increasingly important that clubs use social media to advertise and promote their orienteering activities with the aim of attracting a wider audience to our sport.

For this purpose Orienteering Ireland is running another 1 hour social media workshop on:

Tuesday 14th November 7pm – 8pm.

Mark Stephens will look at social media talk, covering posts, stories, reels, when best to use each feature, and their differences.

The workshop will also look at Canva, and how to put text together with images.

Clubs attending should have set up an Instagram account and Facebook page beforehand.

Ideally each club will have a minimum of one person attending, who will be happy to take on the role of the club’s social media accounts.

The registration form below also gives you the opportunity to ask questions in advance of the workshop.


Regional Development Officers

This week OI was delighted to reengage the services of Déirdre & Mark for another year. Déirdre & Mark have put a Trojan effort into developing how we deliver our programmes and look forward to their revised roles as Regional Development Officers (RDO).

OI will be in contact with clubs about how we aim to assist you further with our RDOs over the coming months to promote and support our sport across Ireland.

Déirdre & Mark – Regional Development Officers

Looking for helpers! – Be Active Festival

We have been invited by Sport Ireland to run an activity in the Sport Ireland Campus on Sunday 24-SEP-2023 as part of the Be Active Festival. Last year, 1,500 people attended the Orienteering stand at this festival and took part in a 30m x 30m maze. Final details for this year have not yet been confirmed but it is quite likely a similar layout as last year. 

We are looking for around 8 people to work for OI and help run the activity and the only requirement is that you are enthusiastic about orienteering! You would be involved in – getting people started on the maze, general crowd control, download, pack down, handing out leaflets, etc. Most likely 9am-4pm.

If you are interested in working at the festival please let me Mark know at markstephens@orienteering.ie, or if you have someone in mind who would suit this work then tell them to get in touch.

Keep in mind this will clash with the Fingal Newbridge Scatter Event.

VHI – Call for runners!

In need of a W35 and an M35 runner for the VHI in October.

Dates: 30 Sep and 1 Oct 2023

Venue: Forest of Dean (Mallard’s Pike) in conjunction with the Caddihoe Chase.

Location: South Wales. Accommodation booked and plenty of Irish Team members to travel with, both from Belfast and Dublin areas. It’s a Middle Distance and a Relay event usually good fun while gaining a cap for Ireland Vets!

If you have competed at IOC and JK level, BOF or IOF registered that would be interested please contact Sharon at: vhi@niorienteering.org.uk

W/M40 willing to run up is also very acceptable.

Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland