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Almost a year has passed since we marked the lack of IOC 2020 with a virtual relay, we never thought we would be in a similar place a year later. We are in the process of planning another Virtual Relay with perhaps a few differences this year, so we would like to spread the word so you can begin to gather expressions of interest within your clubs, friends and families.
The AGM of the IOA will take place on Saturday 29th May at 5pm. We will be using Zoom again this year. The Registration details will be available later. The Agenda, Proposals and Committee Candidate details will be communicated on or before 8th May. Register for the AGM at the link below. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuf-6rqzMpGd2rbxxow3P1emf3kjhnqkQi After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Bookings for Safeguarding courses is now open for 19th April and 26th April. This course is a legal requirement for all parents attending Junior Training and is recommended for all committee members. It is also necessary for Club Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Officers and for those involved in Schools Orienteering. The course starts at 6.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. The cost is €10. There is a reduced price for
Join us throughout April for our MapRun Challenge. A bit of orienteering fun for everyone, perfect for runners, walkers, young and old(er), families or individuals, just get out and have some fun, try something new or refresh your orienteering skills! We’d love to see what you get up to, so… Download the MapRun6 app. Select one of our weekly highlighted maps (if they are within your 5km) or pick another
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Irish Orienteering Championships have had to be postponed once again. The new plan is that Kerry & Cork Orienteers will host the championships on the May Bank Holiday 2022. We hope to be out and enjoying regular events in the not too distant future but in the meantime do take the opportunity to get out and try the April MapRun Challenge. See the orienteering
We’re seeking your help to promote the sport of orienteering in Ireland! We’d love to see your orienteering photos, whether it be the fast running elites, or everyday orienteering depicting the sports inclusiveness and diversity of participation. We would like to supplement the bank of professional orienteering photos that we have by running a photo and video competition. The competition will be run for the month of April 2021 and
Bookings for Safeguarding courses are now open for 19th April and 26th April. This course is recommended for all committee members and is necessary for Club Children’s Officer and Designated Liaison Officers and for those involved in Schools Orienteering. The course starts at 6.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. The cost is €10. There is a reduced price for students of €5. Over 18’s only. Safeguarding workshops are recognised by both
As many of you know the “Ready to go Orienteering” programme is now in its 5th year. It is a programme to teach Orienteering in schools, first to teachers and they in turn teach their students. Disadvantaged schools are the main focus of this programme. Our courses have moved online because of Covid-19 restrictions. But we hope to continue with face to face training courses in September 2021. We have