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The Irish Orienteering Association is seeking to recruit someone on a part-time basis to assist us in promoting orienteering and increasing participation in the sport. Applicants should submit a cover letter and an up-to-date CV to osec@orienteering by the 11th August. The cover letter should address the essential criteria and explain why they believe that their skills and experience meet the requirements of the position. The CV should include two referees,
The Junior Home International is scheduled for October 9-10th in Southeast England. The selection policy for this event can be downloaded above. In particular note that the event in Woodburn Forest (Co. Down) on July 24th and Fauna Wood (Co. Wicklow) on September 5th are selection races for the JHI, with additional details regarding same in the selection policy document.
There was some doubt as to whether a team of Juniors would be able to travel to Lithuania for European Youth Orienteering Championships in late August, however some new information has allowed this to be revised. This is subject to Government guidelines on travel being lifted and remaining lifted from July 19th. We have not ruled out sending a team, if anyone is interested in going, could they please contact
The World Orienteering Championships start tomorrow, July 3rd, in the Czech Republic with the Sprint. Qualification is in the morning with the final in the afternoon for the top 15 in each of the 3 qualification heats. Ireland has Paul Pruzina, Kevin O’Boyle & Josh O’Sullivan-Hourihan running the sprint. Start Times: Paul – 08:05 Josh – 08:12 Kevin – 08:28 On Tuesday (July 6th) there is the Middle distance race.
Junior Home International – England – October. The Junior Squad selectors are hoping it will be possible to send a team to the Junior Home International (JHI), to be held in Surrey in South East England on 9-10 October.   The team is made up of 24 members – 4 in each age class M/W14, M/W16 and M/W18. All juniors, whether or not already involved with the Squad, are eligible for
A date for your diary, 14th July 2021 from 7pm to 8pm. There will be a presentation/workshop on using the new SportIdent Contactless Cards (SIAC’s) Sport Ireland have provided grant aid for Contactless punching in orienteering, this will mean no touching of controls and less crowding at controls. There will be a presentation on the technical aspects of using SIAC’s and setting up controls, followed by a discussion about implementing
The TEAM IRELAND selection for WOC 2021 Czech Republic is as follows: MenSprint: Kevin O’BoyleJosh O’Sullivan-HourihanPaul Pružina Middle: Josh O’Sullivan-HourihanPaul PružinaConor ShortRes: Kevin O’Boyle Long: Colm MoranRes: Paul Pružina Relay: Colm MoranPaul PružinaConor ShortRes: Josh O’Sullivan-HourihanRunning Order TBC Note: No female athletes put themselves forward for selection this year. The selection panel would like to acknowledge the high level of commitment and effort shown by the athletes in this year’s
After many days of rumination the judges have announced the winners of the Photography competition which ran for the month of April. We asked you to submit your orienteering photos and short videos, depicting the sports inclusiveness and diversity of participation from the fast running elites to everyday orienteering and looking at the range of entries you did just that! The judges picked photos which were visually attractive, of good