As you may be aware, we are proposing to change the structure of Orienteering Ireland from an unincorporated association to that of a company limited by guarantee. The main reasons why it is proposed to change the structure to that of a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) are: (a) The company will have perpetual succession. Any contracts Orienteering Ireland enters into, assets it acquires, court proceedings it issues or must defend, will be
We are happy to announce the release of our new MapRun Instructional Video. This video will guide you through the app and give you all the information you need to get out on your first MapRun course! Follow this link for courses near you, downloadable maps and written instructions – Big thanks to all involved!
Dates for the next Level 1 Instructor Course are 18th – 19th June (Saturday and Sunday) Upon completion of the training course, candidates will be required to log teaching hours and complete a practical teaching assessment to qualify as an Orienteering Ireland Level 1 Orienteering Instructor. Prerequisites Candidates should have a basic knowledge of the sport, including some event experience, ideally this should consist of a minimum of three public
Nominees are sought for this award, which will be presented at the Orienteering Ireland AGM on 30th April 2022 in Killarney, during the Irish Orienteering Championships. Please send all nominations to: by Friday 22nd April. The Mac Tire Award is awarded annually in recognition of the development of the sport of orienteering. Some examples are: a new map; a new technology; bringing orienteering to a new part of the
Friday 8th April 2022 is WADA Play True Day – a day that is dedicated to Clean Sport and raising awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others, of the importance of preventing doping. This year it has been re-branded as “Play True Day for Peace” – the feeling is that values such as fairness, integrity and respect for rules — which are embodied within the Play True message —
The Orienteering Ireland WOC 2022 Selection Policy has been published: My thanks to the selectors for their work in preparing the policy. Darren Burke High Performance Manager
Please find below an updated agenda for the Orienteering Ireland AGM taking place on Saturday 30th April 2022 at 5pm at the Killarney Arts and Cultural Centre – ANAM, to include the motion: “That the Executive Committee is empowered to change the status of Orienteering Ireland from an unincorporated association to a company limited by guarantee.” Minutes of 2021 AGM Matters arising from minutes Treasurer’s Report and 2021 Accounts Officer Reports
IOC2022 – Relay Guideline 4: Irish Relay Championships G4.13 Seeding. To avoid any confusion in relation to the Relay competition at IOC2022: Due to the lack of relevant  competition over the last two years there will be no seeding of teams.  Lap /course combinations will be determined by random lottery co-ordinated by the event organiser. This will apply for this year with a return to seeding next year.
Congratulations to all our members who successfully completed the new 4 week online Planner’s Course. The participants were given an overview of all that is involved in the orienteering planning process, and had the opportunity to plan courses at various technical difficulties, which were reviewed by an expert team of presenters. There was much learning and sharing of ideas and experiences. Exciting to have a diverse group of planners from