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
JWOC – Intention Forms Noting that the dates for JWOC have formally been changed to 5-10th September 2021 in Turkey we would like to ensure that all juniors eligible are given the opportunity to consider these new dates and revert with their interest in being considered for possible selection to an Irish team.  A new form has been created to gauge the interest and intent of junior athletes wishing to be
This is the WOC 2021 Selection Policy. My thanks to the selectors for their work in preparing the policy. Darren Burke Director of High Performance Orienteering
Sport Ireland have confirmed to us that Orienteering competitions can return from June 7th. There are some protocols, similar to what was in place last summer. An email with details of what is required have been sent to each club. We are updating the Event Guidelines and Participant Code of Conduct at the moment, but in summary. Pre-registration of all participants Limit of 100 competitors, officials etc for the moment
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.