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After much discussion and consideration of local, international and sporting guidelines in the current climate of COVID-19, it is with regret that we have come to the decision not to send a team to EJOC in October. Overall we feel the negatives outweigh the benefits of competition and experience in this case. In order to enter Hungary all athletes and delegates would need to have two negative COVID-19 tests, would […]
The AGM of the Irish Orienteering Association was scheduled to take place during the weekend of the IOC. Obviously that was no longer possible. The committee considered a number of options including. The best option to ensure that the AGM can take place is to do it on Zoom. The date and time for the online AGM is Saturday, August 29th at 5pm. It will take approximately 1 hour. The […]
Orienteering events can continue thanks to the clarification received from Sport Ireland last night. It is important that we all adhere to the regulations that are in place. The specific wording from Sport Ireland is “NGBs & Clubs with competition, events, tournaments planned up to September 13th 2020 should go ahead as planned with strict public health measures and protocols in place. No Spectators should attend these events” We will provide […]
Catching Features Home International is kicking off this Saturday 4th July , with virtual orienteering at it’s best! Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland have each selected a team of six to balttle it out over two rounds to be crowned the Virtual Orienteering Home Nation Champions. Round One is an individual competition with the top three results counting, starting directly afterwards there will be a relay event with a team […]
Now that restrictions are lifting and we are starting to be able to get out orienteering, the IOA is happy to announce that there is a coaching Level One course going ahead at Larch Hill, Dublin on 3rd and 4th of July. Start time each day is 9:30am. Finishing at 4:30pm on Friday and hopefully finishing earlier on Saturday due to an online component of the course. There will be […]
Over the past few months whilst many of us have been adjusting to a revised lifestyle, our creative junior orienteers have been putting their spare time to good use, working on several orienteering projects. Here are a few that have come to our attention. Orienteering video Great Eastern Navigators Niamh and her brother Gerry have created this fantastic piece of stop motion cinematography. Over a three week period, using an […]
update from Philip Brennan, (Setanta and Dublin Mountains Partnership) Most of you will have recently heard about Coillte’s plans for the forests of the Dublin Mountains, if you haven’t seen the video please click here. The catalyst for this dramatic change goes back to July 2006 when the lobby group – the Dublin Mountains Initiative (DMI) was launched in response to Coillte’s felling plans for Ticknock forest. DMI is a […]
Since the start of lockdown all of our Irish juniors from M/W10 up to M/W20 have been engaged in orienteering activities and training on Zoom.  We have had a great response from seniors, coaches and older juniors to host these sessions and this initiative has been incredibly successful.  A massive thank you to all of these mentors!!  On 16th May the juniors were treated to an engaging zoom presentation on contours […]
Just a quick reminder that the next event starts on Friday so get your entry in now if you want to take part. We’ll be visiting Argentina! We have Street View orienteering around a city with traces of human habitation dating back more than 10,000 years, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements of Argentina. Plus trail orienteering around the impressive Iguazú Waterfalls! More information and entry here.Thanks Chris and the […]