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A message from the organisers of the Irish Orienteering Championships. ” With regret we announce the cancellation of IOC 2020. After consultation with the IOA, we will now be hosting IOC 2021 on the May Bank Holiday Weekend next year instead. For those who have entered, please check your email for details regarding entry fees.” Thanks to the organising clubs (KerryO and CorkO) for all the work they have already […]
The committee of the Irish Orienteering Association has made the decision to cancel all orienteering events in April. This is the unfortunate outcome from Covid19 and a necessary step to ensure the safety of all. The status of event cancellations will be reviewed monthly by the committee , so keep an eye on communications. Debbie has posted some good alternatives that maintain social distancing at; Get out Get orienteering! Take […]
Whilst we are all practicing social distancing, there is no need to let this stop you orienteering or even getting you started with a new family friendly sport! After all, we also need to maintain our mental and physical health in these difficult times. Permanent Orienteering courses Permanent Orienteering courses (POC) can be used by anyone from beginners to the more advanced orienteer. Many of the locations have a range […]
In light of the currently evolving situation with regard to the spread of coronavirus, the impact this is expected to have and resulting restrictions put in place in Ireland and internationally the selectors feel that the previously published selection criteria for Irish teams may need some adaptation.Orienteering (and other sporting events) have been cancelled in Ireland until 29th March and the Leinster Championships have been postponed until the autumn.  There […]
SADLY WE HAVE CANCELLED MARCH’S EVENTS In light of the Taoiseach’s announcement earlier today and the request that as a nation we reduce social interactions, we are cancelling orienteering events and organised training activities for the next two weeks up to and including the 29th March. Please check back towards the end of March when we will update the post with regards to April’s sessions. In the meantime, we hope […]
Well let’s hope there will be no storms to hamper our events this weekend! The weather is looking to be unsettled, but don’t let that hold you back, dress for the weather, bring a flask and a change of clothes; get outside and get active! There are four come and try it events this weekend. Bishopstown Orienteers begin on Saturday with their weekly family friendly coursesat Murphy’s farm followed by […]
Due to a series of circumstances MOC 2019 was not held. The current upcoming fixtures list on the IOC website is showing that this event is now to be held in conjunction with a 2020 Munster league event in Coumshingaun – 26 April 2020. Hosted by WatO. MOC for 2020 is scheduled for 08 November 2020, venue TBC, hosted by Bishopstown Orienteering club.  Entries for the Coumshingaun event will be […]
In the run up to the selection of Irish athletes for World orienteering Championships our senior athletes attend a number of World Ranking events across Europe. These enable athletes to qualify for selection both to gain a place at the Championships and ultimately to be eligible for selection on the Irish Team. The races also give fantastic racing and training opportunities on high quality maps and varied terrain, testing athletes […]
We are looking for orienteers of all levels of experience and ability who have an interest in promoting the sport of orienteering through coaching and instruction. We are offering you the opportunity to take part in a two day Level 1 instructor course which is recognised by Coaching Ireland ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 18 years or older. Demonstrate the skills and techniques to navigate orange or red courses at least three open […]
Anton Hallor, together with Darren Burke and their counterparts in Northern Ireland brought together orienteers from across the country for the Belfast Sprint Camp. Here Josh O’Sullivan Hourihan (Cork Orienteering Club), of late frequently found running with the deer in the Phoenix Park, tells us of his take on the training camp. “Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend 4 hours sharpening the axe” […]