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Hi all, quick message from the Department of Rural and Community Development. Portal now open at www.volunteer.ie/about-us/covid-19-volunteer-recognition/ Local authorities, PPNs, volunteer involving organisations and volunteer centres asked to nominate volunteers from their communities before closing date or 13th April Events will take place during national volunteer week to recognise their contribution Minister of State in the Department of Rural and Community Development, Joe O’ Brien  TD, today  launched  the Volunteer Ireland
Hi all, an interesting series of webinars will be available from World Athletics with the first starting on 30th March. We encourage all to participate and hope to see you there! —- As part of the Gender Leadership Webinar Series, World Athletics is organising a Series of 3 online webinars with Gabriela Mueller. Gain Self-Confidence and Crush Self-doubt: Do you overthink, or have self-doubt that ruins your chances of achieving
CNOC, in conjunction with David Healy (GEN), have organised 17 self-training markers on the Kanturk/Scarr map. This initiative is being provided as an aid to orienteers who wish to improve their navigational skills in advance of IOC 2022 and the upcoming Summer international events. Part of the map is on National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) land and we wish to acknowledge the invaluable help given by them and by
It’s been a full on week in the world of orienteering in Ireland. Monday saw the start of the sold-out new 4-week Planner’s Course. Twelve clubs were represented, with an almost equal mix of gender, across all ages, from the beginner to the more seasoned planner. Two Ready To Go Orienteering courses, attended by primary and secondary school teachers, were held in Cork and Sligo, in conjunction with Cork Sports
The AGM will take place in person this year – after the Middle Distance race of the Irish Orienteering Championships. The 2022 AGM will take place on Saturday April 30th at 5pm at the Killarney Arts and Cultural Centre – ANAM. If you have any questions please email deirdrenc@orienteering.ie AGENDA Minutes of 2021 AGM Matters arising from minutes Treasurer’s Report and 2021 Accounts Officer Reports Election of Committee Orienteering Ireland
Have a look at this week’s events! This Sunday we have 4 events all over the country! Starting off in Cork there is an event at Knockakeo Wood & Leahy’s Open Farm with some lovely runnable forest. Western Eagles are putting on a Come and Try It event in Galway at the beautiful Roscahill Wood, click here for a taster of what you can expect! At Belmont Demesne in Wicklow there
Thank you to all who have signed up for the Planner’s Course, we have now reached full capacity for this course. More dates will be announced in the near future so if you are interested then please get in touch by contacting deirdrenc@orienteering.ie
The Planner’s course registration is open and very quickly we only have a few spaces left. Limited spaces were allocated to each club to encourage a spread of attendees through all clubs. Registration is still open to all those interested and can be booked through Eventbrite here. Any questions contact deirdrenc@orienteering.ie Course Information: First dates have been announced for the new and improved Planners Course, a series of 4 online
Have a look at this week’s events!On Saturday night we have our 7th Dublin by Night Orienteering series event in Curragh East, open grassland with detailed vegetation. The Sunday event in Cork at Ballincollig Regional Park (Allotments) has courses for both beginners and experienced orienteers. Cronybyrne, Ballinastraw, Vale of Clara in Wicklow is a Leinster League event, so be sure to turn up and put some points on the league tables.
Due to the lack of orienteering activity and relevant competition over the past two years it has not been possible to develop a credible seeded list for the elite categories. This impacts M/W21,20,18. Following discussion with both the High Performance manager and the Junior Affairs officer it has been decided to not have seeded start lists for this year. Instead the Elite start blocks will be determined by lottery. This lottery will be