The Irish team selected for EYOC 2010 in Soria, Spain is: M18: Cillin Corbett, Colm Moran, Josh O’S-Hourihan W16: Niamh Corbett, Cliona McCullough M16: Jack Millar, Laurence Quinn, Alex Simonin, Mark Stephens The EYOC website is at
March 9/10: Training weekend – Dublin area – including time trial Sat 23 March: Sprint event UCC (Qualification race for EYOC and JWOC) Sun 24 March: Intervarsities Muckross (Qualification race for EYOC and JWOC) Fri 29 March: JK Sprint (Qualification race for EYOC) Sat 30 March: JK Day 2 (Qualification race for EYOC and JHI) Sun 31 March JK Day 3 (Qualification race for EYOC and JHI) Easter 2013: JWOC
Let me introduce myself. My name is Andrew Cox and I am the Development Officer with the IOA (Irish Orienteering Association). One of my roles is to liaise between clubs, schools and any other stakeholders with an interest in orienteering. I hope to post the new Schools Structure when it is approved by the IOA shortly. We are currently redrafting the final wording. Feel free to send me queries that
In order to explore the international dimension to the great night-O debate (but actually to avoid annihilation by the CNOC orienteering machine at Ballinastoe) four of us travelled to Mytchett, Surrey, for the 2009 British Night Orienteering Championships. The forests south of London are near perfect for orienteering; open and runnable with complex contour detail and undulating terrain. Mytchett is also criss-crossed with a multitude of tracks, some little ones
2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the start of Irish orienteering: why not mark the occasion by spreading your wings a bit? A strong Euro, weak dollar, weak pound, recession: whatever the economic climate, now is the time to start planning or fantasising about your orienteering year. If you have never taken an orienteering trip abroad, it’s something every active orienteer should do at some stage and it may become
Orienteering and computers are inextricably linked, from mapping, through course planning, to results processing. A recent IOA seminar dealt with many facets of the issue … Marcus Geoghegan of the Irish Orienteering Association organised a Computers in Orienteering workshop in the Heritage Hotel near Killenard, County Laois. The outcome of the tightly packed, regimentally controlled schedule was a recognition that our knowledge sharing must continue and improve, as well as
Scotland regained the title at the 2008 Senior Home International on the 25th-26th October in Perthshire with the relays at Dalnamein on Saturday and the individual event at Craig a Barns on Sunday, writes team member Kieran Rocks of LVO (on left). Unfortunately the lack of a full Irish team at this year’s event (particularly the attendance of only one M/W20) meant that there was only one competitive Irish relay
The 7th European Youth Championships (EYOC) were held in Switzerland last weekend. EYOC is becoming a popular and prestigious competition for European 16’s and 18’s, 29 countries attended this year with a total of 370 competitors. Ruth Lynam reports … The Irish team members were M18’s Niall Ewen, Alan Lane, Padraig Mulry, Kevin O’Boyle, and M16’s Seán Knight, Colm Moran & Conor Short. For Padraig & the M16’s this was
It’s time for some technical training. David Healy is running four technical training sessions on Wednesday evenings at Three Rock Wood, starting on 22nd October. Anyone who is a reasonably competent orienteer can come and will benefit: once the clocks go back next Sunday (26th) it should be good training for Night-O. Note **The later sessions have moved to Saturday mornings** Wed 22nd October – Three Rock Wood. Wed 29th
Six Irish Juniors ran at the Junior European Cup in Belgium at the beginning of the month, accompanied by leaders David Healy and Ruth Lynam. Nick Simonin was out of action due to illness, so the team was: M20 Ruairi Short, Colm Hill, Fiach O’Rourke, and M18 Alan Lane, Kevin O’Boyle, Niall Ewen. Based in Arlon, on the Luxembourg border, the terrain was generally flat forest with a few steep-sided