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Mac Tire Award - deadline for nominations approaches.

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The Mac Tire Award is awarded annually in recognition of the development of the sport of orienteering. Some examples are: a new map; a new technology; bringing orienteering to a new part of the country; introducing a new group to the sport; revitalising a neglected area of the sport; enhancing the social aspects of the sport, staging a major event.

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Nominees are now sought for this award, which will be presented at the Orienteering Ireland AGM on 30th April 2022 in Killarney, during the Irish Orienteering Championships. 

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Clubs have already been contacted for nominations.

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Please send all nominations to: deirdrenc@orienteering.ie by Friday 22nd April.

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Eligibility:

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  • Once five years have passed a person is again eligible to win an award that they have won before.
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  • Serving Orienteering Ireland committee members cannot receive the Mac Tire Award.
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Nominations:

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  • must be from an Orienteering Ireland affiliated club, or from a member of an Orienteering Ireland affiliated club. They do not need to be seconded.
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  • must contain a short description of why the nominee should receive the award - typically this will be two or three sentences.
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  • should indicate if the person was nominated unsuccessfully in a previous year.
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  • must be submitted by the closing date.
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  • should be for an individual – group nominations are discouraged.
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  • will be published on orienteering.ie in advance of the award ceremony.
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  • cannot be from a current Judge or from a current member of the Orienteering Ireland Executive committee.
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