EYOC 2019 presents Team Ireland

European Youth Orienteering Championship Team Ireland 2019

Our team of juniors travelled to Belarus on Tuesday for some pre race training ahead of the European Youth Orienteering Championships which start on Friday 28th June. You can follow the races on the live results page here.

It would be wonderful if we could offer our support through social media as they race this weekend.

We asked our juniors to answer a few questions so we can introduce them to the wider orienteering community.

I hope that our young up and coming juniors take note of the humble beginnings of these orienteers, having begun their orienteering on Permanent orienteering courses and parks. Ten years or less further along they are now representing Ireland at the European Championships. So keep on orienteering whenever and wherever you can.. you never know where it might take you!

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Aoife O’Sullivan – BOC (Bishopstown Orienteering Club)

What is your first Orienteering memory?

My first orienteering memory is of the first time I ever orienteered. It was in the Long Strand, West Cork on Easter Monday. I was eight years old and I did the yellow course with my brother and dad. All I remember is complaining about the Marram grass hurting my legs, thankfully this experience didn’t deter me from orienteering again the following Sunday.

What is your favourite terrain

I love forest, especially white ones when the visibility and runability are high. I really liked the forest terrain from the OOCup in France last summer.

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Aidan McCullough – 3 Roc Orienteering Club

What is your first Orienteering memory?

Falling over in the 2011 JK Mini-Relay immediately after tearing my map in half!

What is your favourite terrain?

I’m a big fan of alpine forests like the ones near Aix-les-Bains. Either that or urban like London city or Venice, nice technical urban areas are always good.

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Cuan Riordan – 3 Roc Orienteering club

What is your first Orienteering memory?

My first memory of orienteering was when I ran in djouce in 2014 on a yellow course , I came second !

What is your favourite terrain

My favourite  terrain is open mountain like Cappanalea in County Kerry.

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

Long distance.

Eoghan Whelan- Wato

What is your first Orienteering memory?

My first memory is The JK 2014, I was 11 and I had never been to a big competition before, it was foggy and I didn’t have a compass, or know how to use one!

What is your favourite terrain?

I like open mountain, like Mahon Falls.

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

Middle distance.

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Cliodhna Donaghy- GEN

What is your first Orienteering memory?

My first memory is doing a permanent course in Lough Key Forest Park, falling, and being told that it would hurt less if I didn’t cry and kept going…

What is your favourite terrain?

I like forest best because it’s fast running (usually) and there’s more to go on than just contours and boulders.

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

I love the speed of a sprint event, but I also enjoy the challenge of long distance.

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 Liam Cotter –  Bishopstown Orienteering Club  (BOC)

What is your first Orienteering memory?

Doing a yellow course in Mondeligo Woods with my mother way back in 2009.

What is your favourite terrain?

I enjoy fast, runnable forest much like the JK Long terrain this year.

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

Long Distance, but Sprint events come close. I simply haven’t done enough sprint events to see.

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Darragh Hoare –  Bishopstown Orienteering Club (BOC)

What is your first Orienteering memory?

Running around Corkagh Park in Dublin with all my cousins back in 2013. We did an entry on the day course at the Leinster Inter-Club Championships.

What is your favourite terrain?

Definitely has to be open mountain, although I do like anything really technical.

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

When everything goes right, long distance.

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We hope to add some more profiles as they become available so please check back!