Irish orienteering high performance award winners

IOA High performance award men’s winner – Nicolas Simonin

2011 was the first year of the new high performance awards for Irish seniors. The awards are based on squad members performances on the world stage, in particular at world ranking events.

 The winners for 2011 are as follows:


1st Aislinn Kendall (3741)
2nd Toni O’Donovan (2489)
3rd Ciara Largey (2470)


1st Nicolas Simonin (4297)
2nd Marcus Pinker (3589)
3rd Darren Burke (3577)


IOA High performance award women’s winner – Aislinn Kendall

Prize Fund

The prize fund for the award is 1000 euro, so the split is 300 for the winner, 150 for 2nd place and 50 euro for 3rd place


The awards explained

At the end of each year the top ranked Irish Male and Female (according to theIOF world rankings) will become the IOA high performance award winner and the top 3 Males/Females will receive cash awards to be used for their personal orienteering developmant.

The cash awards (modest to start with but hopefully increasing in size over the years) are in recognition of their achievements during the year. The 2011 award is kindly supported by the IOA. In future we hope to secure the backing of other outside agencies to supprt the new award.

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