Irish squad membership hits 30.

The Irish senior squad has increased in size and strength for 2012. 

Membership has increased from 22 in 2011 to an impressive total of 30 this year.

A number of talented juniors will be making the transition to the senior ranks this year, the first of what is hoped will be a number of potential world beaters that have been nurtured through the Irish junior set-up of the past few years.

The number of women orienteers in the squad has increased from 6 to 10. Making up a third of the squad now.

Of the 2012 squad members – 17 have stated their interest in competing at one of the two major international competitions this year – the European and/or the World champs.

You can view the full squad list on the 2012 squad list page.