JWOC 2019- Team Ireland

The senior members of the Junior Squad have made their way to Denmark for the Junior World Orienteering Championships where they will compete against teams from across the World. This is where you will see the rising stars of the orienteering world make their debut.

The schedule of events can be found here, with competitions starting on Saturday 6th July with the Long Distance.

The Irish orienteering community wishes them well as they don their Irish jerseys.

Some of the team members have kindly shared some of their orienteering memories, likes and dislikes with us before they head into the terrain.

Clodagh Moran – 3ROC/UCDO ( Three Rock, University College Dublin Orienteering Club)

What is your first Orienteering memory?

I don’t remember much from the early days of Mum dragging me around but remember one of my first courses alone being the off-string course at the Scottish 6 Day and I struggled to finish it.

What is your favourite terrain

Technical forest but I do love a good open mountain.

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

Long I think; my brain doesn’t work quickly enough for the others.

Read more about Clodagh..

 

Emily Sørensen –  AJAX/ Tintookies/ Spurposting

What is your first Orienteering memory?

Dragging my whole family around on like a w10s course at an urban event and feeling the absolute best because I was nailing every control – it was the only I was better than my brother at so I decided it was the sport for me.

What is your favourite terrain

I’m pretty terrible at it but I love a good granite map or just some nice Flinders Ranges spur-gully.

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

My best results usually come from Longs or Sprints so either of those I suppose.

Read more about Emily…

Éadaoin McCavana – GEN/UCDO (Great Eastern Navigators/ University College Dublin Orienteers)

What is your first Orienteering memory?

Well my first course alone was in Phoenix park I begged mom to let me go alone. Turns out she and my older sister, Aoife walked around and kept me in eye sight the whole time!

What is your favourite terrain

A nice forest doesn’t go amiss. Very runnable and white is the dream.

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

Don’t think I’ve a best but really enjoy middles and also keen on sprints

 

Emer Perkins -UCDO/Bishopstown Orienteering Club (BOC)

What is your first Orienteering memory?

Being bribed by mum at each control with sweets in order to make me finish a yellow course.

What is your favourite terrain?

A nice runnable forest is always enjoyable.

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

Depends on my mood…

Read a little more about Emer..

 

Ciara Silby -UCDO/Waterford Orienteering Club (Wato)

What is your first Orienteering memory?

My first event was a primary schools event in Waterford when I was in 5th class. I was immediately hooked!

What is your favourite terrain?

A nice runnable forest with some interesting contour detail is always nice. Unfortunately you usually have to go abroad to find forests like that!

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

It depends on what kind of day I’m having but I like a good sprint.

Read more about Ciara…

 

Ruairí Long -UCDO

What is your first Orienteering memory?

Tough one. Plenty of memories from 2009 onwards but it’s tough before that- maybe some primary schools orienteering? 

What is your favourite terrain?

Scandi Forest- especially in Norway. The Trondheim area with open, runnable marsh is amazing.

What do you think is your best distance/discipline?

Long; gives more time for a nice meander around the forest.

Read more about Ruairi…