South West League

The new South West League is a replacement for the old Munster League.  The big plus is that it reduces distances to events and takes advantage of the improved N22 road network.  The league has been established by the Cork and Kerry orienteering clubs and is designed to encourage members to travel to the events in neighbouring counties. 

While the South West League primarily targets members from Bishopstown Orienteering Club (BOC); Cork Orienteering Club (CorkO) and Kerry Orienteers (KerryO), members of the public and the wider orienteering fraternity are also encouraged to participate in the league.

There are 7 events in the South West League for 2024 spread over the calendar year and listed in the table below. An individual’s four best results go to count in the overall South West League results.  The seven events will be located in Cork and Kerry and are scheduled for Sundays with a starting time of 11:00.

All events will have six colour courses to suit all abilities and age ranges. These colour courses are Brown, Blue, Green, Light Green, Red, Orange.  On occasions Yellow or other colour courses such as White, Short Green, Black may be added by the organising club, but these additional courses on the day will not form part of the South West League.  Check with Orienteering Ireland to ascertain the guidelines and suitability of each of the colour courses, which are currently being revised by the organisation.

Scoring and prizes

The scoring system algorithm is automated on the leagues webpage. It is based on the average times of finishers on each course. The average is given 1000 points with faster runners getting more points and slower runners getting less. The number of events to count for places depends on the number of events in the league. If there are 7 events in the league the best 4 will count for scoring.

Prizes are awarded to the first female and first male competitors on each course. following age categories.  Only  members of the three clubs promoting the South West League are eligible for prizes on each course. Note this is just for prizes. 

Anyone is free to run any course, all welcome.

2024 South West League Fixtures

1: Sunday March 3rd      Ballydrehid, Cahir          (CorkO)
2: Sunday April 28th    Glenabo Woods, Fermoy        (BOC)
3: Sunday May 19th      Ross Island, Killarney      (KerryO)
4: Date TBC              Warrenscourt Wood, Lissarda (BOC)
5: Sunday October 4th  Venue TBC                    (CorkO)
6: Sunday November 17th Upper Torc, Muckross        (KerryO)
7: Sunday December 12th Kilworth TBC                (DFO)

South West League results table 2024

Cork mid-Summer League

Cork Summer League

A series of events around Cork – all welcome!

Cork Spring League

A series of events in the Cork area – all welcome!

Cork Winter League

Cork Autumn League

Cork County League

North Munster Series

CorkO 2024 Summer League

Cork Orienteering Club organises and promotes the sport of orienteering in the Cork area, both City and County.

Our events cater for all ages and fitness levels, it does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace. We are always delighted to welcome beginners and families to our events, and we will have someone on hand at each event to show you the ropes.

Our Summer League kicks off on Tuesday May 14th and will run every Tuesday evening for 10 weeks. Each week we will be orienteering in a different forest or park in and
around Cork city and county.

There will be two courses on offer each evening, short (<2.5km) and long (<5km) with pre-marked maps.
Suitable for all the family, young and old, including beginners, irrespective of fitness levels.
A great way to get some air, get fit and enjoy a summer evening in the forest.
Ideal for a work outing too.

2024 Summer League Fixtures

  1. May 14th Tramore Valley Park, Cork City
  2. May 21st Currabinny Wood, Ringaskiddy
  3. May 28th Doneraile Park, Doneraile
  4. June 4th Ballincollig Regional Park, Ballincollig
  5. June 11th James Fort, Kinsale
  6. June 18th Curragh Wood, Midleton
  7. June 25th Ballyannon Wood, Midleton
  8. July 2nd Mallow Town Park, Mallow
  9. July 9th Warrenscourt, Lissarda,
  10. July 15th Fota House and Gardens, Fota

6 events from first 9 to count in the overall league.

Prizes for best individuals

SouthEast Urban Series

Orienteering in Ireland
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