Mac Tire Award 2022

Hi to you all,

As we prepare for our AGM, we are gathering nominations for our annual Mac Tire Award. This award is awarded in recognition of the development of our sport. Some examples are: a new map; a new technology; bringing orienteering to a new part of the country; introducing a new group to the sport; revitalising a neglected area of the sport; enhancing the social aspects of the sport, staging a major event.

Nominees are now sought for this award, which will be presented at the Orienteering Ireland AGM on 30th April 2023 in Lynhams of Laragh, during the Irish Orienteering Championships. 

Please send all nominations to: by Friday 27th of March 2023.


  • Once five years have passed a person is again eligible to win an award that they have won before.
  • Serving Orienteering Ireland committee members cannot receive the Mac Tire Award.


  • Must be from an Orienteering Ireland affiliated club, or from a member of an Orienteering Ireland affiliated club. They do not need to be seconded.
  • Must contain a short description of why the nominee should receive the award – typically this will be two or three sentences.
  • Should indicate if the person was nominated unsuccessfully in a previous year.
  • Must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Should be for an individual – group nominations are discouraged.
  • Will be published on in advance of the award ceremony.
  • Cannot be from a current judge or from a current member of the Orienteering Ireland Executive committee.

We will post this to the forum and on Social Media, but would appreciate you letting your club members know also,

All the best,


Eileen Young winner of the MacTire Award being presented the trophy by outgoing chairperson Mary O'Connell

Winner of the MacTire Award 2021 – Eileen Young, being presented with the trophy by chairperson Mary O’Connell at the 2022 AGM

Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
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