Mac Tíre Award Winner – Rory Costello of Kerry Orienteering Club

Orienteering Ireland are proud to award the prestigious Mac Tíre Award to Kerry Orienteering Club secretary and founding member Mr. Rory Costello.

This award recognises individuals who have made a significant positive impact in the development of our sport. Activities worthy of recognition include: a new map, 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 or staging a major event.

Rory has sustained Kerry Orienteering club for four decades and is a truly deserving recipient. He inspired the club to take on the joint running of the Irish Orienteering Championships in 2022 and convinced core members that as a club they could successfully host this major event. Rory has led and inspired Kerry O to restructure into a more sustainable club, promoting a suite of events, upping promotional activities, training as Child Welfare Officer, engaging with the Orienteering Ireland Ready To Go Orienteering teacher programme and working with Kerry O club members in the production of five school maps. Congratulations Rory.

Rory Costello is presented with the Mac Tire Trophy by Orienteering Ireland chairperson Paul O'Sullivan Hourihan.
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