Portugal O Meeting
Eleven members of the Junior Squad (accompanied by 5 adults) were at the POM last week. There were a few glitches: the Start draw was very uneven, and despite tales of shorts-and-t-shirt weather last year the weather was rather Irish, bitterly cold at first, then cold & wet. But to balance these drawbacks the Portuguese were friendly and relaxed, prices were cheap, & the orienteering was terrific (though the W15s might have liked a little more challenge) – 4 days of orienteering mostly in fast open pine forest with some very complex contour areas, with the bonus of the night Sprint, a manic dash among the alleys of a seaside village.
The competition specially in the older in the Junior classes was fierce, best result was Niamh Corbett 4th in W15 with Cliona McCullough just behind in 7th. Best of the boys was Laurence Quinn 11th in M17 just ahead of Jack Millar & Cillin Corbett.