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

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