Spirit of Orienteering Award
Over many years the name Sean Cotter has been synonymous with orienteering in the
Munster region. He has been a constant promoter of the sport for many years and has been
either directly or indirectly responsible for introducing many people to the sport. Some of
these have gone on to represent Ireland at the highest level. Irrespective of ability, his
constant positivity has ensured people keep coming back. On completion of a run everyone
always gets a positive affirmation of their effort.
He has competed, planned, controlled and mapped for many years. He has been involved at
club level, schools and with many scouting and volunteer groups. He has been interacting with
Local Sports Partnerships and county development groups for many years.
His emphasis now is on accessible orienteering for mass participation. Every Sunday at BOC
events around the Cork county area he always has large numbers of beginners and novice
orienteers returning for their regular fix of the sport.
Here we see Orienteering Ireland’s new chairperson Paul O’Sullivan Hourihan, presenting Sean Cotter with his Spirit of Orienteering 2022 Award.