Orienteering Ireland’s Sprint Training Camp in Dublin: A Weekend Uniting Nations
Orienteering in Ireland
by Senior
1w ago
Orienteering Ireland’s recent Sprint Training Camp in Dublin transcended borders, bringing together participants from the Belgian National Team, the Irish Senior Team, and talented Irish Juniors. This unique blend of international and local talent added an extra layer of excitement to an already thrilling weekend of skill development and competition. Day 1: Multinational Gathering and Nighttime Sprint Intervals The camp kicked off with a diverse group of participants eager to enhance their sprint orienteering prowess. The Belgian National Team, known for its elite athletes, joined forces with ..read more
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Orienteering Ireland Club Conference
Orienteering in Ireland
by Deirdre
1w ago
The Orienteering Ireland Executive Committee would like to invite our orienteering clubs to send a delegation to our Club Conference which will be held in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on 09 March 2024. Orienteering Ireland has begun the transition to a Type B sporting organisation and this is giving us the opportunity to discuss what the needs of our clubs and the sport are, and how these will impact our strategy and actions going forward. The conference will cover the following topics for open discussion and debate. Fixtures Membership Local Sports Partnerships and available grants Irish ..read more
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Now it’s time to register to Jukola relay 2024!
Orienteering in Ireland
by Mark Stephens
3w ago
World’s largest orienteering relay, Lakia-Jukola will be run in Kauhava, Finland 15.-16.6.2024. The first and the cheapest registration period will close this upcoming Friday 2nd Feb at 11.59 pm. Remember to register your team and additional services like tent places and pay the registration fee by then. Go to the registration HERE Check out the Event Invitation HERE The post Now it’s time to register to Jukola relay 2024! first appeared on Orienteering in Ireland ..read more
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SHI 2024 Selection Policy
Orienteering in Ireland
by Mark Stephens
1M ago
The Senior Home International is taking place on the 7th/8th September in Scotland. It will consist of a Relay race on the Saturday and an Individual race on the Sunday. Team will consist of: 6 x M21, 6 x W21, 3 x M20, 3 x W20 The purpose of this policy: To enable the selectors to select the best possible team To provide eligible athletes an opportunity to claim a place in the team Selection criteria: Selectors are Susan Lambe, Philip Baxter and Dave Masterson. The team will be announced at the end of June 2024. Athletes must declare themselves available for selection by Sunday 26th May ..read more
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Orienteering Planner’s Course – Feb/Mar 2024
Orienteering in Ireland
by Deirdre
1M ago
The next Planner’s Course online workshop starts on Monday 19th February 2024, and continues for 4 weekly sessions. Monday 19th February Monday 26th February Monday 4th March Monday 11th March This accredited course is a four weekly online interactive workshop aimed at both new and existing planners. The course is delivered Mondays online via Zoom from 19:00 – 21:00. Course outcomes Understand the role and responsibilities of the planner. Apply the principles of course planning. Be able to plan courses at Technical Difficulty 1-5 for events up to and including league events / competition ca ..read more
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Senior Squad selection policyTeam IrelandWorld Orienteering Championships, Edinburgh 2024
Orienteering in Ireland
by Senior
2M ago
We, the selectors and High Performance Manager, are excited to announce the selection policy WOC 2024 for the Senior Orienteering Team Ireland.  This endeavor aims to assemble a team of skilled athletes who will proudly represent our nation in upcoming competitions.  It is imperative that all eligible athletes, current members of the Junior and Senior teams, thoroughly review the criteria to understand the expectations and requirements.   The comprehensive criteria for selection have been outlined in the PDF document.  The selection process is a testament to our commi ..read more
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Operations Manager announcement.
Orienteering in Ireland
by OI Chairperson
2M ago
Orienteering Ireland is very pleased to announce that Eric O’Brien has agreed to a new contract extension. This is in line with the OI development plan  and he will now hold the position of Operations Manager. These are exciting times for the sport of orienteering in Ireland and the organisation is very pleased that Eric will be part of this future. We are looking forward to all the challenges of growing our sport and with Eric as our new Operations Manager we are confident of meeting our development goals. I hope you all will join me in wishing Eric success in his ro ..read more
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Tramadol included on WADA’s prohibited list for 2024
Orienteering in Ireland
by Deirdre
3M ago
The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), publishes its Prohibited List annually, taking effect on 1st January each year. The Prohibited List identifies substances and methods prohibited in sport. A major change for 2024 is the inclusion of Tramadol to the Prohibited List, and will be banned in competition. Tramadol is an opioid based pain killer, used to treat severe to moderate pain. It has been on WADA’s monitoring programme, and data gathered through that programme has indicated significant use in sports. The full Prohibited List can be found here. For a substance or method to be added to the ..read more
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HERE IS THE SENIOR ORIENTEERING NATIONAL TEAM 2024
Orienteering in Ireland
by Senior
3M ago
Now it is clear what the national team in orienteering in 2024 look like. After a top season in 2023, the national team is now aiming for next year’s sprint WC in Scotland and forest EOC in Hungary, and the World Cup season with four rounds.  There are small changes in the national team squads after the successful 2023 season.  We are delighted to have Juniors that have moved up and a few athletes re-joining the team. New to the squad are : Laurence Quinn Jonathan Quinn Conall Whelan Eoghan Whelan Niamh Corbett  Liam Cotter Women Róisín Long Niamh Corbett Aoife O’Sullivan Cloda ..read more
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Support for Sport
Orienteering in Ireland
by Mark Stephens
4M ago
This may be of some interest to clubs. It looks like a great opportunity. View this email in your browserTexaco Launches Fourth Support for Sport Initiative Texaco Support for Sport is now open for entries. We have €130,000 to share equally between 26 sports clubs in 26 counties irrespective of sporting discipline. That’s a €5000 award to each successful club.Find out more here or once you’ve registered with us, simply follow the steps below and apply at www.TexacoSupportforSport.com before 31st January 2024. REGISTER NOWWe look forward to hearing from y ..read more
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