posted 8 May 2022, 04:03 by Elaine Sheridan

All members are invited to attend our 2022 CorkO AGM where we'll discuss the club plans for 2022 and beyond.

DATE:     Tuesday May 10th
TIME:     7:30pm
LOCATION: Nemo Rangers

The agenda for the evening will include

1) Outgoing officers reports
2) Election of new committee
   - Chairperson
   - Secretary
   - Treasure
   - Fixtures Secretary
   - Child Protection Officer
   - Communications Officer
   - Mapping Officer
   - Ordinary Committee Members
3) Open discussion on future events
4) Any Other Business

Please e-mail me at prior to the meeting if you wish to be
- Nominated for a committee position
- Add any additional items to the agenda or
- Raise any motions for discussion at the AGM

If you can't make this meeting but wish to assist with the club organisation or event planning/organisation please e-mail me at prior to the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Irish Orienteering Championships 2022

posted 24 Apr 2022, 05:33 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 24 Apr 2022, 05:33 ]

The Irish Orienteering Championships is approaching fast. Just five sleeps to go before the first event of the weekend festival of orienteering kicks off. With 460+ orienteers named on the start list it is sure to be an action packed weekend.

The full orienteering program for the May Bank holiday weekend in Kerry includes:

Day 1: SPRINT RACE Friday 29th April Muckross House Estate
Day 2: MIDDLE DISTANCE Saturday 30th April Cappanalea
Day 3: CLASSIC DISTANCE Sunday 1st May Crohane Lake.
Day 4: RELAY RACE Monday 2nd May Knockeer House Estate

The final start list and event final information have been published on the event website at the following link:

Irish Orienteering Championships 2022 - Entries Close FRIDAY APRIL 8TH

posted 6 Apr 2022, 16:12 by Elaine Sheridan

The 2022 Irish Orienteering Championships are fast approaching with entries closing this FRIDAY APRIL 8TH.

There are more than 460 entries for the individual races to date and still some time to enter.

Further event details are available here:

ENTER DAY 1, 2 and 3:

Irish Orienteering Championship 2022

posted 27 Feb 2022, 12:53 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 27 Feb 2022, 12:54 ]

Early Bird entries closing on Monday 

Last few days to grab yourself cheaper entry to this year’s event.

Let’s go!

ENTER DAY 1, 2 and 3: 


Blackrock Urban-O, Cork City, SUNDAY January 30th Event Info

posted 20 Jan 2022, 15:02 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 26 Jan 2022, 16:16 ]

Cork Orienteering Club invite you to join us on SUNDAY JANUARY 30TH at our Blackrock Urban Orienteering Race. The event will start in Beaumont Park.

So be sure to add this date to your orienteering diaries.

In a change from our usual events which typically take place in forests, parks or on open mountain terrain, at this event competitors will be navigating their way around the streets, parks and estates in the Blackrock area of Cork City. There will be courses to suit all levels of orienteering experience as well as all ages and fitness levels.

Urban orienteering has its own set of unique challenges for orienteers to master. In particular the map will have a few different features to be aware of. The new map is drawn to ISSOM 2007 standards so it will be forbidden to cross any of the following features on the map:

    - Dark green: impassable vegetation
    - Thick black line: impassable wall or fence
    - Olive green: area with forbidden access
    - Hatched purple: out-of-bounds area
    - Water features outlined in black: uncrossable body of water

We would also ask all participants to refrain from entering private property or water channels, or hopping any walls higher than waist-height.


There will be four courses on offer on the day:

Long Course         5.4km, 15 controls, 112m climb
Medium Course    4.6km, 13 controls, 64m climb
Short Course        3.0km, 10 controls, 48m climb
Adventure Course 1.8km,  9 controls, 50m climb

Map scale 1:4000 (approx.)
"Medium" and "Long" maps are A3 size.



As the Adventure course has no road crossing it is suitable for all ages young and old.

Private gardens and other private areas are marked Olive green on the map and are designated
"Area with forbidden access". Please respect all private property and do not enter these areas.


Competitors can start anytime from 10am to 12pm.

Pre Entry

This event is pre-entry only and competitors can enter here:

Entries Close -  29/01/2022 @ 18:00 PM

Senior €7
Student and Over-65 €5
Juniors €4
Family €16

Electronic punching will be used for this event and SI-Card Hire is €2.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Blackrock area.

Christmas Fun Event, Currabinny Wood Monday December 27th

posted 16 Dec 2021, 02:38 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 22 Dec 2021, 15:57 ]

Our Christmas Orienteering event will take place on Monday 27TH December at Currabinny Woods.

The event will be "score" format - where competitors will have to punch as many controls as possible within the time limit.

There will be 16 controls located in and around Currabinny and competitors will have 40 minutes to visit as many of these as they can. There will additionally be some bonus controls. (details available on the day!). Regular controls will have 10 points and bonus controls will have 20 points.

There will be a 5 points bonus for each minute under the 40 minutes provided you have got all of the controls. 

penalty of 10 points will apply for every minute over the 40 minutes no matter how many controls you get.

There will be a Mass Start at 11.30 at the William Baldwin Plaque beside the carpark.

Additionally there will be a Buggy friendly Yellow course available for starts between 10.30 and 11.15

Registration is online at the following link:

There is no entry fee for this event. However, there will be a charity bucket at the start if folks wish to make a donation on the day. All proceeds received on the day will be split between Cork Penny Dinners and Unicefs Vaccines Fund.

Controls will be collected at 1:00pm .

Hope you can join us and don't forget your stopwatch!

Happy Christmas!

Form all at CorkO!

Galty Castle Wood Sunday November 28th Event Info

posted 10 Nov 2021, 13:41 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 10 Nov 2021, 13:49 ]

Hard to believe it but our first event of 2021 will take place on Sunday November 28th at Galty Castle Wood, Limerick.

Galty Castle is located on the southern slopes of the Galty Mountains. The area was once the site of Galty Castle and was built in 1740. The Castle was demolished around 1940 and the stone was then used to build the local church in Glanworth. All that remains as evidence of the estate are some red sandstone stables, an outline of the tennis courts and stone alcove referred to locally as ‘Kingston’s Chair’. 

The terrain is mixed forestry with a good road/track network.

Course Info
Long 7.5km (challenging)
Medium 3.8km
Short 2.4km

Start Times
Competitors can start any time from 11am to 1pm.

This event is pre-entry only and competitors can enter here:

Entries Close -  26/11/2021 @ 23:59 PM

Entry Fees
Adults: €7 / person
Children: €4 / child
Student: €5 / student
OAP: €5 / person
Family Discount: €16 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 5 family members / family)

Galty Wood is very accessible from Cork (~40 minutes) and Dublin (~2hours) via the M8 motorway.

* From Cork city, take the M8 northbound as far as Junction 12, signposted Mitchelstown/Kilbeheny. Take the R639 through the village of Kilbeheny. Take the 2nd left turn, 1km after Kilbeheny (Signs for Kings Yard & Coillte ) and then a right turn. Follow O-signs.

* From Dublin/Waterford, take the M8 southbound and exit at Junction 11, signposted Kilbeheny/Skeheenarinky. Follow the R639 south, passing Kilcoran Lodge & Glengarra Wood, on your right. Continue past 1st sign to Kings Yard at Skeheenarinky until you come to 2nd sign for Kings Yard/Coillte as above.

COVID Guidelines
Please familiarize yourself with the current orienteering COVID guidelines here.

Hope you can join us!

Munster Championships 2021

posted 6 Nov 2021, 17:40 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 6 Nov 2021, 17:40 ]

The 2021 Munster Orienteering Championships, hosted by Bishopstown Orienteering Club, are taking place in a number of woods near Fermoy, Co. Cork this Sunday Nov 7th, 2021.

The competition area consists of 3 separate woods - Glenabo, Coolroe and Knockananig and is sure to provide a great challenge to all on the day.

Lots of CorkO members will be donning the club colours this Sunday as they embark on some eagerly awaited competitive action.

Best of luck to all our members competing in the 2021 Munster Championship. 

We hope you enjoy the terrain and the challenge ahead.

Controller Workshop

posted 4 Nov 2021, 16:47 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 4 Nov 2021, 16:47 ]

The IOA has linked up with NIOA to deliver a Controller Workshop suitable for all orienteers.

To find out what the controller does for you and how understanding the controller role can help you in your future events then sign up for this free on-line workshop series.

The three sessions in the Controller Workshop series take place on:

Tuesday November 9th 8pm
Tuesday November 16th 8pm
Tuesday November 23rd 8pm

To register and obtain the link, e-mail Mark at

Irish Orienteering Association AGM - Saturday May 29th at 5pm

posted 12 May 2021, 05:35 by Elaine Sheridan   [ updated 12 May 2021, 05:35 ]

The AGM of the Irish Orienteering Association will take place on Saturday 29th May at 5pm.

Zoom will be in use again this year.

Notice of the Agenda and Motions for the AGM were posted on the IOA website last Friday.

This information can be viewed at the link below.

We would encourage everyone to register to attend the AGM on the 29th. The link to do this is here:

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