Club News and Dates for your 2020 Orienteering Diaries

Post date: Jan 19, 2020 9:56:19 PM

Hope your new year has got off to a great start.

Here at CorkO we’ve been looking toward the year ahead and have identified some key dates for your 2020 orienteering diaries.

We all very much enjoy participating at orienteering races and we are always thrilled to see members sporting our club colours at national and international events. Many members are aware of the amount of voluntary work that clubs put into hosting these events with planning, organising and promotion. 

Last year our club hosted over 20 events throughout the year and we plan to stage a similar number again this year. We would appeal to all our members to get involved and help out when they can. Remember it is the members who make up the club!

Here’s to another successful orienteering year! 




Reminder our winter Strength and Conditioning Class with a professional trainer in Fitnessworx gym on the Tramore Road continues every Monday until the end of March.

When:-       8pm on Monday evenings

Start-date:- Monday 6th January

Duration:-   12 weeks

Cost:-         CorkO members €75 non-members €90 



Our social committee has decided we are overdue a meetup so to kick off the new year we're planning to dine out in Cork city on Friday 24th of January

All members are welcome to attend and full details are as follows:

Date: Friday 24th January 7:30pm

Venue: Amicus, Paul Street Cork


The meal will be partially subsided by the club.

If you haven’t already signed up please do let me know if you can make it as we will need to confirm numbers with the restaurant.

CLUB GEAR ************************* We know our members take great pride in wearing our club colours at local, national and international events. Our new CorkO tops and jackets have proved so popular that our stocks are already depleted. To keep up with demand we are planning on placing another order with Bryzos in the coming weeks. So, if you would like to invest in one of our snazzy new CorkO-tops or a comfy club jacket so that you look smart where ever you orienteer then please let me know. You can check out the design and sizing at the following link on our website: FIXTURES 


Curragh Wood Sunday January 26th

Munster League #2 Glengarra Wood Sunday February 23rd

Training Event Saturday March 7th TBC

Blackrock Urban Race Sunday March 29th

Leinster Championships Sunday April 5th

Munster Championships Sunday April 26th



The club enjoyed a very successful trip to Fermanagh and surrounding counties for last years Irish Champs and we are already looking forward to this year’s championships which will be held in Co Kerry from Friday May 1st to Monday May 4th

Day 1: Muckross House Estate Sprint Championship Day 2: Cappanalea Middle Distance Day 3: An Cruachan Classic Distance Day 4: Knockeer House Estate Relay Championships CorkO will be hosting the Classic Distance race on our challenging Crohane Lake map. Entries are now open!

We hope to have a big representation from CorkO at this year’s championships in both the individual and relay races.

We will also be looking for volunteers to assist with the logistics involved in planning and organising the Classic Distance event. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who is willing to lend a hand on the day.



As usual our Summer League will run from Tuesday May 12th to Tuesday July 21st.

Please do encourage your friends, family and work colleagues to take advantage of the long summer evenings and enjoy an orienteering adventure with us.

With 11 events to plan and organise we are keen to recruit volunteers to help with these tasks. If you are willing to get involved and would consider planning or organising one of these events we would be thrilled to hear from you!