CorkO 2014 Summer League Prize Winners
Post date: Jul 24, 2014 10:2:11 PM
Cork Orienteering Club is delighted with the success of our 2014 Summer League. This year we saw an increase in numbers participating at all eleven events in the league. The fine weather, scenic locations and range of courses really appealed to all those wishing to enjoy an outdoor adventure on a long summers evening.
Many regularly made the journey every Tuesday evening to the various destinations throughout the county. It was very evident throughout the latter half of the league that many participants were very determined to finish the league and claim their technical t-shirt. In the competition end of things we had ten fiercely competitive events and many worthy event winners. The overall league which required competitors to complete at least six of the ten events was hugely competitive. Although several of the Champion titles were decided in advance of the final competitive event the remaining prize winning spots were hotly contests right to the bitter end.
So on Tuesday evening following the excitement and fun of the relay event in Farran Forest Park competitors adjourned to the National Rowing Centre which was a short 50m walk from the car park where they got to enjoy a scrumptious BBQ. When everyone was served the summer league prize-giving ceremony commenced.
Prizes were awarded to the top five finishers on the Long course and the junior Long course winners. All league finishers on the Short course were awarded medals and medals were also presented to a number of other league finishers who finished a mix of Short and Long course events over the course of the league.
A number of families demonstrated their orienteering prowess throughout the 2014 Summer League and as a result they featured prominently in the winners list. The Corbett men and Lucey siblings bagged prizes on the Long course. The 2013 Short course Champion, Joe Bosonnet advanced to the Long course this year and really demonstrated the progression in his orienteering skills and pace by challenging for a top twenty finish each week. As a result he claimed the Junior Long course Champion title this year. Meanwhile his siblings Chiara and Isaac were jostling for podium places on the Short course right throughout the league. Challenging Joe over the course of the league were the O’Sullivan siblings Oisin and Aoife who also pushed themselves by taking up the Long course challenge each week. No doubt following all this orienteering experience there are some future orienteering stars in the making here.
On the Long course Cillin Corbett successfully defended the Championship title he won last year while Sharon Lucey was crowned the new Women’s Champion. The full list of Long course prize winners is as follows:
Long Course Men's League
CHAMPION: Cillin Corbett (6pts)
Runner-up: John Chandler (11pts)
3rd: Conrad Daly (14pts)
4th: Jonathan Lucey (19pts)
5th: Brian Corbett (22pts)
Long Course Women's League
CHAMPION: Sharon Lucey (10pts)
Joint Runners-up: Deirdre Creedon and Trishia O'Mahony (17pts)
4th: Elaine Sheridan (19pts)
5th: Una Buckley (32pts)
In recognition of the achievement of many junior orienteers who took on the challenge of the Long course each week and succeeded in finishing the league we awarded medals to all junior long course finishers listed below and prizes to the Junior Male and Female Champions.
Long Course Junior Male Champion: Joe Bosonnet (122pts)
Long Course Junior Female Champion: Aoife O'Sullivan (54pts)
Junior Long Course Finisher Oisin O'Sullivan (127pts)
Junior Long Course Finisher Dan McDonnell (145pts)
Junior Long Course Finisher Cathal Lane (244pts)
Junior Long Course Finisher Ben Latimer (293pts)
Pictured above are the Long Course Champions from left to right Cillin Corbett, Sharon Lucey, Joe Bosonnet and Aoife O'Sullivan
There were very few points separating the podium finishers on the Short course but Callum McIlreavy emerged as the 2014 Short Course Champion. All the Short course finishers listed below received medals to mark their outstanding achievement in completing the league.
CHAMPION: Callum McIlreavy (19pts)
Runner-up: Jamie Latimer (23pts)
3rd: Gerry & Maeve Brett (27pts)
4th: Chiara Bosonnet (49pts)
5th: Isaac Bosonnet (69pts)
6th: Finbarr Scannell (74pts)
7th: Jerry Moynihan (76pts)
7th: Alex O'Brien (76pts)
9th: Jamie Condon (78pts)
10th: Zane Kramina (82pts)
11th: Audrey Burkley (92pts)
12th: Ailbhe & Kai Creedon O'Sullivan (128pts)
13th: Sarah Scannell (130pts)
14th: Helena Cogan (159pts)
14th: Ella McSweeney (159pts)
16th: Jim Kearney (188pts)
17th: Conor Kearney (193pts
17th: Grainne Myers (193pts)
19th: Geraldine Kearney (194pts)
Medals were also awarded to the following short course contestants for their regular participation.
LONG/SHORT COURSE FINISHERS
We had a number of young orienteering adventurers who under took a mix of Long and Short courses throughout the league and to acknowledge their achievement and to encourage them to keep improving their orienteering skills they were presented with medals.
Finally, throughout the league I'm sure many of you would have spotted some of our regular Buggy-O contestants in action. These young passengers were always issuing words of encouragement to the buggy pushers and eagerly got all the beeps en route. We admire their enthusiasm and credit their achievement by issuing these future stars listed below medals.
It was tremendous to see the sheer delight of many of our junior prize winners at their wonderful achievements. Congratulations to our Champions, winners and medallists and well done to all our league finishers and participants.
We would like to thank everyone who participated at all our league events. Without you the league wouldn't have been the success that it was. We really appreciate your support and hope you enjoyed the courses and venues we visited along the way.
So enjoy the break and hopefully see you back and refreshed at the Autumn League.