CorkO 2015 Summer League Champions

Post date: Jul 25, 2015 10:43:42 AM

Cork Orienteering Club is delighted with the success of our 2015 Summer League and very much appreciate the support from the many individuals and families who regularly made the journey every Tuesday evening to the various destinations throughout the county. In particular, the follow individuals Mary Curran, Donal Burke, Eric O'Connor, Francis Harrington and Liam Twomey managed to attend all the events in this year’s league.

Throughout the league campaign it was marvellous to see so many people trying the sport of orienteering for the first time. Furthermore, it was fantastic to see so many of these individuals getting bitten by the orienteering bug. They not only got more competitive each week but also became very determined to finish the league and claim their technical league finisher t-shirt.

In the competition side 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 right throughout the results table. 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 all the relay action 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 winner and runner-up. All league finishers on the Short course were awarded medals. A number of individuals demonstrated their consistent orienteering prowess throughout the 2015 Summer League and achieved a very low points total in the process.



The title of Long Course Men’s League Champion went to Conrad Daly who finished three points clear of the chasing pack. Niamh Corbett managed to re-gain the title of Long Course Ladies League Champion which she last attained over the Summer of 2013.

The full list of Long course prize winners is as follows:

Long Course Mens League

CHAMPION: Conrad Daly (14pts)

Runner-up:         Donal Murphy (17pts)

Joint 3rd:           Agris Kramins (23pts) and Brian Corbett (23pts)

5th:                   Richard Latimer (39pts)

Long Course Ladies League

CHAMPION: Niamh Corbett (7pts)

Runner-up:         Eibhlin Cleary (13pts)

3rd:                   Trishia O'Mahony (14pts)

4th:                   Elaine Sheridan (19pts)

5th:                   Norah O'Brien (30pts)

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 Long Course Junior Champion and Runner Up.

Long Course Junior Champion: Zac O'Sullivan Hourihan (74pts)

Long Course Junior Runner-up:                 Dan McDonnell (75pts)

Junior Long Course Finisher                     Ben Latimer (143pts)

Junior Long Course Finisher                     Cathal Lane (179pts)



Following a run of six consecutive event wins the title of 2015 Short Course Champion went to Matthew Kearney. There were 18 league finishers on the Short course and no doubt following all this orienteering experience there will be some future orienteering stars in the making here. All the Short course finishers listed below received medals to mark their outstanding achievement in completing the league.

CHAMPION: Matthew Kearney (6pts)

Runner-up:         Liam Twomey (14pts)

3rd:                   Zane Kramina (41pts)

4th:                   Isaac Bosonnet (53pts)

5th:                   Chiara Bosonnet (56pts)

6th:                   Finbarr Scannell (63pts)

7th:                  Jamie Condon (70pts)

8th:                  David Moylan (109pts)

9th:                  Conor Kearney (123pts)

10th:                Geraldine Kearney (124pts)

10th:                Jim Kearney (124pts)

12th:                Helena Cogan (129pts)

13th:                Klara O'Callaghan (131pts)

14th:                Ciara, Alex & Ruaidhri (138pts)

15th:                Erin O'Brien (152pts)

16th:                Tomas Desmond (154pts)

17th:                Laoise O'Mahony (162pts)

18th:                Aisling O'Mahony (188pts)

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.

Enjoy the break and hopefully see you back and refreshed at the Autumn League.

Pictured above are our 2015 Summer League Champions - Conrad Daly, Niamh Corbett and Matthew Kearney

Our League Prize Winners