CorkO 2016 Summer League Prize Winners

Post date: Jul 23, 2016 11:24:1 AM

Cork Orienteering Club is delighted with the success of our 2016 Summer Orienteering League. We 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 city and county. Top marks to the follow individuals Claire O'Brien, Eric O'Connor, Stephen Murphy and Finn Larsson who managed to attend all the events in this year’s league. These are four truly dedicated orienteers.The CSO released some of their census statistics last week so we're going to follow their lead and give you some interesting 2016 Summer League statistics. Throughout the league campaign our Long courses covered a total of 43.8km across the various destinations while the Short courses amassed a staggering 21.4km of forest tracks and trails. Not so Short when you add them all together! Throughout the league campaign it was marvellous to see so many people trying the sport of orienteering. Over the 10 competitive weeks of the league we had over 200 individual entries on the Short course and a further 178 unique entrants attempt the Long. Furthermore, it was fantastic to see so many of these individuals and families 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. So this year we had a record number of league finishers with over 130 people eligible to receive these fashionable running tops so all of these folks will be orienteering in style this Autumn. On the competitive 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 some of the League 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 men and women league finishers on the Long course, the junior Long course winner and runner-up and the top three finishers on the Short course. All league finishers on the Short course were awarded medals for their great achievement. ---------------------- LONG COURSE The title of Long Course Men’s League Champion went to Agris Kramins who finished just one point clear of the chasing pack. Claire O'Brien took the title of Long Course Ladies League Champion.

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

Long Course Men's League CHAMPION:       Agris Kramins (13pts) Runner-up:              Brian Corbett (14pts) 3rd:                        Andrew Turner (24pts) Joint 4th:                Dan McDonnell and Gerald Duffy (32pts) 5th:                        Dermot Murphy (33pts)Long Course Ladies League CHAMPION:       Claire O'Brien (13pts) Runner-up:              Trishia O'Mahony (17pts) 3rd:                        Elaine Sheridan (21pts) 4th:                        Sinead O'Donoghue (25pts) 5th:                        Michelle Aherne (26pts) 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 prizes to the Long Course Junior Champion and Runner Up. Long Course Junior Champion: Cathal Lane (122pts)

Long Course Junior Runner-up: Matthew Kearney (197pts)



The title of Short course Champion went to Claire Lane and I'm sure this win will get her promoted to the Long course next year! Chiara Bosonnet was our Short course League runner up. She has been refining her orienteering skills over the last few years so it is great to see her claim a podium spot. The final spot on the rostrum went to Desmond O’Brien.

This year we had a record number of individuals and families complete the Short course league with 32 league finishers almost double last year’s number. No doubt with 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:        Claire Lane (10pts) Runner-up:                Chiara Bosonnet (24pts) 3rd:                          Desmond O'Brien (26pts) 4th:                          Liam Twomey 5th:                          Isaac Bosonnet 6th:                          Gavin McIIreavy 

7th:                          Iarlaith O'Cinneide 

8th:                          Michael Morely 

9th:                          Tadgh O'Cinneide 

10th:                        Black Family 

11th:                        Zane Kramina 

12th:                        The Brett of Fresh Air 

13th:                        Somhairle O'Cinneide 

14th:                        Condon & Dillon 

15th:                        Ella Morley 

16th:                        Rosie Morley 

17th:                        David Moylan 

18th:                        Erin O'Brien 

19th                         Finn Larson 19th:                        Hannah Lucey 

21st:                        Helena Cogan 

21st:                        Martha Lucey 

23rd:                        Bernadette Coleman 

24th:                        Cronin Moynihan 

25th:                        Max & Matthew O'Shea 

26th:                        Hannah Larsson 

27th:                        Darragh O'Crualaoich 

28th:                        Jerry Moynihan 

29th:                        Liadan O'Crualaoich 

30th:                        Tomas Desmond 

31st:                        Dillon & Condon 

32th:                        Liam Hickey 

Special medals were also handed out on the night to some very enthusiastic junior orienteers that almost finished this year’s league.

Aisling and Laoise O'Mahony

Abbey and Ruadh Collins and

Mary Ann O'Brien for her great work helping out at various events.

Aisling and Laoise also deserve a special mention for bringing back lovely flowers to the event organisers at various events. We very much appreciated the pretty bluebells, buttercups and woodrush. Thanks girls!

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 once again thank all the planners and event organisers for helping stage all eleven events in the league. Without them we wouldn't have a league.

Finally, we would also 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.