Dates for your Orienteering Diary

Post date: Apr 05, 2016 9:46:50 AM

There are lots of great orienteering events taking place both locally and nationally in the coming weeks. So just in case you haven't heard about these events below is a brief summary of what is on offer. Lots of diverse and testing terrain to choose from. 

CorkO is always well represented at the Provincial and National championships so if you haven't already entered these events then why not consider donning your club colours and joining your club mates in the start box.

Furthermore, if your navigational skills are a little rusty then our training weekend on the Sheep's Head peninsula is the ideal opportunity to practise your orienteering techniques in a relaxed and social setting in advance of these competitions.

Hope you will consider joining us at some or all of these challenging events.


Dates: April 9th to April 10th

Location: Sheeps Head Peninsula

Hone your orienteering navigational skills by joining us on our training weekend. With a full day dedicated to training on the open terrain on the Sheeps Head you will learn or refresh the key orienteering skills. The following day you will get to put your skills to the test at one of our Munster League events which will take place on similar terrain.


Dates: April 17th

Location: Wicklow

Further Info:

3ROC are staging the 2016 Leinster Championships at Carrick Mountain, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow, on Sunday 17th April. The area was used for the Leinster Championships in 1986, 30 years ago, to mark the 10th anniversary of 3ROC and we’ll have a new map of the area to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Entries close at midnight on Sunday April 10th.


Dates: April 29th to May 2nd

Location: Waterford

Further Info:

Day 1 Friday April 29th: Irish Sprint Championship, Waterford IT Main Campus

Day 2 Saturday April 30t: Irish Middle Distance Championship, Coumshingaun, Comeragh Mountains

Day 3 Sunday May 1st: Irish Long Distance Championships, Mahon Falls, Comeragh Mountains

Day 4 Monday May 2nd: Irish Relay Championships, Towers, Lismore Estate

CorkO will be keen to enter some Rebel Relay Teams in the Irish Relay Championship and would encourage all attending to give the relay race a go. It is a fun and social event and a great why to meet fellow orienteers who are always willing to discuss post race analysis with the competitors they've been racing and chasing on the day.


Dates: Tuesday evenings from May 10th - July 19th

Location: Various locations around Cork city and county.

Further Info:

With 11 events in our Summer league there will be a variety of destinations and challenges to suit all for beginners to seasoned orienteers. This also means our club will require a lot of planners, controllers and organisers to ensure the league runs smoothly. So if you would be prepared to get involved and help in anyway we would be thrilled to hear from you.