Happy New Year!

Post date: Jan 08, 2016 10:2:15 PM

We would like to wish all our members and supports a very Happy New Year! The 2016 Orienteering calendar is jam packed with events taking place at a local, national and international level. Several of our committee members have already added some exciting events to their orienteering diaries and all agreed we should encourage more of our members and followers to do the same.So we've identified a few events that will be taking place at various interesting and challenging destinations in the next few months that we would like you to consider participating in. A brief synopsis of these events and more importantly their dates are listed below. Some are at nearby locations while others are a little further afield but all offer unique and diverse orienteering terrain.

CorkO was well represented at all the provincial and National Championships last year and we would be delighted to see members donning our club colours and participating at these events again this year. So I hope you can find something that would appeal to you in the events summarised below and maybe we can persuade you to get active in partaking and sharing the journey and experience with fellow club mates. Perhaps some of these events could be incorporated into your holiday plans.

If you are intrigued by any of the events and want to know more please do get in touch. Furthermore, several of these events are being planned and organised by CorkO so if you are prepared to get involved and help out in anyway at any of these events we would be delighted to hear from you.

I hope we can inspire you to new orienteering goals this year and make your 2016 orienteering season a great one.


Dates: February 6th, February 13th, March 12th and March 19th

Locations: TCD, UCD, UL, Mary I and UCC

Further Info: 


In Spring 2016, you are all invited to take part in a series of Orienteering Sprint Races around the University Campuses of TCD, UCD, UL, Mary I and UCC.

Race 1 February 6th, Trinity College Dublin

Race 2 February 13th,  University College Dublin

Race 3 March 12th, AM: Mary Immaculate College, PM: University of Limerick

Race 4 March 19th, University College Cork


Dates: March 25th to March 28th

Location: Yorkshire, UK

Further Info: www.thejk.org.uk

The JK is the UK's premier annual multi-day competition, attracting orienteers from around the world. This year the 50th JK festival of Orienteering will take place in the Yorkshire. The weekend comprises four days of top-class competition:

Day 1 Friday March 25th, Sprint Race, Leeds University

Day 2 Saturday March 26th, Individual Race, Wass Forest

Day 3 Sunday March 27th, Individual Race, Kilnsey

Day 4 Monday March 28th, Relays, Storthes Hall


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 29th to May 2nd

Location: Waterford

Further Info: www.ioc2016.net

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: www.corko.net

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.


Dates: June 4th to June 6th

Location: Wicklow

Further Info: www.leinster3day2016.org

You are all invited to participate at the Leinster 3-Day Orienteering competition. This is the first time ever that an orienteering event of this nature has been staged in Ireland: where five clubs in one area will work together to provide three days of high quality orienteering in the Wicklow Mountains, located just south of Dublin, Ireland's capital city.

Day 1 Saturday June 4th, Glendoo Ridge, Wicklow

Day 2 Sunday June 5th, Lough Firrib, Wicklow

Day 3 Monday June 6th, Scarr, Wicklow