Welcome to the Cork Schools Orienteering Association website.
The CSOA promote the sport of Orienteering in schools throughout Cork City and County.
 
 
 
 
 

CORK SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING ASSOCIATION 2016-2017

The oldest, largest & most active schools orienteering organisation in Ireland

Founded 1982 by Sean Cotter, affiliated to MSOA, ISOA, BOC & ISSF

45 Rossbrook, Model Farm Road, Cork City; 021-4546194; csoa@eircom.net; schoolsorienteering@gmail.com

Google BISHOPSTOWN for “Bishopstown Orienteering Club” and then click on “Schools Orienteering                                       

School bookings are now being accepted for all of the following:

(1) MAPPING OF YOUR SCHOOL GROUNDS: We make orienteering maps of school grounds (base map, survey, drawing, electronic copy for € 50 plus travel expenses for distances over 20 km).

(2) ORIENTEERING WORKSHOPS, COURSES & EVENTS ON YOUR SCHOOL GROUNDS: We deliver 90 minute map-reading workshops/courses to your students & staff (€ 1 per person plus travel expenses for distances over 20 km).

(3) EVENTS IN LOCAL PARKS & FORESTS FOR YOUR SCHOOL: We will organise this for your school alone or in conjunction with other schools (€2 pp for Primary Schools and €3 pp for Secondary Schools).

(4) COURSES FOR TEACHERS & TRAINEE TEACHERS (Indoors & Outdoors)

(5) SCHOOLS COMPETITIONS (Introductory, league & championship events): See Fixtures List below.

(6) INTERNATIONAL EVENTS: Selection, Preparation & Coaching.

(7) WORLD SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS (WSOC): Selection events extend over a two-year period. We have already won two first places and one third place at three different world orienteering championships events (seven teams sent to-date). Next WSOC will be in Palermo in Sicily in April 2017. Entries to isoa@eircom.net  or 021-4546194 before 15th September 2016

(8) FUND RAISING ORIENTEERING EVENTS FOR YOUR SCHOOL: On demand

(9) SCHOOL TOURS & SUMMER CAMPS (Mainly in June) Orienteering on Mondays to Fridays (Spike Island, Camden Fort Meagher, Farran Forest Park, Doneraile Forest Park, Gougane Barra Forest Park, Curraghchase Forest Park, Glengarriff Nature Reserve, Lough Hyne Wood, Fota Arboretum/House/Gardens/Wildlife Park, Millstreet Country Park, etc)

CATEGORIES: Primary School Girls (5th Class in pairs); Primary School Boys (5th Class in pairs); Primary School Girls (6th Class); Primary School Boys (6th Class); First Year Girls; First Year Boys; Second & Third Year Girls; Second & Third Year Boys; Transition Year Boys; Transition Year Girls; Post Junior Certificate Girls; Post Junior Certificate Boys.                                                                                                                                                                                                       

TEAM & INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIONS: The four best finishers (individuals/pairs) per school per category to count for team purposes (times added).                                                                                                                                                 

WHAT TO BRING: Students should bring a red biro, clear plastic bag (A4 size or larger in order to protect the map) and a change of clothes. No food or drinks allowed out on the course. If food is brought make sure you take home all litter. No smoking allowed. Interference with Controls will automatically result in disqualification of that school.                                                                          

GENERAL: Schools are expected to provide adequate supervision for their own pupils and advise them regarding their obligations towards the Country Code (“LEAVE NO TRACE”). Under the Health & Safety Act and Child Safety Acts, the participating schools should be aware that the onus is on the school (and the teachers in charge of the participating students) for the responsibility of its students while out at the orienteering competitions. At least two teachers should accompany the school to the event and one of them should go around the course in the wood on patrol. This could also be used as an instruction exercise.   Students take part at their own risk. Please ensure that your students are covered by your School Insurance policy for the day.                                                                                                                                                                                         

MAPS & ENTRY FEES: Overprinted maps, control cards & control description sheets are usually available about a week in advance from csoa@eircom.net or schoolsorienteering@gmail.com or 021-4546194.  Entry fees are eur 2 pp  for Primary Schools and €r Secondary Schools and are payable on the day or beforehand. Use waterproof pens to fill in the control cards.                                                                                                                                                                    

Cork Schools Orienteering Association (CSOA, founded 1982 by Sean Cotter; csoa@eircom.net; schoolsorienteering@gmail.com)                                                                                                                                         

Munster Schools Orienteering Association (MSOA, founded 1986 by Sean Cotter; msoa@eircom.net)                                                                     

Irish Schools Orienteering Association (ISOA, founded 1988 by Sean Cotter; isoa@eircom.net)
 

Bookings at least three days in advance to schoolsorienteering@gmail.com or csoa@eircom.net or 021-4546194; Start times from 10 am to 12 noon, earlier & later start times by appointment) 


September 2016 (Bookings in advance)


Mon 5    Two Workshops for schools in Courtmacsherry area

Thu 15    Three Workshops for schools in Donoughmore area

Tue 20     THE GEARAGH National Nature Reserve, Macroom (W329713) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching


Wed 21    Three Workshops foe schools in Mayfield

Thu 22    CARRIGALINE PARK (W733625) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Fri 23      HARBOUR VIEW Beach & Dunes, Kilbrittain (W530443) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Mon 26   WEST CORK SECRET, Kilbrittain (W493459, toilets, showers, café) ISOA & CSOA schools Introductory & Coaching event


Tue 27     LONG STRAND sand hills & RATHBARRY WOOD (W323346) 35th CSOA schools league, introductory & coaching event


Wed 28    Workshop for Mitchelstown schools

Thu 29    CORRIN HILL WOOD, near Fermoy Golf Club (W802954) 35th CSOA schools league, introductory & coaching event


Fri 30      LEES ROAD PARK, Ennis (R3279, 1 km NW of Ennis) ISOA & CSOA schools Introductory & Coaching event


 


October 2016 (Bookings in advance)


Tue 4       ROSTELLAN WOOD, off Midleton/Whitegate road (W874664) 35th CSOA schools league, introductory & coaching event


Wed 5    Workshop for Midleton school

Thu 6      GLENABO WOOD, Duntaheen Road, Fermoy (W796974) 35th CSOA schools league, introductory & coaching event

Fri 7        Workshop for Limerick City school

Mon 10   WARRENSCOURT & KILMURRY WOODS, Lissarda (W381673) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Tue 11     COURTMACSHERRY WOOD (W519427) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching               


Wed 12    CURRAGHCHASE FOREST PARK, Kilcornan, Co. Limerick (R404522) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Thu 13    CURRABINNY WOOD, off Carrigaline/Ringaskiddy road (W790622) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching


Fri 14      KINSALE ROAD AMENITY PARK (W680695) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Mon 17   THE GLEN RESOURCE & SPORTS CENTRE, Cork City (W686733) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Tue 18     MACROOM CASTLE DEMESNE, Macroom Square (W339728) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Thu 20    CORRIN HILL WOOD, near Fermoy Golf Club (W802954) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Fri 21      RIVERSTICK WOOD (W657669) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event            


Mon 24    Workshop for Tallow school

Tue 25     KILBARRY WOOD, Currabeha, Fermoy (W883977) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Wed 26    BALLYCUGGURAN Coillte Forest Recreation Area, Killaloe, Co. Clare (R688762, near UL OEC) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Thu 27    GLENABO WOOD, Fermoy

 


November 2016 (Bookings in advance)


Mon 7    CURRABINNY WOOD, Carrigaline

Tue 8       KINSALE ROAD AMENITY PARK (W680695) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Wed 9     GLENGARRA WOOD ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Thu 10    FARRAN FOREST PARK, Farran (W478712) CSOA schools league, introductory & coaching event


Fri 11      RATHBARRY/CASTLEFREKE WOOD (W325358) CSOA schools league, introductory & coaching event                  


Tue 15     BALLINCOLLIG REGIONAL PARK (Central), Ballincollig (W584710, Innishmore Estate) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Wed 16    MORLEY’S CROSS WOOD ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Thu 17    FOTA HOUSE, ARBORETUM & GARDENS, Fota Island (W791708 near Belvelly Bridge) 35th CSOA Cork Schools Championships & Introductory Day. Selection event for WSOC (World Schools Orienteering Championships)


Fri 18      FOTA ARBORETUM, GARDENS & HOUSE, Fota Island (W791708 near Belvelly Bridge) 35th CSOA Cork Schools Championships & Introductory Day. Selection event for WSOC


Mon 21    CURRABINNY WOOD, Carrigaline

 

Tue 22    CIT CAMPUS


March 2017 (Bookings in advance)
Wed 29    CORRINHILL WOOD, Fermoy ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event

Thu  30    MITCHELL'S  WOOD, Castlemartyr ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event

Fri  31    CIT CAMPUS, Bishopstown ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


April 2017 (Bookings in advance)
Tue 4        Workshop for Blarney schools

Wed 5      DONERAILE WILDLIFE PARK 31st MSOA Munster Schools Championships, introductory & coaching event; Selection event for WSOC (World Schools Orienteering Championships)

22 – 28    PALERMO, Sicily: World Schools Orienteering Championships for those born in 1999 to 2003. (Details from & entries to SC)

Tue 25   Workshop for Midleton schools
Wed 26  Workshop for Midleton schools

Thu 27    GOUGANE BARRA FOREST PARK, Ballingeary (W082650) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event

Fri 28      GLENABO WOOD, Duntaheen Road, Fermoy (W796974) 35th CSOA schools league, introductory & coaching event

 

May 2017 (Bookings in advance)

Thu 4      CORRIN HILL WOOD, near Fermoy Golf Club (W802954) 35th CSOA schools league, introductory & coaching event

Fri 5        CURRAGHCHASE FOREST PARK  29th ISOA Irish Schools Championships & Introductory Day; Selection event for WSOC (World Schools Orienteering Championships)            

Mon 8     KNOCKAUN WOOD (X026879) on Tallow/Youghal road. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event

Tue 9      GLENBOWER WOOD, Killeagh (X004767) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching

Wed 9 Workshop for Ballyvolane schools

Thu 11    THE GEARAGH NATIONAL RESERVE, on Macroom / Inchigeelagh road (W 329713) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching

Fri 12      KILBRITTAIN WOOD, Coillte Forest Recreation Area (W523469) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event

Tue 16     FARRAN FOREST PARK, Farran (W478712); ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event

Thu 18     GLENABO WOOD, Fermoy; ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event

Fri 19       BALLINCOLLIG REGIONAL PARK; ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event

Thu 25    Workshop for Ballyvolane schools
Fri 26      Workshop for Ballyvolane schools

Tue 30     BALLINSPITTLE WOOD, Kinsale; ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event

Wed 31    THE GLEN, Cork City; ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event

June 2017 (Bookings in advance)

Thu 4      CURRAGH WOOD, Midleton. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Fri 2        CIT Campus. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Tue 6      CURRABINNY WOOD, Carrigaline. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Wed 7     KINSALE ROAD PARK, Cork City. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Thu 8      ROSTELLAN WOOD, Midleton. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Fri 9       RATHBARRY WOOD, Clonakilty. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Mon 12  BALLINCOLLIG PARK. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Tue 13   CORRINHILL WOOD, Fermoy. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Wed 14  KNOCKAUN WOOD, Tallow. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Thu 15   KNOCKANNIG WOOD, Fermoy. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Fri 16     BOTTLEHILL WOOD, Grenagh. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event


Mon 19  CASTLEBLAGH WOOD, Ballyhooly. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event