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CORK SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING ASSOCIATION 2017-2018

The oldest, largest & most active schools orienteering organisation in Ireland; Founded 1982 by Sean Cotter.

Affiliated to Irish Schools Orienteering Association, Irish School Sports Federation and International School Sports Federation (organisers of World Schools Orienteering Championships every second year)

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 school grounds, GAA grounds, local parks  (Base map of school, mapping of school grounds, travel costs, computer drawing, electronic & hard copies of orienteering map)    (Minimum rate €50)    
  2. 90-minute workshop on Map-Reading and developing a Basic Navigation System (photocopying of six-colour orienteering maps, control cards, control description sheets, travel costs)                                          (€ 1 per pupil)                                                                                     
  3. Orienteering Introductory/Coaching/Competition event (Primary pupils € 2 pp; Secondary students € 3 pp)                                                                                                           

Cash or cheques payable to BOC or electronic transfer to

(IBAN) IE56 AIBK 9343 2160 3682 16, (BIC) AIBK IE2D

(Bishopstown Orienteering Club, AIB Bishopstown)

WORLD SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS (WSOC): Selection events extend over a two-year period. We have already won two first individual places, one second individual place and one third relay place at three different world orienteering championship events (seven teams sent to-date). Next WSOC will be in 2019 in Otepaa in Estonia for those born in 2001 to 2005.  Entries to isoa@eircom.net  or 021-4546194.

FUND RAISING ORIENTEERING EVENTS FOR YOUR SCHOOL: On demand

SCHOOL TOURS & SUMMER CAMPS (Mainly in June) Orienteering on Mondays to Fridays.

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 per primary school children and eur 3 per secondary school students 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 2017 (Bookings in advance)

Mon 18   SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Tue 19     SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Thu 21    SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)        

Fri 22      LORETO & ST. COLMAN’S COLLEGE SPORTSGROUNDS, Fermoy (W811981) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Mon 25   WEST CORK SECRET, Kilbrittain (W493459, toilets, showers, café) ISOA / CSOA schools Introductory & Coaching event (advance bookings). Also a Cork Walking Week event

Tue 26     CURRABINNY WOOD, off Carrigaline/Ringaskiddy road (W790622) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance). Also a Cork Walking Week event

Thu 28    CORRIN HILL WOOD, near Fermoy Golf Club (W802954) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance). Also a Cork Walking Week event

Fri 29      THE GEARAGH National Nature Reserve (W329713) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance). Also a Cork Walking Week event

 

October 2017 (Bookings in advance)

Mon 2     KINSALE ROAD AMENITY PARK (W680695) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Tue 3       ROSTELLAN WOOD, off Midleton/Whitegate road (W874664) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Wed 4      CURRAGHCHASE FOREST PARK, Kilcornan, Co. Limerick (R404522) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event

Thu 5      WARRENSCOURT WOODS (W381673) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Fri 6        CIT CAMPUS & MURPHY’S FARM (W633704) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Mon 9     SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Tue 10     RATHBARRY WOOD & LONG STRAND sand hills (W323346) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Wed 11    TRABOLGAN HOLIDAY COMLEX, Whitegate (W838618) East Cork Schools Championships & Schools Introductory Day (Bookings to ISOA & CSOA at least 3 days in advance)

Thu 12    MACROOM CASTLE DEMESNE, Macroom Square (W339728) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Fri 13      THE GLEN PARK, Ballyhooly Road, Cork City (W686733) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Mon 16   SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Tue 17     HARBOUR VIEW Beach & Dunes, Kilbrittain (W530443) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Wed 18    SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Thu 19    GOUGANE BARRA FOREST PARK, Ballingeary (W082650) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Fri 20      SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)        

Mon 23   SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Tue 24     BALLINCOLLIG REGIONAL PARK (Central), Ballincollig (W584710, Innishmore Estate) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Thu 26    GLENABO WOOD, Duntaheen Road, Fermoy (W796974). Park on main road outside Cluain Ard & Forest Glen housing estates) 36th CSOA Cork Schools Championships & Introductory Day. Selection event for WSOC (bookings in advance)

Fri 27      GLENABO WOOD, Duntaheen Road, Fermoy (W796974). Park on main road outside Cluain Ard & Forest Glen housing estates) 36th CSOA Cork Schools Championships & Introductory Day. Selection event for WSOC (bookings in advance)

Sun 29     GLENABO WOOD (South), Duntaheen Road, Fermoy (W796974) Cork Autumn league 8 & Family Day & 36th Cork Schools Championships. Park on main road outside Cluain Ard & Forest Glen housing estates.

 

November 2017 (Bookings in advance)

Tue 7       SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Wed 8      DROMKEEN WOOD, Innishannon Bridge (W540569) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Thu 9      MARLOGUE WOOD, East Ferry, Cobh (W848674) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Fri 10      SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Mon 13   CURRABINNY WOOD, off Carrigaline/Ringaskiddy road (W790622) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Tue 14     COURTMACSHERRY WOOD (W519427) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)     

Wed 15    CORRIN HILL WOOD, near Fermoy Golf Club (W802954) North Cork Schools Championships & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Thu 16    FOTA HOUSE, ARBORETUM & WOODS, Fota Island (W791708 near Belvelly Bridge) 32nd MSOA Munster Schools Championships, 37th CSOA league & introductory & coaching event; Selection event for WSOC (bookings in advance)

Fri 17      FOTA HOUSE, ARBORETUM & WOODS, Fota Island (W791708 near Belvelly Bridge) 32nd MSOA Munster Schools Championships,37th CSOA league &  introductory & coaching event; Selection event for WSOC (bookings in advance)

Sun 19     FOTA ARBORETUM, GARDENS & HOUSE, Fota Island (W791708 near Belvelly Bridge) Cork County league 3 & Family Day & 32nd Munster Schools Championships

Mon 20   SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Tue 21     DONERAILE WILDLIFE PARK (R603077) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)                                                                               

Thu 23    DROMILLIHY WOOD, on Rosscarberry / Leap road (W238385) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Fri 24      SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Mon 27   SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Tue 28     SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

 

 

March 2018 (Bookings in advance)

Mon 5     SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Tue 6       KINSALE ROAD AMENITY PARK (W680695) Cork City Schools Championships & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Thu 8      SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Fri 9        SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Tue 13     SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Wed 14    ROSTELLAN WOOD (W874664) 30th ISOA Irish Schools Championships & Introductory Day; Selection event for WSOC (bookings in advance)

Thu 15    ROSTELLAN WOOD (W874664) 30th ISOA Irish Schools Championships & Introductory Day; Selection event for WSOC (bookings in advance)            

Fri 16      SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Sun 18     ROSTELLAN WOOD, off Midleton/Whitegate road (W874664) Cork Spring league 3 & Family Day & 30th ISOA Irish Schools Championships                                                    

Tue 20     THE GEARAGH National Nature Reserve (W329713) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Thu 22    SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Fri 23      CIT CAMPUS, Bishopstown (W633704). ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

 

April 2018 (Bookings in advance)

Tue 10     WATERGRASSHILL FOREST ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Thu 12    GOUGANE BARRA FOREST PARK, Ballingeary (W082650) West Cork Schools Championships & 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Fri 13      SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Tue 17     SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Thu 19    SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Tue 24     SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

Thu 26    SCHOOLS WORKSHOP DAY (bookings to ISOA or CSOA)

 

May 2018 (Bookings in advance)

Tue 8       BALLINCOLLIG REGIONAL PARK (Central), Ballincollig (W584710, Innishmore Estate) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Wed 9      DROMKEEN WOOD, Innishannon Bridge (W540569) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Thu 10    GOUGANE BARRA FOREST PARK, Ballingeary (W082650) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Fri 11      WARRENSCOURT WOODS (W381673) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Mon 14   ST. JOHN’S HOLY WELL FOREST, off Millstreet/Ryelane road (W320855). ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Tue 15     KILBRITTAIN WOOD (W523469, Kilbrittain Community Centre & GAA Fields). 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)  

Wed 16    MARLOGUE WOOD, East Ferry, Cobh (W848674) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Thu 17    CORRIN HILL WOOD, near Fermoy Golf Club (W802954) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Fri 18      LORETO & ST. COLMAN’S COLLEGE SPORTSGROUNDS, Fermoy (W811981) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Tue 22     THE GEARAGH NATIONAL RESERVE, on Macroom / Inchigeelagh road (W 329713) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

 

June 2018 (Bookings in advance)

Wed 6      DROMILLIHY WOOD, on Rosscarberey / Leap road (W238385) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Thu 7      ROSTELLAN WOOD, off Midleton/Whitegate road (W874664) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & Cork Harbour Festival schools orienteering event (bookings in advance)

Fri 8        CURRABINNY WOOD, off Carrigaline/Ringaskiddy road (W790622) 37th CSOA league & ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance) & Cork Harbour Festival schools orienteering event (bookings in advance)

Mon 11   KINSALE ROAD AMENITY PARK (W680695) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Tue 12     CORRIN HILL WOOD, near Fermoy Golf Club (W802954) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Wed 13    MACROOM CASTLE DEMESNE, Macroom Square (W339728) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Thu 14    GLENGARRA WOOD, Mitchelstown ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Fri 15      GLENBOWER WOOD, Killeagh (X004767) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Mon 18   FOTA HOUSE, GARDENS, ARBORETUM & WOODS, Fota Island (W791708 near Belvelly Bridge) ISOA & CSOA introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Tue 19     KILBRITTAIN WOOD (W523469, Kilbrittain Community Centre & GAA Fields). ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)  

Wed 20    LISS ARD HOTEL, GARDENS, IRISH SKY GARDEN & WOODS (W131323) on Skibbereen / Castletownsend road. ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Wed 20    DONERAILE WILDLIFE PARK (R603077) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Thu 21    GLENABO WOOD, Duntaheen Road, Fermoy (W796974) 35th CSOA schools league, introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance). Park on main road outside Cluain Ard & Forest Glen housing estates)

Fri 22      KILBARRY WOOD, Currabeha, Fermoy (W883977) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Mon 25   THE GLEN PARK, Ballyhooly Road, Cork City (W686733) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Tue 26     BALLINCOLLIG REGIONAL PARK (Central), Ballincollig (W584710, Innishmore Estate) ISOA & CSOA schools introductory & coaching event (bookings in advance)

Wed 27    THE GEARAGH National Nature Reserve (W329713) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

Thu 28    GOUGANE BARRA FOREST PARK, Ballingeary (W082650) ISOA / CSOA schools introductory & coaching (bookings in advance)

 

Extra venues / dates put on by request

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SCHOOLS ORIENTEERING Membership Application Form 2017-2018

CSOA, MSOA, ISOA, BOC & ISSF   

 

NAME OF SCHOOL_______________________________

 

Tel. No.__________________

 

E-mail (Print)_______________________

 

SCHOOL ADDRESS_______________________________________________________________________________________

 

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER (In case of Event Cancellation due to bad weather, etc)___________________________

NUMBER OF ORIENTEERING STUDENTS (Approx.) _________________________

 “I/we accept that Orienteering is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. We are aware of and accept these risks. We wish to participate in these activities voluntarily and undertake to be responsible for our own actions and involvement.                                                                                  I/we understand that by agreeing to participate in this series of events the Promoters, their servants or agents will not be responsible for any injuries, claims or damages to persons or property howsoever arising either from inherent risks of the sport, the nature of property on which the sport is conducted, or the negligence, breach of duty including statuary duty of the promoters, their servants or agents.                                                                                                                                                                    

 I/we will provide adequate supervision for own pupils and advise them regarding their obligations towards the Country Code and Farmland Code. Our pupils will be covered by our own school insurance while taking part in all orienteering competitions.                                                                                                                

I/we agree to abide by the Rules, Regulations and decisions of the Association(s).

I/we are aware that entries are accepted subject to the Rules & Regulations of the Association”.

               

SIGNATURE OF TEACHER (PERSON) – IN - CHARGE________________________________; Date__________________

 

School Affiliation fee:  €5 per school (cash or cheques payable to “Cash”)

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For official use:

Date of approval_________________;

Secretary___________________________

All completed application forms and membership fees to be sent to the Schools Secretary, Sean Cotter, Arabia, 45 Rossbrook, Model Farm Road, Cork City, T12 K38C