11 September 2012
Irish Junior Squad News can now be found on the new Junior/College blog
Selection Policies for JWOC and EYOC in 2016 are on the Selections page.
The Time Trial page has been updated with March 2015 results.
24 May 2013
The JWOC 2013 team has been selected:
W20 Niamh Corbett, Aine McCann
M20 Niall McCarthy, Eoin McCullough, Jack Millar, Jonathan Quinn.
Team Leader Greg McCann.
JWOC this year takes place in Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic between Sun 30 June & Sun 7 July.
And in other news, times for the May Time Trial are on winsplits http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=25614 and splitsbrowser http://www.splitsbrowser.org.uk/splitsgraph.php?eventId=6511 .
Conditions were good, and Josh put up a new 4-lap record of 22 mins 14 seconds. Full results on the time trial page
Reminder of the remaining JHI and EYOC selection races for 2013:
Sun 2 June: Shamrock O-Ringen Day 2 - Crohane Mt.
Sat 22 June: Donard Forest
Wed 10 July: WOC Tour stage 2 - Sotkamo
Tue 30 July: Scottish 6-day stage 3 - Culbin
11 April 2013
JHI 2013 14/15th September - South
Wales - Bulletin 1
11 March 2013
Time Trial times and splits for March 2013 are on the time trial page, no records were set this time, conditions were very bad specially on the first hill.
7 March 2013
The Time Trial page is now updated with results for September 2012, and all the way back to March 2007.
09 February 2013
Irish Junior Squad - Upcoming relevant Events February 2013
16 January 2013
Draft selection policies for JWOC, EYOC, JHI 2013 are attached on the Selections page.
11 September 2012
Simple results of the Time Trial are on the Sep 2012 Training page.
4 September 2012
Training weekend Sat 8-Sun 9 Sep.
Map of the Time Trial route, and results of all the previous trial runs are on the Time Trial page.
Also splits for 2011 and 2012, plus winsplits and splitsbrowser links.
31 August 2012
JHI 2012 Irish Junior Squad
Junior Home Internationals 2012. This event will take place in Surrey, England on the weekend 13/14th October.
Maps and Bulletin 1 are at JHI 2012.
The following team has been selected.
Eadaoin McCavana, Emer Perkins, Meabh Perkins, Norah O’Brien
Roisin Long, Aoife McCavana, Caoimhe O’Boyle, Jill Stephens
Niamh Corbett, Cliona McCullough, Deirdre Ryan, Siobhan Delaney
Eoghan Knight, Ruairi Long, James Millar, Robert Pim
Frazer Howe, Peter Meehan, Paul Pruzina, Jonathan Quinn
Eoin McCullough, Jack Millar, Laurence Quinn, Mark Stephens
30 May 2012
This years JHI will be hosted by England on 13 and 14th October not far from Gatwick Airport.
From what I can see of the Headley Heath and Banstead Heath maps the courses will be very runnable so get training!
Anyone interested in a preview of old maps of the area let me know. Mike Long
24 May 2012
The team to represent Ireland at EYOC 2012 in France will be:
W16 Aoife McCavana, Roisin Long
M16 Jonathan Quinn
W18 Niamh Corbett
M18 Eoin Mc Cullough, Jack Miller
8 May 2012
JWOC Team Selected
The team to represent Ireland at JWOC 2012 in Slovakia will be:
W20 Aine McCann
M20 Colm Moran, Conor Short, Josh O'Sullivan-Hourihan
8 May 2012
New Junior Affairs Officer
Welcome to Mike Long who has taken over the job of looking after the Junior Squad, or to give him his official title Director of Junior Representative Orienteering.
17 April 2012
More than 50 Irish juniors ran in the JK in Scotland over Easter.
The GEN team of Laurence Quinn, Jonathan Quinn & Aoife McCavana won the Ad Hoc Relay.
Summary of results & some photos to follow...
25 March 2012
Time Trial times are on the Trial page, also published on winsplits and splitsbrowser.
The next Junior Squad event is the JK International in Scotland over Easter, with 3 days of training after the competition.
28 Feb 2012
The next training weekend is on 10-11 March and includes the time trial run in the Phoenix Park on Sat 10th.
Preliminary details are on the Event page.
This page also has links to previous results of the Trial and map of the route.
February mid-term training was in Cos. Down & Louth, organised by Greg & based in Delamont Outdoor Centre. The weather was quite benign for Ireland though not comparable with Portugal. 16 juniors survived 4 gruelling days of competition and training - the Leinster league event in Rossmore on Sun 11th, followed by a day's training on Slieve Croob, training for middle distance in Tollymore & long distance on Carlingford. There was no let-up in the evenings as John Kremer talked about psychological aspects, Igor Stefko taught self-massage and talked about Slovakia & JWOC 2012, and everyone practised on routegadget, splitsbrowser & attackpoint. In their spare time the juniors were brought rock-climbing!
Simon & Allan organised the January training weekend on Crossmurrin. In bitter wind with snow visible on the hills the juniors persevered with short & long leg training and interpreting the Crossmurrin vegetation. An evening session on training, exercising and stretching in the comfort of Gortatole outdoor centre had everyone warmed up for the Frostbite event in Navar on Sunday.
25 Jan 2012
Selection Policy for Junior competitions JWOC and EYOC in 2012 is on the Selections page.
The Calendar page has been updated with the Junior Squad calendar for 2012
24 Jan 2011
Brief update of important dates:
Training in Fermanagh this weekend 28-29 Jan.
Training for potential JWOC and EYOC teams in Co. Down 12-15 Feb.
Training and Time Trial in Dublin/Leinster 10-11 March.
JK Scotland 6-9 April.
Training in Scotland after the JK 10-12 April.
2 Oct 2011
Ireland 3rd at JHI!
For the 2nd year in a row the Irish Juniors outran the Welsh to take the Judith Wingham Trophy at the JHI, held in Gortalughany & Necarne in Fermanagh.
England dominated both relay and individual competitions. Points after the Individual races (run in conjunction with the Northern Irish Champs) were England 80, Scotland 51, Ireland 44, Wales 41. Scotland pulled ahead in the Relays but the Irish juniors ran consistently, with some sparkling performances, to increase their lead over Wales.
Results and splits of Individual and Relay competitions are up at http://www.niorienteering.org.uk/NIOA/index.php?Results. As well as plenty of solid results there were 4 Irish prizewinners - Jack Millar (M18) & Caoimhe O'Boyle (W14) both 2nd in their classes, and Aine McCann & Niamh Corbett 3rd in W18 and W16 respectively.
Scores and Irish results on the JHI 2011 page
25 Sep 2011
Final Information on the JHI is now available, with courses and previously used version of both maps - can be seen on the JHI 2011 page
18 Sep 2011
The next Junior Squad training will be on Sat 29 Oct (the day before the Munster Champs) - details still to be confirmed, accommodation at Rathgormack on Saturday night, and on Sunday night also if there is sufficient interest.
Juniors from M/W14 to M/W20 (and experienced M/W12s) who are interested should email juniorrep at orienteering dot ie
18 Sep 2011
Junior Home International, Fermanagh, 1-2 Oct
Congratulations to the team selected to run for Ireland at the JHI:
W18: Aine McCann, Andrea Stefko, Deirdre Ryan, Siomha Callanan
W16: Aoife McCavana, Cliona McCullough, Niamh Corbett, Roisin Long
W14: Caoimhe O'Boyle, Jill Stephens, Meabh Perkins, Siobhan Delaney
M18: Alex Simonin, Cillin Corbett, Jack Millar, Laurence Quinn
M16: Donal Kearns, Harry Millar, Jonathan Quinn, Shane Hoare
M14: Cathal O'Cleirigh, Paul Pruzina, Peter Meehan, Sandis Rektins
The Individual race on Sat 1 Oct will be in conjunction with the Northern Irish Champs on Gortalughany.
The Relays are on Sun 2 Oct in Necarne.
1 July 2011
JWOC 2011 - Wejherowo, Poland
Five Irish runners are competing at the Junior World Champs in Poland. Cillin Corbett, Jack Millar, Colm Moran, Josh O'Sullivan-Hourihan, and Conor Short have spent 4 days training in the beech and pine forests near Gdansk in northern Poland. Much of the terrain consists of hills up to 50 m high, but highly runnable and with excellent visibility. Other training areas are more reminiscent of Swedish terrain - lower hills and marshes, but still very good running.
Tomorrow Sun 2nd the competition starts off with the Sprint, the Long Distance is on Mon 3rd, the Middle Qualification and Final are on Wed 5th & Thur 6th, and the final race is the Relay on Fri 8th July.
Internet access allowing we hope to have updates and reports from the team as the competition progresses.
22 June 2011
The Irish EYOC team has left for Czech Republic and Jindřichův Hradec. They will spend a few days training on relevant maps and terrain before the competition starts up on Friday 24th with the Sprint. On Saturday they will run the Classic and the Relays are on Sunday.
There are 340 competitors entered from 30 countries - among them 7 Irish runners. They are:
M18 Eoin McCullough, Laurence Quinn, Mark Stephens
M16 Harry Millar, Jonathan Quinn
W16 Niamh Corbett, Cliona McCullough.
Team Leaders are Greg McCann & Brenda Hynes.
Information and results will be on the EYOC website http://eyoc2011.cz/
12 June 2011
More Fundraising - Thanks CorkO
Huge thanks to CorkO for donating €350 to the Junior Squad funds - the proceeds of a Quiz organised as part of the social programme at the Shamrock O-Ringen last weekend. Thanks also to all the Juniors and their families who provided prizes, and specially to Danny O'Hare who organised everything almost singlehanded it seemed.
30 May 2011
JWOC and EYOC Teams
The Irish teams to compete at EYOC and JWOC are finalised.
JWOC http://www.jwoc2011.pl/ is based in Wejherowo, Poland, from 2nd to 9th July.
Ireland will be represented by Cillin Corbett, Jack Millar, Colm Moran, Josh O'Sullivan-Hourihan, Conor Short, led by Ruth Lynam.
EYOC http://eyoc2011.cz/ will be held around Jindrichuv Hradec in Czech Republic.
25 April 2011
Two very successful fundraising efforts took place over the JK weekend.
Many, many hoodies were sold, with 25% of the proceeds going to Irish Junior Squad funds.
The Quiz at Stranmillis on Saturday attracted a good crowd, congratulations to the winners "The Thickets" who won first prize of vouchers kindly sponsored by CompassPoint.
The CompassPoint online shop can be found at http://www.compasspoint-online.co.uk/
Thanks also to everyone who donated raffle prizes, and specially to Great Outdoors http://www.greatoutdoors.ie/
15 April 2011
Junior Training 30 April
There will be training for Junior Squad members and interested juniors M/W 12 to M/W20 on Thur 30 April. The training will use the IOC model event on Scarr Mt. in Wicklow.
Anyone interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org so that plans can be made and maps printed.
14 April 2011
The Irish Secondary School Championships were held in Donadea, Co. Kildare on Wed 13 April.
Congratulations to the Champions:
Post Junior Cert Boys: James Griffin, Midleton CBS
Post Junior Cert Girls: Deirdre Ryan, Gaelcholaiste Chill Dara
2nd/3rd Yr Boys: Darragh Lane, Midleton CBS
2nd/3rd Yr Girls: Sinead O'Reilly, St. Mary's Sec. Mallow
1st Yr Boys: Daire Crotty, Midleton CBS
1st Yr Girls: Caoimhe O'Boyle, Newbridge College
Full Results are at http://orienteering.ie/builder.php3?MoreResults-1688
8 March 2011
Time Trial and Training Weekend 12-13 March
Details of the training weekend are on the March 2011 page.
Map of the time trial route, and previous times are on the Time Trial page
Parent consent form for 2011 is here
Information on the event on Bull Island on Sunday is at http://www.orienteering.tcdlife.ie/events/events.htm
25 February 2011
The next Training weekend and the March Time Trials are on 12-13 March. Accommodation in Knockree Hostel.
Don't forget to enter the JK http://www.jk2011.org.uk/ at Easter, and the Irish Champs http://ioc2011.wordpress.com/ the
Before that the Munster Champs are on the formidable sand dunes of Inch on Sun 6 March, and the Leinster Champs are in Glencree Co. Wicklow on Sun 3 April.
The Summer Tour for all juniors and their families (and friends) will be to the WOC spectator races ("O'Festival ERDF") near Chambery in SE France http://www.woc2011.fr/.
For potential JWOC 2012 team members there will be a tour organised to the Karst Cup in Slovakia 26 to 31 July http://web.tuke.sk/obeh/karst/
31 January 2011
The IOA Selection Policy for JWOC and EYOC 2011 is now on the Selections page.
6 January 2011
The first bulletin for 2011 is good news.
Eoin & Cliona McCullough planned, organised & did most of the work (with some help from the rest of the family) for the annual Three Rock Christmas Score to raise funds for the Junior Squad. Despite having to postpone the event due to snow they raised €500.
1 December 2010
Training Weekend Knockbarron
Basic results of the relays in Knockbarron are on the November Training Weekend page
22 November 2010
Training Weekend 27-28 Nov
The detailed plan for the weekend will be sent out in the next
couple of days.
There is still space available, deadline to sign up is Wednesday 24th morning.
1 November 2010
22 September 2010
Training weekend October
The next training weekend is on 9th - 10th October in Dublin-Wicklow area, and includes Time Trial on Sat 9th.
For more information email email@example.com.
Time Trial details & previous times here
13 September 2010
Ireland ahead of Wales at the JHI
Short Report on the JHI 2010 page
Full Report in the TIO blog
Full Results on the Scottish JHI results page
Pictures in the Gallery
The Irish Team with the Judith Wingham Trophy (Ireland v Wales)
30 August 2010
JHI 2010, Scotland, 11-12 September
This year's JHI is based around Stirling and Perth in Scotland.
More information on the event, and previous maps of the areas on the JHI 2010 page.
The team is:
W14 Megan Getliff, Roisin Long, Caoimhe O'Boyle, Jill Stephens
W16 Niamh Corbett, Cliona McCullough, Deirdre Ryan
W18 Laura Cox, Aine McCann, Andrea Stefkova
M14 Donal Kearns, Peter Meehan, Cathal O'Cleirigh, Jonathan Quinn
M16 Jack Millar, Laurence Quinn, Alex Simonin, Mark Stephens
M18 Cillin Corbett, Sean Knight, Colm Moran, Conor Short.
5 July 2010
The JWOC team members Niall Ewen, Sean Knight, and Conor Short have spent the last few days getting used to the competition terrain - very thickly forested complex sandunes for the Long & Middle races, and hillier more open forest for the Relays.
Conor, Sean and Niall will be reporting on their training and races over the JWOC week on Irish JWOC 2010 page.
Full results, split times, graphic results will be on the Official JWOC website
2 July 2010
Niamh Corbett was 4th in to-days Long race at EYOC - a fantastic result and a terrific performance by Niamh.
Full results and maps are up at http://www.eyoc2010.com/longdistance.html.
Irish Results in brief on the Results page.
The first part of the W16 course is shown here.
9 May 2010
EYOC Team Selected
The Irish team selected for EYOC 2010 in Soria, Spain is:
M18: Cillin Corbett, Colm Moran, Josh O'S-Hourihan
W16: Niamh Corbett, Cliona McCullough
M16: Jack Millar, Laurence Quinn, Alex Simonin, Mark Stephens
The EYOC website is at http://www.eyoc2010.com/news.html
5 May 2010
JWOC Team Selected
The Irish team at JWOC 2010 in Denmark will be: Niall Ewen, Sean Knight, Conor Short.
The JWOC website is at http://www.jwoc2010.dk/
30 April 2010
Results added: Irish Schools Championships, Glengarra, 15 April
Junior Results at IOC, Coleraine & Magilligan, 24 & 25 April
27 April 2010
IRISH JUNIOR SQUAD FUNDRAISING QUIZ raises €750
Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the 4th annual junior table quiz. We raised €750. Thanks also to those who couldn't stay around for the quiz but who donated to the squad. Congrats to everyone!
13 April 2010
The Irish Schools Orienteering Championships are taking place this Thursday 15 April in Glengarra Wood, Co. Tipperary.
Full details are at http://www.irishschoolso.blogspot.com/
12 April 2010
IRISH JUNIOR SQUAD FUNDRAISING QUIZ
... to be held on the evening of Saturday, 24th April after the AGM of the Irish Orienteering Association in Limavady.
Compass Point have provided vouchers worth £100 for the winning team (tables of 4).
See you there!
12 April 2010
Congratulations to the squad on their recent performances at the JK in Devon.
Irish Junior Results are on the JK 2010 Results page.
John McCullough has written a report for the TIO blog which can be viewed here: http://theirishorienteer.blogspot.com/2010/04/april-activity.html
For full results/Routegadget/split times, see the official JK site: www.jk2010.co.uk/results/
30 March 2010
Complete results of the last Time Trial are on the Time Trial page here
16 March 2010
Final details of the time trial & training weekend are here.
Also map of the trial route, & previous times.
1 March 2010
Sand dunes again
IOC 2010 - Sand dunes in Magilligan, Northern Ireland
JK 2010 - Sand dunes at Broughton, North Devon
JWOC 2010 - Sand dunes in Northwest Denmark
Next Sunday 7 March - event on Sand dunes on Bull Island, North Dublin
20 Feb 2010
Time Trials & Training
The next Squad training weekend & the Spring Time Trials will be in Dublin/Wicklow on 20 - 21 March.
The accommodation has to be booked & paid for in advance so email firstname.lastname@example.org soon if you want to attend.
Juniors (M/W 14 to 20) who would like to join the Squad training should be able to use compass and interpret contours - email email@example.com if you are interested or have any queries.
Sat 20 Feb - morning - Time Trial in Phoenix Park. Map of the Trial route here.
Sat 20 Feb - afternoon - training
Sat 20 Feb - evening - Knockree hostel
Sun 21 Feb - morning - event on Trooperstown
Portugal O Meeting
Eleven members of the Junior Squad (accompanied by 5 adults) were at the POM last week. There were a few glitches: the Start draw was very uneven, and despite tales of shorts-and-t-shirt weather last year the weather was rather Irish, bitterly cold at first, then cold & wet. But to balance these drawbacks the Portuguese were friendly and relaxed, prices were cheap, & the orienteering was terrific (though the W15s might have liked a little more challenge) - 4 days of orienteering mostly in fast open pine forest with some very complex contour areas, with the bonus of the night Sprint, a manic dash among the alleys of a seaside village.
The competition specially in the older in the Junior classes was fierce, best result was Niamh Corbett 4th in W15 with Cliona McCullough just behind in 7th. Best of the boys was Laurence Quinn 11th in M17 just ahead of Jack Millar & Cillin Corbett.
8 Jan 2010
Two IJS trips are in the planning stage:
Portugal O Meeting - Sat 13 to Tue 16 Feb.
The IJS Spring Tour will go to the Portugal O Meeting (POM).
Preliminary plan is travel out on Fri 12, hopefully in time for some training! and return on Wed 17.
The JK in Devon, Fri 2 to Mon 5 April.
As usual the JK is a squad trip.
Email juniorrep@orienteering if you are interested in joining either of these trips.
14 December 2009
The preliminary squad Calendar for 2010 is on the Calendar page. The date & destination for the Spring Tour have still to be decided.
10 December 2009
A summary of the presentations & discussions from the training weekend in Fermanagh on 28 Nov is on the event page here
The calculations are complete! The final results of the Junior Cup are on the Junior Cup page.
Prizes will be awarded at the next squad get-together.
19 November 2009
It started with the JHI in Newborough. The Connachts are on the high dunes of Finner in Donegal, and 2 days of the JK are on sand dunes in Devon. All good practise for the Irish Champs on Magilligan dunes north of Derry, leading up to the subtle forested dunes of JWOC on the West coast of Denmark. Sand dune experts should have a good season.
Entries for the Connacht Champs close this weekend see http://www.wego.orienteering.ie
This is the last event in the Junior Cup competition.
Results so far are on the Junior Cup page. Some classes are pretty much settled, but there could be big changes in M14, M16 & M18, specially if those who have only run in 3 events are at Finner.
10 November 2009
Training for M/W 16 and older potential EYOC and JWOC squads - Sat 28 November, the day before the Connacht Champs. Some light training on the Burren but the emphasis will be on preparation for the big international races.
9 November 2009
The Connacht Champs are the last major event of 2009, and the last of the Junior Cup series.
Entries are open til Fri 20 November.
Current standings in the Junior Cup, including Munster Champs results, will be up here very soon...
15 October 2009
The Junior Cup. There are only 2 events left in the Junior Cup league, Munster and Connacht Champs. The closing date for The Munster Champs is Saturday 17 Oct.
The best 4 out of the 7 events count for the league, the events are Leinster, Northern Ireland, Munster, Connacht Champs, IOC Long & Middle, and Shamrock day 2. Details at 'The Junior Cup' on the Events page.
Training weekend 10-11 October - John McCullough has a brief report here
11 September 2009
The next Training weekend will be in Dublin/Wicklow on 10-11 October, including Time trials in Phoenix Park.
Accommodation on Saturday night in Knockree hostel near Bray.
JHI 2009 was run on highly technical forested sand dunes at Newborough on Anglesey, Wales.
Two Irish juniors made podium places in the Individual - W14 Niamh Corbett & W16 Aine McCann.
See the TIO blog for a report by John McCullough who was helping out at the weekend.
Irish results are at the JHI 2009 page
15 August 2009: Training Diaries
IJS Training Group has been set up on Attackpoint (thanks to Sean K), the link is http://www.attackpoint.org/group.jsp/group_147
13 August 2009: Sprint O for Juniors, Tara
Sprint O at Tara, Co. Meath, with prizes for Juniors, details here
8 August 2009: Scottish 6-day results
fine performances from the Irish junior squad... and their coaches! Read more about it here.
11 July 2009: Relay competition
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Italy: Sprint finish puts boys in 19th position, 2 seconds behind Britian's first team and 1 second ahead of Italy
10 July 2009: Relay competition on Saturday 11th
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Italy: See JWOC page for more information. Nick's account of the middle distance final also added.
10 July 2009: Online videos
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Italy: Interviews with the course planners, some coaches and the JWOC champions can be viewed on this website.
10 July 2009: Nick 44th in A final
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Italy: A fantastic 44th place finish for Nick in the middle distance A final, results and maps here. (Map extract below is the last loop of the men's A final). Also added is Nick's account of the middle distance final and Ruairi's account of the middle distance qualification.
09 July 2009: Nick easily qualifies for A final
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Italy: Middle distance qualification was run this morning. Nick had another great performance, more news here.
08 July 2009: JWOC middle distance qualification
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Italy: Middle distance qualification start times are published, see here.
08 July 2009: JWOC long distance - Niall's race report
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Italy: Niall reports on the long distance from Italy: JWOC page.
07 July 2009: JWOC long distance - Fantastic top 50 result for Nick
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Italy: Long distance final results and maps added to the JWOC page. The next race will be the middle distance qualification race on Thursday, 9th July. You can follow the races on live results on the organisers homepage, www.jwoc2009.it and also via a live blog on WorldOfO, www.worldofo.com
06 July 2009: JWOC sprint
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Italy: Kevin O'Boyle leads the Irish challenge in the sprint race on day one of the championships. Results, maps and a report from Kevin here.
06 July 2009: JWOC starts today
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Italy: Follow the fortunes of the Irish team at JWOC at this page - athlete profiles, exclusive interviews, results, photos, etc. will be posted here during the Junior World Champs in Italy. Photos from opening ceremony added.
06 July 2009: Your turn!
Route choice from M18 sprint at EYOC: How would you tackle leg 7 to 8 in the sprint?
05 July 2009
EYOC Sprint results posted: results here
04 July 2009: CONGRATULATIONS to M16 and M18 RELAY TEAMS at EYOC
EYOC relay results posted: fantastic results for the two junior relay teams at EYOC, see here
03 July 2009: EYOC page created
EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPS, Serbia: Follow the M16's and M18's competing at EYOC at this page.
27 June 2009
EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPS, Serbia
The EYOC races will be at altitudes of 1500 to 2000m, and the 7 members of the Irish team, with Team Leader Greg McCann, are now in Serbia acclimatising and preparing for the competition. They will train on maps near the competition centre at Kopaonik, until Thursday. The competition begins of Friday 3 July with the Long Distance, followed by the Relay on Saturday and Sprint on Sunday. The EYOC website is at http://www.eyoc2009.org/
The Irish team:
M18 Sean Knight, Padraig Mulry, Conor Short
M16 Cillin Corbett, Eoin McCullough, Jack Millar, Laurence Quin
23rd June 2009
PRE-JWOC AND EYOC TRAINING
Members of the JWOC and EYOC teams are currently preparing for these important competitions at high altitude in Italy. The competitions are the pinnicle of the junior calender. The team profiles will be posted here in the coming weeks as a build up to the competitions. Links, with all the competition details, can be found here.
20th June 2009
Juniors at Jukola
The junior squad was well represented at the annual Jukola relay, at which over 15,000 orienteers and 2,000 teams congregated at Mikkeli in Finland. Niall Ewen (2nd leg), Conor Short (4th leg) and Colm Moran (6th leg) were running for the all-Irish team that finished a respectable 321st position. Ruairi Short ran the last leg for Tullinge SK's second team, who finished 190th, while Nick Simonin ran the 'long night' leg for OK Tisaren's second team who finished 116th. Click on the positions for detailled results. Norway's Kristansand OK took first place in a close finish involving Daniel Hubmann, Thierry Guergiou (Kalevan Rasti, Finland, 2nd) and Emil Wingsted (Halden SK, Norway, 3rd). All in all, a fantastic experience
6th May 2009
Thank you to everyone who supported the junior fundraising quiz at the weekend. Between the quiz and the raffle, we raised €909 to help fund the junior squad's extensive competition and training calander. Thanks again!
6th May 2009
Irish Championships: Well done to the newly crowned Irish junior champions. Full results are available on the orienteering.ie website. Juniors who did the double and won both the middle and classic distance championships were:Niamh Corbett (W14), Andrea Stefkova (W16), Fiona Hill (W18), Kevin O'Boyle (M18) and Katarina Stefkova (W20). The smallest winning margin was in the M16 class in the classic where only 23 seconds separated Jack Millar from Cillin Corbett. Well done to everyone who competed
5th May 2009
Maths and orienteering! Leaving Cert. student and Irish junior squad member Alan Lane was part of the winning Midleton CBS team at the national Team Math final in UCC. Alan competed at EYOC, JEC and JHI in 2008 as an M18. The team was coached by well-known orienteer Liam O'Brien. You can read an article about the win from the Irish Times here.
28th April 2009
Compass Point to sponsor junior table quiz
The kind people in Compass Point have donated vouchers worth £120stg to the junior squad. This will be the first prize in the quiz. Compass Point is the UK's largest online orienteering & outdoor equipment shop and have a website where you can shop till you drop at www.compasspoint-online.co.uk. Thanks also to the Great Outdoors in Dublin for providing many of the spot prizes for the raffle.