Events

At an orienteering event competitors run a course consisting of a series of control flags, marked on their map, which must be visited in a specific order. At each control there is a punch which must be used to mark a control card, or an electronic station to electronically ‘punch’ an electronic control card. Competitors are timed, the winner being the one to have successfully punched all the controls in the correct order in the shortest possible time!

More information on orienteering can be obtained by visiting some of the great websites listed in the ‘LINKS’ section of our website, such as Orienteering Ireland (OI) and the International Orienteering Federation (IOF). But the only real way to get a true understanding of orienteering is to come to our next Kerry Orienteers event. All fixtures are listed in the ‘EVENTS’ section of the website where dates and location details are posted. The organisers at every event are more than happy to explain everything that the beginner needs to know an enable them to have a great day out!

KINGDOM LEAGUE – is a series of club events, where members are listed in order of their performance. their best five of the eight league events, contribute to the final ranking. Prizes are awarded to the top ranking male and female on each of the colour coded courses after the final StreetO club event in Killarney in December.

INTER CLUB CHALLENGE – Every year KerryO members go head to head against members of Cork Orienteering Club, with the venue alternating each year between the two counties. On even years CorkO host the event and on uneven years the event is hosted by KerryO. During the orienteering event performances are computed on a score basis and the club with the highest score is deemed the winners. A perpetual trophy is held by the winners for the year up until the Inter Club Challenge is scheduled again.

SOUTH WEST LEAGUE – is a new Orienteering Ireland initiative and is hosted by the Cork and Kerry Orienteering clubs. It is designed to encourage members to travel to the events in neighbouring counties and to take advantage of the improved road network. While the South West League primarily targets members from Bishopstown Orienteering Club (BOC); Cork Orienteering Club (CorkO) and Kerry Orienteers (KerryO), members of the public and the wider orienteering fraternity are also encouraged to participate in this league. There are 7 events in the South West League for 2024 spread over the calendar year. An individual’s four best scores go to count in the overall South West League results. The seven events will be located in Cork and Kerry and are scheduled for Sundays with a starting time of 11:00. All events will have six colour courses to suit all abilities and age ranges. These colour courses are Brown, Blue, Green, Light Green, Red, Orange. On occasions Yellow or other colour courses such as White, Short Green, Black may be added by the organising clubs, but these additional courses on the day, will not form part of the South West League. In 2024 those members who participated in the Inter Club Challenge against Cork in Ballydrehid, have already completed the first event in the South West league and have only three more to complete before the end of the year. Two of the South West league events will be KerryO events and these will double up with our Kingdom League (Ross Island & Upper Torc). The results from those events will be computed into both the Kingdom and South West leagues.

KerryO Club SPOND App – All members are invited to sign up to the Club Spond App which is a communication application for the smart phones. The app lists club events; sends out reminders of upcoming events, publishes results and allows members engage in the club activities.

2024 FIXTURES LIST

Dates

  • 28th January 2024 – Bluepool Muckross KL1
  • 25th February 2024 – Glanageenty – Score Event
  • 24th March 2024 – Knockreer, Killarney KL2
  • 21st April 2024 – Lower Torc, Muckross KL3
  • 19th May 2024 – Ross Island – World Orienteering Week KL4
  • 16th June 2024 – Rossbeigh KL5
  • 10th July 2024 – Club – Orienteering Skills Training Knockreer
  • 21st July StreetO – Sneem
  • 8th September 2024 – Dinish KL6
  • 29th September 2024 – Arboretum Killarney National Park KL7
  • 20th October 2024 – Munster Orienteering Championships – Cappanalea
  • 30th October 2024 – Rinn na gCros NiteO
  • 17th November 2024 – Upper Torc KL8
  • 15th December 2024 – Killarney StreetO and Kingdom League Prize Giving

2023 FIXTURES LIST

Dates

  • 29th January 2023 – Knockreer
  • 4th February 2023 – NiteO Torc
  • 5h March 2023 – Lower Torc, Muckross
  • 25th March 2023 – Killarney Street Orienteering
  • 26th March 2023 – Cappanalea
  • 23rd April 2023 – Bluepool Muckross
  • 21st May 2023 – Glanageenty
  • 18th June 2023 – Rossbeigh
  • 3rd September 2023 – Dinish
  • 1st October 2023 – Knockreer
  • 29th October 2023 – Score Event – Upper Torc
  • 1st November 2023 – Rinn na gCros
  • 26th November 2023 – Muckross Abbey
  • 17th December 2023 – Killarney Street O and Kingdom League Prize Giving

HISTORICAL FIXTURES LIST

2023 Dates

JANUARY 29: KNOCKREER
FEBRUARY 4: NITEO - TORC
MARCH 5: LOWER TORC
MARCH 25: KILLARNEY STREET O
MARCH 26: CAPPANALEA
APRIL 23: BLUEPOOL MUCKROSS
MAY 21: GLANAGEENTY
JUNE 18: ROSSBEIGH
SEPTEMBER 28: DINISH
SEPTEMBER 3: DINISH
OCTOBER 1: KNOCKREER
OCTOBER 1: KNOCKREER
NOVEMBER 29: UPPER TORC
NOVEMBER 26: MUCKROSS ABBEY
DECEMBER 17: KILLARNEY STREET O

Dates 2022

JANUARY 23: BLUE POOL
FEBRUARY 13: GLANNAGENTY
MARCH 13: LOWER TORC
MARCH 26: KILLARNEY STREET O
APRIL 10: ROSS CASTLE & ISLAND
APRIL 29: SPRINT MUCKROSS IOC2022
APRIL 30: MIDDLE DISTANCE IOC2022
MAY 1: LONG DISTANCE IOC2022
MAY 2: RELAY KNOCKREER IOC2022
MAY 29: ROSSBEIGH SANDUNES
AUGUST 28: DINISH
SEPTEMBER 25: ROSS CASTLE & ISLAND
OCTOBER 23: UPPER TORC
NOVEMBER 2: RINN na gCROS, KENMARE
NOVEMBER 20: MUCKROSS ARBORETUM
DECEMBER 18: KILLARNEY STREET O

Dates 2021

JUNE 13: ROSSBEIGH, BACK BEACH
SEPTEMBER 25: KILLARNEY, STREET O
SEPTEMBER 26: ROSS ISLAND
OCTOBER 24: UPPER TORC, MUCKROSS
OCTOBER 27: RINN na gCROS, KENMARE
NOVEMBER 21: MUCKROSS ABBEY
DECEMBER 19: KILLARNEY, STREET O

Dates 2020

JANUARY 5: URBAN SPRINT, KILLARNEY
JANUARY 19: BLUEPOOL, MUCKROSS
MARCH 1: UPPER TORC, MUCKROSS
REST OF YEAR, COVID 19 - Restrictions

Dates 2019

JANUARY 27: BLUE POOL, Muckross
FEBRUARY 10: GLANNAGEENTY, Tralee
MARCH 3: UPPER TORC, Killarney
MARCH 31: CAPPANALEA, Killorglin
APRIL 28: ROSS CASTLE & ISLAND, Killarney
MAY 26: ROSSBEIGH SAND DUNES
SEPTEMBER 15: DINIS
OCTOBER 1: MUCKROSS, ABBEY
OCTOBER 9: UPPER TORC
OCTOBER 13: ROSS ISLAND
OCTOBER 30: RINN NA gCROS
NOVEMBER 8:UPPER TORC
NOVEMBER 24: MUCKROSS ABBEY
DECEMBER 8: KILLARNEY, URBAN SPRINT

Dates 2018

SEPTEMBER 23: ROSSBEIGH SAND DUNES
OCTOBER 1: KNOCKREER, Killarney
OCTOBER 11: CAPPANALEA, Killorglin
OCTOBER 21: BLUE POOL, Muckross
NOVEMBER 1: RINN NA gCROS, Kenmare
NOVEMBER 18: MUCKROSS ABBEY, Killarney
DECEMBER 9: KILLARNEY URBAN SPRINT