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May 11, 2017

Irish Orienteering Championships 2017

Western Eagles were the organizers for this years IOC. Held over the May holiday weekend, the event was a great success and was a very large undertaking for a small team.  (Marcus Geoghegan helped out by planning the Relay courses.) All three events were held in the technically challenging Connemara landscape near Oughterard, County Galway.  The terrain used was open mountainside with intricate contour detail and rock features.  

The weather was perfect for racing.  It was not too warm and it stayed dry!


Ajax podium finishers

Middle Distance (Day 1) – Léim Oirthear

First: M18 Ruairi Long  

Second: M10 Cian Wickham, M55 Aonghus O'Cleirigh

Third: M21s Rory Wallace

Classic Distance (Day 2) – Sruth an Iolra & Log an Chaortain

First: M10 Cian Wickham, M18 Ruairi Long

Third: M55 Aonghus O'Cleirigh,

Relay (Day 3) – Derreighter

No Ajax podium finishers this year!