Membership of the Irish senior squad is open to all eligible Irish orienteers. If you normally run the M/W 20 or 21 courses and would like to benefit from the support of the squad you are welcome to join!
It is hoped that the size of the senior squad will be increased in 2012, with new members coming from those orienteers in Ireland that regularly run at senior level but who have not in the past taken part in squad activities. The more orienteers involved in squad activities the stronger it becomes. Squad members training and competing together can focus their efforts and further develop their overall orienteering skills in preparation for the big competitions.
Every year, around Christmas time, perspective squad members are asked to complete and return an Intention form. In the past these were mainly to show an athlete’s intention to be part of the WOC team. In future you will be asked to return the form stating whether you intend to be considered a member of the senior squad and wish to compete for Ireland at international events (including WOC). The form will give us an idea of squad requirements for the year and also what is each squad members main focus for the coming year.
2012 squad list.
The following is the 2012 list of Irish senior squad members.
Men’s team Women’s team
Darren Burke Olivia Baxter
Gerard Butler Ailbhe Creedon
Stewart Caithness Rosalind Hussey
Neil Dobbs Regina Kelly
David Healy Aislinn Kendall
Hugh Cashell Susan Lambe
Patrick Higgins Ciara Largey
Colm Hill Ruth Lynam
Shane Lynch Niamh O’Boyle
Jonathan McCloy Toni O’Donovan
You can view the full 2011 Irish squad list here: Irish squad list 2011