Irish Orienteering Championships 2018
Orienteering in north west Ireland

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Thanks

Thanks to everyone for complimenting us on IOC2018. Everything on the weekend happened without any serious issue, and of course we were blessed with great weather. Planning had started after LOC2013, and was an intense effort for over a year for the core team.  Your compliments makes it all worthwhile, and we enjoyed the weekend too.

We would like to thank the people of Donegal for welcoming us to Donegal and for all the assistance we received. One of the reasons we decided to stage the event in Donegal was that Frank Ryan told us they had been so helpful and cooperative in 2009 and 2010, and they didn't disappoint.
Here is a thank you list to all contributors by their main roles.

Sarah Ni Ruairc; Overall Event Coordinator, Team Leader
Tommy Burke; Planner, Day 2
Bernie Sharkey; Organiser, Day 2
Des Fletcher (NWOC); Controller, Day 2
Val Jones; Planner, Day 3
Gabrielle King; Organiser, Day 3
Raymond Finlay (FermO); Controller, Day 3
Dave Richardson; Planner, Day 4
Per-Olov Elovsson; Organiser Day 4
Kathryn Walley; Organiser Day 4
Fergal Buckley (KerryO); Controller Day 4
Ciaran Young; SI and other technology
Ian Murphy; PR, Social Media, Entries, SI
Alex Bogomoletz; Finance, Catering
Chris Slattery; Starts, SI
Anyta Richardson; Registration, Catering
Nicola Elovsson; Registration, Bus
Jean O'Neill; Registration, Bus
Mick O'Keeffe; Starts
Shay Quinn; Starts
Paul Kearns; Finish, Relay setup
Ciaran Kearns; Starts
Eileen Young; Registration, Control collection
Sinead Young and Sinead Kearns; Keys
Markus and Peter Elovsson; Relay Setup
Theresa Finlay (Fermo); Finish, Control collection
Stuart Scott (DUO); Control collection
Pat Murphy (BOC); Control Collection
Frank Ryan (WEGO); Agreement on using Tawnawully, Controller Day 1
Padraig Higgins (SligoO); Planner, Mapper Day 1
Audrey Elliot (SligoO); Organiser Day 1
Pat Healy; Mapping of Finner, Updating Tawnawully map, Assistance with Barnsmore map
Sligo Orienteers; Organisation of Day 1
Leghowny Community and landowners; Use of Community centre, Parking, Event catering Day 2, Access to Barnsmore terrain
Tawnawully Community and landowners; Use of Community centre, Parking, Event catering Day 3, Access to Tawnawully terrain
Blue Stacks Centre; Use of hostel for event team, Hall for table quiz, IOA AGM, and Prize giving
Scottish Power; Use of Barnsmore area
AJAX, CNOC, 3ROC, and Mary Healy; SI and control kits
John Shiels, Action Photography; Photos (see extensive photo albums on his site)
Irish Army; Tents for Day 2 and 3, Use of Finner for Day 4

Finally thanks to all competitors who entered and took part in the event. It wouldn't have happened without you and you were all very cooperative and cheerful over the weekend. Entries exceeded our expectations. Thank you all for travelling, especially our overseas visitors who came from as far afield as Australia, Canada, and Siberia.

Regards,
Val Jones (Chairperson; Fingal Orienteers)