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The Shamrock Sessions

The Shamrock Sessions are part of the unique heritage of the Shamrock O-Ringen. This year they will take place on the evening of Sunday June 2nd at the event centre in Killarney Racecourse. Come along and enjoy a relaxed evening of food and drink in the company of your fellow orienteers. The top Irish and International orienteers will lead us in discussions of their route choices, mixed in with a few short 15-minute talks on orienteering topics.

BBQ will be served at the event centre (Killarney Racecourse) from 6.00pm. Cost is €12 per person.
All meals will be served with a choice of fresh salads. 
Meal tickets will be on sale at the Information Desk on Day 1 in the Assembly Area, or at the event centre on the Friday evening. As there is a limited number, please buy these tickets early, they will not be available to buy on the day!  Meal tickets can be reserved using the online form, but must be paid for at the information desk on Day 1, or at the event centre on Friday evening.
The bar will also be open to serve drinks & we will have some traditional Irish musicians to entertain you while you dine!
The Shamrock sessions are free of charge, and begin at 8pm in the Event Centre. The time-table for session is as follows:

 Time Speaker Description
 20:00 - 20:30LeadersRoute Gadget
Faster runners and overall leaders on Day 2 in M21E & W21E will explain their routes.
 20:30 - 21:00Nick BarrableOrienteering Gymnasium
Former British Champion & twice World Masters Sprint champion at M35 & editor of CompassSport magazine. Nick will talk about the Orienteering Gymnasium in Stockholm where he teaches and then move on to training for & competing in sprint events for the second half of his presentation.
 21:00 - 21:15Helen BaxterPromoting Orienteering
Northern Ireland Development Officer & LVO member Helen will talk about promoting our sport
 21:15 - 21:30  Break - Time to refresh your drinks.
 21:30 - 21.45
John McCullough
The Irish Orienteer (TIO) Magazine & blog has kept Irish Orienteers informed on the latest comings & goings in our sport. To celebrate 30 years of the TIO we have invited John McCullough to tell us a few anecdotes. We're sure he could talk all night but as we need you up early for the chasing starts we're only give him 30 seconds per year
 21:45 - 22:00P-O DerebrantMap Making
P-O is a Swedish professional mapper with over 30 years experience. He has created maps all over the world, including for the World Championships & the Swedish Oringen. P-O is a regular visitor to Ireland and to the Shamrock & we are delighted to have him talk about Map Making.
 22:00 - 22:15Paul MahonHow Orienteering can take Advantage of the Running and Multi-sport Adventure Boom
Setanta member Paul is a very experienced international adventure racer, he has won the Setanta Rogaine on several ocassions. For the past 3 years Paul has been a full-time race organiser, promoting events like Runamuc & the Achill Roar. Paul will talk about how orienteering can take advantage of the running and multi-sport adventure boom.
 22:15 - 22:25
Martin Flynn
Martin is the creator of the event management software Ór. Martin will talk about the latest Ór developments and what he used for the recent Irish championships.
 22:25 - 22:35Laurence QuinnSprint Orienteering Map Creation
GEN member & Junior International Laurence Quinn will talk about how to create a Sprint Orienteering Map.
Would you like to give a short O-talk/presentation at the Shamrock Sessions? Please Contact Us!
Elaine Sheridan,
7 Jun 2013, 16:29
Elaine Sheridan,
7 Jun 2013, 16:29
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16 Jun 2013, 16:27
Elaine Sheridan,
7 Jun 2013, 16:29
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