Day 4 - Strokestown House, Co. Roscommon - 06th May 2024


Relay Event

Organiser –Roger Duff (WEGO)

Planner –  George Taylor

Controller - Dermot O’Sullivan

Mapper - Pat Healy

Location & Directions

Registration area at Strokestown House and is pinned on Google Maps here 

Parking is in the village centre of Strokestown. 

The Start is in front of Strokestown House. 

The Assembly Area/Start/Finish is 400m from the entrance gate to Strokestown House

Team Declaration: Final time for teams to declare runners is at 1600 on Sunday 5th of May.  Completed forms must be handed into registration upon which you will receive your pack (bibs and safety pins).

All teams will need to complete a Relay Declaration Form even if they filled in the details on the entry’s website. They will be available from the Registration on Saturday. The individual names and SI card number will need to be filled in. Team Declaration Form


NOTE: In the Handicap classes you must declare which entrant will run which leg length, the order is decided by this.

SPORTident Cards: Each runner must use their own SPORTident Card. 

Relay Bibs:

Each Class has its own specific colour with the last leg (3) containing an added red diagonal stripe.

Bibs must be worn on the chest, highly visible and not covered by any other items of clothing.


Map Issue

Maps will be issued from 9.15am to the first leg runners who will enter the waiting pen. Maps must remain unopened until in the start pen and until instructed to open them. Once the first leg has started maps can then be issued to the second and third leg runners who must remain in the waiting pen with their unopened maps.



Start Pen:

The start pen will open at 0915. First leg runners must be in the pen before 0945.


The map of Strokestown was mapped in 2014 by Padraig Higgins, Frank Ryan, Frank Swift and George Taylor and Remapped by Pat Healy in 2024.  The map scale is 1:7500 with 5m contour intervals.

        All maps are A4 landscape printed on high quality waterproof Antius paper.

        There are many controls in a very small area so please check your control numbers very carefully before punching.

        Team captains should ensure that junior competitors understand that this is vital to avoid disqualification.


Control Descriptions.

        Symbolic control descriptions are printed on the front of the maps for all courses.


The Premier courses are fully gaffled; others will have overlaps. Please ensure you check your codes carefully.


All courses will enjoy a spectator control. Please cheer them on!



Championship Categories: Open Premier; Women’s Premier; Junior 48; Junior 36


Non- Championship Categories: Handicap 6; Handicap 12; Handicap 18 Handicap 24


Courses & Categories: SI Air is enabled for this event for those using SIACs.

Teams shall consist of three competitors from the same OI, NIOA, or IOF affiliated club in the Open Premier, Women’s Premier, Junior 48, and Junior 36 classes.

Combined teams of men and women may compete in the Open Premier, Handicap, and Junior classes.

The total orienteering age of the three club members shall be 48 years or less in the Junior 48 class, and 36 or less in the Junior 36 class.

The total handicap points for teams entering the Handicap competitions are: -

Handicap Class Total points

Handicap 6    - 6 to 11

Handicap 12 - 12 to 17

Handicap 18 - 18 and over

Handicap 24 - 24 and over

The Handicap 6, 12, 18 & 24 classes have no requirement for all their members to be from the same club, and as a result no teams in these classes shall be declared as Irish Champion.


The first mass start will be at 10.00.


There will be a demonstration of the run-in / handover. It is the team responsibility to be ready for the handover. Do not depend on hearing announcements.

Once you have entered the start pen, the only exit is to start your course.

Mini mass-starts will be organised at the Organiser’s discretion. It is your responsibility to be in the vicinity of the start so that you can hear the mini mass-start being announced.  If you are started in a mini mass-start your team is still competitive and your times will be calculated as if you had completed normal runner handovers.



Runners must make physical contact on handover otherwise your team will be disqualified.  After the handover the incoming runner should immediately punch the finish control, promptly proceed to the download tent and then place their map in their club bag


In the event of a head-to-head sprint finish please note that it is the first third-leg runner to cross the finish line (not necessarily the first to punch the finish control) that wins.


Map Reclaim

The map reclaim will be immediately after the last mini mass-start.


SPORTident SIAC Air+ touch-free punching will be used.  It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure they register at their correct controls.



The competition area is out-of-bounds. Competitors should not leave the arena area apart from going to and from the car parking. 


Directions and traffic information

This event is quite close to that on Sunday. Allow sufficient time to reach the parking area to allow ample opportunity to prepare for the event and walk to the assembly area.



Parking is in the town of Strokestown outside the gate of Strokestown House

The entrance to Strokestown House is 400m from the Assembly / Start / Finish areas.


As the event is on a working cattle/sheep farm.  Dogs are only permitted in the area on a lead, and owners must clean up after them.


Results/ Prize Giving

Prize giving will take place immediately after the completion of the event. 



Toilets are available in Strokestown House.  These are limited and may have delays. There will not be any toilets in the parking area.


First Aid

There will be first aid at the assembly area.



There will be water available at the assembly area


Forum on the Irish Orienteering Site for people looking for a team


For any queries, contact

Embargoed Area - Please do not enter this area in the interests of fair play.