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Irish Championships Eligibility Rules


Irish Championship Competitions shall be Open competitions.

The requirements to be classed as an Irish Champion (M21E and W21E classes for Middle and Long Distance Championships, and M21 and W21 classes for Sprint Championships), or Irish Class Winner (for all other full length classes) are:-

(A) they are an individual, family or group member of an OI or NIOA affiliated club,

and

(B) they meet either of the following conditions:-

(i) they qualify for Irish citizenship through birth, descent, naturalisation, or marriage in accordance with the Nationality and Citizenship Acts 1956 to 2004,

Or

(ii) they have been present on the island of Ireland for at least six out of the twelve months immediately preceding the Championship event.



IRISH RELAY CHAMPIONSHIP


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 Irish Relay Championship shall be an open competition with the Irish Champions being the first OI or NIOA affiliated club team in the Open

Premier, Women’s Premier, Junior 36 and 48 classes.

To represent an OI or NIOA affiliated club, all team members shall:-

(A) have been an individual, family, or group member of that OI or NIOA affiliated club for at least three months immediately preceding the Relay Championship, and

(B) meet either of the following conditions:-

(i) they qualify for Irish citizenship through birth, descent, naturalisation, or marriage, in accordance with the Citizenship Acts 1956 to 2004, or

(ii) they have been present on the island of Ireland for at least six out of the twelve months immediately preceding the Relay Championship.

Overseas IOF affiliated club teams may compete in the Open Premier, Women’s Premier, Junior 48 and Junior 36 classes provided that all team members are from the same club.


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