The IOA Junior Squad is open to all junior club members

Dear Club Members,

Setanta have been contacted by the Irish Orienteering Association who would like us to pass on some information to parents regarding the Junior Squad:

Children do not have to be selected to join the Junior Squad.  The Junior Squad is open to children in all orienteering clubs, even if they only orienteer occasionally or have just started orienteering.  It is a great opportunity for children to train and socialise while learning or improving their orienteering skills.

Please note, all adults and over 18s involved in training events and overnight trips with the Junior Squad are Garda Vetted.

For more information please contact Ciarán Donaghy, the National Children’s Officer for the Irish Orienteering Association at

While there is no official website link given by the IOA, the following may be of use:

Here is the full text of Ciarán’s letter to Setanta Orienteers: