Published on October 28th, 2015 | by nioa-coaching


JHI 2015 Report

On the weekend of the 24th– 25th October the UK and Ireland’s best junior orienteers descended onto Magilligan  for the 2015 Junior Home Internationals. The competition was organised by members of NWOC led by co-ordinator Anthony McGonigle.  The teams assembled on Friday evening at the accomodation.

After an early breakfast on Saturday morning the action moved onto the dunes for the Individual competition. The courses – planned by Allan Bogle – tested the juniors both physically and technically, with all the participants rising to the challenge.

M18- Alexander Chepelin (SCOT)

M16- Jake Chapman (SCOT)

M14- David Bunn (ENG)

W18- Pippa Dakin (ENG)

W16- Fiona Bunn (ENG)

W14- Lizzie Stansfield (SCOT)

Leading to England winning the individual trophy.

  1. England 78 points
  2. Scotland 71
  3. Ireland 39
  4. Wales 28

Following a fun filled evening of sight-seeing, dancing and air-soft shooting the Relays took place at the other end of the dunes on Sunday morning. As usual the 16’s went off first, handing over to the 14’s with 18’s running the final leg.

In the girls’ relay Scotland won with the team of Grace Molloy, Lizzie Stansfield, Jenny Ricketts and so did the boys with Jake Chapman, Alistair Chapman, Sasha Chepelin.

The excellent results by the Scots in the relays lead to an overall Scottish win over England and Ireland won the competition between Ireland and Wales.

  1. Scotland 129 points
  2. England 124
  3. Ireland 59
  4. Wales 48

Well done to all the participants and a big thanks to everyone that helped make the weekend such a success.

Full Results can be viewed here- RESULTS

PHOTOS- Wendy Caryle

Video of the Relays- VIDEO

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NI Orienteering exists as an Association to provide leadership, support and technical supervision to individuals and orienteering clubs in Northern Ireland in order to maximize the quantity and quality of orienteering performance and participation in Northern Ireland.

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