Monday, August 9, 2010

Ireland Success at WOC

Nick once again did BOC and Ireland proud as he stormed through the Sprint Qualification at WOC in an impressive 10th position. He became Ireland's first WOC finalist since Andrew Quin in Denmark 2006. This is an incredible achievement for Nick, who is the youngest member of the WOC team. Both Niamh and Shea missed out on qualification by a matter of seconds, a bitter sweet feeling for both. Had they been drawn in different heats, both the O'Boyle's would have sailed into the final. Nick finished in 41st position in the Sprint Final held a couple of hours after the qualification.

Today see's Rosalind Hussey, David Healy, Neil Dobbs and Andrew Quin take part in the Middle Distance qualifications, with the long distance heats to take place tomorrow. The Irish Elite Team have started this year's WOC with such force that the next few days hold lots of excitement and anticipation for one of the best year's for Irish orienteering at this level.

Follow the team live and keep up-to-date with the action on the team's blog. Nick runs again in tomorrow.

Women’s team
Rosalind Hussey: Sprint, Middle and Relay
Susan Lambe: Sprint
Ciara Largey: Long and Relay
Niamh O’Boyle: Sprint, Long and Relay

Men’s team
Neil Dobbs: Middle
David Healy: Middle and Long
Shane Lynch: Sprint
Seamus O’Boyle: Sprint
Andrew Quin: Middle and Long
Nicolas Simonin: Sprint and Long