Waterford Orienteeering club hosted both the Irish Primary and Secondary schools orienteering championships at Woodstock Gardens, Inistioge, Co.Kilkenny.
Waterford teams picked up further prizes in the Senior Boys where Newtown (Kaine de la Haye, Joshua Thiele, Charlie Kelly and Geoff Graham) finished 2nd behind Midleton CBS; and in the 1st year girls category, the Ursuline (Kate Maguire, Alyson Bermingham, Niamh Murphy and Leah Keating) narrowly pipped Newtown (Leona Quigley, Camilla Benivides, Emma Galloway and Emma Swift) for 2nd place.
In the 5th class boys, Waterpark (Dylan Brennan, Brian Sheridan, Cathal Moran and Jacob Ellicott) finished 3rd behind Scoil Mhuire, Cork and Clonakilty. The best individual was John Manoaghan from Faithlegg who finished a commendable 8th out of 52.
The strongest entry was in 6th class boys where 102 took part. Jacob Pim (Dunhill) was the first local finisher in 14th whilst the Butlerstown pair of Andrew Mulhall (24th) and Jack Walshe (25th) also had good runs.
The 6th class girls was dominated by Mallow but Faithlegg (Cici Tracey, Molly May Powell, Sophie Quinn, Iona Nevin Maguire) finished a pleasing 3rd team in a large field.