Contests include Orienteering, Mountaineering, Caving, Fitness, Gladiating, Dance and Cheer Sport and the Maths Olympiad

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Orienteering combines running with the discipline of Map Reading, whereby teams of players must find pre-set stations around a course, usually in an Outdoors Area, and return home in the quickest time. Penalties occur when a station is not reached in the correct order.

Orienteering by Richard Smith is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

Orienteering Ireland

Leinster League; Munster League; South East League; Dublin by Night League; Kingdom League (Kerry); Greenway Series

Orienteering Ireland organises Leagues in Leinster, Munster, the South East, Dublin and Kerry.

Dublin by Night Long (Level 1) (Seasons): 2018

Greenway Series (Seasons): 2020


There are two main types of Competitive Mountaineering in Ireland: Hill Running and Bouldering. The Irish Bouldering League is under Mountaineering Ireland and is run over 5 Competitions each year, with 30 problems to be solved in each competition. Points are scored from 10 Points to 1 depending on which attempt a climber solves a problem (10 Pts for 1st Attempt, 7 Pts for 2nd Attempt etc) [See Articles for References]

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Irish Bouldering League

Irish Bouldering League

IBL Senior Female (Seasons): 2020-21

Irish Mountain Running Association

IMRA Championship (Seasons): 2020


The Speleological Union of Ireland governs Caving in Ireland, which its’ website says is diverse and welcoming. There are 10 active Caving Clubs in Ireland, including 5 Student Clubs. There are caves in almost every part of Ireland with some as long as the 16km passage in Pollnagollum, Co. Clare, with the largest concentration in Co. Clare (Munster) and Co. Fermanagh and Co. Cavan (Ulster). There are new caves discovered all the time and caves yet to be discovered.

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Speleological Union of Ireland

Speleological Union of Ireland

Caving Clubs List 2020


Fitness is the sport where contestants engage in a series of timed exercises, performance and tasks. The Cross-Fit Games are the World Championships of the sport, sponsored by Reebok.

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Cross-Fit Games

Cross-Fit Games

Cross-Fit Games Women (Years): 2020


Gladiating is a fun version of the ancient Roman military combat as was seen on US and British TV Programs from the 1990s onwards. Various types of combat or adventure-like tasks are engaged in by teams of players

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ITV Gladiators.

Irish Gladiator Contestants:

Audrey Garland Irish-born Gladiators Contestant 1997

There are a couple of venues in Ireland where people can engage in Gladiator Weekends:

Adventure Park (Watergrasshill, Co. Cork):

Team Building Ireland (Kippure, Blessington, Co. Wicklow):

Dance and Cheer Sport

Dance and Cheer Sport includes Ballroom Dancing, Irish Dancing and Cheerleading (Cheer Sport).

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Cheer Sport

International Cheer Union

International Cheer Union

World Cheerleading Championship

ICU WCC All Girl Elite (Editions): 2015

ICU WCC Coed Elite (Editions): 2015

American Football Ireland Cheerleaders

Cork Admirals Irish American Football Team Cheerleaders 2010

Irish-Born US College Football Cheerleaders

Conal Fagan Irish-Born College American Football Cheerleader 2018-2020

Maths Olympiad

Quizzes and Mind-Games include the Maths Olympiad.

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Maths Olympiad

International Maths Olympiad

International Maths Olympiad – Ireland’s Rankings 1988-2020