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"Letter Post to Sponsor Orienteering World Cup Event"


Letter Post from An Post are to sponsor the major World Cup orienteering

event to be held in Killarney on the weekend of May 22-25 '98. Details of

the event were announced at a reception in Dublin today (April 23rd).


Top class long-distance athletes from over thirty countries will take part,

while there will also be over 1000 competitors taking part in the 10th

Annual Shamrock 0-Ringen, which will be held in conjunction with

the World Cup event.


Both events will take place over the same course, set on beautiful but

testing terrain in the Killarney area.


Ken Griffin, Secretary of the Irish Orienteering Association, pointed out

that it is a major coup for the I.O.A . to be appointed as host for this event

and hoped that it would continue to heighten the profile of a sport which

is experiencing rapid growth in Ireland.


Speaking at the announcement, Alan Goddard, Director of Letter Post,

expressed his delight at being involved with such a prestigious

international event. "As the national letter post service, we were

naturally attracted to an event which places such a premium on speed and

accuracy" he said.


For further information, contact John Givens on (+353 ) -01-2602000.