Does your county have what it takes to become an Irish hillwalking team champion? If so, we are delighted to offer you that chance. The All-Ireland Hillwalking Counties Championship is the ultimate outdoor sports competition contested in the Irish uplands. It is free to enter and is open to all experienced hillwalkers.
For a chance to become a member of your county's Sport Hillwalking team, you must compete in the All-Ireland Hillwalking Championships as an individual (click here for participation instructions).
Find out when the current or upcoming championships are taking place by visiting our sports competition status page. The Sport Hillwalking season is scheduled to start on 1st March and end on 31st October each year.
The following process is used to decide all county team placings in the All-Ireland Hillwalking Counties Championship:
- All submitted Sport Hillwalking Entry Forms are checked as we receive them between 1st February and 30th June.
- Based on the forms we receive, participants are sorted into the counties they are representing.
- Each county represented by 2 or more registered point-scoring participants qualifies as a team in the Counties Championship.
- Each competitor's overall individual score is tallied in early November (i.e. Rounds 1 - 8 combined).
- The 5 highest individual scores from each county are added together to become that county's official team score.
- If a county team has 2 - 4 members, each of the 1 - 3 empty slots equates to an individual score of zero.
- Counties are placed in order according to their overall team score, from the highest-scoring county to the lowest.
- The highest-scoring county team is the Champion.
- We aim to announce a full set of results across all categories by mid-November.
- The 2023 All-Ireland Hillwalking Counties Championship takes place between 1st March and 31st October.
- Results will be announced in November 2023.
|1st||COUNTY MAYO||11,561 pts||GOLD|
|2nd||COUNTY CORK||9,929 pts||SILVER|
|3rd||COUNTY TIPPERARY||5,957 pts||BRONZE|
|1st||COUNTY CORK||955 points||GOLD|
|2nd||COUNTY TIPPERARY||324 points||SILVER|
|3rd||COUNTY MEATH||175 points||BRONZE|