Do you have what it takes to be Ireland's top Highpointeer? If so, we are delighted to offer you that chance. The All-Ireland Highpointeering Individuals League is a unique outdoor sports competition based on the official Irish High Points list. The League is open to hillwalkers who visit High Point locations throughout Ireland. To take part, Highpointeers must log their visits while present on site and register them with us via our online form no later than 30th September.
In order to take part in any of the various All-Ireland Highpointeering Leagues, hillwalkers must participate in the All-Ireland Highpointeering Individuals League competition. This initiative requires participants to visit High Point locations throughout Ireland, log them using the Peakhunter smartphone app, and register them with us via the Highpointeer Score Form hosted on our website.
- Download the Peakhunter app to your smartphone and set up a profile. Peakhunter is our official logging partner.
- Sign into the Peakhunter app on your smartphone. You should only have to do this once.
- Visit High Point locations in Ireland. Log these High Point visits while present at the location using the Peakhunter app.
- Register your High Point visits with us using our online Highpointeer Score Form before the end of 30th September.
- The sport hillwalking season starts on the Spring Equinox and ends on Autumn Equinox each year. During this six-month-long competition, you are permitted to count up to four visits to each High Point location towards your total points-score for the year.
- If visiting the same High Point location more than once, you must allow at least 24 hours between visits. Multiple visits to the same location within the same 24-hour period will only count as one visit. This is to ensure that you do not simply step out of a High Point's logging zone and back in immediately to log it again. Please note that all Peakhunter logs are time-stamped.
- Highpointeer Score Forms received after 30th September will not be considered.
- At the end of the competition season, the 5 highest point-scorers from each club, county and province will become the respective club's, county's and province's official Highpointeering team for that year.
Every individual hillwalker who also takes part in the All-Ireland Mountain Race as well as the Highpointeering Leagues (and submits the relevant online forms for each) during the same sport hillwalking season is automatically entered into the All-Ireland Hillwalking Championships for that year. Hillwalkers who only take part in one of the two competitions will not qualify for that year's Individuals Championship but their efforts can still help to boost their club's, county's and province's chances in the team championships.
The three individuals who accumulate the highest point-scores during the sport hillwalking season will secure the top three placings in that year's All-Ireland Highpointeering Individuals League competition. The selection process is as follows:
- All submitted Highpointeer Score Forms are automatically added to a secure spreadsheet.
- Each completed Highpointeer Score Form received is manually checked and verified.
- After the submissions deadline (30th September), the final version of the spreadsheet containing all verified Highpointeer Score Forms received during the year is interrogated and the three highest scoring entrants are identified.
- The three participants with the highest scores are announced in October.
- The 2021 All-Ireland Highpointeering Individuals League was scheduled to start on 20th March but has been postponed due to the travel restrictions which are in place to minimise the spread of Covid-19.
- Click here to find out how you can take part.
- Results will be announced in October 2021.
- WINNER - Dillon Lynch (358 points)
- 2nd PLACE - Patrick O'Brien (355 points)
- 3rd PLACE - Noel Curtis (229 points)
- WINNER - Michéal O Riabhaigh (532 points)
- 2nd PLACE - Patrick O'Brien (441 points)
- 3rd PLACE - Dillon Lynch (418 points)
- WINNER - Dillon Lynch (439 points)
- 2nd PLACE - Josephine O'Brien (394 points)
- 3rd PLACE - Patrick O'Brien (379 points)
- WINNER - Lonan O'Farrell (452 points)
- 2nd PLACE - Seán Ó Maoilsté (364 points)
- 3rd PLACE - Graham Bartlett (309 points)
- WINNER - Dillon Lynch (460 points)
- 2nd PLACE - Polly Mollohan (438 points)
- 3rd PLACE - Mark O'Leary (361 points)