2019 Highpointeering Awards: The Results

The Highpointeer Score Forms are in, the points and metres are all tallied, and we can now announce the High Point Ireland Awards 2019 results.


During 2019, we received a total of 381 Highpointeer Score Forms from eleven participating individuals. Of these, 334 forms comply with our competition rules and count towards the scores of the eleven Highpointeers. 47 score forms did not qualify.

Final results for the full year-long competitions are listed below.


Highpointeer of the Year

A total of eleven Highpointeers submitted score forms in 2019.

  1. Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh (532 pts)
  2. Patrick O’Brien (441 pts)
  3. Dillon Lynch (418 pts)
  4. Josephine O’Brien (324 pts)
  5. John O’Brien (298 pts)
  6. Noel Curtis (206 pts)
  7. Michael Murphy (146 pts)
  8. Emma Dowling (132 pts)
  9. Ben Mooney (84 pts)
  10. Mick Winters (62 pts)
  11. David Barnes (17 pts)

Young Highpointeer of the Year

Two Highpointeers competed in the under 18s category in 2019.

  1. Dillon Lynch (418 pts)
  2. Ben Mooney (84 pts)

Clubs League

One club was represented in the 2019 Clubs League.

  1. Peaks Mountaineering Club (324 pts)

Counties League

Eight counties were represented in the 2019 Counties League.

  1. County Cork (859 pts)
  2. County Tipperary (622 pts)
  3. County Limerick (532 pts)
  4. County Meath (338 pts)
  5. County Carlow (146 pts)
  6. County Down (84 pts)
  7. County Tyrone (62 pts)
  8. County Donegal (17 pts)

Provinces League

Three provinces were represented in the 2019 Provinces League.

  1. Munster (2,013 pts)
  2. Leinster (484 pts)
  3. Ulster (163 pts)

10,000m High Points Challenge

Based on the Highpointeer Score Forms we received in 2019, a total of eight individuals completed the 10,000m High Points Challenge during the course of the year. They are listed below with their High Points metres totals (in brackets).

  1. Patrick O’Brien (38,132m)
  2. Dillon Lynch (36,595m)
  3. Mícheál Ó Riabhaigh (33,848m)
  4. Josephine O’Brien (24,163m)
  5. John O’Brien (20,208m)
  6. Noel Curtis (13,092m)
  7. Michael Murphy (11,316m)
  8. Ben Mooney (10,054m)

25 High Points Challenge

54 Highpointeers registered for the 25 High Points Challenge on the Peakhunter platform in 2019. Of these, nine successfully completed the challenge. They are listed below (as their Peakhunter name) with the total number of High Points they visited (in brackets).

  1. Haystacks (58) [MOST]
  2. Paddyob (38)
  3. Nollid08 (38)
  4. Murphym (32) [FIRST TO 25]
  5. On The Way Up (29)
  6. Allthewayup (28)
  7. Susan Lawlor (26)
  8. Mountain Queen (26)
  9. NCurt (25)

Participate in 2020

To take part in our 2020 Highpointeering competitions you must log each High Point visit while you are physically present at its location using the Peakhunter app. You must also submit a Highpointeer Score Form afterwards for each visit.

When you submit your first Highpointeer Score Form for 2020, we will email you a link to your own partially filled in version of the Form. This will make the form-filling stage of the process much quicker for you for the rest of the year.

Based on Highpointeer Score Forms we receive throughout the year, it is our aim to publish updated leader boards each month.


Congratulations to everyone who earned a High Point Ireland award in 2019 aand thanks for taking part. We look forward to seeing your names on the list again this year.

Good luck for 2020.

Happy Highpointeering!


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