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Monday, February 4, 2019

Dublin-by-Night 2019 No 5 - Curragh Sunnyhill

The fifth event in the 2019 Night-O series takes place this coming Saturday on the Curragh, with a Mass Start for all at 18:30

The parking/start area is at the Sunnyhill end of the Curragh, marked here on Google maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/53%C2%B007'42.0%22N+6%C2%B047'23.0%22W

There will be two courses.

* Long; 4.8km
* Short; 1.9km

Cost is €7 for IOA club members and €8 for guests. SportIdent card hire is €2 for those who need one.

Under 16's need to be accompanied - they cannot compete on their own for insurance reasons.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Leinster Champs 2019

All the details are now available - just head on over to https://loc2019.wordpress.com/

Entries are also now open on Fabien 4:http://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=2291

Closing date for entries is Sunday night, March 24th at midnight.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Donadea Come-And-Try-It (Sun 27th Jan)

Our annual beginners event in Donadea Forest Park takes place this coming Sunday 27th January, with starts available from 11am to 1am. We hope to have the entrance barrier raised from 10:30am to 12:30am to facilitate free entry to the park for the event.

Whether you are a complete novice, a family, or a seasoned veteran, there is a course to suit. Specifically, Eileen has three courses planned as follows:

* Adventure (2.5km)
* Medium (5km)
* Long (8km)

Entry fees are the usual:

* Child/Student/Unwaged/OAP €5 (€4 for CNOC members)
* Adult €8 (€7 for CNOC members)
* Family €20. (€15 for CNOC members)

If you need to hire an SI card, we also rent them for €2, to be returned at the finish. Lost cards cost €40 to replace!

If you're not a member of a club, and would like to join CNOC on the day, we're offering free membership for the first year (its only €7 a year per adult after that anyways - full rates on cnoc.ie)

If you are planning on bringing a group, it would be useful to contact us ahead of time, so we can ensure we print enough maps, etc.

There will be refreshments after the finish, and in an effort to save on waste plastic, we'd encourage everyone to bring their own cups for refreshments afterwards. We'll also accept plastic map bags back for future re-use.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Curragh - Leinster League 12 - 2018

The twelfth and final event in this years Leinster League will take place this coming Sunday (9th) on the Curragh in Co. Kildare

The event registration and parking is based at the DFTC Sports Grounds, with the start and finish close by. Start times from 11:00 to 13:00, with all course closing at 15:00.

The location is marked on the google maps link below:
https://goo.gl/maps/sCMJpRzpeyy

There's the full range of courses on offer - at the high end, they might seem a bit longer than usual, but the running is generally flat and good, and the distances reflect this.

Course Controls Length
Yellow 7 1.7 km
Orange 7 2.2 km
Red 11 3.9 km
Light Green 9 3.9 km
Green 14 6.1 km
Blue 20 8.5 km
Brown 26 11.9 km

Control descriptions are on the map for Yellow-Green, but there wasn't enough space on the Blue and Brown maps - they are available loose for every course anyways.

Entry fees are as follows:

* Child/Student/Unwaged/OAP €5 (€4 for CNOC members)
* Adult €8 (€7 for CNOC members)
* Family €20. (€15 for CNOC members)

If you need to hire an SI card, we also rent them for €2, to be returned at the finish. Lost cards cost €40 to replace!

If you're not a member of a club, and would like to join CNOC on the night, we're offering free membership for the first year (its only €7 a year per adult after that anyways - full rates on cnoc.ie)

If you are planning on bringing a group, it would be useful to contact us ahead of time, so we can ensure we print enough maps, etc.

In an effort to save on waste plastic, we'd encourage everyone to bring their own cups for refreshments afterwards. We'll also accept plastic map bags back for future re-use.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 15, 2018

CNOC Summer Series 2018 Final - Hollywood (BBQ & Prizegiving)

The Summer Series winds to a close with our annual Score event in Hollywood next Tuesday. This will be followed by a BBQ in the village, and the prizegiving for the series.

Car parking & Registration is in Hollywood (Tutty's Pub). The village has been very busy recently. There is limited parking, so please consider parking at the community centre or at the school and walk the short distance to the village

Don also mentions that a new Café has recently opened in Hollywood. Well worth a visit to charge up on homemade carrot cake or big furry scones before your run. Closes at 18.00 ish .
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/brzikeRp9cT2

Start Times from 18:00 to 19:30.

There will be two courses on offer:

* Adventure Course - 2.7km, 100m climb. It is on tracks and forest paths, not difficult terrain but definitely not suitable for buggies, or bare legs.
* Score Course - collect as many controls as possible in any order within a 50 min time limit, with 10 points penalty per minute late. Full leg cover is very strongly advised.

Entry fees are as follows:

* Child/Student/Unwaged/OAP €5 (€4 for CNOC members)
* Adult €8 (€7 for CNOC members)
* Family €20. (€15 for CNOC members)

If you need to hire an SI card, we also rent them for €2, to be returned at the finish. Lost cards cost €40 to replace!

If you're not a member of a club, and would like to join CNOC on the night, we're offering free membership for the first year (its only €7 a year per adult after that anyways - full rates on cnoc.ie)

If you are planning on bringing a group, it would be useful to contact us ahead of time, so we can ensure we print enough maps, etc. We also offer a discounted rate for pre-booked youth groups - message us for details.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

CNOC Summer Series 2018 No 4 - Newbridge Sprint

The final points-scoring race of this years series takes place around the schools, parks and estates of Newbridge, Co. Kildare. A maze of roads, walls and buildings will demand good map reading skills at high speed if you want to earn those vital last league points!
This event is also being run as part of the Newbridge Junefest, so we expect higher-than-normal numbers of new orienteers to turning up to have a go!

Car parking & Registration is in St. Conleths & Marys primary school car park, opposite St. Conleths Parish church in Newbridge. 

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BVtziQHpQS72

Start Times from 18:00 to 19:30.

There will be three courses on offer, suitable for all abilities:

* Adventure Course (1.2km, 12 controls)
* Medium Course (2.4km, 14 controls)
* Long Course (3.4km, 18 controls)

These are sprint format races - sprint rules apply - uncrossable boundaries and out-of-bounds areas must be respected or competitors risk disqualification.

Entry fees (Junefest specials) are as follows:

* Child/Adult €5
* Family €10 (2 adults + kids)

If you need to hire an SI card, we also rent them for €2, to be returned at the finish. Lost cards cost €40 to replace!

If you're not a member of a club, and would like to join CNOC on the night, we're offering free membership for the first year (its only €7 a year per adult after that anyways - full rates on cnoc.ie)

If you are planning on bringing a group, it would be useful to contact us ahead of time, so we can ensure we print enough maps, etc. We also offer a discounted rate for pre-booked youth groups - message us for details.

Since the series has four scoring events this year, your best three results will count towards league placings. Similarly, juniors who take part in any three events will get a small token at the prizegiving following the last event on 19th June.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Summer Series 2018 Update

As mentioned on our FB page, the final event in this years series in Hollywood will NOT be part of the series as far as points are concerned - Don and Ruth plan to run it as a Score event to facilitate the BBQ, prizegiving, and a general good time. This means that the best three out of four events will count for points.
 
With that said - here's the actual state of the Summer series, with one event left to go (Newbridge in a weeks time):
 
Long course (men) - Angus Tyner leads over Cyrill Baumann, with Wesley Brownlow close behind, but dark horses Colm Moran and Colm Hill, and several other M21s) lie in wait with only two events completed - so theres a good chance for them to gain a spot with a good run in Newbridge.
 
Long course (women): Heather Wood currently leads over Ger Power and Eileen Young - but Eileen has only completed two events, so if she comes to Newbridge, Heather will need a good run to hold onto that top spot.
 
Medium (men): Tony Maher still leads over Per-Olov Elovsson and Tommy Burke, with Ian Murphy just behind - all four runners are close, so there's still a chance for a shake up in those placings, depending on how the last event goes.
 
Medium (women): Catherine Joyce currently holds the lead, as the only lady to complete four so far, but just behind her are Debbie Whelan, Deirdre Coyle, Mary O'Connell and Kathryn Walley - all with just two completed so far, and all within 200 points of each other - so everything to play for here too!
 
Adventure (men): Conor O'Brien leads, with Tom Malone and Donnacha Malone behind - but Conor Masterson, Daragh Young and Paul Butterfield are close with only two completed so far - they could all claim the top spot depending on their last runs.
 
Adventure (women): Gabrielle King has a good (unassailable?) lead over Aoife Masterson and Beth Joyce - though Yvonne Reidy, Niamh Browne, Anyta Richardson and Louise Fitzgerald are all in touching distance, given that they have only completed two so far.
 
All in all, there are still multiple places up for grabs in Newbridge - prizegiving will take place the following week (19th) in Hollywood, at the usual Score event & BBQ to mark the end of the Series.