Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Quiz

Given the festive season the CNOC Blog is offering a prize of a selection box for the first person to email all correct answers to
The selection box will be given out at the next CNOC event in Donadea at the end of January.

Question 1 - What club won the Senior Mens and Senior Womens Irish Relay Championships?

Question 2 - Name the only 2 CNOC women that have been crowned Irish Senior Champions in Long Distance?

Question 3 - What percentage of the Senior Home Team were CNOC members? Was it a) 16% b) 43.7% or c) 56.321%

Question 4 - What do the following stand for: a) DNF; b)DSQ; c)MP; d)DNS

Question 5 - Which of the following are used at CNOC events, Emit or SI?

Question 6 - What control went missing at the Snow Score O on the Curragh?

Question 7 - Which of the following is not a member of CNOC? Sean Ryan, Meabh Ryan or Laoise Ryan?

Question 8 - Who was/is/will be the chairperson, last year, this year and next year?

Question 9 - Where are the following - Brave Heart, Flag Staff and Bun Hill. (for bonus points, if you were to run up each of them, how many contours would you climb??)

and the final CNOC Christmas Quiz Question....

Question 1o - Which CNOC member got international acclaim, appearing on car windscreens all over the UK, Norway, the Swedish Oringen, as well as larger orienteering events in the USA while promoting the JK and Irish Championships 2011 to be held in Northern Ireland?

(Only CNOC members need apply, in the event of a tie, the judges decision is final. No correspondents will be entered into. Terms and conditions apply)

Happy Christmas :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Snowed Under

Turns out that the 3ROC Christmas Score event is off.

Too much snow. It'll be on the following week, assuming that the snow clears!

Until then. Enjoy the white out.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Christmas.

Happy Christmas to everybody from CNOC.
A little present from the world of O something for you techys to colour in when bored.

(From the IOA Forum page)
The annual Christmas Score Event will be on at Three Rock Wood, near Dundrum, Co
Dublin, on December 26th, St Stephen's Day.
Please note the slightly earlier start times: 10.30 to 12.00.
It will be a 50 minute score event: visit as many controls as you can in the
time allowed, with a penalty per minute if you're over time and a bonus if
you're early if you have got all the controls. Extra points for fancy dress -
the judge's decision is final!
Maps will be premarked and bagged.
The event is being run by Eoin & Cliona McCullough (3ROC) in aid of the Irish
Junior Team, so please support it.
If the weather is bad and the forest is inaccessible, there will be a message on
the O-Groups on the morning of the 26th.
Directions: take Ticknock Road, which runs off the Blackglen Road (R113) /
Taylor's Grange Road between Lamb Doyle's pub and Taylor's Grange pub.
Meet up in the Lamb Doyle's afterwards.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Curragh Autumn League.

The final round of the Autumn league was held on the Curragh yesterday. We had over 70 competitors taking part. The fog from the previous day lifted and competitors we treated to bright sunshine and snow.

Ruari Short won the brown course and was just pipped for the overall winner of the league by a couple of minutes.

Deirdre Ryan running the Blue course finished with a couple of minutes to spare over club mate Bernie O Boyle. Caoimhe O Boyle finished second on the light green while Eileen Loughman was eight on the Green.

Laoise Ryan had a good run on home turf finishing seventh in a little over 42 mns.

Full results can be accessed below and as of now I dont know who won the overall team event, But im fairly certain it was not CNOC as we had a shortage of runners me included ahh well theres always next year. "We are where we are"

Friday, December 10, 2010

Leinster League Curragh East.

We are a go for 11am tomorrow morning.
Colm (Course Planner) and his band of helpers are out placing the controls.
The main roads are clear and some light snow on the side roads. The curragh itself has some snow in places and is a bit sloppy where it has thawed.
At the moment visibility is down to approx 100 metres due to heavy fog will it lift ?? it adds to the challange.

As Robin Williams once said about fog, (Paraphrased)

“There are so many beautiful parts of the world . . . Thailand, Italy, the south of France (Curragh). There are places in Spain that are astonishing. But here . . . 1 mile and you go up on to the curragh to see the fog come in; 1 mile the other direction and you're somewhere else that takes your breath away. There's no question this is where I want to live. Never has been.”

Good luck to everyone takimg part.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Curragh Results

The results were in Sunday night but it was my fault they weren't up ontime.
Winner on the day was Eoin McCullough, followed Ruairi Short. Both runners had the same points but Eoin put the boot to the floor to make it just 8seconds outside of the time limit. Ruairi was unable to match Eoins pace coming down the road to finish 24sec adrift.

Full results are here (I think).

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Curragh Today.

Snow, freezing fog and ice did not deter a bunch of hardy orienteerers taking on the curragh today. Ruth Lynam planned a challanging snow score event opposite lumville and across to Bun hill. Running conditions proved tough but fun for those who turned up.
The next Leinster league event has been rescheduled for 12th December meeting at Lumville

Saturday, December 4, 2010

All Systems Go

With a slight thaw on, its all systems go for the mass start score event at 12:00 midday (although if you want to run it at night, i take my hat off to you)

Following the score, return to Lumville where they will hopefully have the open fire lit!

After a meeting of the CNOC committee that could make it to Shorts, it was decided that skis would be permtted. XC skis will be more favourible that Down Hill skis

Looking forward to seeing who are the crazy ones tomorrow

Friday, December 3, 2010


The League event planned for the Curragh is postponed for one week until

Many of the control sites are buried in snow & the gorse bushes are
flattened, so we are saving up the navigational challenges & hoping for less
snow next week.

However for anyone (intrepid?, fanatical?) who doesn't want to miss the
experience of orienteering on the Curragh in snow we are organising a
small-scale event this Sunday 5th Dec:

A Mass Start Score Event

Start Time 12:00 at Lumville House

Skis permitted
Non permitted items include Huskies and Snow Mobiles.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

CNOC Leinster League event.

The final event in the Leinster Autumn League is on the Curragh this Sunday
6 Dec.
Current League standings are at

Parking & download at the Rugby Club GR 787 117. Signs from the Ballymany
roundabout at Junction 12 off the M7 (Curragh exit).

Start times 11:00 to 13:00

Start is 800 m from the parking area.

SI timing will be used.

Map Scale 1:10000, 2.5m contours updated with Lidar survey.

Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a group.

Colm Hill has planned the courses:

Brown 9.8km, 30 controls

Blue 8.0 km, 24 controls

Green 6.0 km, 18 controls

Light Green 3.4 km, 13 controls

Orange 2.4 km, 9 controls

Yellow 1.8 km, 9 controls.

WEATHER NOTE: The event will go ahead unless conditions deteriorate a lot.

If we do have to postpone I will send out an email on Saturday & there will
be notice here on the CNOC website

There will be no further notification unless we have to postpone the event!