Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Curragh Leinster League event, 7th December 2014

The 6th Leinster League event of 2014 will be held on Sunday Dec 7th, on the Curragh

Start times:        11:00 – 13:00
Entry fees:         Adult €8, Student/Junior/over-65 €4, Family €16.

Pre-Entry:          Link to pre-entry form

SportIdent electronic timing will be used. SI cards will be available to hire @ €2 each if you don’t have one.

There will be 7 courses:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Orienteering MtBO Curragh Sat 13 Sep

The 2nd event in the Leinster MtBO series is being organised by CNOC on the Curragh this Saturday 13th September.
Start times 10:00 to 11:00.
Entry fees: Adult €10, Student/Junior/over-65 €7.
SportIdent electronic timing, SI cards will be available to borrow if you don't own one.
There will be 2 courses:
Long: 16.9 km, 20 controls, scale 1:15000, map size A3.
Short: 7.4 km, 10 controls, scale 1:10000, map size A4.
The emphasis will be on route choices and pedalling, controls will in general be on prominent or easily found features.  The Short Course will be somewhat simpler than the Long.
Registration, Start and Finish are all outside the NCO's Mess in the Curragh Camp.
Directions: take exit 12 off the M7 (The Curragh) and follow signposts for the Curragh Camp.  Drive through the Camp to the Centra supermarket (less than 5 mins from the M7) and turn left - orienteering signs from here.
Parking etc will be marked by an orienteering kite.
Note special symbols:
1. Horse gallops - brown/yellow line.  Saturday morning is training time for race-horses, please keep well away as they are very nervous and excitable and easily spooked.
2. Vague grassy paths.  Significant paths are shown with a green/yellow line, as they offer better going.
The good weather has left the Curragh in great condition for cycling, dry and hard, so times should be fast.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hollywood Orienteering and Barbecue

The final CNOC summer evening orienteering event is in Hollywood village in Co. Wicklow next Tuesday 17th June.
Directions: from the N81 10km south of Blessington (at the Emo garage) turn East on the R756 toweards Wicklow Gap.  About 1/2 km up this road turn left, parking and Registration are just here outside Tutty's pub.  Road signage from the N81 junction.
Orienteering start times 18:00 to 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30.
Don has planned two courses:
Adventure - 3 km fairly easy course with some sections in the forest.  There'll be a 2.5 km version of this course suitable for buggies.
Score - get as many controls as possible in 50 minutes.  Score 10 points per control, penalty 10 points per minute or part minute over 50 mins.  No bonus for getting to all the controls but it should be possible...

We will have our usual near-midsummer barbeque at Tutty's pub after the orienteering, and the prize-giving for the Summer Evening League.  The league table is at http://tinyurl.com/qc9tz4g.

You can just arrive and register on the evening, but it makes things much easier for the organisers if you pre-register to enter HERE.  Pre-registration closes as midday on Tuesday.
Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a group.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CNOC Summer Series No. 4

Curragh East, Tuesday 10th June 

The fourth event of the CNOC Summer Series is next Tuesday, 10th June on the Curragh.

Pre-enter here, please! Thank you!
(pre-entry closes at 10pm on Monday 9th June)

Adventure 1.9 km 11 controls
Medium 4.5 km 21 controls
Long 8.0 km 29 controls

Planner: Niamh O’Boyle
Organiser: Bernie O’Boyle

Take exit 12 from the M7. From Dublin, take the first exit onto the R413 at the roundabout towards Lumville House. Continue straight through Lumville Cross, straight through the next (small) crossroads and then turn right at the next junction. Continue straight ahead, staying on the main road. At the T-junction, turn left onto the L6080 and follow this road to parking. The event will be signposted from exit 12 of the M7.

Course notes:
This is not a scatter event.
Long course has a map exchange after 5 km. Follow tapes to map exchange.
Adventure course has a 240m taped route between controls 2 and 3. The route from the last control to the finish is also taped.
Spectators: The long course has a map exchange near the parking after 5km, and a spectator friendly loop at the end of the course. Cheer for your club mates!

Map Notes:        
Map Scale: 1:10,000. Power lines are not shown on the map for the long and medium course. Tracks are not shown on the map. Not all single trees are mapped, so do not rely on them for navigation.

Other information: 
SportIdent electronic timing will be used. 'SI' cards can be rented for €2.
Start times are between 18:00 and 19:30.
Entry fees: Adult €7, Junior/Student/Over-65 €4, Family €16
**If you plan to bring a group, please let us know in advance**

Saturday, May 24, 2014

CNOC Summer Series No. 3

The third event in the CNOC Summer Series is on next Tuesday 27th May.
The venue is a new map of Killinthomas Wood, near Rathangan, Co. Kildare, surveyed Jan-April 2014.
Map scale is 1:7500
The terrain is mixed deciduous and coniferous forest, with few brambles in the forest, some areas of clearfelling and some fallen trees from recent storm.  The area is flat and has no climb.

Directions: Killinthomas Wood, Grid ref  N 665 215,  is 2 km North of Rathangan, which is 10-15 mins from the M7 motorway exit 12 (Curragh).  From Rathangan take the R401 Edenderry road for 1 km and turn right at the roundabout.

Pat Healy has planned three courses as follows:
Adventure 2.2 km
Medium 4.4 km
Long 5.5 km

Timing will be SportIdent.  SI "cards" can be rented for €2.
Start times 18:00 to 19:30
Entry fees: adult €7, junior/student/over-65 €4, family €16.
If you plan to bring a group please let us know in advance.

Please pre-register here.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

CNOC Summer Series No. 2

The 2nd event of the Summer Evening Series will take place next Tuesday (20th May) on the Curragh. Parking and registration will be at Lumville House
Please use pre-entry for the event here

Once again it will be a scatter event with 25 controls placed in the terrain. You then chose which controls to go to and which to leave out.
Long : 20 controls
Medium: 15
Short: 8, the recommended route is controls nos. 1 to 8
Timing will be electronic, a sportIdent "card" can be hired for €2 if you don't own one.
Start times between 18:00 and 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30 and the controls will be removed by 21:00.

Directions: from Dublin take the M7 and get off at exit 12. Take the first exit at the roundabout, towards Kilcullen. Take the first left on the road, and then turn right very soon after.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Donadea Forest Park

The first event of the Summer Evening Series in on next Tuesday (13th May) in Donadea Forest, between Clane and Kilcock, Co. Kildare.
Eileen is planning - a "Scatter" - same as last year - 25 controls out in the forest, go to as many as your course requires.

Long Course must punch at 22 controls, optimum route about 6 km.
Medium course go to 15, optimum route about 4km.
Short course visit 10 controls, the recommended route is controls nos. 1 to 10 in numerical order, about 3 km.
Timing will be electronic, a sportIdent "card" can be hired for €2 if you don't own one.
Start times between 18:00 and 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30 and the controls will be removed by 21:00.

Directions: from Clane take the Kilcock road R407 for 5 km, then turn left, signposted Donadea Forest Park.  4.5 km along the forest entrance is on the left.
We hope to be able to use the side gate to the car park - more information on this to follow.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

CNOC win top awards.
                   Conor Short, Kevin O'Boyle & Ruairi Short Irish Champion Premier Open
                  Niamh O'Boyle, Regina Kelly & Coaimhe O'Boyle Irish Champions Women's Premier Open

Friday, April 11, 2014

CNOC at the European Championships.

6 CNOC members are competing at the European Champs in Portugal this week.
W21s Niamh O'Boyle and Regina Kelly.
M21s Conor Short, Hugh Cashell, Ruairi Short, Seamus O'Boyle.
They run the Middle Distance qualification race on Thur 10th, Long qualification on Fri 11th and Sprint on Sat 12th.  If they qualify they go on to run the Finals next week.

News on Friday 11th
Niamh was 24th in the Middle Quali.
There was a wrong control on the Mens' Middle Quali course so all the M21s who ran (Conor, Hugh, Ruairi) are in the Final!

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Carrigmeal Forest, Dysart, Co. Laois.

Sun 6th April 2014.

Final Information and Start Lists now on the
Leinster Champs 2014 page

Results of the 2014 Leinster Champs are up.

Entries are closed.

There will be 2 short entry-on-the-day courses.
Further information and Start Lists on the LOC 2014 Page

Venue: Carrigmeal Forest, Dysart, Co. Laois, on Sun 6th April.
Location – Dysart is just east of Port Laoise about 5 mins. from the M7 motorway.

The Leinster Championships page will have more details as they become available: location, previous map of the area, preliminary course lengths.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hollywood Night-O 8th feburary.

Our night event will take place in Hollywood on 8th Feburary.
Pre-Enter HERE

Starts from 18:00-19:00
Parking, registration and download in Hollywood village.
Start and finish adjacent to each other at forest entrance 400m from village.
Course distances are yet to be confirmed but approx:
Long: 4.1 km
Short: 2.2km

Tutty's pub in Hollywood for drinks after the race.
This event will also be used as part of a senior squad training weekend.