Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Curragh Orienteering "Come & Try it" Sunday 18th October

On Sunday 18th October, CNOC will hold a local "Come & Try it" event on the Curragh.

Seamus O'Boyle has planned 3 courses:
Long
Middle
Short

Start times will be from 10:30 to 12:30. These slightly earlier start times are to facilitate those who would like to watch the rugby match between Ireland and Argentina at 13:00.

Parking will be at the NCO's mess in the Curragh Camp which will be available after the event to watch the rugby in, GPS coordinates: 53.144525, -6.824443.
The event will be signposted from the post office in the Curragh Camp. On the route to the parking there is a barrier that must be passed through. This will open if you simply drive up to it.

Timing will be SportIdent and SI cards can be rented for €2 on the day.
As usual we will use the auto-entry from archive feature for those who own their own SI cards, so please ensure your details are up to date at: http://www.orienteering.ie/members/edit.php

Directions:
From the M7 take junction 12. From the North take the second exit on the roundabout signposted for the Curragh Camp. From the South, cross the bridge and take the third exit signposted for the Curragh Camp. From here it is just shy of 2km to the second left in the Curragh Camp immediately after the post office. Drive up to the barrier and it will open for you. Take the first right after the barrier. Continue 200m to a T-junction where you turn right and the event is on the right.

If you will be bringing a group please email us at cnoc@orienteering.ie to let us know in advance.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hollywood Orienteering & Barbecue Tue 23rd June

The CNOC Summer Series concludes with our event in Hollywood next Tuesday 23rd June, followed by our annual barbecue.
 
Conor Short has planned the courses:
Score - 50 minute time limit
Adventure - 2.9km 120m climb

Start times are between 18:00 and 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30

Registration and download are in Hollywood village.
Start and Finish are at the forest entrance 400m from the village.

Directions from the N81 Blessington - Baltinglass road. 2.5km south of Poulaphouca Bridge: turn east towards Glendalough (this junction will haave an orienteering sign).  700m up this road turn left for Hollywood village and Tutty's pub.


Timing is SportIdent, SI cards can be rented for €2 each
We will as usual be using auto-entry from the archive for those with their own SI cards.  This depends on orienteers checking their own archive details and changing them if necessary.  The archive can be found at  http://www.orienteering.ie/members/edit.php . .
The route from the IOA website is: "What is Orienteering" - About Us - Resources - Sportident information - ...register your Sportident card...

If you will be bringing a group please email cnoc@outlook.com to let us know in advance.


The Tuesday evening events continue in the Dublin area with an event in Cabinteely Park next Tuesday 30th June - see http://www.orienteering.ie/.


Friday, June 12, 2015

CNOC Summer Series - SUNNYHILL - Tuesday, June 16th.

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Some of the trenches near Flagstaff Hill, which date back to World War 1 times, and which will feature on our courses.
Curragh East (Sunnyhill)  - Tuesday 16th June, 2015 

The fourth event of the CNOC Summer Series is next Tuesday, 16th June on the Curragh.



Courses:
Adventure          2.1 km        10 controls
Medium             4.5 km        18 controls
Long                 7.0 km        28 controls


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


Directions:
If coming from Dublin, take Exit 12 from the M7.  At the top of the ramp, take the 1st exit off the roundabout onto the R413, 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.
If coming from Portlaoise, take Exit 12 from the M7. At the top of the ramp, take the 4th exit off the roundabout, cross over the motorway and take the 1st exit off the roundabout onto the R413 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:
The Long course has been designed as a Middle style technical event with 28 controls. The plan is that it will be “fast & furious”!
The Adventure course has taped legs. Details of the legs which are taped, will be printed on the descriptions.
Starting times from 18:00 to 19:30. Courses close at 20:30 and all controls will be removed by 21:00


Map Notes:        
Map Scale: 1:10,000. Not all tracks are shown on the map. Not all single trees are mapped, so do not rely on them for navigation.


Other information: 
The final event in the CNOC Summer Series takes place in Hollywood on Tuesday, 23rd of June. Our annual BBQ follows in the village of Hollywood.

SportIdent electronic timing will be used. 'SI' cards can be rented for €2.
Start times are between 18:00 and 19:30.

**If you plan to bring a group, please let us know in advance**



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CNOC Summer Series 3: Naas Urban


Next Tuesday 9th June will be instalment number 3 of CNOC Summer series with an event, on a brand new urban map, kindly prepared by Pat Healy, in Naas, Co. Kildare.

Planned by Conall Whelan the course details are:

Long 4.6 km
Medium 3.4 km
Adventure* 2.5 km

Course distances are as the crow flies so do expect more.

The parking will be at Church of the Irish Martyrs', Ballycane , Naas N53.21104447717819 W6.653273105621338N.

With two events left and three to count it's all to play for in the overall league standings.

Check here to see how you're getting on in the league!

The Summer Evening Series will continue:

Tue 16 June - The Curragh

Tue 23 June - Hollywood, orienteering event and barbecue.

Due to potentially heavy traffic start times are later for this event. Start times between 19:00 and 20:30.  Courses close at 21:30 and the controls will be removed by 22:00.

Directions:

From South take exit 10 off the M7 heading east. Take the R445 towards Naas through roundabout at Lidl, after Sheehy Motors and Aldi Warehouse both on left take the right hand turn at lights (Chadwicks) and follow the ring road for approx 2.5 km, over four roundabouts.  Naas Hospital is on the left at the final roundabout. Ballycane is straight through. There is a very good Centra shopping centre on the right and the modern church of the Irish Martyrs on your left. Parking is in the higher side of the Church car park.

From the North take exit 9 off the M7, take the R445 towards the town centre, before the Maxol station take the R410 on the left, signposted for Blessington and Punchestown. Continue 1.4 km to the junction (traffic lights) with Ballycane road, turn right uphill to the Church of the Irish Martyrs on the right opposite the Centra shopping centre. Parking is in the higher part of the Church car park.

From South Dublin , you could avoid the M7 and head cross country. From Blessington bypass take the R410 towards Naas, passing Craddockstown Golf course on the left, take a left turn at the traffic lights ontoBallycane Road, Church of the Irish Martyrs is on your right. Parking is in the high part of the church car park.

Alternative route from N7 avoiding Dublin Road, Naas traffic. Take Castlewarden exit from N7.  From the exit roundabout take first left turn towards Oldmill (not Kill). Do not go into Kill village. At T junction go right on narrow road parallel to N7. You will pass Arthurstown Landfill on the left. Continue straight on rural road to a 5 road Junction (Beggar’s End). Be very careful.  The main road here is the Naas to Blessington road, (Punchestown is straight ahead). Go right on the main road towards Naas past Craddockstown Golf Club on left and take left turn uphill at first traffic lights. Church Carpark is on the right

*Please also note that the event is in an urban location; children should be aware of the safe cross code. There will be two crossing points on the larger road, one is a zebra crossing the other will be manned. The majority of the course covers a number of conjoined, fairly mature housing estates, interspersed with green areas and a number of small lakes.

If you are bringing a large group please let us know beforehand.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Summer Series Event 2: Curragh Lumville


 
Many thanks to all who came to the event in Donadea. The turnout was good, even if it was a wet day and those who came were rewarded with some very enjoyable courses.
Next Tuesday (26th May) will be installment number 2 of CNOC Cummer the series with an event on the Curragh, Co. Kildare.

Planned by Colm Hill the course details are:
Long 7.9km
Medium 4.5km
Adventure 2.5km
 
The parking will be at Lumville House.
Directions: Take exit 12 for the Curragh off the M7 hearing south. Head for Kilcullen and Lumville is 500m on the left.
Start times between 18:00 and 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30 and the controls will be removed by 21:00.
If you are bringing a large group please let us know beforehand.
This week we don't have to worry about any gates closing!
 
The Summer Evening Series will continue:
No event on the Tue 2rd June after the Bank Holiday
Tue 9 June - Naas Urban. This is a new map, first time used.
Tue 16 June - The Curragh
Tue 23 June - Hollywood, orienteering event and barbecue.
 
For more info see http://www.cnoc.ie
CNOC

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Summer Series 2015


Summer time and the CNOC evening orienteering events are back!

Next Tuesday (19th May) is the start of the series with an event in Donadea Forest, between Clane and Kilcock, Co. Kildare.

This year we will revert to the traditional format.

Long Course 7.1 km.
Medium 4.7km.
Short course 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.


The barrier will be open from 1800 - 1900. At all other times you will have to pay to enter the forest car park.
Please note that the gate will be strictly locked at 2055. If your car is still inside at this time it will have to stay until Wednesday morning!


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.

If you are bringing a large group please let us know beforehand.

The Summer Evening Series will continue:

Tue 26 May - The Curragh
No event on the Tue 2rd June after the Bank Holiday
Tue 9 June - Naas Urban. This is a new map, first time used.
Tue 16 June - The Curragh
Tue 23 June - Hollywood, orienteering event and barbecue.

for more info email cnoc@orienteering.ie



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Oughaval, Stradbally, Sun 8th March

Next Sunday 8th March we are holding the 9th event of the Leinster League event in Oughaval Wood, Stradbally, Co. Laois.
Ruth has planned the courses:
Brown: 7.6 km 320m climb
Blue: 6.4 km 250m climb
Green: 4.1 km 160m climb
Light Green: 2.9 km 125m climb
Red: 4.3 km 140m climb
Orange: .3.1 km 120m climb
Yellow: 2.0 km 60m climb.

Parking will be along the forest road above the public carpark at 53.00355N, -7.12716W, GR S 585 951,
This is on the northwest side of the N80 Carlow-Port Laoise road almost 2 km south of Stradbally village, and about 10 mins from the M7 at Port Laoise.
Registration, Start and Finish will all be close by.

Start times 11:00 to 13:00
Courses close 15:00
Entry fees:
Adult €8
Junior/Student/over-65 €4
Family €18
Groups by arrangement.
If you are bringing a group please email cnoc@orienteering.ie to give us advance warning.

We will be using SI timing.  SI timing chips will be available to hire – cost €1 each.
Entry on the day - no pre-registration - but we will have fast-track entry system for anyone whose SI details are in the IOA archive - see explanation below.
Map notes:
There are many recently fallen trees in the forest, only the very significant ones are shown on the map.
Scattered holly bushes are shown as a scattering of green spots, they are not mapped individually,

Any queries email Ruth at cnoc@orienteering.ie

New Entry System is described HERE. Please read!!!!!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Summer Evening Series

The calendar for our Tuesday evening Summer series is:
Tue 19 May Donadea
Tue 26 May Curragh Camp
Tue 9 June Naas UrbanO
Tue 16 June Curragh Sunnyhill
Tue 23 June Hollywood including barbecue.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Donadea by Night Sat 14th Feb

Saturday night is Valentine's night, what better night for a run in the forest.
CNOC invite you to join us for the 5th event in the Dublin by Night series.  Donadea is another Dublin by Night venue not actually in Dublin, but the glow in the sky from the Dublin lights does cover a big swathe of Leinster.
Please note the start time block, and read the information below on entry/registration.

The Dublin by Night league results so far are HERE. With four events to count and the status of the Deerpark event unknown this might be your last chance to scorre in the league!

Start, Finish and Registration will be in the main car park in Donadea Forest Park.
Entry fees: Adult €8, Junior/Student/over-65 €5.
No under-16s.

Start times are 18:30 to 19:30.  Note the later than usual start time block.
Courses close at 21:00
The gate to the main car park will be open from 1800 to 1930 for entry (it opens automatically for exit).

Don has planned 2 courses:
Long 5.9 km, 15m climb, fully technical
Short 2.7 km, 10m climb, slightly easier
Timing will be SportIdent.  SI cards will be available to rent for €2 each.

Directions: Take the R407 Clane-Kilcock road.  From Clane: after 4km turn left and follow signs for Donadea for another 4km.  From the M4 Kilcock exit: take the R407 for 7.5km, then turn right following signs for Donadea for 3.5km.

New Entry System. Please read this!!!!!!

At our night event we are going to use the 'auto entry from archive' feature in Or. This means that you are entered in the computer only after you download.
For this to work we need you to ensure that your SI card is registered correctly on the IOA archive. Check it now by clicking this link:
http://orienteering.ie/members/edit.php

The course that you select in the archive does not matter as your course will be matched automatically. What you need to ensure is that the SI card that you are going to use has your name associated with it. If the SI card that you use is registered to your aunty Mary then aunty Mary will be in the results and not you.
When you register you will be asked to sign in and give your car number and mobile phone number.
This is for safety purposes only.
If your SI card is not in the archive or if you are renting an SI card you must fill in a standard entry form.

Email Ruth at cnoc@orienteering.ie with any queries.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Night Event 14 Feb

The venue for our Night Event on Sat 14th Feb will be DONADEA.
Start times will be 18:30 to 19:30 - a little later than the usual Dublin by Night start times, there is a race on in Donadea during the day and we have to wait for them to leave.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A reminder to all members that fees are due for 2015.
Our rates haven't changed over the last number of years and remain a modest €7 for an individual, €4 for a junior or student and €8 for a family.
Membership forms are to be found in club documents and can be e-mailed to myself. Payment can be made at any of the events.
Members are eligible to run on CNOC relay teams at all national and international events.
All the best for 2015.
Bernie
CNOC email: cnoc@orienteering.ie

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Donadea 25th Jan 2015


DONADEA LOST PROPERTY
A flask and a headband
Email cnoc@orienteering.ie

Our first event of the year is in Donadea Forest Park next Sunday 25th January
Pre-registration is now open HERE
Eileen has planned 3 courses:
Long 7.6 km 27 controls, difficult navigation
Medium 5.3 km 25 controls, difficult navigation
Adventure Run 2.5 km 10 controls, easier navigation
And there will be a short fun course for younger children - no timing, free!

Start times 11:00 to 13:00
Courses close 15:00
Entry fees:
Adult €8
Junior/Student/over-65 €4
Family €18
Groups by arrangement.
If you are bringing a group please email cnoc@orienteering.ie to give us advance warning.

We will be using SI timing.  If you own a SI card please pre-register HERE
And please check your details are up to date in the IOA archive http://orienteering.ie/members/edit.php

SI timing chips will be available to hire – cost €1 each.
There will be entry on the day.

Entry to the Forest Park
Entry normally costs €5 per car.
The barrier will be open for free entry to orienteers from 10:30 to 11:00 on Sunday.

Directions: Take the R407 Clane-Kilcock road.  From Clane after 4km turn left and follow signs for Donadea for another 4km.  From the M4 Kilcock exit take the R407 for 7.5km, turn right & follow signs for Donadea for 3.5km.


Friday, January 9, 2015

2015!

Here are some dates for your 2015 calendars
CNOC Events
Sun 25th Jan - Local event in Donadea
Sat 14th Feb - The final event of the Dublin by Night series.
Sun 8th March - Leinster League event.

Other Events
Sat 17th Jan - Major Events Conference.  There are still a few places left at this, https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/major-events-conference-tickets-13470798521
Sat 7th Feb - DUO are holding a relay on the Curragh as part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations. Teams can be made up of people who attended the same college, or anyone at all!  See the DUO 40th anniversary blog duo40thanniversary.blogspot.com

Leagues
The Dublin by Night series starts up on Sat 10th in Phoenix Park, with 6 events in the series – not to be missed if you like NightO.
The Leinster League resumes on Sun 8th Feb with the DUO event on Djouce.
http://www.orienteering.ie/fixture