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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.

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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.