Monday, June 18, 2012


Forecast is dry and sunny for our event and Barbie next Tuesday evening.

Start times 18:00-19:30.

Pre-Enter at

Friday, June 15, 2012

Curragh Results + Hollywood BBQ

Thanks to everyone who braved the weather and came to the event today. The final league standings will be published at the Barbeque in Hollywood next week. We will try and fix any duplicate name issues that come to our attention.

Results are now up at

Worth noting is that someone left a set of keys behind! If they're yours call Don Short on 08725916(zero)1

The last of the summer evening events will be in Hollywood Forest next Tuesday 19th June. We are hopeful that after the downpour on the Curragh last Tuesday it might be drier than usual at Hollywood!

Directions: from the N81 Blessington-Baltinglass about 10km south of Blessington turn east on the R756 Glendalough road, and take the 2nd turn left into Hollywood village, grid ref. N 940 056. Parking and Registration will be in the village, as will the post-event Barbecue. Start and Finish will be beside each other at the forest entrance about 300m beyond the village. Download will be in the village - please don't forget to download!

Start times 18:00 to 19:30. Courses close at 20:30. SI electronic timing will be used, SI cards will be available to rent if don't own one. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a group.

You can pre-register here: and pay at the event, or you can just arrive and register.

Ruth Lynam is planning the courses: Score: find as many controls as you can with a time limit of 50 mins. Short Adventure: 3.2 km, straightforward navigation, some difficult terrain, full leg cover advised. There will be an option to leave out some controls - 1.4 km, slightly easier terrain.

After the event the end-of-season Barbecue and the Summer League prize-giving will be in Tutty's pub in Hollywood.

Monday, June 11, 2012

CNOC on the Curragh

Just a reminder, pre-registration for the CNOC Summer Series event on the
Curragh closes in just over 12 hours at midday tomorrow.
Pre-register here

This is the last of the 4 events to count in the Summer League, your last
chance to gain points - the best 3 results count.
League standings after 3 events are at
In all classes the lead could change if runners who have only run in 2
events show up tomorrow.

On the Long course veteran Angus Tyner leads junior Jonathan Quinn, but
Gerard Butler could still take the lead if he runs.
David Masterson is leading the Medium course, but junior Cian May & veteran
Heather Wood are not far behind, and Justin May & Siobhan Delaney are in
good positions after running 2 events.
The Short course is a battle of the 10s and 12s, with Shannon Baillie just
ahead of Caoimhe May & Laoise Ryan.
Zoe Tyner is the only runner to have completed 3 Adventure courses and looks
well in the lead, though Clodagh Rea might just challenge her.

Directions to the Curragh event: from the M7 Curragh exit head towards
Kilcullen, and after 1.8 km turn right (orienteering sign here).  From the
Kilcullen direction this is the first turn left after Athgarvan school.
Keep right at the fork, turn left at the T-junction and keep left to the
parking at grid ref N 809 092.
Parking, Registration, Start & Finish are all close to each other.
Start times 18:00 to 19:30.  Courses close at 20:30.
SI electronic timing will be used, SI cards will be available to rent if
don't own one.

Ruairi Short has planned 4 courses:
Long: 6.5 km, technically difficult, full leg cover advised.
Medium: 3.7 km, technically difficult, full leg cover advised.
Short: 2.1 km, straightforward navigation.
Adventure: 4.5 km, straightforward navigation.

The final event in the Summer Series will be on Tue 19th June in Hollywood,
West Wicklow, including  prize-giving and the end-of-season barbecue.

In other news, the Irish Selection races were held in Scotland over the last weekend as well as the Irish 3 Day.
Reports a coming