Mick Kellett RIP 26th December 2014
Mick Kellett passed away earlier today at his home in Raheny, Dublin. He will be missed by all in the Orienteering Community. He was a long serving member of Great Eastern Navigators. Mick always gave generously of his time to Orienteering, particularly Schools Orienteering, in the last few years. He was one of the founding members of An Oige Mountain Rescue Team (which later became the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team). Mick was part of the outdoors community in Ireland for many, many years. He was a great character who always enjoyed the social aspect of Orienteering. At this year’s Irish Orienteering Championship in Lough Firrib Mick won the M75 class. His wife Brenda, his children and grandchildren are in our prayers. May he rest in peace. Funeral arrangements are here.
Orienteering Events until end of December 2014
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(click on the club name to get last minute details)
|Sunday, 21st December 2014||Mount Desert Wood, Cork||Family Day||Bishopstown OC|
|Friday, 26th December 2014||Three Rock Wood, Dublin
Start times 10.30 to 12.00
|St. Stephen’s Day Fun Score Event||Three Rock OC|
|Saturday, 27th December 2014||Fota House & Gardens, Cork||Christmas Fun Event||Cork OC|
|Sunday, 28th December 2014||Glanageenty, Ballymacelligott, Kerry||Christmas Family Fun Event||Kerry OC|
|Sunday, 28th December 2014||Hoddersfield Wood & Estate, Crosshaven, Cork||Family Day||Bishopstown OC|
Update your SI card details here
Please take the opportunity to update your SI card details at the link below, this really helps the Organisers on the day
Remember to change your class (if necessary) before your first 2015 event .
Irish Championships 2015
We have been advised by the International Orienteering Federation that the application to stage an IOF World Ranking Sprint as part of the Irish Sprint Championships on 1 May 2015 has been accepted.
This element of the Sprint will be organised by Great Eastern Navigators of Dublin in partnership with Lagan Valley Orienteers, and will be one of the several events making up the Lisburn City Festival of O on the weekend of 1 – 4 May.
Harold White on behalf of Lagan Valley Orienteers
Events this Sunday, 14th December
|Sunday, 14th Dec||Newpark House, Co. Sligo||Sligo|
|Sunday, 14th Dec||Corkagh Demesne, Clondalkin, Dublin||Great Eastern Navigators|
|Sunday, 14th Dec||Kilworth Camp, Co. Cork||Defence Forces / Cork|
|Sunday, 14th Dec||Ballyannon Wood, Co. Cork||Bishopstown|
Join Great Eastern Navigators in Corkagh Demesne for some Christmas cheer on Sunday 14th December:Start times: 11:00 to 13:00Parking is in the car park at the North end of the Park, (St. John’s). This will be sign posted from N7 Junction 2.Course lengths:Bauble (short) 1.5 kmStar (medium) 3.1 kmChristmas tree (long) 4.2 kmYou can enter on-line here and pay on the day (This makes it easier for us), or just turn up on the day. Beginners and families welcome.Entry fees:Adult €6Concession €4Reduced rates for families and groups (€15 for 3 to 4 maps)SI Card Hire €2
Newpark House, Sligo
Co. SligoAs usual a course to suit everyone.
€5 entry : )
Cork County league (Round 7) & Family Day
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm for the Winter months
Courses Close at 2 pm
The final Munster League event for 2014 will take place this Sunday December 14th Kilworth Ranges.
Registration will be as previous years – in the building at the rear of No5 range.
If approaching via the M8 – Exit at Mitchelstown or Fermoy and follow the signs for Lynch camp on the R639.
Car parking will be available.
Sportident will be used.
Courses close at 2:00pm.
SportIdent Cards available from IOA
I have received orders for SI cards but in two cases the Name and Address are insufficient. One is in Durrow and one in Thurles. Can you email me your full Name and Address. email@example.com
The IOA has a limited number of SI cards (20) available for €30 each. These are Series 8 cards.
Have a look at this link to get more information on Series 8 Cards
This cost includes post and packaging to any address in Ireland.
Place your order here
Orienteering this Sunday, 7th Dec 2014
There are two events this weekend, one in Curragh, Co. Kildare and the other in Muckross Abbey, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Both have courses suitable for Beginners.
The Junior Squad are organising an unwanted O gear sale for fund raising purposes at the Curragh Event Sunday. Any unwanted kit, shoes that do not fit etc. that you can donate would be welcome.
(click venue below for directions)
(click link for more details)
|Sunday, 7th December 2014||Curragh East, Kildare.||Curragh-Naas OC|
|Sunday, 7th December 2014||Muckross Abbey, Killarney, Co. Kerry||Kerry Orienteers|
Start times: 11:00 – 13:00
Entry fees: Adult €8, Student/Junior/over-65 €4, Family €16.
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:
Brown 10.0 km (25 Controls)
Blue 8.3 km (19 Controls)
Green 5.9 km (11 Controls)
Red 4.3 km (17 Controls)
Light Green 4.1 km (15 Controls)
Orange 3.5 km (12 Controls)
Yellow 2.3 km (7 Controls)
The Brown, Blue and Green courses are technically challenging. Light Green is moderately challenging. Red, Orange and Yellow courses are easy and suitable for beginners.
Registration: Start and Finish are outside the NCO’s Mess in the Curragh Camp. Courses close at 15:00. Pre-entry available at the link above.
Directions: Take exit 12 off the M7 (The Curragh) and follow signposts for the Curragh Camp. Drive into the Camp, past the church and take the next left turn at the Post Office. You will be faced with a barrier but it will open automatically when you drive up to it. The start is approx. 400ms further on and there will be orienteering directional signs from here.