Munster League Final – December 10th
The final event in the 2017 Munster League takes place on Kilworth ranges December 10th 2017.
This year the event will be a mass start format for courses – Brown, Blue, Green & Light Green/Red. All in together!
The Mass start will be at 11:30 with all athletes in the start pen before 11:20. Courses will be fast and the racing hopefully furious.
The Yellow and Orange courses will have start times available from 11:30 to 12:30.
Rosie’s kitchen will be open for Festive treats with proceeds going to the Junior squad.
This will be the last year of Rosie’s kitchen – Franchise up for grabs.
Come along and enjoy the challenge. Indulge in Mince pies etc with the funds raised supporting Junior Squad activities.
More details to follow:
IOC 2017 – Sprint
The date has now been confirmed for the Irish Orienteering Championship Sprint for 2017 as Saturday December 2nd. It will be held on the campus of Dublin City University/Albert College Park, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. Further details will be published on the organising club, 3Roc website as they are made available. This area (DCU/Albert College Park/Hampstead Park) is now out of bounds to orienteers.
The orienteering students in DCU will also be involved and they hope to re-establish the O-club in the college.
Entries are now open on Fabian. The deadline for entries is Sunday November 26th.
For those travelling and wishing to extend their orienteering to make a weekend, there are two events on Sunday following the sprint, a family event in Ballyannon Wood, Co.Cork and Leinster League on a new map in Dunmore Wood, Durrow Co.Laois. Hostel accomodation (very rural) can be found nearby in Ballacolla.
Summer Tour 2018
After a great trip to France in 2016, the Irish Junior Squad are planning a training and competition trip to the Jura mountains in France in 2018. We have booked a number of gites/ski lodges with camping nearby in Plan d’Hotonnes on the edge of one of the competition areas of the OOCup 2018.
We are hoping to go for 11 days from Saturday 21st July to Wednesday 1st August. The competition runs from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th (5 days) and we hope to do 3 days training before and 3 days training afterwards as the OOCup is in fantastic terrain that the juniors will learn so much from. Toni will co-ordinate the training and it looks like we will some excellent orienteerers to help with coaching.
The accommodation should be suitable for families and for juniors who are travelling alone but we need to keep an eye on the number of cars to ensure that juniors travelling on their own can be catered for. As with 2016 we will organise catering for the group and the juniors/adults will be expected to help with this.
The Irish Junior Squad has some funds and we will be busy fundraising for this and other trips over the next few months to ensure that we can subsidise any juniors who would like to attend so if you have any fundraising ideas then please let me know.
The last French Training we held, with Toni and Ruth as trainers, was exceptionally well attended and VERY valuable to those who went. Spaces will fill up fast, so email your interest ASAP.