Orienteering this weekend is in Cork, Dublin and Waterford

There are 5 events this weekend.

(click on the venue to get
more details and a
map to the location)
Saturday, 1  February 2014 Rockbrook Park School Dublin Dublin by Night Ajax
Sunday 2  February 2014 Moanbaun Wood Cork Cork League Cork
Sunday 2  February 2014 Fota House, Gardens & Arboretum Cork Family Day Bishopstown
Sunday 2  February 2014 Colligan Wood Waterford Southeast League / Waterford
Sunday 2  February 2014 Shanganagh Park Dublin ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event / Setanta

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National Grid Reference W 791 708
Cork Winter Brass Monkey league (Round 6) & Family Day
Electronic punching for Red to Brown courses (hire of SI card eur 1)

Controls out from 8.30 am to 10.30 am

Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm.
Courses Close at 2 pm

BROWN COURSE (hardest)              8.5 km, 110 m, 29 c

BLUE COURSE                                  7.9 km, 080 m, 28 c
GREEN COURSE                              6.1 km, 060 m, 28 c
RED COURSE                                    4.0 km, 050 m, 22 c
ORANGE COURSE                           3.3 km, 040 m, 15 c
YELLOW COURSE (easiest)             2.2 km, 030 m, 13 c
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3 courses on offer, all suitable for beginners, though note the shortest distance to complete each course.

Short 2.5km – shortest route 3km
Medium 4km – shortest route 6km
Long 6km – shortest route 10km

Start times from 11.30am to 1pm,
1 minute start intervals

Courses close at 2.30pm

Short course stays within the park with some travelling off paths across grass.
Climb is relatively little on all courses and there are practically no contours on the map.

Medium and Long course venture into the residential area of Shankill east of the main street. Technically Street Orienteering is usually simpler compared to forest or mountain orienteering. The main challenge is route choice as often a striaght line route may not be possible. Also if you move quickly then keeping up with navigation can be challenging.

Maps A4 waterproof, Long course printed both sides.

Control descriptions are on map, though only on one side of the long course.
Loose descriptions are available for Medium and Long course.

Short course map has a Legend, Medium and Long don’t
A limited supply of loose Legends (waterproof) will be available for Medium and Long Course competitors who feel they need them.

Sportident timing will be used. Hire of Si card (Ecard) €2
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Waterford Orienteers will host the 2nd leg of the southeast league in Ballyconnery wood, Colligan, Dungarvan, County Waterford on Sunday 2nd February. Start times 11 to 12.30 (to allow time to watch rugby match!). The event carpark is at grid reference X 213 971. Follow signs from the R672.
The usual range of courses will be on offer from Blue to Yellow. Anyone bringing a group is asked to contact the event organiser to ensure enough maps are printed.
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You are invited to the Night O event which will be held at Rockbrook Park School next Sat Feb.1.This will be Irelands first ever Night sprint (we think!). The event will be run on a new 1:4000 map by Lawrence Quinn. Courses will be approx 2.2 km and 1.3 km and thus we expect a winning time of some 15 minutes – similar to day time sprint events. The area is a mixture of playing fields, a small forest and a detailed collection of school buildings. If you have never tried night O and are keen to see what it is like in relatively “friendly” terrain this is your chance.

The school have kindly let us use one of their buildings for registration and for some social time afterwards over a cup of tea or coffee.

It would be great if you could enter online:

Look forward to seeing you there
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All are welcome to join us at our first event of 2014!

There will be 4 courses:
Beginners: 3.3km
Improvers: 3.5km
Short Technical: 4.7km
Long Technical: 8.4km

This event is part of the ongoing Cork League, which runs from September to March each year. You don’t have to be a member to take part and beginners and families are welcome. Just show up anytime between 11.00am and 12.30pm and we will show you the ropes.






Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland