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Monday, December 15, 2008

SE Winter /Autumn League

The League results are as follows after yesterday's event. Best 3 of 4 events to count.

Blue Course
1. Andrew Pim
2. Brian Flannelly (CorkO)

Green Course
1. Roger Johnson
2. Laura Cox
3. Norman Storey

Red Course
1. Jonathan Pim
2. Jana Cox
3. Robert Pim

Prizes on the way shortly.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Carrickbyrne pix and results



Thanks Laura for the photos
































The results for the SE League 4 event held at Carrickbyrne on December 14th are now on the IOA website.
A big thanks to Paul Allen for all his hard work in putting on the event.









Friday, December 12, 2008

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

The Waterford Region Secondary Schools event took place at Tower Hill, Portlaw today, December 12th in torrential downpours. Well done to all who showed great endurance to complete a multiplicity of courses. 189 started (220 pupils) with only 64 not finishing. Well done.

The full results can be found by following
this link to the IOA website. You can even find out your splits.

Please note that I was able to make all corrections except one. Sam Butler took 61 minutes on the Junior Boys course which placed him second.


The Girls Shield was retained by the Ursuline (743 minutes) from Newtown (773 minutes).
The Boys Shield was retained by Newtown.

Senior Girls
1. Ursuline (Laura Cox, Laura Cullen, Shirley Fan, Nicola Power)
2. Newtown (Camilla Driver, Andrea Hemmingway, Sarah Galloway, Heidi McIlvenny)
Junior Girls
1. Newtown 1 (Andrea Harvey, Georgia Doorley, Becky Barr, Nicola Fennell)
2. Ursuline (Laura Breen, Ruth Breen, Lydia Hearne, Fiona Tyndall)
3. Newtown 2 (Anna White, Rebecca Hoban, Phoebe Moore, Emma Prendergast)
First Year Girls
1. Ursuline 1 (Maggie Doolan, Evelyn Farrell, Louisa Barry, Laura O'Hare)
2. Newtown (Mia Falkenthal, Ruth Cusack, Charlotte Hackett, Gillian Bond)
3. Ursuline 2 (Aisling O'Kennedy, Colleen O'Sullivan,Alice Roche, Saoirse Walsh)
Senior Boys
1. Newtown (Niall McEvoy, Callum Chambers, Joe Dixon, Peter Keogh)
2. Good Counsel (Eoin Bardon, Thomas Aylward, Bill Phelan, David Stebbing)
Junior Boys
1. Newtown 1 (Gareth Molloy, Sam Butler, Dahnan Spurling, Diarmuid Windfield)
2. Newtown 2 (Luke Ryan, Ronan Kelly, Ben Slevin, Hunter MacLachlan)
First year boys
1. Newtown 1 (Barog Kennedy, Neil Dunne, Liam Landy, Dylan Henry)
2. Newtown 2 (David Hatton, Will Troy, Leo Creighton, Marcus Walsh)
Transition Year Course
1. Ger Foxe and Richard Kumar (Good Counsel)
2. Shane Doyle and Kevin Burke (Good Counsel)
3. John Keane and Paul Power (CBS Tramore)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Faithlegg regain the Primary Schools Shield

The Waterford regional Primary schools event was held at Newtown School on December 4th with a total of 9 schools participating. There 74 teams of 4 (and sometimes 5) entered. The weather held off and eveything went off smoothly. A big thanks to all the teachers who supported the event; to Transition year students from Newtown school who put out and collected controls and acted as stewards on the courses; to club members Hugh Dobbs, Veronica Purcell and Jana Cox who looked after registration and download; to my fellow staff who lent a hand when they were not teaching and to thePrincipal of Newtown who allowed the event to go ahead.
The overall shield was recaptured by Faithlegg National School. Full results can be found on the IOA website
The following teams will receive prizes. This constitutes the first 3 teams in each category plus the leading team from each school. Teachers should contact me next week to arrange to get the prizes. Pictures will be uploaded at the weekend. If anybody has some nice pix, please send them to me.

Boys
1. Dunhill (Jonathan,Robert,Chris, Dillon) 19.36
2. Butlerstown (Mark,Daniel,Martin,Jack,Corey) 19.45
3. Faithlegg (Stephen,Simon,Luke,Shannon) 19.59
4. Faithlegg (Jamie,Darragh,Ruari,Jack) 20.42
5. Christchurch (Kyle, Jake, Ciaran,Fiachra) 23.53
7. Grangemockler (Phelim,Padraic,Patrick,Aisling) 28.06
8. Waterpark (David,Patrick,Brian,Valdrin) 29.07
14. Gaelscoil (Florian,Harry,Devin,Oisin) 52.16

Girls
1. Faithegg (Niamh,Annie,Emily,Amy) 23.47
2. John of Gods (Hayley,Hope,Jessica, Sarah) 30.32
3. John of Gods (Abresa, Susan,Aoife,Doireann) 31.41
7. Grangemockler (Caoimhe,Aine,Maria, Shauna) 34.22
10. Mercy (Ciara,Ciara,Sally,CJ) 38.53
12. Christchurch (Claire,Sophie,August,Bevin,Martha) 40.04
14. Waterpark (Catherine,Alimerl,Urte) 41.09
18. Butlerstown (Doireann,Sarah,Orla,Emily) 46.06
21. Gaelscoil (Jessica,Ciara,Emma,Aoife) 49.40

Overall results
1. Faithlegg: 18 points (Shield winners)
2. John of Gods: 49 points
3. Grangemockler: 52 points
4. Waterpark: 69 points
5. Mercy: 100 points
6. Christchurch: 104 points
7. Butlerstown: 116 points
8. Gaelscoil: 143 points

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Davmore event, November 16th, 2008

Full results can be found on the IOA website
Thank you to Pat O'Connor (Planner), Norman Storey (Controller and Start), Elizabeth Storey (registration), Jana and Laura Cox (Computer download)

Yellow course results (punching)
Zach O'Sullivan Hourihan 46.30
Hannah O'Mahony 68.00
Isabella O'Mahony 68.00Hannah Roche 68.00






























Monday, November 3, 2008

Tower Hill results

Planner: Andrew Cox; Controls out/in: Con Murphy
Download: Laura Cox; Registration: Jana Cox, Con Murphy; Start: Andrew Cox

Apologies to everyone on the Green course for the missing control (201). I have adjusted the times below...not quite sure how to do it on the IOA website. I have allowed 10 minutes as an average time between control 1 and 3. I have deducted any time spent over this (for instance Niall took over 57 minutes!).

Full results for all courses can be found at : http://orienteering.ie/builder.php3?MoreResults-662

Green Course (amended results)
1: Lisa Honkasaari, W40: 100.44
2: Niall McEvoy, M16: 104.12
3: Roger Johnson: M65: 105.14
4: Laura Cox: W16: 126:20
5: Ray McEvoy: M45: 136.35
6: Ian Heggs: M55: 140.08

Thursday, October 30, 2008

There was a wood, a rare wood, a rattling wood...

Members of the De La Salle Scout troop took part in orienteering training at the Minaun, Faithlegg. Part 1 was a Trail O course where they had to choose the feature at each control site. Part 2 was a normal timed cross country event.

The main thing that most of the Scouts learned was that the feature shown is in the centre of the circle on the map!


Results:
1st : Matthew Carrick; 120 points; 25.42 minutes
2nd: Jana Cox; 120 points; 34.17 minutes
2nd: Kathia O’Rourke; 120 points; 34.17 minutes
2nd: Shauna Kavanagh; 120 points;34.17 minutes
5th ; Mark Duffy; 110 points; 25.42 minutes
6th: Ciara Murphy; 110 points; 38.56 minutes
7th: Cathal Ryan; 100 points; 25.42 minutes
8th: Jessica Carrick; 100 points; 38.56 minutes
9th: Bill Power; 100 points; 41.01 minutes
9th ; Darryl Drohan; 100 points; 41.01 minutes
11th: Jack Power; 100 points; 44.38 minutes
12th: Ben Murphy; 100 points; 44.38 minutes
13th: Eoin Falconer; 80 points; 40.01 minutes
14th: Ciaran Kelly; 70 points; 40.01 minutes
Michael Simpson: 110 points:Mp
Ryan Hennessey: 110 points; Mp
Tom Deegan: 110 points; Mp
Emily Costello: 100 points;Mp
Sarah Lawrence: 100 points; Mp
Aaron Mooney: 100 points; Mp
Robert Jacob: 100 points; Mp
Ross Phelan: 80 points ; Mp
Robert Parle: 70 points;Mp

BOC (Brambles on Course)


A small number of Wato members headed up to Curragh chase Forest park for this years Munster Championships. The event was hosted by BOC...the amount of brambles in the forest gave rise to a new nickname....Brambles on course.

One of the controls in particular gave rise to problems....the crag feature was not in the centre of the circle and many competitors searched up and down the appropriate vegetation change without immediate success.

Vincent Morgan was runner up on the M21s and I managed to blitz the M50 field (for a change!) to end up as 2008 champion.


Full results can be found on the IOA website: http://orienteering.ie/builder.php3?MoreResults-659

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Munster League 2 results

Well done to Wato members who performed admirably in difficult weather conditions and some bingo controls.
http://orienteering.ie/builder.php3?MoreResults-655

Brown Course: Andrew Cox, 2nd
Blue Course: Andrew Pim, 2nd
Green Course: Norman Storey, 1st

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Training Answers

Control 1: Turning Circle (widening of path, where cut logs may be stored)
Control 2: Clearing (where there is a gap in the forest plantation)
Control 3: Path/Wall junctionControl 4: Boulder (large rock in the forest)
Control 5: Earthbank end (look for the linear feature with trees on it)
Control 6: BenchControl 7: Pit (large hole in the forest, not as large as a depression)Control 8: Crag (rocky linear feature, somewhere between a loose boulder and a cliff)
Control 9: Between 2 bouldersControl 10: Boulder cluster (group of large stones)Control 11: Path/track junction
Control 12: Depression (a hole, larger than a pit)
Control 13: Boulder Cluster

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Primary Training Results

SchoolTime

Place/Points





1/120Catherine MasonFaithlegg

34

1/120Rebecca PowerFaithlegg

34

3/110

Kelly

Goodey

Faithlegg

32

3/110

Emily

Quane

Faithlegg

32

5/110

Emily

Lalor

Butlerstown

34

5/110

Alice

Costello

Butlerstown

34

7/110

Shane

Walsh

Holy Cross

53

7/110

John

Harte

Holy Cross

53

9/100

Ciaran

Joyce

Faithlegg

17

9/100

Christopher

Connolly

Faithlegg

17

9/100

Darragh

Lynch

Faithlegg

17

12/100

Eimear

Duggan

Butlerstown

28

12/100

Aoife

Horan

Butlerstown

28

12/100

Megan

Taheny

Butlerstown

28

12/100

Martin

Costello

Butlerstown

28

12/100

David

Payne

Butlerstown

28

12/100

Jack

Tyrell

Butlerstown

28

18/100

Jack

Murphy

Holy Cross

40

18/100

Dylan

Sawyer

Holy Cross

40

20/100

Sophie

Rudi Kent

Holy Cross

59

20/100

Steffi

Brennan

Holy Cross

59

22/90

Ruari

O'Dwyer

Passage East

20

22/90

Sean

Darcy

Passage East

20

22/90

Michael

Flynn

Passage East

20

25/90

Annie

McCarthy

Faithlegg NS

23

25/90

Niamh

O'Donnell

Faithlegg NS

23

27/90

Zack

Daly

Faithlegg NS

26

27/90

Shane

Doherey

Faithlegg NS

26

29/90

Daniel

Pender

Butlerstown

31

29/90

Mark

Shanahan

Butlerstown

31

31/90

Adam

James

Butlerstown

54

31/90

Michael

Nugent

Butlerstown

54

33/90

Orla

Lacey

Butlerstown

55

33/90

Doireann

Hannigan

Butlerstown

55

35/80

Stephen

Lynch

Faithlegg NS

16

35/80

Jack

Doherty

Faithlegg NS

16

37/80

Adam

Duffin

Passage East

29

37/80

Michael

McG

Passage East

29

37/80

Cathal

Walsh

Passage East

29

40/80

Johnny

Lefter

Faithlegg NS

30

40/80

Conor

O'Brien

Faithlegg NS

30

42/80

Grainne

Kavanagh

Butlerstown

33

42/80

Sarah

Jordan

Butlerstown

33

44/80

Ellen

Conway

Butlerstown

36

44/80

Emily

Cox

Butlerstown

36

46/80

Peter

O'Neill

Passage East

37

46/80

Sean

Hayes

Passage East

37

48/80

Calum

Bolger

Passage East

65

48/80

Joshua

O'Brien

Passage East

65

50/80

Emma

McGee

Holy Cross

80

50/80

Samantha

Coffey

Holy Cross

80

52/70

Simon

Molloy

Faithlegg NS

28

52/70

Luke

Nolan

Faithlegg NS

28

54/70

Corey

Doyle

Faithlegg NS

28

54/70

Tom

O'Brien

Butlerstown

30

54/70

Nico

Clarke

Butlerstown

30

57/70

Conor

Walsh

Faithlegg NS

35

57/70

John

Phelan

Faithlegg NS

35

59/70

Craig

Hoban

Passage East

36

59/70

Kean

Kervick

Passage East

36

61/70

Emmet

Kelly

Holy Cross

53

61/70

Will

Butler

Holy Cross

53

63/70

Darren

O'Neill

Holy Cross

54

63/70

Emmet

Bergin

Holy Cross

54

63/70

Sam

O'Shea

Holy Cross

54

63/70

David

Doyle

Holy Cross

54

67/70

Ella

Fleming

Holy Cross

69

67/70

Aoife

Sludds

Holy Cross

69

67/70

Niamh

Conway

Holy Cross

69

70/70

Rachel

Heffernan

Holy Cross

??

70/70

Niamh

McGivney

Holy Cross

??

72/60

Jack

Bolger

Faithlegg NS

23

72/60

Ruari


Faithlegg NS

23

74/60

Abbie

Kennedy

Faithlegg NS

26

74/60

Amy

Orpen

Faithlegg NS

26

74/60

Emily

Unsworth

Faithlegg NS

26

77/60

John Joe

Flynn

Holy Cross

52

77/60

Rob

O'Connor

Holy Cross

52

77/60

Ingar


Holy Cross

52

77/60

Aisling

Dillon

Holy Cross

52

77/60

Nicola

Quilty

Holy Cross

52

77/60

Rachel

Pierce

Holy Cross

52

83/60

Shane

Rellis

Holy Cross

65

83/60

David

Hartery

Holy Cross

65

85/50

Anna

Pollard

Holy Cross

54

85/50

Molly

Smyth

Holy Cross

54

87/50

Ciara

Hayes

Holy Cross

62

87/50

Rebecca

Stone

Holy Cross

62

89/50

Chloe

McCarthy

Holy Cross

68

89/50

Emma

Rockett

Holy Cross

68

89/50

Lisa

Church Ward

Holy Cross

68

92/40

Colm

Kelly

Holy Cross

66

92/40

Luke

Cummins

Holy Cross

66

92/40

Luke

McNamara

Holy Cross

66

95/40

Alex

MacSweeney

Holy Cross

68

95/40

Alex

Purnell

Holy Cross

68

95/40

Shibeal


Holy Cross

68

95/40

Darragh

Stone

Holy Cross

68

95/40

Ryan

Flaven

Holy Cross

68

100/40

Lorraine

Connolly

Holy Cross

69

100/40

Erica

Collins

Holy Cross

69

100/40

Roisin

Finnegan

Holy Cross

69

103/40

Dean

Maher

Holy Cross

77

103/40

Sam

O'Sullivan

Holy Cross

77

103/40


Jordan

Holy Cross

77

106/40

Karen

Flanagan

Passage East

94

106/40

Emma

Walsh

Passage East

94

108/40

Kellie

Meade

Passage East

97

108/40

April

Roche

Passage East

97

108/40

Niall

Walsh

Passage East

97

111/30

Tabi

Roche

Holy Cross

44

111/30

Ciana

Butler

Holy Cross

44

113/30

Jenny

Morrison

Holy Cross

62

113/30

Katie

Kelly

Holy Cross

62

113/30

Mollie

Pamler

Holy Cross

62

116/30

Jamie

Savage

Holy Cross

70

116/30

Seanie

Martin

Holy Cross

70

118/30

Aoife

Fitzgerald

Holy Cross

79

118/30

C

Walsh

Holy Cross

79

120/30

Kristen

Elliott

Passage East

92

120/30

Ultan

Duggan

Passage East

92

122/30

Rachael

Croke

Passage East

94

122/30

Katie

Raferty

Passage East

94

124/30

Nicole

Hutchinson

Passage East

97

124/30

Aisling

Dower

Passage East

97

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Family fun in Uslar, Germany








The Cox family headed off to Germany to compete in the Uslar 5 day event from July 28th to August 2nd. This was a return visit after great memories of 2004, the last time the region held this event.






A family event with some 18 countries represented. Local knowledge proved a big advantage to the German contingent. Trying to complete 5 days without injury and mispunching is a challenge in itself. On a personal basis I had a disaster on one control on the first day and was playing catch up after that. I managed to pull up over 20 minutes on the competitor ahead of me to finish 8th out of 16 on the M40 course. I reckoned if I was travelling that far, I would prefer to attempt courses between 7 and 8 km rather than around 6km which was on offer for the M50's.
Angela was 5th out of 10 on the W50, Jana 6th out of 9 on W14 and Laura 5th out of 8 behind 5 Germans on the W16! None of us had reckoned on the steep climbs on some of the days and heat!