There were some good results for Fingal at the Leinster championships. Ciana Jones, 1st W10, Erika Jones, 1st W14A, Fiach O'Rourke, 2nd M16A, Eileen Young, 1st W35, Val Jones, 1st M45, Jean O'Neill, 1st W55.

Fiach O'Rourke

<- Fiach O'Rourke at Mullaghmeen.

The Leinster Championships takes place on Sunday, April 18th at Glandassan, Co.Wicklow. It is being organised by Setanta Orienteers, on a new map by Pat Healy. Entries are still being accepted due to the postal strike. Details are on the SETANTA web site.

The area is on the west of the road from Glendalough up to the Wicklow Gap. It is mostly rocky open mountainside, with some paths and old ruined mineworks lower down.

Kathryn Walley

<- Kathryn Walley at Mullaghmeen.

The Irish Championships is taking place on Kerry beaches over the May bank holiday weekend. This year it is a three-day event, with a Sprint-O championships on Saturday, the Classic distance Championships on Sunday, and the relays on the Monday. All 3 events are being held on sand dunes. The classic distance event is on Inch Strand, an area first used for the Irish 2-Day in 1987. The map that day had very little except contour features on it. I was manning the start at that event, and I remember looking around and seeing very perplexed orienteers standing on every nearby sandhill looking at their maps.

Ian Murphy

<- Ian Murphy at Mullaghmeen.

The Sprint event is being held at Banna strand, which has been used before, and the relays are at Maharees, a popular surfing beach, near CastleGregory. This is a new map.

A number of club members are travelling down to Kerry for the event and staying in rented houses near CastleGregory - included are members of the Jones, Young, Kearns, O'Rourke, and O'Neill families. Relay teams have been entered and we have high hopes of regaining at least one title.

John Rowe

<- John Rowe at Mullaghmeen.

The final Spring cup event takes place at Clarabeg, south of Laragh, on Sunday, 25th April. 3ROC will probably use SportIdent for this event again. Nigel Campbell-Crawford is also selling SportIdent cards ( dippers ) at a special price of 20 euro. There are plenty of prizes still to be decided in the league, especially for the juniors.

Results of Mullaghmeen Spring Cup 2 event are here.

Ray Linn

<- Ray Linn finds the last control at Mullaghmeen.

Our Spring Cup event in Mullaghmeen was very successful. There was a large turnout for such a remote area, thanks to a beautiful fine spring day. We also had a large turnout of club members helping out, which meant everyone apart from the Planner and Controller got a run on the day. Thanks to Tommy for Planning the event, and Dónal Ó Murchú of CNOC for controlling the event for us again. Thanks to Bernie, Alex, Frank, Ian, John, Ray, Jean, Kathryn, Fiach, and Alan for helping.

Sprint Finish

<- 2 runners from DLSO (?) in a sprint finish at Mullaghmeen.

Is anyone in the club interested in MTBO, Mountain Bike Orienteering ? If so Doug Corrie would like to hear from you. There will be a series of MTBO events this spring on Saturdays. Doug is planning one of the events at Carrick Mountain on Saturday, 24th April.

The events are as follows:
24th April - Carrick Mountain, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
15th May - Cronybyrne, Co. Wicklow
22nd May - Phoenix Park, Dublin
29th May - Croghan Kinsella, Co. Wicklow

Results of St. Anne's Park Night-O event are here.


Club members, please send me your email addresses so I can compile an email address list. They will not be published on the site. Also send any items of interest, text, graphics, photos, etc., that may be added to the site - Val Jones.