See the results section on for the recent event results.

Final 2011 Scatter League Table

Malahide Castle Scatter results

Thanks to all who came to our Malahide Castle event. We had the largest number of entrants for a scatter event, and considering many people went in pairs or more, we had well over 200 people taking part. Everyone enjoyed the event and the hot dogs afterwards. Thanks to Ian for planning, Dave for organising, Val and Alex for league results, Bernie and Anyta, and Claire's husband for the BBQ, and other helpers, Kathryn, Deirdre, Eoin, and Andrus.

Report on Newbridge House event

Newbridge House Scatter results

Newbridge House Micro-O results, splits, and maps, including map of all controls withy the control codes.

Newbridge House Micro-O Results

Newbridge House Micro-O Splits

Micro A course

Micro B course

Micro C course

All Controls

Thanks to all who did the Micro O and I hope you enjoyed it. The proceeds, 66 Euro, will be divided between the 3 Fingal juniors going to the JHI next month.

St Anne's Park Results

Thanks to all who came to St. Anne's Park today. We had a big crowd over 140, and we were lucky with the weather. We had just about collected the controls when it really started to lash at 2.30. Thanks to Alex and Bernie for planning and organising, and to everyone else who helped out, Jim, Dave, Anyta, Ian, and Val.

Fr Collins Park results are here -> Fr Collins Park Results

Thanks to everyone who came to Fr. Collins Park today for the start of the league. Everyone appeared to enjoy the new ISSOM sprint standard map and times were mostly fast, true sprint orienteering on flat park and urban terrain. Thanks to Sarah for planning, Val for Controlling and organising, and Bernie, Alex, Jean, Ian, Donal, and any other club member who helped out, apologies if I didn't mention you.

Dalgan Park results are here -> Dalgan Park Results

The Dalgan Park event was a great success. It was great to see so many juniors from Co. Meath turn up especially lots of M and W 10s. Great work Kathryn for getting the word around. There were nearly 90 runners out, even though there were not many regular orienteers from other clubs. Maybe summer orienteering will catch on?

Newbridge House Compass Challenge Results - Click here

Thanks to all who came, everyone seemed to enjoy something out of the ordinary. Thanks to all club members who helped out, Dave, Anyta, Sarah, Ciaran, Bernie, Alex, and especially Eamon who planned it

Derrycassin Spring Series 1 League event results are here -> DerryCassin Results

Everyone was very complementary of the event and the new map of a nice forest in a new part of the country for orienteering. The numbers at under a hundred were a bit disappointing but the distance, and perhaps the tolls, probably deterred some people. The rain held off until the event was nearly finished so conditions were pretty good for running. The ground was pretty wet, and 2 marsh control sites were actually ponds on the day. Thanks to all Fingal members who helped out on the day, and to controller, Nigel Foley-Fisher.

The night event in St. Anne's Park went ahead on Tuesday, Dec. 7th, in spite of the snow. 19 dedicated orienteers turned up and most said that once they got moving it was a nice still night for a run, with plenty of light reflected from the snow. The hot drinks provided by Anyta were much appreciated. Thanks again to all who came, results are here

Fingal September Scatter League 2010.

Final League table after 4 events, best 3 counted

The 2010 Scatter League has completed, with a great final event in Malahide where we got over 160 entrants, a record for a scatter league event for us. Congratulations to all prizewinners, there was keen competition in all categories this year. Thanks to all who helped out, the planners Gerry, Alex, Dave, and Rory, Organizers Ray, Bernie, Anyta, and Val, and Controllers, Val, Bernie, Ian, and Dave, and everyone else who helped out, Tommy, Jean, Ciana, Clara, Eoin, Kathryn, Pat, and Deirdre. And of course, thanks to all who came to take part in the events and made it worth the effort for us. Hopefully we'll see you all again next year.

Results for Malahide are here

Results for Ardgillan are here

Results for Newbridge House are here

Results for River Valley are here

Great weather, mostly dry and runnable terrain, and a turnout of over 100 in spite of an alternative hill run attraction made Carnawaddy a very enjoyable event. There was very close competition on a tough Brown course among Irish Team aspirants David Healy, Ruairi Short, Colm Hill, Ciara Largey, and Niamh O'Boyle. There were very favourable comments on the courses planned by Dave Richardson, and the teas and coffees were much appreciated afterwards. Results are here
and some photos are here

Thanks to all who helped out and to all the Fingal members old and new who turned up, Dave Richardson planner, Val Jones controller, Tommy Burke organiser, Ciaran Young SI, Ian Murphy, Deirdre O'Neill, Ray Linn, Alex Bogomoletz, Sarah Ni Ruairc, Jean O'Neill, Ciana Jones, and Eoin O'Brien.

Castletown event - 7th February 2010.

We had a dry day and about 130 competitors for a very enjoyable event in Castletown House on the 7th of February. Ian Murphy was planner and Sarah Ni Ruairc was organiser. The event went off very smoothly even though many of the club stalwards such as Tommy, Bernie, Alex and Ray were not there. The teas and coffees provided by Anyta were greatly appreciated, and the hot chocolate was a big hit with the kids. Thanks to all who helped out, including Ian, Sarah, Anyta, Dave, Fiach, Rory, Jim, Val, Deirdre, Jean, and Kathryn. Results are here. Nice to see a Fingal runner winning the Long course.

St Anne's Night O Event Results

2009 Fingal Scatter League. Prizegiving took place after the last event at Malahide Castle. Congratulations to all prizewinners. As before there was keen competition particularly among the juniors, and everyone had fun and enjoyed the events. Thanks to all who helped out at the 4 events, Ray, Dave, Anyta, Ciaran, Eileen, Rory, Bernie, Alex, Jean, Deirdre, and Pat. Hopefully I haven't forgotten anyone.

final League Points Table - 3 out of 4 events count

DateLocationEvent Type
Sunday, August 23rdSantry DesmesneScatter League 1Results
Sunday, August 30thNewbridge House, DonabateScatter League 2Results
Sunday, Sept 6thSt Anne's Park, RahenyScatter League 3Results
Sunday, Sept 13thMalahide CastleScatter League 4Results
Hill Of Tara

Tara Sprint sprint event, 16th August 2009.

Rossmore Castle

2009 Leinster Champs, see LOC 09 page.

5th April 2009

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Autumn League Event 3 Dún A Rí Results, 16th Nov. 2008

The Fingal Autumn League event went off well, with over 110 entries, good for Dun A Ri. The day was dry, even if the forest was very wet underfoot. There were some favourable comments on the courses which provided good tough forest running, and the brambles were no worse than earlier forest events in Mullaghmeen, CurraghChase, or Woodburn. Thanks to Tommy for planning, Ian for organizing, Donal O'Murchú of CNOC for controlling for us again, Ciaran for SI, and other helpers, Bernie, Anyta, Jean, Val, Ciana, and Clara.

2008 Fingal Scatter League

The final event took place on Sunday September 21st at Malahide Castle, with prizegiving afterwards. Gerard Butler won the Long Course again this year, with Catherine King (Long) winning the Female Long. In fact, the Long family (no pun intended) went home happy with Roisin best Junior Female on the Short, Ruairi best junior Male on the Short, Dad Mike 2nd on the Long, and as mentioned, Mom Katherine best female on the Long. There were also some Fingal prizewinners, Barry Twohig pipped Alex Bogomoletz to win the Medium Male, with Sarah Ni Ruairc winning the Medium Female. Eoghan Byrne and Donal Kearns were 2nd and 3rd on the Junior male short.

The League is gaining in popularity, and is introducing many newcomers to orienteering. It also provides visibility to orienteering - at each event we get many enquiries about what is going on and how can people participate. Hopefully we will be back again next September.

The league events were as follows.

Sunday, August 31stWard River Valley Park Swords Results
Sunday, Sept 7thNewbridge House Demesne Donabate Results
Sunday, Sept 14thArdgillan Demesne Skerries / Balbriggan Results
Sunday, Sept 21stMalahide Castle Demesne Malahide Results

Final League Table, after 4 events Only those completing 3 events listed. Congratulations to all prizewinners, and thanks again to all who participated.

Thanks to all club members who helped out - planners Jean, Ian, Dave, and Alex, as well as Ciaran, Eileen, Tommy, Bernie, Anyta, Ray, Mick, and Deirdre.

Tara Sprint Series

Hill Of Tara

The Tara Sprint series was a great success, exceeding all our expectations. The 3 events at Dalgan Park, the Hill of Tara, and Balrath all had betwwen 70 and 100 competitors. A good number of families, juniors, and scouts turned out, and even some tourists at the Hill of Tara were persuaded to try orienteering. Many experienced orienteers also turned out and enjoyed the runs, even if the orienteering wasn't very technical. Many thanks to Kathryn and Tommy for planning and organising the events, and to all other club members who helped out.

There was a prizegiving at the end of the final event at Balrath for Juniors. Most juniors who completed the league got prizes.


Dalgan Park Results.

Hill of Tara Results.

Balrath Results.

Castletown House

CASTLETOWN House Spring Cup 5 9th March 2008


We had the largest attendance at a Fingal event for some time, with over 170 competitors, at our league event on our new map of Castletown House Demesne in Celbridge. There were some favourable comments about the unexpected technicality of the forest section, with comments such as ".. like scandinavia". There were some not so favourable comments from some older competitors about how tough and mucky it was and having to cross some of the deep gullies. Our decision not to use SportIdent was probably justified as we lost 2 controls and 2 other punches. Apologies to those affected, mainly the later runners on the Brown and Light Green courses. Thanks to Pat Farrelly of CNOC/DFO for controlling, Val for Planning, Sarah for organising, and all the helpers on the day, Tommy, Ray, Ciaran, Ian, Dave, Bernie, Deirdre, Pat, Jim, and Fiach, and not forgetting Lauren and Orla.

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Malahide Results, 16th December 2007.


There was a good turnout for our event at Malahide Castle, December 9th. It was also a lovely dry clear morning and there were plenty of members around to help out so most people also got to do the courses as well. The courses were planned by Éamon Ó'Briain, with assistance from his son-in law Alan. It was great to have him avaliable again to take on the planning. Éamon is a long time in orienteering and a one-time member of Mactire. Thanks also to everyone else who helped out, Telmo and Ciana for putting out and collecting controls, Bernie and Deirdre for doing registration, Ray, Sarah and Alex for starts and finish, and Ray for doing the results and putting them up on the web.

2007 Fingal Scatter Event League .

This year's scatter league was a great success with nearly 100 runners coming to the last two events in St. Anne's park and Newbridge House. In fact there were nearly that many at the first event in Swords if the junior squad was counted, while numbers at Santry were lower because of the Irish Park-O championships on the same day in Athlone. There was good competition for prizes in most categories, particularly among the juniors. Also our objective of introducing Orienteering to newcomers was achieved. We welcome new members, the Twohig and Andrade family, and some old faces who returned.

Thanks to all who helped out with the 4 events, Jean, Deirdre, Bernie, Alex, Ray, Sarah, Mick, Tommy, Fearghal, Doug, Jim, and John. I hope I haven't forgotten anyone. Hopefully we will run the league again next September, so spread the word and tell you friends what fun these events are. Congratulations to all prizewinners, especially club members Shane Hoare, Emer Ní Eafa, Ciana Jones, Kathryn Walley, and Telmo Andrade.
Mike Long, Gerard Butler, if you are reading this, Tommy has prizes for you.

Sept 2nd - Ward River Valley, Swords - River Valley Results .

Sept 9th - SANTRY WOODS DEMESNE - Santry Results .

Sept 16th - ST. ANNE’S PARK, Raheny - St Annes Results .

Sept 23rd - NEWBRIDGE HOUSE DEMESNE, Donabate - Newbridge Results .

Final Scatter League table after 4 events.

Carnawaddy map

Carnawaddy Spring Cup event, 25th March 2007.


We had a great day for our Spring cup league event at Carnawaddy, with bright sunshine and a light breeze, perfect for orienteering. The attendance was somewhat disappointing, with some people attending a rival army reserve event, some traveling to the Spring Cup in Denmark, the annual student champs on in Belfast, some forgetting about the hour change, and perhaps some not willing to travel to Co. Louth even though the new motorway would take them most of the way. Everyone who came enjoyed the event and there were many compliments on Ciaran's courses, and on the quality of the area. This time everyone saw what it was really like. Times were also quite fast indicating that the area is quite runnable compared to some other open mountain areas. Thanks to Ciaran Young for planning the event, Mick Mangan of Setanta for controlling, Tommy Burke for organizing, Val Jones for operating the SportIdent, and other helpers, Bernie Sharkey, Ian Murphy, Jim Hoare, Erika, Clara and Ciana Jones, and Lisa Kirwan.

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St Anne's Park Night-O, January 30th 2007

The Night-O event in St. Anne's Park, went off well. It was a mild clear night with almost a full moon. We had a good turnout, although not quite as many as last year. Much to our disappointment the Dollymount House is gone, so we adjourned to the Beachcomber in Killester for a small prizegiving afterwards. There were prizes for first male and female on each course. Thanks to Sarah Ní Ruairc for planning the event, to Val Jones and Mick O'Keeffe for helping out, and to Mick Kellett, Niamh O'Boyle, and Andrew Johnson for collecting controls.

Ardgillan Castle

ARDGILLAN RESULTS, December 10th 2006

Our recent event at Ardgillan Park was a reasonable success, given that many people, including some club members, were taking part in the port tunnell run, and the weather forecast for the day was pretty dreadful. Thankfully the rain held off for most of the day. The top runners availed of the option to do 2 courses and a rivalry built up between Andrew Johnstone and Christian Foley Fisher. Andrew won the A course, but Christian overturned that to win the B course. Thanks to all who helped out, Tommy Burke, Ray Linn, Ciaran Young, and Erika Jones.

Malahide Castle

Malahide Scatter League 1 Results, Sept 3rd 2006

The first scatter league event at Malahide Castle kicked off the league and the new season. Frank Flood and Sarah Ní Ruairc did great work in planning and organising the event, with assistance from Bernie Sharkey, Jean O'Neill, Val Jones, and Ciaran Young, and Frank's son.

River Valley

River Valley South Scatter League 2 Results, Sept 7th 2006

The second scatter league event at Swords was reasonably well attended for an evening event in September. Jean O'Neill did most of the planning and organising with assistance from Val Jones and Doug Corrie.

River Valley

River Valley North Scatter League 3 Results, Sept 14th 2006

The third scatter league event at Swords had similar numbers to the previous week. We had good support from the Swords scouts again. The mass-start was at 7 on a very nice evening. Most people made it back to the finish before dark. Unfortunatly at least one control was vandalised. Doug Corrie planned the event with assistance from Jean O'Neill, Ray Linn, and Val Jones.


Newbridge House Scatter League 4 Results, Sept 17th 2006

The fourth and final scatter league event at Newbridge House was very well attended. Newbridge House is always a popular park for Orienteering and provides a good mix of open runable parkland with some small sections of tricky forest with variable vegetation and undergrowth. The rain had cleared off for a nice warm sunny morning. The mass start took place just after 12.00, and we had the prize giving for the league at 1.45. Everyone who actually finished 3 events got a prize. Prizes were medals for the juniors, with other prizes purchased in Millets by Sarah for the Adults. Ciaran Young planned the event, even though he was taking part in the Mourne Mountain Marathon on the day. Eileen Young, Val and Erika Jones, Tommy and Fearghal Burke and Ray Linn ran the event, and Phillip Brennan of Setanta helped collect the controls.

Final FINGAL 2006 Scatter League Table

Howth Castle

Howth Local Event, 2nd April, 2006

Thanks to all who came to our event at Howth. In spite of the wet weather and heavy showers we still had a very good turnout. Apologies for control 5 on the Long course, which was too high and not on the right crag. Also apologies to those who started early on the short course when the tricky sections were not taped. All 3 courses were tougher than expected due to the conditions and the rampant gorse growth, particularly on Sheilmartin hill on the other side of the golf course. Having the registration and start at the Deerpark hotel proved successful, and we are grateful to the Howth Estate Company for allowing us use it. We are also grateful to the Howth Golf club for allowing us cross the golf course and use Sheilmartin Hill, which is their property. Thanks to Ian Murphy for planning, Val Jones for controlling, and Mick O'Keeffe, Tommy Burke, Bernie Sharkey, Alex Bogomoletz, Ray Linn, and Jean O'Neill for helping.

Virginia map

Spring Cup Event 2 Virginia Results, 26th Feb. 2006

Control Split times.

Our first event in Deerpark Wood went off very well. Most people enjoyed their run in the mixed woodland, which was the first time in the forest for most. There were some complaints from Brown and Blue runners about brambles, mainly in one area. Comments were generally complimentary on Tommy's courses. Thanks to Tommy for planning, Dónal Ó Murchú of CNOC for controlling for us again, Val Jones for organising, Bernie and Alex for registrations, Ciarán and Eileen for the string course and generally helping out, Lolita and Jean for collecting controls, and Deirdre, Sarah, and Ciana for helping out and clearing up.

St Anne's map

St. Anne's Park Night-O RESULTS, 24th Jan 2006

A calm clear night, no rain, frost, or wind - ideal conditions for Night Orienteering in St. Anne's Park.  We had record turnout of 57 for a Dublin By Night event, perhaps even for any Irish night event.  There were several who had never done orienteering before, never mind Night-O, including adventure racer Vanessa Lawrenson.  We used our new vandal-resistant plate and chain controls for most control sites.  They all stayed in place, and some commented that they made the orienteering more interesting since they were more difficult to spot.  The promise of spot prizes enticed record numbers back to the Dollymount Inn afterwards.  Local knowledge helped former Irish champion Aonghus Ó Cléirigh win the long course.  Another ex Irish champion was first female. Colm McKenna won the short, with Roxanne White first female. Thanks to Deirdre O'Neill for planning, Val Jones for controlling, Jean O'Neill for putting out controls and registration, David Smyth and Jim Hoare for collecting controls, and Una May for helping with calculating results.

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Ward River Valley, 4th Dec. 2005

Our first Australian style Street/Park event at Ward River Valley was very successfull and enjoyed by everyone. The long course was dominated by Hill Runners. The mass start was great fun with runners all heading in different directions, then passing each other out on the streets and in the park. Many ran down dead ends and climbed uncrossable walls. There was much discussion afterwards back in the River Valley community centre where tea, brack and biscuits, as well as showers were availed of. Prizegiving took place at 1.40. Congratulations to Jean O'Neill for planning and organizing the event. Also assiting were Tommy Burke, Alex Bogomoletz, Ray Linn, and Mick Kellett of GEN. Deirdre O'Neill provided the Tea, Biscuits, and Brack, and Val Jones and Doug Corrie collected controls.

Dun A Ri map

Autumn League Event 4 Dún A Rí Results, 13th Nov. 2005

We put on this autumn league event at relatively short notice, at the request of the Leinster Fixtures secretary, Deirdre, to ensure there would be 5 events in the autumn league. This gave us a chance to use the map updated by Padraig Higgins for an army event. We got 113 competitors on the day which is probably the most we have ever got in Dún A Rí. It was also good considering that several regulars were away at the VHI and very few from LVO or FERMO turned up, probably also at the VHI / National event in Northumberland. The planning took advantage of SportIdent to make good use of the southern section of the forest and keep runners off the paths. We were also greatful to the local landowners, Gene Murtagh and John Carolan for allowing access to their land so the longer courses went up the hill to the 'Dún'. The day was ideal and the autumn colours in the deciduous sections were very nice. Most people enjoyed the courses, although one or two complained about crossing the river and the fences. Unfortunately David Dare of Setanta suffered a fractured ankle. I hope he recovers quickly. Thanks to Val Jones for Planning, Tommy Burke for Controlling, and Ciaran and Eileen Young for organising and operating SportIdent. SportIdent certainly took a lot of the load off us on the day. Also helping were stalwarts Bernie and Alex, and Ciana Jones, Clare Hopkins, and Erika Jones.

The following splits results may go out of date.
Results in SplitsBrowser

Results in WinSplits


NEWBRIDGE HOUSE Results, 25th Sept. 2005

Our first event of the season went off well with many compliments from particiants. Thanks to Fiach, Ciaran, and Tommy for Planning, Controlling, and Organising. Also helping were Bernie Sharkey, Alex Bogomoletz, Ray Linn, Jean O Neill, and A Walsh.

Carnawaddy map

Leinster Championships, Carnawaddy, 17th April 2005, Results and Reports

St Anne's map

St. Anne's Park Night-O RESULTS, 15th Feb 2005

It was a crisp clear night for this year's Night event in St. Anne's Park. Thanks to Deirdre for planning her first event. Everyone seemed to enjoy the courses, apart from a certain person who thought the short course was too easy - well do the long course next time. Thanks to Tom Condon and Martina O'Kearney for helping to take in the controls. A reasonable number adjourned to the Dollymount House for refreshments and discussion afterwards.

malahide Castle

Malahide Results, 12th December 2004

The first event on our new map of Malahide Demesne went off very successfully. We had several scout groups and other groups and families attending as well as the stalwart orienteers from our own and other clubs. There were many compliments on Jean's long course with the Map Memory section for the first 4 controls. Thanks to Jean for Planning, Controller Val Jones, Organiser Bernie Sharkey, and helpers Ray Linn and Emma Linn, Alex Bogomoletz, Tommy Burke, Fiach O'Ruairc and Erika Jones.
Bernie and Alex would like to thank everyone who contributed to their Special Olympics trip to Japan fund.

Ardgillan Castle

Ardgillan Results, 31st October 2004

Thanks to all who came to Ardgillan Demesne on a beautiful morning with the sun shining and the trees in fine autumn colours. Being Holloween some kids even turned up in fancy dress. Thanks to Planner Ian Murphy, Controller Val Jones, Organiser Tommy Burke, and Ray Linn, Erika Jones, Ciara Burke and Fearghal Burke who helped out.

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Results for Howth Event, 9th May 2004

Our second event in Howth was quite successful, in spite of some light drizzle. Enough people turned out having recovered from the Irish Championships, and despite the alternative mountain run attraction. We even had some tourist competitors from as far away as Australia. Those who came seemed to have enjoyed the challenging courses set by Michael O'Keeffe. John McCullough thought the long course was the most navigationally and physically challenging he had run for a while. There were many comments on the fine views, the flowering bluebells and rhododendrons, and the smell of wild garlic. On the negative side while the gorse was burnt off on the southern side it is still growing rampant in other places. Let's hope we will have another fine summer and some more of it will be burnt off. Thanks to Michael O'Keeffe for planning, Bernie for organising, and Alex and Jean for helping out.

Mullaghmeen Spring Cup 2 RESULTS, 7th Mar 2004

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St. Anne's Park Night-O RESULTS, 27th Jan 2004

Thanks to all those who turned up on a cold night. Luckily the forecasted snow failed to materialise. Thanks to Tommy, Doug, Dave, and Deirdre for helping out and collecting the controls.

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St. Anne's Park Park-O and Street-O RESULTS, 7th Dec 2003

It was a lovely clear bright morning, perfect for a run in the park if a bit cold for those of us standing at the start/finish. The number who did the street course was a bit disappointing, but I hope those who did enjoyed it. Please let us know what you thought of it, and what might be done differently in future. Thanks to all who supported the event. Thanks to those who helped out, Tommy, Frank, Ray, Fergal and Liam - and thanks, Dave, for finding and replacing the control that was thrown in the river.


NEWBRIDGE HOUSE Results, 9th Nov. 2003

This follow-on local event to the Go Orienteering in Malahide proved to be quite successful. The weather initially didn't look very promising, but cleared up nicely as the event got under way. An updated map was used because the old map would have had too many map corrections. Thanks to Doug for Planning, Ciaran for controlling, and Alex and Bernie, Tommy, Val, and Frank for helping out.

Malahide Castle

Results for Malahide Castle Event, 7th Sept. 2003

Thanks to all who supported the event. We had many individuals and families trying Orienteering for the first time. We sold around 50 maps but there must have been at least twice that number of people taking part. It was a pity the weather didn't hold up. Thanks to those who helped out, and helped explain the basics to beginners, Alex and Bernie, Ian, Doug, and Mick Kellett from GEN

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Results for Howth Event, 11th May 2003

Thanks to all for coming, and thanks to all who helped out, Bernie Sharkey, Jean O'Neill, Deirdre O'Neill, Alex Bogomolez, Ian Murphy, Ciaran Young, and Mick O'Keeffe. I hope I haven't missed anyone.
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Rockmarshal Leinster League Results, 2 March, 2003

Thanks to all who made the trip. Thanks to Tommy Burke for Planning, Val Jones for Controlling, and Doug Corrie for Organising. Thanks to all other Fingal Members who came and helped out - John Rowe, Bernie Sharkey, Jean O'Neill, Ray Linn, Ciaran Young, and Mick O'Keeffe. I hope I haven't missed anyone. Sorry about the tough going and heavy vegetation growth which made the times considerably longer than at previous Rockmarshal events. A combination of wet weather, mild winter, and missing sheep due to the F+M. was probably to blame.

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St. Anne's Park Night-O RESULTS, 14th Jan 2003

Ardgillan Castle


Thanks to all for coming and making it a very pleasant day for us. Conditions were ideal for a nice run in the park. Thanks to Jean for planning. We all hope she is getting on well at the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Australia. Thanks to Tommy for organizing, and to all others who helped out, Bernie, Doug, Val, Ian, Fearghal, Ciara, and Deirdre.

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Dún A Rí Results, 24th March 2002.

Our first standard Leinster League event in 3 years was reasonably successful. The numbers were a bit disappointing, at 86, even though 15 LVO and FERMO members made the trip south. No doubt the World Cross Country Championships in Leopardstown was a bigger attraction for many. Most of the top runners on each league colour were there, which resulted in a good competition for the available league points. Most people were pleased with the laser-printed premarked maps. Thanks to John Rowe for printing them. Some people mentioned that it was difficult to distinguish the earthbanks from contours. We will adjust this next time we try laser printed maps. Please send us any other feedback on this issue as it is a format that will be used more often in the future as the cost of printers come down and resolution improves.
Thanks to all who helped out on the day, Tommy for organizing, Rob, Ciara, Fearghal, Helena, Doug, Bernie, and Alex. Special thanks to Donal Ó Murchú of CNOC for Controlling, and for manning the map exchange which had been vandalized on Saturday evening.

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St. Anne's Park Night-O Results, 15th Jan. 2002.

Thanks to all who came to the event. Thanks to Mick for planning, Val for Controlling and organizing, Deirdre for collecting the money, and Jean for doing the results. It was a cold and dark winter night, however the event passed off without incident. Those with 'lighthouses' had a distinct advantage in the wooded sections where the birds were disturbed from settling down for the night.

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St. Anne's Park Results, 16th Dec. 2001.

Thanks to all who came to the event. Thanks to Jean for planning and Bernie for organizing, and to Tommy, Alex, Deirdre, Val, Helena, and Erika for helping out. And also to our former chairman, Frank Flood, who has returned from assignments abroad. The event went off well although we did lose 2 controls. Although the forecast was for a dry day, one shower appeared from nowhere. There are three times missing from the results, Mary Healy, Vera Murtagh, and one other, due to a certain person going home with the cards in their pocket. The times will be added when the cards are located.


NEWBRIDGE HOUSE Results, 23rd Sept. 2001

A nice Come-And-Try event got the season under way. Thanks to Tommy Burke, Rob Flanagan, and John Rowe for planning and organizing, and Jean, Bernie, Alex, Fearghal, and Ciara for helping out on the day. Tommy planned an interesting Norwegian course for the more experienced.


NEWBRIDGE HOUSE Park-O Results, 25th Feb. 2001

The Newbridge House event was our most successful event for some time. We had nearly 200 competitors on the main event, more if those sharing a card are counted, plus 15 teams of three for the student relay event. Thanks to Jean for planning, Doug for controlling, Lillian and Bernie for organizing, and everyone else who helped out, Tommy, Bob, Alex, Mick, Deirdre, Ciara, Fearghal, Helena, Erika, and Meghan. I hope I haven't forgotten anyone. We had a small panic at ten to eleven when the park warden arrived to tell us that the section behind the farm was closed to us due to the foot-and-mouth disease. We had to scrap the Yellow course as originally planned and move it onto the Orange B course. Due to the large numbers of schools and scout groups who turned up we rapidly ran out of control descriptions for that course. Jean subsequently set a White course for families who would have found the Orange course a bit long and difficult.

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St. Anne's Park Night-O Results, 16th Jan. 2001

Thanks to Mick O'Keeffe for Controlling, and Deirdre and Tommy for doing the registration and finish. Doug and Jean were there also but weren't needed in the end so they both had enjoyable runs. Most people who came enjoyed the event and were generally complimentary on the map. The night was cold but frost-free and dry. Two girls from Trinity managed to complete the short course even though they had never orienteered before and their torch broke down. Tony Joyce thought he was back in west Cork when he saw all the contour features on the control descriptions. The 2 small areas of complex contours caught some people out, which was to be expected considering most of the park is completely flat. Everyone finished the courses safely and the last controls were collected just before the cider party arrived. The orienteerers retired to the more comfortable surroundings of the Beachcomber in Killester.

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Dún a Rí Results.

Thanks to Tommy Burke and John Rowe for planning and organizing. Thanks to Trisha, Ciara and Fearghal helping out, and Eddie and Jean for collecting controls. The turnout was very disappointing, with rival attractions of Lindie Naughton's trail run and Christmas Shopping. Apart from one heavy shower the weather was reasonable. The forest was very wet and muddy and the river was swollen and fast flowing, and very cold for those of us that chose to cross it. The 'Rainbow' course was enjoyable non-the-less, and those that came were complementary on the other courses also. Next season, hopefully, we will hold a league event there on an updated map. We adjourned to the Dún a Rí Hotel in Kingscourt for refreshments afterwards.

Ardgillan Castle

Ardgillan Results, Sept. 2000
Thanks to all who came to our event in Ardgillan. Thanks to Club members who helped out, Lillian for Planning, Bernie for Organizing, Tommy, Ciara, Fearghal, Alex, Helena and Erika. With Doug, Mick, and a few others away at the Mourne Mountain Marathon we were down to the bare minimum needed, but thankfully everything went smoothly and the weather held out. Apologies for a 20 second or so discrepancy between the start and finish clocks. We'll try not to let it happen again.

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park Results, April 2000.

Thanks to all who came out on a fine sunny morning to support our event. Thanks to Jean for Planning, Doug for Controlling, and Bernie for Organizing. Thanks to all club members who helped out on the day, Tommy, John, Michael, Lilian, Deirdre, Helena, Fran, and Bríd. ( I hope I haven't missed out anyone. )

Newbridge House

Newbridge House, Donabate - 12th December, 1999. RESULTS

Thanks to Tom Burke and John Rowe for planning and organizing, and to Michael O'Keefe for controlling. Thanks to all who came to help out, Jean, Lilian, Deirdre, Bernie, Alex and Doug ( and myself. ) The day was cold but at least stayed dry. The girls all stayed sitting in the cars while the fellas were left in the cold to man the start and finish. The number of participants was better than Ardgillan, but still disappointing. Thanks to the Swords, Brackenstown, and other Scouts for coming and making it worthwhile for us. Everyone was generally complimentary on the courses. In spite of Michael's misgivings about the brambles there were no serious complaints.

Ardgillan Castle

Ardgillan Park, Skerries - 19th September, 1999. RESULTS

Thanks to all club members who came and helped out. We had a fine day despite the forecast and everything went off very well. The only disappointment was the small numbers of participants in the event, despite our publicity efforts. However because of the low numbers we had a surplus of helpers and I believe every club member who wanted it got their run in on the day. It's a while since that happened at a Fingal Event.