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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Irish Championships




Waterford based orienteers dominated in the M40 class in the Classic Race at the Irish Championships on Bere Island, County Cork with John Casey in 1st place and Andrew Pim in 3rd. Tom Callery came a respectable 6th. Neil Dobbs flew in to take an excellent 6th place on the Mens Elite race. Laura Cox missed out by 30 seconds on 2nd place, helping her injured sister to the finish. In the Short course race on Monday, Laura took the 2nd place over Cliona Gallwey who had performed well in the World Schools event.


John Casey came 2nd behind Brendan O'Brien in the short course M40 class. I managed to drop two places on the last control to finish 5th on the M50 short course...who moved that crag!!! Never listen to the people near the finish who offer helpful instructions! Neil Dobbs finished another creditable 7th on the M21 elite course.


John, Neil and I joined forces for the Open Mens Relays...Neil finished the 1st leg in 4th, John pulled the team up to 3rd after leg 2 but I made a big error on the 7th control out on the course and ended up in 6th. Nice to see a Wato team competing.