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check out the Irish Schools Blog
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Saturday, August 29, 2020

MapRunF courses available for distanced orienteering

The following locations are available for mapRun courses:

Kilkenny Castle



Dunmore East 

Fethard (Co.Tipperary)



Check out the details on this blog where it says Phone Orienteering in the SE.

Map details can be found on the IOA website 

Monday, July 6, 2020

Fethard added to MapRun courses

Fethard in County Tipperary has been added to the
list of MapRun courses available for those who would like to challenge themselves.
Details on page to right of this post.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Map Run update


There are now 7  Map Run events loaded.
Search under Ireland/Southeast/Waterford

Dunmore East
Tramore sand dunes
Tramore Inclusion park
Ballinakill woods
Waterford postal trail
Georgian Waterford

For more details check links on the right of this blog.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Lockdown Orienteering in the south east.

The Irish Orienteering Association have worked with the Sports Council to ensure that orienteering is one of the first sports  to get back on the road to full recovery. 
They have issued the following guidelines:
1. Keep  2 metres apart
2. Do not handle shared equipment
3. Protect ourselves and others
4. Ensure that we adhere to the prevailing health gudelines.

There are 3  options for the foreseeable future in the southeast.
1. Permanent orienteering courses at the following locations: Kilkenny castle, Castlecomer, Woodstock, Kilbarry, Kilmacthomas, Waterford people's park, Tramore inclusion park, Dunmore east, Kennedy park, Carlow town park and Ducketts Grove. 
Permanent posts on the ground with codes to find. Check out the full list of where to get maps n the page to the right of this post, below the Twitter feed under Permanent Orienteering Courses in the SE.
2. Sporteering virtual courses at the following locations: Carrick on Suir, Clonmel, Fethard, Dungarvan, Kilbarry, Waterford people's park, Tramore sand dunes, and Kilmacthomas.
Download the app and off you go. Full instructions on the right of this post under Phone  App Orienteering in the SE
3. Maprun virtual courses at the following locations: Georgian Waterford and Post Waterford (both courses start at the People's park), Ballinakill downs (starting at Woodlands hotel, course V2 at shopping centre carpark), Tramore sand dunes, and Tramore inclusion park (starting at Splashworld)
Download the app, course map and course code and off you go. Full instructions on the right of this post under Phone  App Orienteering in the SE

Any queries to: watosecretary18 at

Monday, May 18, 2020

Lockdown 2020 update

Greetings orienteers. I have been very quiet on this blog as I have been putting my time into Twitter and Facebook. The season faded out with a wimper after a successful season of urban events. A number of club members met on Zoom for an AGM to discuss a new Constitution, a change of club name to reflect expansion into the southeast, and what type of events we can organise in Lockdown mode. I will post shortly about the local options for orienteering over the Summer.
The pictures reflect a number of recent events in 2020.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Urban league results

Urban series League results

Long course
1. John Casey Wato (3) av 1154
2. Mick Farrell CNOC (3) av 1141
3. Agris Kramins CorkO (3) av 1132

Medium Course
1. Ciaran Donaghy GEN (3) av 1243
2. Frank Martindale 3 Roc (3) av 1054
3. Steve Silby  Wato (3) av 932

Short course
1. Liam Casey Wato (3) av 1617
2. Eimear Casey Wato (3) av 1053
3. Hugh Chaney 1st Kilkenny (2) av 727

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Last of the urban series in Clonmel

The last of the urban series races takes place at Clonmel County Tipperary on Sunday February 17th. Start times a re from 10 to 12. All are welcome.
Current league standings can be found here.

Monday, November 19, 2018

JHI congratulations

Well done to Ciara Silby and Jordan Pim who ran in the Junior Home internationals in October. Thanks to Manager Jeni P for her support. 
.......and to Ciara who represented Ireland at EYOC and SHI too

Christmas review

This post is just a look back at the involvement of club members in events since August:
JFK in August

Carlow in October

 Tower Hill in October

                                    Manchester at midterm

                        and Dunmore in November

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tower Hill, Portlaw 14th October 2018

The next SE club event organised by Wato is on Sunday 14th October at Tower Hill, Portlaw.
Take the road out past Portlaw primary school on to the Scrouty road to the top of the hill 
Grid reference S 446 184

This map has not been used for a few years but we have been busy updating sections of the map so there are many new control sites. 
There will be a regional Beaver event with starts between 10 and 11.30.
All other orienteers should arrive to start after 11.30. the last start is at 1.15. Courses close at 2.30
There will be 4 courses available:
Long 7.5 km
Medium 4.5 km
Short technical 3.2 km
Scout 3.4 km

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

New season begins

Image may contain: one or more people, grass, tree, outdoor and natureThe new season begins with our annual visit to Kennedy Park near New Ross in County Wexford for Heritage week on SATURDAY 25th September. This will be the first Southeast league event with short, medium and long courses. All are welcome. Please note that starts are from 12 to 2 to facilitate the Park run.
Cafe, toilets and playground open.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Wato at MOC 2017

Thanks Steve for pictures at a successful Munster championships in Knocknagalty in November. Eoghan Whelan M14 Munster champion;  Jordan Pim 2nd/ W16 Munster champion; Gints Plaudis 2nd/M45 Munster Champion; Andrew Cox M60 Munster Champion

Autumn update: schools, scouts and storms

Kilbarry, Waterford city, September 14th was the first of the training days for schools. Fenor, Waterpark, Christchurch, Faithlegg and Butlerstown were the Primary schools represented. Gaelcholaiste Portlairge, Newtown, and Colaiste Cois Suire (Mooncoin) were the Secondary schools taking part.

Carriganore, Waterford city on October 7th was the venue for the regional Beaver event with 1st Port, Tramore, Ballygunnar, Faithlegg, Butlerstown, Sacred Heart, TBay, St Pauls and De la Salle all taking part. Big thanks to all the leaders who supported the event.

Next stop Woodstock Gardens, Co.Kilkenny on October 12th for the second training event for schools attended by: CBS High school, Clonmel; Newtown; Loreto Kilkenny; Ard Scoil na nDeise, Dungarvan; Ard scoil na Mara, Tramore; Carlow educate together; St Senans Kilmacow; Graig Boys school; Templeorum; Gaelscoil Charman.
The storms wiped out the third training day at Kennedy park in November