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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Where did the Summer go?

Thanks to John and Brid Casey for organising the final South East League event at Tramore Sand dunes today. Where did the Summer weather go?
Full results of the event and the SE league can be found at

The SE League finishing places are as follows:

Blue Course
1. Andrew Pim; 2. Thomas Callery
Green Course
1. Pat O'Connor; 2. Liam O'Brien
Light Green Course
1. Mark Duffy; 2. Jana Cox
There were no Orange and Yellow competitors who competed in enough events.

Please contact me to get your prize.

Thank you to all those who Planned, controlled and organised events throughout the year.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Irish Schools Relays

Well done to all who competed at the Irish Schools Relay competition held in the beautiful setting of Kennedy Arboretum.
Midleton CBS dominated the Boys section winning the Senior and Minor classes with their Juniors coming in 2nd place.
Nagle Rice, Doneraile won the Minor Boys and Junior Girls with 2nd place in the Senior Girls and Junior Boys.
Ursuline, Waterford took the Senior Girls and the Minor Girls sections.
Newtown, Waterford managed runners up spot in Junior and Minor Girls.
Full results can be found in the results section of the Irish Orienteering website.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Leinster Championships

A belated report on the Leinster Championships which took place at a snowbound Fair Mountain in Wicklow on April 6th.

Andrew Pim led the way with an excellent 2nd on the M40 course. Liisa Honkasaari (W40) and Laura Cox (W16) both took 3rd place on their respective courses. Pride of place goes to Jonathan Pim who braved the elements to win the M12B course. Well done!

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.