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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

Saturday, August 19, 2017

POC launch and sprint race at Duckett's grove Carlow

A new permanent orienteering course will be launched at Duckett's Grove, County Carlow on Thursday August 24th at 5 p.m. This will be followed by a sprint race with starts between 6 and 7. Courses close at 8. Sportident Air system will be enabled and cards may be rented on the night.
Grid reference S 799 791
Coming from Dublin by M9, take Junction 4 Castledermot and then R418
Coming from Waterford by M9, take same as above or Junction 5 (near new Topaz) and then use Sat Nav or AA routeplanner. 
Total time from Waterford 1 hr and 7 mins.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Permanent Orienteering Courses in the SE

The Kilbarry permanent orienteering course has been launched successfully  and everyone is invited to make use of the facility at the Amenity park. You can download the maps from the Waterford Sports Partnership website here:

It is an ideal Summer activity when there are few regular events in the southeast. There are additional permanent courses at:
Kilkenny Castle  (from the OPW here)
Castlecomer Discovery Park ( laminated maps available at main desk for a small charge)
Woodstock gardens (downloadable maps will be put up shortly on the Kilkenny Council webpage. Anyone needing a copy in the meantime, please email me and I will send you them in pdf format)
Kennedy Park (New Ross) from the OPW here

You may be interested in a PhotoO challenge that I used with primary school teachers recently in the Viking Triangle in Waterford city. It was jointly designed by Laura and myself. Feel  free to download the challenge sheet from this link. PhotoO challenge

Thursday, January 26, 2017

January events

Thanks you to the Family Cox who organised the Towers event near Lismore. Thanks to John and Jose who helped bring in controls.

There is a regional scout event taking place at Castlecomer Discovery park, Co.Kilkenny on the 29th January to which club members and the general public are invited .

Long course: 25 controls, 7.2 km
Medium course 17 controls, 4.2 km
Short technical course: 13 controls, 2.5 km
Short easy course: 7 controls, 1.8 km

Starts for club members/general public from 11.30 to 1 to allow scouts to start from 10.30 onwards.
The registration will be close to the main carpark at the Discovery park.

Revised Entry fees
Adults €8 (7€ for members of Wato or any club affiliated to the IOA)
OAP's/Students €6 (€5 for members)
Family €20 (€15 if members,  max 2 adult 2 children + €3 each child thereafter)
Juniors €5 (€4 if members)
Groups (of juniors) €3 each