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Kilbarry schools training event

An interesting issue arose today at the schools training event. Some pupils thought this butterfly leg was the date today. It was also quite clear that a number of primary school children do not know their left from their right.
Anyone who missed a control in primary is put in under score event so that they can see how they did. They should of course get all the controls on the course.
Thanks once again to all the Wato club members: Nigel, Jeni, Sally, Norman, Elizabeth, Veronica, Liisa and Hugh for ensuring that the event ran smoothly at Kilbarry amenity park. Thanks to Waterford Council for preparing the access route for us. Link to results posted on the left of this blog.






Massive turnout at Kilkenny castle

Crowds getting maps
Nigel in control at start
Over 650 young people from 11 schools and 6 different counties participated in the second training event at Kilkenny castle. A huge thanks to all the members of Wato club who once again turned out in force to help things run smoothly. Thanks Hugh, Thomas K,, Brid, Liisa, Veronica, Laura, Jeni and Nigel. Thanks also to John, Matthew, Jorck and Daniel from TY at Newtown for their support.
Hugh looking after map distribution

Is this the start?


well that is where I am now on the map
Happy campers

Punching Finish
Hooray...we're finished

Butlerstown analysing runs

Could have gone this way...the Pres. girls

We did well today

Laura in charge of downlaod

Marlay marvels (not Bob)


An outstanding run from Irish international, Ruairi Long (Rockbrook Park,Rathfarnham), in the first event of the Leinster Post Primary Schools Orienteering League, 5th/6th Year Boys category, running at just over 4 mins per kilometre, saw him finish way ahead of all his rivals, whilst Ciara Simm (Castleknock CC) easily won her 2nd/3rd Year Girls category, over 6 mins clear of 2nd place Alana Maxwell & Maliya Tadjine (Castleknock CC)


Thanks to Lindie Naughton for photos and to Mary Healy for her continuing great work with schools from the greater Dublin area (including Dundalk!)


SE training event at Kilkenny Castle

Dear teachers,please note that the last opportunity to register for the Kilkenny Castle event on October 13th is Friday 7th October. Please indicate numbers and participation before that date if you can for planning purposes.

Start times for Primary 10 to 12
Secondary 12 to 2 (unless by arrangement)

Cost €2 per head.

Courses
Short C: 1.7 km (5th class)
Short B: 1.8. km 2.2km (beginner 6th class)
Short A: 2.2 km (6th class)
Medium C: 2.5.km (1st year)
Medium B: 2.8 km (2nd years; beginner 3rd years)
Medium A; 3.1 km (3rd years)
Long C: 2.7 km (beginner post Junior Certificate)
Long B: 3.5 km (Post Junior Certificate)
Long A: 4.6 km (Post Junior Cert.)

Pupils may opt for any of the courses indicated. The C courses are more direct and less technical. A courses are for the more experienced orienteers and for individuals only.
For training purposes it is suggested that pupils stay in pairs unless they have some experience.

Those wishing to take part should send the following:
1. a spreadsheet of names (column 1 should have names e.g. John Smith and Rachel Jones; column 3 should have the school; column 4 should have the course chosen)
Limited changes will be possible on the day but the more accurate you can be, the easier it is to keep things running smoothly.
2. the contact mobile number of the person in charge on the day
3. the time that you would like to start at

Cheques should be made out to Waterford Orienteering club and may be brought on the day of the event. No cash can be collected in the Castle grounds on this occasion.
The start will be close to the main entrance of the Castle grounds.


Training at Woodstock

Well done to the over 500 young people who took part in the training event at Woodstock gardens today. Thanks to club members  Norman and Elizabeth Storey, Sally Silby, Brid Casey and Liisa Honkasaari plus Dylan Crews and Rhys Kenny from Newtown school for all their help in running today's event.
Results are posted in the results to the left of this blog.


World Orienteering Day

Well done to all those who completed courses today at Waterford Peoples Park as part of World Orienteering day on May 11th.
260 pupils from Newtown NS, Waterpark NS, St John of Gods NS, Christchurch NS, and St Declan's NS participated in the event organised by Waterford Orienteering club.
A huge thanks to Norman and Elizabeth Storey, Jana Cox, Sally Silby and pupils from Newtown Secondary school who helped planner Andrew Cox to run the event.



















Leinster champs 2016 at Trooperstown


 Finishing her last schools' orienteering event on a winning note, Ariana Harris (Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham) once again won the girls'senior title in the Leinster Schools Orienteering Championships in Trooperstown Woods in Co. Wicklow.


6th Class Boys
1 Eoghan Whelan (Our Ladys Meadow,Durrow) 2 Cuan Riordan (St Gerard's School, Bray); 3 Cian Flanagan (Scoil Cholmcille NS, Skryne) 
5th Class Boys
 1 Alex Schmeider (Skryne); 2 Ben Armstrong (Skryne); 3 John O'Regan (Skryne)
6th Class Girls
1 Caragh Conway (Skryne); 2 Ellie Murphy (Skryne);3 Isabella Rafter (Skryne) 
5th Class Girls
1 Ava Purcell (Skryne); 2 Elle Walsh Giguere (St Pius X GNS, Terenure) 3. Ciara Smyth (Skryne)

5th/6th Yr Boys (A)
1 Conall Whelan (St Kieran's College, Kilkenny); 2 Ruairi Long (Rockbrook Park, Rathfarnham); 3 Peter Mullan (St Kieran's)   
TY Boys (A),
1 Eoin Riordan (St Gerard's School, Bray); 2 John Aherne (Rockbrook) ; 3 Ross Crowe (Wilson's Hospital School,Multyfarnham) 








2nd/3rd Yr Boys 
1 Fionn Whelan (St Kieran's College); 2 Ben McDowell (Rockbrook); 3 Dan Barzu (Rockbrook) 



1st Yr Boys
1 Sean Pender (Rockbrook); 2 Ignacio Vuigner (Rockbrook); 3 Stephen Egan (Rockbrook






5th/6th Yr Girls 
1 Ariana Harris (Wilsons's Hospital); 2 Aoife Simm (Castleknock CC); 3 Aoife Donaghy (St Dominic's College, Cabra) 
TY Girls (A)
1 Eadaoin McCavana (Loreto Convent, Foxrock); 2 Rachel Armstrong (Castleknock)  
2nd/3rd Yr Girls (A)
1 Ciara Hogan (Castleknock); 2 Niamh Sheridan (Castleknock); 3 Victoria Knox (Castleknock)   
1st Yr Girls
1. Cliodhna Donaghy (St Dominic's College, Cabra); 2 Jara Blasco (St
Kilian's CS, Bray); 3 Victoria Martin (St Kilian's)