Hi, and thank you to all who entered the Rogaine Ireland 2019. Below are some final briefing notes that you may find useful.
The event base is at Oakwood Hostel (grid reference 034 018). It is on the R756 and is about half way between Laragh and Hollywood. Watch out for the orienteering signs and kites at the forest entrance. Parking will be along a forest road and will be between 200m and 500m away from the hostel. We ask that all competitors be present at least one hour before race start to facilitate registration and gear check. …Read more
The Irish Orienteering Championships were held last weekend in Fermanagh, thanks to Fermanagh Orienteers and Lagan Valley Orienteers. There was a good turn out from Setanta members.
Congratulations to the Setanta prizewinners: Angus Tyner who was placed 2nd in the M50 category on each of the 3 days!
Maura Higgins who placed 3rd in the W70 category on Sunday. The ‘SET 1’ relay team, consisting of Angus Tyner, Hazel Thompson and Brendan O’Connor, who placed 2nd in the Handicap 12 relay race.
Well done to Laurel O’Connor who came 2nd on both the Yellow and Orange courses.
Here is a …Read more
Ever wondered what goes on in the mind of an ultra runner but were afraid to ask? Paul Keville successfully ran the Wicklow Round (26 peaks, 100+km, 6,000+m climb – within 24hours) as a solo runner in 22 hours and 59 minutes on 23rd June 2018 .
Paul took a GoPro camera out on his training runs and the result is an inspiring and uplifting account of his adventure. The views alone will make you want to visit the Wicklow Mountains National Park as soon as you can. His down to earth account of his motivation, the difficulties and …Read more
Congratulations to all the Setanta Leinster Champions and runners-up!
CNOC held the Leinster Orienteering Championships in Stranahely on 7th April 2018 and it was a great event. There was plenty of sunshine on the day with delicious cakes and refreshments for the post-run discussions.
Here is a breakdown of Setanta members who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their age category – well done to all!
M50 Angus Tyner
M60 Gerry Brady
W45 Hazel Thompson
M14 Tivon Tyner 2nd
M45 David Tyner 3rd
M50 Philip Brennan 2nd
M50 Dave Weston 3rd
W55 Eileen Walsh 3rd
W70 Maura Higgins …
On the 24th of February 2019 Setanta Orienteers are hosting a Leinster League in Ballyward forest. Ballyward is a medium sized very runnable wood with a great mix of linear and point features, and without one single bramble. The map has been recently updated by Pat Healy. Some felling has taken place recently but it shouldn’t interfere with the courses. It will still be very runnable even with some felling.
Course details are;-
Brown 7.3km 180m climb 19 controls
Blue 5.8km 130m climb 15 controls
Green 5.0km 120m climb 15 controls
Light Green 3.9km 110m climb 10 controls
Red 3.8km …
Dear Club Members,
Setanta have been contacted by the Irish Orienteering Association who would like us to pass on some information to parents regarding the Junior Squad:
Children do not have to be selected to join the Junior Squad. The Junior Squad is open to children in all orienteering clubs, even if they only orienteer occasionally or have just started orienteering. It is a great opportunity for children to train and socialise while learning or improving their orienteering skills.
Please note, all adults and over 18s involved in training events and overnight trips with the Junior Squad are Garda Vetted.…Read more
On Saturday 15th September we held our Club Champs on a new extended map of Upper Vartry Reservoir north of Roundwood. The winner was Sadhbh Hassett (centre), who was presented with the Brian Power Shield by Mick Mangan our Chairman (right).
Many thanks to Brendan O’Connor (left) for planning and organising a great event! A fantastic afternoon was had by all. The AGM followed the event at 5pm in Vartry House in Roundwood.…Read more