Author: Angus Tyner


Orienteering this Sunday 12th Nov, Massy’s Wood

On Sunday the 12th of November 2017 Setanta Orienteers are hosting a come and try it event at Massy's Estate. The event will be signposted from Stocking Lane. Start times will be between 10am-1pm and the courses will close at 2.30pm. Parking around Hellfire Woods gets very congested every weekend so please make use of our early start if possible. Please car pool if you can and kindly follow the car parking marshals instructions, parking will be on forest road at top of Hellfire Woods car park. Registration will be at top of car park Read More

Glenreemore event October 1st POSTPONED

Event Postponed to Oct 15th subject to permits from Coillte and National Park, but they both indicated that this should not be a problem. The forecast is quite uncertain, but with the remnants of Hurricane Lee in the mix, it seems definite that there will be rain Sat night and into Sunday morning with the possibility of the river being dangerous to cross. We will look at making back-up courses to fall back on if we are in same situation in 2 weeks. Read More

Ballyward near Blessington Leinster League 14th May 2017

BallywardA chance to run where only legendary orienteering dinosaurs have roamed before (with apologies to all the fun-loving legendary orienteering dinosaurs out there who have been to Ballyward previously). Ballyward, last mapped in 1972, is the location for the sixth Leinster League event this year. For those of you who may not have been there before, and that might be a few of you, Ballyward is a medium sized very runnable wood with a great mix of linear and point features, and without one single bramble. It’s one not to be missed. Full details on event page here Read More

Leinster Champs 2017 report

The 2017 Leinster Orienteering Championships were run by GEN on Brockagh east and Mall Hill on 9th April 2017. This area is no stranger to championship events with the IOC run there in 2011. There were mixed fortunes among the 10 Setanta Members who ran in championship classes. In good weather, the courses proved physically and technically challenging, as they should for a championship.

Maura Higgins and Angus Tyner claimed first in W70 and M45 respectively. Also claiming podium positions were Melanie Walsh and Tivon Tyner with 3rd position in W45 & M12 respectively. Notable mentions to Dave Weston (M50), …

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