3ROC News 10th October 2016

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Well done to the Irish Junior team who beat Wales last weekend at the Junior Home International near Newcastle on Tyne in England, taking home the Judith Wingham Trophy again. Particularly congrats to 3ROC’s Clodagh Moran, Eoin Riordan and Aidan McCullough. Clodagh won the award for the best Irish performance, finishing 4th in W16. England won the overall competition. (Photos by Wendy Carlyle). Well done also to all the support staff of parents, drivers and coaches!

This weekend GEN are running a local event at Carrigolligan on Sunday 16th, starts from 11 to 1. This is between Kilternan ad Shankill, incorporating the east side of the Scalp and the area with the leadmines chimney. It’s ideal for beginners.

GEN, Setanta and ourselves all celebrate our 40th anniversary this year. GEN invite everyone to join them at the Step Inn in Stepaside after the Carrickgolligan event on Sunday, if you’re not in Tramore.

Further afield, WatO are running a Munster League event on the sand dunes at Tramore, Co. Waterford, also on Sunday. There are rumours that this is also being considered as a Leinster League event, despite the fact that it’s in Munster, so there may be a number of Leinster orienteers travelling down. There’s a contingent of student orienteers from UCD and Trinity College making a weekend of it, with training at the JFK Arboretum, New Ross, on Saturday and the race at Tramore on Sunday.

A big surprise last week was to discover that the Connacht Championships are on October 30th at Aghrane Forest, Ballygar, Co. Galway. This is the day before our St Catherine’s Park event in Lucan on the October Bank Holiday. It hasn’t been used for years but it was quite a reasonable forest, and pretty flat! Cheapest entry fees (online) up to Friday October 14th here  although the following link seems to have more information and to actually allow an online entry: here.

On a related topic, the Munster Championships are at Kilcoran Wood, near Cahir,  Co. Tipperary on November 13th. Details here. The organisers say it’s a little over 90 minutes from the M50. Entries close on 31st October.

Our  next events are at St Catherine’s Park, Lucan, on Monday October 31st and the annual Christmas score event at Ticknock on December 26th.

Best of luck to the team travelling to the Senior Home International in Anglesea on October 22/23, including our own Colm Moran and Eoin and Clíona McCullough. Will the Seniors replicate the Veterans and Juniors, and beat the Welsh on their home turf?