Sunday, November 28, 2021

TRAMORE VALLEY PARK

Sun 5 TRAMORE VALLEY PARK, Kinsale Road, Cork City 

(park in first car park inside main gate to your left) (Planner SC)


Brown Course 8.0 km, 150 m climb, 15 controls
Blue Course 6.9 km, 130 m, 14 c
Green Course 5.7 km, 120 m, 12 c
Red Course 3.2 km, 50 m, 9 c (Technical)
Orange Course 4.2 km, 30 m, 16 c
Yellow Course 3.1 km, 30 m, 10 c

Basic Technical Training/Coaching afterwards at about 2 pm by SC (bookings to bishopstownoc@gmail.com)


BOC  ORIENTEERING EVENTS (you must pre-book)
SI event fees: Families €15, adults €8, students €4, juniors €3.
Hire of SI Card €1 per card per day (€40 if card is lost or damaged).
Start times 10.30 am to 1 pm, courses close at 2 pm SHARP.

Pre-entries for SI Timing before 6 pm the previous day to orienteering.ie 
A limited number of entries accepted on the day but mainly for the Yellow and Orange courses only.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

CURRAGH WOOD

Sun 28 CURRAGH WOOD, on Midleton / Lisgoold road (park on side of main road) - Planner Darragh Hoare

Brown Course 7 km
Blue Course 6 km
Green Course 5 km
Red Course 4 km
Orange Course 3 km
Yellow Course 2 km

BALLYANNON WOOD

Sun 21 BALLYANNON WOOD & BAILICK/PONTOON WALKWAYS (Park on Dwyer Road, down by side of Midleton Park Hotel). 

Brown Course 10.0 km, 175 m climb, 23 controls
Blue Course 8.0 km, 125 m, 22 c
Green Course 6.5 km, 100 m, 22 c
Red Course 5.2 km, 45 m, 14 c
Orange Course 5.1 km, 50 m, 14 c
Yellow Course 4.3 km, 25 m, 12 c

Sunday, November 14, 2021

LONG STRAND SAND-HILLS

Sun 14 LONG STRAND SAND-HILLS, Rathbarry / Castlefreke, west of Clonakilty (park in Long Strand car park) (Planner Steve Perkins)

Brown Course 9.0 km, 23 controls
Blue Course 7.3 km, 18 c
Green Course 6.2 km, 20 c
Red Course 4.9 km, 20 c
Orange Course 3.0 km, 18 c
Yellow Course 2.8 km, 16 c

Monday, November 1, 2021

2021 Munster Orienteering Championships

2021 Munster Orienteering Championships

The 2021 Munster Orienteering Championships, hosted by Bishopstown Orienteering Club, are scheduled to take place in a number of woods near Fermoy, Co. Cork on Sunday Nov 7th, 2021.
Access to the event will easily be achieved ... just off the M8 motorway, via the Fermoy exits (see below).

Planner: Tony Cotter
Controller: Dermot O'Sullivan
Organiser: Paul O'Sullivan-Hourihan
Entries: Via the IOA website https://www.orienteering.ie/fixtures/glenabo-coolroe-knockananig-woods/
Note that entries are now closed. 
Contact: If you have queries, please do not use the regular BOC email address. Instead email directly to bocentries at gmail dot com


Sunday, October 17, 2021

FOTA ARBORETUM (Sun) / INCHYDONEY (Mon)

Sunday 24th October 2021

FOTA ARBORETUM, Fota Island

Park in Fota House car park
Eur 3 per vehicle to exit car park
Cork County League, Round 4 (Course Planner SC; helpers Helen Cadogan & Helena Cogan)
Pre-entry before 6 pm the previous day to orienteering.ie

BROWN COURSE (Technical)  7.7 km, 50 m, 24 c
BLUE COURSE (Technical)  6.0 km, 40 m, 16 c
GREEN COURSE (Technical)  5.2 km, 35 m, 16 c
RED COURSE (Technical)  3.1 km, 30 m, 16 c
ORANGE COURSE (Beginners / Improvers) 2.9 km, 25 m, 14 c
YELLOW COURSE (Beginners) 2.2 km, 20 m, 11 c

Monday 25th October 2021

INCHYDONEY sand-hills

Park in Inchydoney car park (about 400 metres west of the hotel on the one-way traffic system)
Cork County League, Round 5 (Course Planner Steve Perkins)
High Tide 0826 & Low Tide 14.37 am 
Pre-entry before 6 pm the previous day to orienteering.ie

BROWN COURSE (Technical)  5.8 km, 150 m, 20 c
BLUE COURSE (Technical)  5.4 km, 140 m, 19 c
GREEN COURSE (Technical)  4.7 km, 130 m, 17 c
RED COURSE (Technical)  3.7 km, 100 m, 12 c
ORANGE COURSE (Beginners / Improvers) 3.1 km, 60 m, 18 c
YELLOW COURSE (Beginners) 2.9 km, 40 m, 14 c

SI event fees: Families eur 15, adults eur 8, students eur 4, juniors eur 3.
Hire of SI Card eur 1 per card per day (eur 40 if card is lost or damaged).
Start times 10.30 am to 1 pm, courses close at 2 pm SHARP.
Pre-entries for SI Timing before 6 pm the previous day to orienteering.ie 
A limited number of entries accepted on the day but mainly for the Yellow and Orange courses only.
Kites with hand-punches attached will be allowed (hopefully) from 22nd October onwards

Sunday, October 10, 2021

KILBRITTAIN WOOD

Sunday 17th October 2021
KILBTITTAIN WOOD, Kilbrittain Village
Park in car park in Kilbrittain Community Grounds
Cork County League, Round 3 (Course Planner SC)
Pre-entry before 6 pm the previous day to orienteering.ie
BROWN COURSE 5.5 km, 170 m, 18 c
BLUE COURSE 4.6 km, 150 m, 17 c
GREEN COURSE 3.6 km, 130 m, 19 c
RED COURSE 3.2 km, 100 m, 14 c
ORANGE COURSE 2.9 km, 90 m, 12 c
YELLOW COURSE 2.2 km, 70 m, 10 c

SI event fees: Families eur 15, adults eur 8, students eur 4, juniors eur 3.
Hire of SI Card eur 1 per card per day (eur 40 if card is lost or damaged).
Start times 10.30 am to 1 pm, courses close at 2 pm SHARP.
Pre-entries for SI Timing before 6 pm the previous day to orienteering.ie 
Kites with hand-punches attached will be allowed from 22nd October onwards

Sunday, October 3, 2021

ROSTELLAN WOOD

Sunday 10th October 2021

ROSTELLAN WOOD, off Midleton / Whitegate Road
Park in Coillte car park
Cork County League, Round 2 (Course Planner SC)

Pre-entry before 3 pm the previous day to orienteering.ie

BROWN COURSE 8.8 km, 100 m, 20 c
BLUE COURSE 7.4 km, 80 m, 16 c
GREEN COURSE 5.6 km, 70 m, 16 c
RED COURSE 4.2 km, 50 m, 13 c
ORANGE COURSE 3.5 km, 300 m, 11 c
YELLOW COURSE 2.1 km, 200 m, 7 c

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

CURRABINNY WOOD

OCTOBER (Colour coded Courses with pre-entry & SI Timing)

Sunday 3rd October 2021
CURRABINNY WOOD, off Ringaskiddy / Carrigaline Road
Park in Coillte car park
Cork County League, Round 1 (Course Planner SC)

Pre-entry before 3 pm the previous day to orienteering.ie

BROWN COURSE 6.7 km, 305 m climb, 22 controls
BLUE COURSE 5.2 km, 235 m climb, 18 controls
GREEN COURSE 4.3 km, 140 m climb, 15 controls
RED COURSE 3.0 km, 120 m climb, 13 controls
ORANGE COURSE 3.1 km, 90 m climb, 17 controls
YELLOW COURSE 2.2 km, 35 m climb, 13 controls

Sunday, August 29, 2021

September Orienteering Events

Sun 5th Sep CLOGHEENMILCON SANCTUARY & WALKWAY, Blarney

Course 1 (Orange): 2.5 km, 00 m, 7 c
Course 2 (Red): 5.0 km, 00 m, 14 c
Course 3 (Green): 7.5 km, 00 m, 21 c

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Sunday 12th MALLOW TOWN PARK & CASTLE GROUNDS 
(Planner Ted Lucey)
Parking and Registration in CCC car park, near LIDL (the road parallel to the river and to the north of the river).

Walk 100 m to Castle Gates for Starts.
Orange Course 2.4 km
Red Course 5.1 km
Green Course 6.7 km
Blue Course 8.5 km
Family 15, adult 8, student 4, junior 3
SI for Red to Blue Courses
Pre-entries to orienteering.ie

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Sunday 19th BALLINCOLLIG REGIONAL PARK (Central area- Allotments car park)
Planner Tony Cotter
SI for Red to Brown Courses
Pre-entries to orienteering.ie

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Sunday 26th TRAMORE VALLEY PARK (Planner Dermot O'Sullivan)
SI for Red to Brown Courses
Pre-entries to orienteering.ie

Monday, August 23, 2021

BISHOPSTOWN PARK

BOC ORIENTEERING EVENTS (you must pre-book)

Entries required at least three days in advance to seancotter001@eircom.net
Non-SI event fees: Families eur 10, adults eur 5, students eur 4, juniors eur 2.
SI event fees: Families eur 15, adults eur 8, students eur 5, juniors eur 3.

Sunday 29th BISHOPSTOWN PARK (Murphy's Farm & MTU Campus & UCC Farm / adjacent rough open / marshy area, if river is low)

Park in car parks near Bishopstown Tennis Club
Orange course 2.3 km, flat, 8 c
Green course 5.7 km, flat, 19 c (River crossing)
Blue course 8.0 km, flat, 27 c (River crossing)
Pre-entries to bishopstownoc@gmail.com

Sunday, August 15, 2021

CARRIGRENAN PARK, Little Island

BOC ORIENTEERING EVENTS (you must pre-book)

Entries required at least three days in advance to seancotter001@eircom.net
Non-SI event fees: Families eur 10, adults eur 5, students eur 4, juniors eur 2.
SI event fees: Families eur 15, adults eur 8, students eur 5, juniors eur 3.

Sunday 22nd CARRIGRENAN PARK, Little Island (High Tide 0603 & 1826). 
On entering Little Island, go straight through the Roundabout and about 200 m at the next set of traffic lights / K Circle Service Station turn left. Pass St. Joseph's Cemetery and Church of St. Joseph, both on your left. Take the first right, about 200 m after the church and this cul-de-sac takes you to a small car park / children's playground (best to park on the road outside the car park).

Orange course 4.2 km, 50 m, 13 c
Red course 4.4 km, 80 m, 22 c
Green course 8.6 km, 130 m, 35 c
Entries to bishopstownoc@gmail.com

BALLINCOLLIG REGIONAL PARK (Far East)

Entries required at least three days in advance to seancotter001@eircom.net

Non-SI event fees: Families eur 10, adults eur 5, students eur 4, juniors eur 2.
SI event fees: Families eur 15, adults eur 8, students eur 5, juniors eur 3.

Sunday 15th BALLINCOLLIG REGIONAL PARK (Far East) park in Fionn Laoi car park at the bottom of Manor Hill Estate; entrance 50 metres to west of Callanan's Lawn Mowers shop)

Orange course 3.0 km, flat, 11 c
Red Course 4.5 km, 20 m, 18 c
Green course 7.5 km, 20 m, 29 c
Entries to bishopstownoc@gmail.com

Sunday, August 1, 2021

MOUNTLEADER WOOD, Millstreet Town

Sunday 8th MOUNTLEADER WOOD, Millstreet Town (park on main road outside the entrance leading to Alps Engineering)

Follow tapes for 500m along roads to Registration/start/finish.
Planner Tony Cotter

SI timing (& SIAC) for all courses with pre-entries on orienteering.ie (entries open from 1st August)
All courses stay within the wood which has a Preservation Order on a section of it, Brown course will have a map exchange)

Brown 5.9km, 230m, 20c (difficult)
Blue 4.5km, 160m, 16c (difficult)
Green 3.5km, 135m, 14c (difficult)
Red 3.5km, 145m, 16c (moderate)
Orange 2.7km, 120m, 11c (easy)

Thursday, July 29, 2021

BALLYBRACK WOOD, Douglas

Sunday 1st August BALLYBRACK WOOD, Church Road, Douglas

Park in public car park (no fees on Sundays) opposite Douglas Community Park (near St. Columba's Church /  St. Luke's NS)

GREEN COURSE 7.0 km, 170 m, 43 c
RED COURSE 3.9 km, 95 m, 26 c
ORANGE COURSE 3.1 km, 75 m, 17 c

BOC ORIENTEERING EVENTS (you must pre-book)
Entries required at least three days in advance to seancotter001@eircom.net

Non-SI event fees: Families eur 10, adults eur 5, students eur 4, juniors eur 2.
SI event fees: Families eur 15, adults eur 8, students eur 5, juniors eur 3.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

HAULBOWLINE AMENITY PARK, RINGASKIDDY & LOUGHBEG

 BOC ORIENTEERING EVENTS (you must pre-book)

Entries required at least three days in advance to seancotter001@eircom.net
Non-SI event fees: Families eur 10, adults eur 5, students eur 4, juniors eur 2.
SI event fees: Families eur 15, adults eur 8, students eur 5, juniors eur 3.


Sunday 25th HAULBOWLINE AMENITY PARK, RINGASKIDDY & LOUGHBEG 
(High Tide 7.01 am & Low Tide 1.29 pm)

Orange course (4 maps of Haulbowline Island only) 4.6 km, 90 m climb, 19 controls
Green course (1 map, mainly along shorelines and the hilltop Round Tower) 10.5 km, 60 m, 27 c
Blue course 15.1 km, 150 m, 46 c

Sunday, July 11, 2021

THE MANCH, Ballineen

Sunday 18th THE MANCH, Ballineen (privately owned but leased to Irish Natural Forestry Foundation until 2023), a special event, details to follow.

(1.2 km west of Carberry Milk Products factory, take a dirt road northwards for 400 m to a farm yard)

Orange course 3.7 km, 00 m climb, 16 controls
Red course 7.3 km, 50 m, 27 c
Green course 11.0 km, 50 m, 41 c

BOC ORIENTEERING EVENTS (you must pre-book)
Entries required at least three days in advance to seancotter001@eircom.net

Families eur 10, adults eur 5, students eur 4, juniors eur 2.

The owners of Manch are involved with the Clonakilty Lodge Direct Provision Centre / West Cork Development Partnership and are looking for a few volunteers, at about 1 pm to explain / take people from that centre around the short orienteering course at Manch on 18th July.

KILCORAN WOOD & Open Moorlands

Sunday 11th KILCORAN WOOD & Open Moorlands, on old Mitchelstown / Cahir Road (near Kilcoran Lodge Hotel)

Orange, Red, Green, Blue and Brown courses with IOA pre-entry.
Pre-Entries open on previous Sunday evening and close on the day before (Saturday 10th) at 3pm
https://www.orienteering.ie/fixtures/kilcoran-woods-and-moorland/
Park on old Cork-Dublin road on the Cork side of Kilcoran Lodge Hotel
Start is about 750m distance/ 80m climb along a good forest road (from main road / registration / download)

JWOC/EYOC candidates  11:30 - 12:30

Orange/Red                       11:30 - 2pm

Green, Blue, Brown            12:30 - 2pm

Orange course for inexperienced people in the Woods

Orange   3.0 km, 80 m, 7 c

Red, Green, Blue and Brown will use both the remapped (thinned) woods and open moorland.

Brown   10.0 km, 305 m, 20 c

Blue   7.2 km, 175 m, 15 c

Green   4.9 km, 135 m, 11 c

Red   4.4 km, 150 m, 12 c

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Orienteering will resume shortly!

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions... orienteering will resume shortly. 

See here for updated events page on the BOC website!

See here for updated schools events page on the BOC website!