Connacht Champs winners!

A total of 31 Great Eastern Navigators headed over to the Connacht Champs and came back bearing many podium places!!
Gerry Browne – 3rd M10
Hans van Gelderen – 1st M12
Bill Coyle – 2nd M45L
David Quinn – 3rd M65L
Niamh Browne – 1st W10
Cliodhna Donaghy – 2nd W14
Eadaoin McCavana – 3rd W18A
Aoife McCavana – 2nd W21L
Heather Wood – 2nd W45L
Edith Bridcut = 2nd W50L
Jackie McCavana – 1st W45S
Terre Duffy – 2nd W45S
Mary Healy – 2nd W60L
Brenda Hynes – 3rd W60L

A great set of photos was taken by Roger:

Apparently a challenging map and courses, so well done all!!

Junior Home International 2016

Well done to two junior members, Eadaoin McCavana and Cliodhna Donaghy who were selected to represent Ireland in the recent Junior Home International at

30220924935_74d4b0ce07_zSimonside and Slaley Hall Estate in Northumberland on the weekend 8th/9th October.  The Irish team took third place, bringing home the Judith Wingham Trophy for the Irish-Welsh competition.

Pictured is Cliodhna (W14) who was representing Ireland for her first  29928395950_b01506bab0_ztime.

Eadaion (W18), seen here at the final control was competing in her 5th JHI.

Both were competing in the individula event on the Saturday, followed by the relay on day 2.

For a full report of the event see

Carrickgollogan (Lead Mines) “Come & Try It” Sunday 16th October

Come and try Orienteering at Carrickgollogan this Sunday (or for an extra challenge come and test your map memory!).

Parking will be at Puck’s Castle Golf Course on Puck’s Castle Lane. Revised grid reference O 232 211, signposted from the R116 (Ballycorus Road). The owners of the golf course have kindly made their car park available for this event. In exchange we will ask you for a donation of €2 per car (for a charity of the landowners’ choice). Please do not venture or allow children to venture on the golf course.

Map to get there is:
GPS Coordinates are 53°13’35.8″N 6°09’18.9″W (53.226609, -6.155258)
Grid Reference is O 232 211

Courses are Long, Short, and Wayfarers, with Short and Wayfarers ideal for beginners. Both the Long and the Short courses can be done instead as map-memory courses, i.e. the competitor receives no map and does a series of loops visiting 2-3 controls at a time, before returning to the master maps to refresh their memory for the next loop. If they feel they can complete the next loop, without going back to see the map, all the better and the more distance/climb you save yourself. But, if your memory fades, before you complete the loop……
– You don’t have to be in a club to take part
– You can take part in pairs, groups or individually

Entry Fees
The usual entry charges will apply €8 / adult; €5 / child, student, pensioner etc.; €20 family group. SI Card hire €2. Start times 11 am to 1 pm.

We hope you enjoy the event.