Munster Orienteering Championships 2013
Toureen Wood, Ballydavid, Co. Tipperary
Sunday 3rd November

Planner: Liam O'Brien (CorkO)
Controller: Dermot O'Sullivan (BOC)
Organiser: John Scannell (CorkO)

Date:    Sunday 3rd November 2013
Venue: Toureen Wood. Grid Reference R979 284

Start Times: Start times will be from 11am to 12:45pm. 

Map: The map scale is 1:10,000 with 5 metre contours. Surveyed summer 2009 by Pat Healy & Brian Corbett. Updated autumn 2013.

Toureen Wood is located on the Northern slopes of the Galtees. This is a mature coniferous forest with good visibility and is free of brambles except for parts where long grass and stones will impede running. The forest has a good road track network with steep sided ravines and dry gulleys which run down the slopes which are characteristic of Galtee maps and an abundance of point features.  Recent map updates reflect recent felling and additional extraction rides. All courses are exclusively in the wooded section.


 Course 1
 M21L 9.7km/265m
 Course 2 M20, M35, M40
 Course 3 M18, M45
 Course 4 M50, W20, W21L, W35
 Course 5 M16, M21S, M55, W40, W45
 Course 6 M60, W18, W50, W55
 Course 7 M65, M70, W16, W21S, W60, W65, W70
 Course 8 M14, M21N, W14, W21N
 Course 9 M12, W12, W75
 Course 10 M10, W10

Start Times:
You can check your start time Start-List on the Fabian4 Online Entries Site.               NB: Entries are now closed.

This event will use 
SPORTident electronic punching. SI cards will be available for hire (€2 per day) through the online entry system. Lost cards will be charged at €30.

An information tent will the at the assembly point and will be open from 10:00am to deal with collection of hired SI cards, payment for late entries & general enquiries.

The start is a 900m walk from information tent with 85m of climb. All cars will be parked along this route. The last stage of the route to the start is along a very narrow, rough and steep path for 300m. Opportunities for overtaking slower moving competitors will be very limited here. Competitors will be called up 3 minutes before their assigned start time. Loose control description sheets will be available here and competitors will be able to view the competition map (without controls!) in the –2 minute box. A punching start will apply. 

The finish for all courses is at a track junction with download adjacent. Finishers then have a 550m walk to the assembly point and a bit more to return to their car.  If you have hired an SI-card, ensure you deposit it here after you download.

Courses Close:    Last start time will be 12:45pm with courses closing at 2.30pm.  All competitors must return to the finish to download & check in.

Prizegiving:     Prize giving will take place at the information tent as close to 2:30pm as possible.

The event will be signed from the N24/R640/R639 (old main Cork-Dublin road) roundabout on the northern side of Cahir. For people travelling to the event using the M8 motorway the roundabout is most conveniently accessed off Junction 10. On exiting Jct 10 follow signs for ‘N24 Limerick’ and after 1.5km the above-mentioned roundabout is reached. At the roundabout keep following signs for N24 Limerick (3rd exit) for 4km until ‘The Lady Gregory’ pub is reached. Take the first left (almost immediately after the pub) onto the L31031 for 1km on a very narrow single-track road until the forest entrance is reached on your left almost at the end of the road. Parents and adults looking after younger competitors should point out to their charges this access point to the wood. After the finish of their run they will have to return to their vehicle along this route.

At this stage drive very slowly and carefully along the rough forest road for 400m until information tent/assembly point is reached. For later arrivals please be mindful of those that have finished their course and are walking back to their own vehicles. Park as directed after passing assembly point.

 Terms and Conditions
  • In the interests of livestock welfare and future orienteering access to these areas, dogs will not be allowed on the competition terrain. When in the assembly areas, we request that dogs be kept on leads and under control.
  • Entry details will be stored on a computer. This data will not be used for any purpose other than matters related to this orienteering event, and will not be shared with any unrelated third parties. It will not be possible to process an entry for anyone objecting to having their details so recorded.
  • The organisers reserve the right to withhold all or part of the entry fee in the event of cancellation.
  • Orienteering is an adventure sport. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.
  • Completion of the online form implies agreement to these conditions.