Munster League #9: Kilworth Military Ranges, Kilworth Sunday December 16th Results and Report

Post date: Dec 24, 2018 2:18:36 AM

Kilworth Military Range was the destination for the final event in the 2018 Munster League. All the entrants who choose orienteering over Christmas shopping on Sunday December 16th were treated to an early Christmas surprise. Despite the driving rain that most competitors encountered enroute to Kilworth Military Camp there was a welcome surprise in store for all at their orienteering destination. The rain ceased and clouds parted and the clear blue sky provided some fantastic views across the camp and it's environs and made for a very pleasant orienteering experience on the day.

Kilworth camp always features late in the orienteering calendar and regular visitors to this area come prepared for the cold and wet conditions but the balmy weather on December 16th were most unexpected and very enjoyable. Following all the heavy rain the terrain was quite wet underfoot and The mooreland terrain with it's military ranges and pits had a few additional water features for orienteers to negotiate. The river was flowing fast on the day and it's gushing sounds were audible from afar. The courses were very competitive on the day.

Jens Waechter claimed the winners title on the Brown course when he completed the testing 11km course in a time of 72:47. On the blue course it was Liam Cotter who punched the finish first when he completed the 8.4km course in a time of 63:06. The honours on the Green course when to the Munster League coordinator Danny O'Hare who punched all 18 controls on the 6.8km course in a time of 59:01. Darragh Hoare made short work of the 4.9km Light Green course beating all entrants including all his own family when he finished in an impressive time of 39:35. The Red course winners was Ted Feehan. He covered the 4.4km course in 66 minutes and 46 seconds. The Orange course event winners was Ber O'Sullivan she visited all 12 controls in a time of 90:19.

Well done to all who participated on the day. Full individual results with split times are available here:

Huge thanks to Sean Murphy for planning and organising the event. Thanks also to John Scannell for assisting with control collection.

Following the event in the cosy surrounds of the green shed refreshments were served and Danny O'Hare presented the prizes for 2018 Munster League. The final standings were based on the best 5 of the 9 events for each course and the results table is available a the following link:

On the Brown course Jens Waechter CorkO is the munster league champion for 2018. Agris Kramins is in second place ahead of Brian Corbett CorkO and Donal Murphy BOC

On the Blue course Liam Cotter CorkO is the winner ahead of Cathal Lane MCBS with Aaron Coughlan in third place. Cliodhna Donaghy from GEN is the leading lady and Munster League ladies champion for 2018.

On Green Liam O'Brien CorKO is the mens winner. For the ladies Liz Deane CorKO was a narrow winner ahead of Natsuko Cotter BOC with Edith Bridcut GEN in third place.

On Light Green Pat Cadogan took advantage of the better conditions for later runners in Kilworh to pip Donal Burke.  Zane Kramina finished ahead of Mary Curran to win the ladies competition.

On the Red Course taking into account the light green points Cathy Kennedy WatO finished ahead of Treasa O'Donovan BOC.

On the Orange course no competitors completed enough events.

If you haven't received your prize, please do get in touch with Danny. The first event of the 2019 Munster League is in Castlecomer on January 13th!!

If you missed the Kilworth event fear not as there is still one final opportunity for orienteering in 2018. Our Christmas fun event will take place at Fota House and Gardens on Thursday December 27th and the planners has some festive fun in store for all.

It may help to know the names of all of Santa's reindeer!

Hope you can join us for our last event in 2018.

Happy Christmas!

Some of the 2018 Munster League Prize Winners