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Morton Stadium

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Hidden : 03/22/2009
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This magnetic cache is part of series dedicated to Irish sport. Please rehide it well so that it will not fall on the ground. The coordinates above are for reference only. For the real coords you will need to complete a sport quiz, which is mixture of questions about games rules, Irish sportsmen, and general knowledge of Irish and international sport and history. For some it might be easy and for others rather tricky but that's the name of the game.
Good luck!

Morton Stadium


To get to this cache you need to access neighbouring park. The opening hours are shown in the gallery.

Morton Stadium, or the National Athletics Stadium, is an athletics stadium in Santry, in the north of Dublin City. Often called Santry Stadium, it is the centre for athletics events in Ireland, and home track of Clonliffe Harriers. It has also hosted the home games of soccer clubs Shamrock Rovers (from 1999-2001) and Dublin City. It is currently home to Sporting Fingal FC. The stadium was opened in 1958 with a cinder track. An inaugural series of meetings was held, and on 6 August 1958, Australian Herb Elliott shattered the world record for the mile with a time of 3 minutes 54.5 seconds. This was the first race in which five athletes had run a four minute mile. In 1978 the stadium was resurfaced with a tartan track, the first such in the Republic of Ireland. In the early 1990s it was renamed after Billy Morton, the late administrator who had initiated the original track and who brought famous athletes to compete in the stadium. It hosted the athletics events of the Special Olympics World Games in 2003. The stadium consists of a small covered stand with 800 seats and three sides of open terracing, bringing the total capacity up to 8,800. The stand encompasses dressing rooms and other facilities; there are also separate clubhouses for the associated clubs. The stadium complex also has indoor athletics training facilities. On 25 July 2008, a special event was held in the stadium called the Morton Memorial Meeting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the aforementioned world mile record in an event promoted by the late Billy Morton. The event website is www.mortonmemorial.com where there are photos of the 1958 event.

QUIZ

A. Snooker World Champion Dennis Taylor comes from which town in County Tyrone? (one word)

B. Which Irish sport is sometimes confused with the Scottish game 'shinty'? (one word)

C. Name the only Irish cyclist to have won the Tour de France? (two words)

D. In which county would you find Gowran Park race course? (one word)

E. He played National League Basketball for his local club and Senior Gaelic Football for his county. Who is he? (two words)

F. At the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships, she won the gold medal in the 60m hurdles, becoming the first Irish woman to win an indoor world athletics championship. Who is she? (two words)

G. At the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 Michael Carruth became Ireland’s first Olympic gold medalist in 36 years. In which sport did he compete? (one word , ends with “ing”)

H. This footballer/musician captained his county to All-Ireland Gaelic Football success in 1957 and subsequently topped the bill at London's Royal Albert Hall. Who is he? (two words)

I. The stick used to play the game is known as a hurl, or a hurley. What wood are they traditionally made of? (one word)

J. How do you call the player who tries to hook the ball out of the middle of the scrum in rugby? (one word)

Now that you have all the answers, count letters in each answer and solve the math exercise below.

A÷E C÷G G-J = xxx
F – B G÷I H-D = yyy

The final coordinates are
53° 24.xxx
006° 14.yyy

Note: Be aware the location is a bit overgrown but they are in the process of maintaining the park so hopefully things will improve. If not, I'll look into relocating of this cache, however with other caches in this park it may prove quite difficult.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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