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#ROWING: Irish rowing grabbed a few hours of relative calm between spells of gusting wind to stage the second session of the Ireland Trial at Newry Canal today. Lightweight single sculler Siobhán McCrohan (26) again topped the overall rankings – bettering her per centage of projected world gold medal winning time set on Saturday.

Paul O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure also confirmed their good form, with O’Donovan teaming up to good effect with Shane O’Driscoll in a lightweight double scull. One of the most encouraging aspects of the weekend was the evidence of a breadth of talent in the lightweight men’s category – Anthony English did well today, and Niall Kenny was not far behind.

Ireland Trial, Newry Canal (Run over 5km; Selected Results)

(Percentage is of projected world gold medal winning time)

Saturday

Men

Pair – Senior: 1 D Neale, C Folan 18 minutes 41.53 seconds (82.03), 2 D Power, P O’Connell 18:53.62 (81.6). Under-23: 1 R O’Callaghan, R Bennett 18:29.53 (82.92), 2 M Pukelis, K Neville 19:23.43 (79.08). Junior: D Keohane, B Keohane 19:06.58 (80.24), 2 Murphy, O’Connell 19:26.23 (78.89), 3 Fallon, Bennett 19:32.47 (78.47).

Lightweight: 1 Quinlan, O’Connor 19:27.59 (81.36), 2 McKenna, Murphy 19:30.72 (81.15), 3 Keane, Breen 19:32.55 (81.02).

Sculling,

Single – Senior: 1 J Keohane 19:16.47 (84.31), 2 A McEvoy 19:37.34 (82.81). Under-23: 1 T Oliver 19.47.82 (82.08), 2 A Harrington 19:52.47 (81.76), 3 S McKeown 20:06.03 (80.84). Junior: 1 D O’Malley 19:41.55 (82.5), 2 C Carmody 19:57.29 (81.43), 3 C Hennessy 20:15.6 (80.21).

Lightweight – Senior: 1 N Kenny 19:18.40 (86.33), 2 J Ryan 19:28.13 (85.61), 3 M O’Donovan 19:30.07 (85.46). Under-23: P O’Donovan 19:05.46 (87.3), 2 S O’Driscoll 19:26.18 (85.75), 3 C Beck 19:41.35 (84.65).

Women

Four – Senior: Deasy, McCarthy, O’Brien, Leahy 19:51.76 (84.33).

Pair – Senior: L Dileen, A Keogh 20:12.32 (84.14), 2 Bennett, Gilligan 21:28.79 (79.14). Under-23: G Collins, O Finnegan 21.05.13 (80.62). Junior: 1 K O’Connor, H Hickey 21:43.08 (78.28), 2 Clarke, Glover 21:54.75 (77.58), 3 Nagle, O’Keeffe 22:33.06 (75.38).

Sculling

Single – Senior: 1 S Puspure 20:21.36 (86.99), 2 M Dukarska 2:40.57 (85.65), 3 E Moran 21:20.92. Under-23: 1 C Fitzgerald 21.50.12 (81.10), 2 H O’Sullivan 22:14.21 (79.64), 3 M Dineen 22:27.69 (78.84). Junior: 1 E Lambe 21:47.62 (81.25), 2 J English 21:54.17 (80.85), 3 E Barry 22:03.17 (80.30).

Lightweight – Senior: 1 S McCrohan 20:58.15 (87.43), 2 C Jennings 21:15.24 (86.26), 3 O Hayes 21:18.60 (86.03). Under-23: 1 R Morris 21:32.68 (85.09), 2 S Horgan 21:47.18 (84.15).

Sunday

(Provisional Results)

Overall (ranked on per centage of projected world gold medal time): 1 S McCrohan (lightweight senior single scull) 2o:50.49 (87.97), 2 P O’Donovan, S O’Driscoll (lightweight under-23 double) 17:26.91 (87.40), 3 S Puspure (women’s senior single) 20:17.63 (87.26), 4 A English (lightweight senior single) 19:13.24 (86.71), 5 M Dukarska, E Moran (women’s senior double) 19:02.81 (86.63), 6 N Kenny (lightweight single) 19:18.26 (86.34).

Men

Pair, Senior: 1 Coughlan, Buckley 19:02.79 (80:50), 2 Neale, Folan 19:08.71 (80.09). Under-23: 1 O’Callaghan, Bennett 18:34.83 (82.52), 2 Power, O’Connell 18:44.47 (81.82), 3 M Pukelis, K Neville 19:13.78 (79.74). Junior: 1 Keohane, Keohane 19:04.69 (80:37), 2 Fallon, Bennett 19:20.32 (79.29), 3 Murphy, O’Connell 19:21.50 (79.21).

Lightweight, Senior: 1 Prendergast, O’Donovan 18:35.31 (85.18), 2 Ryan, Griffin 18:38.23 (84.96), 3 McKenna, Murphy 19:05.94 (82.90). Under-23: 1 Hegarty, Ryan 19:24.87 (81.55), 2 Keane, Breen 19:25.40 (81.52).

Sculling, Double – Under-23: 1 T Oliver, C Beck 18:06.94 (82.57).

Lightweight, Under-23: O’Donovan, O’Driscoll 17.26.91 (87.40)

Single – Senior: 1 Keohane 19:05.78 (85.09), 2 A McEvoy 19:27.84 (83.49), 3 A Bolger 20:52.45 (77.85). Under-23: 1 A Harrington 19:29.92 (83.34), 2 S McKeown 20:03.43 (81.02), 3 A Boreham 20:57.27 (77.55). Junior: 1 O’Malley 19:29.80 (83.35), 2 Carmody 19:55.68 (81.54), 3 A Gough 20:12.44 (80.42).

Lightweight, Senior: 1 A English 19:30.24 (86.71), 2 N Kenny 19:18.26 (86.34). Under-23: 1 D Quinlan 19:54.86 (83.69), 2 S O’Connor 20:05.94 (82.92)

 

Women

Pair – Senior: 1 Dilleen, Keogh 20:00.78 (84.94), 2 M O’Neill, E Tormey 20:30.55 (82.89). Under-23: Fitzgerald, Dinneen 21:33.47 (78.86). Junior: 1 O’Connor, Hickey 21:36.52 (78.67), 2 Wray, Morelli 21:41.98 (78.34), 3 Clarke, Glover 22.11.23 (76.62).

Double – Senior: Dukarska, E Moran 19:02.81 (86.63)

Sculling, Single – Senior: Puspure 20:17.63 (87.26). Under-23: 1 H O’Sullivan 22:16.18 (79.52), 2 B Walsh 22:35.91 (78.36)

Junior: 1 J English 21:23.36 (82.79), 2 E Lambe 21:27.12 (82.55), 3 E Hegarty 21:37.89 (81.86).

Lightweight – Senior: 1 McCrohan 20:50.49 (87.97), 2 O Hayes 21:14.15 (86.33), 3 C Jennings 21:19.10 (86.00). Under-23: 1 R Morris 21:37.26 (84.79), 2 S Horgan 22:10.68 (82.66)

Published in Rowing

#ROWING: A relatively good 2013 for Irish international rowing will bring practical benefits this year. Five rowers, three more than last year, will receive funding from The Irish Sports Council under the 2014 International Carding Scheme. Sanita Puspure and Claire Lambe have again hit the mark: Puspure qualifies for €20,000 as a world class category athlete and Lambe receives €12,000 as an international class competitor. The two are joined this year by Paul O’Donovan, Leonora Kennedy and Monika Dukarska, who will also be granted €12,000 as international class athletes.

O’Donovan won a medal at the World Under-23 Championships in 2013, while the women’s double sculls of Dukarska and Kennedy finished 10th at the World Championships. This position would secure Olympic qualification for an Ireland boat if it were reproduced at the World Championships next year.

Published in Rowing

# RowerOfTheYear: Paul O’Donovan is the Afloat Rower of the Year for 2013. The scholarship student at UCD raced to a bronze medal in the lightweight single sculls the World Under-23 Championships at Linz-Ottensheim in Austria in July. The previous month the 19-year-old had made his mark as a senior international when the reached the A Final at the World Cup Regatta at Dorney Lake, the Olympic venue, finishing sixth.

For these feats the Skibbereen man won the Afloat Rower of the Month Awards for June and July. He is a worthy recipient of the Afloat Rower of the Year Award for 2013.

Rower of the Year: The judging panel is made up of Liam Gorman, rowing correspondent of The Irish Times and David O'Brien, Editor of Afloat magazine.

Published in Rower of the Year

#NeptuneHead: The fastest crew home at the Neptune Head of the River at Blessington Lakes today was the UCD men’s senior eight, but a four made up of two pairs in the Ireland training system were  third, nine seconds behind the UCD eight. Cormac Folan and Dave Neale, who train in Dublin, and Aidan McEvoy and Finbar Manning, who are based in Limerick, were watched by Don McLachlan, the Ireland lead coach. The double of Gary and Paul O’Donovan caught a crab directly in front of McLachlan, but were the fastest double of the day. However, Niall Kenny won the senior single sculls impressively, posting significantly faster times in both the first and second heads than Paul O’Donovan could manage in his effort in the first head.

Neptune Head of the River, Blessington Lakes (Selected Results):

Overall: 1 UCD senior eight (2nd head) 12 minutes 34 seconds, 2 Carlow/Three Castles sen eight (1st hd) 12:41, 3 Gráinne Mhaol/St Michael’s senior four (2nd hd) 12:43, 4 Neptune sen eight (1st hd) 12:45, 5 Carlow intermediate eight (2nd hd) 13:01, 6 Portora junior eight (2nd head) 13:02.

Men

Eight, Senior: 1 UCD 12:34, 2 Carlow/Three Castles 12:41, 3 Neptune 12:45. Intermediate: Carlow 13:01. Novice: Neptune 14:55. Junior: Portora 13:02. Junior 16: Portora 13:48. Masters: Commercial 14:12.

Four, Senior: Grainne Mhaol/St Michael’s 12:43, 2 Grainne Mhaol/NUIG (1st hd) 13:20, 3 Grainne Mhaol/NUIG (2nd hd) 13:23. Intermediate, coxed: Trinity 13:37. Novice: NUIG 15:44. Junior, coxed: Blackrock 14:53. Masters, coxed: NUIG 16:02.

Sculling

Quadruple – Novice, coxed: Blackrock 17:03. Junior 16, coxed: Portora 15:06. Double – Senior: 1 Skibbereen/UCD 13:29, 2 NUIG 14:05, 3 Carlow 14:20.

Single – Senior: 1 UCD (N Kenny; 1st hd) 15:07, 2 UCD (N Kenny; 2nd hd) 15:19, 3 UCD (P O’Donovan) 15:23. Intermediate: Trinity (Morgan) 15:41.

Women

Eight, Senior: Trinity 14:18. Intermediate: Trinity 15:20. Jun 18: Portora 14:45. Jun 16: Portora 15:37.

Four, Senior: 1 NUIG/Tribesmen 14:32, 2 UCD 15:15, 3 Trinity 15:45. Intermediate, coxed: NUIG 16:17. Novice, coxed: Trinity 17:12. Junior: Neptune 19:05.

Sculling

Quadruple – Junior, coxed: Offaly 16:39. Double – Senior: 1 Commercial (C Jennings, G Foley) 16:09, 2 NUIG/Tribesmen 16:14, 3 UCD 16:41.

Single - Senior: Three Castles (H Walshe) 16:26, 2 Three Castles (E Moran) 16:31, 3 Commercial (Dolan) 16:37. Intermediate: Commercial (G Foley) 17:37.

 

Category Report –Neptune HOR 9th November 2013
Category Rank Boat Club/Crew Race Time
  Mens Inter 4+ 1 210 D.U.B.C. 2 00:13:37
  2 9 D.U.B.C. 1 00:14:10
  3 208 NUI Galway BC 2 00:14:36
  4 209 U.C.D. BC 2 00:14:49
  5 112 Carlow **TIME ONLY 1 00:14:57
  6 10 NUI Galway BC 1 00:15:10
  7 8 U.C.D. BC 1 00:15:12
  8 212 NUI Galway BC B 2 00:15:46
  Mens Inter. 1X 1 276 D.U.B.C. A (Morgan) 2 00:15:41
  2 73 D.U.B.C. A (Hurley) 1 00:15:59
  3 72 U.C.D. BC A (Moore) 1 00:16:07
  4 75 NUI Galway BC A (Keane) 1 00:16:13
  5 279 D.U.B.C. B (Acheson) 2 00:16:13
  6 280 D.U.B.C. C (Magan) 2 00:16:16
  7 71 Garda Siochana BC A (Kelly) 1 00:16:28
  8 78 D.U.B.C. B (McElroy) 1 00:16:43
  9 285 D.U.B.C. F (Keogh) 2 00:16:50
  10 288 D.U.B.C. J (McCormick) 2 00:16:54
  11 287 D.U.B.C. I (Dunne) 2 00:16:56
  12 283 D.U.B.C. D (Kelly) 2 00:17:00
  13 289 D.U.B.C. L (Ryan) 2 00:17:15
  14 86 D.U.B.C. E (Rawlinson) 1 00:17:17
  15 82 Commercial RC C (Keogh) 1 00:17:20
  16 85 D.U.B.C. D (Butler) 1 00:17:29
  17 284 D.U.B.C. E (Coulter) 2 00:17:30
  18 277 City of Derry BC (D'Urso) 2 00:17:44
  19 77 U.C.D. BC B (Kennedy) 1 00:17:45
  20 302 Carlow (Roberts) **TIME ONLY 2 00:17:53
  21 286 D.U.B.C. G (Keegan) 2 00:17:58
  09 November 2013 Page 1 of 7
Category Report –Neptune HOR 9th November 2013
Category Rank Boa Club/Crew Race Time
  Mens Inter. 1X 22 88 D.U.B.C. G (Corcoran) 1 00:17:58
  23 275 U.C.D. BC (Kennedy) 2 00:18:01
  24 301 Carlow (Ayres) **TIME ONLY 2 00:18:01
  25 91 D.U.B.C. J (Pounch) 1 00:18:06
  26 90 D.U.B.C. I (Costello) 1 00:18:08
  27 291 D.U.B.C. N (Addison) 2 00:18:12
  28 80 NUI Galway BC B (Breen) 1 00:18:17
  29 89 D.U.B.C. H (Riegel) 1 00:18:19
  30 76 Garda Siochana BC B (Murphy) 1 00:18:20
  31 290 D.U.B.C. M (Dover) 2 00:18:29
  32 116 Carlow (Ayres) **TIME ONLY 1 00:18:42
  33 292 D.U.B.C. O (Brennan) 2 00:19:00
  34 74 Commercial RC A (Sweetman) 1 00:19:14
  35 117 Carlow (Roberts) **TIME ONLY 1 00:19:36
  36 93 D.U.B.C. L (Moreau) 1 00:20:01
  37 281 Blackrock College RC C (Egan) 2 00:20:06
  38 278 Blackrock College RC B (Mc Namara) 2 00:20:10
  39 273 Blackrock College RC A (Brassil) 2 00:22:09
  40 92 D.U.B.C. K (Slevin) 1 00:22:22
  Mens Inter. 8 1 201 Carlow RC 2 00:13:01
  2 3 U.C.D. BC 1 00:13:03
  3 202 Garda Siochana BC 2 00:13:47
  Mens Junior 8 1 203 Portora Boat Club 2 00:13:02
  2 4 Carlow RC 1 00:15:11
  Mens Junior 16 4X+ 1 245 Portora Boat Club 2 00:15:06
  2 246 Blackrock College RC 2 00:15:15
  3 247 Graiguenamanagh BC 2 00:15:18
  4 248 Three Castles Rowing Club 2 00:16:20
  5 249 Blackrock College RC B 2 00:18:26
  09 November 2013 Page 2 of 7
 
Category Report –Neptune HOR 9th November 2013
Category Rank Boa Club/Crew Race Time
  Mens Junior 16 8 1 23 Portora Boat Club 1 00:13:48
  2 231 Neptune RC 2 00:15:48
  3 24 Carlow RC 1 00:16:08
  4 26 Blackrock College RC 1 00:16:13
  5 229 Blackrock College RC 2 00:16:34
  6 22 Neptune RC 1 00:16:35
  7 27 Portora Boat Club B 1 00:16:53
  8 232 Portora Boat Club 2 00:17:18
  9 25 Commercial RC 1 00:21:43
  Mens Junior 4+ 1 250 Blackrock College RC 2 00:14:53
  2 37 Blackrock College RC 1 00:15:10
  Mens Masters 4+ 1 38 Carlow RC (c 195) 1 00:16:02
  Mens Masters 8 1 11 Commercial RC (c 377) 1 00:14:12
  2 214 Old Collegians BC/Three Castles 2 00:15:28
  Mens Novice 4+ 1 39 NUI Galway BC 1 00:15:44
  Mens Novice 4X+ 1 41 Blackrock College RC 1 00:17:03
  2 244 Commercial RC 2 00:18:15
  3 42 Commercial RC 1 00:21:05
  Mens Novice 8 1 207 Neptune RC 2 00:14:55
  2 21 Neptune RC 1 00:15:03
  Mens Senior 1X 1 268 U.C.D. BC C (Kenny) 2 00:15:07
  2 70 U.C.D. BC D (Kenny) 1 00:15:19
  3 65 U.C.D. BC B (O'Donovan) 1 00:15:23
  4 263 NUI Galway BC (O'Connor) 2 00:15:25
  5 63 Skibbereen RC (O'Donovan) 1 00:15:38
  6 61 Lee Valley RC (Keohane) 1 00:15:59
  7 62 U.C.D. BC A (Bailey) 1 00:16:04
  09 November 2013 Page 3 of 7
 
Category Report –Neptune HOR 9th November 2013
Category Rank Boa Club/Crew Race Time
  Mens Senior 1X 8 67 U.C.C. RC (Ryan) 1 00:16:07
  9 66 L.E.B.C. A (King) 1 00:16:24
  10 264 Three Castles Rowing Club 2 00:16:25
  11 267 Portora Boat Club A (Murphy) 2 00:17:12
  12 265 Offaly RC A (O'Donohue) 2 00:17:13
  13 69 L.E.B.C. B (Smyth) 1 00:18:23
  Mens Senior 2- 1 113 St. Michaels RC **TIME ONLY 1 00:14:52
  Mens Senior 2X 1 216 Skibbereen RC/U.C.D. BC 2 00:13:29
  2 223 NUI Galway BC B 2 00:14:05
  3 220 Carlow RC 2 00:14:20
  4 13 Gráinne Mhaol RC/U.C.D. BC 1 00:14:36
  5 215 NUI Galway BC 2 00:14:47
  6 222 L.E.B.C. 2 00:14:51
  7 14 Portora Boat Club 1 00:14:57
  8 221 Neptune RC B 2 00:15:00
  9 12 Garda Siochana BC 1 00:15:43
  10 16 NUI Galway BC 1 00:16:07
  11 17 U.C.D. BC B 1 00:16:31
  12 219 D.U.B.C. 2 00:16:53
  13 218 Commercial RC 2 00:23:35
  Mens Senior 4- 1 205 Gráinne Mhaol RC/St. Michaels 2 00:12:43
  2 5 Gráinne Mhaol RC/NUI Galway BC 1 00:13:20
  3 204 Gráinne Mhaol RC/NUI Galway BC 2 00:13:23
  4 7 NUI Galway BC B 1 00:13:50
  5 206 NUI Galway BC 2 00:14:03
  6 217 Neptune RC 2 00:14:23
  Mens Senior 8 1 200 U.C.D. BC 2 00:12:34
  2 2 Carlow RC/Three Castles Rowing Club 1 00:12:41
  09 November 2013 Page 4 of 7
 
Category Report –Neptune HOR 9th November 2013
Category Rank Boa Club/Crew Race Time
  Mens Senior 8 3 1 Neptune RC 1 00:12:45
  Mixed Masters 8 1 300 Carlow **TIME ONLY 2 00:15:31
  Touring 4X 1 303 Tribesmen RC A **TIME ONLY 2 00:20:00
  2 119 Tribesmen RC B **TIME ONLY 1 00:20:01
  3 304 Tribesmen RC B **TIME ONLY 2 00:21:17
  4 118 Tribesmen RC A **TIME ONLY 1 00:21:32
  Womens Inter 4 + 1 254 NUI Galway BC 2 00:16:17
  2 48 Dublin University Ladies BC 1 00:17:06
  3 45 NUI Galway BC 1 00:17:12
  4 44 U.C.D. BC 1 00:18:14
  5 253 U.C.D. BC 2 00:18:24
  6 46 Commercial RC 1 00:18:39
  7 255 Neptune RC 2 00:19:27
  8 47 Neptune RC 1 00:19:36
  Womens Inter. 1X 1 110 Commercial RC B (Foley) 1 00:17:37
  2 299 Garda Siochana BC (Holden) 2 00:17:55
  3 106 Commercial RC A (Jennings) 1 00:18:19
  4 108 Dublin University Ladies BC B (Leahy) 1 00:18:32
  5 111 Dublin University Ladies BC C 1 00:19:00
  6 107 Garda Siochana BC B (Gannon) 1 00:19:05
  7 105 Carlow RC A (Byrne) 1 00:19:58
  8 109 Carlow RC B (Mc Grath) 1 00:20:22
  9 104 Dublin University Ladies BC A (Cass) 1 00:21:08
  Womens Inter. 8 1 224 Dublin University Ladies BC 2 00:15:20
  2 18 Dublin University Ladies BC 1 00:15:56
  Womens Jun 16 4X+ 1 259 Offaly RC 2 00:16:39
  2 56 Commercial RC 1 00:18:32
  3 57 Three Castles Rowing Club 1 00:18:40
  09 November 2013 Page 5 of 7
Category Report –Neptune HOR 9th November 2013
Category Rank Boa Club/Crew Race Time
  Womens Jun 16 4X+ 4 258 Commercial RC 2 00:18:41
  Womens Jun 16 8 1 51 Portora Boat Club 1 00:15:37
  2 251 Portora Boat Club 2 00:16:26
  3 52 Portora Boat Club B 1 00:17:28
  4 252 Portora Boat Club B 2 00:18:08
  5 53 Portora Boat Club C 1 00:18:42
  Womens Junior 8 1 228 Portora Boat Club 2 00:14:45
  2 226 Commercial RC 2 00:15:57
  3 227 Neptune RC 2 00:16:22
  4 19 Neptune RC 1 00:18:37
  Womens Junior 4- 1 43 Neptune RC 1 00:19:05
  Womens Masters 4+ 1 115 Carlow **TIME ONLY 1 00:18:32
  Womens Novice 4+ 1 256 Dublin University Ladies BC 2 00:17:12
  2 257 U.C.D. BC 2 00:17:22
  3 55 U.C.D. BC 1 00:17:53
  Womens Novice 4X+ 1 261 Graiguenamanagh BC 2 00:17:57
  2 59 Graiguenamanagh BC 1 00:18:43
  3 260 Garda Siochana BC 2 00:19:44
  4 60 Commercial RC B 1 00:23:38
  Womens Senior 1X 1 298 Three Castles Rowing Club B (Walshe) 2 00:16:26
  2 294 Three Castles Rowing Club A (Moran 2 00:16:31
  3 297 Commercial RC C (Dolan) 2 00:16:37
  4 101 Three Castles Rowing Club B (Moran 1 00:16:53
  5 95 Commercial RC (Dolan) 1 00:17:23
  6 102 Three Castles Rowing Club C (Walshe) 1 00:17:23
  7 100 Dublin University Ladies BC B 1 00:18:00
  8 99 NUI Galway BC (Hurst) 1 00:18:07
  09 November 2013 Page 6 of 7
Category Report –Neptune HOR 9th November 2013
Category Rank Boa Club/Crew Race Time
  Womens Senior 1X 9 98 Three Castles Rowing Club A (Quinn) 1 00:18:07
  10 296 Commercial RC A (Rodger) 2 00:18:16
  Womens Senior 2X 1 236 Commercial RC 2 00:16:09
  2 31 NUI Galway BC/Tribesmen RC 1 00:16:14
  3 235 U.C.D. BC 2 00:16:41
  4 240 U.C.D. BC B 2 00:16:45
  5 33 Commercial RC 1 00:16:49
  6 237 Carlow RC 2 00:17:43
  7 34 U.C.D. BC B 1 00:17:48
  8 32 Neptune RC 1 00:18:30
  9 241 Commercial RC B 2 00:19:24
  10 243 U.C.D. BC C 2 00:19:29
  11 238 Neptune RC 2 00:19:47
  12 30 U.C.D. BC 1 00:20:15
  13 35 U.C.D. BC C 1 00:21:39
  Womens Senior 4- 1 233 NUI Galway BC/Tribesmen RC 2 00:14:32
  2 29 U.C.D. BC 1 00:15:15
  3 28 Dublin University Ladies BC 1 00:15:45
  4 234 U.C.D. BC 2 00:16:53
  Womens Senior 8 1 213 Dublin University Ladies BC 2 00:14:18
  09 November 2013 Page 7 of 7

 

 

 

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#World Under-23Rowing: Paul O’Donovan took a bronze medal for Ireland at the World Under-23 Championships in Linz in Austria this morning. The 19-year-old Skibbereen man, who is a scholarship student at UCD, had a controlled race in the A Final of the lightweight single sculls. Andrew Campbell Jr of the United States was the strong leader from early on, while O’Donovan and eventual silver medallist Franciscus Goutier of the Netherlands stayed in the mix behind him. New Zealander Adam Ling did push to take bronze, but O’Donovan saw him off with his characteristic fast finish.

World Under-23 Rowing Championships, Linz, Austria, Day Five (Irish interest, selected results)

Men

Pair – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Netherlands 6:47.87, 2 Hungary 6:49.68, 3 Slovenia 6:49.83, 4 Ireland (S O’Connor, F McQuillan-Tolan) 7:00.93, 5 Ukraine 7:03.46, 6 Lithuania 7:07.13.

Lightweight Double Sculls – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Denmark 6:37.95, 2 Poland 6:40.97, 3 Lithuania 6:41.40, 4 Britain 6:44.76, 5 Norway 6:45.20, 6 Ireland (S O’Driscoll, G O’Donovan) 6:46.78.

Lightweight Single Sculls – A Final: 1 United States (A Campbell Jr) 7:07.84, 2 Netherlands (F Goutier) 7:10.49, 3 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:11.67; 4 New Zealand 7:12.44, 5 Turkey 7:18.84, 6 Britain 7:20.54.

Women

Lightweight Single Sculls – A Final: 1 Greece (A Nikolaidou) 7:58.12, 2 Belarus (A Kryvasheyenka) 8:02.79, 3 Japan (A Oishi) 8:06.68; 4 Belgium 8:09.10, 5 Austria 8:09.32, 6 Ireland (D Walsh) 8:14.47.

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#WorldUnder-23Rowing: Denise Walsh finished sixth in the A Final of the lightweight single sculls at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Linz in Austria this morning. The Skibbereen woman and Belgium’s Eveline Peleman were not far off the pace at the back of the field in the first half of the race, but when Peleman moved away, Walsh struggled. The race was won by Aikaterini Nikolaidou of Greece.

Seán O’Connor and Fionnán McQuillan-Tolan finished fourth in the B Final of the men’s pair, 10th overall. The Netherlands were the premier crew throughout, and for most of the first half of the race Slovenia held second and Hungary and Ireland were in third and fourth. Hungary had a good second half and left Ireland behind and then caught and passed Slovenia at the finish, to take second.

In the men’s lightweight double sculls, Shane O’Driscoll and Gary O’Donovan finished sixth. Denmark won convincingly. Ireland looked a possibility for fourth, and 10th overall, but were passed by Lithuania and Britain in the second half of the race.

World Under-23 Rowing Championships, Linz, Austria, Day Five (Irish interest, selected results)

Men

Pair – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Netherlands 6:47.87, 2 Hungary 6:49.68, 3 Slovenia 6:49.83, 4 Ireland (S O’Connor, F McQuillan-Tolan) 7:00.93, 5 Ukraine 7:03.46, 6 Lithuania 7:07.13.

Lightweight Double Sculls – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Denmark 6:37.95, 2 Poland 6:40.97, 3 Lithuania 6:41.40, 4 Britain 6:44.76, 5 Norway 6:45.20, 6 Ireland (S O’Driscoll, G O’Donovan) 6:46.78.

Women

Lightweight Single Sculls – A Final: 1 Greece (A Nikolaidou) 7:58.12, 2 Belarus (A Kryvasheyenka) 8:02.79, 3 Japan (A Oishi) 8:06.68; 4 Belgium 8:09.10, 5 Austria 8:09.32, 6 Ireland (D Walsh) 8:14.47.

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#WorldUnder-23Rowing: Ireland qualified two more boats for the A Finals of the World Under-23 Rowing Championships at Linz in Austria this morning, nailing top-three places in the semi-finals to join the women’s four in the hunt for medals.

Denise Walsh started the day well for the team in green by qualifying in the lightweight single sculls. Aikaterini Nikolaidou of Greece led the semi-final all the way down the course and won.   Walsh and Anna Berger of Austria got away from Julie Marechal of France to secure second and third, with the Austrian pipping the Skibbereen woman for second.

The favourite for gold, Andrew Campbell Jr of the United States, set the pace in the second semi-final of the lightweight single sculls. Paul O’Donovan again had a slow start and by half way still trailed the American by more than a length. O’Donovan, characteristically, closed on his rival in the second half, but Campbell held him off. Zak Lee-Green of Britain took the third qualifying place.

In the men’s pair, Fionnán McQuillan-Tolan and Seán O’Connor finished fifth in a race in which South Africa, Greece and Serbia took a grip of the qualifying places quite early.

Ireland’s lightweight double scull of Shane O’Driscoll and Gary O’Donovan fought their way from sixth to fourth in the middle stages of their semi-final, but could not break into the top three. Poland pushed them into fifth in the second half of the race.

World Under-23 Rowing Championships, Linz, Austria, Day Four (Irish interest, selected results)

Men

Pair - (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final) – Semi-Final One: 1 South Africa (D Hunt, V Breet) 6:46.15, 2 Greece (K Christomanos, A Dafnis) 6:49.16, 3 Serbia (M Vasic, R Deric) 6:49.47; 4 Hungary 6:50.31, 5 Ireland (S O’Connor, F McQuillan-Tolan) 6:59.77, 6 Lithuania 7:20.32.

Lightweight Double Sculls – (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final) – Semi-Final One: 1 Germany (M Moos, J Osborne) 6:36.55, 2 Italy (L Barbaro, S Molteni) 6:37.75, 3 Spain (J de Haz, J Zabala Artetxe) 6:37.88; 4 Poland 6:38.49, 5 Ireland (S O’Driscoll, G O’Donovan) 6:46.30, 6 Norway 6:48.13.

Lightweight Single Sculls – (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final) – Semi-Final One: 1 United States (A Campbell) 7:11.15, 2 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:12.58, 3 Britain (Z Lee-Green) 7:14.26; 4 Australia 7:22.67, 5 Italy 7:24.34, 6 Germany 7:28.69.

Women

Lightweight Single Sculls – (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final) – Semi-Finals Two: 1 Greece (A Nikolaidou) 7:54.92, 2 Austria (A Berger) 8:00.22, 3 Ireland (D Walsh) 8:00.28; 4 France 8:04.30, 5 Germany 8:11.25, 6 Cyprus 8:11.63.

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#WorldUnder-23Rowing: Paul O’Donovan won his heat at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Linz in Austria today. The lightweight sculler controlled the race and though any of the top four places would have taken him through to the quarter-finals, his win gives him a better lane draw on Friday. Adam Ling of New Zealand was second, 2.66 seconds behind the UCD man.In the final race of the day, Adam Boreham also qualified for his quarter-final, finishing fourth of five in his heat of the single sculls.

World Under-23 Championships, Linz, Austria – Day One (Irish interest)

Men

Four – One Crew Directly to A Final, Rest to Repechage – Heat Two: 1 Romania 6:08.20; Australia 6:13.69, 3 Croatia 6:14.98, 4 Britain 6:15.40, 5 Ireland (R Bennett, M Wray, J Mitchell, R O’Callaghan) 6:18.48.

Single Sculls - First Four to Quarter-Finals, Rest to Repechage – Heat Five: 1 Germany 7:11.64, 2 Slovakia 7:13.99, 3 Montenegro 7:16.60, 4 Ireland (A Boreham) 7:28.36; 5 El Salvador 7:36.19.

Lightweight Single Sculls – First Four to Quarter-Finals, Rest to Repechage – Heat Four: 1 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:12.40, 2 New Zealand (A Ling) 7:15.06, 3 Germany (C Mertens) 7:18.66, 4 Slovakia (R Vanco) 7:21.20; 4 Canada (M Christie) 7:24.75.

Women

Four – One Crew Directly to A Final, Rest to Repechage – Heat One: 1 Australia 6:44.65; 2 Ireland (E Tormey, A Sheehan, A Keogh, L Dilleen) 6:54.39, 3 New Zealand 6:54.45, 4 United States 6:55.34, 5 Germany 6:57.42, 6 France 7:05.06. Heat Two (qualifier): 1 Russia 6:50.08.

 

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# ROWING: Paul O’Donovan is the Afloat Rower of the Month for June. The UCD man had a remarkable start to his career as a senior international, beating former world champion Duncan Grant to win their heat of the lightweight single sculls at the World Cup regatta at Dorney Lake. He qualified for the final by taking second place in the semi-final, and while he found it difficult to find his rhythm in the final, the 19-year-old Skibbereen man had already made his mark. He will represent Ireland at the World Under-23 Championships in Linz in Austria later this month.

Rower of the Month awards: The judging panel is made up of Liam Gorman, rowing correspondent of The Irish Times and David O'Brien, Editor of Afloat magazine. Monthly awards for achievements during the year will appear on afloat.ie and the overall national award will be presented to the person or crew who, in the judges' opinion, achieved the most notable results in, or made the most significant contribution to rowing during 2013. Keep a monthly eye on progress and watch our 2013 champions list grow.

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# ROWING WORLD CUP: Ireland’s Claire Lambe finished fifth and Paul O’Donovan sixth in their lightweight single sculls finals this morning at the World Cup regatta at Dorney Lake. In a fast race, O’Donovan stayed in contention for bronze until the closing stages: Pedro Fraga of Portugal won, with Steffen Jensen second. His fellow Dane Andrej Bendtsen made a late charge to deny Duncan Grant of New Zealand bronze.

Lambe’s race belonged to Michaela Taupe-Traer (38). The experienced Austrian took gold ahead of Leonie Pless of Germany, with Brazil’s Fabiana Beltrame making heavy weather of taking bronze despite having the favoured lane six. The lanes had been reallocated because of winds. Lambe and Ruth Walczak of Britain had disputed third with Beltrame through the middle stages of the race.

World Cup Regatta, Dorney Lake, Day Three (Irish interest)

Men

Lightweight Single Sculls – A Final: 1 Portugal (P Fraga) 6:57.02, 2 Denmark One (S Jensen) 6:59.80, 3 Denmark Two (A Bendtsen) 7:00.24; 4 New Zealand 7:00.69, 5 Germany Two 7:04.66, 6 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:06.69.

Women

Lightweight Single Sculls – A Final: 1 Austria (M Taupe-Traer) 7:36.62, 2 Germany (L Pless) 7:44.98, 3 Brazil (F Beltrame) 7:46.46; 4 Britain 7:47.40, 5 Ireland (C Lambe) 7:55.06, 6 Hong Kong 7:58.78.

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