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#ROWING: John Keohane was the fastest men’s single sculler and Marie O’Neill the fastest woman at the big Skibbereen Head of the River at the National Rowing Centre in Cork on Saturday. Skibbereen’s men’s quadruple scull were the fastest crew of the day, with a winning time of 10 minutes 30 seconds for the 3,800 metres.
Skibbereen Head of the River, National Rowing Centre, Farran Wood, Cork, Saturday (Selected Results)
Women, Eight – Junior 16: Shannon 13:27.
Quadruple Scull – Senior: Skibbereen 11:36. Intermediate: University of Limerick 13:43. Novice, coxed: Cork 13:30. Junior 18A: Skibbereen 12:01, 2 Shandon 12:12, 3 Castleconnell 12:22.
Single Sculls: 1 Lee Valley (J Keohane) 12:01, 2 University of Limerick (Penny) 12:03, 3 Cork IT (O’Donovan) 12:19. Intermediate: 1 Skibbereen (Burns) 12:33, 2 UCC (McGuckin) 12:42, 3 Skibbereen (Leonard) 12:44. Novice: 1 Lee (Keogh) 12:45, 2 Clonmel (Murphy) 13:06, 3 UCC (Stanton) 13:34. Junior 18A: 1 Lee (Mitchell) 12:25, 2 Skibbereen (Ryan) 12:26, 3 Presentation (Keohane) 12:34. H
Women, Pair – Senior: Cork 14:23.
Single Scull – Senior: 1 Cork (O’Neill) 13:12, 2 Skibbereen (Walsh) 13:13, 3 Skibbereen (Fitzgerald) 13:44. Intermediate: 1 Lee Valley (K Corcoran-O’Hare) 13:45, 2 Cork (Judge) 14:25, 3 Fermoy (Dowling) 14:35. Novice: 1 University of Limerick (Griffin) 15:13, 2 Lee (McGrath) 15:19, 3 University of Limerick (Mooney) 15:39. Junior 18A: 1 Skibbereen (Walsh) 13:46, 2 Fermoy (Shinnick) 13:47, 3 Cork (Hamel) 14:23. Junior 16: Cork (Beechinor) 14:37.
Men, Four, coxed – Junior 18A: Presentation 12:08.
Double Sculls – Senior: 1 Lee Valley 11:18 and Skibbereen/Cork IT 11:18. Intermediate: Skibbereen 11:30. Novice Lee 12:06. Junior 18A: 1 Skibbereen 11:13, 2 Lee 11:16, 3 Shandon 11:30. Junior 16: Skibbereen 11:44.
Women, Four – Senior: Cork 11:49. Intermediate, coxed: Shandon 13:06. Novice, coxed: 13:42.
Double Scull – Senior: 1 Skibbereen B 12:35, 2 Skibbereen A 12:36. Intermediate: Killorglin 13:10. Junior 18A: 1 Fermoy 12:40, 2 Graiguenamanagh 13:40, 3 Cork 14:01. Junior 16: Muckross 13:16.
Men, Eight – Intermediate: University of Limerick 10:52. Junior 18A: Presentation 10:42. Junior 16: Presentation 11:54.
Quadruple Sculls – Senior: Skibbereen 10:30. Intermediate One: University of Limerick 11:32. Junior 18A: 1 Skibbereen 10:29, 2 Lee 10:34, 3 Shandon 10:49. Junior 16, coxed: Clonmel 11:13.
Rolling Head (Two Kilometres)
Quadruple Sculls - Junior 15, coxed: Killorglin 7:45.
#TOURISM - Winter might be upon us, but it's a great time to plan a new year holiday in Ireland on the sea, according to the UK's Daily Echo.
From night-time paddling in with renowned kayaking instructor Jim Kennedy, to snorkelling in Baltimore, relaxing in Skibbereen and and fresh seafood lunches in Kinsale, a vacation in Cork can appeal to any taste.
Whale and dolphin watching is a big draw for the region, too, as Ireland's coast – the first cetacean sanctuary in Europe - plays host to a growing variety of species.
The summer feeding grounds off the southern coast are particularly busy, and tourist boats are often treated to whales breaching the surface and surrounded by dolphins putting on a show.
The Daily Echo has more on the story HERE.
Skibbereen brought their titles up to five for the first two days of the National Rowing Championships in Cork by taking the women’s senior pair through Christine Fitzerald and Denise Walsh and combining with Lee Valley to win the men’s senior quadruple scull. The women’s Junior 18A eight was an emphatic win for St Michael’s, and Sarah Allen of Bann, who is just 16, was also in commanding form as she won the women’s novice single sculls championship.
The main action of the day ended with Anthony English of UCD taking the men’s intermediate single scull and Castleconnell’s Dylan Quigley and Adrian Sheahan taking the men’s junior 18A double scull.
National Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Cork – Day Two
Eight – Intermediate: 1 Queen’s 6:00.1, 2 Trinity 6:01.7, 3 Neptune 6:05.5.
Four, coxed – Junior 18A: 1 Bann 6:33.5, 2 St Joseph’s College 6:41.8, 3 Portora 6:47.6. Masters, coxed (non-Championship): 1 Commercial/City of Derry, 2 Fermoy, 3 Galway RC.
Pair – Senior: 1 Queen’s (E Mac Domhnaill, M Ewing) 6:56.7, 2 Grainne Mhaol 7:01.1, 3 St Michael’s 7:01.7, 4 Queen’s B 7:12.9, 5 Galway B 7:15.0, 6 Galway A 7:52.7.
Sculling, Quadruple – Senior: 1 Skibbereen/Lee Valley (G O’Donovan, G Murphy, K McCarthy, C Dowling) 6:05.1, 2 Queen’s 6:07.2, 3 University of Limerick/Garda 6:09.7.
Double – Junior: 1 Castleconnell (D Quigley, A Sheahan) 6:37.4, 2 Lee 6:44.2, 3 Commercial 6:45.7.
Single – Intermediate: 1 UCD (A English) 7:17.8, 2 Skibbereen 7:27.9, 3 Neptune 7:31.0. Junior 16 (non-Championship): 1 Cork (D Buckley) 7:38.1, 2 Offaly (Phelan) 7:38.6, 3 Cork 7:50.4.
Eight – Junior 18A: 1 St Michael’s 6:49.3, 2 Cork 7:00.3, 3 Portora 7:03.6.
Pair – Senior: 1 Skibbereen (C Fitzgerald, D Walsh) 7:53.0, 2 Commercial 8:02.8, 3 St Michael’s 8:03.6.
Sculling, Quadruple – Senior: 1 Skibbereen 6:51.2, 2 Old Collegians/Three Castles 6:51.7, 3 St Michael’s 7:14.5. Junior 16 (non-Championship): 1 Galway 7:27.1, 2 Commercial 7:39.1, 3 Muckross 7:49.3.
Double – Intermediate: 1 Commercial 7:35.1, 2 Skibbereen 7:40.0, 3 Garda 8:17.0.
Single – Novice: 1 Bann (S Allen) 8:43.2, 2 Shandon (R Mertz) 8:47.9, 3 Queen’s (H Adley) 8:50.7. Junior 18A: 1 Fermoy (H Shinnick) 8:05.9, 2 Skibbereen (M Dineen) 8:10.7, 3 Portora (K Cromie) 8:19.7.
Cork and Kerry took the first senior prizes on offer at the National Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. The Skibbereen senior women’s four of Orla Hayes, Christine Fitzgerald, Denise Walsh and Michelle (Shelly) Dineen had plenty to spare over Queen’s in their final, while Sean Casey and Cathal Moynihan of Muckross won the men’s senior double, also from Queen’s.
Kerryman Neil Prendeville, who rows with Castleconnell, continued the trend when he won the junior single scull from clubmate Adrian Sheehan. The women's junior double scull was won by Jenny Russell and Katie Cromie from Enniskillen club Portora.
National Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Farran Wood, Cork
Eight – Junior 16 (non-Championship): 1 Galway RC, 2 St Joseph’s College, 3 Cork RC.
Four, Intermediate, coxed: 1 UCD 6:26.3, 2 Queen’s 6:29.5, 3 Neptune 6:33.3
Sculling, Quadruple – Novice, coxed: 1 Shandon 6:54.5, Queen’s 6:58.3, 3 St Michael’s 7:02.1.
Double – Senior: 1 Muckross (S Casey, C Moynihan) 6:30.8, 2 Queen’s 6:31.7, 3 Lee Valley 6:36.3, 4 Skibbereen 6:41.8, 5 Galway 6:48.9.
Single – Junior 18A: 1 Castleconnell (N Prendiville) 7:21.6, 2 Castleconnell (A Sheehan), 7:24.0, 3 Neptune (Griffin) 7:29.6.
Four – Senior: 1 Skibbereen (O Hayes, C Fitzgerald, D Walsh, M Dineen) 6:51.5, 2 Queen’s 6:58.5, 3 Muckross 6:58.9, 4 UCD 7:07.9, 5 Trinity 7:09.0, 6 NUIG 7:30.7. Novice, coxed: 1 NUIG 7:23.4, 2 Galway 7:24.7, 3 Queen’s A 7:38.2.
Sculling, Double – Junior 18A: 1 Portora (J Russell, K Cromie) 7:35.6, 2 Skibbereen 7:45.8, 3 Methodist College RC 7:52.6.
Skibbereen's strong support of the Grand League rowing series has paid dividends, as they are well on top of the table at the end of the four-regatta programme. The west Cork club also won both men's division one and women's division one. The prize for overall winner is €800 and division winners get €300.
|Grand League Series Final Points Table 2011|
|Position||Overall Final Points Table after Skibbereen, Queens, Metro and Cork Regattas 2011||Points|
|3||St. Michaels Rowing Club||329|
|6||Cork Boat Club||195|
|8||Dublin University BC||165|
|10||Dublin University Ladies BC||151|
|12||NUI Galway BC||128|
|13||Queens University Belfast BC||118|
|17||Portora Boat Club||102|
|18||Methodist College RC||91|
|19||Queens University Belfast Ladies BC||89|
|22||University of Limerick RC||77|
|28||Garda Siochana BC||54.5|
|29||Three Castles Rowing Club||53|
|30||Old Collegians BC||49|
|32||St. Josephs College RC||43|
|33||Presentation College RC||37|
|34||Lee Valley RC||32|
|35||Coleraine Academical Institution Boat Club||30|
|37||R.B.A.I. Rowing Club||28|
|40||Colaiste Chiarain RC||20|
|41||Grainne Mhaol RC||16|
|44||Lagan Scullers Club||11|
|45||Lady Elizabeth BC||10|
|50||Blackrock College RC||5|
|Position||Universities in the Grand League: Final Points Table|
|Position||Top Provincial Clubs in Final Grand League Points Table|
|12||NUI Galway BC||128|
|Grand League Series Final Points Mens Division 1|
|Mens Division 1||Final Points After Skibbereen, Queens, Metro and Cork Regattas 2011||Points|
|5||St. Michaels Rowing Club||84|
|6||Dublin University BC||83|
|6||Queens University Belfast BC||83|
|10||NUI Galway BC||56|
|14||Portora Boat Club||37|
|15||Presentation College RC||31|
|16||University of Limerick RC||28.5|
|17||Methodist College RC||25|
|18||Lee Valley RC||24|
|19||Three Castles Rowing Club||23|
|22||Garda Siochana BC||17.5|
|23||St. Josephs College RC||17|
|24||Grainne Mhaol RC||16|
|24||R.B.A.I. Rowing Club||16|
|27||Coleraine Academical Institution Boat Club||14|
|29||Lady Elizabeth BC||10|
|Grand League Series Final Points Mens Division 2|
|Mens Division 2||Final Points After Skibbereen, Queens, Metro and Cork Regattas 2011||Points|
|1||St. Michaels Rowing Club||137|
|4||Dublin University BC||82|
|11||Methodist College RC||48|
|14||Queens University Belfast BC||35|
|18||Portora Boat Club||27|
|19||St. Josephs College RC||26|
|21||University of Limerick RC||21|
|23||NUI Galway BC||18|
|26||Coleraine Academical Institution Boat Club||16|
|27||R.B.A.I. Rowing Club||12|
|29||Lagan Scullers Club||11|
|31||Garda Siochana BC||8|
|31||Lee Valley BC||8|
|35||Presentation College Cork||6|
|37||Blackrock College RC||5|
|38||Colaiste Chiarain RC||4|
|Grand League Series Final Points Womens Division 1|
|Womens Division 1||Final Points After Skibbereen, Queens, Metro and Cork Regattas 2011||Points|
|3||St. Michaels Rowing Club||96|
|4||Dublin University Ladies BC||93|
|9||Queens University Belfast Ladies BC||44|
|13||Old Collegians BC||30|
|14||Three Castles Rowing Club||30|
|15||NUI Galway BC||29|
|16||Portora Boat Club||29|
|20||University of Limerick RC||17.5|
|22||Methodist College RC||8|
|23||Fermoy Boat Club||7|
|Grand League Series Final Points Womens Division 2|
|Womens Division 2||Final Points After Skibbereen, Queens, Metro and Cork Regattas 2011||Points|
|4||Dublin University Ladies BC||58|
|6||Queens University Belfast Ladies BC||45|
|12||Garda Siochana BC||29|
|14||NUI Galway BC||25|
|18||Colaiste Chiarain RC||16|
|21||St. Michaels Rowing Club||12|
|25||Methodist College RC||10|
|25||University of Limerick RC||10|
|27||Portora Boat Club||9|
UCD stand on top of the Grand League points table after the first regatta of the season. Skibbereen, the hosts of last month's regatta are in second. Trinity, who won the Irish University Championships, have good showing for both their women's club, DULBC, and the men's club.
Below is the Grand League Rowing points table. Next up for the Grand League series: Queens Regatta, May 14th, Metro Regatta, May 28th and Cork & Monkstown Regatta, July 2nd.
|Overall Club Points||After Skibbereen Regatta|
|4||St. Michaels Rowing Club||103|
|5||Dublin University Ladies BC||94|
|7||NUI Galway BC||82|
|10||Dublin University BC||55|
|13||University of Limerick RC||47.5|
|15||St. Josephs College RC||43|
|25||Three Castles Rowing Club||15|
|26||Garda Siochana BC||14|
|27||Colaiste Chiarain RC||12|
|28||Lee Valley RC||12|
|30||Old Collegians BC (Walshe)||10|
|31||Presentation College RC||10|
|34||Grainne Mhaol RC||4|
|Mens Division 1||After Skibbereen Regatta|
|4||Dublin University BC||30|
|9||NUI Galway BC||22|
|11||St. Josephs College RC||17|
|12||University of Limerick RC||17|
|13||St. Michaels Rowing Club||15|
|14||Lee Valley RC||12|
|16||Presentation College RC||10|
|18||Garda Siochana BC||6|
|21||Grainne Mhaol RC||4|
|22||Three Castles Rowing Club||3|
|Mens Division 2||After Skibbereen Regatta|
|1||St. Michaels Rowing Club||38|
|4||U.C.D. BC A||27|
|5||St. Josephs College RC||26|
|6||Dublin University BC||25|
|14||University of Limerick RC||11|
|21||NUI Galway BC||6|
|23||Colaiste Chiarain RC||4|
|Womens Division 1||After Skibbereen Regatta|
|2||Dublin University Ladies BC||47|
|5||St. Michaels Rowing Club||38|
|6||NUI Galway BC||29|
|9||Three Castles Rowing Club||12|
|10||Old Collegians BC||10|
|11||University of Limerick RC||9.5|
|Womens Division 2||After Skibbereen Regatta|
|1||Dublin University Ladies BC||47|
|5||NUI Galway BC||25|
|11||St. Michaels Rowing Club||12|
|14||University of Limerick RC||10|
|16||Garda Siochana BC||8|
Other challengers this season will be runners up Neptune along with St. Michael's, Limerick, Commercial and UCD who all finished in the top five last season. Skibbereen Regatta sees a number of impressive crews start their challenge to become Grand League winners. With the absence of an NUIG entry, UCD's Senior 4 - stand out as the crew to watch. Muckross Olympians Sean Casey and Cathal Moynihan race together for the first time in the Senior 2x. As has been the trend, the men's Intermediate 1x has a large entry, as do all junior events. The Novice 8+ and 4+ Grand League titles look set to be fought for, mainly by the University clubs.
This is the second year the new Grand League will run at selected Irish regattas. The new format is designed to give competitive rowers more race time and allows all rowers to compete on speed as opposed to competing in strictly age-related or wins-related categories. The new system remains virtually unchanged from the 2010 season with all boats racing off in a series of heats which are timed, with the fastest six going into the A final and the next six into the B final.
Regatta hosts, Skibbereen RC, celebrated their 40th anniversary last year in impressive style, winning the Grand League and taking 14 national titles to bring the clubs' overall total to 123. They also hosted one of the country's best attended regattas last year with 456 crews racing. At international level, the club were well represented on national teams winning medals at the under 23 Worlds, the Coupe de la Jeunesse and Home Internationals.
The club capped off the year by opening a new boathouse, one of the largest ever built in Ireland. While the club's main emphasis is competitive rowing, they also take in 180 students for their annual schools rowing programme – an annual eight week course involving nine local schools.
The second Grand League regatta will be hosted by Queen's University in Castlewellan, Co. Down on May 14th.
Sailing tributes have been paid to legendary boat builder George Bushe, who died last week aged 89.
Born in Baltimore, Co Cork, Bushe got his start in boat building through his father, who make traditional punts. From there he went on to Skinner's Boatyard in Skibbereen and worked with the late Jack O'Driscoll in Ringaskiddy.
In the 1960s and '70s he worked at the Southcoast Boatyard in Rochestown, where be built many famous racing boats for Cork's premier sailing clans - such as the Golden Apple for the late Hugh Coveney, father of Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney.
Bushe went into semi-retirement in the 1970s, working at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, restoring boats in winter and even racing his own until the mid 2000s.
His remains were carried to St Patrick's Cemetary in Crosshaven aboard the Cánóg, the last boat he completed and which he raced competitively as recently as 2006.
George Bushe is survived by his wife Carmel and their children: Bernice, Fergus, sail maker Majella, shipwright Mark, and boat builder and sailor Killian Bushe, who just last month received the Fastnet Award for his own contributions to sailing.
The Irish Examiner has more on the story HERE.
Cork crews saw off rivals from far and near at the Cork rowing Head of the River at the Marina on Saturday. UCC’s men’s senior eight were the fastest men’s crew – by 1.3 seconds from De Maas of Rotterdam, a masters eight. The fastest women’s crew was Cork Boat Club’s junior 18 eight, adjudged just .8 of a second quicker than UCD’s women’s senior eight. The fastest men’s single sculler was John Keohane of Lee Valley and Karen Corcoran-O’Hare of Shandon was the fastest women’s single sculler.
Cork Head of the River, The Marina, Cork, Saturday
Overall: 1 UCC men’s senior eight 12 minutes 6.7 seconds, 2 De Maas, Rotterdam men’s masters eight 12:08.0, 3 UCC men’s novice eight 12:25.9, 4 UCD men’s novice eight 12:42.4, 5 Presentation College men’s junior eight 12:44.3, 6 Muckross intermediate eight 12:49.9.
Men, Eight – Senior: UCC 12:06.7. Intermediate: Muckross 12:49.9. Novice: UCC 12:25.9. Junior: Presentation 12:44.3. Junior 16: Cork 13:21.2. Masters: De Maas 12:08.0.
Fours – Senior: Cork/Garda 12:53.6. Intermediate: UCC 13:40.6. Novice: Cappoquin 13:43.9. Junior 18, coxed: Presentation 13:04.0
Pair – Junior 18: Presentation 14:58.7. Masters: De Maas 13:09.9. Coastal – Novice: Ahakista 17:28.7.
Sculling, Quadruple – Senior: Shannon 13:50.8. Novice: Shannon 15:07.4. Junior 18: Cork 13:05.3. Junior 16: Cork 13:15.2.
Double – Intermediate: Cork IT 13:41.6. Junior 18: Clonmel 13:53.9. Junior 16: St Michael’s 15:04.4. Coastal – Novice: Kilmacsimon 16:17.2.
Single – Senior: Lee Valley (J Keohane) 14:16.4. Intermediate: Lee (O’Connell) 14:53.4. Novice: Lee (O’Connell) 14:37.9. Junior 18: Workmen’s (Burns) 14:33.0. Junior 16: Shandon (Casey) 15:08.9. Masters: Skibbereen (Barry) 15:40.07. Coastal – Novice: Kilmacsimon 17:33.6
Women – Overall: 1 Cork junior eight 13:40.0, 2 UCD senior eight 13:40.8, 3 St Michael’s junior eight 13:54.1.
Eight – Senior: UCD 13:40.8. Novice: UCC 14:25.4. Junior 18: 1 Cork 13:40.0. Junior 16: Clonmel 16:21.0.
Four – Senior: Muckross 14:15.9. Intermediate: UCC 17:00.9. Novice: UCC 16:29.8. Masters: Skibbereen 22:34.9.
Pair – Junior 18: St Michael’s 15:00.2.
Sculling, Quadruple - Novice: Shannon 15:51.4. Junior 16: St Michael’s 15:16.5.
Double – Intermediate: UCC 16:15.1. Junior 18: Cork 14:43.9. Junior 16: Lee 15:42.3. Masters: Cork 15:38.3.
Single – Senior: Intermediate: Shandon (K Corcoran-O’Hare) 15:39.7. Junior 18: Lee (Kearney) 16:52.1. Junior 16: Lee (Hamel) 16:13.6. Masters: Cork (Crowley) 17:49.2.
Coastal: 1 Kilmacsimon men’s novice double scull 16:17.2, 2 Ahakista men’s novice quadruple coxed scull 17:28.7.Click this link for Irish Rowing details
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Up to eight hundred rowers from twenty eight clubs will compete in Rowing Ireland’s second Grand League Regatta which takes place next Saturday at the Queen's Regatta in Castlewellan , Co Down. The leading clubs after the first Grand League Regatta of the season, which was held at the National Rowing Centre in Cork two weeks ago are:
Skibbereen 192 points, UCD 96 pts, Lee Rowing Club, Cork 86 pts and Commercial RC Dublin 75pts.
UCD lead the Men's Senior Category ahead of Commercial, while Dublin University Ladies Boat Club lead the Women's Senior Category over NUI Galway.
Cork Clubs dominate the junior ranking with Skibbereen RC on top in both Junior Men’s and Women’s categories.
In the Junior Women, Skibbereen RC lead Shandon BC with Presentation College BC holding down the number two spot in the Junior Men’s category.
Rowing Ireland spokesperson, Pat McInerney said, “The top senior men’s race this weekend sees Queens up against UCD, Commercial, St Michaels, Neptune and several junior crews including the Bann juniors who placed very well at the recent London schools head.”
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