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#ROWING: Cork will stage a regatta tomorrow (Saturday) in which young local rowers will take on visiting crews from Copenhagen. About  60 rowers from Cork Boat Club, Lee Rowing Club, Shandon Boat Club and Presentation College Rowing Club will represent Cork rowing, while an estimated 20 Copenhagen rowers from three Copenhagen rowing clubs will compete. The Deputy Lord Mayor will officiate at a welcome reception for them, their coaches and parents today.

The Copenhagen crews in each race are made up of a selection of rowers from the three Copenhagen clubs. They will race against crews from the individual Cork clubs except in the eights races where the Cork crews will also be made up of a selection of rowers from the Cork clubs - four clubs in the case of the girls crews and three clubs in the case of the boys crews (PBC rowing club having male only members).

The regatta is being sponsored by the Port of Cork Authority and Maersk Shipping Line and the crews in the eights races will compete for the Port of Cork- Maersk Trophies.

This is an inaurgural event and it is intended that the event will be held in Cork and Copenhagen in alternate years.

The regatta will consist of the following races:

Boys Junior 15 Sculls

Boys Junior 16 Sculls

Boys Junior 16 Double Sculls

Boys Junior 16 Quadruple Sculls

Boys Junior 16 Eights

Girls Junior 15 Sculls

Girls Junior 16 Sculls

Girls Junior 16 Double Sculls

Girls Junior 16 Quadruple Sculls

Girls Junior 16 Eights

 

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#ROWING: Colm Hennessy of Shandon Boat Club and Marie O’Neill of Cork Boat Club were the overall winners of the Cork Sculling Ladder for 2013-2014. O’Neill retained the title she had won in 2013. The presentation for all the winners of the Ladder will be made this evening by Judge Donagh McDonagh at Cork Constitution club at Temple Hill.

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#ROWING: Outboard motors worth up to €20,000 were stolen from the National Rowing Centre in Cork at the weekend. It is understood that rowers from the High Performance Programme were staying at the NRC when thieves took the engines, which were attached to catamarans and tinnies moored on the water. The raid did not come from the land.

Rowing Ireland has advised that anyone who becomes aware of 15HP Hondas and 20HP Yamahas being offered for sale should contact the Gardaí.

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#MarineWildlife - "There is no light and I've forgotten my headtorch. The walls close in and within a few seconds we are in total darkness. Something sparkles when I paddle. I put my hand in the water and spin it around. Suddenly an entire galaxy of stars explodes from my fingertips, sending fading constellations of pale blue lights swirling out into the black."

If that got your attention, The Guardian has more on Kevin Rushby's 'glow in the dark' kayaking experience in West Cork with Atlantic Sea Kayaking's Jim Kennedy, made possible by the unique bioluminescent marine wildlife of Lough Hyne.

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#ROWING: Trinity beat NUIG/Gráinne Mhaol into second to win the Division One men’s eights final in warm sunshine at the Skibbereen Regatta at the NRC in Cork today. This was a surprisingly emphatic win, with over five seconds in it at the finish.

The Division One women’s final was much closer. UCD’s eight held off repeated pushes by Trinity to win by .6 of a second.

Gráinne Mhaol had earlier won the Division One men’s fours final, while a composite with international hopes – Marie O’Neill, Aifric Keogh, Emily Tormey and Barbara O’Brien were by far the best women’s four.

The Skibbereen men’s double of Gary O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll had a fine win in the Division One final.

Skibbereen Regatta, National Rowing Centre, Cork (Sunday Results)

Men

Eight – Division One – A Final: 1 Trinity (A McElroy, D Butler, J Magan, P Moreau, M Corcoran, M Kelly, L Hawkes, I Hurley; cox: C Sheehan; senior) 5:55.1, 2 NUIG/Gráinne Mhaol (sen) 6:00.5, 3 Carlow (inter) 6:12.7; 4 Portora (jun 18) 6:14.6. B Final: Trinity (inter) 6:09.5.

Four – Division One – A Final: 1 Gráinne Mhaol 6:20.1, 2 Commercial 6:23.9, 3 NUIG 6:30.9.

Four, coxed – Division Two – A Final: 1 UCD (club two) 7:00.3, 2 Trinity (club two) 7:03.3, 3 Trinity B (club two) 7:05.7; 4 St Michael’s (jun 18) 7:06.4. B Final: Blackrock (club two) 7:04.6; 2 Portora (jun 16) 7:08.3. C Final: Pres, Cork 7:23.7.

Sculling, Quadruple – Division Two – A Final: 1 Commercial (jun 16) 6:45.9, 2 Clonmel (jun 18) 6:52.1, 3 Lee (club two) 6:53.5. B Final: Skibbereen (jun 18) 6:59.6. C Final: Athlunkard (jun 16) 7:21.6.

Double – A Final: 1 Skibbereen (u-23) 6:38.6, 2 UCC (sen) 6:41.6, 3 Shannon (jun 18) 6:55. B Final: Shannon (sen) 6:55.4; 2 Garda (inter) 6:59.2. C Final: Garda (club one) 7:16.7.

Single – Division Two – A Final: 1 Clonmel (S Channon; jun 18) 7:41.4, 2 Belfast BC (A Murray; club two) 7:46.7, 3 Lee (D Synott; jun 18) 7:49.7; 4 Shandon (S O’Sullivan; jun 16) 7:51.1. B Final: Clonmel (S Lonergan; jun 18) 7:46.9. C Final: Carrick-on-Shannon (T McCabe; jun 16) 7:55.6.

Women

Eight – Division One – A Final: 1 UCD (C Harrison, A Crowley, S Bennett, R Larsen, O Finnegan, G Collins, A Gilligan, R Gilligan; Cox: A O’Leary; inter) 6:41.2, 2 Trinity (sen) 6:41.8, 3 Cork (sen) 6:56.0; 5 Portora (jun 18) 7:09.4. B Final: Trinity (u-23) 7:13.1.

Four – Division One – A Final: Univ of Limerick, Cork, Gráinne Mhaol, NUIG (sen) 6:59, 2 UCD (u-23) 7:16.6, 3 Skibbereen (sen) 7:24.9; 4 Skibbereen (jun) 7:28.5. B Final: Muckross (jun 18) 7:35.6.

Four, coxed – Division Two – A Final: 1 Commercial (club two) 7:50.7, 2 Garda (club two) 8:07.7, 3 Trinity A (club two) 8:37.1; 4 Muckross (jun 16) 8:37.4.

Sculling

Double – Division One: 1 Skibbereen (sen) 7:33.4, 2 UCC A (inter) 7:42.5, 3 Commercial (jun 18) 7:44.7; 5 Belfast BC (club one) 8:07.4. B Final: Killorglin (inter) 8:03.4.

Single – Division Two – A Final: 1 Belfast BC (K Turner; club two) 8:25, 2 UCC (D O’Sullivan; club two) 8:29.8, 3 Belfast BC (S Quinn; club two) 8:31.1; 4 Lee (E Cummins; jun 16) 8:39.0, 5 Muckross (Z Hyde; jun 18) 8:42.9. B Final: Lee (C Synott; jun 16) 8:38.9. C Final: Lee (S O’Mahoney; jun 16) 8:57.2.

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#Rowing: Over 200 crews competed in good conditions at the Cork Head of the River at the Marina today. The fastest crew on the day were Cork Boat Club’s senior eight, with a good time of 12 minutes and four seconds in the first of the heads. “Conditions were perfect, flat calm all day,” said Susan Dunlea, the event secretary. The head became the first and only head of the season so far to beat the weather.

Cork Head of the River (Selected Results):

Head One: 1 Cork BC senior eight 12 minutes 4 seconds, 2 Presentation College, Cork junior 18 eight 12:33, 3 Cork BC jun 16 eight 12:59; 4 Muckross intermediate eight 13:47, 5 Shandon novice eight 14:03, 6 Shandon junior 16 eight 14:18

Women, Sculling, Quadruple: Intermediate One: Killorglin 15:16; Novice, coxed: St Michael’s 17:01.

Head Two: 1 Shandon jun 18 single scull (Hennessy) 14:21, 2 Lee jun 18 single (Kearney) 14:40, 3  Fermoy senior single (Daumann) 14:42. Inter One Single: Lee RC (Buckley) 14:46; Novice single: Lee (O’Sullivan) 15:07; Junior 16 single: Shandon (O’Sullivan) 14:58

Women – Junior 18 Pair: Cork 15:13.

Head Three: Presentation jun 18 four 12:44, 2  Shandon nov four, coxed 13:42, 3 Killorglin inter four, coxed 13:59, 4 Presentation jun 16 four, coxed 14:32

Women – Double, Senior: Killorglin 15:18; Inter One: Cork 14:30; Novice: Lee 15:15; Jun 18A: Cork 14:27; 13 Jun 16: Lee 15:13.

Head Four: 1 Shandon jun 18A quad 12:14; 2 Cork jun 18A quad 12:34; 3 Cork jun 16 quad, coxed 13:23

Women – Eight, Inter One: Cork BC 15:14; Jun 18A: Shandon 14:43; Jun 16: Cork 14:53;

Head Five: 1 Lee Inter One Pair 13:43, 2 Shandon Jun 18 Pair 14:28, 3 Presentation Jun 18 Pair 14:36

Women – Sculling, Single – Senior: Cork (O’Neill) 14:49; Novice: Lee Valley (Godsil) 16:37; Jun 18A: Cork (Beechinor) 15:51; Jun 16: Lee (Cummins) 15:56

Head Six: 1 Cork BC Jun 18A Double Scull 13:37, 2 Fermoy Jun 16 Double Sculls 14:18, 3 Killorglin Jun 16 double 14:23. Inter Double: Lee 14:31; Novice double: Clonmel 15:40

Women, Four – Junior 18A: Shandon 15:28.

 

Rolling Head: Men, Eight – Intermediate: Muckross 13:16; Junior 15: Cork 13:52

Four – Intermediate, coxed: Killorglin 13:59; Jun 18A: Muckross 14:29

Sculling, Quadruple – Junior 18A: Athlunkard 14:11; Jun 16, coxed: St Michael’s 15:28.

Double – Jun 18A: Presentation 15:13; Jun 16: St Brendan’s 16:44;

Single, Junior 16: St Michael’s 16:01; Masters: Cork (Regan) 16:01.

Women – Four, Junior 18: Muckross 14:58.

Quadruple, Junior 16, coxed: Shandon 15:53; Jun 15, coxed: Lee 15:15

Double, Inter One: Fermoy 15:47; Novice: Clonmel 17:34; Jun 16: St Michael’s 17:16

Single, Inter One: Fermoy (Bounane) 17:04; Jun 16: Fermoy (Cotter) 16:51; Jun 15: Lee (Brozio) 16:55

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#ROWING: Lagan Scullers’ Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday in Belfast, has been cancelled. “The forecast was bad and getting worse,” said race director Gordon Reid this afternoon. The weather system could have made the course dangerous. Cork Head, however, is set to go ahead at the Marina on Saturday, with an entry of 280 crews. The high water levels on the Corrib have led to the early cancellation of Galway Head, which was set for St Patrick’s weekend.

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#fishing – Following a conviction at Cork Circuit Court, today, Friday 28th February, the Master of a Spanish fishing vessel was fined a total of €2,500 and forfeited €80,000, being the assessed value of his catch and a further €12,500 for the fishing gear onboard. Jesus Ramon Rea Rosales, Master of the fishing vessel Armaven Dos, pleaded guilty to the under-recording of monkfish in the vessel's EU logbook. The case arose during the course of a routine inspection of the Armaven Dos on the 5th August 2013, at Castletownbere, Co Cork, by Sea-Fisheries Protection Officers of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA).

Sea-Fisheries Protection Officers inspected the vessel's onboard catch and when compared to its fishing logbook they discovered approximately 13 tonnes of monkfish retained onboard of which almost seven tonnes were unrecorded. In addition to the under-recording of monkfish, a substantial quantity of Megrim was also found to be unrecorded. The under-recording of catch is contrary to European Community Regulations as fishermen are required to keep an accurate record in the vessel's logbook of the fish they have onboard so that the catch limits and quotas imposed to protect these fish stocks are respected.

Susan Steele, Chair of the SFPA welcomed the outcome of the case and said: ""It is essential that all fishermen play their part in the rebuilding of damaged fish stocks such as monkfish if fishing is to be sustainable and profitable into the future. The requirement for fishermen to accurately record their catches and to keep within quota limits is a cornerstone of measures to rebuild damaged fish stocks and to share the burden of this stock recovery fairly among fishermen. The SFPA's inspection programme is intended to detect illegally caught fish and to protect the livelihoods of the many fishermen who respect the rules in place that safeguard the sustainable exploitation of valuable fish stocks. Stock recovery is good news for fishermen and ultimately leads to better fishing possibilities for the sector as well as improved market supply for consumers."

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#ROWING: The Lagan Head of the River Races, scheduled for this Saturday, have been cancelled. The organisers, Belfast Boat Club, say that the safety and wellbeing of competitors and organisers was their primary focus. Because of  a combination of increased flow on the river, and the forecast wind speed, wind direction, and temperature they would be unable to guarantee the safe marshalling of crews for a head of the river race. They made the decision in order that crews can make other arrangements for the weekend.

 However, the organisers of Cork Head of the River, which is also set for Saturday, hope to hold the event. Any decision on cancellation will be announced tomorrow (Friday).

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#Flood - Just days after Limerick experienced its worst flooding in recent memory, Cork city last night was deluged by a high tide that saw waters reportedly rise to waist height on lower lying streets.

As RTÉ News reports, Cork Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy has called for the speeding-up of plans for new flood defences following what she described as a "red-alert" situation for the city, the centre of which lies on an island surrounded by the River Lee.

Businesses and residents in the city centre were this morning in recovery mode after two nights of flooding that have caused thousands of euro worth of damage, according to The Irish Times, though council-issued gel bags helped avoid an even worse disaster.

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Marine Science Perhaps it is the work of the Irish research vessel RV Celtic Explorer out in the Atlantic Ocean that best highlights the essential nature of marine research, development and sustainable management, through which Ireland is developing a strong and well-deserved reputation as an emerging centre of excellence. From Wavebob Ocean energy technology to aquaculture to weather buoys and oil exploration these pages document the work of Irish marine science and how Irish scientists have secured prominent roles in many European and international marine science bodies.

 

At A Glance – Ocean Facts

  • 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by the ocean
  • The ocean is responsible for the water cycle, which affects our weather
  • The ocean absorbs 30% of the carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by human activity
  • The real map of Ireland has a seabed territory ten times the size of its land area
  • The ocean is the support system of our planet.
  • Over half of the oxygen we breathe was produced in the ocean
  • The global market for seaweed is valued at approximately €5.4 billion
  • · Coral reefs are among the oldest ecosystems in the world — at 230 million years
  • 1.9 million people live within 5km of the coast in Ireland
  • Ocean waters hold nearly 20 million tons of gold. If we could mine all of the gold from the ocean, we would have enough to give every person on earth 9lbs of the precious metal!
  • Aquaculture is the fastest growing food sector in the world – Ireland is ranked 7th largest aquaculture producer in the EU
  • The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean in the world, covering 20% of the earth’s surface. Out of all the oceans, the Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest
  • The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world. It’s bigger than all the continents put together
  • Ireland is surrounded by some of the most productive fishing grounds in Europe, with Irish commercial fish landings worth around €200 million annually
  • 97% of the earth’s water is in the ocean
  • The ocean provides the greatest amount of the world’s protein consumed by humans
  • Plastic affects 700 species in the oceans from plankton to whales.
  • Only 10% of the oceans have been explored.
  • 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year, equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute.
  • 12 humans have walked on the moon but only 3 humans have been to the deepest part of the ocean.

(Ref: Marine Institute)

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