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 #Rowing: UCD took away the biggest prize at Trinity Regatta today. They had a clear win over Commercial in the semi-final, by one and a quarter lengths, and beat the hosts’ eight in the final by three and a half lengths. Trinity’s women’s senior eight won their final, beating Dutch visitors KSRV Nord, who had come through the semi-final after UCD were disqualified.

Trinity Regatta, Islandbridge, Saturday (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Senior: UCD bt Trinity 3½ l. Intermediate: UCD bt Commercial ¾ l. Club: UCD bt Commercial. Novice: Trinity A bt Trinity C 2l. Jun 18: Commercial bt Neptune 2l. Jun 16: Portora bt Commercial.

Four – Senior, coxed: UCD bt Trinity A. Intermediate, coxed: UCD bt Trinity B.

Pair – Senior: UCD bt Trinity A. 

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice, coxed: Neptune bt King’s Hospital. Jun 18: Commercial bt Carlow 2½ l. Jun 18, coxed: Three Castles bt Commercial A. Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt Portora 4l. Jun 15, coxed: Portora bt Blackrock A.

Double – Sen: Sligo bt Carlow 2l. Jun 15: Three Castles bt Bann A.

Single – Senior: Garda (D Kelly) bt Trinity (Van Gent). Inter: Garda (Allen) bt Carlow (Murphy). Club: Carlow (Nolan) bt Sligo (Patterson). Nov: Commercial (Jarvis) row over Queen’s (Foster). Jun 18: Graiguenamanagh (Lennon) bt (O’Brien). Jun 16: Carlow bt Carlow (Mead). Jun 15: Three Castles (Flynn) bt Three Castles (Keogh).  

Women

Eight – Senior: Trinity bt KSRV Nord (Holland) easily. Inter: Commercial bt Trinity 5½ l. Club: UCD bt Commercial 2¼ l. Nov: UCD bt Trinity B 3l. Jun 16: Portora bt Carlow 4l. Jun 15: Carlow bt Portora A.

Four – Club, coxed: Trinity A bt Commercial B.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice, coxed: Commercial B bt Neptune A . Jun 18: Carlow bt Commercial. Jun 18, coxed: Carlow bt Commercial 2½ l. Jun 16, coxed: Bann bt Commercial. Jun 15, coxed: Commercial bt Graiguenamanagh easily.

Double – Jun 15: Commercial bt Galway easily.

Single, Sen: Trinity (G Foley) bt Commercial (J Besse) 4l. Club One: Carlow (A Byrne) bt Commercial (O’Connor) 2l. Jun 18: Neptune (Feerick) bt Bann (Wylie). Jun 16: King’s Hospital (Wedgewood) bt Commercial (K Dolan)

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UCD are the new Irish men’s senior eights champions. In extremely difficult conditions at the National Rowing Championships in Cork, the big crew saw off an early challenge by Queen’s University and a late charge by NUIG/Grainne Mhaol to win their first Big Pot in 38 years.

The UCD women’s senior eight completed a great day for the college when they beat Muckross in their final.

National Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Cork -  Day Three

Men

Eight – Senior: 1 UCD (S Craven, P Grogan, D Pierce, D Neale, F Manning, S Jacob, G Duane, T Doyle; cox: J Lynch) 5:39.5, 2 NUIG/Grainne Mhaol 5:41.8, 3 Queen’s University 5:44.2, 4 Trinity 6:08.7.

Four – Novice, coxed: 1 NUIG, 2 Cappoquin, 3 UCC.

Pair – Intermediate: 1 Queen’s University (A Little, K Duffy) 6:58.4, 2 NUIG 8:03.9, 3 Carlow 7:01.1. Junior 18A: 1 Bann 6:53.2, 2 St Joseph’s College  6:57.1, 3 Presentation College 7:06.9.

 Sculling, Quadruple – Junior 18A: 1 Castleconnell 6:06.2, 2 Skibbereen 6:12.0, 3 Offaly 6:12.8. Junior 16, coxed (non-Championship): 1 Galway 6:45.4, 2 Tribesmen 6:48.0, 3 Cork 6:51.8

Double – Intermediate: 1 Carlow 6:40.5, 2 Skibbereen 6:41.0, 3 Queen’s 6:55.0.

Single – Senior: 1 Muckross (S Casey) 6:56.0, 2 Skibbereen A (P O’Donovan) 6:56.5, 3 Muckross (C Moynihan) 7:20.8, 4 Skibbereen (Murphy) 7:28.3, 5 Skibbereen (McCarthy) 7:37.0. Lee Valley (Keohane) did not start.

Women

Eight – Senior: 1 UCD (C Tanner, K Joy, C Ni Reachtagain, N Fearon, S Bennett, L Gannon, L Reid, A Gilligan; cox: E Craven) 6:29.9, 2 Muckross 6:34.1, 3 St Michael’s 6:38.6, 4 NUIG 6:40.5, 5 Queen’s 6:42.2, 6 Trinity 7:07.8.

Intermediate: 1 Queen’s University 6:33.8, 2 Trinity 6:41.1, 3 St Michael’s 6:44.2. Novice: 1 Galway 6:42.6, 2 Queen’s 6:50.2, 3 Carrick-on-Shannon 7:01.5. Junior 16 (non-Championship): 1 Galway 6:49.2, 2 Cork 6:59.6, 3 Portora 7:09.0.

Pair – Junior 18: 1 St Michael’s 7:43.9, 2 Portora 7:52.4, 3 Commercial 8:41.3.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice: 1 Commercial 7:56.3, 2 Neptune 8:06.0, 3 Clonmel 8:11.9. Junior 18A: 1 Skibbereen 6:58.7, 2 Cork 7:05.5, 3 Neptune 7:13.5.

Single – Senior: 1 City of Derry (L D’Urso) 7:56.5, 2 Three Castles (E Moran) 8:10.9, 3 Portora (H Nixon) 8:20.4, 4 Three Castles (Quinn) 8:28.6, 5 Old Collegians (Walshe) 9:08.7.  Killorglin (M Dukarska) did not finish. Intermediate: 1 City of Derry (L D’Urso), 2 Skibbereen (Walsh), 3 Shandon (Corcoran-O’Hare).

 

Published in Rowing

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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