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#Rowing: Rowing Ireland has launched Greenblades, an initiative to help fund the junior, under 23 and development teams by means of donations. Currently, development rowers often call heavily on support from their families, as well as Rowing Ireland and whatever other funding they can muster.

 It takes a lot to be an international rower and stars like Sanita Puspure, Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan have been supported in their development before they reached the top level in the world.

 Rowing Ireland says that Greenblades will ensure that athletes who are representing Ireland will be supported to reach their full potential so that they can compete at the highest level possible. 

 Rowing Ireland’s chief executive, Michelle Carpenter said: “It is key that we do everything to support our up-and-coming athletes as we prepare to successfully support their future careers by giving them the opportunity to row in Paris [the 2024  Olympic Games] and beyond. 

 She said that the athletes are the future of Irish rowing. Consideraton must be give to the next two years, but also the next four and eight years. 

 “Rowing should be accessible to everyone who wants to compete, be it at domestic or high-performance level,” Carpenter added.

 Rowing Ireland says that all donations will go directly to the athletes who will be competing at the World Under-23 Championships in Florida and the World Junior Championships in Tokyo.

 Donations can be made at greenblades.ie 

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#Rowing: Georgia O’Brien has been chosen to represent Ireland at the Coupe de la Jeunesse. The Kenmare girl was added to the team, which will compete in Belgium on July 29th and 30th, after Cork Regatta. However, Rory Quinn and Oisin Clune, who had been in the mix for the Coupe de la Jeunesse team, were not chosen. They have been named in the team for the Home International Regatta in Scotland on July 22nd.

Junior Team selections 2017
The following junior teams have been selected to race at international regattas this coming summer.
Junior World Championships (Trakai, Lithuania, August 2-6)
JW2x
Margaret Cremen (Lee Rowing Club)
Aoife Casey (Skibbereen RC) Coach: Dan Buckley (Lee RC)
(Eleanor Casey, Skibbereen RC will travel with the crew as chaperone).
Coupe de la Jeunesse (Hazewinkel, Belgium, July 29-30)
JM4x-
Barry O'Flynn (Cork BC)
Matt Dundon (Clonmel RC)
Jack Keating (Carlow RC)
James Quinlan (Castleconnell BC) Coach: Ray Morrison (Fermoy RC) JW1x Georgia O' Brien (Kenmare) Coach: Ray Morrison (Fermoy RC)
JW2-
Ellie O' Reilly (Fermoy)
Gill McGirr (Fermoy) Coach: John Walsh (St Joseph's RC)
JM4-
Nathan Timoney (Enniskillen)
Barry Connolly (Cork BC)
Ross Corrigan (Enniskillen)
Aaron Johnston (Enniskillen) Coach: John Walsh (St Joseph's RC)
Home International (Strathclyde, Scotland, July 22)
Junior Women - Sweep Team
JW 4+
Siobhan Maxwell (Commercial)
Aishling Keogh (Commercial)
Mia Kovacs (Shandon)
Chelsey Minehane (Shandon)
Cox: Vicky Hanlon (Cork BC)
JW4-
Mia Jane Elliot (Enniskillen)
Zoe McCutcheon (Enniskillen)
Caitlyn Fee (Enniskillen)
Miriam Kelly (Enniskillen)
JW2-
Megan Tully (Shannon)
Megan Carmody (Shannon) Coach: Fran Keane (Presentation College RC)
*The JW Eight will be a combination of the 4+ and the 4-
Junior Men - Sweep Team
Olly O' Toole (Commercial)
Edward Meehan (Commercial)
Michael Lynch (Commercial)
Ewan Jarvis (Commercial)
Tom McKeon (SMRC)
Dylan O' Byrne (SMRC)
Odhran Donaghy (Enniskillen)
Jack Dorney (Shandon)
Calum MacRae (Methodist)
Alexander Wilson (Methodist)
Cox: Rory Farragher (Enniskillen) Coach: Stewart Davis (Lee RC)
Junior Women - Sculling Team
Cliodhna Nolan (Carlow RC)
Ciara Browne (Workmans)
Anna O'Sullivan (Fermoy RC)
Ciara Moynihan (Workmans)
Aoibhinn Keating (Skibbereen)
Ella Buckley (Lee Valley)
Ruth Carson (Bann) Coach: Amy Phelan (Colaiste Iognaid)
Junior Men - Sculling Team
Aaron Christie (Bann)
Tadhg McKnight (Three Castles)
Andy O' Toole (Carlow)
Ross O' Brien (Carlow)
Alex Byrne (Shandon BC)
Rory Quinn (Three Castles)
Oisin Clune (Three Castles) Coach: TBC
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#Rowing: Ireland’s Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen took a silver medal at the European Junior Rowing Championships today in Germany. The Skibbereen/Lee crew took second behind dominant crew Germany, and ahead of Italy, who took bronze. In a strong field, Denmark, the Czech Repbublic and Britain took the next three places. Ireland had the best last 500 metres, pushing up on Germany, but Italy came strong at the end to give the girls in green a small scare.

Casey, a daughter of Ireland coach Dominic, represented Ireland as a junior at the World Championships last year, while Cremen took a bronze medal at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2016.

Ireland’s three other crews placed in the top 10 to make it a very satisfactory campaign in Krefeld.

European Junior Championships, Krefeld, Germany (Selected Results; Irish interest, Day Two)

Men

Pair – Semi-Final B: 6 Ireland (A Johnston, R Corrigan) 7:17.95. B Final: 4 Johnston, Corrigan 7:20.57.

Sculling, Quadruple – Semi-Final B: 5 Ireland (J Quinlan, J Keating, M Dundon, B O’Flynn) 6:20.31. B Final: 4 Ireland 6:24.6

Women

Pair – Semi-Final A: 4 Ireland (G McGill, E O’Reilly) 7:51.31. B Final: 3 Ireland.

Sculling, Double – Semi-Final B: 2 Ireland (A Casey, M Cremen) 7:26.83. A Final: 1 Germany 7:21.64, 2 Ireland 7:25.84, 3 Italy 7:28.32; 4 Denmark 7:31.32, 5 Czech Republic 7:40.58, 6 Britain 7:44.31.

 

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#Rowing: Ireland’s Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey finished second in their semi-final and will compete in the A Final of the double sculls at the European Junior Rowing Championships in Krefeld in Germany. The Skibbereen/Lee combination were just .31 of a second off winners Denmark in their race and had the second-fastest time overall as they head into the A Final.

Three other crews – the men’s pair and quadruple and the women’s pair – finished outside the A Final places.

European Junior Championships, Krefeld, Germany (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Men

Pair – Semi-Final B: 6 Ireland (A Johnston, R Corrigan) 7:17.95.

Sculling, Quadruple – Semi-Final B: 5 Ireland (J Quinlan, J Keating, M Dundon, B O’Flynn) 6:20.31.

Women

Pair – Semi-Final A: 4 Ireland (G McGill, E O’Reilly) 7:51.31.

Sculling, Double – Semi-Final B: 2 Ireland (A Casey, M Cremen) 7:26.83.

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Ireland's Ronan Byrne and Daire Lynch finished fifth in their semi-final of the junior double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. Drawn in the very tough lane one and battling against the worst of the wind, the Irish passed Lithuania and pressed the Netherlands hard, though the host nation held on to fourth. Germany, Italy and Hungary took the A Final places. Ireland will compete in a B Final.

 The junior women's double of Aoife Casey and Emily Hegarty were also in the tough lane one. They finished sixth in a race won by Greece. Ireland will fight for a good placing in the B Final on Sunday.

World Rowing Championships, Rotterdam (Irish interest; selected results)

Men

Lightweight Pair - A Final: 1 France 7:14.18, 2 Denmark 7:15.30, 3 Britain (J Cassells, S Scrimgeour) 7:16.49; 4 Ireland (M O'Donovan, S O'Driscoll) 7:24.6, 5 China 7:32.48, 6 United States 7:36.91.

Lightweight Single Sculls - A Final: 1 Ireland (P O'Donovan) 7:32.84, 2 Hungary (P Galambos) 7:36.95, 3 Slovakia (L Babac) 7:38.89; 4 Slovenia (R Hrvat) 7:41.07, 5 Germany (K Steinhuebel) 7:48.66, 6 Serbia (M Stanojevic) 7:49.03.

Junior Double Sculls - Semi-Final One (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Germany 7:17.47, 2 Italy 7:18.14, 3 Hungary 7:29.93; 5 Ireland (R Byrne, D Lynch) 7:36.48.

Women

Four - A Final: 1 Britain (3 H Nixon) 7:16.28.

Junior Double Sculls - Semi-Final Two (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Greece 7:57.20, 2 Germany 7:58.97, 3 Australia 7:59.61; 6 Ireland (A Casey, E Hegarty) 8:12.31.

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: The junior trials, set for Saturday at Lough Rynn and the National Rowing Centre, have been called off. The wind would have made Lough Rynn unsuitable, and it was not thought fair to have a trial at just one of the two venues. There was also the consideration that many rowers have not had sufficient time on the water because of flooding. The testing process will continue at the Ireland trial on March 19th and 20th at the NRC.  

 The St Michael’s Head of the River, scheduled for February 20th, has been rescheduled for March 12th.

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#Rowing: The two-day Carlow Regatta, with 189 races (88 and 101 on the respective days), went off to schedule. There were 16 clubs involved, and a particularly strong representation from the host town, with 67 of the 280 crews coming from Carlow Rowing Club. There was a headwind, but the weather, which is such a crucial part of Irish regattas, did not disrupt the event. . 

 

Carlow Regatta 2015 Results Program By Jake Duggan
Last Updated: 31/05/2015 16:52:34
 
"DAY""RACE NO.""TIME""HEAT""EVENT""1 CARLOW STATION" vs "2 GRAIGUECULLEN STATION""WINNER""NEXT RACE"
"SAT"112:00"A""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (GRIFFIN)" vs "GRAIGUENAM. (DUFFY E)""CARLOW (GRIFFIN)"16
"SAT"212:00"B""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""SMRC (KEATING M.)" vs "3 CASTLES (CLUNE O)""SMRC (KEATING M.)"16
"SAT"312:00"C""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)" vs "3 CASTLES (IRWIN A)""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)"17
"SAT"412:00"D""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""3 CASTLES (QUINN R)" vs "SMRC (O’BYRNE D)""SMRC (O’BYRNE D)"23
"SAT"512:00"E""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""WATERFORD (TWEEDY B)" vs "WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)""WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)"23
"SAT"612:20"A""WOMENS JUNIOR 18B DOUBLE""WATERFORD B" vs "FERMOY""FERMOY"24
"SAT"712:20"A""TOUR ROWING WOMENS QUAD""CARLOW" vs "NEW ROSS""CARLOW"57
"SAT"812:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 18 B COXED QUAD ""CARLOW" vs "ATHLONE""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"912:20"A""WOMENS JUN 18B COXED QUAD""ATHLONE" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW"78
"SAT"1012:20"A""MENS JUN 18 A SCULL""CARLOW (NOLAN)" vs "GRAIGUENAM (LENNON)""GRAIGUENAM (LENNON)"31
"SAT"1112:40"FINAL""TOUR ROWING MENS QUAD""PHOENIX" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"1212:40"A""MENS MASTERS 8""SMRC (C 350)" vs "NEPTUNE (D 404)""NEPTUNE (D 404)"58
"SAT"1312:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 18 A COXLESS QUAD""CARLOW" vs "NEPTUNE""NEPTUNE""-"
"SAT"1412:40"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 1 8""CARLOW" vs "NEPTUNE""NEPTUNE""-"
"SAT"1512:40"FINAL""MENS CLUB 1 COXED 4""CARLOW" vs "SMRC""""-"
"SAT"1601:00"F""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (GRIFFIN)" vs "SMRC (KEATING M.)""CARLOW (GRIFFIN)"36
"SAT"1701:00"G""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)" vs "CARLOW (DUGGAN R)""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)"36
"SAT"1801:00"H""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CLONMEL (BUTLER A)" vs "CARLOW (CONNORS M)""CLONMEL (BUTLER A)"37
"SAT"1901:00"I""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)" vs "WATERFORD (O’HARE)""CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)"37
"SAT"2001:00"J""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""ATHLONE (BYRNE M)" vs "CLONMEL (DUNDON M)""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)"38
"SAT"2101:20"K""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CLONMEL (McKENNA J)" vs "CARLOW (McHALE F)""CARLOW (McHALE F)"38
"SAT"2201:20"L""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""3 CASTLES (GILHEANY D)" vs "CARLOW (HOGAN J)""CARLOW (HOGAN J)"39
"SAT"2301:20"M""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""SMRC (O’BYRNE D)" vs "WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)""WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)"39
"SAT"2401:20"B""WOMENS JUN 18B DOUBLE""FERMOY" vs "3 CASTLES""FERMOY"40
"SAT"2501:20"C""WOMENS JUN 18B DOUBLE""WATERFORD A" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW"40
"SAT"2601:40"A""TOUR ROWING MIXED QUAD""PHOENIX" vs "CARLOW""PHOENIX"69
"SAT"2701:40"B""TOUR ROWING MIXED QUAD""CARLOW" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN ""CARLOW"69
"SAT"2801:40"A""MENS JUN18 B DOUBLE""CARLOW B" vs "CLONMEL""CLONMEL"43
"SAT"2901:40"B""MENS JUN18 B DOUBLE""NEPTUNE" vs "CARLOW A""NEPTUNE"43
"SAT"3001:40"A""MENS JUN 18A DOUBLE ""GRAIGUENAMAN B" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN A""GRAIGUENAMAN A"56
"SAT"3102:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 18A SCULL""GRAIGUENAM (LENNON)" vs "FERMOY (MORRISON G)""FERMOY (MORRISON G)""-"
"SAT"3202:00"A""WOMENS JUN 18A DOUBLE""NEPTUNE A" vs "NEPTUNE B"""70
"SAT"3302:00"B""WOMENS JUN 18A DOUBLE""CARLOW" vs "OFFALY""OFFALY"70
"SAT"3402:00"A""MENS MASTERS SCULL""CARLOW (KEATING S) (f)" vs "ATHLONE (GANNON P) (f)""ATHLONE (GANNON P) (f)"65
"SAT"3502:00"B""MENS MASTERS SCULL""RUNCORN (STREET D) (O/S)" vs "OFFALY (HOGAN S) (a)"""65
"SAT"3602:20"N""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (GRIFFIN)" vs "CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)"51
"SAT"3702:20"O""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CLONMEL (BUTLER A)" vs "CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)""CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)"51
"SAT"3802:20"P""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)" vs "CARLOW (McHALE F)""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)"52
"SAT"3902:20"Q""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (HOGAN J)" vs "WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)""WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)"52
"SAT"4002:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 18B DOUBLE""FERMOY" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"4102:40"A""TOUR ROWING JUNIOR ""GRAIGUENAMAN" vs "NEW ROSS"""76
"SAT"4202:40"B""TOUR ROWING JUNIOR""CARLOW A" vs "CARLOW B"""76
"SAT"4302:40"FINAL""MENS JUNIOR 18B DOUBLE ""CLONMEL" vs "NEPTUNE""NEPTUNE""-"
"SAT"4402:40"A""MENS MASTERS DOUBLE ""RUNCORN/ CARLOW O/S" vs "CLONMEL (c99)""RUNCORN/ CARLOW O/S"79
"SAT"4502:40"A""WOMENS CLUB 1 COXED QUAD""CARLOW" vs "NEPTUNE""CARLOW"55
"SAT"4603:00"A""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""NEPTUNE (NEWCOMBE L)" vs "ATHLONE (FLYNN D)""ATHLONE (FLYNN D)"61
"SAT"4703:00"B""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""CARLOW (DOYLE P)" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN (DUFFY L)""CARLOW (DOYLE P)"61
"SAT"4803:00"C""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""CLONMEL (DELONGUE H)" vs "NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)""NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)"62
"SAT"4903:00"D""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""CARLOW (KELLY C)" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN (SCULLY K)""GRAIGUENAMAN (SCULLY K)"62
"SAT"5003:00"A""WOMENS JUN 18A SCULL""NEPTUNE (FEERICK C)" vs "CARLOW (McGRATH R)""NEPTUNE (FEERICK C)"72
"SAT"5103:20"R""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)" vs "CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)""CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)"66
"SAT"5203:20"S""MENS JUN 16 SCULL ""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)" vs "WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)"66
"SAT"5303:20"A""WOMENS JUN 18B SCULL""FERMOY (BARTLEY K)" vs "FERMOY (COTTER S)""FERMOY (COTTER S)"67
"SAT"5403:20"B""WOMENS JUN 18B SCULL""ATHLONE (GONLEY S)" vs "WATERFORD (McHUGH)""WATERFORD (McHUGH)"68
"SAT"5503:20"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 1 COXED QUAD""CARLOW" vs "FERMOY""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"5603:40"FINAL""MENS J18A DOUBLE ""GRAIGUENAMAN A" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"5703:40"FINAL""TOUR ROWING WOMENS QUAD""CARLOW" vs "PHOENIX""PHOENIX""-"
"SAT"5803:40"FINAL""MENS MASTERS 8""NEPTUNE (D 404)" vs "CARLOW (d426)""NEPTUNE (D 404)""-"
"SAT"5903:40"FINAL""MENS CLUB 1 COXED QUAD""ATHLONE" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"6003:40"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 2 COXED QUAD""NEPTUNE" vs "CARLOW""NEPTUNE""-"
"SAT"6104:00"E""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""ATHLONE (FLYNN D)" vs "CARLOW (DOYLE P)""CARLOW (DOYLE P)"77
"SAT"6204:00"F""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN (SCULLY K)""NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)"77
"SAT"6304:00"FINAL""MENS SEN SCULL""CARLOW (BOLGER A)" vs "FERMOY (MORRISON G)""CARLOW (BOLGER A)""-"
"SAT"6404:00"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 1 SCULL""FERMOY (BOUNANE S)" vs "CARLOW (BYRNE A)""CARLOW (BYRNE A)""-"
"SAT"6504:00"FINAL""MENS MASTERS SCULL""ATHLONE (GANNON P) (f)" vs "RUNCORN""ATHLONE (GANNON P) (f)""-"
"SAT"6604:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)" vs "CLONMEL (DUNDON M)""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)""-"
"SAT"6704:20"C""WOMENS JUN 18 B SCULL""FERMOY (COTTER S)" vs "OFFALY (MURPHY A)""OFFALY (MURPHY A)"81
"SAT"6804:20"D""WOMENS JUN 18 B SCULL""WATERFORD (SLATTERY S)" vs "WATERFORD (McHUGH)""WATERFORD (McHUGH)"81
"SAT"6904:20"FINAL""TOUR BOAT MIXED QUAD""PHOENIX" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"7004:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 18A DOUBLE ""NEPTUNE" vs "OFFALY""OFFALY""-"
"SAT"7104:40"FINAL""WOMENS NOVICE COXED QUAD""CLONMEL" vs "NEPTUNE""CLONMEL""-"
"SAT"7204:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 18 A SCULL""NEPTUNE (FEERICK C)" vs "OFFALY (MOONEY A)""OFFALY (MOONEY A)""-"
"SAT"7304:40"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 2 DOUBLE""FERMOY" vs "CLONMEL""FERMOY""-"
"SAT"7404:40"FINAL""MENS CLUB 1 SCULL""CARLOW (NOLAN O)" vs "OFFALY (GANNON A)""""-"
"SAT"7504:40"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 1 DOUBLE""CARLOW" vs "FERMOY""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"7605:00"FINAL""TOUR ROWING JUNIOR"41 vs 42"""-"
"SAT"7705:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""CARLOW (DOYLE P)" vs "NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)""NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)""-"
"SAT"7805:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 18B COXED QUAD""CARLOW" vs "CLONMEL""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"7905:00"FINAL""MENS MASTERS DOUBLE ""RUNCORN/ CARLOW O/S" vs "CARLOW (C87)""""-"
"SAT"8005:00"FINAL""INVITATION WOMENS SEN QUAD""RUNCORN/ CARLOW O/S" vs "OFFALY""""-"
"SAT"8105:20"FINAL""WOMENS J18B SCULL""OFFALY (MURPHY A)" vs "WATERFORD (SLATTERY)""OFFALY (MURPHY A)""-"
"SAT"8205:20"FINAL""INVITATION MIXED DOUBLE ""CARLOW A" vs "CARLOW B""""-"
"SUN"109:00"A""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CLONMEL A" vs "CARLOW B""CLONMEL A"20
"SUN"209:00"B""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""SMRC B" vs "WATERFORD A""WATERFORD A"20
"SUN"309:00"C""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""3 CASTLES" vs "NEPTUNE A""3 CASTLES"21
"SUN"409:00"D""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CLONMEL B" vs "CARLOW C""CLONMEL B"22
"SUN"509:00"E""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""WATERFORD B" vs "NEPTUNE B""NEPTUNE B"23
"SUN"609:20"F""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""GRAIGUENAMAN" vs "CARLOW D""CARLOW D"23
"SUN"709:20"A""WOMEN JUN 16 Coxed QUAD""GRAIGUENAMANAGH" vs "COMMERCIAL""COMMERCIAL"39
"SUN"809:20"B""WOMEN JUN 16 Coxed QUAD""CARLOW" vs "SHANDON""CARLOW"39
"SUN"909:20"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD A""COMMERCIAL" vs "SMRC B""COMMERCIAL""-"
"SUN"1009:20"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD B""FERMOY" vs "CLONMEL""FERMOY""-"
"SUN"1109:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD C""NEW ROSS" vs "CORK""CORK""-"
"SUN"1209:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD D""GRAIGUENAMAN" vs "CARLOW A""GRAIGUENAMAN""-"
"SUN"1309:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD E""CARLOW B" vs "SMRC A""SMRC A""-"
"SUN"1409:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD F""OFFALY" vs "SHANDON""SHANDON""-"
"SUN"1510:00"A""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE E""CLONMEL" vs "FERMOY B""CLONMEL"30
"SUN"1610:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE A""SMRC " vs "CARLOW B""SMRC ""-"
"SUN"1710:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE B""FERMOY A" vs "NEW ROSS B""FERMOY A""-"
"SUN"1810:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE C""CORK" vs "CARLOW A""CORK""-"
"SUN"1910:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE D""COMMERCIAL A" vs "NEW ROSS A""NEW ROSS A""-"
"SUN"2010:20"G""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CLONMEL A" vs "WATERFORD A""CLONMEL A"34
"SUN"2110:20"H""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""3 CASTLES" vs "SMRC A""3 CASTLES"34
"SUN"2210:20"I""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CARLOW A" vs "CLONMEL B""CLONMEL B"35
"SUN"2310:20"J""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""NEPTUNE B" vs "CARLOW D""CARLOW D"35
"SUN"2410:20"A""WOMENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""GRAIGUENAMAN" vs "CARLOW A""CARLOW A"54
"SUN"2510:40"B""WOMENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""SMRC" vs "CARLOW B""SMRC"54
"SUN"2610:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 DOUBLE A""NEW ROSS" vs "CORK""CORK""-"
"SUN"2710:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 DOUBLE B""TRALEE" vs "FERMOY""FERMOY""-"
"SUN"2810:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 DOUBLE C""SMRC A" vs "SMRC B""SMRC A""-"
"SUN"2911:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 DOUBLE D""CARLOW" vs "CLONMEL""CARLOW""-"
"SUN"3011:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE E""CLONMEL" vs "COMMERCIAL B""CLONMEL""-"
"SUN"3111:00"A""MENS JUN 15 Coxed QUAD C""NEPTUNE" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN""NEPTUNE"68
"SUN"3211:00"A""MENS JUN 14 Coxed QUAD C""SHANDON" vs "CARLOW A ""CARLOW A "71
"SUN"3311:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 DOUBLE A""WATERFORD" vs "TRALEE""WATERFORD""-"
"SUN"3411:20"K""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CLONMEL A" vs "3 CASTLES""3 CASTLES"48
"SUN"3511:20"L""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CLONMEL B" vs "CARLOW D""CARLOW D"48
"SUN"3611:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 DOUBLE B""CARLOW A" vs "COMMERCIAL A""COMMERCIAL A""-"
"SUN"3711:20"FINAL""MENS JUN15 DOUBLE C""CARLOW B" vs "ATHLONE""CARLOW B""-"
"SUN"3811:20"FINAL""MENS JUN15 DOUBLE D""COMMERCIAL B" vs "CARLOW C""CARLOW C""-"
"SUN"3911:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN16 Coxed QUAD ""COMMERCIAL" vs "CARLOW""COMMERCIAL""-"
"SUN"4011:40"A""MENS JUN 14 SCULL F""GRAIGUENAMAN (Hennessy B)" vs "3 CASTLES (FLYNN L)""3 CASTLES (FLYNN L)"46
"SUN"4111:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL A""CARLOW (HESLIN S)" vs "CARLOW (SLATTERY H)""CARLOW (SLATTERY H)""-"
"SUN"4211:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL B""SHANDON (LEGGETT)" vs "3 CASTLE (KEOGH A)""SHANDON (LEGGETT)""-"
"SUN"4312:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL C""CORK (MADDEN R)" vs "COMMERCIAL (HANLEY R)""COMMERCIAL (HANLEY R)""-"
"SUN"4412:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL D""CORK (LAW D)" vs "CORK (COLEMAN/O'NEILL)""CORK (COLEMAN/O'NEILL)""-"
"SUN"4512:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL E""CORK (MALLEN M)" vs "CARLOW (FLEMING)""CORK (MALLEN M)""-"
"SUN"4612:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL F""3 CASTLES (FLYNN L)" vs "COMMERCIAL (KEANE R)""3 CASTLES (FLYNN L)""-"
"SUN"4712:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL E""TRALEE (FLYNN S)" vs "SHANDON (HARRINGTON J)""TRALEE (FLYNN S)"53
"SUN"4812:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""3 CASTLES" vs "CARLOW D""CARLOW D""-"
"SUN"4912:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL A""NEW ROSS (TIERNEY S)" vs "WATERFORD (ROBINSON L)""WATERFORD (ROBINSON L)""-"
"SUN"5012:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL B""CARLOW (SLATER D)" vs "COMMERCIAL (MCCANNON S)"""95
"SUN"5112:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL C""CARLOW (SCULLY S)" vs "COMMERCIAL (O'TOOLE D)""COMMERCIAL (O'TOOLE D)""-"
"SUN"5212:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL D""FERMOY (O'SULLIVAN E)" vs "OFFALY (MURPHY A)""FERMOY (O'SULLIVAN E)""-"
"SUN"5312:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL E""cancelled " vs "cancelled ""cancelled ""-"
"SUN"5412:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CARLOW A" vs "SMRC""CARLOW A""-"
"SUN"5512:40"FINAL""MEN JUN15 DOUBLE E""NEW ROSS" vs "SMRC""SMRC""-"
"SUN"5612:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 15 SCULL A""SHANDON (DINEEN M)" vs "WATERFORD (ROBINSON L)""WATERFORD (ROBINSON L)""-"
"SUN"5701:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 15 SCULL B""NEW ROSS (FLANAGAN C)" vs "CLONMEL (FLEMING A)""CLONMEL (FLEMING A)""-"
"SUN"5801:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 15 SCULL C""SMRC (MCMAHON-LOWE C)" vs "NEW ROSS (BROWN L)""SMRC (MCMAHON-LOWE C)""-"
"SUN"5901:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 15 SCULL D""FERMOY (MURPHY J)" vs "3 CASTLES (DARKER S)""""-"
"SUN"6001:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 15 SCULL E""CLONMEL (QUIGLEY A)" vs "FERMOY (O'SULLIVAN E)""FERMOY (O'SULLIVAN E)""-"
"SUN"6101:20"A""MENS JUN 16 COXED QUAD""CARLOW A" vs "SHANDON""SHANDON"73
"SUN"6201:20"B""MENS JUN 16 COXED QUAD""SMRC A" vs "NEPTUNE""NEPTUNE"76
"SUN"6301:20"FINAL""WOMEN JUN15 SCULL F""SHANDON (CROWLEY J)" vs "NEW ROSS (COUGHLAN A)""SHANDON (CROWLEY J)""-"
"SUN"6401:20"FINAL""INVITATION MEN JUN 14 QUAD""COMMERCIAL" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SUN"6501:40"A""WOMENS JUN16 SCULL""CARLOW (WEBSTER C)" vs "SHANDON (MCCARTHY A)""CARLOW (WEBSTER C)"99
"SUN"6601:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 Coxed QUAD A""SMRC" vs "SHANDON B""SMRC""-"
"SUN"6701:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 Coxed QUAD B""SHANDON A" vs "CARLOW""SHANDON A""-"
"SUN"6801:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 Coxed QUAD C""NEPTUNE" vs "COMMERCIAL""NEPTUNE""-"
"SUN"6902:00"FINAL""MENS JUN14 QUAD A""CLONMEL" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN""CLONMEL""-"
"SUN"7002:00"FINAL""MEN JUN14 QUAD B""CORK B" vs "CORK A ""CORK B""-"
"SUN"7102:00"FINAL""MEN JUN14 QUAD C""CARLOW A" vs "CARLOW B""CARLOW A""-"
"SUN"7202:00"A""MIXED JUN15 QUAD""TRALEE" vs "CARLOW""TRALEE"100
"SUN"7302:20"C""MENS JUN16 COXED QUAD""SHANDON" vs "SMRC B""SMRC B"85
"SUN"7402:20"D""MENS JUN16 COXED QUAD""CARLOW B" vs "ATHLONE""CARLOW B"85
"SUN"7502:20"E""MENS JUN16 COXED QUAD""WATERFORD" vs "3 CASTLES""3 CASTLES"86
"SUN"7602:20"F""MENS JUN16 COXED QUAD""SMRC C" vs "NEPTUNE""SMRC C"86
"SUN"7702:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 SCULL A""SMRC (SPELMAN R)" vs "WATERFORD (O'BRIEN S)""SMRC (SPELMAN R)""-"
"SUN"7802:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 SCULL B""CARLOW (KELLY C)" vs "TRALEE (GANNON S)""CARLOW (KELLY C)""-"
"SUN"7902:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 SCULL C""SMRC (O'BYRNE D)" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN (MOYLAN J)""GRAIGUENAMAN (MOYLAN J)""-"
"SUN"8002:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 SCULL D""COMMERCIAL (BROWN K)" vs "SHANDON (GAFFNEY E)""COMMERCIAL (BROWN K)""-"
"SUN"8103:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULL E""CLONMEL (O'DONNELL S)" vs "SHANDON (O'NEILL S)""SHANDON (O'NEILL S)""-"
"SUN"8203:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULL F""SMRC (FUREY P)" vs "NEW ROSS (BECKER J)""SMRC (FUREY P)""-"
"SUN"8303:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULL G""NEW ROSS (SUTTON L)" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN (Dempsey S)""GRAIGUENAMAN (Dempsey S)"84
"SUN"8403:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULL H""GRAIGUENAMAN (BOLGER B)" vs "CARLOW (MEADE H)""CARLOW (MEADE H)""-"
"SUN"8503:20"G""MENS JUN 16 COXED QUAD""SMRC B" vs "CARLOW B""CARLOW B"98
"SUN"8603:20"H""MENS JUN 16 COXED QUAD""3 CASTLES" vs "SMRC C""SMRC C"98
"SUN"8703:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULLS I""OFFALY (BRENNAN C)" vs "SHANDON (ARRIGAN J)""SHANDON (ARRIGAN J)""-"
"SUN"8803:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULLS J""SHANDON (BYRNE A)" vs "COMMERCIAL (HOLTON A)""COMMERCIAL (HOLTON A)""-"
"SUN"8903:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 DOUBLE A""COMMERCIAL" vs "SHANDON B""SHANDON B""-"
"SUN"9003:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 DOUBLE B""CARLOW B" vs "CORK A""CORK A""-"
"SUN"9103:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 DOUBLE C""CLONMEL A" vs "CORK B""CLONMEL A""-"
"SUN"9203:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 DOUBLE D""CARLOW A" vs "3 CASTLES""3 CASTLES""-"
"SUN"9304:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 DOUBLE E""SHANDON A" vs "CLONMEL B""SHANDON A""-"
"SUN"9404:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 Coxed QUAD A""CARLOW A" vs "FERMOY""CARLOW A""-"
"SUN"9504:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 Coxed QUAD B""NEW ROSS" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN""GRAIGUENAMAN""-"
"SUN"9604:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 Coxed QUADC""CARLOW B" vs "CLONMEL""CLONMEL""-"
"SUN"9704:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN14 Coxed QUAD D""CORK" vs "CARLOW""CORK""-"
"SUN"9804:20"FINAL""MENS JUN16 Coxed QUAD""CARLOW B" vs "SMRC C""SMRC C""-"
"SUN"9904:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN16 SCULL""CARLOW (WEBSTER C)" vs "FERMOY (MURPHY J)""CARLOW (WEBSTER C)""-"
"SUN"10004:20"FINAL""MIXED JUN15 QUAD""TRALEE" vs "NEW ROSS""NEW ROSS""-"
"SUN"10104:20"FINAL""MIXED JUN16 QUAD""CARLOW A" vs "CARLOW B""CARLOW B""-"
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#ROWING: Ireland’s junior teams for the Coupe de la Jeunesse and the Home International Regatta have been named. Based on performances at the European Junior Rowing Championships, Rowing Ireland decided not to send a team to the World Junior Championships.

Crews listed have been selected on the basis of performances at trials throughout the year, and on the provision that they show continued improvement in performance levels.

A plan will be drawn up by so that all selected junior crews will get in training days mid-week where possible when schools are out or over weekends prior to the Irish Championships. Crews will go into training camp after the Irish Championships up to the departure dates for competition.

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Libourne, France. 1st – 3rd Aug 2014

Women

Junior Double Sculls: Eimear Lambe (Commercial RC), Jasmine English (Belfast BC)

Junior Quadruple: Emily Hegarty (Skibbereen RC), Aoife O’Keeffe (Cork BC), Claire Beechinor (Cork BC), Kirsty Turner (Belfast BC)

Junior Single: Erin Barry (Bann RC)

Junior Pair: Oisin Forde, Dervla Forde (Cork BC)

Men

Junior Double: David O’Malley (St Michael’s RC), Connor Carmody (Shannon RC)

Quadruple: Colm Hennessy (Shandon BC), Eoghan Whittle (Castleconnell BC), Patrick Munnelly (Athlone BC), Andrew Goff (Waterford BC)

Pair: Brian Keohane (Presentation RC), David Keohane (Presentation RC)

Home International, NRC, Cork (Sat 26th July)

Note: Line ups to be decided by coach of each crew, this will be finalised in the next week.

Junior Men Sweep Team: Adam Browne (Shannon RC), Patrick O’Connor (St Michaels RC)

Ciaran Higgins/Thomas Higgins   (Cork BC)

Alex Coyne/Darragh McCarthy (Col Iognaid RC)

Kevin Fallon/Jack Bennett (St Josephs RC)

Luke Rigney/Donal Coen (Col Iognaid RC)

Junior Men Sculling Team;                                    

Shane Mulvaney (Neptune RC)

Fintan McCarthy (Skibbereen RC)

Daniel Begley (Shandon BC)

David Synnott (Lee RC)

Sean Dennehy (Cork BC)

Stephen O’Sullivan (Shandon BC)

Dylan McCarthy (Skibbereen RC)

Junior Women Sweep team;

Niamh Casey, Ellen McCarthy (Skibbereen RC)

Kara O’Connor, Holly Hickey (Muckross RC)                              

Ciara Davis, Ciara O’Dwyer (Shannon RC)

Katie Nagle/ Fiona O’Keeffe  (Shandon BC)

Naomi Wray/ Francesca Morelli  (Bann RC)

Junior Women sculling team;

Aisling Rodger (Commercial)

Sarah Murphy (St Michaels RC)

Megan McLaughlin (Cork BC)

Alison Mooney (Offaly RC)

Carrie Nolan (New Ross BC)

Eimear Cummins (Lee RC)

Brega Mullan (Bann RC)

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#ROWING: A team of seven athletes have been selected to represent Ireland at the European Junior Rowing Championships in Hazelwinkel, Belgium on May 24th and 25th. This is the first time Rowing Ireland has sent a team to compete at this event.

 The team is:

Junior Women’s Single Scull: Erin Barry, Bann RC.

Junior Women’s Double Scull: Eimear Lambe, Commercial RC and Jasmine English, Belfast BC

Junior Men’s Double Scull: David O’Malley, St Michaels RC and Conor Carmody, Shannon RC

Junior Men’s Pair: David Keohane and Brian Keohane, Presentation College RC

All seven athletes represented Ireland in 2013. Erin Barry, Jasmine English, David O’Malley and Conor Carmody competed at the Junior World Rowing Championships, while Eimear Lambe, David Keohane and Brian Keohane were chosen for the Coupe de la Jeunesse, a European tournament. This year’s World Junior Rowing Championships and Coupe de la Jeunesse both take place in August.

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#CANOEING: Ireland junior canoeist Liam Jegou took a silver medal today at the Canoe Slalom Under-23 and Junior World Championships in Sydney, Australia. On a difficult course in Penrith, only Florian Breuer of Germany was faster in the C1 (canoe single) than the Irishman. Both men took one touch, Jegou’s on the fourth gate. Roman Malyshev of Russia was third and Britain’s Samuel Ibbotson fourth.

“It’s great, I am really happy,” Jegou said. He had come close to a podium finish in the last two years, finishing sixth last year and fourth in 2012.

Canoe Slalom World Under-23 and Junior Championships, Penrith, Sydney (Irish interest):

C1 Men – Semi-Final (10 qualify): 1 Britain (S Ibbotson) 109.47; 6 Ireland (L Jegou) 112.11 (2.64 behind). Final: 1 Germany (F Breuer) 104.31, 2 Ireland (L Jegou) 107.61, 3 Russia (R Malyshev) 108.54.

Published in Canoeing
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Ireland's Offshore Renewable Energy

Because of Ireland's location at the Atlantic edge of the EU, it has more offshore energy potential than most other countries in Europe. The conditions are suitable for the development of the full range of current offshore renewable energy technologies.

Offshore Renewable Energy FAQs

Offshore renewable energy draws on the natural energy provided by wind, wave and tide to convert it into electricity for industry and domestic consumption.

Offshore wind is the most advanced technology, using fixed wind turbines in coastal areas, while floating wind is a developing technology more suited to deeper water. In 2018, offshore wind provided a tiny fraction of global electricity supply, but it is set to expand strongly in the coming decades into a USD 1 trillion business, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). It says that turbines are growing in size and in power capacity, which in turn is "delivering major performance and cost improvements for offshore wind farms".

The global offshore wind market grew nearly 30% per year between 2010 and 2018, according to the IEA, due to rapid technology improvements, It calculated that about 150 new offshore wind projects are in active development around the world. Europe in particular has fostered the technology's development, led by Britain, Germany and Denmark, but China added more capacity than any other country in 2018.

A report for the Irish Wind Energy Assocation (IWEA) by the Carbon Trust – a British government-backed limited company established to accelerate Britain's move to a low carbon economy - says there are currently 14 fixed-bottom wind energy projects, four floating wind projects and one project that has yet to choose a technology at some stage of development in Irish waters. Some of these projects are aiming to build before 2030 to contribute to the 5GW target set by the Irish government, and others are expected to build after 2030. These projects have to secure planning permission, obtain a grid connection and also be successful in a competitive auction in the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS).

The electricity generated by each turbine is collected by an offshore electricity substation located within the wind farm. Seabed cables connect the offshore substation to an onshore substation on the coast. These cables transport the electricity to land from where it will be used to power homes, farms and businesses around Ireland. The offshore developer works with EirGrid, which operates the national grid, to identify how best to do this and where exactly on the grid the project should connect.

The new Marine Planning and Development Management Bill will create a new streamlined system for planning permission for activity or infrastructure in Irish waters or on the seabed, including offshore wind farms. It is due to be published before the end of 2020 and enacted in 2021.

There are a number of companies aiming to develop offshore wind energy off the Irish coast and some of the larger ones would be ESB, SSE Renewables, Energia, Statkraft and RWE.

There are a number of companies aiming to develop offshore wind energy off the Irish coast and some of the larger ones would be ESB, SSE Renewables, Energia, Statkraft and RWE. Is there scope for community involvement in offshore wind? The IWEA says that from the early stages of a project, the wind farm developer "should be engaging with the local community to inform them about the project, answer their questions and listen to their concerns". It says this provides the community with "the opportunity to work with the developer to help shape the final layout and design of the project". Listening to fishing industry concerns, and how fishermen may be affected by survey works, construction and eventual operation of a project is "of particular concern to developers", the IWEA says. It says there will also be a community benefit fund put in place for each project. It says the final details of this will be addressed in the design of the RESS (see below) for offshore wind but it has the potential to be "tens of millions of euro over the 15 years of the RESS contract". The Government is also considering the possibility that communities will be enabled to invest in offshore wind farms though there is "no clarity yet on how this would work", the IWEA says.

Based on current plans, it would amount to around 12 GW of offshore wind energy. However, the IWEA points out that is unlikely that all of the projects planned will be completed. The industry says there is even more significant potential for floating offshore wind off Ireland's west coast and the Programme for Government contains a commitment to develop a long-term plan for at least 30 GW of floating offshore wind in our deeper waters.

There are many different models of turbines. The larger a turbine, the more efficient it is in producing electricity at a good price. In choosing a turbine model the developer will be conscious of this ,but also has to be aware the impact of the turbine on the environment, marine life, biodiversity and visual impact. As a broad rule an offshore wind turbine will have a tip-height of between 165m and 215m tall. However, turbine technology is evolving at a rapid rate with larger more efficient turbines anticipated on the market in the coming years.

 

The Renewable Electricity Support Scheme is designed to support the development of renewable energy projects in Ireland. Under the scheme wind farms and solar farms compete against each other in an auction with the projects which offer power at the lowest price awarded contracts. These contracts provide them with a guaranteed price for their power for 15 years. If they obtain a better price for their electricity on the wholesale market they must return the difference to the consumer.

Yes. The first auction for offshore renewable energy projects is expected to take place in late 2021.

Cost is one difference, and technology is another. Floating wind farm technology is relatively new, but allows use of deeper water. Ireland's 50-metre contour line is the limit for traditional bottom-fixed wind farms, and it is also very close to population centres, which makes visibility of large turbines an issue - hence the attraction of floating structures Do offshore wind farms pose a navigational hazard to shipping? Inshore fishermen do have valid concerns. One of the first steps in identifying a site as a potential location for an offshore wind farm is to identify and assess the level of existing marine activity in the area and this particularly includes shipping. The National Marine Planning Framework aims to create, for the first time, a plan to balance the various kinds of offshore activity with the protection of the Irish marine environment. This is expected to be published before the end of 2020, and will set out clearly where is suitable for offshore renewable energy development and where it is not - due, for example, to shipping movements and safe navigation.

YEnvironmental organisations are concerned about the impact of turbines on bird populations, particularly migrating birds. A Danish scientific study published in 2019 found evidence that larger birds were tending to avoid turbine blades, but said it didn't have sufficient evidence for smaller birds – and cautioned that the cumulative effect of farms could still have an impact on bird movements. A full environmental impact assessment has to be carried out before a developer can apply for planning permission to develop an offshore wind farm. This would include desk-based studies as well as extensive surveys of the population and movements of birds and marine mammals, as well as fish and seabed habitats. If a potential environmental impact is identified the developer must, as part of the planning application, show how the project will be designed in such a way as to avoid the impact or to mitigate against it.

A typical 500 MW offshore wind farm would require an operations and maintenance base which would be on the nearby coast. Such a project would generally create between 80-100 fulltime jobs, according to the IWEA. There would also be a substantial increase to in-direct employment and associated socio-economic benefit to the surrounding area where the operation and maintenance hub is located.

The recent Carbon Trust report for the IWEA, entitled Harnessing our potential, identified significant skills shortages for offshore wind in Ireland across the areas of engineering financial services and logistics. The IWEA says that as Ireland is a relatively new entrant to the offshore wind market, there are "opportunities to develop and implement strategies to address the skills shortages for delivering offshore wind and for Ireland to be a net exporter of human capital and skills to the highly competitive global offshore wind supply chain". Offshore wind requires a diverse workforce with jobs in both transferable (for example from the oil and gas sector) and specialist disciplines across apprenticeships and higher education. IWEA have a training network called the Green Tech Skillnet that facilitates training and networking opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

It is expected that developing the 3.5 GW of offshore wind energy identified in the Government's Climate Action Plan would create around 2,500 jobs in construction and development and around 700 permanent operations and maintenance jobs. The Programme for Government published in 2020 has an enhanced target of 5 GW of offshore wind which would create even more employment. The industry says that in the initial stages, the development of offshore wind energy would create employment in conducting environmental surveys, community engagement and development applications for planning. As a site moves to construction, people with backgrounds in various types of engineering, marine construction and marine transport would be recruited. Once the site is up and running , a project requires a team of turbine technicians, engineers and administrators to ensure the wind farm is fully and properly maintained, as well as crew for the crew transfer vessels transporting workers from shore to the turbines.

The IEA says that today's offshore wind market "doesn't even come close to tapping the full potential – with high-quality resources available in most major markets". It estimates that offshore wind has the potential to generate more than 420 000 Terawatt hours per year (TWh/yr) worldwide – as in more than 18 times the current global electricity demand. One Terawatt is 114 megawatts, and to put it in context, Scotland it has a population a little over 5 million and requires 25 TWh/yr of electrical energy.

Not as advanced as wind, with anchoring a big challenge – given that the most effective wave energy has to be in the most energetic locations, such as the Irish west coast. Britain, Ireland and Portugal are regarded as most advanced in developing wave energy technology. The prize is significant, the industry says, as there are forecasts that varying between 4000TWh/yr to 29500TWh/yr. Europe consumes around 3000TWh/year.

The industry has two main umbrella organisations – the Irish Wind Energy Association, which represents both onshore and offshore wind, and the Marine Renewables Industry Association, which focuses on all types of renewable in the marine environment.

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