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#ROWING: Sanita Puspure added a second silver medal to the one she won on Saturday at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja regatta in Italy today. She finished, as she had on Saturday, behind Donata Vistartaite of Lithuania. Paul O’Donovan was again near the head of the field in the men’s lightweight single sculls, but he had to settle for fourth.

Memorial Paolo d’Aloja, Piediluco, Italy (Irish interest)

Men

Lightweight Single Sculls: 1 Italy (M Miani) 7:01.88, 2 Greece Two (E Konsolas) 7:07.15, 3 India (D Dushyant) 7:09.36, 4 Ireland (O’Donovan) 7:09.63

Women

Pair: 1 Ireland (Kennedy, Dilleen) 7:30.0, 2 Italy (Arcangiolini, Marzari) 7:43.67, 3 Italy Two (Basadonna, Bellio) 7:47.89.

Double Sculls: 1 Italy Two (Schiavone, Palma) 7:20.55, 2 Italy (Patelli, Bertolasi) 7:25.08, 3 Belgium (J Ghuysen, M Lewuillon) 4 Ireland (Moran, Dukarska) 7:30.78.

Single Sculls: 1 Lithuania (Vistartaite) 7:48.66, 2 Ireland (Puspure) 7:54.83, 3 Italy (S Magnaghi) 8:03.06.

Published in Rowing

#ROWING: All four Ireland crews will compete in Finals on Sunday at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja regatta in Italy. Sanita Puspure and Paul O’Donovan guaranteed their places by finishing second in their heats. The women’s pair and women’s double sculls go directly through to their finals. 

Memorial Paolo d’Aloja, Piediluco, Italy (Irish interest, Finals)

Men

Lightweight Single Sculls: 1 South Africa (LS Ndlovu) 7:00.21, 2 India (D Dushyant) 7:00.93, 3 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:02.33.

Women

Pair: 1 Ireland (L Kennedy, L Dilleen) 7:25.22, 2 Ialy (B Arcangiolini, G Marzari) 7:33.70, 3 Italy Three (I Broggini, V Calabrese) 7:36.35.

Sculling, Double: 1 Italy Two (L Schiavone, G Palma) 7:17.10, 2 Italy One (A Patelli, S Bertolasi) 7:23.75, 3 Ireland (E Moran, M Dukarska) 7:33.44.

Single: 1 Lithuania (D Vistartaite) 7:45.46, 2 Ireland (S Puspure) 7:49.92, 3 Italy (S Magnaghi) 8:00.86.

Saturday Heats

Lightweight Men – 2 P O’Donovan 7:23.19

Women’s Single – 2 S Puspure 7:44.91

Published in Rowing

#ROWING: Paul O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure headed the rankings on the first day of the Ireland Trial at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. O’Donovan, who is still just 19 and a lightweight, was the fastest single sculler on the water. In sometimes difficult headwind conditions he hit 85.5 per cent of projected world gold medal winning time for an under-23 lightweight. Puspure was the fastest woman and her per centage as an openweight single sculler was 84.42.

Ireland Trials, National Rowing Centre, Cork (Selected Results (provisional); Ranked by Time and Per Centage of projected World Gold Medal Time)

Men

Pair – Under-23: 1 M Pukelis, K Neville 7:19.33 (79.67), 2 R O’Callaghan, R Bennett 7:20.13 (79.52). Junior: 1 B Keohane, D Keohane 7:24.93 (78.66), 2 E Murray, B Rix 7:39.46 (76.18), 3 K Fallon, J Bennett 7:41.17 (75.89).

Sculling, Single – Senior: 1 J Keohane 7:31.69 (81.91 per cent), 2 D Neale 7:45.56 (79.47). Under-23: 1 A Harrington 7:33.35 (81.61), 2 D Quinlan 7:46.62 (79.29), 3 T Oliver 7:50.01 (78.72).

Lightweight Single – Under-23: 1 P O’Donovan 7:24.47 (85.50), 2 S O’Driscoll 7:33.88 (83.72), 3 B Beck 7:40.24 (82.57).

Junior: 1 D O’Malley 7:39.10 (80.59), 2 C Carmody 7:43.20 (79.88), 3 S Mulvaney 7:49.15 (78.87).

Women

Pair – Junior: 1 N Casey, E McCarthy 8:28.74 (76.27), 2 Clarke, Glover 8:36.22 (75.16), 3 O’Connor, Hickey 8:40.66 (74.52).

Sculling, Double – Senior: E Moran, M Dukarska 7:41.83 (81.05)

Single – Senior: S Puspure 7:56.20 (84.42)

Lightweight Single – Senior: 1 S McCrohan 8:21.77 (83.31), 2 O Hayes 8:30.20 (81.93), 3 C Jennings 8:31.52 (81.72).

Junior: 1 E Barry 8:32.96 (78.37), 2 E Lambe 8:43.60 (76.78), 3 E Hegarty 8:48.04 (76.13).

Published in Rowing

#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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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