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#Rowing: Paul O'Donovan was far and away the fastest single sculler at Cork Regatta at the National Rowing Centre today. The 22-year-old UCD man had a clearwater lead by halfway and beat his younger brother, Gary into second by over eight seconds. The O'Donovans form the Ireland Olympic lightweight double. Paul will go on to represent his country as a lightweight single sculler at the World Championships.

 Denise Walsh was a convincing winner of the women's senior single, well ahead of Siobhan McCrohan, while the very promising Cork Boat Club junior crew of Amy Mason and Tara O'Hanlon won the Division One women's pair. Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan took the men's senior pair, ahead of the Portora intermediate crew of Ryan Ballantyne and Barney Rix.

 The New Ross junior 16 crew had a stirring victory in the women's division two coxed quad, while UCD's club two crew won the men's division two eight.

Cork Regatta (Coillte Grand League), National Rowing Centre, Day One

Men

Eight - Div Two - A Final: 1 UCD (Club 2) 6:10.51; 3 Neptune (jun 18B) 6:26.949; 5 UCD (nov) 6:35.449; 6 Shandon (jun 16) 6:36.01.

Pair - Div One - A Final: 1 Skibbereen (M O'Donovan, S O'Driscoll; sen) 6:47.31, 2 Portora (inter) 7:00.21, 3 Portora (sen) 7:03.97. B Final: UCC 7:09.969; 4 Methodists (jun 18A) 7:27.72. C Final: 1 Commercial B (sen) 7:19.64; 5 Cork (Club 1) 7:39.03.

Sculling, Single - Div One - A Final: 1 UCD (P O'Donovan; sen) 6:55.78, 2 Skibbereen (G O'Donovan; sen) 7:03.98, 3 Portadown (S McKeown; sen) 7:20.81; 4 Shandon (R Byrne; jun 18) 7:21.20; 5 St Michael's (D O'Connor; inter) 7:21.58. B Final: Clonmel (D Lynch; jun 18) 7:20.48; 6 NUIG (T Dillon; lwt) 7:39.37. C Final: Shandon (D Begley; inter) 7:29.43; 2 Carlow (L Keating; Club One) 7:30.86.

Women

Pair - Division One - A Final: 1 Cork A (jun) 7:49.19, 2 UCC (sen) 7:53.55, 3 Bann (inter) 7:59.863. B Final: Queen's/UCC (sen) 8:01.37. C Final: St Michael's (inter) 8:21.57.

Sculling, Quadruple - Div Two, coxed - A Final: 1 New Ross (jun 16) 7:40.26, 2 Cork B (Club 2) 7:41.14; 5 Carlow (jun 18B) 7:48.997. B Final: Waterford (jun 18B) 7:54.796. C Final: Commercial (club 2) 8:18.91; 3 Castleconnell (nov) 8:24.174.

Single - Div One - A Final: 1 Skibbereen (D Walsh; sen) 7:51.57, 2 Tribesmen (S McCrohan; sen) 8:04.30, 3 Skibbereen (O Hayes; sen) 8:09.94; 4 Belfast BC (O Blundell; inter) 8:21.16. B Final: Belfast BC (C Deyermond; club 1) 8:25.96; 2 Neptune (C Feerick; jun 18A) 8:28.71. C Final: Carlow (A Byrne; lwt) 9:05.89.

 

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#Rowing: UCD finished third in the final of the senior eights at Marlow Regatta at the Olympic venue of Dorney Lake on Saturday. The race was won by Molesey in five minutes 21.79 seconds, with Westminster School second. UCD, whose crew were stroked by David O'Malley, were timed at five minutes 34.37 seconds.

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#Rowing: The men's under-23 lightweight quadruple which won on both days at the London Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney Lake has been given the nod by the Ireland selectors for the World Championships in Rotterdam in August. The heavyweight quadruple will also travel. A big team has also been chosen for the World University Championships in Poznan, Poland in early September. There is a strong-looking women's four and men's double, and Monika Dukarska has been chosen in the single sculls. 

Ireland Crews Nominated for International Events

World Championships, August 21st to 28th, Rotterdam

 Men: Under-23 Quadruple - S McKeown, J Casey, P Boomer, D Buckley. Lightweight Under-23 Quadruple - S O'Connor, S O'Connell, C Hennessy, F McCarthy.

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Poznan, July 29th-31st

Women - Junior Pair: A Mason, T O'Hanlon

World University Championships, September 2nd - 4th, Poznan

Men, Sculling - Double: P Doyle, T Oliver. Under-23 Lightweight Double: J McCarthy, D Synott. Single: A Goff. Lightweight Single: C Beck.

Women - Four: A Feeley, E Lambe, S Bennett, K O'Connor.

Sculling - Double: O Blundell, A Crowley. Single: M Dukarska.  

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#Rowing: For the second day in succession, Ireland’s under-23 lightweight crew won the elite quadruple at London Metropolitan Regatta. The Skibbereen/UCD/UCC/Shandon combination had 1.4 seconds to spare over Tees Rowing Club. The crew is Fintan McCarthy, Shane O’Connell, Stephen O’Connor and Colm Hennessy

London Metropolitan Regatta, Dorney Lake (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Sunday

Men

Sculling - Quadruple - Elite: 1 UCC, Skibbereen, UCD, Shandon 6:29.52.

Saturday

Men

Eight – Senior:  1 Eton College 5:56.69, 2 St Paul’s School 5:58.86, 3 Commercial 5:59.70; 4 Trinity 6:04.59.

Fours – Elite, coxed: 3 Trinity (P Moreau, M Corcoran, L Hawkes, M Kelly; cox: C Flynn) 6:34.88. Intermediate Two, coxed: 1 UCC (S Murphy, T Power, B Keohane, D Keohane; cox: R O’Leary) 6:48.31.

Sculling – Quadruple – Elite: 1 UCC, Skibbereen, UCD, Shandon (F McCarthy, S O’Connell, S O’Connor, C Hennesy) 6:07.64.

Double – Elite/Senior: 5 Skibbereen/UCC (J McCarthy, D Synnott) 7:02.57.

Single – Elite Lightweight: 2 UCD (Andrew Goff) 7:33.27. Senior: 4 UCC (A Harrington) 7:28.87. Intermediate One: 1 UCC (Harrington) 7:33.35; 5 Garda (D Kelly) 7:47.49. Inter Two: 4 Trinity (S Addison) 7:46.58.

Women

Four – Combined: 3 UCD intermediate one (E Lambe, A Crowley, S Bennett, K O’Connor) 7:22.46. Intermediate, coxed: 3 Commercial (Sinead Dolan, M Bracken, A O’Leary, E Gary; cox: E Moody) 7:38.08.

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#Rowing: Neptune won the club one eights, beating UCD in a close final, and the junior 18 coxed four at the Portadown Regatta on Saturday. Methodist College, Belfast, took the club one women’s quadruple sculls. Katie Shirlow of Bann was the best women’s intermediate single sculler.  

Portadown Regatta, Saturday (Selected Results):

Men

Eight – Club One: Neptune bt UCD ¼ l. Junior 18: Neptune bt Methodist College, Belfast 2½ l. Masters: Bann bt Belfast RC, bowball.  Jun 16: Methodist bt Coleraine GS 5l.  

Four – Jun 18, coxed: RBAI r/o Neptune. Masters, coxed: Belfast BC bt Belfast RC 1½ l

Sculling – Quadruple, Club One, coxed: Coleraine GS bt RBAI 5l. Novice, coxed: Neptune bt RBAI 3l. Jun 18: Bann bt RBAI 1¼ l. Jun 16, coxed: Portora bt Portadown 2¼ l.  Jun 15 coxed: Bann bt Portadown 2l.

Double – Club One: Portadown bt Coleraine GS, 5l. Jun 18: Bann bt RBAI B ½ l. Nov: UCD bt Portadown easily. Masters: Belfast BC bt Lady Victoria 3l. Jun 16: Neptune A bt RBAI 5l. Jun 15: Bann bt Coleraine GS 1¾ l

Single – Club: Carrick-on-Shannon (T Earley) bt RBAI (J Emery) 4l. Novice: RBAI (T Lyons) bt Carrick (F Early) 2½ l. Jun 18: Carrick-on-Shannon (T Earley) bt Portadown (N Hull) 1l. Masters: Portora (G Murphy) bt City of Derry (G D’Urso) 1½l. Jun 16: Portora (R Blake) bt Coleraine GS (H Moore) lft. Jun 15: Portora (M Stewart) r/0 Portora (C Stewart).

Women

Eight – Jun 16: Neptune bt Coleraine Grammar School 3½ l. Jun 15: Portora A bt Portadown easily.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Methodist bt Belfast BC 2¼ l. Novice, coxed: Neptune bt Methodist 3l. Jun 18: Bann bt Portadown easily. Jun 16, coxed: Neptune bt Portadown A ¾ l. Jun 15, coxed: Bann bt Portadown A, easily.

Double – Inter: Bann bt Portadown 4l. Masters: Belfast BC bt Lady Victoria 3l. Jun 18: Bann bt Portadown A, 6l. Jun 16: Portora bt Belfast RC 3l.

Single – Inter: Bann (K Shirlow) bt Portadown (A Martin) easily. Club One: Bann (D Maguire) bt Portadown (A Martin) easily. Jun 18: Neptune (A Clark) bt Portadown (K McCann) 4l. Jun 16: Portadown (I Peyton) bt Carrick-on-Shannon (A O’Connor) easily. Jun 15: Portora (V Wilson) bt Portora (M O’Doherty) 1¼ l.

EventTypeLane 1: Portadown StationVerdictLane 2: Gilford StationNext
MJ18 2XHeat 1Portadown B RBAI B35
MJ18 2XHeat 2Methodist Portadown C35
WJ14 1xHeatPortadown, Pinkerton, R Portora, McComb, T72
WC1 1XSFCarrick, Duggan, T Bann, Maguire, D117
WN 4x+SF1Methodist QUBLBC71
WN 4x+SF2Neptune Portadown71
MN 1xHeatPortadown, McClenahan, B Carrick, Early, F44
no race     
MJ18 1XHeat 1Bann, Christie, A RBAI,Reid,N48
MJ18 1XHeat 2CGS, Moore,H Portadown, Tang,C48
MC1 2xHeatRBAI Portadown136
MC1 1XHeatCarrick, Earley, TReschedued to race 39Portadown, Laivins, A85
WJ14 4X+HeatBann Portadown57
MJ16 2XHeat 1Portadown A Neptune B88
MJ16 2XHeat 2Portora Portadown B88
WJ16 4X+Heat 1Belfast RC Methodist34
WJ16 4X+Heat 2Portadown A Portora34
MN 2xHeatUCDBC Bann65
WJ18 1xHeat 1Neptune, Clark, A Carrick, Duggan, T53
WJ18 1xHeat 2Portadown, Green, R Portadown, Henderson, A53
MN 4X+Heat 1Portadown A UCD BC86
MN 4X+Heat 2Portadown B Neptune86
MJ16 1XSF1Carrick, Early, F CGS,Moore,H80
MJ16 1XSF2Portora,Blake, R RBAI, Lyons, T80
WJ15 8+SF1Portadown CGS102
WJ15 8+SF2Portora A Portora B102
WJ18 2XHeat 1Methodist Bann77
WJ18 2XHeat 2Portadown B Neptune77
MJ15 1XSF1Portora, Stewart, C CGS, McCook, C74
MJ15 1XSF2Portora, Stewart, M Portora, Bell, A74
MM 4+SF1Belfast RC B (e 220) Belfast BC (f 247)103
MM 4+SF2Belfast RC A (f 251) Neptune (d 215)103
WJ16 4X+SF1Neptune Portadown B140
WJ16 4X+SF2Methodist Portadown A140
MJ18 2XQF1RBAI B Methodist67
MJ18 2XQF2RBAI A CGS67
MJ18 2XQF3Portadown A Portadown D68
MJ18 2XQF4Neptune Bann68
MC1 1XHeatCarrick, Earley, T Portadown, Laivins, A85
no race     
MM 2XFLVBC (e 116)Belfast BC (3 l)Belfast BC (f 128)-
MM 1XSFC of Derry, D'Urso, G (e) LVBC, Keown,P €70
MJ16 8+HeatPortadown Methodist141
MN 1xFCarrick, Early, FRBAI, Lyons,T (2.5 l)RBAI, Lyons,T-
WJ15 4x+SF1Bann CGS115
WJ15 4x+SF2Portadown A Portadown B115
MJ18 1XQF1RBAI, Patterson,D Carrick, Earley, T90
MJ18 1XQF2Bann, Christie, A CGS, Moore, H90
MJ18 1XQF3Portadown, Morrow,R Portadown, Murtagh, D91
MJ18 1XQF4Methodist, Young, X Portadown,Hull, N91
MJ15 2XSF1CGS Portadown110
MJ15 2XSF2Bann Portora110
WJ18 1xSF1Neptune, Clark, A Portadown, Green, R143
WJ18 1xSF2Bann, Scott,H Portadown, McCann, K143
WJ15 2XHeatPortadown A Bann B92
MJ18 8+Heat RBAI Neptune133
WJ14 4X+SF1Bann Portora B84
WJ14 4X+SF2CGS Portora A84
MJ14 2XHeatBann Portadown81
MJ18 4X-SFBann Portadown101
MM 8+SF1Bann (d 412) LVBC (f 498)132
MM 8+SF2Belfast RC (e 471) Neptune (d 419)132
MJ16 4X+SF1RBAI Portora144
MJ16 4X+SF2Methodist Portadown144
MN 2xFUCDBCUCDBC (6 l)Portadown-
MJ14 4X+FMethodistCGS (1l)CGS-
MJ18 2XSF1RBAI B CGS119
MJ18 2XSF2Portadown D Bann119
LunchLunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
MM 1XFC of Derry, D'Urso, G (e)Portora, Murphy, G (e ) 1.5 lPortora, Murphy, G (e )-
WN 4x+FMethodistNeptune (3 l)Neptune-
WJ14 1xFPortora McComb TPortadown, Patterson, L (2.5L)Portadown, Patterson, L-
WJ16 2XHeatPortadown Belfast RC94
MJ15 1XFPortora, Stewart, CPortora, Stewart, M (RO)Portora, Stewart, M-
no race     
no race     
WJ18 2XSF1Bann Neptune113
WJ18 2XSF2NeptuneNot run as Neputne double entry - PBC byePortadown A113
MC1 4X+HeatMethodist CGS116
MJ16 1XFCGS,Moore,HPortora,Blake, R (1ft)Portora,Blake, R-
MJ14 2XFBannCGS (Bann disq)CGS-
MJ15 4X+HeatMethodist A Portadown98
MJ15 4X+Heat 2Methodist B RBAI98
WJ14 4X+FPortora BPortora APortora A-
MC1 1XFCarrick, Earley, TCarrick, Earley, T (4l)RBAI, Emery, J-
MN 4X+SF1UCD BC Neptune114
MN 4X+SF2RBAI Methodist114
MJ16 2XQF1Portadown A Portora111
MJ16 2XQF2Neptune A Methodist111
MJ18 1XSF1Carrick, Earley, T Bann, Christie, A129
MJ18 1XSF2Portadown, Morrow,R Portadown,Hull, N129
WJ15 2XSF1Bann B Portadown B106
WJ15 2XSF2Bann A Portadown C106
WJ16 2XFBelfast RCPortora (3 l)Portora-
MJ16 2XQF3Portadown C CGS112
MJ16 2XQF4Belfast RC RBAI112
no race     
MJ15 4X+SF1PortadownRescheduled to race 120RBAI145
MJ15 4X+SF2Bann CGS145
MJ18 4+FRBAIRBAI (RO)Neptune-
MJ18 4X-FBannBann (1.25 l)RBAI-
WJ15 8+FPortadownPortora A (easily)Portora A-
MM 4+FBelfast BC (f 247)Belfast BC (f 247) (1.5 l)Belfast RC A (f 251)-
WJ18 4x-FPortadownRescheduled to race 130Bann-
WI 2XFPortadownBann (4 l)Bann-
WJ15 2XFPortadown BRescheduled to race 131Portadown C-
MJ14 1XHeatBann, Morelli, N CGS, McCook, S128
MC1 8+SF1RBAI Neptune126
MC1 8+SF2Methodist UCDBC126
MJ15 2XFCGSBann (1.75 l)Bann-
MJ16 2XSF1Portora Neptune A127
MJ16 2XSF2Portadown C RBAI127
WJ18 2XFBannBann (6 l)Portadown A-
MN 4X+FNeptuneNeptune (3 l)RBAI-
WJ15 4x+FBannBann (6 l)Portadown A-
MC1 4X+FCGSCGS (5 l)RBAI-
WC1 1XFBann Magurie, DBann Magurie, D (easily)Portadown, Martin, A-
WC1 4X+FBelfast BCMCB (2.25 l)Methodist-
MJ18 2XFRBAI BBann (0.5 l)Bann-
MJ15 4X+SF1Portadown RBAI145
no race     
WJ15 1XSF1Portora, Wilson, V Portadown, McCann, S142
WJ15 1XSF2Portora, O'Doherty, M Portora, Hutton, D142
WJ16 8+FNeptuneNeptune (3.5 l)CGS-
WJ16 1XFPortadown, Peyton, IPortadown, Peyton, I (7 l)Carrick, O'Connor, A-
MC1 8+FNeptuneNeptune (0.25 l)UCDBC-
MJ16 2XFNeptune ANeptune A (5 l)RBAI-
MJ14 1XFCGS, McCook, SCGS, McCook, S (3 l)Bann, McGillan, C-
MJ18 1XFCarrick, Earley, TCarrick, Earley, T (1 l)Portadown,Hull, N-
WJ18 4x-FPortadownBann (easily)Bann 
WJ15 2XFPortadown BPortadown C (RO)Portadown C 
MM 8+FBann (d 412)Bann (d 412) (bow ball)Belfast RC (e 471)-
MJ18 8+FNeptuneNeptune (2.5 l)Methodist-
no race     
no race     
MC1 2xFPortadownPortadown (5 l)CGS-
WI 1XFPortadown, Martin, ABann, Shirlow, K (easily)Bann, Shirlow, K-
MJ16 2XFNeptune ANeptune A (5 l)RBAI 
no race     
WJ16 4X+FNeptuneNeptune (0.75 l)Portadown A-
MJ16 8+FMethodistMethodist (5 l)CGS-
WJ15 1XFPortora, Wilson, VPortora, Wilson, V (1.25 l)Portora, O'Doherty, M-
WJ18 1xFNeptune, Clark, ANeptune, Clark, A (4 l)Portadown, McCann, K-
MJ16 4X+FPortoraPortora (2.25 l)Portadown-
MJ15 4X+FPortadownBann (2 l)Bann-
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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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#Rowing: Commercial won the Divison One eights at the Skibbereen Regatta last night. The senior eight were in commanding form, rebuffing Trinity’s efforts to catch them in the final quarter. UCD’s senior crew won the women’s eights by a margin of 12 seconds from the Queen’s University club one unit.

Skibbereen Regatta, National Rowing Centre, Cork, Saturday (selected results)

 Men

Eight – Division One – A Final: 1 Commercial (senior) 6:25.3, 2 Trinity (sen) 6:29.1, 3 NUIG A (sen) 6:35.7; 4 UCC (inter) 6:42.3; 5 Cork BC (jun 18A) 6:44.3; 6 Commercial (club one) 6:50.7. B Final: 1 Trinity (club one) 6:44.5. Division Two – A Final: 1 Trinity A (novice) 6:18.4; 2 UCC (club two) 6:22.0; 4 Cork (jun 18B) 6:30.7. B Final: Shandon (jun 16) 6:33.9.

Four – Division One – A Final: 1 Queen’s (sen) 6:37.6, 2 UCC (sen) 6:44.1. Division One (coxed) – A Final: 1 NUIG (sen) 6:52.4, 2 Queen’s (club one) 6:56.1, 3 Trinity (club one) 6:56.9; 5 St Joseph’s A (jun 18A) 7:02.2. B Final: 1 UCC (inter) 6:58.4. Div Two (coxed) – A Final: 1 Cork BC (jun 18B) 7:12.8; 2 Commercial B (club two) 7:14.1. B Final: Presentation, Cork (jun 16) 7:37.1.

 Pair – Division One – A Final: 1 Trinity (sen) 6:56.8, 2 Commercial A (sen) 7:00.0, 3 Commercial C (sen) 7:01.2; 5 UCC (inter) 7:11.3. B Final: 1 Trinity A (sen) 7:12.4; 4 Queen’s (club one) 7:27.1.

Sculling, Quadruple – Division One – A Final: 1 Shandon/Athlone (sen) 6:15.0, 2 Shandon (jun 18A) 6:16.1, 3 Commercial (jun 18A) 6:22.7. B Final: 1 Skibbereen (inter) 6:39.5; 2 Queen’s (club one) 6:46.1. Div Two (coxed) – A Final: 1 Clonmel (jun 18B) 7:37.3, 2 Shandon (club two) 7:38.3, 3 Shandon (jun 16) 7:56.2; 5 Queen’s A (nov) 7:59.1.

 Double – Div One – A Final: 1 Queen’s (sen) 6:44.1, 2 Shandon/Clonmel (sen) 6:50.3, 3 Castleconnell (inter) 6:53.4. B Final: 1 Belfast BC (inter) 7:05.7. Div Two – A Final: 1 Carlow (jun 18B) 7:04.6; 2 Skibbereen (club two) 7:11.9. B Final: 2 Waterford (jun 16) 7:26.1.

 Single – Div One – A Final: 1 Queen’s (P Doyle, sen) 7:18.2, 2 Clonmel (D Lynch; jun 18A) 7:18.5, 3 Queen’s (C Beck; lwt) 7:24.3; 4 Skibbereen (F McCarthy; inter) 7:26.4. B Final: 1 Garda (D Kelly; sen) 7:32.8; 5 UCC (D Synott; club one) 7:46.2. Div Two – A Final: 1 Carlow (O’Brien; club two) 7:41.8; 2 Lee Valley (C Cummins; jun 18B) 7:43.8; 5 Carlow (J Keating; jun 16) 7:58.0.

 Women

Eight – Division One – A Final: 1 UCD (sen) 7:33.2, 2 Queen’s (club one) 7:45.2, 3 UCC (club one) 7:55.0; 4 Commercial (jun 18A) 8:07.5. B Final: 1 Commercial (inter) 7:49.85. Div Two – A Final: 1 UCD (club two) 7:02.8; 3 Shandon (jun 18B); 5 Col Iognaid (jun 16). B Final: 4 Trinity A (nov) 7:44.2.

Four – Division One – A Final: 1 UCD (sen) 7:20.9, 2 Skibbereen (jun 18A) 7:34.9, 3 Trinity B (sen) 7:35.3. Division One (coxed) – A Final: Commercial (inter) 7:36.9, 2 UCD (sen) 7:37.5, 3 St Michael’s (inter) 7:46.8; 4 Queen’s (club one) 7:55.8. B Final: 1 NUIG (club one) 7:44.3. Div Two (coxed) – A Final: 1 Fermoy (club two) 8:49.4.

Pair – Div One – A Final: 1 Cork (jun 18A) 7:55.47, 2 UCC (inter) 8:08.1, 3 Queen’s (inter) 8:14.8; 4 Trinity (club one) 8:21.6.

Sculling,

Quadruple – Division One – A Final: 1 Lee (jun 18A) 7:20.4, 2 Skibbereen (jun 18A) 7:25.1, 3 Fermoy (club one) 7:27.3; 4 UCC (inter) 7:30.2, 5 Belfast BC, Queen’s, Fermoy (sen) 7:30.9. B Final: Commercial (jun 18A) 7:47.6. Div Two – A Final: 1 Cork A (jun 18B) 7:46.4; 2 Workman’s (jun 16) 7:49.0; 6 St Michael’s (club two) 8:15.6. C Final: 5 Univ of Limerick (nov) 8:56.2.

Double – Division One – A Final: 1 Lee (jun 18A): 7:42.4, 2 Neptune (jun1 18A) 7:50.3, 3 Trinity (inter) 7:54.4; 4 Skibbereen (sen) 8:10.5. B Final: 1 NUIG A (club one) 8:11.5. Div Two – A Final: 1 Carlow (club two) 8:02.4; 2 Carlow (jun 18B) 8:08.6; 3 Workman’s (jun 16) 8:11.0.

 Single – Div One – A Final: 1 Killorglin (M Dukarska; sen) 7:55.4, 2 Skibbereen (D Walsh; sen) 7:58.9, 3 Skibbereen (S Dolan; sen) 8:05.8; 4 Skibbereen (E Hegarty; jun 18A) 8:12.6, 5 UCD (A Crowley; inter) 8:20.4. B Final: 1 Skibbereen (O Hayes; lightweight) 8:27.7; 4 Belfast BC (O Blundell; club one) 8:32.8. C Final: 1 Garda (B Larsen; inter) 8:36.81. Div Two – A Final: 1 Skibbereen (A Keating; jun 16) 9:47.8; 4 Lee Valley (E Buckley; jun 18B) 10:21.7. C Final: 1 Queen’s (R Brown; club two) 9:55.9.

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#Rowing: Lee’s junior women won the Division One double sculls at the Skibbereen Regatta at the National Rowing Centre. Margaret Cremen and Claire Synott had already taken the Division One quadruple, in combination with Eimear Cummins and Maedbh Heaney. Queen’s won the men’s double and the men’s four, where they were involved in a two-boat race with UCC. The women’s four gave UCD the opportunity for an emphatic victory.

Skibbereen Regatta, National Rowing Centre, Cork, Saturday (selected results)

 Men

Eight – Division Two – A Final: 1 Trinity A (novice) 6:18.4; 2 UCC (club two) 6:22.0; 4 Cork (jun 18B) 6:30.7. B Final: Shandon (jun 16) 6:33.9.

Four – Division One – A Final: 1 Queen’s (sen) 6:37.6, 2 UCC (sen) 6:44.1. Division One (coxed) – A Final: 1 NUIG (sen) 6:52.4, 2 Queen’s (club one) 6:56.1, 3 Trinity (club one) 6:56.9; 5 St Joseph’s A (jun 18A) 7:02.2. B Final: 1 UCC (inter) 6:58.4. Div Two (coxed) – A Final: 1 Cork BC (jun 18B) 7:12.8; 2 Commercial B (club two) 7:14.1. B Final: Presentation, Cork (jun 16) 7:37.1.

 Pair – Division One – A Final: 1 Trinity (sen) 6:56.8, 2 Commercial A (sen) 7:00.0, 3 Commercial C (sen) 7:01.2; 5 UCC (inter) 7:11.3. B Final: 1 Trinity A (sen) 7:12.4; 4 Queen’s (club one) 7:27.1.

Sculling, Quadruple – Division One – A Final: 1 Shandon/Athlone (sen) 6:15.0, 2 Shandon (jun 18A) 6:16.1, 3 Commercial (jun 18A) 6:22.7. B Final: 1 Skibbereen (inter) 6:39.5; 2 Queen’s (club one) 6:46.1.

 Double – Div One – A Final: 1 Queen’s (sen) 6:44.1, 2 Shandon/Clonmel (sen) 6:50.3, 3 Castleconnell (inter) 6:53.4. B Final: 1 Belfast BC (inter) 7:05.7. Div Two – A Final: 1 Carlow (jun 18B) 7:04.6; 2 Skibbereen (club two) 7:11.9. B Final: 2 Waterford (jun 16) 7:26.1.

 Single – Div One – A Final: 1 Queen’s (P Doyle, sen) 7:18.2, 2 Clonmel (D Lynch; jun 18A) 7:18.5, 3 Queen’s (C Beck; lwt) 7:24.3; 4 Skibbereen (F McCarthy; inter) 7:26.4. B Final: 1 Garda (D Kelly; sen) 7:32.8; 5 UCC (D Synott; club one) 7:46.2. Div Two – A Final: 1 Carlow (O’Brien; club two) 7:41.8; 2 Lee Valley (C Cummins; jun 18B) 7:43.8; 5 Carlow (J Keating; jun 16) 7:58.0.

 Women

Eight – Div Two – A Final: 1 UCD (club two) 7:02.8; 3 Shandon (jun 18B); 5 Col Iognaid (jun 16). B Final: 4 Trinity A (nov) 7:44.2. Four – Division One – A Final: 1 UCD (sen) 7:20.9, 2 Skibbereen (jun 18A) 7:34.9, 3 Trinity B (sen) 7:35.3.

Division One (coxed) – A Final: Commercial (inter) 7:36.9, 2 UCD (sen) 7:37.5, 3 St Michael’s (inter) 7:46.8; 4 Queen’s (club one) 7:55.8. B Final: 1 NUIG (club one) 7:44.3.

Pair – Div One – A Final: 1 Cork (jun 18A) 7:55.47, 2 UCC (inter) 8:08.1, 3 Queen’s (inter) 8:14.8; 4 Trinity (club one) 8:21.6.

Sculling,

Quadruple – Division One – A Final: 1 Lee (jun 18A) 7:20.4, 2 Skibbereen (jun 18A) 7:25.1, 3 Fermoy (club one) 7:27.3; 4 UCC (inter) 7:30.2, 5 Belfast BC, Queen’s, Fermoy (sen) 7:30.9. B Final: Commercial (jun 18A) 7:47.6. Div Two – A Final: 1 Cork A (jun 18B) 7:46.4; 2 Workman’s (jun 16) 7:49.0; 6 St Michael’s (club two) 8:15.6. C Final: 5 Univ of Limerick (nov) 8:56.2.

Double – Division One – A Final: 1 Lee (jun 18A): 7:42.4, 2 Neptune (jun1 18A) 7:50.3, 3 Trinity (inter) 7:54.4; 4 Skibbereen (sen) 8:10.5. B Final: 1 NUIG A (club one) 8:11.5.

 Div Two – A Final: 1 Carlow (club two) 8:02.4; 2 Carlow (jun 18B) 8:08.6; 3 Workman’s (jun 16) 8:11.0.

 Single – Div One – A Final: 1 Killorglin (M Dukarska; sen) 7:55.4, 2 Skibbereen (D Walsh; sen) 7:58.9, 3 Skibbereen (S Dolan; sen) 8:05.8; 4 Skibbereen (E Hegarty; jun 18A) 8:12.6, 5 UCD (A Crowley; inter) 8:20.4. B Final: 1 Skibbereen (O Hayes; lightweight) 8:27.7; 4 Belfast BC (O Blundell; club one) 8:32.8. C Final: 1 Garda (B Larsen; inter) 8:36.81. 

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#Rowing: Trinity emerged as the top college at the University Championships of Ireland at the National Rowing Centre today. The combined points total of women’s and men’s crews was 66, ten more than Queen’s University and 14 ahead of UCD. The Wylie Cup was won by NUIG by virtue of their wins in the men’s intermediate and club eights, while Trinity won the Bank of Ireland Cup for women. The men’s senior eights final again saw Trinity beaten by UCD, by half a length. The verdict in the women’s senior eight was the same – but the result was reversed.

University Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Cork, Friday (Selected Results)

 Overall: 1 Trinity (DUBC and DULBC combined) 66 points, 2 Queen’s University 56pts, 3 UCD 52pts. Wylie Cup (men): NUIG. Bank of Ireland Cup (women): Trinity.  

Men

Eight – Senior: 1 UCD, 2 Trinity, 3 NUIG; ½ l, 3l. Inter: NUIG. Club: NUIG. Novice: Trinity A 2½ l.

Four, Sen: 1 UCC, 2 Trinity; canvas. Inter: NUIG. Club, coxed: UCC.

Pair – Sen: 1 UCD, 2 NUIG, 3 Trinity A; 6l, 6l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice, coxed: Queen’s. Double – Inter: Queen’s. Single – Senior: 1 Queen’s (P Doyle), 2 Belfast Met (S McKeown), 3 Queen’s (C Beck); 2 ½ l, ½ l. Inter: Cork IT (Hennessy).

Women

Eight –Senior: 1 Trinity A, 2 UCD, 3 Trinity B; ½ l, dist.  Inter: Trinity. Club: Queen’s. Novice: UCD.

Four – Sen: 1 Trinity A, 2 UCD, 3 Trinity; ¾ l, dist. Inter, coxed: Queen’s. Club, coxed: Trinity A.

Pair – Sen: Trinity.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice, coxed: Dublin IT A.

Double – Inter: Trinity A.

Single – Senior: IT Tralee (M Dukarska).  Inter: UCC (Bouanane).

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#Rowing: Philip Doyle of Queen’s University won the senior single sculls final at the Irish University Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. UCD had an emphatic win over NUIG in the men’s senior pair, while UCC won the senior four. Trinity won the women’s senior four with less than a length to spare over UCD.

 

Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __09:00_____ Race no. ___1_____ Event ____Mens Senior 1x_____
Final
Distance
1st
QUBBC (Doyle)
21⁄2L
2nd
Belfast Met (McKeown)
1⁄2L
3rd
QUBBC (Beck)
11⁄2L
4th
UCDBC (Hughes)
1⁄2L
5th
DUBC (Corcoran)
Distance
6th
CORK IT (Merz)
Number to qualify for final ______________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __09:10______ Race no. _2_______ Event ____W Inter 1x_________
Final
Distance
1st
UCC (Bouanane)
5L
2nd
QUBLBC (Blundell)
4L
3rd
UCCRC (O'Sullivan)
11⁄2L
4th
DULBC (Foley)
11⁄2L
5th
QUBLBC (Brown)
2L
6th
NUIM (Byrne)
Number to qualify for final ______________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __09:40____ Race no. ___5_____ Event __Mens Intermediate 1x__ _____
Final
Distance
1st
Cork IT (Hennessy)
31⁄2L
2nd
UCDBC (Goff)
Distance
3rd
I.T. Blanchardstown (Gahan)
Distance
4th
QUBBC (Taylor)
5th
DUBC (Hough) DNS
DNS
6th
Number to qualify for final ______________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __10:00______ Race no. _7_______ Event ____Womens Club 4+______
Heat 1
Distance
1st
QUBLBC
11⁄2L
2nd
DULBC A
Distance
3rd
ULRC
Distance
4th
DULBC C
5th
6th
Number to qualify for final _____3_________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __10:10____ Race no. ___8_____ Event __Womens Club 4+__ _____
Heat 2
Distance
1st
UCCRC
1⁄2L
2nd
DULBC B
Distance
3rd
Dublin IT
4th
5th
6th
Number to qualify for final ____2__________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __10:20 ______ Race no. _9_______ Event ____Mens Novice 8+___
Heat 1
Distance
1st
UCDBC A
4L
2nd
NUIG
2L
3rd
DUBC C
2L
4th
QUBBC B
5th
6th
Number to qualify for final _____3_________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __10:30____ Race no. ___10_____ Event __Mens Novice 8+ _____
Heat 2
Distance
1st
DUBC A
3L
2nd
DUBC B
1L
3rd
QUBBC A
Distance
4th
ULRC
5th
6th
Number to qualify for final ____3__________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __10:40 ______ Race no. _11_______ Event __Womens Intermediate 2x___
Final
Distance
1st
DULBC A
2L
2nd
UCCRC
11⁄2L
3rd
QUBLBC
1⁄2L
4th
DULBC B
6L
5th
NUIG
6th
Number to qualify for final ______________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __10:50____ Race no. ___12_____ Event __Mens Senior 2-_____
Final
Distance
1st
UCDBC
6L
2nd
NUIG
6L
3rd
DUBC A
4L
4th
QUBBC
1L
5th
DIT RC
6th
Number to qualify for final ______________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: _ _11:00_____ Race no. ___13_____ Event __Womens Senior 2-___
Final
Distance
1st
DULBC
31⁄2L
2nd
QUBLBC
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Number to qualify for final ______________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: _ _11:10_____ Race no. ___14_____ Event __Womens Novice 8+__
Final
Distance
1st
UCDBC
21⁄2L
2nd
DULBC A
4L
3rd
QUBLBC
1ft
4th
DULBC B
5th
6th
Number to qualify for final ______________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: _ _11:20_____ Race no. ___15_____ Event __Womens Novice 4x+-___
Final
Distance
1st
Dublin IT A
Distance
2nd
ULRC
Distance
3rd
NUIG
5L
4th
Dublin IT B
5th
6th
Number to qualify for final _____________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: _ _11:50_____ Race no. ___17_____ Event __Mens Senior 4-
Final
Distance
1st
UCCRC
Canvas
2nd
DUBC
1L
3rd
UCDBC
4th
5th
6th
Number to qualify for final _____________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: _ _12:00_____ Race no. ___18_____ Event __Mens Club 8+_____
Final
Distance
1st
NUIG
11⁄4L
2nd
D.I.T RC
1⁄2L
3rd
QUBBC
1⁄2L
4th
UCCRC
1L
5th
DUBC A
6th
Number to qualify for final _____________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __12:10_____ Race no. ___19_____ Event __Womens Club 8+_____
Final
Distance
1st
QUBLBC
21⁄2L
2nd
UCDBC
2L
3rd
ULRC
11⁄2L
4th
UCCRC
2L
5th
DULBC A
Distance
6th
DULBC B
Number to qualify for final _____________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __12:20_____ Race no. ___20_____ Event __Womens Senior 4-_____
Final
Distance
1st
DULBC A
3⁄4L
2nd
UCDBC
Distance
3rd
DULBC C
2L
4th
DULBC B
5th
6th
Number to qualify for final _____________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __12:40_____ Race no. ___22_____ Event __Mens Novice 8+_____
Final
Distance
1st
DUBC A
21⁄2L
2nd
UCDBC
21⁄2L
3rd
QUBBC
1/3 L
4th
DUBC B
Distance
5th
NUIG
1L
6th
DUBC C
Number to qualify for final _____________
Irish University Rowing Championships 2016 Results
Time: __13:00_____ Race no. ___24_____ Event __Womens Club 4+_____
Final
Distance
1st
DULBC A
1⁄2 canvas
2nd
QUBLBC
6L
3rd
DULBC B
2L
4th
ULRC
21⁄2L
5th
UCCRC
6th
Number to qualify for final _____________
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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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