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#Rowing: Bann won the women's junior 18 eights with some style at Athlone Regatta today. In a battle of Northern Ireland clubs, the women in red and white were two lengths ahead of Enniskillen, with Coleraine GS third.

The women's junior 18 fours came late in the day and was a terrific battle. Commercial produced a cracking finish to win by a length from Enniskillen, with Bann third.

Coleraine's Molly Curry was a convincing winner of the women's junior 18 single, while Brian Colsh of Sligo was the men's junior sculling winner.

Galway's St Joseph's won the men's junior 18 eight, while Bann's good day included a win in the men's junior 18 four.

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Athlone Regatta has been cancelled. The weather forecast for Saturday in the area was for strong winds with gusts. The regatta is in its 49th year and this is the third time it has been cancelled for weather reasons. All those cancellations have come in the last six years. The 2018 rowing season has been marked by a succession of cancellations. 

Published in Rowing

#ROWING:In one of the closest races of a long day, Castleconnell beat Commercial by one foot in the men’s junior 18A quadruple sculls at Athlone Regatta at Coosan Point. Becky Quinn of Three Castles won the women’s senior single sculls and Patrick Munnelly of the host club won the men’s junior 18 single sculls.  Bann won the women’s junior 18 eight. In the men’s junior 16 eight, St Joseph’s beat Portora. The senior events were not well supported.

 

Event NameCrew nameRace Position
Mens Senior 2- Neptune Row over
Shannon Row over
   
Mens Senior 1X Athlone, Munnelly, P Did not start
Garda, Kelly, D Did not start
Neptune, Bailey, M Did not start
   
Mens Intermediate 8+ Cork Row over (private race)
   
Mens Intermediate 4+ Cork Row over (private race)
UCDBC A Did not start (private race)
UCDBC B Did not start (private race)
   
Mens Intermediate 2- Neptune 1st
Shannon 2nd
Commercial 3rd
   
Mens Intermediate 2X Garda 1st
Shandon 2nd
Lee 3rd
Commercial Competed
Sligo Competed
QUBBC A Did not start
QUBBC B Did not start
   
Mens Intermediate 1X Shandon, Merz, C 1st
Lee, O'Sullivan, D 2nd
Commercial, Healy, J 3rd
Athlone, Munnelly, P Competed
Garda, Allen, R Competed
Lee, Hill, R Competed
Offaly, Gannon, A Did not start
   
Mens Club 2 8+ Shandon Row over (private race)
UCDBC Did not start (private race)
   
Mens Club 2 4X+ Carlow 1st
Athlone 2nd
Commercial 3rd
   
Mens Club 2 1X Cappoquin, Aherne, S 1st
Clonmel, Lynch, D 2nd
Carrick, Earley, T 3rd
Castleconn, Mozdzer, A 4th
Athlone, Maloney, M Competed
Commercial, Healy, J Competed
Commercial, Henry, T Competed
Commercial, McMorrough, P Competed
Lee, Fitzgerald, R Competed
Lee, Sutton, H Did not start
Offaly, Hogan, S Did not start
QUBBC, Lopez, D Did not start
QUBBC, Martin, P Did not start
   
Mens Novice 4X+ Neptune Row over (private race)
QUBBC Did not start (private race)
   
Mens Masters 8+ Commercial / Neptune / Belfast BC / Galway / LEBC (d 436) 1st
OCBC (e 459) 2nd
Bann (d 404) 3rd
Neptune (d 413) 4th
   
Mens Masters 4+ Galway (d 203) 1st
Neptune (e 223) 2nd
Shandon (c 174) 2nd
Bann A (c 184) 3rd
Bann B (e 220) Competed
OCBC (e 220) Competed
   
Mens Masters 1X Athlone, Gallen, P (f) Competed
C of Derry, D'Urso, G (e) Competed
Commercial, Crowley, D (d) Competed
Commercial, Heavey, M (e) Competed
Galway, Heaney, S (d) Competed
Offaly, Hogan, S (a) Competed
Shandon, Diffley, R (a) Competed
Shandon, O'Flynn, B (b) Competed
SMRC, McDonnell, S (b) Competed
   
Mens J18A 8+ SMRC Row over (private race)
   
Mens J18A 4+ Bann 1st
Athlunkard 2nd
Cork Competed
Pres Cork Competed
SMRC A Competed
SMRC B Competed
   
Mens J18A 4X- Castleconn 1st
Commercial 2nd
Lee 3rd
Bann 4th
Pres Cork Competed
   
Mens J18A 2- Bann 1st
Athlunkard A 2nd
Athlunkard B Competed
   
Mens J18A 2X Shandon 1st
Castleconn A 2nd
Lee B 3rd
Bann Competed
Cappoquin Competed
Castleconn B Competed
Clonmel Competed
Commercial Competed
Neptune Competed
Pres Cork A Competed
Pres Cork B Competed
Sligo Competed
SMRC Competed
Lee A Did not start
   
Mens J18A 1X Athlone, Munnelly, P 1st
Bann, Mitchell, D 2nd
Athlone, Hannon, B Competed
Carlow, Byrne, S Competed
Carlow, Kelly, C Competed
Castleconn, McKeon, M Competed
Castleconn, Silke, P Competed
Clonmel, Lonergan, S Competed
Commercial, Baskerville, R Competed
Commercial, Beggan, N Competed
KHBC, Little, O Competed
Lee, Deasy, H Competed
Lee, Larkin, D Competed
Neptune, Newcombe, L Competed
Neptune, Thompson, H Competed
Sligo, Hough, C Competed
Sligo, Smith, B Competed
Carrick, Earley, T Did not start
   
Mens J18B 4X+ Athlone 1st
Pres Cork 2nd
SMRC 3rd
   
Mens J16 8+ St Josephs 1st
Portora 2nd
SMRC A 3rd
SMRC B Competed
   
Mens J16 4X+ Cork 1st
3 Castles 2nd
Pres Cork 3rd
Athlone Competed
Carlow A Competed
Carlow B Competed
Commercial Competed
Neptune Competed
Portora Competed
SMRC A Competed
SMRC B Competed
SMRC C Competed
   
Mens J16 2X 3 Castles B 1st
3 Castles A 2nd
Athlone Competed
Carlow A Competed
Carlow B Competed
Carlow C Competed
Carlow D Competed
Commercial A Competed
Commercial B Competed
Cork Competed
Lee Competed
Neptune Competed
Offaly A Competed
Offaly B Competed
Pres Cork A Competed
Pres Cork B Competed
SMRC Competed
Shandon A Did not start
Shandon B Did not start
Shandon C Did not start
St Josephs Did not start
   
Mens J16 1X Carlow, O'Brien, R 1st
Lee, Jackson, P 2nd
Lee, Murphy, T 3rd
Athlone, Byrne, M Competed
Cappoquin, Ballegaard, J Competed
Carlow, Duggan, R Competed
Carlow, Dunne, A Competed
Castleconn, Meehan, D Competed
Commercial, Field, O Competed
Commercial, Meehan, E Competed
Commercial, O Toole, O Competed
Commercial, O'Neill, J Competed
Offaly, Cumming, B Competed
3 Castles, Irwin, A Competed
   
Mens J15 8+ Portora 1st
Pres Cork 2nd
   
Mens J15 4X+ Shandon 1st
Commercial 2nd
Neptune 3rd
Carlow Competed
Galway Competed
Portora Competed
Pres Cork A Competed
Pres Cork B Competed
SMRC Competed
Cappoquin Did not start
St Josephs A Did not start
St Josephs B Did not start
   
Mens J15 2X Shandon A 1st
Shandon B 2nd
Commercial 3rd
Athlone Competed
Carlow Competed
Neptune Competed
Portora Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Mens J15 1X Carlow, Kelly, C Competed
Carlow, Mead, H Competed
Commercial, Holton, A Competed
Commercial, Lynch, C Competed
CRCC, Allison, M Competed
Lee, Murphy, T Competed
Offaly, Brennan, C Competed
Offaly, Cumming, O Competed
Portora, Blake, R Competed
Portora, Kennedy, J Competed
Portora, McBrien, M Competed
Portora, McCutcheon, A Competed
Shandon, Arrigan, J Competed
Shandon, Byrne, A Competed
Shandon, Gaffney, E Competed
Shandon, O'Neill, S Competed
Shandon, Ronayne, W Competed
SMRC, O'Byrne, D Competed
SMRC, Spelman, R Competed
Carlow, Keating, J Did not start
   
Mens J14 4X+ St Josephs A 1st
Shandon 2nd
Portora 3rd
CRCC 4th
St Josephs B Did not start
St Josephs C Did not start
   
Mens J14 2X Shandon B 1st
3 Castles 2nd
Shandon A 3rd
Bann Competed
Cappoquin Competed
Carlow Competed
CRCC Competed
St Josephs Did not start
   
Mens J14 1X Bann, Clark, T Competed
Carlow, Slattery, H Competed
CRCC, O Muirnin, T Competed
Portora, Balcombe, S Competed
Portora, Bell, A Competed
Portora, Stewart, C Competed
Portora, Stewart, M Competed
Shandon, Cosgrave, D Competed
Shandon, Leggett, J Competed
3 Castles, Flynn, L Competed
3 Castles, Keogh, A Competed
St Josephs, Bradley, B Did not start
St Josephs, Daly, A Did not start
St Josephs, Harry, H Did not start
   
Womens Senior 1X 3 Castles, Quinn, B 1st
Garda, Gannon, L 2nd
SMRC, O'Sullivan, A 3rd
Commercial, Edwards, C Competed
   
Womens Intermediate 4+ Bann 1st
Garda 2nd
Commercial Competed
   
Womens Intermediate 2X Garda 1st
SMRC 2nd
Castleconn 3rd
Carlow Competed
Commercial Competed
   
Womens Club 2 8+ Neptune Row over (private race)
Commercial Did not start (private race)
   
Womens Club 2 4X+ Commercial 1st
Cappoquin 2nd
   
Womens Club 2 1X Lee, Keane, F 1st
Lee, Row-Ham, C 2nd
Garda, Moore, M 3rd
Lee, Brozio, M Competed
Lee, Murphy, C Competed
3 Castles, Greve O' Meara, J Competed
Garda, Galvin, L Did not start
   
Womens Novice 4X+ NUIG 1st
Castleconn 2nd
Sligo 3rd
   
Womens J18A 8+ Bann 1st
SMRC 2nd
Portora 3rd
   
Womens J18A 4- Bann 1st
SMRC 2nd
   
Womens J18A 4X- Lee 1st
Bann 2nd
Carlow 3rd
Cork Competed
   
Womens J18A 2- Cork 1st
Lee 2nd
   
Womens J18A 2X Lee A 1st
Neptune 2nd
Lee B 3rd
Cork A Competed
Cork B Competed
Offaly Competed
   
Womens J18A 1X Offaly, Mooney, A 1st
SMRC, Murphy, S 2nd
Neptune, Feerick, C 3rd
Cappoquin, Murphy, L Competed
Lee, Brozio, M Competed
Lee, Cummins, E Competed
Lee, Keane, F Competed
Lee, McMcguire, C Competed
Lee, Murphy, C Competed
Lee, Row-Ham, C Competed
Shandon, Keeley, F Competed
Shandon, Power, F Competed
Athlone, Faller, U Did not start
Athlone, Lemass, C Did not start
Carrick, Duggan, T Did not start
Neptune, Byrne, A Did not start
Offaly, Murphy, A Did not start
   
Womens J18B 4X+ Carlow 1st
Cork 2nd
Athlone Competed
Neptune Competed
   
Womens J16 8+ Commercial 1st
Portora 2nd
Shandon 3rd
   
Womens J16 4X+ Commercial 1st
Carlow 2nd
Cork 3rd
Athlone A Competed
Athlone B Competed
Shandon A Competed
Shandon B Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Womens J16 2X Cork 1st
SMRC A 2nd
Carlow 3rd
Athlone A Competed
Athlone B Competed
Cappoquin Competed
Sligo Competed
SMRC B Competed
   
Womens J16 1X Castleconn, Hogan, N 1st
Carrick, Duggan, T 2nd
Carlow, Webster, C 3rd
Cork, Dupuis, H Competed
Cork, Mackey, J Competed
Cork, Mallen, V Competed
Cork, McCarthy, C Competed
Cork, Murphy, S Competed
Offaly, McKeagney, E Competed
   
Womens J15 8+ Portora Row over (private race)
   
Womens J15 4X+ Cork A 1st
Carlow 3rd
Shandon 3rd
Athlone Competed
Cork B Competed
Galway Competed
Portora Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Womens J15 2X Cork A 1st
Cork B 2nd
Athlone Competed
Galway Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Womens J15 1X Shandon, Crowley, J 1st
Commercial, McCannon, S 2nd
SMRC, McMahon Lowe, C 3rd
Commercial, O Toole, D Competed
Shandon, Dineen, M Competed
Shandon, Harrington, J Competed
   
Womens J14 4X+ Bann 1st
Carlow 2nd
Athlone 3rd
Portora Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Womens J14 2X Cork 1st
Athlone A 2nd
Athlone B Competed
CRCC Competed
Offaly Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Womens J14 1X Athlone, Cooke, L Competed
Athlone, Donovan, H Competed
Commercial, McCannon, S Competed
Commercial, O Toole, D Competed
Cork, Duggan, J Competed
Cork, O'Sullivan, C Competed
CRCC, Comber, H Competed
CRCC, Hartigan, E Competed
Offaly, Murphy, A Competed
Portora, Conway, R Competed
Portora, Hutton, D Competed
Portora, Mackin, M Competed
Portora, Wilson, V Competed
SMRC, Prendergast, G Did not start
Published in Rowing

#ROWING: Portora won the Stephen Doran prize for best club at Athlone Regatta on Saturday. The Enniskillen club won a remarkable 11 finals, including clean sweeps of the men’s and women’s junior 18, junior 16 and junior 15 eights – with Bann of Coleraine coming in second in the junior 18 races. Portora also won the junior men’s coxed four and junior women’s coxless four.

The men’s senior single sculls winner was Turlough Hughes of UCD, with Damien Kelly of Garda second. Conor Carmody of Shannon won the junior 18 single sculls.

Kenmare celebrated their recent affiliation to Rowing Ireland by recording their first win – in the men’s noviced coxed quadruple sculls.

Published in Rowing

Dublin Bay

Dublin Bay on the east coast of Ireland stretches over seven kilometres, from Howth Head on its northern tip to Dalkey Island in the south. It's a place most Dubliners simply take for granted, and one of the capital's least visited places. But there's more going on out there than you'd imagine.

The biggest boating centre is at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the Bay's south shore that is home to over 1,500 pleasure craft, four waterfront yacht clubs and Ireland's largest marina.

The bay is rather shallow with many sandbanks and rocky outcrops, and was notorious in the past for shipwrecks, especially when the wind was from the east. Until modern times, many ships and their passengers were lost along the treacherous coastline from Howth to Dun Laoghaire, less than a kilometre from shore.

The Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea and is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south. North Bull Island is situated in the northwest part of the bay, where one of two major inshore sandbanks lie, and features a 5 km long sandy beach, Dollymount Strand, fronting an internationally recognised wildfowl reserve. Many of the rivers of Dublin reach the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay: the River Liffey, with the River Dodder flow received less than 1 km inland, River Tolka, and various smaller rivers and streams.

Dublin Bay FAQs

There are approximately ten beaches and bathing spots around Dublin Bay: Dollymount Strand; Forty Foot Bathing Place; Half Moon bathing spot; Merrion Strand; Bull Wall; Sandycove Beach; Sandymount Strand; Seapoint; Shelley Banks; Sutton, Burrow Beach

There are slipways on the north side of Dublin Bay at Clontarf, Sutton and on the southside at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, and in Dalkey at Coliemore and Bulloch Harbours.

Dublin Bay is administered by a number of Government Departments, three local authorities and several statutory agencies. Dublin Port Company is in charge of navigation on the Bay.

Dublin Bay is approximately 70 sq kilometres or 7,000 hectares. The Bay is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and seven km in length east-west to its peak at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the southside of the Bay has an East and West Pier, each one kilometre long; this is one of the largest human-made harbours in the world. There also piers or walls at the entrance to the River Liffey at Dublin city known as the Great North and South Walls. Other harbours on the Bay include Bulloch Harbour and Coliemore Harbours both at Dalkey.

There are two marinas on Dublin Bay. Ireland's largest marina with over 800 berths is on the southern shore at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The other is at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club on the River Liffey close to Dublin City.

Car and passenger Ferries operate from Dublin Port to the UK, Isle of Man and France. A passenger ferry operates from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Howth as well as providing tourist voyages around the bay.

Dublin Bay has two Islands. Bull Island at Clontarf and Dalkey Island on the southern shore of the Bay.

The River Liffey flows through Dublin city and into the Bay. Its tributaries include the River Dodder, the River Poddle and the River Camac.

Dollymount, Burrow and Seapoint beaches

Approximately 1,500 boats from small dinghies to motorboats to ocean-going yachts. The vast majority, over 1,000, are moored at Dun Laoghaire Harbour which is Ireland's boating capital.

In 1981, UNESCO recognised the importance of Dublin Bay by designating North Bull Island as a Biosphere because of its rare and internationally important habitats and species of wildlife. To support sustainable development, UNESCO’s concept of a Biosphere has evolved to include not just areas of ecological value but also the areas around them and the communities that live and work within these areas. There have since been additional international and national designations, covering much of Dublin Bay, to ensure the protection of its water quality and biodiversity. To fulfil these broader management aims for the ecosystem, the Biosphere was expanded in 2015. The Biosphere now covers Dublin Bay, reflecting its significant environmental, economic, cultural and tourism importance, and extends to over 300km² to include the bay, the shore and nearby residential areas.

On the Southside at Dun Laoghaire, there is the National Yacht Club, Royal St. George Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club as well as Dublin Bay Sailing Club. In the city centre, there is Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club. On the Northside of Dublin, there is Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club and Sutton Dinghy Club. While not on Dublin Bay, Howth Yacht Club is the major north Dublin Sailing centre.

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