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#Rowing: Trinity won the men’s senior eight at Commercial Regatta at Islandbridge today. Commercial had divided their Championships winning eight into two crews. The rain came – at almost exactly the same time as in Saturday’s Neptune Regatta, but the full set of races were held. Neptune beat Commercial in the women’s club one eight, one of the last of a long day.

Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge, Sunday (Selected Results)

Men,

Eight – Senior: Trinity bt Commercial, 2l. Club One: UCD bt Commercial 1l. Novice: UCD B bt Trinity A 1l. Jun 18A: Neptune beat Coláiste Iognáid 1l. Jun 15: Athlone bt Coleraine GS 4l.

Four – Inter, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 2l. Club One, coxed: Commercial B bt Neptune, canvas. Jun 18A: Col Iognaid bt New Ross 3l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Neptune bt Commercial, scratched. Novice: Commercial bt Neptune 1l. Jun 18A, coxed: Col Iognaid bt Blackrock ½ l. Jun 16, coxed: Blackrock A bt Coleraine GS 1 ½ l.

Double – Senior: Commercial/Neptune bt Neptune ½ l. Club One: King’s Hospital bt Neptune distance. Jun 18A: Neptune C bt Three Cstles B 2l. Jun 16: Blackrock bt Carlow B 3l.

Single – Inter: Sligo (G Patterson) bt Offaly (C Brady) 3l. Club One: Lagan (N Darby) bt Carrick-on-Shannon (E Djeribi) 5l. Jun 18: Carrick (F Early) bt Neptune (S Byrne) 1l.

Women

Eight – Inter: Commercial bt Trinity 3l. Club One: Neptune bt Commercial 1 ½ l. Nov: UCD A bt UCD B distance. Jun 18A: Col Iognaid bt Commercial 3l. Jun 16: Coleraine Grammar School bt Commercial 1 ½ l.

Four – Senior, coxed: Commercial A bt Commercial B 1l. Inter: Commercial B bt Commercial A, distance. Club One, coxed: UCD D bt UCD B 3l. Jun 18A, coxed: Col Iognaid bt Commercial ½ l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Neptune A bt Athlone ¾ l. Nov, coxed: Neptune bt Trinity 2l. Jun 18, coxed: Col Iognaid bt Sligo 4l. Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune 2l.

Double – Club One: King’s Hos A bt King’s Hos B, 3l. Jun 18A: Commercial A bt Carrick-on-Shannon 3l. Jun 16: Commercial bt Athlone A 3l.

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#Rowing: Commercial’s strength and depth were very evident at their own regatta at Islandbridge in Dublin today. After a huge programme was worked through, many of the finals involved the host club – some with two home crews competing against each other. The Intermediate eight was one such race. In the club eight, Trinity came out on top.

Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge, Sunday (selected results)

Men

Eight – Club: Trinity bt Blackrock 5l. Inter: Commercial A bt Commercial B ½ l. Novice: UCD bt UCD B 5l. Masters: Commercial bt Neptune 1l.

Four – Sen, coxed: Commercial C bt Commercial A ½ l. Jun 18, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune 3l.

Pair – Sen: Commercial A bt Commercial B.  

Sculling,

Quadruple – Novice: Commercial A bt Neptune 2l. Jun 18, coxed: Three Castles bt Commercial 4l. Jun 16, coxed: Blackrock A bt Commercial ¾ l. Club, coxed: Neptune bt King’s Hos 3 ½ l.

Novice: Commercial B bt King’s Hos 4l. Jun 16: Three Castles bt New Ross 4l.

Double – Sen: Commercial A bt Commercial B 1 ¼ l. Club: Waterford A bt Garda distance. Jun 18: Three Castles A bt Three Castles B 5l.

Single – Club One: Carrick-on-Shannon (Earley) bt Commercial (Connolly) 2 ½ l . Inter: Commercial (N Beggan) bt Commercial (J Phelan) 2l. Nov: Offaly (K Morris) bt Commercial (J Wareham) dnf. Jun 18A: New Ross (L Sutton) bt Killorglin (J McCarthy) 3 ¼ l. Jun 16: Carlow (H Slattery) and Three Castles (L Flynn) dead heat.  

Women

Eight – Novice: Trinity A bt Neptune canvas. Jun 16: Carlow bt Athlone disq.

Four – Sen, coxed: Commercial C bt Commercial A 1l. Club, coxed: Commercial bt Trinity 3l. Jun 18: Commercial bt New Ross 1l. Jun 16: Commercial bt Galway scr.  

Pair – Sen: Commercial C bt Commercial A 2l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club, coxed: King’s Hos bt Killorglin 2l. Novice, coxed: Commercial B bt Neptune A 4l. Jun 18, coxed: New Ross bt Commercial 3l. Jun 16, coxed: Carlow bt Killorglin 1 ¼ l.

Double – Sen: Neptune bt Commercial 3½ l. Club: Neptune A bt UCD 3l. Jun 18: New Ross B bt Offaly dist. Jun 16: Commercial bt Killorglin 3l.

Single – Inter: Neptune (C Feerick) bt Athlone (Y Curley) 4l. Club: Garda (J Ryan) bt Neptune (E Power) dist. Nov: Commercial (S Bedair) bt Commercial (S Donnelly) dist. Club One: Garda (J Ryan) bt Neptune (E Power) distance. Jun 18A: Carrick-on-Shannon (T Duggan) bt Commercial (D O’Toole) 2 ½ l. Jun 18B: Offaly (E Dowling) bt Waterford (L Drohan) 3l. Masters: Offaly (C Nolan; C) bt Commercial (A Ryan; B) distance.

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#Rowing: Commercial Regatta was the biggest ever run by the club, with a huge entry from juniors in particular. Some of the top results also went the way of the host club. Trinity had to give way in the men’s intermediate eight, though in the women’s club eight they reversed the order. Scott Addison of Trinity won the men’s club single.

Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge, Sunday (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Intermediate: Commercial bt Trinity ¾ l. Club One: Commercial B bt Commercial 2¼ l. Novice: Neptune bt  UCD, disqualified. Jun 18A: Neptune bt Commercial ¾ l.

Four – Inter, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 5l. Club One, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune 3l. Jun 18A, coxed: Commercial bt Waterford ¾ l.

Pair – Senior: Commercial B bt Commercial A 2 ½ l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Sligo bt Carlow 4l. Novice, coxed: Neptune B bt New Ross 2 ¾ l. Jun 18A, coxed: Commercial bt Waterford 4l. Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt New Ross 5l.

Double – Senior: Commercial A bt Commercial B ¾ l. Jun 18A: Three Castles B bt Commercial , DNF. Jun 16: Killorglin bt Waterford 3ft.

Single – Intermediate: Trinity (S Addison) bt Commercial (C Carroll) 1 ¼ l. Club One: Sligo (G Patterson) bt Portadown (A Lavins) 2 ¾ l. Novice: Commercial (E Jarvis) bt New Ross (E Jones) easily. Jun 18A: Commercial (E Meehan) bt Three Castles (O Clune) 2l. Jun 16: Waterford (S O’Brien) bt Commercial (K Browne) 2l.

Women

Eight – Club One: Trinity bt Commercial. Novice: UCD bt Trinity A easily. Jun 18: Commercial A bt Commercial B ½ l. Junior 16: Athlone bt Carlow 3/4l.

Four – Club One, coxed: Commercial bt Trinity 1 ¾ l. Novice, coxed: Commercial bt UCD 1l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Commercial B bt Commercal A 1l. Novice, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune easily. Jun 18, coxed: Waterford bt Sligo A 4l. Jun 16 coxed: Commercial bt Carlow 5l.

Double – Sen: Commercial bt Portadown easily. Jun 18A: Neptune bt Sligo A 5l. Jun 16: New Ross bt King’s Hospital 5l.

Single – Club One: New Ross (J Walsh) bt Portadown (A Martin). Jun 18A: Neptune (C Feerick) bt Fermoy (A O’Sullivan) 3 ½ l. Jun 16: Offaly (E Dowling) bt New Ross (A Coughlan) 1 ¼ l.

 

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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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