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#Rowing: Trinity’s senior men’s eight gave Ireland a second win at Henley Royal Regatta today. They took on and beat Pembroke College, Oxford in the Temple Cup for college eights. Pembroke were fast off the start, but their steering was badly askew. They lost time to Trinity, who took the lead and held it. They fought off a big push coming into the Enclosures. They won by two thirds of a length.  

Henley Royal Regatta, Day One (Irish interest)

Temple (College Eights): Trinity bt Pembroke College, Oxford by 2/3 l.

Prince Albert (College Coxed Fours): Deerfield Academy (United States) bt Trinity by 5ft; 6:59.

Fawley (Under-18 Boys’ Quadruples): Clonmel bt Malvern Preparatory School B, United States 2 ½ l.

 

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#Rowing: Clonmel rowed well to overcome a slow start and win in the first round at Henley Royal Regatta today. The crew of Dylan Barry O’Donovan, Andrew Butler, Seán O’Donnell and Matt Dundon beat American crew Malvern Preparatory School B by two and a half lengths.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day One (Irish interest)

Prince Albert (College Coxed Fours): Deerfield Academy (United States) bt Trinity by 5ft; 6:59.

Fawley (Under-18 Boys’ Quadruples): Clonmel bt Malvern Preparatory School B, United States 2 ½ l.

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#Rowing: Trinity’s Prince Albert crew rowed well but lost out in a very tight race at Henley Royal Regatta today. Trinity and American crew Deerfield Academy overlapped throughout the race. Liam Hayes, Josh Norton, Andre Liadov, strokeman Paddy Moreau and cox Conor Keogh were level with the US crew in the middle of the race. The bigger US unit  moved and eked out a half-length lead. Despite a determined finish by Trinity, Deerfield stayed in front and won by five feet.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day One (Irish interest)

Prince Albert (College Coxed Fours): Deerfield Academy (United States) bt Trinity by 5ft; 6:59.

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#Rowing: On the first day of Henley Royal Regatta, Ireland’s three crews fell to opposition which made good starts.

UCD’s senior eight were beaten by Drexel University of Philadelphia in the Temple Cup for student eights. Drexel carved out an early lead, but UCD came back were in real contention to about halfway, when the Americans moved away to a clearwater lead, which they held to the end.

 In the Thames Cup for club eights, Commercial fell to a young Dutch composite which made light of the difficult conditions of choppy water and a headwind. They started brilliantly, held off a push by Commercial and won well.  

Lady Elizabeth, rowing in the Wyfold for club fours, veered off course early and hit the booms. While they recovered, there was no real prospect of catching leaders Tideway Scullers.

Henley Royal Regatta (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Temple (Eights, Student): Drexel University, USA bt UCD 2 ¼ l, 7:23

Thames (Eights, Club): Roeivereeniging Willem III, the Netherlands bt  Commercial 3¾ l, 7:13.

Wyfold (Four, Club): The Tideway Scullers’ School A bt Lady Elizabeth easily; 8:05.

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#Rowing: Ireland’s entry for Henley Royal Regatta is again relatively small this year. Trinity and Portora Royal School have entered eights, while Lady Elizabeth Boat Club and Belfast Rowing Club have both entered Wyfolds fours. UCC have entered a coxed four for the Prince Albert Cup. Qualifying races take place on Friday, June 26th; while the regatta starts on Wednesday, July 1st.

Henley Royal Regatta Entries (Irish interest)

Temple Cup (Eight, Student): Trinity College, Dublin

Princess Elizabeth (Eight, Schoolboy): Portora Royal School

Wyfold Cup (Four, Club and University): Lady Elizabeth; Belfast Rowing Club

Prince Albert (Fours, coxed, Student): University College, Cork

Diamond Sculls (Single, Open): A Campbell

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#ROWING: Holly Nixon of Portora was in the number two seat of the composite crew which finished second in the final of the Princess Grace for women’s quadruple sculls at Henley Royal Regatta. The race was won Leander and Gloucester, a senior British women’s quadruple, with Gloucester and Northwich, an under-23 British composite crew, three and a quarter lengths behind them at the finish. Nixon wore her Portora colours, but under Henley rules only two club names are listed for composite crews.

Henley Royal Regatta

Princess Grace (Women’s Quadruple, Open): Leander and Gloucester bt Gloucester and Northwich 3¼l, 7 mins 31 secs.

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#ROWING: Joel Cassells was part of the Oxford Brookes eight which won the Temple Challenge Cup for student eights at Henley Royal Regatta today by beating Brown University from the United States. The time of six minutes 29 seconds was fast – bettered only in the Temple this year by Brookes’s time in the semi-final when they beat Cornell University by half a length. Cassells, a 20-year-old oarsman from Coleraine, competed for Ireland at the World Junior Championships and, in a pair with fellow Bann clubman Chris Black, won gold twice at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2011.

Henley Royal Regatta, Finals (Irish interest)

Temple Challenge Cup (Men’s Student Eight): Oxford Brookes A bt Brown University 2¾l, 6:29

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#ROWING: Anthony English lost out to Nick Purnell, an Australian Olympian in the Diamond Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta this morning. The Australian took almost a four-stone advantage into the cross-headwind conditions and he took a substantial lead early on and won easily for the second day in succession. Remarkably, Purnell was not ‘selected’ (seeded) by the stewards.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Three (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Double Sculls Challenge Cup (Men, Open): Leander (J Collins, J Walton) bt Three Castles (D Neale, E Grigalius) 2l, 7 mins 48 secs.

Diamond Challenge Sculls (Men, Open Single): N Purnell (National Training Centre, Australia) bt A English (Nottingham RC) easily, 8:44.  

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#ROWING: Lady Elizabeth lost to London club The Tideway Scullers' in the Britannia Cup for club coxed fours at Henley Royal Regatta today. The Irish crew were trailing by a length after a quarter of a mile and the deficit had opened up further by half way. The result left Three Castles as the only Irish club still in the Henley draw, though Anthony English, representing Nottingham Rowing Club, also won today.

 

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Two (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Britannia Challenge Cup (Men’s Four, coxed, Club): The Tideway Scullers’ School bt Lady Elizabeth BC (B Smyth, PJ Waldron, D Meehan, S King; cox: B Farrell) 1¾ l, 7 mins 49 secs.

Prince of Wales Challenge Cup (Men’s Quadruple Sculls, Intermediate): Tyrian Club and Thames RC bt Queen’s University (G McKillen, A Boreham, T Oliver, C Beck) 3l, 7:17.

Double Sculls Challenge Cup (Men, Open): Three Castles (D Neale, E Grigalius bt Roy Roy (C Owen, J Hale) 3l, 8:08.

Diamond Sculls (Men’s Single, Open): A English (Nottingham) bt L Wells (Thames) easily, 9:15.

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#ROWING: Anthony English won through to the quarter-finals  of Henley Royal Regatta today in the prestigious Diamond Sculls. The 26-year-old former Ireland international was over two stone lighter than his opponent, Larry Wells, who took a considerable lead in the early stages as the two sculled into a headwind. But Mayo man English, who competes for Nottingham, kept going and won well at the end.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Two (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Prince of Wales Challenge Cup (Men’s Quadruple Sculls, Intermediate): Tyrian Club and Thames RC bt Queen’s University (G McKillen, A Boreham, T Oliver, C Beck) 3l, 7:17.

Double Sculls Challenge Cup (Men, Open): Three Castles (D Neale, E Grigalius bt Roy Roy (C Owen, J Hale) 3l, 8:08.

Diamond Sculls (Men’s Single, Open): A English (Nottingham) bt L Wells (Thames) easily, 9:15.

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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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