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26th April 2019

Limerick Regatta Cancelled

#Rowing: Plans to hold Limerick Regatta on Sunday have been abandoned. The regatta was scheduled for O’Brien’s Bridge on Saturday, but the forecast predicted the arrival of Storm Hannah. The organisers have announced that a proposal to move to Sunday faltered because they could not source an ambulance and safety launch for the venue at such short notice. They thanked those who entered.

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#Rowing: Limerick Regatta may be moved to Sunday. The weather conditions for Saturday (April 27th) at O’Brien’s Bridge could be very poor. The organisers will make an announcement later this evening.

 

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#Rowing: Kealan Mannix won both the senior and intermediate single sculls at Limerick Regatta today. The Skibbereen man was competing for University of Limerick, who also won in the senior fours. Muckross were the top men’s club eight, while Galway won the women’s intermediate and junior eights. Castleconnell were the top men’s junior 18 eight.

Limerick Regatta, Saturday (Selected Results):

Men

Eight – Club: Muckross. Junior 18: Castleconnell. Jun 16: Col Iognaid.

Four – Sen: University of Limerick. Inter, coxed: Clonmel. Jun 18A, coxed: Castleconnell.

Pair – Sen: Portadown.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice, coxed: Univ of Limerick. Jun 18A: CRCC.

Double – Inter: St Michael’s B.

Single – Sen: Univ of Limerick (K Mannix). Inter: University of Limerick (K Mannix). Jun 18A: St Michael’s (R Spelman).  

Women

Eight – Inter: Galway. Jun 18: Galway. Jun 16: Commercial. Masters: University of Limerick.

Four – Inter, coxed: Fermoy. Jun 18: Shandon.  

Pair – Jun 18: CRCC.

Sculling, Quadruple – Jun 18: Castleconnell. Jun 16, coxed: Commercial A.

Double – Inter: St Michael’s.

Single – Inter: Castleconnell (C O’Brien). Jun 18A: Castleconnell (O’Brien).

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#Rowing: Cork Boat Club had a good day at Limerick Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge today. They won the the men’s intermediate eight and senior pair and the women’s junior 18 eight. UCD won the women’s novice eight and Daire Lynch of Clonmel, who won the single sculls time trial in a very fast time (five minutes and nine seconds), went on to take the senior and intermediate singles titles.

Limerick Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Intermediate: Cork. Club: Neptune. Jun 18: Neptune. Masters – Final One (b-c): St Michael’s A. Final Two (d-e): Athlone. Jun 16: Col Iognaid.

Four – Sen: St Michael’s. Inter, coxed: Cork. Jun 18A, coxed: St Michael’s.

Pair – Senior: Cork. Jun 18: Clonmel.

Sculling

Quad – Sen: Carlow. Nov, coxed: UCC. Jun 18A: Carlow. Jun 16, coxed: CRCC.

Double – Inter: Castleconnell B.

Single – Senior: Clonmel (D Lynch). Inter: Clonmel (D Lynch). Jun 18A: Clonmel (A Butler). Jun 16: Castleconnell (R O’Neill). Masters – Final One: Lady Elizabeth (B Smyth). Final Two: Cork (B Crean). Final Three: Galway (A McCallion).

Women

Eight – Nov: UCD. Jun 18: Cork. Jun 16: St Michael’s.

Four – Sen: Shannon. Inter, coxed: Shannon. Jun 18: Col Iognaid.

Pair – Sen: Fermoy. Jun 18: Fermoy.

Sculling

Quadruple Novice, coxed: Cappoquin. Jun 18: Cork. Jun 16, coxed: Killorglin. Masters, coxed: Univ of Limerick

Double – Inter: Carlow.

Single – Inter: Garda (B Larsen). Jun 18A: Carlow (C Nolan). Jun 16: Cork (C O’Sullivan). Masters: Offaly (C Nolan).

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#ROWING: Skibbereen won the men’s senior four and the intermediate coxed four at Limerick regatta at O'Brien's Bridge. Sam McKeown won the senior single sculls, beating Justin Ryan of Skibbereen, who has international experience as a lightweight sculler. Damien Kelly of Garda, who had finished second to McKeown in the intermediate final, was third. Portora had a day of wins at junior level, including the men’s and women’s junior 18 eights, the men’s junior 16 eight and the men’s junior 18 coxed quad and the women’s junior four and pair.

Limerick Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge, Selected Results:

Men

Eight – Intermediate: 1 St Joseph’s, 2 St Michael’s. Junior 18: 1 Portora, 2 St Joseph’s, 3 St Michael’s. Junior 15: 1 St Joseph’s, 2 Shandon, 3 Portora.

Junior 16: 1 Portora, 2 Col Iognáid, 3 St Joseph’s. Masters: St Michael’s.

Four – Senior: 1 Skibbereen, 2 St Michael’s. Inter, coxed: 1 Skibbereen, 2 Portora, 3 St Michael’s. Jun 18A, coxed: 1 Portora A, 2 Athlunkard, 3 St Michael’s A.

Pair – Senior: 1 St Michael’s, 2 Neptune, 3 Shannon. Junior 18: 1 Athlunkard A, 2 Athlunkard B, 3 CAI B.

Sculling – Quadruple – Club Two: 1 Cork B, 2 Shandon, 3 Cork A. Junior 18A: 1 Cork A, 2 Lee, 3 Commercial. Jun 16, coxed: 1 Lee, 2 St Michael’s C, 3 Cork A. Jun 15, coxed, Final One: 1 Shandon A, 2 St Michael’s, 3 Killorglin. Final Two: Castleconnell.

Double – Inter: 1 Skibbereen, 2 Garda, 3 St Michael’s. Jun 15: 1 St Michael’s B, 2 Lee A, 3 Workmens.

Single – Senior: 1 Portadown (S McKeown), 2 Skibbereen (J Ryan), 3 Garda (Kelly). Intermediate: 1 Portadown (S McKeown), 2 Garda (D Kelly), 3 St Michael’s (D O’Connor). Novice: 1 Castleconnell (A Mozdzer), 2 Waterford (S O’Brien), 3 Lee (H Sutton). Junior 18: 1 Athlone (P Munnelly), 2 Graiguenamanagh (A Lennon), 3 Castleconnell (N Meehan). Masters: 1 St Michael’s (S O’Donnell), 2 Lee Valley (T Corcoran), 3 Shandon (J O’Neill).

Women

Eight – Junior 18: 1 Portora, 2 St Michael’s, 3 Galway. Jun 16: 1 Shandon, 2 Commercial, 3 Portora. Jun 15: 1 Portora, 2 St Michael’s. Masters: 1 Shannon.

Four – Inter, coxed: 1 Garda, 2 Athlunkard. Junior 18: 1 Portora A, 2 Galway, 3 St Michael’s.

Pair – Junior: 1 Portora, 2 Lee, 3 St Michael’s A.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two: 1 Fermoy, 2 Athlunkard, 3 Sligo. Novice, coxed: 1 Fermoy, 2 Univ of Limerick, 3 Lee. Junior 18: 1 Lee, 2 Fermoy, 3 Offaly. Jun 15, coxed: 1 Cork A, 2 Fermoy A, 3 Workmens.

Double – Senior: 1 Castleconnell, 2 Sligo. Junior 15: 1 Workmens, 2 Fermoy, 3 Lee A.

Single – Inter: 1 St Michael’s (A O’Sullivan), 2 Garda (J Ryan), 3 Fermoy (S Bouanane). Novice: 1 Castleconnell (R Kilkenny), 2 Fermoy (A Collins), 3 Univ of Limerick. Jun 18A: 1 Lee (E Cummin), 2 Lee (C Maguire), 3 Fermoy (S Cotter). Jun 16: 1 Lee (C Synnott), 2 Workmens (S Burns), 3 Fermoy (A O’Sullivan).

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#ROWING: Sam McKeown of Portadown won the intermediate single sculls, beating Damien Kelly of Garda, at Limerick Regatta today. The St Michael’s men’s senior pair came out on top and Portora won both the junior 18 and junior 16 men’s eights. Patrick Munnelly of Athlone won the final of the men’s junior 18 single sculls. The event had to be delayed for over an hour because of inclement weather and junior 14 events were cancelled. However, a meeting at the venue decided that the Irish Schools Regatta on Sunday will go ahead.

Limerick Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge, Selected Results:

Men

Eight – Junior 18: 1 Portora, 2 St Joseph’s, 3 St Michael’s.

Junior 16: 1 Portora, 2 Col Iognáid, 3 St Joseph’s. Masters: St Michael’s.

Four – Senior: 1 Skibbereen, 2 St Michael’s.

Pair – Senior: 1 St Michael’s, 2 Neptune, 3 Shannon.

Sculling – Quadruple – Club Two: 1 Cork B, 2 Shandon, 3 Cork A. Junior 15, coxed, Final One: 1 Shandon A, 2 St Michael’s, 3 Killorglin. Final Two: Castleconnell.

Single – Intermediate: 1 Portadown (S McKeown), 2 Garda (D Kelly), 3 St Michael’s (D O’Connor). Junior 18: 1 Athlone (P Munnelly), 2 Graiguenamanagh (A Lennon), 3 Castleconnell (N Meehan).

Women

Eight – Junior 18: 1 Portora, 2 St Michael’s, 3 Galway.

Sculling, Quadruple – Junior 18: 1 Lee, 2 Fermoy, 3 Offaly.

Double – Junior 15: 1 Workmans, 2 Fermoy, 3 Lee A.

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#ROWING: Tim Harnedy of Skibbereen claimed his first win since his return to rowing in Ireland at a wet and cool Limerick Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge today. The 31-year-old, who took a World Championship silver medal with Ireland in 2005, put Eimantas Grigalius of Three Castles and Tiernan Oliver of Queen’s University behind him in today's racing.

Limerick Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge (Selected Results)

Men, Eight – Junior 18: 1 St Joseph’s, 2 Col Iognaid, 3 Cork.

Junior 16: 1 Cork, 2 St Joseph’s, 3 St Michael’s. Masters: St Michael’s. Junior 15: 1 Cork, 2 St Michael’s, 3 Muckross.

Four – Senior: 1 Carlow, 2 St Michael’s. Intermediate, coxed: 1 Carlow, 2 Muckross, 3 Castleconnell. Novice, coxed: 1 Shandon A, 2 Univ of Limerick A, 3 Univ of Limerick B. Junior 18A, coxed: 1 Col Iognaid, 2 St Joseph’s, 3 St Michael’s.

Pair – Senior: 1 St Michael’s A, 2 Carlow, 3 St Michael’s B.

Sculling, Quadruple – Senior: 1 Queen’s, 2 Carlow/Three Castles, 3 Carlow. Club Two: 1 Skibbereen, 2 Carlow, 3 Clonmel. Junior 18: 1 Skibbereen, 2 Cork, 3 St Joseph’s. Junior 16, coxed: 1 Cork A, 2 Killorglin, 3 Cork C. Junior 15, coxed – A Final: Col Iognaid B. B Final: St Michael’s A.

Double – Intermediate: 1 St Michael’s A, 2 Shannon, 3 Queen’s D. Junior 15 – Final One: St Michael’s. Final Two: Lee C.

Single – Senior: 1 Skibbereen (T Harnedy), 2 Three Castles (E Grigalius), 3 Queen’s (T Oliver). Intermediate: 1 Portadown (S McKeown), 2 St Michael’s (O’Connor), 3 St Michael’s (O’Brien). Junior 18A: St Michael’s (D O’Malley). Junior 16: Graiguenamanagh (A Lennon). Masters:

Women

Eight – Junior 18: 1 Shannon, 2 St Michael’s, 3 Shandon. Junior 16: Cork. Junior 15: St Michael’s.

Four – Junior 18: 1 Muckross, 2 Shannon, 3 Shandon.

Pair: 1 Shannon/Univ of Limerick, 2 St Michael’s, 3 Muckross A.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two: 1 Shannon, 2 Athlunkard. Novice, coxed: 1 Clonmel, 2 St Michael’s, Athlunkard. Junior 18: 1 Cork, 2 Fermoy, 3 Portadown. Junior 16, coxed: 1 Galway, 2 Clonmel, 3 Athlone. Junior 15, coxed – A Final: Shandon A. B Final: Castleconnell.  

Double – Senior: 1 St Michael’s, 2 Castleconnell, 3 Cappoquin. Junior 15 – A Final: Fermoy A. B Final: Lee A.

Single – Intermediate: 1 Cork (A Bulman), 2 Shannon (Lane), 3 Killorglin (Joy). Novice: Clonmel (O’Loughlin). Junior 18A: 1 St Michael’s (Murphy), 2 Col Iognaid (Cushen), 3 Athlone (Curley). Junior 16: 1 Portadown (Walker), 2 Col Iognaid (Coyne) 3 St Michael’s (O’Riordan).

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With the sculling championships coming up in September, there was great interest in the Division 1 and 2 competitions at the Limerick Regatta over the weekend with Skibbereen competing well to hold their Grand League top table position.

In Division 1 of the men's race, with 20 scullers declared, Sam Lynch of St Michael's, Limerick pipped  Richard Coakley of Skibbereen in the heats by 0.48 seconds . The two former lightweight internationals battled it out in the final with Coakley exacting revenge in fine style putting Lynch into third spot with Cian Pidgeon, an intermediate from Castleconnell, putting in a fine performance to clinch second place.

In the men's Division 1 4x- race Skibbereen again showed the strength of their junior squad as they beat their club seniors and St Michael's seniors into second and third spot respectively.   St Michael's took the Division 1 pairs from the aspiring intermediates from Cappoquin Rowing Club.

The double sculls competition was also keenly contested with several strong Skibbereen  doubles in the heats but is was  their juniors, fresh back from their silver medal at the European Junior Championships, who took first ahead of their club seniors with Clonmel and St Michaels taking second and third spot.

The Division 2 men's single sculls race, with 34 boats, was made up of novice, junior B and Junior 16 scullers. After the time trials it came down to the top four in Final A which was won by Prenderville from Muckross by 13 seconds from Lee RC, followed by Skibbereen and Workman's, who dead-heated for third place.

The women's Division 1 final was taken by Gillian Hosford of Skibbereen from a young Kate O'Brien from St Michaels.    In the Division 2 final Corcoran-O'Hare (Shandon) beat Marie Piggott (Bantry) by a mere 0.43 seconds in a close finish.

In the Junior 14 and 15 ranks there was a massive entry of enthusiastic young rowers with the honours spread fairly widely around the clubs of Galway, Carrick on Shannon, Cork, Carlow, and Athlone. It was good to see new club Colaiste Chairáin from Croom in County Limerick show that, with ambition and hard work, you can get a rowing programme off the ground.

While the regatta entries were mainly Munster based, clubs from all four provinces were represented, reflecting an appetite, despite the traditional holiday season, for a serious August regatta in preparation for the small boat National Championships in September.

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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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