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#Rowing: Glenn Patterson of Sligo was the men’s winner of the Tullamore Time Trial on Saturday. Emily Dowling of the host club, Offaly, was the fastest woman. Dowling is a junior competitor.

TTT 2017Race 414.00 p.m.         
                       
Name Club Grade Launch Time                
                       
        num Cum Time num Cum Time Time Mins Secs time
G.Patterson Sligo MS 13.39 1 2810.29 1 3325.95 515.66 8 35.66 08:35.00
C Brady ORC MS 13.39 2 2876.28 2 3395.57 519.29 8 39.29 08:39.00
M Avery GNM MM(A) 13.39 3 2913.47 3 3487.83 574.36 9 34.36 09:34.00
P. Gallen ATLN MM(F) 13.39 4 2942.4 4 3524.81 582.41 9 42.41 09:42.00
B Cross GNM MM(A) 13.37 5 2989.59 5 3568.97 579.38 9 39.38 09:39.00
B Colsh Sligo MJ15 13.37 6 3034.62 6 3613.19 578.57 9 38.57 09:38.00
A Carroll ATLN MJ15 13.37 7 3074.95 7 4009.23 934.28 15 34.28 15:34.00
R Dunne ATLN MJ15 13.35 8 3119.4 8 3721.85 602.45 10 2.45 10:02.00
L Naughton ATLN MJ15 13.35 9 3150.84 9 3746.14 595.3 9 55.3 09:55.00
C Cronin ATLN MJ14 13.33 10 3268.41 10 3961.5 693.09 11 33.09 11:33.00
A Donovan ATLN MJ14 13.33 11 3227.1 11 3811.77 584.67 9 44.67 09:44.00
D Murtagh ATLN MJ12 13.33 12 3903.54 12 4668.51 764.97 12 44.97 12:44.00
E Dowling ORC WJ18 13.33 13 3327.28 13 3922.14 594.86 9 54.86 09:54.00
E Corcoran CAR WJ16 13.31                
G Guckian CoS WJ16 13.31 15 3829.98 15 4530.12 700.14 11 40.14 11:40.00
D Slater CAR WJ16 13.31 16 3364.83 16 4034.11 669.28 11 9.28 11:09.00
E Oçonnor Sligo WJ15 13.29 17 3404.62 17 4166.59 761.97 12 41.97 12:41.00
A Murphy ORC WJ15 13.29 18 3473.71 18 4092.89 619.18 10 19.18 10:19.00
A Egan CAR WJ15 13.29 19 3506.45 19 4178.19 671.74 11 11.74 11:11.00
G Creighton CoS WJ14 13.27 20 3604.1 20 4363.68 759.58 12 39.58 12:39.00
P Kaminska CoS WJ14 13.27 21 3677.13 21 4370.71 693.58 11 33.58 11:33.00
L Kate Cos WJ14 13.25 22 3713.76 22 4404.57 690.81 11 30.81 11:30.00
E Noyce ORC WJ14 13.25 23 3754.3 23 4449.72 695.42 11 35.42 11:35.00
M Cummins GNM WM 13.25 24 3785.64 24 4431.04 645.4 10 45.4 10:45.00
C.Nolan ORC WM(C) 13.23 25 3881.58 25 4545.96 664.38 11 4.38 11:04.00
J Patterson GNM WM(C) 13.23                
F Durkin ORC MM(H) 13.15 27 3978.11 27 4780.77 802.66 13 22.66 13:22.00
C. Murtagh ATLN TO(WJ15)   28 3572.5 28 4223.5 651 10 51 10:51.00

 

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Ciaran Brady won the Tullamore Time trial on Saturday. The Offaly Rowing Club man, who had a fall off his bicycle earlier in the day, recovered and came out on top on the canal course. Becky Quinn was the fastest senior woman. The event was run in splendid, sunny, conditions.

Tullamore Time Trial, Saturday (selected results, winners)

Men - Senior: Offaly (C Brady). ‪Jun 18: Three Castles (R Quinn). ‪Jun 16: Carlow (J Keating).

Women - Senior: Three Castles (B Quinn). ‪Jun 18: Carlow (C Nolan). ‪Jun 18: Offaly (E Dowling).   

Published in Rowing

#InlandWaters - Tullamore's Offaly History Centre will host a talk on Monday 23 March on the history of the Grand Canal in Offaly from 1794 to 1804.

Presented by James Scully, the talk will be based on various contemporary sources, most notably the invaluable records within the Grand Canal minute books.

Irish Waterways History has more details HERE.

Published in Inland Waterways

#SHANNON FLOODING - Galway Bay FM reports that Galway county councillors have postponed making any decision on an Oireachtas report into flooding in areas adjacent to the River Shannon.

The move was taken on the suggestion of Cllr Dermot Connolly in the wake of a joint Dáil and Seanad committee report that highlights eight proposals for dealing with flooding issues along the longest of Ireland's inland waterways.

Cllr Michael Connolly has suggested that Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan and Minister for the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan should meet to discuss the report's findings from both a flooding and environmental stance.

Meanwhile, the Irish Independent reports that the Office of Public Works (OPW) has agreed to carry out tests at Meelick weir on the Shannon in Co Offaly after thousands of acres of farmland were flooded over the summer, ruining silage crops and summer grazing land.

Waterways Ireland has denied allegations that a failure to open sluices and lift boards at the weird contributed to the flooding.

Published in Shannon Estuary

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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