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#Rowing: Carlow’s junior 18 quadruple were the fastest crew at the Offaly Head of the River in Tullamore on Saturday. The winning crew had over 40 seconds to spare over their nearest rivals, winning in a time of 10 minutes 44.25 seconds.  


NoGradeBoat typeClubNameTime (s)MS
1MJ184X-Carlow 644.251044.25
7MJ164X+Commercial 685.871125.87
4MCL12XCarlow 687.011127.01
19MJ164X+Commercial 688.381128.38
20MJ164X+New Ross 717.881157.88
29WCL12XCarlow 718.481158.48
22WJ184XCarlow 737.261217.26
4MCL12XCarlow 740.611220.61
26WJ182XCommercial 741.191221.19
8MJ164X+New Ross 745.351225.35
27WJ182XNeptune 745.921225.92
18WJ182XCommercial 754.741234.74
28WJ182XNew Ross 764.411244.41
2MCL14X+Carlow 766.141246.14
40WJ162XCommercial 770.111250.11
125WJ184X+Neptune 779.691259.69
10WJ184X-Commercial 780.43130.43
14MCL11XCarlowJones S780.71130.71
24WCL14X+Commercial 787.11137.11
11WCL14X+Commercial 789.79139.79
3MN4X+Neptune 795.141315.14
23WJ184XCommercial 800.151320.15
27WJ181XOffalyMooney A801.631321.63
26WJ181XNeptuneFeerick C801.711321.71
34WJ164X+Neptune 804.451324.45
25WCL12XClydesdale 805.391325.39
21WJ182XNewRoss 810.771330.77
36MJ152XCarlow 811.011331.01
16MCL11XOffalyGannon A815.61335.6
35WJ164X+Offaly 821.721341.72
35WCL11XCarlowByrne A824.331344.33
23MJ161XCarlowMead H825.951345.95
29WJ181XNeptuneClark A826.141346.14
31MM1XAthloneGallen P (F)828.591348.59
43WM1XNew RossPattersonJ (C)834.811354.81
18MJ164X+Carlow 835.951355.95
2MJ182XNeptune 837.81357.8
34MM1XOffalyHogan D (B)856.11416.1
6MJ164X+Carlow 861.361421.36
54WJ142XOffaly 863.151423.15
32MM1XLaganReid G (E)867.551427.55
17MN1XNew RossJones E868.31428.3
37WCL11XNew RossWalsh J868.711428.71
21MJ162XNeptune 876.381436.38
45WJ161XNew RossBrownL878.951438.95
44WJ154X+Commercial 882.521442.52
51WJ151XNew RossPendergast883.461443.46
42WJ161XNew RossCoughlan883.461443.46
28WJ181XCarlowWebster C884.331444.33
24WCL12XCarlow 885.511445.51
41WJ161XNew RossBrown L885.541445.54
50WJ151XNew RossTierneyS888.331448.33
15MCL11XNew RossRyan P891.971451.97
33WCL11XNew RossWalshJ892.491452.49
16MN1XNew RossJonesE892.51452.5
47WJ161XNew RossFlanagainC893.681453.68
40WJ154X+Commercial 901.58151.58
53WCL12XClydesdale 905.5155.5
49WJ151XNew RossPendergast F910.121510.12
45WJ144X+Commercial 917.671517.67
39    924.321524.32
56WJ141XOffalyMurphy A924.351524.35
36WCL11XCommercialOçonnor C930.671530.67
50WJ151XNew RossByrneA931.481531.48
51WM1XNew RossPatterson J (C)953.631553.63
49WJ144X+New Ross 1008.281648.28
46WJ144X+New Ross 1010.631650.63
47WJ152XNew Ross 1020.82170.82
67MJ144X+Offaly 1046.221726.22
48WJ144X+Commercial 1057.421737.42
52WM1XOffalyNolan C (B)1060.91740.9
14MCL11XNew RossRyanP1105.111825.11
46WJ161XNew RossCoughlanA1106.021826.02
53MJ141XCarlowConnors T1172.891932.89
52WJ151XNew RossTierneyS1269.05219.05
43WJ161XOffalyDowling E1272.042112.04
38MJ151XCarlowHeslin S14752435
5MI1XCarlowMurphy N   
13MCL11XAthloneFlynn D   
30WJ181XTraleeTurner A   
33MM1XLaganPhelan J (E)   
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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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