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#Rowing: St Michael’s Head of the River, which was refixed for this Sunday, March 31st, has been cancelled. The event was originally scheduled for St Patrick’s weekend (March 16th) but fell to a bad weather forecast. The entries were low for the refixed event and it has been cancelled.

 St Michael's will hold a club event and have asked clubs which had entered to join them if they wish.

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#Rowing: UCD’s men’s intermediate eight just came out on top as the fastest crew at the St Michael’s Head of the River in Limerick. They clocked 19 minutes and 39 seconds, just ahead of the 19 minutes 43.4 seconds of the NUIG senior eight. Carlow Rowing Club’s women’s junior coxed four just pipped NUIG’s women’s senior eight as the fastest women’s crew.  

 

RankBib nrNameResultPenaltySpeed
Womens J18A 2X
148St. Michael's Rowing Club00:33:30.0 9.31 km/h
Womens Novice 4X+
120St. Michael's Rowing Club00:35:08.7 8.88 km/h
Mens Senior 8+, (A)
11NUIG Boat Club00:19:43.4 15.82 km/h
Mens Intermediate 8+,
13UCD Boat Club00:19:39.0 15.88 km/h
Mens Club 1 8+,
14UL Boat Club00:23:31.2 13.27 km/h
Mens J18A 4X-,
16Athlunkard Boat Club00:27:00.5 11.55 km/h
2107Colaiste Iognaid Rowing Club00:27:09.2 11.49 km/h
Mens Intermediate 4-,
18St. Michael's Rowing Club00:22:37.2 13.79 km/h
29Uni of Limerick Rowing Club00:22:55.1 13.61 km/h
Mens Masters 8+, (A)
110Castleconnell BC00:35:04.3 8.90 km/h
Mens Masters 8+,
111St. Michael's Rowing Club00:23:43.0 13.16 km/h
212Athlone Boat Club00:24:07.7 12.93 km/h
Mens Masters 8+, (B)
113Castleconnell BC00:20:45.9 15.03 km/h
Womens Senior 8+,
114NUIG Boat Club00:22:50.8 13.66 km/h
Mens J18A 4+,
116Carlow Rowing Club00:22:49.6 13.67 km/h
215St. Joseph's College RC00:22:50.2 13.66 km/h
317Colaiste Iognaid Rowing Club00:23:11.1 13.46 km/h
418Athlunkard Boat Club00:25:07.9 12.41 km/h
Mens Senior 2X,
119Galway Rowing Club00:27:50.6 11.21 km/h
Mens Club 1 2X,
121Carlow Rowing Club00:25:53.3 12.05 km/h
Mens J18A 2X,
124St. Michael's Rowing Club00:23:27.5 13.30 km/h
222Castleconnell BC00:25:15.0 12.36 km/h
326St. Joseph's College RC00:25:53.1 12.05 km/h
425St. Michael's Rowing Club00:26:13.8 11.89 km/h
523Colaiste Iognaid Rowing ClubDNS -
Womens J18A 8+,
128St. Michael's Rowing Club00:24:58.7 12.49 km/h
230Galway Rowing Club00:25:43.2 12.13 km/h
329Colaiste Iognaid Rowing Club00:26:11.1 11.92 km/h
427Shannon Rowing Club00:28:12.2 11.06 km/h
Mens J16 8+,
131Colaiste Iognaid Rowing Club00:22:27.1 13.90 km/h
232St. Michael's Rowing Club00:25:44.5incl. +30 sec.12.36 km/h
333St. Joseph's College RCDNS -
Womens Club 1 8+,
134Uni of Limerick Rowing Club00:25:20.7 12.31 km/h
Mens Masters 4X-, (A)
135Galway Rowing Club00:24:13.6 12.88 km/h
Mens Masters 4X-, (B)
136Galway Rowing Club00:26:00.5incl. +90 sec.12.73 km/h
Mens Masters 4X-
137St. Michael's Rowing ClubDNS -
Mens J16 4X+, (A)
138Castleconnell BC00:26:06.0 11.95 km/h
Mens J16 4X+, (B)
139Castleconnell BC00:25:28.9 12.24 km/h
Mens J16 4X+,
142St. Michael's Rowing Club00:27:51.1 11.20 km/h
243St. Joseph's College RC00:27:52.1 11.20 km/h
341Shannon Rowing Club00:29:57.1 10.42 km/h
440Colaiste Iognaid Rowing Club00:33:46.0 9.24 km/h
Mens Masters 4X+,
145St. Michael's Rowing Club00:27:46.1 11.24 km/h
2144Athlone Boat ClubDNS -
Womens J18A 4X-,
147Colaiste Iognaid Rowing Club00:25:46.4 12.11 km/h
25Clonmel Rowing Club00:26:20.9 11.84 km/h
346Castleconnell BC00:26:23.0 11.83 km/h
Womens Club 1 4X-,
149St. Michael's Rowing ClubDNS -
Mens Masters 4+,
151St. Michael's Rowing Club00:24:40.1 12.65 km/h
250Athlone Boat ClubDNS -
Mens J16 4+,
152Shannon Rowing Club00:28:25.4 10.98 km/h
Mens Masters 2X,
154St. Michael's Rowing Club00:24:14.1 12.87 km/h
253Castleconnell BC00:27:19.4 11.42 km/h
Mens Senior 1X
155St. Michael's Rowing Club00:25:40.7 12.15 km/h
Womens J16 8+,
156St. Michael's Rowing Club00:29:15.4 10.66 km/h
Womens J18A 2X,
157Castleconnell BCDNS -
2158Colaiste Iognaid Rowing ClubDNS -
Womens Intermediate 4+,
159NUIG Boat Club00:25:34.0 12.20 km/h
Womens Masters 8+,
160Uni of Limerick Rowing Club00:29:34.3 10.55 km/h
Womens J16 4X+,
162Colaiste Iognaid Rowing Club00:31:43.4 9.84 km/h
263Shannon Rowing Club00:32:19.8 9.65 km/h
361Athlunkard Boat Club00:33:52.9 9.21 km/h
Womens Novice 4X+,
165Uni of Limerick Rowing Club00:31:27.0 9.92 km/h
Womens Masters 4X-
166Soc des Régates Messines00:31:05.0 10.04 km/h
Mens Touring 4X+
167LBC / SMRC00:46:21.0 6.73 km/h
Late Entry
184UnknownDNS -
282UnknownDNS -
385UnknownDNS -
483UnknownDNS -
581UnknownDNS -
Mens Senior 4+
12NUIG Boat ClubDNS -
Womens Intermediate 2X
164St Michaels Rowing Club00:27:23.9 11.39 km/h
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#Rowing: Masters and junior 18 crews impressed at the St Michael’s Head of the River at O’Brien’s Bridge today. The fastest crew on the day was the Masters eight from home club, St Michael’s. Castleconnell’s junior 18 quadruple were five seconds further back. The weather for the refixed event was not perfect but the course was rowable.

St Michael’s Head of the River, O’Brien’s Bridge, Saturday

Overall: 1 St Michael’s Masters Eight 10 min 34 seconds, 2 Castleconnell jun 18 quadruple 10:39, 3 Castleconnell, Cork, Fermoy Shandon, St Michael’s masters eight 10:44.

Men

Eight – Inter: Univ of Limerick 13:21. Jun 18: Castleconnell 10:55. Jun 16: Col Iognaid 11:33. Masters: St Michael’s (C) 10:34.

Four – Inter: Univ of Limerick 11:30. Inter, coxed: St Michael’s 11:47. Jun 18, coxed: St Michael’s 11:22. Jun 16, coxed: Shandon 11:36. Masters: Galway 11:49. Masters, coxed: Shandon, Fermoy 12:08.  

Pair - Senior: Castleconnell A 11:56. Inter: Col Iognaid 13:22. Jun 18: Shandon 12:04.

Sculling

Quadruple – Inter: Clonmel 10:58. Jun 18: Castleconnell 10:39. Jun 16, coxed: Castleconnell 11:36. Masters: Shandon, Cork, Lee Valley 11:10.

Double – Inter: St Michael’s 11:16. Jun 18: Shandon 11:55.

Single – Masters: Clonmel (O McGrath) 13:17. Jun 18: Castleconnell (J Quinlan) 12:08. Jun 16: St Michael’s (R O’Gorman) 14:27.

Women

Eight – Inter: Cork 13:11. Novice: Galway 13:37. Jun 18: Cork 11:44. Jun 16: St Michael’s 12:10.Masters: Grainne Mhaol 12:51.

Four – Inter, coxed: St Michael’s 12:33. Nov, coxed: 15:00. Jun 18: St Michael’s 13:14. Jun 18, coxed: Cork 13:26.

Pair – Inter: Shannon 13:07. Jun 18: Cork 13:29.

Sculling,

Quadruple – Sen: St Michael’s B 11:48. Jun 18: Cork 11:53. Jun 16: Carlow 13:10. Masters: Univ of Limerick 15:11.

Double – Sen: St Michael’s 12:36. Inter: St Michael’s 12:48. Jun 18: Kenmare 12:37.

Single – Inter: Shandon 14:48. Nov: Univ of Limerick (A Ormsby) 20:27. Jun 18: Col Iognaid (Nic Dhonncha) 14:12. Jun 16: Castleconnell (N Silke) 14:28.

 

 

St. Michael's Rowing Club
Head of the River - Saturday 18th March 2017.
Position Crew ID Club Name Crew Name
Boat Type: Elapsed
Time:
Results: by Grade Position. Printed: 15:29:06
MS 2- Men's Senior 2-
1 242 Castleconnell B.C. A MS 2- 11:56
2 216 Galway R.C MS 2- 12:55
3 243 Castleconnell B.C. B MS 2- 13:28
MI 8+ Men's Intermediate 8
1 836 University of Limerick R.C MI 8+ 13:21
MI 4X- Men's Intermediate 4X-
1 417 Clonmel R.C MI 4X- 10:58
MI 4+/4- Men's Intermediate 4+/4-
1 481 University of Limerick R.C A MI 4- 11:30
2 532 St.Michael's R.C MI 4+ 11:47
3 482 University of Limerick R.C B MI 4- 11:49
4 503 Coláiste Iognáid R.C MI 4+ 11:51
5 483 University of Limerick R.C C MI 4+ 11:52
6 495 Cork B.C. MI 4+ 12:31
MI 2X Men's Intermediate 2X
1 266 St.Michael's R.C B MI 2X 11:16
2 206 Carlow R.C MI 2X 11:43
3 265 St.Michael's R.C A MI 2X 12:21
MI 2- Men's Intermediate 2-
1 246 Coláiste Iognáid R.C MI 2- 13:22
MI 1X Men's Intermediate 1X
1 82 University of Limerick R.C Hough, C MI 1X 12:34
2 36 Carlow R.C Keating, L MI 1X 12:34
3 48 Cork B.C. MI 1X 12:54
4 94 Castleconnell B.C. Mozdzer, A MI 1X 12:55
5 37 Carlow R.C Murphy, N MI 1X 12:57
6 96 Castleconnell B.C. Silke, P MI 1X 13:05
7 105 Coláiste Iognáid R.C O'Donoghue, S MI 1X 13:14
8 95 Castleconnell B.C. O'Connor, A MI 1X 13:23
9 83 University of Limerick R.C Carmody, C MI 1X 13:49
10 41 Clonmel R.C Hewitt, E MI 1X 13:49
MM 8+ Men's Masters 8
1 841 St.Michael's R.C C MM 8+ 10:34
2 830 Castleconnell/Cork/Fermoy/Shandon/SMRC (c 365) MM 8+ 10:44
3 813 St.Michael's R.C A (e 458) MM 8+ 12:27
4 800 Athlone B.C. (e 475) MM 8+ 12:39
5 829 Castleconnell B.C. (d 425) MM 8+ 15:46
MM 4X- Men's Masters 4X-
1 407 Shandon/Cork/Lee Valley MM 4X- 11:10
2 446 Galway R.C (e 221) MM 4X- 12:14
3 533 St.Michael's R.C A (f 243) MM 4X- 13:24
MM 4+/4Men's Masters 4+/4-
1 444 Galway R.C A (d 203) MM 4- 11:49
2 445 Galway R.C B (d 211) MM 4- 12:01
3 406 Shandon/Fermoy MM 4+ 12:08
4 456 Muckross R.C A (b 147) MM 4+ 12:09
5 457 Muckross R.C B (b 147) MM 4+ 12:26
St. Michael's Rowing Club Head of the River - Saturday 18th March 2017. Page 1 of 5
Position Crew ID Club Name Crew Name
Boat Type: Elapsed
Time:
Results: by Grade Position. Printed: 15:29:06
MM 1X Men's Masters 1X
1 42 Clonmel R.C McGrath, O (c) MM 1X 13:17
2 117 Shandon B.C. Merz, H (c) MM 1X 13:18
3 130 St.Michael's R.C McDonnell, S (c MM 1X 13:25
4 53 Galway R.C Power, A (e) MM 1X 15:02
MJ18 8+ Men's Junior 18 8
1 831 Castleconnell B.C. MJ18 8+ 10:55
MJ18 4X Men's Junior 18 4X-
1 488 Castleconnell B.C. A MJ18 4X- 10:39
2 530 St.Michael's R.C MJ18 4X- 10:45
3 515 Shandon B.C. MJ18 4X- 10:46
4 489 Castleconnell B.C. B MJ18 4X- 11:24
MJ18 4+/Men's Junior 18 4+/4-
1 529 St.Michael's R.C MJ18 4+ 11:22
MJ18 2X Men's Junior 18 2X
1 254 Shandon B.C. MJ18 2X 11:55
2 207 Coláiste na Coiribe R.C MJ18 2X 11:57
3 250 Coláiste Iognáid R.C B MJ18 2X 12:46
4 261 St.Michael's R.C A MJ18 2X 12:53
5 262 St.Michael's R.C B MJ18 2X 12:56
6 263 St.Michael's R.C C MJ18 2X 13:04
7 245 Coláiste Iognáid R.C A MJ18 2X 13:47
8 233 Tralee R.C MJ18 2X 16:05
MJ18 2- Men's Junior 18 2-
1 252 Shandon B.C. A MJ18 2- 12:04
2 247 Clonmel R.C MJ18 2- 12:13
3 249 Coláiste Iognáid R.C MJ18 2- 12:41
4 228 Presentation College R.C MJ18 2- 12:44
5 253 Shandon B.C. B MJ18 2- 12:59
MJ18 1X Men's Junior 18 1X
1 97 Castleconnell B.C. Quinlan, J MJ18 1X 12:08
2 22 Clonmel R.C Walsh, C MJ18 1X 12:29
3 118 Shandon B.C. Ronayne, W MJ18 1X 12:32
4 98 Castleconnell B.C. Hourigan, R MJ18 1X 12:44
5 106 Coláiste Iognáid R.C Coen, D MJ18 1X 13:02
6 119 Shandon B.C. Gaffney, E MJ18 1X 13:09
7 23 Clonmel R.C O'Donnell, S MJ18 1X 13:12
8 69 Presentation College R.C Higgins, D MJ18 1X 13:13
9 18 Cork B.C. Ahern, J MJ18 1X 13:45
10 19 Cork B.C. O'Callaghan, C MJ18 1X 13:46
11 127 St.Michael's R.C Furey, P MJ18 1X 13:53
12 79 Tralee R.C Gannon, S MJ18 1X 14:00
13 33 Clonmel R.C Butler, A MJ18 1X 15:13
MJ16 8+ Men's Junior 16 8
1 832 Coláiste Iognáid R.C MJ16 8+ 11:33
2 826 Presentation College R.C A MJ16 8+ 11:56
3 827 Presentation College R.C B MJ16 8+ 12:48
4 828 Presentation College R.C C MJ16 8+ 13:18
St. Michael's Rowing Club Head of the River - Saturday 18th March 2017. Page 2 of 5
Position Crew ID Club Name Crew Name
Boat Type: Elapsed
Time:
Results: by Grade Position. Printed: 15:29:06
MJ16 4X Men's Junior 16 4X+/4+
1 516 Shandon B.C. MJ16 4+ 11:36
2 494 Castleconnell B.C. MJ16 4X+ 11:36
3 517 Shandon B.C. A MJ16 4X+ 11:41
4 430 Coláiste na Coiribe R.C MJ16 4X+ 11:44
5 504 Coláiste Iognáid R.C A MJ16 4X+ 12:05
6 506 Coláiste Iognáid R.C C MJ16 4X+ 12:24
7 526 St.Michael's R.C MJ16 4X+ 12:38
8 471 Presentation College R.C MJ16 4+ 12:38
9 403 Athlunkard B.C. A MJ16 4X+ 13:05
10 404 Athlunkard B.C. B MJ16 4X+ 14:37
MJ16 1X Men's Junior 16 1X
1 115 St.Michael's R.C O'Gorman, R MJ16 1X 14:27
2 43 Clonmel R.C Lynch, B MJ16 1X 14:41
3 8 Athlunkard B.C. Walsh, S MJ16 1X 14:49
MJ15 4X Men's Junior 15 4X+
1 490 Castleconnell B.C. A MJ15 4X+ 11:16
2 527 St.Michael's R.C A MJ15 4X+ 12:15
3 491 Castleconnell B.C. B MJ15 4X+ 12:57
4 492 Castleconnell B.C. C MJ15 4X+ 12:59
5 528 St.Michael's R.C B MJ15 4X+ 13:07
6 493 Castleconnell B.C. D MJ15 4X+ 13:12
7 519 Shandon B.C. B MJ15 4X+ 13:13
8 518 Shandon B.C. A MJ15 4X+ 13:26
9 507 Coláiste Iognáid R.C A MJ15 4X+ 13:27
10 472 Presentation College R.C A MJ15 4X+ 13:28
11 508 Coláiste Iognáid R.C B MJ15 4X+ 13:55
12 418 Clonmel R.C MJ15 4X+ 14:01
13 473 Presentation College R.C B MJ15 4X+ 14:55
14 498 Presentation College R.C E MJ15 4X+ 15:06
15 474 Presentation College R.C C MJ15 4X+ 16:17
16 497 Presentation College R.C D MJ15 4X+ 16:51
MJ15 1X Men's Junior 15 1X
1 108 Coláiste Iognáid R.C De Burca, A MJ15 1X 14:33
2 109 Coláiste Iognáid R.C Kelly, O MJ15 1X 14:43
WS 4X- Women's Senior 4X-
1 525 St.Michael's R.C B WS 4X- 11:48
WS 2X Women's Senior 2X
1 264 St.Michael's R.C WS 2X 12:36
WI 8+ Women's Intermediate 8
1 806 Cork B.C. WI 8+ 13:11
WI 4+/4- Women's Intermediate 4+/4-
1 531 St.Michael's R.C WI 4+ 12:33
2 425 Cork B.C. WI 4+ 13:44
WI 2X Women's Intermediate 2X
1 304 St.Michael's R.C WI 2X 12:48
2 305 St.Michael's R.C WI 2X 13:33
3 256 Shandon B.C. WI 2X 13:54
4 238 University of Limerick R.C WI 2X 14:32
WI 2- Women's Intermediate 2-
1 303 Shannon R.C C WI 2- 13:07
2 301 Shannon R.C A WI 2- 13:09
3 302 Shannon R.C B WI 2- 14:19
St. Michael's Rowing Club Head of the River - Saturday 18th March 2017. Page 3 of 5
Position Crew ID Club Name Crew Name
Boat Type: Elapsed
Time:
Results: by Grade Position. Printed: 15:29:06
WI 1X Women's Intermediate 1X
1 125 Shandon B.C. WI 1X 14:48
2 56 Kenmare R.C Crowley, E WI 1X 15:15
3 143 Shandon B.C. Phelan, R WI 1X 15:35
4 85 University of Limerick R.C Morgan, C WI 1X 15:36
5 86 University of Limerick R.C Reich, C WI 1X 16:44
WN 8+ Women's Novice 8
1 823 Galway R.C WN 8+ 13:37
WN 4X+/Women's Novice 4X+/4+
1 447 Galway R.C WN 4X+ 15:00
2 427 Cork B.C. WN 4+ 15:05
WN 1X Women's Novice 1X
1 88 University of Limerick R.C Ormsby, A WN 1X 20:27
WM 8+ Women's Masters 8
1 820 Grainne Mhaol R.C A (b 308) WM 8+ 12:51
2 821 Grainne Mhaol R.C B (b 293) WM 8+ 12:57
WM 4X- Women's Masters 4X-
1 487 University of Limerick R.C (c 179) WM 4X- 15:11
WJ18 8+ Women's Junior 18 8
1 808 Cork B.C. WJ18 8+ 11:44
2 804 Shandon B.C. WJ18 8+ 11:58
3 833 Coláiste Iognáid R.C WJ18 8+ 12:04
4 838 St.Michael's R.C WJ18 8+ 12:24
WJ18 4X Women's Junior 18 4X-
1 429 Cork B.C. WJ18 4X- 11:53
2 499 Castleconnell B.C. WJ18 4X- 12:14
3 538 St.Michael's R.C WJ18 4X- 17:12
WJ18 4+/Women's Junior 18 4+/4-
1 537 St.Michael's R.C WJ18 4- 13:14
2 428 Cork B.C. WJ18 4+ 13:26
3 410 Shandon B.C. B WJ18 4+ 14:43
WJ18 2X Women's Junior 18 2X
1 214 Kenmare R.C WJ18 2X 12:37
2 248 Castleconnell B.C. WJ18 2X 13:02
3 230 Shandon B.C. WJ18 2X 13:55
4 235 Tralee R.C B WJ18 2X 15:19
5 208 Coláiste na Coiribe R.C WJ18 2X 15:24
6 211 Cork B.C. C WJ18 2X 15:28
7 210 Cork B.C. B WJ18 2X 15:30
8 234 Tralee R.C A WJ18 2X 15:59
9 236 Tralee R.C C WJ18 2X 16:14
10 202 Clonmel R.C WJ18 2X 16:56
WJ18 2- Women's Junior 18 2-
1 244 Cork B.C. WJ18 2- 13:29
2 251 Coláiste Iognáid R.C WJ18 2- 14:06
WJ18 1X Women's Junior 18 1X
1 112 Coláiste Iognáid R.C Nic Dhonncha, WJ18 1X 14:12
2 55 Kenmare R.C O'Brien, G WJ18 1X 14:15
3 45 Clonmel R.C Davern, D WJ18 1X 15:27
4 80 Tralee R.C Nagle, K WJ18 1X 17:28
St. Michael's Rowing Club Head of the River - Saturday 18th March 2017. Page 4 of 5
Position Crew ID Club Name Crew Name
Boat Type: Elapsed
Time:
Results: by Grade Position. Printed: 15:29:06
WJ16 8+ Women's Junior 16 8
1 839 St.Michael's R.C WJ16 8+ 12:10
2 802 Carlow R.C A WJ16 8+ 13:02
3 803 Carlow R.C B WJ16 8+ 13:03
WJ16 4X Women's Junior 16 4X+/4+
1 412 Carlow R.C WJ16 4X+ 13:10
2 512 Coláiste Iognáid R.C WJ16 4X+ 13:31
3 411 Carlow R.C WJ16 4+ 14:01
4 500 Castleconnell B.C. WJ16 4X+ 14:21
5 421 Clonmel R.C WJ16 4X+ 15:44
WJ16 1X Women's Junior 16 1X
1 35 Castleconnell B.C. Silke, N WJ16 1X 14:28
2 101 Castleconnell B.C. O'Brien, L WJ16 1X 14:39
3 68 Tralee R.C Flynn, S WJ16 1X 16:30
WJ15 4X Women's Junior 15 4X+
1 415 Carlow R.C B WJ15 4X+ 13:09
2 416 Carlow R.C C WJ15 4X+ 13:36
3 513 Coláiste Iognáid R.C A WJ15 4X+ 13:43
4 420 Clonmel R.C WJ15 4X+ 14:12
5 539 St.Michael's R.C WJ15 4X+ 14:26
6 502 Castleconnell B.C. B WJ15 4X+ 14:56
7 535 Coláiste Iognáid R.C C WJ15 4X+ 16:03
8 414 Carlow R.C A WJ15 4X+ 17:54
WJ15 1X Women's Junior 15 1X
1 28 Castleconnell B.C. Kiely, N WJ15 1X 14:34
2 46 Clonmel R.C Fitzpatrick, E WJ15 1X 14:40
3 38 Carlow R.C Egan, K WJ15 1X 14:48
4 31 Castleconnell B.C. Kiely, C WJ15 1X 15:32
5 104 Coláiste Iognáid R.C O'Gorman, A WJ15 1X 15:34
6 39 Carlow R.C Scully, S WJ15 1X 15:36
7 27 Castleconnell B.C. O'Connor, R WJ15 1X 15:42
8 114 Coláiste Iognáid R.C Hume, K WJ15 1X 15:55
9 26 Castleconnell B.C. Nolan, R WJ15 1X 15:56
10 47 Clonmel R.C McGrath, S WJ15 1X 17:32
St. Michael's Rowing Club Head of the River - Saturday 18th March 2017. Page 5 of 5
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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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