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#Rowing: The St Michael’s Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, March 16th, has been cancelled. The weather forecast for Limerick changed, and the organisers felt they could not be certain of running a safe event. Monday was considered for a rescheduled event, but some clubs could not change their plans.   

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: The big numbers – up 100 on last year – and good weather made for a successful Skibbereen Head of the River at the Marina. Cork Boat Club’s intermediate eight set a fast time of nine minutes 19 seconds for the course. UCC also had a good day, with Ronan Byrne the fastest time in a senior single. Skibbereen and Shandon also had a set of good wins.

Skibbereen Head of the River (Selected Results; winners)

Head One:

Men

Sculling,

Single – Senior: UCC (R Byrne) 11 min 24 sec. Inter: UCC (D Larkin) 11:50. Club: UCC (H Sutton) 11:58. Jun 18A: Shandon (E Gaffney) 11:49. Jun 16: Shandon (D Cosgrave) 12:02. Masters: Cork (B Crean) 12:45.

Women

Pair – Sen: UCC/Skibbereen 11:49. Jun 18A: Shandon 13:33.

Head Two

Men

Four – Sen: Shandon 10.15. Sen, coxed: Skibbereen 10:46. Club One, coxed: Cork 11:10. Jun 18, coxed: Shandon 10:56. Jun 16, coxed: Shandon 11:35. Masters, coxed: Muckross B 11:14.

Women

Eight – Club One: UCC 11:07

Sculling, Double – Sen: Skibbereen 12:08. Inter: Cork A 12:21. Jun 18A: Workman’s 12:10. Jun 16: Lee 12:27.

Head Three

Men

Sculling, Quad – Sen: UCC 9:54. Inter: St Michael’s 10:29. Jun 18A: Shandon 9:58. Jun 16, coxed: Skibbereen 11:20.

Women

Sculling

Single – Inter: Skibbereen (E Hegarty) 12:46. Club One: Workman’s (S Burns) 13:09. Jun 18: Workman’s (C Browne) 12:52. Jun 16: Muckross (N Coffey) 14:23.  

Head Four

Men,

Eight – Sen: UCC 9:34. Inter: Cork 9:19. Club One: Cork 10:00. Jun 18: Cork 11:00.

Sculling, Double – Club One: Shandon A 11:16. Jun 18A: Lee 10:55. Jun 16: Shandon 10:24.

Women

Four – Sen: Skibbereen 11:43. Inter: Shandon 11:55.

Head Five

Men

Pair – Sen: Skibbereen 11:06. Inter: Shandon B 11:00. Jun 18A: Shandon 11:03.

Women

Sculling, Quadruple – Club One, coxed: Workman’s 11:08. Jun 18A: Lee 10:57.  

Rolling Head

Men

Sculling,

 Single – Sen: Skibbereen (A Burns) 11:30

Inter: Skibbereen (K Mannix) 11:27.

Jun 18A: Killorglin (J McCarthy) 11:35.

Women

Four – Sen: Skibbereen 11:42

Pair – Sen: UCC/Skibbereen 11:37.

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: The Eights Head of the River in London, which was set to take place tomorrow (Saturday) has been cancelled. In the a statement, the organisers said: “The Committee have been monitoring the weather forecast over the last few days and due to the strength and direction of the wind and in light of the difficulties encountered at yesterday’s Schools Head, we have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel this year’s race on the safety grounds.

 “We recognise and understand the disappointment that this will cause for all competitors and others due to be involved in the race, however safety simply must come first.”

 Ireland would have been strongly represented at the event, with Commercial, UCD, Trinity and Neptune all entered. A big number of rowers were already in London or travelling when the announcement was made.

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: The junior trials, set for Saturday at Lough Rynn and the National Rowing Centre, have been called off. The wind would have made Lough Rynn unsuitable, and it was not thought fair to have a trial at just one of the two venues. There was also the consideration that many rowers have not had sufficient time on the water because of flooding. The testing process will continue at the Ireland trial on March 19th and 20th at the NRC.  

 The St Michael’s Head of the River, scheduled for February 20th, has been rescheduled for March 12th.

Published in Rowing
28th January 2016

Neptune Head Set to Go Ahead

#Rowing: The organisers of the Neptune Head of the River this Saturday, December 30th, have decided to go ahead with the event. The weather forecast is for winds of 12 to 20 kilometres per hour at Blessington, which would leave the course rowable. The course has to be laid, and there is a chance that the event could yet be cancelled, but only if the weather forecast changes significantly. 

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Muckross Rowing Club has chosen to reschedule its head of the river for March 5th. The original date was December 5th, but there was a poor weather forecast and the head had to be cancelled. The March 5th date will be shared with the Erne Head of the River in Enniskillen.  

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: The Muckross Head of the River, fixed for the National Rowing Centre in Cork on Saturday, has been cancelled. The organisers say the bad weather forecast, including high winds, would have presented an unacceptable safety risk. The Head of the Shannon, also set for Saturday, has already been cancelled.   

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Queen’s Univerity’s senior men’s eight, competing in the first of two races, were far and away the fastest crew at the Bann head of the river at Coleraine on Saturday. The host club’s own junior coxed four was the fastest in the second head, with single sculler Sam McKeown recording the second-best time. The strong winds of recent days held off for the two races.

Bann Head of the River, Coleraine, Saturday (adjusted times)

Race One: 1 Queen’s University men’s senior eights 13 mins 39 secs, 2 Belfast BC masters eight 16:06, 3 Belfast RC masters eight 16:15, 4 Bann masters eight 16:35, 5 RBAI junior 18 quad 16:38, 6 Portadown senior double 16:50.

Race Two: Bann junior 18 coxed four 15:25, 2 Portadown senior single (S McKeown) 17:29, Bann inter single (Mitchell) 17:35, 4 Queen’s A women’s inter four 17:49, 5 Queen’s B women’s inter four 17:58, 6 Lady Elizabeth masters single (Smyth) 18:06.

 

BANN ROWING CLUB HEAD OF THE RIVER  14TH NOVEMBER 2015
RACE 1
PlaceBoat NumberClubCategory and Boatadjusted time taken
11QUBBCM Sen 8+00:13:39
213Belfast BC (f)MM 8+00:16:06
312Belfast RC (e)MM 8+00:16:15
411Bann RC(c)MM 8+00:16:35
53RBAI AMJ18A 4X-00:16:38
65Portadown BCM Sen 2X00:16:50
76Bann RCW Int 4X-00:17:18
814LVBC (f)MM 8+00:17:20
92RBAIMJ18A 8+00:17:25
1024Belfast BC (d)WM 8+00:17:36
1117Bann RCW J18A 4X-00:18:18
1222Bann RCMJ16 2X00:19:02
1316City of Derry BC (e) MM 2X00:19:23
1418Belfast RCW J18A 4X-00:19:27
1525Belfast RC (c) WM 8+00:20:01
1623Bann RCWJ16 8+00:20:03
174RBAI BMJ18A 2X00:21:59
1821Portadown BCW Int 2X00:22:28
1919Portadown BCWJ18A 4X-00:23:15
2029Portadown BCWJ15 2X00:26:37
2128City of Derry BC (c) WM 2X00:26:48
RACE 2
PlaceBoat NumberClubCategory and Boatadjusted time taken
142Bann RCMJ18A 4+00:15:25
245Portadown McKeownM Sen 1X00:17:29
347Bann MitchellM Int 1X00:17:35
453QUBLBC AW Int 4-00:17:49
554QUBLBC BW Int 4-00:17:58
658LEBC (c) SmithMM 1X00:18:06
764Portadown BC MJ16 4X+00:18:18
857Portora (e) MurphyMM 1X00:18:29
951Belfast BC (f) MM 4+00:18:50
1059City of Derry (e) D’UrsoMM 1X00:19:02
1163City of Derry BC MJ16 4X+00:19:05
1268Portadown BCMJ15 4X+00:19:40
1350Portadown BC LaivinsM Int 1X00:19:41
1460Belfast BC (d) GilpinMM 1X00:20:04
1556Belfast RC BW Int 4+00:20:08
1649Blue Star GillilandM Int 1X00:20:09
1783Bann RC WJ15 4X+00:20:09
1861Belfast BC (f) LockwoodMM 1X00:20:14
1976Bann RC ChestnuttWJ18A 1X00:20:34
2071Bann RC ShirlowW Int 1X00:21:10
2177Bann RC MeenaghW Int 1X00:21:13
2279Belfast RC TaylorWJ18A 1X00:21:14
2362LVBC (e) KeownMM 1X00:21:26
2481Bann RC WylieWJ18A 1X00:21:30
2580Bann RC ODonovanWJ18A 1X00:21:54
2673Belfast RC MoranMJ16 1X00:22:56
2752Bann RC CochraneMJ18A 1X00:23:15
2855Belfast RC AW Int 4+00:23:35
2978Portadown BC MartinW Int 1X00:24:40
3084Portadown RCWJ15 4X+00:25:52
3182Portadown BC McCannWJ16 1X00:28:42
Published in Rowing

#Rowing: The fastest crew at the Castleconnell head of the river on Saturday was the composite men’s senior eight of the host club and the University of Limerick, who set a time of 10 minutes and 25 seconds. The fastest women’s crew, Castleconnell’s intermediate eight, came home 18th overall in a big field.

Castleconnell Head of the River, Saturday (Selected Results):

Overall: 1 Castleconnell/Univ of Limerick men’s senior eight 10:25, 2 Castleconnell men’s jun 18A quadruple 10:48, 3 Muckross men’s masters eight 11:03, 4 St Michael’s men’s senior four 11:04, 5 St Michael’s men’s masters eight 11:04, 6 Castleconnell/Killorglin men’s senior double sculls 11:08; 18 Castleconnell women’s inter eight 11:47.

Men

Eight – Intermediate: Shannon 12:04. Masters: Muckross A 11:03.

Four – Inter, coxed: Shannon A 11:25. Jun 18A, coxed: Waterford 11:52.

Pair – Senior: St Michael’s B 11:53. Jun 18A: Col Iognaid 12:55.

Sculling, Quadruple – Jun 18A: Castleconnell 10:48. Jun 16, coxed: Col Iognaid 11:37.

 Double – Senior: Castleconnell, Killorglin 11:08. Inter: Castleconnell B 11:10. Junn 18A: Castleconnell A 11:33. Jun 16: St Michael’s 12:14.

Single – Senior: 1 D O’Connor 11:55. Inter: A Mozdzer 12:46. Novice: D O’Hare 13:25. Under-23: D Lynch 12:39. Jun 18A: A O’Connor 12:22. Jun 16: M Dundon 13:00. Masters: S McDonnell 13:22.

Women

Eight – Inter: Castleconnell 11:47. Novice: Univ of Limerick A 14:38.

Four – Senior: UCD 12:07.

Pair – Jun 18A: Col Iognaid B 14:32.

Sculling

Quadruple – Novice, coxed: St Brendan’s A 13:30. Jun 16, coxed: Col Iognaid 13:04. 

Double – Inter: Castleconnell 13:54. Jun 18A: St Michael’s 13:10. Jun 16: Col Iognaid 14:38. 

Single – Inter: R Kilkenny 14:16. Masters: N McCarthy 15:58. Novice: S Slattery 14:43. Jun 18A: G O’Brien 14:31. Jun 16: C O’Brien 14:18.

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Shandon had an excellent day at the Skibbereen Head of the River at the new venue of the Marina in Cork on Saturday. Their men’s senior eight were the fastest winning crew. Competing in the fourth fixed head, they clocked 10 minutes and 50 seconds. UCC’s senior eight were six seconds further back. 

The fastest women’s single sculler was the outstanding junior, Emily Hegarty of the host club.

Skibbereen Head of the River, Saturday, The Marina, Cork (Selected Results, Fixed Head):

Men – Eight, Senior: Shandon 10 mins 50 secs. Inter: UCC 11:04. Masters: Muckross 11:52. Jun 18A: Cork 11:11. Jun 16: Shandon 11:44.

Four – Four: 11:04. Inter: UCC 11:15. Inter (coxed): Cork 11:29. Jun 18, coxed: St Brendan’s 12:36. Jun 16, coxed: Pres, Cork 12:44.

Pair – Jun 18A: Pres, Cork 13:31.

Sculling, Quadruple: Skibbereen 11:03. Jun 18A: Lee 11:27. Jun 16, coxed: Cork 11:47.

Double – Sen: Skibbereen A 12:17. Inter: Skibbereen 13:11.  Jun 18A: Lee 12:31.

Single –Sen: E Rowan 12:21. Inter: F McCarthy 12:19. Club One: D Larkin 12:41. Jun 18A: K Mannix 13:01. Jun 16: B O’Flynn 12:57. Masters: H Mertz 13:08.

Women

Eight, Inter: UCC 12.17. Jun 18A: Shandon 12:38. Jun 16: Shandon 13:48.

Four – Sen: Skibbereen 13:34. Inter: UCC 13:26. Jun 18A: Skibbereen 13:35.

Pair – Inter: UCC 13:46.

Sculling, Quad – Inter: UCC 12:56. Jun 18A: Skibbereen 13:14. Jun 16, coxed: Workman’s 13:44.

Double – Inter: 13:39. Nov: St Brendan’s A 15:26. Jun 16: Lee 13:18.

Single – Sen: O Hayes 13:46. Inter: E McCarthy 14:24. Club: M Cremen 14:09. Jun 18A: E Hegarty 13:44. Jun 16: C Synott 14:22.

 

      
4SkibbereenMens Senior 1XE. Rowan00:30:0000:42:2100:12:21
2UCCRCMens Senior 1XA. Harrington00:29:2600:41:4800:12:22
3SkibbereenMens Senior 1XM. Rowan00:29:4100:42:0800:12:27
1Skibbereen Mens Senior 1XK. McCarthy00:29:0500:41:3900:12:34
       
7SkibbereenMens Intermediate 1XF. McCarthy00:30:4500:43:0400:12:19
8ShandonMens Intermediate 1XC. Merz00:31:4900:44:2500:12:36
6ShandonMens Intermediate 1XD. Begley00:31:1100:43:5000:12:39
5SkibbereenMens Intermediate 1XM. Ryan00:47:3601:04:0500:16:29
       
9LeeMens Club 1 1XD. Larkin00:32:2700:45:0800:12:41
12SkibbereenMens Club 1 1XJ. McCarthy00:33:3000:46:2400:12:54
11LeeMens Club 1 1XH. Sutton00:33:1500:46:1600:13:01
13SkibbereenMens Club 1 1XN. Kennedy00:34:0700:47:3700:13:30
10SkibbereenMens Club 1 1XD. O' Driscoll00:00:0000:00:00DNS
14ShandonMens Club 1 1XS. Channon00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
16ShandonMens Club 2 1XD. Smith00:35:1300:48:3100:13:18
15ShandonMens Club 2 1XR. Diffley00:34:3900:48:1700:13:38
17CorkMens Club 2 1XD. Collins00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
18ShandonMens Masters 1XH. Merz00:35:3900:48:4700:13:08
22ShandonMens Masters 1XJ. O'Neill00:37:1800:51:0800:13:50
20ShandonMens Masters 1XN. Carey00:36:3400:50:2600:13:52
19Lee ValleyMens Masters 1XT. Corcoran00:35:5900:50:3800:14:39
21WorkmansMens Masters 1XM. Burns00:36:5900:51:5900:15:00
       
26SkibbereenMens J18A 1XK. Mannix00:38:4100:51:4200:13:01
23CorkMens J18A 1XL. O'Connell00:37:3600:50:4100:13:05
24LeeMens J18A 1XD. Breen00:37:5600:51:0800:13:12
27LeeMens J18A 1XS. Crean00:39:5200:53:2100:13:29
31ShandonMens J18A 1XR. Byrne00:39:3600:53:0900:13:33
25CorkMens J18A 1XC. Twohig00:38:1400:52:0200:13:48
29CorkMens J18A 1XE. Whooley00:39:1100:53:0600:13:55
28CorkMens J18A 1XR. Cudmore00:00:0000:00:00DNS
30FermoyMens J18A 1XG. Morrison00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
       
8bLee Mens J18 1XH. Deasy00:32:1200:45:1600:13:04
7bLeeMens J18 1XR. Fitzgerald00:31:2000:44:4900:13:29
9bLeeMens J18 1XC. Finn00:32:4700:47:0200:14:15
       
       
       
35CorkMens J18B 1XF. O'Sullivan00:40:4500:53:4900:13:04
36CorkMens J18B 1XC. Corkery00:40:5800:54:1900:13:21
40ShandonMens J18B 1XE. Hickey00:42:4000:56:0500:13:25
38CorkMens J18B 1XC. Cudden00:41:3000:54:5600:13:26
37WorkmansMens J18B 1XJ. Greene00:41:1700:55:2800:14:11
39ShandonMens J18B 1XC. Rea00:41:4600:56:2200:14:36
34St. BrendansMens J18B 1XR. O'Shea00:40:2300:56:0200:15:39
32CorkMens J18B 1XA. O'Sullivan00:00:0000:00:00DNS
33KillorglinMens J18B 1XC. O'Donovan02:35:5402:49:4100:13:47
       
41CorkMens J16 1XB. O'Flynn00:42:2800:55:2500:12:57
45CorkMens J16 1XE. Curtin00:43:3100:56:4000:13:09
50CorkMens J16 1XB. Connolly00:45:2100:58:3900:13:18
47LeeMens J16 1XT. Murphy00:44:0700:57:3200:13:25
53MuckrossMens J16 1XS. Fleming00:46:5301:00:2800:13:35
46MuckrossMens J16 1XF. Bastible00:43:5100:57:2700:13:36
43LeeMens J16 1XE. Larkin00:43:0400:56:4100:13:37
54LeeMens J16 1XP. Jackson00:47:1601:00:5400:13:38
55LeeMens J16 1XL. Guerin00:48:0601:02:0200:13:56
51SkibbereenMens J16 1XD. O'Sullivan00:45:5601:00:0400:14:08
48LeeMens J16 1XL. Lee00:44:3900:58:4900:14:10
49CorkMens J16 1XC. O'Callaghan00:45:0600:59:2100:14:15
44ShandonMens J16 1XD. O'Neill00:43:1700:57:4200:14:25
57LeeMens J16 1XC. O'Malley00:48:3501:03:0300:14:28
42CorkMens J16 1XE. Power00:42:4000:57:2500:14:45
52MuckrossMens J16 1XD. Leen00:46:2401:01:3400:15:10
56MuckrossMens J16 1XD. Casey00:50:5901:07:1400:16:15
       
58Killorglin/UCCRCWomens Senior 2-Killorglin/UCCRC00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
61UCCRCWomens Intermediate 2-UCCRC B00:50:1701:04:0300:13:46
59SkibbereenWomens Intermediate 2-Skibbereen00:49:4801:03:5000:14:02
60UCCRCWomens Intermediate 2-UCCRC A00:49:2001:03:2300:14:03
       
62KillorglinWomens Club 1 2-Killorglin00:51:2901:07:3100:16:02
       
63CorkWomens J18A 2-Cork00:51:5901:05:5600:13:57
64ShandonWomens J18A 2-Shandon00:52:2501:06:4700:14:22
       
       
  10:45am - Head 2    
       
       
4bShandonMens Senior 4-Shandon01:45:4301:56:4700:11:04
11bSkibbereenMens Senior 4-Skibbereen02:09:3502:20:5800:11:23
1bUCCRCMens Senior 4-UCCRC A01:49:1202:00:3700:11:25
2bUCCRCMens Senior 4-UCCRC B01:50:0802:01:3700:11:29
       
       
80Cork Mens Intermediate 4+Cork01:42:0901:53:3800:11:29
       
81UCCRCMens Intermediate 4-UCCRC01:51:1302:02:2800:11:15
       
82St. BrendansMens J18A 4+St Brendans01:33:1701:45:5300:12:36
       
83Pres CorkMens J16 4+Pres Cork01:34:2501:47:0900:12:44
       
84UCCRCWomens Intermediate 8+UCCRC01:56:1002:08:2700:12:17
       
86SkibbereenWomens Intermediate 2XSkibbereen02:13:4502:27:2400:13:39
85FermoyWomens Intermediate 2XFermoy00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
90St BrendansWomens Novice 2XSt. Brendans A01:29:2301:44:4900:15:26
89St BrendansWomens Novice 2XSt. Brendans B01:32:2601:48:1800:15:52
87CorkWomens Novice 2XCork01:40:3801:56:3100:15:53
       
91ShandonWomens J18A 8+Shandon01:38:5901:51:3700:12:38
       
92SkibbereenWomens J18A 2XSkibbereen01:36:5301:49:4200:12:49
93FermoyWomens J18A 2XFermoy00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
95ShandonWomens J16 8+Shandon01:40:0301:53:5100:13:48
94MuckrossWomens J16 8+Muckross02:26:1602:41:1400:14:58
       
99LeeWomens J16 2XLee01:35:5001:49:0800:13:18
97WorkmansWomens J16 2XWorkmans02:04:0002:18:0100:14:01
96CorkWomens J16 2XCork01:30:4601:44:5700:14:11
98SkibbereenWomens J16 2XSkibbereen01:31:3101:47:3800:16:07
       
       
  12:00 - Head 3    
       
101SkibbereenMens Senior 4X-Skibbereeen03:33:3303:44:3600:11:03
100UCCRCMens Senior 4X-UCCRC03:20:0303:31:2000:11:17
       
102ShandonMens Masters 4X-Shandon03:00:1303:13:1400:13:01
       
104LeeMens J18A 4X-Lee 02:53:4403:05:1100:11:27
103ShandonMens J18A 4X-Shandon02:52:5003:04:3000:11:40
105WorkmansMens J18A 4X-Workmans02:54:1803:06:3100:12:13
       
109CorkMens J16 4X+Cork02:56:0403:07:5100:11:47
106MuckrossMens J16 4X+Muckross B02:57:1803:09:3300:12:15
110ShandonMens J16 4X+Shandon02:56:5403:09:3000:12:36
112WorkmansMens J16 4X+Workmans02:57:5403:10:3300:12:39
108LeeMens J16 4X+Lee02:59:3203:13:0600:13:34
107Pres CorkMens J16 4X+Pres Cork02:55:2403:09:1000:13:46
111MuckrossMens J16 4X+Muckross A03:21:2603:36:4800:15:22
       
114SkibbereenWomens Senior 1XO. Hayes03:01:4603:15:3200:13:46
113UCCRCWomens Senior 1XA. Bulman00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
117SkibbereenWomens Intermediate 1XE. McCarthy03:02:4703:17:1100:14:24
116SkibbereenWomens Intermediate 1XB. Walsh03:02:1703:17:2200:15:05
115FermoyWomens Intermediate 1XS. Bouanane00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
122LeeWomens Club 1 1XM. Cremen03:05:4503:19:5400:14:09
120UCCRCWomens Club 1 1XD. O'Sullivan03:04:3303:19:0700:14:34
121LeeWomens Club 1 1XC. Murphy03:05:1603:21:0800:15:52
119CommercialWomens Club 1 1XC. Edwards03:03:4103:19:4300:16:02
118LeeWomens Club 1 1XM. Brozio03:03:5903:20:1900:16:20
       
12bKillorglinWomens Club 2 1XM. O' Connor03:20:5103:37:0000:16:09
24bCorkWomens Club 2 1XA. O' Leary03:19:1903:36:1700:16:58
22bCorkWomens Club 2 1XE. Hanley03:20:2103:37:5100:17:30
19bWorkmansWomens Club 2 1XL. McCarthy00:00:0000:00:00DNS
 KillorglinWomens Club 2 1XT. O'Connor00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
123Lee ValleyWomens Masters 1XL. Corcoran-O'Hare03:16:2503:32:4600:16:21
       
126Skibbereen Womens J18A 1XE. Hegarty03:07:0503:20:4900:13:44
124Skibbereen Womens J18A 1XA. Casey03:06:1103:20:2600:14:15
134LeeWomens J18A 1XW. Littlewood03:10:3703:25:1400:14:37
130LeeWomens J18A 1XE. Cummins03:08:3903:23:1600:14:37
128CorkWomens J18A 1XA. Mason03:07:5203:22:3600:14:44
127Skibbereen Womens J18A 1XL. O'Sullivan03:07:3503:22:2100:14:46
131ShandonWomens J18A 1XC. Minehane03:09:4203:24:2900:14:47
129ShandonWomens J18A 1XM. Kovacs03:08:1603:23:0600:14:50
137Skibbereen Womens J18A 1XL. Heaphy03:11:5303:26:4700:14:54
135Skibbereen Womens J18A 1XA. Fitzgerald03:11:3103:26:3700:15:06
132CorkWomens J18A 1XS. Hegarty03:10:1003:25:1800:15:08
125LeeWomens J18A 1XM. Heaney03:06:1103:21:3000:15:19
133ShandonWomens J18A 1XA. McCarthy00:00:0000:00:00DNS
136FermoyWomens J18A 1XK. Bartley00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
140LeeWomens J16 1XC. Synnott03:13:1003:27:3200:14:22
138CorkWomens J16 1XA. Rice03:12:2103:27:1900:14:58
147WorkmansWomens J16 1XS. Burns03:18:1403:33:3000:15:16
141CorkWomens J16 1XC. McCarthy03:13:3703:28:5400:15:17
145CorkWomens J16 1XH. Dupuis03:15:3703:31:1500:15:38
144MuckrossWomens J16 1XA. Farrell03:14:5603:31:4400:16:48
142CorkWomens J16 1XC. Hughes03:14:0503:31:0000:16:55
143CorkWomens J16 1XM. O'Sullivan03:14:2503:31:2600:17:01
139CorkWomens J16 1XS. Murphy03:12:4603:30:4700:18:01
146CorkWomens J16 1XJ. Mackey00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
       
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151ShandonMens Senior 8+Shandon05:39:3305:50:2300:10:50
150UCCRCMens Senior 8+UCCRC04:39:0504:50:0100:10:56
       
153SkibbereenMens Senior 2XSkibbereen A04:29:0804:41:2500:12:17
152SkibbereenMens Senior 2XSkibbereen B00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
154UCCRCMens Intermediate 8+UCCRC04:40:5304:51:5700:11:04
155CorkMens Intermediate 8+Cork04:21:5704:33:0600:11:09
       
156SkibbereenMens Intermediate 2XSkibbereen04:49:3605:02:4700:13:11
       
157LeeMens Club 1 2XLee04:29:4704:43:1300:13:26
       
158St BrendansMens Novice 2XSt Brendans04:31:1204:45:4400:14:32
       
16bMuckrossMens Masters 8+Muckross01:41:1501:53:0700:11:52
159ShandonMens Masters 8+Shandon04:22:3304:34:5600:12:23
       
161ShandonMens Masters 2XShandon04:31:3604:44:3400:12:58
       
162CorkMens J18A 8+Cork04:25:5104:37:0200:11:11
163Pres CorkMens J18A 8+Pres Cork04:26:2704:37:5700:11:30
       
166LeeMens J18A 2XLee04:33:1104:45:4200:12:31
168Cork BMens J18A 2XCork B04:34:2804:47:4800:13:20
169Cork AMens J18A 2XCork A04:35:1304:48:5000:13:37
165St BrendansMens J18A 2XSt Brendans04:32:5004:46:3300:13:43
164WorkmansMens J18A 2XWorkmans04:32:0004:45:5000:13:50
167Pres CorkMens J18A 2XPres Cork04:34:0704:51:0500:16:58
       
170ShandonMens J16 8+Shandon04:27:5104:39:3500:11:44
171Pres CorkMens J16 8+Pres Cork04:28:3304:40:5200:12:19
       
172LeeMens J16 2XLee04:35:3504:48:3600:13:01
173WorkmansMens J16 2XWorkmans04:35:5704:49:2800:13:31
175SkibbereenMens J16 2XSkibbereen04:37:1304:50:5800:13:45
174MuckrossMens J16 2XMuckross04:36:4704:54:5900:18:12
       
176SkibbereenWomens Senior 4-Skibbereen04:40:2204:53:5600:13:34
       
177UCCRCWomens Intermediate 4-UCCRC04:38:1104:51:3700:13:26
       
178SkibbereenWomens J18A 4-Skibbereen04:39:5104:53:2600:13:35
       
       
       
  3:00pm - Head 5    
       
200SkibbereenMens Senior 2-Skibbereen00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
203Pres CorkMens J18A 2-Pres Cork05:53:5806:07:2900:13:31
202CorkMens J18A 2-Cork A05:53:2806:07:1400:13:46
204CorkMens J18A 2-Cork C05:54:4906:09:2700:14:38
201CorkMens J18A 2-Cork B00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
205SkibbereenWomens Senior 4X-Skibbereen00:00:0000:00:00DNS
       
206UCCRCWomens Intermediate 4X-UCCRC05:57:0006:09:5600:12:56
       
207St BrendansWomens Novice 4X+St Brendans A05:57:2006:11:5700:14:37
208St BrendansWomens Novice 4X+St Brendans B05:58:2706:14:4300:16:16
       
210SkibbereenWomens J18A 4X-Skibbereen05:59:5406:13:0800:13:14
209CorkWomens J18A 4X-Cork05:59:0706:12:2700:13:20
       
211ShandonWomens J18 4X+Shandon06:00:2306:14:0700:13:44
       
214WorkmansWomens J16 4X+Workmans06:03:5106:17:3500:13:44
216CorkWomens J16 4X+Cork A06:04:1706:18:0700:13:50
213ShandonWomens J16 4X+Shandon A06:02:3206:16:3300:14:01
212SkibbereenWomens J16 4X+Skibbereen06:01:2206:15:5700:14:35
217CorkWomens J16 4X+Cork B06:05:3406:21:4500:16:11
218ShandonWomens J16 4X+Shandon B06:06:0006:23:1900:17:19
215MuckrossWomens J16 4X+Muckross05:04:3100:00:00DNF
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About the Irish Navy

The Navy maintains a constant presence 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughout Ireland’s enormous and rich maritime jurisdiction, upholding Ireland’s sovereign rights. The Naval Service is tasked with a variety of roles including defending territorial seas, deterring intrusive or aggressive acts, conducting maritime surveillance, maintaining an armed naval presence, ensuring right of passage, protecting marine assets, countering port blockades; people or arms smuggling, illegal drugs interdiction, and providing the primary diving team in the State.

The Service supports Army operations in the littoral and by sealift, has undertaken supply and reconnaissance missions to overseas peace support operations and participates in foreign visits all over the world in support of Irish Trade and Diplomacy.  The eight ships of the Naval Service are flexible and adaptable State assets. Although relatively small when compared to their international counterparts and the environment within which they operate, their patrol outputs have outperformed international norms.

The Irish Naval Service Fleet

The Naval Service is the State's principal seagoing agency. The Naval Service operates jointly with the Army and Air Corps.

The fleet comprises one Helicopter Patrol Vessel (HPV), three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), two Large Patrol Vessel (LPV) and two Coastal Patrol Vessels (CPV). Each vessel is equipped with state of the art machinery, weapons, communications and navigation systems.

LÉ EITHNE P31

LE Eithne was built in Verlome Dockyard in Cork and was commissioned into service in 1984. She patrols the Irish EEZ and over the years she has completed numerous foreign deployments.

Type Helicopter Patrol Vessel
Length 80.0m
Beam 12m
Draught 4.3m
Main Engines 2 X Ruston 12RKC Diesels6, 800 HP2 Shafts
Speed 18 knots
Range 7000 Nautical Miles @ 15 knots
Crew 55 (6 Officers)
Commissioned 7 December 1984

LÉ ORLA P41

L.É. Orla was formerly the HMS SWIFT a British Royal Navy patrol vessel stationed in the waters of Hong Kong. She was purchased by the Irish State in 1988. She scored a notable operational success in 1993 when she conducted the biggest drug seizure in the history of the state at the time, with her interception and boarding at sea of the 65ft ketch, Brime.

Type Coastal Patrol Vessel
Length 62.6m
Beam 10m
Draught 2.7m
Main Engines 2 X Crossley SEMT- Pielstick Diesels 14,400 HP 2 Shafts
Speed 25 + Knots
Range 2500 Nautical Miles @ 17 knots
Crew 39 (5 Officers)

LÉ CIARA P42

L.É. Ciara was formerly the HMS SWALLOW a British Royal Navy patrol vessel stationed in the waters of Hong Kong. She was purchased by the Irish State in 1988. She scored a notable operational success in Nov 1999 when she conducted the second biggest drug seizure in the history of the state at that time, with her interception and boarding at sea of MV POSIDONIA of the south-west coast of Ireland.

Type Coastal Patrol Vessel
Length 62.6m
Beam 10m
Draught 2.7m
Main Engines 2 X Crossley SEMT- Pielstick Diesels 14,400 HP 2 Shafts
Speed 25 + Knots
Range 2500 Nautical Miles @ 17 knots
Crew 39 (5 Officers)

LÉ ROISIN P51

L.É. Roisin (the first of the Roisín class of vessel) was built in Appledore Shipyards in the UK for the Naval Service in 2001. She was built to a design that optimises her patrol performance in Irish waters (which are some of the roughest in the world), all year round. For that reason a greater length overall (78.8m) was chosen, giving her a long sleek appearance and allowing the opportunity to improve the conditions on board for her crew.

Type Long Offshore Patrol Vessel
Length 78.84m
Beam 14m
Draught 3.8m
Main Engines 2 X Twin 16 cly V26 Wartsila 26 medium speed Diesels
5000 KW at 1,000 RPM 2 Shafts
Speed 23 knots
Range 6000 Nautical Miles @ 15 knots
Crew 44 (6 Officers)
Commissioned 18 September 2001

LÉ NIAMH P52

L.É. Niamh (the second of the Róisín class) was built in Appledore Shipyard in the UK for the Naval Service in 2001. She is an improved version of her sister ship, L.É.Roisin

Type Long Offshore Patrol Vessel
Length 78.84m
Beam 14m
Draught 3.8m
Main Engines 2 X Twin 16 cly V26 Wartsila 26 medium speed Diesels
5000 KW at 1,000 RPM 2 Shafts
Speed 23 knots
Range 6000 Nautical Miles @ 15 knots
Crew 44 (6 Officers)
Commissioned 18 September 2001

LÉ SAMUEL BECKETT P61

LÉ Samuel Beckett is an Offshore Patrol Vessel built and fitted out to the highest international standards in terms of safety, equipment fit, technological innovation and crew comfort. She is also designed to cope with the rigours of the North-East Atlantic.

Type Offshore Patrol Vessel
Length 90.0m
Beam 14m
Draught 3.8m
Main Engines 2 x Wärtsilä diesel engines and Power Take In, 2 x shafts, 10000kw
Speed 23 knots
Range 6000 Nautical Miles @ 15 knots
Crew 44 (6 Officers)

LÉ JAMES JOYCE P62

LÉ James Joyce is an Offshore Patrol Vessel and represents an updated and lengthened version of the original RÓISÍN Class OPVs which were also designed and built to the Irish Navy specifications by Babcock Marine Appledore and she is truly a state of the art ship. She was commissioned into the naval fleet in September 2015. Since then she has been constantly engaged in Maritime Security and Defence patrolling of the Irish coast. She has also deployed to the Defence Forces mission in the Mediterranean from July to end of September 2016, rescuing 2491 persons and recovering the bodies of 21 deceased

Type Offshore Patrol Vessel
Length 90.0m
Beam 14m
Draught 3.8m
Main Engines 2 x Wärtsilä diesel engines and Power Take In, 2 x shafts, 10000kw
Speed 23 knots
Range 6000 Nautical Miles @ 15 knots
Crew 44 (6 Officers)

LÉ WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS P63

L.É. William Butler Yeats was commissioned into the naval fleet in October 2016. Since then she has been constantly engaged in Maritime Security and Defence patrolling of the Irish coast. She has also deployed to the Defence Forces mission in the Mediterranean from July to October 2017, rescuing 704 persons and recovering the bodies of three deceased.

Type Offshore Patrol Vessel
Length 90.0m
Beam 14m
Draught 3.8m
Main Engines 2 x Wärtsilä diesel engines and Power Take In, 2 x shafts, 10000kw
Speed 23 knots
Range 6000 Nautical Miles @ 15 knots
Crew 44 (6 Officers)

LÉ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW P64

LÉ George Bernard Shaw (pennant number P64) is the fourth and final ship of the P60 class vessels built for the Naval Service in Babcock Marine Appledore, Devon. The ship was accepted into State service in October 2018, and, following a military fit-out, commenced Maritime Defence and Security Operations at sea.

Type Offshore Patrol Vessel
Length 90.0m
Beam 14m
Draught 3.8m
Main Engines 2 x Wärtsilä diesel engines and Power Take In, 2 x shafts, 10000kw
Speed 23 knots
Range 6000 Nautical Miles @ 15 knots
Crew 44 (6 Officers)

Ship information courtesy of the Defence Forces

Irish Navy FAQs

The Naval Service is the Irish State's principal seagoing agency with "a general responsibility to meet contingent and actual maritime defence requirements". It is tasked with a variety of defence and other roles.

The Naval Service is based in Ringaskiddy, Cork harbour, with headquarters in the Defence Forces headquarters in Dublin.

The Naval Service provides the maritime component of the Irish State's defence capabilities and is the State's principal seagoing agency. It "protects Ireland's interests at and from the sea, including lines of communication, fisheries and offshore resources" within the Irish exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The Naval Service operates jointly with the Army and Air Corps as part of the Irish defence forces.

The Naval Service was established in 1946, replacing the Marine and Coastwatching Service set up in 1939. It had replaced the Coastal and Marine Service, the State's first marine service after independence, which was disbanded after a year. Its only ship was the Muirchú, formerly the British armed steam yacht Helga, which had been used by the Royal Navy to shell Dublin during the 1916 Rising. In 1938, Britain handed over the three "treaty" ports of Cork harbour, Bere haven and Lough Swilly.

The Naval Service has nine ships - one Helicopter Patrol Vessel (HPV), three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), two Large Patrol Vessel (LPV) and two Coastal Patrol Vessels (CPV). Each vessel is equipped with State of the art machinery, weapons, communications and navigation systems.

The ships' names are prefaced with the title of Irish ship or "long Éireannach" (LE). The older ships bear Irish female names - LÉ Eithne, LÉ Orla, LÉ Ciara, LÉ Roisín, and LÉ Niamh. The newer ships, named after male Irish literary figures, are LÉ Samuel Beckett, LÉ James Joyce, LÉ William Butler Yeats and LÉ George Bernard Shaw.

Yes. The 76mm Oto Melara medium calibre naval armament is the most powerful weapon in the Naval Services arsenal. The 76mm is "capable of engaging naval targets at a range of up to 17km with a high level of precision, ensuring that the Naval Service can maintain a range advantage over all close-range naval armaments and man-portable weapon systems", according to the Defence Forces.

The Fleet Operational Readiness Standards and Training (FORST) unit is responsible for the coordination of the fleet needs. Ships are maintained at the Mechanical Engineering and Naval Dockyard Unit at Ringaskiddy, Cork harbour.

The helicopters are designated as airborne from initial notification in 15 minutes during daylight hours, and 45 minutes at night. The aircraft respond to emergencies at sea, on inland waterways, offshore islands and mountains and cover the 32 counties. They can also assist in flooding, major inland emergencies, intra-hospital transfers, pollution, and can transport offshore firefighters and ambulance teams. The Irish Coast Guard volunteers units are expected to achieve a 90 per cent response time of departing from the station house in ten minutes from notification during daylight and 20 minutes at night. They are also expected to achieve a 90 per cent response time to the scene of the incident in less than 60 minutes from notification by day and 75 minutes at night, subject to geographical limitations.

The Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service (FOCNS) is Commodore Michael Malone. The head of the Defence Forces is a former Naval Service flag officer, now Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett – appointed in 2015 and the first Naval Service flag officer to hold this senior position. The Flag Officer oversees Naval Operations Command, which is tasked with the conduct of all operations afloat and ashore by the Naval Service including the operations of Naval Service ships. The Naval Operations Command is split into different sections, including Operations HQ and Intelligence and Fishery Section.

The Intelligence and Fishery Section is responsible for Naval Intelligence, the Specialist Navigation centre, the Fishery Protection supervisory and information centre, and the Naval Computer Centre. The Naval Intelligence Cell is responsible for the collection, collation and dissemination of naval intelligence. The Navigation Cell is the naval centre for navigational expertise.

The Fishery Monitoring Centre provides for fishery data collection, collation, analysis and dissemination to the Naval Service and client agencies, including the State's Sea Fisheries Protection Agency. The centre also supervises fishery efforts in the Irish EEZ and provides data for the enhanced effectiveness of fishery protection operations, as part of the EU Common Fisheries Policy. The Naval Computer Centre provides information technology (IT) support service to the Naval Service ashore and afloat.

This headquarters includes specific responsibility for the Executive/Operations Branch duties. The Naval Service Operations Room is a coordination centre for all NS current Operations. The Naval Service Reserve Staff Officer is responsible for the supervision, regulation and training of the reserve. The Diving section is responsible for all aspects of Naval diving and the provision of a diving service to the Naval Service and client agencies. The Ops Security Section is responsible for the coordination of base security and the coordination of all shore-based security parties operating away from the Naval base. The Naval Base Comcen is responsible for the running of a communications service. Boat transport is under the control of Harbour Master Naval Base, who is responsible for the supervision of berthage at the Naval Base and the provision of a boat service, including the civilian manned ferry service from Haulbowline.

Naval Service ships have undertaken trade and supply missions abroad, and personnel have served as peacekeepers with the United Nations. In 2015, Naval Service ships were sent on rotation to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean as part of a bi-lateral arrangement with Italy, known as Operation Pontus. Naval Service and Army medical staff rescued some 18,000 migrants, either pulling people from the sea or taking them off small boats, which were often close to capsizing having been towed into open water and abandoned by smugglers. Irish ships then became deployed as part of EU operations in the Mediterranean, but this ended in March 2019 amid rising anti-immigrant sentiment in the EU.

Essentially, you have to be Irish, young (less than 32), in good physical and mental health and with normal vision. You must be above 5'2″, and your weight should be in keeping with your age.

Yes, women have been recruited since 1995. One of the first two female cadets, Roberta O'Brien from the Glen of Aherlow in Co Tipperary, became its first female commander in September 2020. Sub Lieutenant Tahlia Britton from Donegal also became the first female diver in the navy's history in the summer of 2020.

A naval cadet enlists for a cadetship to become an officer in the Defence Forces. After successfully completing training at the Naval Service College, a cadet is commissioned into the officer ranks of the Naval Service as a Ensign or Sub Lieutenant.

A cadet trains for approximately two years duration divided into different stages. The first year is spent in military training at the Naval Base in Haulbowline, Cork. The second-year follows a course set by the National Maritime College of Ireland course. At the end of the second year and on completion of exams, and a sea term, the cadets will be qualified for the award of a commission in the Permanent Defence Force as Ensign.

The Defence Forces say it is looking for people who have "the ability to plan, prioritise and organise", to "carefully analyse problems, in order to generate appropriate solutions, who have "clear, concise and effective communication skills", and the ability to "motivate others and work with a team". More information is on the 2020 Qualifications Information Leaflet.

When you are 18 years of age or over and under 26 years of age on the date mentioned in the notice for the current competition, the officer cadet competition is held annually and is the only way for potential candidates to join the Defence Forces to become a Naval Service officer. Candidates undergo psychometric and fitness testing, an interview and a medical exam.
The NMCI was built beside the Naval Service base at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, and was the first third-level college in Ireland to be built under the Government's Public-Private Partnership scheme. The public partners are the Naval Service and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the private partner is Focus Education.
A Naval Service recruit enlists for general service in the "Other Ranks" of the Defence Forces. After successfully completing the initial recruit training course, a recruit passes out as an Ordinary Seaman and will then go onto their branch training course before becoming qualified as an Able Body sailor in the Naval Service.
No formal education qualifications are required to join the Defence Forces as a recruit. You need to satisfy the interview board and the recruiting officer that you possess a sufficient standard of education for service in the Defence Forces.
Recruit training is 18 weeks in duration and is designed to "develop a physically fit, disciplined and motivated person using basic military and naval skills" to "prepare them for further training in the service. Recruits are instilled with the Naval Service ethos and the values of "courage, respect, integrity and loyalty".
On the progression up through the various ranks, an Able Rate will have to complete a number of career courses to provide them with training to develop their skills in a number of areas, such as leadership and management, administration and naval/military skills. The first of these courses is the Naval Service Potential NCO course, followed by the Naval Service Standard NCO course and the Naval Service senior NCO course. This course qualifies successful candidates of Petty officer (or Senior Petty Officer) rank to fill the rank of Chief Petty Officer upwards. The successful candidate may also complete and graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership, Management and Naval Studies in partnership with Cork Institute of Technology.
Pay has long been an issue for just the Naval Service, at just over 1,000 personnel. Cadets and recruits are required to join the single public service pension scheme, which is a defined benefit scheme, based on career-average earnings. For current rates of pay, see the Department of Defence website.

 

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