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#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan won his heat of the single sculls in an excellent time of seven minutes 7.8 seconds in glorious sunshine at Cork Regatta today. The Skibbereen man had 2.7 seconds to spare over heavyweight oarsman Ronan Byrne of UCC. Gary O’Donovan wont the previous heat in the third-fastest time, with Sam McKeown not far behind, setting the fourth fastest time overall.

Lisa Dilleen of Cork Boat Club was the fastest women’s single sculler in the heats, with Denise Walsh of Skibbereen second.

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#Rowing: The fastest crew of the day at the Skibbereen head of the River at the Marina in Cork today was the UCC men’s senior eight. They covered the course in 10 minutes and four seconds, 12 seconds ahead of the Skibbereen senior eight.

 The Shandon/UCC senior quadruple also set a good time of 10 minutes and 17 seconds, while UCC’s men’s senior four took 10 minutes and 36 seconds.

 Shane O’Connell of UCD was the fastest single sculler and Ronan Byrne of UCC, an intermediate, also came in under 12 minutes for the slightly shortened course. Barry O’Flynn of Cork Boat Club was the fastest junior – he was timed at exactly 12 minutes.  

 Cork Boat Club’s women’s senior four were the fastest women’s crew, completing the course in 11 minutes 44 seconds. Lisa Dilleen, now competing for Boat Club, was the fastest women’s single sculler, taking just 13 minutes and five seconds. Georgia O’Brien of Kenmare was the fastest junior, in a good time of 13:51.  

                                                  Skibbereen HOR - November 2016      
Bow No: Club:Event:Crew:Start Time:Finish Time:Time:
       
  9:30am - Head 1    
       
       
1UCD BCMens Senior 1XS. O' Connell00:48:1100:59:5800:11:47
2ShandonMens Senior 1XA. Prendergast00:48:4701:00:5500:12:08
       
9UCC RCMens Intermediate 1XR. Byrne01:19:1301:31:1100:11:58
8ShandonMens Intermediate 1XD. Begley01:07:4501:19:5200:12:07
3Cork B.C. Mens Intermediate 1XF. O' Sullivan00:44:3100:57:2000:12:49
6ShandonMens Intermediate 1XC. Merz00:52:0101:04:5700:12:56
4UCC RCMens Intermediate 1XJ. Casey  DNS
5SkibbereenMens Intermediate 1XA. Burns  DNS
7Cork B.C. Mens Intermediate 1XR. Cudmore  DNS
10ShandonMens Intermediate 1XC. Hennessy  DNS
       
16LeeMens Club 1 1XD. Larkin00:50:1301:02:1500:12:02
11ShandonMens Club 1 1XS. Lonergan01:06:1201:18:2500:12:13
14LeeMens Club 1 1XD. Breen00:47:4101:00:1800:12:37
19ShandonMens Club 1 1XC. Cudden01:04:4301:17:3200:12:49
13WorkmansMens Club 1 1XM. O' Donoghue00:49:3301:02:4600:13:13
18LeeMens Club 1 1XC. O' Malley00:50:4301:04:0300:13:20
15Pres CorkMens Club 1 1XJ. O' Donovan  DNS
12Pres CorkMens Club 1 1XL. Guerin  DNS
17ShandonMens Club 1 1XG. Morrison  DNS
       
22ShandonMens Masters 1XH. Merz00:53:4501:06:3500:12:50
25Cork B.C.Mens Masters 1XB. Crean00:52:3801:05:4500:13:07
24ShandonMens Masters 1XN. Carey01:05:0001:18:2600:13:26
26ShandonMens Masters 1XJ. O' Neill01:04:1001:17:3600:13:26
21CahirMens Masters 1XD. Heffernan00:51:1701:04:4400:13:27
20SkibbereenMens Masters 1XJ. Whooley  DNS
23Lee ValleyMens Masters 1XT. Corcoran  DNS
       
27Cork B.C.Mens J18A 1XB. O'Flynn00:56:4701:08:4700:12:00
33SkibbereenMens J18A 1XK. Mannix01:01:3701:13:4500:12:08
38ShandonMens J18A 1XS. O' Sullivan01:08:1901:20:2800:12:09
30Cork B.C.Mens J18A 1XE. Curtin00:57:2301:09:4000:12:17
28LeeMens J18A 1XE. Larkin00:58:3701:10:5700:12:20
36Lee ValleyMens J18A 1XC. Cummins01:02:1401:14:3900:12:25
34Cork B.C.Mens J18A 1XC. O' Sullivan01:05:3501:18:0600:12:31
39Pres CorkMens J18A 1XD. Higgins01:01:0101:13:3500:12:34
35Cork B.C.Mens J18A 1XC. O' Callaghan01:00:2401:13:3800:13:14
32Cork B.C.Mens J18A 1XC. Corkery01:03:3301:16:5000:13:17
29MuckrossMens J18A 1XS. Fleming00:57:5801:11:1800:13:20
40ShandonMens J18A 1XH. Moran01:09:1701:23:4800:14:31
37Pres CorkMens J18A 1XA. Guerin00:55:5301:11:1200:15:19
31LeeMens J18A 1XL. Filan  DNS
       
49LeeMens J16 1XT. Murphy00:54:2101:06:5900:12:38
42LeeMens J16 1XM. O' Hara00:55:0801:07:5000:12:42
48ShandonMens J16 1XE. Gaffney01:09:5101:22:3500:12:44
50ShandonMens J16 1XA. Byrne01:18:1501:31:0300:12:48
53ShandonMens J16 1XW. Ronayne01:17:3201:30:2500:12:53
45ShandonMens J16 1XS. O' Neill01:15:0601:28:0300:12:57
52ShandonMens J16 1XJ. Arrigan01:14:1101:27:2500:13:14
43WorkmansMens J16 1XR. Mac Curtain00:59:1501:12:2900:13:14
47WorkmansMens J16 1XJ. Kunicki00:59:5301:13:1300:13:20
51MuckrossMens J16 1XC. Joy01:03:0001:16:5000:13:50
44SkibbereenMens J16 1XC. Smyth01:06:5501:21:1900:14:24
41ShandonMens J16 1XL. Hayes-Nally  DNS
46LeeMens J16 1XT. Donlon  DNS
       
55Cork B.C.Womens Senior 2-Cork B01:15:2801:28:1700:12:49
54Cork B.C.Womens Senior 2-Cork A  DNS
       
56UCC RCWomens Club 1 2-UCC RC01:16:0901:29:4400:13:35
57LeeWomens Club 1 2-Lee02:16:5402:31:1300:14:19
       
58FermoyWomens J18A 2-Fermoy01:28:5001:42:1400:13:24
60ShandonWomens J18A 2-Shandon01:13:1701:27:0400:13:47
59CorkWomens J18A 2-Cork01:11:4301:25:4800:14:05
       
       
  10:45am - Head 2    
       
61SkibbereenMens Senior 4+Skibbereen01:55:1802:06:5400:11:36
       
62UCC RCMens Senior 4-UCC B01:56:2102:06:5700:10:36
66Cork BC/UCC RCMens Senior 4-Cork/UCC02:09:1002:20:0200:10:52
65SkibbereenMens Senior 4-Skibbereen01:44:3501:55:5600:11:21
63CBC/UCCMens Senior 4-CBC/UCC02:10:5302:22:5700:12:04
64UCC RCMens Senior 4-UCC A  DNS
       
67Pres CorkMens Club 1 4+Pres Cork01:51:5002:03:4500:11:55
68LeeMens Club 1 4+Lee02:10:0802:22:3700:12:29
       
69MuckrossMens Masters 4+Muckross02:15:4802:28:3200:12:44
       
70Pres CorkMens J18A 4+Pres Cork01:54:4102:07:1100:12:30
       
71Pres CorkMens J16 4+Pres Cork02:08:4002:21:2300:12:43
72LeeMens J16 4+Lee  DNS
       
73Skibbereen/UCC RCWomens Senior 8+Skibb/UCC03:25:5203:36:5100:10:59
       
74SkibbereenWomens Intermediate 8+Skibb B02:23:2502:35:2200:11:57
75Skibbereen Womens Intermediate 8+Skibb A  DNS
       
76FermoyWomens Intermediate 2XFermoy01:45:4302:00:1300:14:30
       
78UCC RCWomens Club 1 8+UCC B02:26:1402:37:5500:11:41
77Cork B.C.Womens Club 1 8+Cork A02:03:1202:15:5100:12:39
79Cork B.C.Womens Club 1 8+Cork B  DNS
80UCC RCWomens Club 1 8+UCC A  DNS
       
81ShandonWomens Club 1 2XShandon02:12:0202:26:5400:14:52
       
82CahirWomens Novice 2XCahir01:49:3802:06:0300:16:25
       
83Cork B.C.Womens J18A 8+Cork02:14:2402:27:0400:12:40
       
85LeeWomens J18A 2XLee01:57:3902:10:2000:12:41
87WorkmansWomens J18A 2XWorkmans02:05:5602:18:5600:13:00
84ShandonWomens J18A 2XShandon A02:04:5402:18:2100:13:27
88FermoyWomens J18A 2XFermoy03:13:3703:27:1300:13:36
86ShandonWomens J18A 2XShandon B02:12:4902:26:5300:14:04
89CappoquinWomens J18A 2XCappoquin02:01:2102:15:3800:14:17
90MuckrossWomens J18A 2XMuckross  DNS
       
91WorkmansWomens J16 2XWorkmans02:06:4302:19:4900:13:06
92MuckrossWomens J16 2XMuckross02:07:3202:23:0100:15:29
       
       
  12:00 - Head 3    
       
198Shandon/UCC RCMens Senior 4X-Shandon/UCC03:30:1103:40:2800:10:17
93Skibbereen/UCC RCMens Senior 4X-Skibb/UCC03:09:2803:19:5000:10:22
       
95ShandonMens Intermediate 4X-Shandon03:29:2103:39:4500:10:24
       
197LeeMens Club 1 4X+Lee03:12:5903:24:5100:11:52
96MuckrossMens Club 1 4X+Muckross  DNS
       
97Cork B.C.Mens J18A 4X-Cork A03:09:5903:20:3000:10:31
101ShandonMens J18A 4X-Shandon03:37:3103:48:2300:10:52
102LeeMens J18A 4X-Lee03:11:2003:22:2400:11:04
99Cork B.C.Mens J18A 4X-Cork B03:10:2903:21:4000:11:11
100WorkmansMens J18A 4X-Workmans03:32:1103:43:2500:11:14
98MuckrossMens J18A 4X-Muckross03:30:4803:42:5400:12:06
       
105Shandon Mens J16 4X+Shandon A03:38:2103:49:5900:11:38
106WorkmansMens J16 4X+Workmans03:31:4803:44:0800:12:20
107ShandonMens J16 4X+Shandon B03:40:0803:52:2800:12:20
103SkibbereenMens J16 4X+Skibbereen03:41:2303:53:4600:12:23
104CappoquinMens J16 4X+Cappoquin03:31:1803:44:1300:12:55
       
111Cork B.C.Womens Senior 1XL. Dilleen03:15:4403:28:4900:13:05
110SkibbereenWomens Senior 1XS. Dolan03:14:5803:28:4400:13:46
109MuckrossWomens Senior 1XD. Casey03:55:3504:10:2200:14:47
108SkibbereenWomens Senior 1XO. Hayes  DNS
       
113ShandonWomens Intermediate 1XR. Phelan03:57:5104:13:1100:15:20
112FermoyWomens Intermediate 1XS. Bouanane  DNS
       
114UCC RCWomens Club 1 1XD. O' Sullivan03:46:4504:00:5700:14:12
117Lee ValleyWomens Club 1 1XE. O' Mahony03:16:5603:31:0800:14:12
116Shandon Womens Club 1 1XF. Richardson03:17:3603:34:1800:16:42
115CappoquinWomens Club 1 1XA. Foley03:16:3503:33:1800:16:43
118ShandonWomens Club 1 1XA. Buckley  DNS
       
120CappoquinWomens Novice 1XE. Lehane03:27:0603:44:0400:16:58
119CahirWomens Novice 1XJ. O' Donnell03:25:3603:43:5700:18:21
       
129KenmareWomens J18A 1XG. O' Brien03:17:4903:31:4000:13:51
123FermoyWomens J18A 1XA. O' Sullivan03:18:2203:32:1800:13:56
126WorkmansWomens J18A 1XS. Burns03:51:4204:05:3900:13:57
130LeeWomens J18A 1XC. Synott03:21:2903:35:4300:14:14
121Cork B.C.Womens J18A 1XA. Rice03:24:3503:39:0600:14:31
127Cork B.C.Womens J18A 1XA. Higgins03:22:5603:37:3200:14:36
128Lee ValleyWomens J18A 1XE. Buckley03:18:5903:33:3700:14:38
124Cork B.C.Womens J18A 1XC. McCarthy03:22:2903:37:4400:15:15
125MuckrossWomens J18A 1XA. Farrell03:24:0403:39:4200:15:38
122MuckrossWomens J18A 1XC. Ferris03:23:2603:39:5200:16:26
       
131KenmareWomens J16 1XE. Crowley03:21:0103:35:2200:14:21
133LeeWomens J16 1XA. Cummins03:20:0003:34:2200:14:22
135Lee ValleyWomens J16 1XC. Cummins03:20:3303:35:1500:14:42
137Cork B.C.Womens J16 1XC. O' Sullivan03:25:0103:39:4600:14:45
136Cork B.C.Womens J16 1XJ. Duggan03:21:5403:37:0000:15:06
134Cork B.C.Womens J16 1XH. Gahan03:28:0003:43:4800:15:48
132Lee ValleyWomens J16 1XS. Neary  DNS
122MuckrossWomens J16 1XC. Ferris  DNS
       
  1:30pm - Head 4    
       
139UCC RCMens Senior 8+UCC04:43:3604:53:4000:10:04
140SkibbereenMens Senior 8+Skibb04:48:1604:58:3200:10:16
138Cork B.C./UCC RCMens Senior 8+Cork/UCC04:50:1305:00:3000:10:17
       
143Skibbereen Mens Senior 2XSkibb A05:03:2405:14:3600:11:12
144UCC RCMens Senior 2XUCC04:54:2205:05:3600:11:14
142Shandon/UCC RCMens Senior 2XShandon/UCC05:09:5505:21:1900:11:24
141Cork B.C./Pres CorkMens Senior 2XCork/Pres04:53:4605:06:3000:12:44
146SkibbereenMens Senior 2XSkibb B  DNS
147Cork B.C.Mens Senior 2XCork B.C.  DNS
       
148ShandonMens Intermediate 2XShandon04:55:0105:06:1000:11:09
       
149ShandonMens Club 1 2XShandon04:55:5505:07:2300:11:28
       
151ShandonMens Masters 8+Shandon04:52:4305:03:2900:10:46
150FermoyMens Masters 8+Fermoy04:44:4704:56:0000:11:13
       
157WorkmansMens J18A 2XWorkmans05:03:4805:15:4300:11:55
156Cork B.C.Mens J18A 2XCork B.C.05:45:3905:57:4000:12:01
153ShandonMens J18A 2XShandon04:57:5705:10:3600:12:39
154MuckrossMens J18A 2XMuckross A04:56:1905:09:2400:13:05
159CahirMens J18A 2XCahir04:57:2705:10:5900:13:32
155Pres CorkMens J18A 2XPres Cork B05:00:1305:14:4500:14:32
152Muckross Mens J18A 2XMuckross B  DNS
158Pres CorkMens J18A 2XPres Cork A  DNS
       
162Pres Cork AMens J16 8+Pres Cork A04:45:4204:57:0800:11:26
160Pres CorkMens J16 8+Pres Cork B04:46:3904:59:5700:13:18
161LeeMens J16 8+Lee03:05:1703:19:1200:13:55
       
163Shandon Mens J16 2XShandon B04:58:2505:10:0600:11:41
166WorkmansMens J16 2XWorkmans05:00:4205:12:5500:12:13
167LeeMens J16 2XLee04:55:3005:08:0600:12:36
165Shandon Mens J16 2XShandon A04:59:4305:12:3200:12:49
164MuckrossMens J16 2XMuckross04:56:5605:09:4600:12:50
168SkibbereenMens J16 2XSkibbereen05:05:2105:19:2700:14:06
       
172Cork B.C.Womens Senior 4-Cork B.C.05:01:0805:12:5200:11:44
173Skibbereen/UCC RCWomens Senior 4-Skibb/UCC05:15:5005:27:4700:11:57
171SkibbereenWomens Senior 4-Skibbereen B01:11:0201:23:1700:12:15
169SkibbereenWomens Senior 4-Skibbereen A01:12:2201:25:0200:12:40
170MuckrossWomens Senior 4-Muckross05:06:1305:19:1600:13:03
       
174FermoyWomens Intermediate 4+Fermoy05:02:1305:15:4200:13:29
       
176UCC RCWomens Club 1 4+UCC05:02:4605:15:4400:12:58
175LeeWomens Club 1 4+Lee 05:04:3205:17:4100:13:09
       
       
       
  3:00pm - Head 5    
       
       
       
177SkibbereenMens Senior 2-Skibb A  DNS
178SkibbereenMens Senior 2-Skibb B  DNS
       
179Pres CorkMens Club 1 2-Pres Cork04:13:5504:25:5500:12:00
       
180Pres CorkMens J18A 2-Pres Cork06:13:1806:25:3300:12:15
       
181SkibbereenWomens Senior 4X-Skibb A  DNS
182SkibbereenWomens Senior 4X-Skibb B  DNS
       
183ShandonWomens Club 1 4X+Shandon06:14:1806:27:2800:13:10
       
184Cork B.C.Womens J18A 4X-Cork A06:16:5506:29:0400:12:09
187ShandonWomens J18A 4X-Shandon06:15:3306:27:4900:12:16
186Cork B.C.Womens J18A 4X-Cork B06:18:4906:31:0600:12:17
185LeeWomens J18A 4X-Lee06:14:5406:28:1800:13:24
188SkibbereenWomens J18A 4X-Skibbereen  DNS
       
191SkibbereenWomens J16 4X+Skibb B06:20:1906:33:5200:13:33
190CorkWomens J16 4X+Cork06:22:5106:36:3000:13:39
189SkibbereenWomens J16 4X+Skibb A06:19:3406:33:3200:13:58
       
194WorkmansWomens J16 4X+Workmans06:18:0506:30:1600:12:11
193Skibbereen Womens J16 4X+Skibb (os)04:29:2004:43:2500:14:05
Published in Rowing

#ROWING: Ireland’s Lisa Dilleen and Leonora Kennedy finished second in the B Final of the women’s pair at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam today, placing them eighth overall. Russia’s Liana Gorgodze and Elizaveta Tikhanova, the second slowest of the crews in the semi-finals, took this race by storm. They led all the way down the course despite constant attempts to head them by Ireland, the one crew which mounted a consistent challenge.

World Rowing Championships, Day Seven (Irish interest, selected results)

Women

Pair – B Final (Places 7 to 13): 1 Russia (L Gorgodze, E Tikhanova) 7:06.08, 2 Ireland (L Kennedy, L Dilleen) 7:09.20, 3 Serbia 7:10.61, 4 Canada 7:12.15, 5 Ukraine 7:18.40, 6 Czech Republic 7:19.72.

Published in Rowing

#ROWING: Leonora Kennedy and Lisa Dilleen won on their first outing as a pair at an international regatta this morning. The newly-formed Ireland combination came home ahead of a field of Italian crews at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja in Piediluco in Italy. Single sculler Sanita Puspure and the Ireland double of Eimear Moran and Monika Dukarska had earlier finished second and third respectively in their finals.

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#ROWING: The newly-formed women’s pair of Lisa Dilleen and Leonora Kennedy were outstanding in racing on the final day of the Ireland Trials at the National Rowing Centre. Their percentage of projected World Championship gold medal winning time was an excellent 88.25. The new lightweight men’s pair of Mark O’Donovan and Niall Kenny and single scullers Paul O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure also breached 87 per cent. All these crews are set to represent Ireland this year.

On Saturday, in the Home International Trials, Eimantas Grigalius, the former world junior champion for Lithuania who now lives in Ireland, topped the rankings in the single sculls.

Ireland Trials, National Rowing Centre, Cork

Saturday (Home International Trials)

Men

Pair – Senior: 1 Buckley/Coughlan 7:52.57 (74.06), 2 Rawlinson/Brett 7:53.86 (73.86), 3 Deere/Corcoran 7:57.32 (73.33).

Lightweight Pair: Keene/Breen 7:48.69 (74.68), 2 Murphy/McKenna 7:49.77 (74.5)

Junior Pair: 1 Browne/O’Connor 7:54.10 (73.82), 2 Higgins/Higgins 7:55.62 (73.59), 3 Coyne/McCarthy 7:57.33 (73.32).

Single Sculls – Senior: 1 E Grigalius 7:51.56 (78.46), 2 D Neale 7:59.09 (77.23), 3 S McKeown 8:04.84 (76.31).

Lightweight Single Sculls – Senior: N Duncan 8:21.96 (75.70), 2 C Murphy 8:41.5 (72.78), 3 S Toland 8:49.20 (71.81)

Junior Single Scull: 1 D Synott 8:04.76 (76.33), 2 S Dennehy 8:11.55 (75.27), 3 S O’Sullivan 8:12.87 (75.07).

Women

Pair - Senior: 1 Lonergan/Ryan 8:47.30 (73.58), 2 O’Brien/McCarthy 8:48.73 (73.38), 3 Bracken/Kelly 8:59.77 (71.88).

Lightweight Pair – Senior: 1 Leahy/Crowe 8:36.85 (77.78), 2 Wickham/Judge 8:51.01 (75.70).

Junior Pair: Connor/Hickey 8:44.08 (74.03), 2 Davis/O’Dwyer 8:51.97 (72.94), 3 O’Keeffe/Nagle 8:55.28 (72.49).

Lightweight Single Sculls – Senior: 1 E Desmond 9:18.30 (74.87), 2 O Holden 9:40.27 (72.04), 3 A Bulman 9:43.64 (71.62).

Junior Single Scull: 1 A Rodger 9:03.29 (73.99), 2 S Murphy 9:03.99 (73.9), 3 M McLaughlin 9:05.29 (73.72).

Sunday

(Per Centages Based On Senior Times)

Race One: 1 B Keohane, D Keohane (junior pair) 7:34.12 (81.04), 2 P O’Donovan (lightweight single, under-23) 7:37.78 (87.38), 3 L Kennedy, L Dilleen (women’s senior pair) 7:40.89 (88.25), 4 O Hayes, C Jennings (women’s lightweight double) 7:51.38 (85.71).

Race Two: 1 S Dolan (women’s lightweight single) 8:50.00 (83.02), S Horgan (women’s lightweight single, under-23) 8:51.63 (82.76), 3 E Barry (jun women’s single) 8:52.99 (79.74), 4 E Hegarty (jun women’s single) 9:06.59 (77.75)

Race Three: 1 J Ryan (lightweight single) 7:53.65 (84.45), 2 Women’s Junior Double (J English, E Lambe) 8:02.67 (81.63), 3 S Puspure (women’s single) 8:05.73 (87.5), 4 Women’s Junior Double (O’Keeffe) 8:16.75 (79.32).

Race Four: 1 Lightweight Pair (M O’Donovan, N Kenny) 7:15.87 (87.18), 2 Women’s Four (M O’Neill, E Tormey, B O’Brien, A Keogh) 7:31.87 (84.09), 3 D Neale (men’s single) 7:56.54 (81.84), 4 J Keohane (men’s single) 7:59.85 (81.28).

Race Five: 1 Men’s Double (S McKeown, D Quinlan) 7:12.90 (82.93), 2 Men’s Double (Oliver) 7:17.73 (82.01), 3 Men’s Pair (R O’Callaghan, R Bennett) 7:28.26 (82.10), 4 Men’s Pair (K Neville, M Pukelis) 7:31.51 (81.5).

Race Six: 1 Junior Quadruple (Begley) 6:58.49 (79.09), 2 Lightweight Double (C Beck) 7:11.04 (84.91), 3 Junior Double (D O’Malley, C Carmody) 7:12.49 (83.01), 4 Junior Double (Mulvaney) 7:19.14 (81.75).

Race Seven (Pararowing Crews, 1,000m): 1 LTA1x (O’Hara) 2:09.42 (77.27), 2 TA1x (O’Brien) 2:45.40 (81.62), 3 AS1x (O’Doherty) 2:48.06 (81.82), 4 AS1x (Kelly) 3:09.52 (72.55).

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Five crews have entered for the World Rowing Championships which takes place in Bled, Slovenia next week.

Two womens' boats will compete for Olympic qualification, another is seeking Paralympics qualification and two boats are entered in non-Olympic world championship events.

The boats with ambition for Olympic qualification are the lightweight double scull of Claire Lambe and Siobhan McCrohan and the openweight women's double scull of Sanita Puspure and Lisa Dilleen.

With lightweight double sculls being the only boat class for lightweight women, the entry of 26 boats will generate intense competition for the eight Olympic places on offer this year. Lambe and McCrohan, who came fourth at last year's European championships, will be competitive for one of these Olympic places, but it will be very tight with any mistakes or errors making a dramatic difference in final results.

Similarly the openweight women's double scull has eight Olympic places on offer with 19 entries. The newly formed double scull is a partnership between Dilleen, a 20 year old from Galway, who came fourth in the World Junior Rowing Championships two years ago; and Sanita Puspure, a recently naturalised Irish citizen from Latvia. In 2003, Puspure was a bronze medallist for Latvia at under 23 level. The Irish pair  finished fifth at the first World Cup earlier this summer in Munich, followed by an eleventh place in Lucerne.

For the first time, Ireland has a boat attempting qualification for next year's London  Paralympic games in the form of a mixed coxed four crew in the legs, trunk, and arms (LTA) category. There are 16 entries with 8 qualifying. Ireland's boat finished fifth at the 2010 World Rowing Championships, and whilst the number of entrants has increased this year, the crew have a good chance of making the first eight to qualify.

Performance director Martin McElroy, an Olympic gold medal winning coach with the British team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, said today, "Only our adaptive athletes went to the 2010 World Rowing championships. For all the others competing, it's a first time experience, and in an Olympic qualification year that's a big ask."

"When I started in my role as performance director in 2009, I knew we were missing a generation of athletes.  A look at the age demographic of our team confirms that. However I am very pleased that we have a young ambitious group of athletes who are willing to take it on and it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that one or more of the boats may qualify. It's a big ask but it's not impossible. Added to that, we have a Paralympic boat seeking qualification for the first time"

The men's lightweight quadruple scull contains the same line-up that won a silver medal at the 2010 World Under-23 Rowing Championships. A strategic decision was taken to favour the non-Olympic boat class for these young athletes in order to continue their international development.

Performance director, Martin McElroy explained, "The choice was to risk immersing these young athletes in the cauldron of Olympic lightweight class boats which are amongst the most competitive classes in the Olympic regatta and create a very negative experience early in their careers, or take a more measured approach to their development and transition to the senior level through the non-Olympic boat classes."

"It was clear to us that we did not have a boat that would be close to qualification at this time and we discussed this openly with the squad. With 34 entries and only 11 to qualify, I'm satisfied that we've taken the right decision. These young athletes can compete positively in the quadruple scull event and continue taking the steps necessary to transition successfully from under 23 to senior."

Sarah Dolan a 21-year old Trinity college engineering student races in the women's lightweight single scull, an event with 22 entries.


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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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