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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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Type Helicopter Patrol Vessel
Length 80.0m
Beam 12m
Draught 4.3m
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Speed 18 knots
Range 7000 Nautical Miles @ 15 knots
Crew 55 (6 Officers)
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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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