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Queen's and Galway Early Winners

11th July 2009

The first session of the National Rowing Championships were brought forward to seven o’clock because of worries about the weather.  Queen’s University, in the intermediate eight, and Galway’s senior pair took it in their stride with good wins. Galway’s pair of Marc Stephens and John Forde bested favourites Cormac Folan and Alan Martin of NUIG. Lisa Dilleen had all of 21 seconds to spare over Laura D’Urso in the junior single scull, while Portora’s women’s junior eight had their race under control by 500 metres in. Sinead Jennings won her first senior title when she teamed up with Ceara O’Connor to take the senior double.

National Championships, National Rowing Centre, Farran Wood, Cork, Day Two Men Eight, Intermediate: 1 Queen’s 6:02.9, 2 Commercial 6:10.9, 3 Trinity 6:11.5 Pair – Senior: 1 Galway 7:07.7, 2 NUIG 7:13.1, 3 Neptune A 7:23.4. Sculling, Quadruple – Novice: 1 Neptune 7:10.8, 2 Clonmel 7:11.5, 3 Workmen’s 7:19.3. Double – Junior: 1 Skibbereen 7:14.8, 2 Muckross 7:20.1, 3 Colaiste Iognaid A 7:27.6. Women Eight - Junior: 1 Portora 7:02.1, Commercial 7:08.6, 3 Cork 7:18.3. Four – Novice, coxed: 1 NUIG A 8:02.3, 2 Trinity 8:06.7, 3 Commercial A 8:17.2. Sculling, Double – Senior: 1 St Michael’s 7:51.4, 2 Old Collegians 8:13.5, 3 Killorglin 8:26.1. Single – Junior: 1 Tribesmen (L Dilleen) 8:16.3, 2 City of Derry (L D’Urso) 8:37.4, 3 Skibbereen (Fitzgerald) 8:52.9.
Liam Gorman

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Liam Gorman is a writer and reporter. He is the co-author of Little Lady, One Man, Big Ocean, published in the United States and Canada as Crossing the Swell. He is the rowing correspondent of the Irish Times.  

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