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NUIG win Senior Eights in Cork

12th July 2009

NUIG won the Big Pot for senior eights in a thrilling race at the National Championships in Cork. They pipped Queen’s on the line by .4 of a second. Muckross and Carlow took the women’s senior eights title, while Sanita Puspure won the women’s senior single scull, and Sean Jacob the men’s equivalent. 

Men, Eight – Senior: 1 NUIG (D Mannion, Jason Wall, E Donnelly, P Bracken, P Giblin, A Martin, C Folan, James Wall; cox: R Cooke) 5:39.5, 2 Queen’s University 5:39.9, 3 Commercial 5:45.8, 4 Galway 5:50.0, 5 Neptune 5:51.6, 6 UCD 5:54.3, 7 Trinity 5:57.1. Four – Intermediate, coxed: 1 St Michael’s 6:25.3, 2 Galway 6:26.3, 3 UCD B 6:27.8. Novice: 1 Queen’s 6:02.1, 2 Trinity A 6:03.8, 3 UCD 6:08.0. Sculling, Quadruple – Junior 16, coxed: 1 Neptune 6:51.7, 2 Col Iognaid 6:54.8, 3 Athlone 7:04.1. Junior 15, coxed – A Final: 1 Portora A 3:33.8. B Final: Col Iognaid 3:36.1. C Final: Lee 3:15.54. Double – Intermediate: 1 St Michael’s 6:37.2, 2 Carlow A 6:40.6, 3 Belfast RC 6:42.2. Single – Senior: 1 UCD (S Jacob) 7:07.0, 2 Shandon (D Heffernan) 7:14.9, 3 Graiguenamanagh (J Murphy) 7:15.9. Novice: 1 King’s Hospital (T Hughes) 7:28.2, 2 Cork (T Sutton) 7:28.6, 3 Trinity (I O Loinsigh) 7:29.2. Masters: 1 Cork (O’Halloran), 2 Belfast BC (Lockwood), 3 Portora (Murphy). Women Eight, Senior: 1 Muckross/Carlow (A Casey, M Bolger, D Casey, L Daly, M Terry, A Sweeney, T McSherry, F Devane; cox: E Champ) 6:35.4, 2 Old Collegians/UCD 6:42.2, 3 Galway 6:45.4. Novice: 1 NUIG 6:48.9, 2 Queen’s 6:53.2, 3 Commercial 7:00.1. Junior 16: 1 Portora 6:55.3, 2 Cork 7:06.2, 3 Killorglin 7:17.3. Four – Intermediate, coxed: 1 UCD A 7:16.8, 2 Tribesmen 7:22.5, 3 Cork 7:23.2. Sculling, Quadruple – Junior 15, coxed: 1 Cork 3:20.8, 2 Killorglin A 3:28.6, 3 Tribesmen 3:28.8. B Final: Killorglin B 3:29.0. C Final: Skibbereen A 3:43.9. Single – Senior: 1 Old Collegians (S Puspure) 7:48.3, 2 St Michael’s (S Jennings) 8:00.4, 3 Old Collegians (S Jacob) 8:09.4. Intermediate: 1 Tribesmen (L Dilleen) 8:02.0, 2 Cork (M O’Neill) 8:05.8, 3 Killorglin (M Dukarska) 8:06.4. Novice: 1 Skibbereen (Dineen) 8:27.6, 2 St Michael’s (O’Connor) 8:35.5, 3 Waterford (McGrath) 8:39.3. Junior 16: 1 Skibbereen (Connolly) 8:33.3, 2 Waterford (Sheridan) 8:48.7, 3 Portora (Cromie) 8:51.8.
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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