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#Rowing: Glenn Patterson of Sligo was the men’s winner of the Tullamore Time Trial on Saturday. Emily Dowling of the host club, Offaly, was the fastest woman. Dowling is a junior competitor.
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#Rowing: Ciaran Brady won the Tullamore Time trial on Saturday. The Offaly Rowing Club man, who had a fall off his bicycle earlier in the day, recovered and came out on top on the canal course. Becky Quinn was the fastest senior woman. The event was run in splendid, sunny, conditions.
Tullamore Time Trial, Saturday (selected results, winners)
Men - Senior: Offaly (C Brady). Jun 18: Three Castles (R Quinn). Jun 16: Carlow (J Keating).
Women - Senior: Three Castles (B Quinn). Jun 18: Carlow (C Nolan). Jun 18: Offaly (E Dowling).
Presented by James Scully, the talk will be based on various contemporary sources, most notably the invaluable records within the Grand Canal minute books.
The move was taken on the suggestion of Cllr Dermot Connolly in the wake of a joint Dáil and Seanad committee report that highlights eight proposals for dealing with flooding issues along the longest of Ireland's inland waterways.
Cllr Michael Connolly has suggested that Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan and Minister for the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan should meet to discuss the report's findings from both a flooding and environmental stance.
Meanwhile, the Irish Independent reports that the Office of Public Works (OPW) has agreed to carry out tests at Meelick weir on the Shannon in Co Offaly after thousands of acres of farmland were flooded over the summer, ruining silage crops and summer grazing land.
Waterways Ireland has denied allegations that a failure to open sluices and lift boards at the weird contributed to the flooding.