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#Rowing: The Ireland women’s four which took silver at the World Under-23 Championships in Florida are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for July.

 It was a month of outstanding achievements for Ireland rowers. The men’s double of Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne and the lightweight double of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy both took silver medals at the World Cup regatta in Rotterdam – Paul O’Donovan fishing a stroke coach from the water and immediately getting back to racing. Gary O’Donovan took bronze in the lightweight single sculls.

 The Irish Championships was the biggest ever, featuring the emergence of new young crews such as junior single sculls champion Holly Davis, and capped off with wins in the women’s senior eight for NUIG/Castleconnell and the men’s senior eight for UCD. Davis (14) went on to win gold in the junior single sculls the Home International Regatta, and the men’s junior eight, pair and quadruple also won gold.

 Three Irish crews – UCD, Commercial and Skibbereen’s Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Dricoll – reached semi-finals at Henley Royal Regatta.  

 The World Under-23 Championships in Sarasota Bradenton saw the men’s coxed four take seventh, the lightweight women’s double fourth, and the lightweight men’s quadruple take a bronze medal.

 The achievement of the women’s under-23 four of Claire Feerick (Neptune), Eimear Lambe (UCD), Tara Hanlon (UCC) and Emily Hegarty (UCC) was historic. They became the first Ireland women’s crew in a sweep event to take a medal at a World Championships.  

  They are the Afloat Rowers of the Month.

Rower of the Month awards: The judging panel is made up of Liam Gorman, rowing correspondent of The Irish Times and David O'Brien, Editor of Afloat magazine. Monthly awards for achievements during the year will appear on afloat.ie. Keep a monthly eye on progress and watch our 2019 champions list grow.

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#Rowing: Ireland took a silver medal at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships today through the women’s four of Claire Feerick, Eimear Lambe, Tara Hanlon and Emily Hegarty, who swapped into the stroke seat for Lambe.

 Britain and Ireland swept into the lead early and were clear of the rest in the final quarter. Britain found just enough to beat Ireland by 1.46 seconds.

World Rowing Under-23 Championships, Sarasota Bradenton, Florida (Irish interest)

Women

Four – A Final: 1 Britain 6:34.22, 2 Ireland (C Feerick, E Lambe, T Hanlon, E Hegarty) 6:35.68, 3 United States 6:39.89.

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#Rowing: Ireland took third place in a fast heat of the women’s four at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida.

 The winner alone went directly through to the A Final. The United States claimed this spot, with Britain and Ireland closing fast coming to the line. This was much the faster of the two heats.

 The Ireland crew of Claire Feerick, Emily Hegarty, Tara Hanlon and Eimear Lambe would hope to qualify through their repechage on Thursday.

 

World Rowing Under-23 Championships, Sarasota-Bradenton, United States (Irish interest)

Men

Four, coxed – Heat Two (Winner to A Final; rest to Repechages): 1 Australia 6:11.99; 4 Ireland (B O’Rourke, R Corrigan, D Lynch, J Quinlan; cox: E Finnegan) 6:18.79.

Women

Four – Heat One (Winner to A Final; rest to Repechages): 1 United States 6:32.15; 2 Britain 6:32.96, 3 Ireland (C Feerick, E Hegarty, T Hanlon, E Lambe) 6:33.10.

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#Rowing: The Ireland women’s four took fifth place, 11th overall, in their B Final at the World Cup in Poznan this morning.

 Britain Two won an interesting race. Poland held the early lead, with Ireland, Germany and New Zealand not far behind. As Poland dropped back – and Croatia dropped out – the lead was taken over by New Zealand. However, Britain Two and Germany were the strongest crews in the second 1,000 metres, with Britain snatching the win from Germany by five hundredths of a second.

 New Zealand were third and Ireland were over a length behind fourth-placed Poland.

 Ireland finished sixth in the B Final of the women’s pair, 12th overall. In a close race, the United States Two won from Germany and Chile. Behind them, one second covered Italy Two, China Two and Ireland.  

World Cup Regatta, Poznan – Day Three (Irish interest)

Women

Four – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Britain Two 7:10.74, 2 Germany 7:10.79, 3 New Zealand 7:11.06; 5 Ireland (T Hanlon, M Dukarska, A Crowley, E Hegarty) 7:19.68.

Pair – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 United States Two 7:48.08, 2 Germany 7:50.03, 3 Chile 7:50.50; 6 Ireland (C Feerick, E Lambe) 7:56.69.

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#Rowing: Ireland’s Eimear Lambe and Claire Feerick took sixth place in their semi-final of the women’s pair at the World Cup in Poznan, Poland, this morning. They will take a place in the B Final.  

 New Zealand’s Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast, who hold the world’s best time, took control early on and won well. China One took second and Italy One beat the United States Two to the crucial third place, and qualification for the A Final.

World Cup Regatta, Poznan, Poland – Day Two (Irish interest)

Women

Pair – Semi-Final One (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 New Zealand 7:32.18, 2 Italy One 7:35.99, 3 China One 7:36.43; 6 Ireland (C Feerick, E Lambe) 7:51.17.

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#Rowing: Ireland’s women’s pair of Claire Feerick and Eimear Lambe qualified for the semi-final at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan, Poland. The young crew took a clear second place behind Megan Kalmoe and Tracey Eisser of the United States in their repechage. The USA One crew were clear winners, while Feerick and Lambe did well to win a battle with Canada One to claim the second – and final – qualifying spot.

World Cup Regatta, Poznan, Poland, Day One (Irish interest)

Women

Four

Heat One (First Three to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechage): 1 Australia 6:32.50, 2 United States Two 6:33.57, 3 Britain 6:35.69; 4 Ireland (T Hanlon, M Dukarska, A Crowley, E Hegarty) 6:38.44.

Pair

Heat Two (Winner to A/B Semi-Final; rest to Repechages): 1 Italy Two 7:07.10; 2 China Two 7:09.55, 3 Ireland (E Lambe, C Feerick) 7:10.31. Repechage One (First Two to A/B Semi-Final; next two to C Final; rest to D Final): 1 United States One 7:15.35, 2 Ireland 7:19.33; 3 Canada One 7:26.52.

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#Rowing: Ireland’s Claire Feerick and Eimear Lambe finished third in their heat of the women’s pair at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan in Poland this morning.

 To qualify directly for the semi-finals, the Ireland crew would have had to win this heat and Feerick and Lambe were at or near the head of the field throughout the race. They were marginal leaders through the 1,000 metres and the 1500 metres, after which China Two took over. Italy Two passed them coming up to the line to take top spot.

 Feerick and Lambe will compete in a repechage with the aim of taking this route to the A/B semi-finals.  

World Cup Regatta, Poznan, Poland, Day One (Irish interest)

Women

Pair

Heat Two (Winner to A/B Semi-Final; rest to Repechages): 1 Italy Two 7:07.10; 2 China Two 7:09.55, 3 Ireland (E Lambe, C Feerick) 7:10.31.

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#Rowing: Turlough Hughes won the Dublin Sculling Ladder Time Trial. The Dublin University Boat Club man had just under a second to spare over Niall Beggan of Commercial on Saturday. One of the masters of the event, multiple winner Sean Jacob of Old Collegians, took third. The top junior was Ronan Brennan of Neptune, who finished a remarkable fourth overall. Many of the Commercial scullers wore Beggan’s picture on their tops.

 The fastest woman was Hazel O’Neill of Commercial – her closest rival was Neptune’s Claire Feerick. Commercial’s Alison Daly was the third overall of the women competing and the fastest junior woman, heading up a strong Commercial showing in this discipline.     

Dublin Sculling Ladder Time Trial, Islandbridge, Saturday (Selected Results)

Men

1 T Hughes (Trinity) 6 minutes 31.67 secs (Overall Winner), 2 N Beggan (Commercial) 6:32.65, 3 S Jacob (Old Collegians) 6:40.85; 4 R Brennan (Neptune) 6:41.66 (Fastest Junior)

Women

1 H O’Neill (Commercial) 7:23.47 (Fastest Woman), 2 C Feerick (Neptune) 7:24.6, 3 A Daly (Commercial) Fastest Junior Woman.

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#Rowing: Neptune’s Club One eight came through two rounds to qualify for Saturday’s action in the Neptune Regatta at Islandbridge on Friday. They beat Commercial A in the first round and then had just a canvas to spare over a Trinity crew which had beaten UCD A by three feet in the first round. The strong flow made conditions difficult, especially for inexperienced rowers, but the racing programme went ahead.  

 In the intermediate single sculls, Claire Feerick of the host club qualified for the final and Tristan Orlic won his round of the junior 16 single.

 

 

 

RaceSchedEventNorth StationSouth StationWinnerTimeDistanceNextComment
117:00M Club 1 4+UCD BC (A)DUBC BUCD BC (A)3:501L198 
217:04M Club 1 4+Commercial RC AUCD BC CUCD BC C3:413L228 
317:08M Club 1 4+DUBC ACommercial RC BCommercial RC B3:502L229 
417:11M Jnr 18 1XCommercial RC, Bolger, TNew Ross BC, Ferguson, JCommercial RC, Bolger, T4:175L30 
517:14M Jnr 18 1XBlackrock Col. RC, Crowe, LNeptune RC, Byrne, SBlackrock Col. RC, Crowe, L4:090.5L30 
617:17M Jnr 18 1XThree Castles RC, Grace, JNew Ross BC, Sutton, LNew Ross BC, Sutton, L4:19E70 
717:20M Jnr 18 1XBlackrock Col. RC, Fennelly, JGraiguenamanagh RC, Moylan, JGraiguenamanagh RC, Moylan, J4:223L31 
817:23M Jnr 18 1XThree Castles RC, McKnight, TNew Ross BC, Harrington, LThree Castles RC, McKnight, T ROW OVER31 
917:26M Jnr 18 1XThree Castles RC, Higgins, CCommercial RC, Campion, MCommercial RC, Campion, M4:34EASY71 
1017:29M Jnr 18 1XThree Castles RC, O'Briain, DCommercial RC, Kelly, C   72race moved to Sat 08:55
1117:35W Inter 1XNeptune RC, Feerick, CGarda BC Ryan, JNeptune RC, Feerick, C4:333L32race moved to Fri 18:50
1217:38M Club 2 1XKings Hosp. BC, Henry, NKings Hosp. BC, Gilchrist, KKings Hosp. BC, Henry, N DNF117 
1317:41M Jnr 16 1XCommercial RC, Crooks, LNeptune RC, Stapelton, JNeptune RC, Stapelton, J4:45EASY212 
1417:44M Jnr 16 1XNeptune RC, Orlic, TNew Ross BC, Gibbon, RNeptune RC, Orlic, T4:334L36 
1517:47M Jnr 16 1XCommercial RC, Humm, CGraiguenamanagh RC, Hennessy, BGraiguenamanagh RC, Hennessy, B R/O36HUMM SCRTCH FLORIN
1617:50W Jnr 18 1XCommercial RC, McKeon, MGraiguenamanagh RC, Connolly, KCommercial RC, McKeon, M4:403L77 
1717:53W Jnr 18 1XNew Ross BC, Pendergast, FOffaly RC, Dowling, EOffaly RC, Dowling, E4:37CANVAS115 
1817:57M Club 1 8Commercial RC ANeptune RCNeptune RC3:221.5L41 
1918:01M Club 1 8UCD BC ADUBCDUBC3:293FT41 
2018:05M Club 1 8Commercial RC BUCD BC BUCD BC B3:232L139 
2118:09W Club 1 4+UCD BC BCommercial RCUCD BC B R/O193 
2218:13W Club 1 4+UCD BC CUCD BC AUCD BC A4:291L194 
2318:17W Club 1 4+New Ross BCUCD BC DNew Ross BC R/O194 
2418:21M Club 2 4X+Neptune RC BDUBCNeptune RC B4:144L195race moved to 17:30
2518:25M Club 2 4X+Neptune RC ACommercial RC BNeptune RC A4:01EASY230 
2618:29M Novice 8UCD BC ADUBCDUBC3:434L133 
2718:33M Novice 8UCD BC BCommercial RCUCD BC B R/O133 
2818:37M Jnr 16 4X+Blackrock Col. RC ACommercial RCCommercial RC4:031L85 
2918:41M Jnr 16 4X+Carlow RCNew Ross BCCarlow RC4:092L121 
3018:44M Jnr 18 1XCommercial RC, Bolger, TBlackrock Col. RC, Crowe, LBlackrock Col. RC, Crowe, L4:143L70 
3118:47M Jnr 18 1XGraiguenamanagh RC, Moylan, JThree Castles RC, McKnight, TGraiguenamanagh RC, Moylan, J4:583L97 
3218:50W Inter 1XNeptune RC, Feerick, COffaly, Nolan, C   F 
3318:53W Jnr 16 1XCommercial RC, Walsh, ENeptune RC, Stapelton, HNeptune RC, Stapelton, H R/O186WALSH SCRATCH
3418:56W Jnr 16 1XCommercial RC, Spencer, ENeptune RC, Rowland, OCommercial RC, Spencer, E R/O224 
3518:59W Jnr 16 1XNeptune RC, Carpenter, SCommercial RC, Healy, GCommercial RC, Healy, G5:004L225 
3619:02M Jnr 16 1XNeptune RC, Orlic, TGraiguenamanagh RC, Hennessy, BNeptune RC, Orlic, T3:542L248 
3719:06M Jnr 15 2XCarlow RCBlackrock Col. RCCarlow RC4:151.5L119 
3819:10W Club 1 8Neptune RCCommercial RCCommercial RC3:472L132 
3919:14W Club 1 8UCD BC AUCD BC BUCD BC B DISQ132 
4019:18W Club 2 4X+Neptune RC BKings Hosp. BCKings Hosp. BC4:32EASY223 
4119:22M Club 1 8Neptune RCDUBCNeptune RC3:28CANVAS139
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Irish Coast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard is Ireland's 4th Blue Light service (along with An Garda Síochána, the Ambulance Service and the Fire Service). It provides a nationwide maritime emergency organisation as well as a variety of services to shipping and other government agencies.

The purpose of the Irish Coast Guard is to promote safety and security standards, and by doing so, prevent as far as possible, the loss of life at sea, and on inland waters, mountains and caves, and to provide effective emergency response services and to safeguard the quality of the marine environment.

The Irish Coast Guard has responsibility for Ireland's system of marine communications, surveillance and emergency management in Ireland's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and certain inland waterways.

It is responsible for the response to, and co-ordination of, maritime accidents which require search and rescue and counter-pollution and ship casualty operations. It also has responsibility for vessel traffic monitoring.

Operations in respect of maritime security, illegal drug trafficking, illegal migration and fisheries enforcement are co-ordinated by other bodies within the Irish Government.

Introduction

On average, each year, the Irish Coast Guard is expected to:

  • handle 3,000 marine emergencies
  • assist 4,500 people and save about 200 lives
  • task Coast Guard helicopters on missions around 2000 times (40 times to assist mountain rescues and 200 times to carry out aeromedical HEMS missions on behalf of the HSE), Coast Guard volunteer units will respond 1000 times and RNLI and community lifeboats will be tasked by our Coordination Centres about 950 times
  • evacuate medical patients off our Islands to hospital on 100 occasions
  • assist other nations' Coast Guards about 200 times
  • make around 6,000 maritime safety broadcasts to shipping, fishing and leisure craft users
  • carry out a safety on the water campaign that targets primary schools and leisure craft users, including at sea and beach patrols
  • investigate approximately 50 maritime pollution reports

The Coast Guard has been around in some form in Ireland since 1908.

List of Coast Guard Units in Ireland

  • Achill, Co. Mayo
  • Ardmore, Co. Waterford
  • Arklow, Co. Wicklow
  • Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
  • Ballycotton, Co. Cork
  • Ballyglass, Co. Mayo
  • Bonmahon, Co. Waterford
  • Bunbeg, Co. Donegal
  • Carnsore, Co. Wexford
  • Castlefreake, Co. Cork
  • Castletownbere, Co. Cork
  • Cleggan, Co. Galway
  • Clogherhead, Co. Louth
  • Costelloe Bay, Co. Galway
  • Courtown, Co. Wexford
  • Crosshaven, Co. Cork
  • Curracloe, Co. Wexford
  • Dingle, Co. Kerry
  • Doolin, Co. Clare
  • Drogheda, Co. Louth
  • Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
  • Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
  • Fethard, Co. Wexford
  • Glandore, Co. Cork
  • Glenderry, Co. Kerry
  • Goleen, Co. Cork
  • Greencastle, Co. Donegal
  • Greenore, Co. Louth
  • Greystones, Co. Wicklow
  • Guileen, Co. Cork
  • Howth, Co. Dublin
  • Kilkee, Co. Clare
  • Killala, Co. Mayo
  • Killybegs, Co. Donegal
  • Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford
  • Knightstown, Co. Kerry
  • Mulroy, Co. Donegal
  • North Aran, Co. Galway
  • Old Head Of Kinsale, Co. Cork
  • Oysterhaven, Co. Cork
  • Rosslare, Co. Wexford
  • Seven Heads, Co. Cork
  • Skerries, Co. Dublin
  • Summercove, Co. Cork
  • Toe Head, Co. Cork
  • Tory Island, Co. Donegal
  • Tramore, Co. Waterford
  • Waterville, Co. Kerry
  • Westport, Co. Mayo
  • Wicklow
  • Youghal, Co. Cork

The roles of the Irish Coast Guard

The main roles of the Irish Coast Guard are to rescue people from danger at sea or on land, to organise immediate medical transport and to assist boats and ships within the country's jurisdiction.

Each year the Irish Coast Guard co-ordinates the response to thousands of incidents at sea and on the cliffs and beaches of Ireland. It does this through its Marine Rescue Centres which are currently based in:

  • Dublin
  • Malin Head (Co Donegal)
  • Valentia Island (Co Kerry).

Each centre is responsible for search and rescue operations.

The Dublin National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) provides marine search and rescue response services and co-ordinates the response to marine casualty incidents within the Irish Pollution Responsibility Zone/EEZ.

The Marine Rescue Sub Centre (MRSC) Valentia and MRSC Malin Head are 24/7 centres co-ordinating search and rescue response in their areas of responsibility.

The Marine Rescue Sub Centre (MRSC) Valentia is the contact point for routine operational matters in the area between Ballycotton and Clifden.

MRSC Malin Head is the contact point for routine operational matters in the area between Clifden and Lough Foyle.

MRCC Dublin is the contact point for routine operational matters in the area between Carlingford Lough and Ballycotton.

Each MRCC/MRSC broadcasts maritime safety information on VHF and, in some cases, MF radio in accordance with published schedules.

Maritime safety information that is broadcast by the three Marine Rescue Sub-centres includes:

  • navigational warnings as issued by the UK Hydrographic Office
  • gale warnings, shipping forecasts, local inshore forecasts, strong wind warnings and small craft warnings as issued by the Irish Meteorological Office.

Coast Guard helicopters

The Irish Coast Guard has contracted five medium-lift Sikorsky Search and Rescue helicopters deployed at bases in Dublin, Waterford, Shannon and Sligo.

The helicopters are designated wheels up from initial notification in 15 minutes during daylight hours and 45 minutes at night. One aircraft is fitted and its crew trained for under slung cargo operations up to 3000kgs and is available on short notice based at Waterford.

These aircraft respond to emergencies at sea, inland waterways, offshore islands and mountains of Ireland (32 counties).

They can also be used for assistance in flooding, major inland emergencies, intra-hospital transfers, pollution, and aerial surveillance during daylight hours, lifting and passenger operations and other operations as authorised by the Coast Guard within appropriate regulations.

The Coast Guard can contract specialised aerial surveillance or dispersant spraying aircraft at short notice internationally.

Helicopter tasks include:

  • the location of marine and aviation incident survivors by homing onto aviation and marine radio distress transmissions, by guidance from other agencies, and by visual, electronic and electro-optical search
  • the evacuation of survivors from the sea, and medical evacuees from all manner of vessels including high-sided passenger and cargo vessels and from the islands
  • the evacuation of personnel from ships facing potential disaster
  • search and or rescue in mountainous areas, caves, rivers, lakes and waterways
  • the transport of offshore fire-fighters (MFRTs) or ambulance teams (MARTs) and their equipment following a request for assistance
  • the provision of safety cover for other search and rescue units including other Marine Emergency Service helicopters
  • pollution, casualty and salvage inspections and surveillance and the transport of associated personnel and equipment
  • inter-agency training in all relevant aspects of the primary role
  • onshore emergency medical service, including evacuation and air ambulance tasks
  • relief of the islands and of areas suffering from flooding or deep snow

The secondary roles of the helicopter are:

  • the exercise of the primary search, rescue and evacuation roles in adjacent search and rescue regions
  • assistance to onshore emergency services, such as in the evacuation of high-rise buildings
  • public safety awareness displays and demonstrations
  • providing helicopter expertise for seminars and training courses

The Irish Coast Guard provides aeronautical assets for search and rescue in the mountains of Ireland. Requests for Irish Coast Guard assets are made to the Marine Rescue Centres.

Requests are accepted from An Garda Síochána and nominated persons in Mountain Rescue Teams.

Information courtesy of Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (July 2019)

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