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# ROWING: Niall Kenny was the fastest man on the water at the Rowing Ireland National Assessments in Newry today. The 23 year old lightweight clocked 19 minutes 15 seconds for the five kilometres in the incessant rain. It was a good day for Galway competitors as the fastest crew was the heavyweight men’s pair of Fionnan McQuillan-Tolan and Sean O’Connor. Kenny was ranked as having hit 86.6 per cent of the projected world best time for his grade, but junior single sculler Bridget Jacques performed best of all on this rating, with a mark of 87.8 per cent. She was the third fastest woman after senior heavyweights Sanita Puspure and Monika Dukarska.

Rowing Ireland
Newry 5km Time Trial; 10th February 2013
Results - OVERALL
Category Crew Final Time %age
BHM2- Fionnan Mcquillan-Tolan / Sean O'Connor (St.Josephs RC / NUIGBC) 18:58.1 83.0%
LM1x Niall Kenny (Grainne Mhaol RC) 19:15.0 86.6%
LM1x Justin Ryan (Skibbereen RC) 19:17.0 86.4%
BLM1x Shane O'Driscoll (CIT RC) 19:37.0 87.1%
JM2- Kevin Fallon / jack smyth (St.Josephs RC / St.Josephs RC) 19:46.2 83.2%
BHM2- Adam Boreham / Matthew Wray (Belfast BC / Bann RC) 19:49.2 79.5%
BHM1x Johnathan Mitchell (Belfast BC) 19:51.5 83.5%
JM2- David Keohane / Brian Keohane (Presentation College RC / Presentation College RC) 19:53.6 82.7%
BLM1x Gary O'Donovan (CIT RC) 19:57.0 85.6%
JM1x Andy Harrington (Shandon B.C.) 20:01.0 86.2%
JM2- Aidan Kinneen / James Egan (St.Josephs RC / St.Josephs RC) 20:10.1 81.6%
BLM1x Paul O'Donovan (UCDBC) 20:11.0 84.6%
BLM1x Alan Prendergast (Clonmel RC) 20:12.1 84.6%
HM1x David Neale (UCDBC) 20:20.7 80.3%
JM1x Conor Carmody (Shannon RC) 20:24.7 84.5%
BLM1x Aodhan Burns (Skibbereen RC) 20:25.2 83.7%
JM1x David O Malley (St Michaels RC) 20:32.7 84.0%
JM1x Jack Casey (Shandon B.C.) 20:34.4 83.8%
JM1x Paddy Hegarty (Skibbereen RC) 20:35.9 83.7%
JM1x John Mitchel (Lee RC) 20:39.7 83.5%
HW1x Sanita Puspure (Old Collegians BC) 20:45.7 85.3%
JM1x Gareth McKillen (RBAIRC) 20:50.9 82.7%
JM1x Evan Stone (Lee RC) 20:51.2 82.7%
JM1x william yeomans (Commercial RC) 20:52.4 82.6%
BLM1x Eoghan O'Connor (Castleconnell Boat Club) 20:55.0 81.7%
JM1x Daniel Buckley (Lee RC) 20:55.0 82.5%
HW1x Monika Dukarska (Killorglin RC) 20:55.2 84.6%
JM2- Colin Finnerty / Jack Silke (St.Josephs RC / St.Josephs RC) 21:03.0 78.2%
JM1x Stephen Murphy (Cork BC) 21:04.7 81.8%
JM1x Eoghan Whittle (Castleconnell Boat Club) 21:05.2 81.8%
JM1x Sam Keogh (Lee RC) 21:07.5 81.7%
JM1x Rory O Sullivan (Lee RC) 21:07.8 81.6%
JM1x Neil McCarthy (Cork BC) 21:18.8 80.9%
JM1x Kevin Keohane (Presentation College RC) 21:22.7 80.7%
JM1x Matthew Ryan (Skibbereen RC) 21:28.2 80.3%
JM1x Karl Anderson (Portora BC) 21:29.7 80.3%
JM1x James Blackwell (Shannon RC) 21:29.9 80.2%
JW1x Bridget Jacques (Belfast BC) 21:32.4 87.8%
JM1x Ewan Murry (Portora BC) 21:32.7 80.1%
JM1x patrick munnelly (Athlone BC) 21:35.9 79.9%
BLM1x Nathan O'Reilly (University of Surrey) 21:36.7 79.0%
JM1x Evan Despard (St Michaels RC) 21:40.2 79.6%
JM1x Christopher Laffey (Garda RC) 21:47.8 79.1%
BLW1x Denise Walsh (Skibbereen RC) 21:51.8 85.9%
JW1x Hilary Shinnick (Fermoy RC) 21:52.5 86.5%
BLW1x Sinead Dolan (DULBC) 21:56.3 85.7%
JM1x Charlie Murray (Cork BC) 21:57.8 78.5%
JM1x Alex Chadfield (Clonmel RC) 21:58.6 78.5%
JM1x Thomas Cregan (Presentation College RC) 22:08.9 77.9%
JM1x Andrew GOFF (Waterford BC) 22:12.3 77.7%
JM1x Ewan Gallagher (Athlunkard BC) 22:15.4 77.5%
JM1x Kevin Hogan (Colaiste Chiarain RC) 22:18.9 77.3%
BLW1x Sally O'Brien (DULBC) 22:19.0 84.2%
JM1x Eoghan Fogarty (Neptune RC) 22:19.2 77.3%
JW1x Jasmin English (Belfast BC) 22:19.7 84.7%
JW1x Fiona Murtagh (Galway RC) 22:31.0 84.0%
JM1x Ger McNamara (Athlunkard BC) 22:37.5 76.2%
JM1x Aidan Murray 22:38.1 76.2%
LW1x Sarah Dolan (Commercial RC) 22:40.1 80.9%
JW1x Claire Beechinor (Cork BC) 22:46.6 83.1%
JW1x Phoebe Mulligan (Portora BC) 22:49.0 82.9%
JM1x Mark Breen (Lee RC) 22:52.9 75.4%
JW1x Leonie Hamel (Cork BC) 22:59.5 82.3%
JM1x Mike O'HANLON (Waterford BC) 23:12.0 74.4%
JM2- Eoghan Walls-Tuite / Kai McGlacken (Colaiste Iognaid RC / Colaiste Iognaid RC) 23:12.4 70.9%
JW1x Zoe Hyde (Killorglin RC) 23:17.2 81.2%
HM1x Colm Keenan (Molesey BC) 23:19.9 70.0%
JW1x Megan McClaughlin (Cork BC) 23:21.6 81.0%
JW1x Lauren McHugh (Shannon RC) 23:22.3 80.9%
JW1x Kara O'Connor (Muckross RC) 23:22.9 80.9%
JM1x Philip McCullough (CAIBC) 23:23.6 73.7%
JW1x aisling Rodger (Commercial RC) 23:26.9 80.7%
JW1x Eimear Lambe (Commercial RC) 23:31.1 80.4%
JW1x Erin Barry (Bann RC) 23:35.1 80.2%
JW1x Ruth Gilligan (Shannon RC) 23:37.1 80.1%
JW1x Kirsty Turner (Belfast BC) 23:43.9 79.7%
JW1x Sarah Murphy (St Michaels RC) 23:59.8 78.8%
JW2- Clodagh Scannell / Daisy Callanan (Shandon B.C.) 24:02.9 75.5%
JW2- Elizabeth Clarke / Chloe Finlayson (Portora BC / Portora BC) 24:30.2 74.1%
JW1x Erin Coll (Shannon RC) 24:45.6 76.4%
JW1x Megan Blackburne (Fermoy RC) 24:49.7 76.2%
BLM1x Andrew Bell (UCDBC) NTT
Published in Rowing

# ROWING: The Afloat Rower of the Month for November is Paul O’Donovan. The 18-year-old lightweight sculler covered the five-kilometre time trial on Newry Canal faster than any other competitor in the National Assessment. The Skibbereen man finished fourth in the single sculls at the World Junior Championships in 2011. He is now on scholarship to University College, Dublin.

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 and the overall national award will be presented to the person or crew who, in the judges' opinion, achieved the most notable results in, or made the most significant contribution to rowing during 2012. Keep a monthly eye on progress and watch our 2012 champions list grow.

Published in Rower of Month
# ROWING: Sanita Puspure produced her customarily excellent performance to win the 5,000 m time trial at the National Assessment in Newry today, but the rise of young female talent was reflected in the performances of Bridget Jacques and Denise Walsh. Jacques, who is 17, was the fourth fastest woman and Walsh, who just turned 20 and is a lightweight, was just one place further back. Incoming Ireland performance director Morten Espersen said the level of performance he had seen today was comparable to that in Denmark.
Rowing Ireland
5000m Time Trial
25th November 2012
HP Team
Nov 2012
Sex W
Values
Row Labels Time Senior % GMT Age % GMT
Sanita Puspure (Old Collegians BC) HW 21:13.3 83.4% 83.4%
Claire Lambe (UCD) LW 21:40.9 84.6% 84.6%
Amy Bulman (UCDBC) LW 22:02.4 83.2% 83.2%
Bridget Jacques (Belfast BC) WJ18 22:20.8 79.2% 84.7%
Denise Walsh (Skibbereen RC) LWU23 22:24.6 81.8% 83.9%
Sinead Dolan (DULBC) LWU23 22:41.3 80.8% 82.8%
Hilary Shinnick (Fermoy RC) WJ18 22:41.3 78.1% 83.4%
Siobhan McCrohan (Tribesmen RC) LW 22:44.1 80.6% 80.6%
Kate O'Brien (SMRC) HWU20 22:46.1 77.8% 79.6%
Cliona Hurst (NUIGBC) LW 23:11.0 79.1% 79.1%
Bernadette Walsh (Skibbereen RC) WJ18 23:21.2 75.8% 81.0%
Jasmin English (Belfast BC) WJ17 23:24.4 75.7% 80.8%
Aoife Leahy (QULBC) LWU23 23:24.6 78.3% 80.3%
Phoebe Mulligan (Portora BC) WJ18 23:32.3 75.2% 80.4%
Aifric Keogh (NUIGBC) HWU23 23:35.5 75.1% 76.8%
Claire Beechinor (Cork BC) WJ16 23:45.4 74.5% 79.6%
Hannah McCarthy (St. Michaels RC) WJ18 23:59.5 73.8% 78.8%
Kara O'Connor (Muckross RC) WJ16 24:07.7 73.4% 78.4%
aisling Rodger (Commercial RC) WJ17 24:13.8 73.1% 78.1%
Zoe Hyde (Killorglin RC) WJ16 24:14.9 73.0% 78.0%
Laura Kilbane (Cork BC) WJ16 24:16.2 73.0% 77.9%
Ruth Gilligan (Shannon RC) WJ18 24:22.0 72.7% 77.6%
Eimear Lambe (Commercial RC) WJ16 24:29.7 72.3% 77.2%
Daisy Callanan (Shandon B.C.) WJ18 24:31.8 72.2% 77.1%
Alice Beacom (Portora BC) WJ16 24:51.0 71.3% 76.1%
Erin Barry (Bann RC) WJ16 24:52.5 71.2% 76.0%
Ellie Sherin (St. Michaels RC) WJ18 24:57.3 71.0% 75.8%
Sarah Murphy (St. Michaels RC) WJ16 25:02.0 70.7% 75.6%
Clodagh Scannell (Shandon B.C.) WJ18 25:13.7 70.2% 75.0%
Erin Coll (Shannon RC) WJ16 25:24.7 69.7% 74.4%
Helen Ryan (Shannon Rowing Club) LW 25:35.2 71.7% 71.7%
Clodagh O'Sullivan (Shandon B.C.) WJ16 25:44.5 68.8% 73.5%
Chloe Finlayson (Portora BC) WJ16 25:46.4 68.7% 73.4%
Megan Blackburne (Fermoy RC) WJ18 26:01.0 68.1% 72.7%
Elizabeth Clarke (Portora BC) WJ16 26:28.5 66.9% 71.4%
Published in Rowing
# ROWING: Paul O’Donovan, who is just 18 and a lightweight oarsman on scholarship to UCD, set the fastest time in the five kilometre time trial at the National Rowing Assessment on Newry canal today. Five other lightweights recorded the next fastest times. The fastest heavyweight was Eddie Mullarkey, in seventh. Junior standards have risen appreciably and two junior 17 athletes, Conor Carmody and David O’Malley, placed 9th and 10th.
Rowing Ireland
5000m Time Trial
25th November 2012
HP Team
Nov 2012
Sex M
Values
Row Labels Time Senior % GMT Age % GMT
Paul O'Donovan (UCD) LMU23 20:07.0 82.8% 84.9%
Niall Kenny (UCCRC) LM 20:16.0 82.2% 82.2%
Mark O'Donovan (ULRC) LM 20:17.7 82.1% 82.1%
Justin Ryan (Skibbereen RC) LM 20:19.1 82.0% 82.0%
Shane O'Driscoll (CIT RC) LMU23 20:19.2 82.0% 84.1%
Gary O'Donovan (CIT RC) LMU23 20:27.5 81.5% 83.5%
Edward Mullarkey (NUIGBC) HMU23 20:38.3 79.1% 80.4%
Stephen Penny (ULRC) HM 20:41.2 79.0% 79.0%
Conor Carmody (Shannon RC) MJ17 20:44.3 78.8% 83.2%
David O Malley (St. Michaels RC) MJ17 20:49.9 78.4% 82.8%
Andy Harrington (Shandon B.C.) MJ18 20:50.1 78.4% 82.8%
Adam Boreham (Belfast BC) HMU23 20:55.2 78.1% 79.3%
Alan Prendergast (Clonmel) LMU23 20:55.9 79.6% 81.6%
John Mitchel (Lee RC) MJ18 20:56.7 78.0% 82.4%
jack smyth (St.Josephs RC) MJ17 20:56.8 78.0% 82.4%
Matthew Ryan (Skibbereen RC) MJ18 21:04.5 77.5% 81.9%
Paddy Hegarty (Skibbereen RC) MJ18 21:15.9 76.8% 81.1%
Matthew Wray (Belfast BC) HMU23 21:18.4 76.7% 77.8%
Kevin Fallon (St.Josephs RC) MJ17 21:21.2 76.5% 80.8%
Daniel Buckley (Lee RC) MJ18 21:22.8 76.4% 80.7%
James Egan (St.Josephs RC) MJ18 21:23.5 76.4% 80.6%
Gareth McKillen (RBAIRC) MJ18 21:23.7 76.3% 80.6%
Jack Casey (Shandon B.C.) MJ18 21:24.2 76.3% 80.6%
Eoghan O'Connor (Castleconnell Boat Club) LMU23 21:25.0 77.8% 79.8%
Fionnan Mcquillan-Tolan (St.Josephs RC) HMU20 21:27.8 76.1% 77.3%
Andrew Bell (UCDBC) LMU20 21:32.3 77.4% 79.3%
Aidan Kinneen (St.Josephs RC) MJ18 21:33.9 75.7% 80.0%
william yeomans (Commercial RC) MJ18 21:41.9 75.3% 79.5%
Evan Stone (Lee RC) MJ18 21:42.1 75.3% 79.5%
Rory O Sullivan (Lee RC) MJ18 21:44.2 75.1% 79.4%
Shane Mulvaney (Neptune RC) MJ17 21:53.3 74.6% 78.8%
Neil McCarthy (Cork BC) MJ18 21:55.4 74.5% 78.7%
Stephen Murphy (Cork BC) MJ17 21:58.5 74.3% 78.5%
Sam McKeown (Portadown BC) HMU20 22:06.7 73.9% 75.0%
Eoghan Whittle (Castleconnell Boat Club) MJ16 22:07.7 73.8% 78.0%
Brian Keohane (Presentation College RC) MJ17 22:07.9 73.8% 77.9%
Eoghan Fogarty (Neptune RC) MJ18 22:08.4 73.8% 77.9%
Aodhan Burns (Skibbereen RC) LMU20 22:09.1 75.2% 77.1%
Niall Crowley (Presentation College RC) MJ18 22:15.9 73.4% 77.5%
James McAfee (Bann RC) LMU23 22:18.8 74.7% 76.6%
James Blackwell (Shannon RC) MJ18 22:21.6 73.0% 77.1%
Andrew GOFF (Waterford BC) MJ16 22:26.2 72.8% 76.9%
Evan Despard (St. Michaels RC) MJ18 22:27.1 72.7% 76.8%
Colm Hennessy (Shandon B.C.) MJ16 22:32.4 72.5% 76.5%
David Keohane (Presentation College RC) MJ17 22:33.1 72.4% 76.5%
Alex Chadfield (Clonmel rc) MJ17 22:34.3 72.4% 76.4%
Luke Carroll (Shandon B.C.) MJ18 22:35.3 72.3% 76.4%
Mark Breen (Lee RC) MJ18 22:36.9 72.2% 76.3%
Ewan Murry (Portora BC) MJ17 22:48.4 71.6% 75.6%
Karl Anderson (Portora BC) MJ17 22:49.6 71.6% 75.6%
Rowing Ireland
5000m Time Trial
25th November 2012
HP Team
Nov 2012
Sean Lonergan (Clonmel rc) MJ16 22:51.1 71.5% 75.5%
Colin Finnerty (St.Josephs RC) MJ16 22:56.4 71.2% 75.2%
Jack Silke (St.Josephs RC) MJ18 22:59.0 71.1% 75.1%
Ben Robinson (RBAIRC) MJ18 23:00.3 71.0% 75.0%
Conor Horan (Neptune RC) MJ17 23:04.4 70.8% 74.8%
Michael Lawless (Colaiste Iognaid RC) MJ18 23:06.4 70.7% 74.7%
Ewan Gallagher (Athlunkard BC) MJ16 23:06.7 70.7% 74.6%
patrick munnelly (Athlone BC) MJ16 23:09.5 70.5% 74.5%
Thomas Cregan (Presentation College RC) MJ16 23:10.8 70.5% 74.4%
Charlie Murray (Cork BC) MJ17 23:16.3 70.2% 74.1%
John Higgins (Presentation College RC) MJ18 23:17.9 70.1% 74.0%
Ger McNamara (Athlunkard BC) MJ17 23:39.1 69.1% 72.9%
Barney Rix (Portora BC) MJ16 24:04.9 67.8% 71.6%
Mike O'HANLON (Waterford BC) MJ16 24:09.9 67.6% 71.4%
Kai McGlacken (Colaiste Iognaid RC) MJ16 24:11.3 67.5% 71.3%
David Neale (UCD) HM 24:23.9 66.9% 66.9%
Kevin Hogan (Colaiste Chiarain RC) MJ16 24:41.7 66.1% 69.9%
Eoghan Walls-Tuite (Colaiste Iognaid RC) MJ16 24:44.3 66.0% 69.7%
Published in Rowing

# ROWING: One hundred and three competitors took to the water in clear and sunny conditions in the first National Assessment of the new season in Newry this morning. Eddie Mullarkey of NUIG had set the fastest time in the ergometer tests on Saturday, while Sanita Puspure was far and away the fastest woman. Junior competitors showed themselves to have stepped up significantly in standard since last year. Hilary Shinnick and Bridget Jacques topped the junior women’s rankings – with Shinnick pipping her rival by .1 of a second.

 

Rowing Ireland
Newry 2000m Ergo Test
2000m Time
Row Labels Total
HM
David Neale (UCD) HM 6:08.7
Stephen Penny (ULRC) HM 6:08.8
BHM
Edward Mullarkey (NUIGBC) HMU23 6:08.0
Matthew Wray (Belfast BC) HMU23 6:09.7
Adam Boreham (Belfast BC) HMU23 6:11.1
Fionnan Mcquillan-Tolan (St.Josephs RC) HMU20 6:14.3
Sam McKeown (Portadown BC) HMU20 6:19.2
LM
Justin Ryan (Skibbereen RC) LM 6:16.0
Niall Kenny (UCCRC) LM 6:22.7
Mark O'Donovan (ULRC) LM 6:27.1
BLM
Paul O'Donovan (UCD) LMU23 6:19.7
Shane O'Driscoll (CIT RC) LMU23 6:27.9
Gary O'Donovan (CIT RC) LMU23 6:28.1
Alan Prendergast (Clonmel) LMU23 6:28.9
Aodhan Burns (Skibbereen RC) LMU20 6:37.9
James McAfee (Bann RC) LMU23 6:39.8
Andrew Bell (UCDBC) LMU20 6:41.6
HW
Sanita Puspure (Old Collegians BC) HW 6:40.7
BHW
Kate O'Brien (SMRC) HWU20 7:04.1
Aifric Keogh (NUIGBC) HWU23 7:07.0
LW
Claire Lambe (UCD) LW 7:14.2
Cliona Hurst (NUIGBC) LW 7:33.6
Siobhan McCrohan (Tribesmen RC) LW 7:33.8
Amy Bulman (UCDBC) LW 7:34.4
Helen Ryan (Shannon Rowing Club) LW 7:37.2
BLW
Denise Walsh (Skibbereen RC) LWU23 7:28.3
Sinead Dolan (DULBC) LWU23 7:37.9
Aoife Leahy (QULBC) LWU23 7:47.9
JM
Paddy Hegarty (Skibbereen RC) MJ18 6:24.0
Gareth McKillen (RBAIRC) MJ18 6:24.7
Aidan Kinneen (St.Josephs RC) MJ18 6:28.7
Andy Harrington (Shandon B.C.) MJ18 6:29.6
James Egan (St.Josephs RC) MJ18 6:33.3
Matthew Ryan (Skibbereen RC) MJ18 6:34.5
Jack Casey (Shandon B.C.) MJ18 6:34.9
Niall Crowley (Presentation College RC) MJ18 6:36.9
Jack Silke (St.Josephs RC) MJ18 6:37.9
John Mitchel (Lee RC) MJ18 6:37.9
David O Malley (St. Michaels RC) MJ17 6:39.5
william yeomans (Commercial RC) MJ18 6:40.6
Eoghan Whittle (Castleconnell Boat Club) MJ16 6:41.9
Conor Carmody (Shannon RC) MJ17 6:42.2
Kai McGlacken (Colaiste Iognaid RC) MJ16 6:43.2
James Blackwell (Shannon RC) MJ18 6:44.3
Rory O Sullivan (Lee RC) MJ18 6:45.0
Ben Robinson (RBAIRC) MJ18 6:45.3
Brian Keohane (Presentation College RC) MJ17 6:45.4
Daniel Buckley (Lee RC) MJ18 6:46.1
Rowing Ireland
Newry 2000m Ergo Test
2000m Time
Row Labels Total
Conor Horan (Neptune RC) MJ17 6:46.9
jack smyth (St.Josephs RC) MJ17 6:47.3
Shane Mulvaney (Neptune RC) MJ17 6:47.4
Alex Chadfield (Clonmel rc) MJ17 6:47.9
Karl Anderson (Portora BC) MJ17 6:48.1
Eoghan Fogarty (Neptune RC) MJ18 6:48.3
Barney Rix (Portora BC) MJ16 6:48.4
Evan Stone (Lee RC) MJ18 6:48.9
Kevin Fallon (St.Josephs RC) MJ17 6:49.0
Ger McNamara (Athlunkard BC) MJ17 6:49.1
Neil McCarthy (Cork BC) MJ18 6:49.2
Mark Breen (Lee RC) MJ18 6:49.3
Sean Lonergan (Clonmel rc) MJ16 6:49.6
Michael Lawless (Colaiste Iognaid RC) MJ18 6:49.7
Evan Despard (St. Michaels RC) MJ18 6:49.8
Luke Carroll (Shandon B.C.) MJ18 6:49.8
Charlie Murray (Cork BC) MJ17 6:50.3
David Keohane (Presentation College RC) MJ17 6:50.5
Stephen Murphy (Cork BC) MJ17 6:50.5
John Higgins (Presentation College RC) MJ18 6:50.6
Ewan Murry (Portora BC) MJ17 6:50.9
Colm Hennessy (Shandon B.C.) MJ16 6:56.3
Thomas Cregan (Presentation College RC) MJ16 6:57.6
Colin Finnerty (St.Josephs RC) MJ16 6:58.6
patrick munnelly (Athlone BC) MJ16 7:00.4
Mike O'HANLON (Waterford BC) MJ16 7:00.5
Eoghan Walls-Tuite (Colaiste Iognaid RC) MJ16 7:01.8
Ewan Gallagher (Athlunkard BC) MJ16 7:01.9
Kevin Hogan (Colaiste Chiarain RC) MJ16 7:02.9
Andrew GOFF (Waterford BC) MJ16 7:04.3
JW
Hilary Shinnick (Fermoy RC) WJ18 7:11.2
Bridget Jacques (Belfast BC) WJ18 7:11.3
Emily Taggart (Belfast BC) WJ18 7:12.0
Erin Barry (Bann RC) WJ16 7:20.2
Jasmin English (Belfast BC) WJ17 7:30.1
Ruth Gilligan (Shannon RC) WJ18 7:32.4
Hannah McCarthy (St. Michaels RC) WJ18 7:34.4
Megan Blackburne (Fermoy RC) WJ18 7:35.1
Bernadette Walsh (Skibbereen RC) WJ18 7:36.5
Claire Beechinor (Cork BC) WJ16 7:37.0
Phoebe Mulligan (Portora BC) WJ18 7:37.4
Zoe Hyde (Killorglin RC) WJ16 7:37.6
Clodagh Scannell (Shandon B.C.) WJ18 7:40.5
Daisy Callanan (Shandon B.C.) WJ18 7:41.7
Laura Kilbane (Cork BC) WJ16 7:42.2
Clodagh O'Sullivan (Shandon B.C.) WJ16 7:42.4
Ellie Sherin (St. Michaels RC) WJ18 7:43.0
aisling Rodger (Commercial RC) WJ17 7:45.0
Kara O'Connor (Muckross RC) WJ16 7:45.0
Eimear Lambe (Commercial RC) WJ16 7:45.1
Erin Coll (Shannon RC) WJ16 7:45.7
Sarah Murphy (St. Michaels RC) WJ16 7:55.2
Alice Beacom (Portora BC) WJ16 7:56.2
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#ROWING–An impressive 65 junior oarsmen qualified for the on-the-water session at the National Rowing Assessment in Newry. Paul O’Donovan of Skibbereen led the way in the ergometer test, with a remarkable time of 6:19.8, and also led on the water into a headwind today.

The one senior man to breach the six-minute barrier in the ergometer test was Colin Williamson of Queen’s University who was timed at 5:58.4. Dave Neale of UCD clocked 6:07.3.

 

Rowing Ireland
2000m Assessment
26th Nov 2011
Sex M
NOV 2k Score (Multiple Items)
2000m Time
Row Labels Total
HM
Colin Williamson (QUBBC) 5:58.4
David Neale (UCD ) 6:07.3
Kevin Coughlan (Carlow RC) 6:16.4
David Brett (Neptune R.C.) 6:17.7
HMU23
Finbarr Manning (UCD ) 6:09.5
Eddie Mullarkey (NUIGBC) 6:10.0
Patrick Hughes (DUBC) 6:18.9
David Stundon (St Michaels) 6:21.4
HMU20
Matthew Wray (Bann RC) 6:18.8
LM
Niall Kenny (NUIGBC) 6:18.2
Mark O'Donovan (CITRC) 6:18.6
Nathan O'Reilly (Tideway Scullers School) 6:22.6
Anthony English (UCCRC) 6:24.0
Colm Dowling (Lee Valley R.C.) 6:34.3
LMU23
Jonathan Mitchell (QUBBC) 6:17.3
Justin Ryan (UCCRC) 6:18.9
Shane O'Driscoll (CIT) 6:25.7
Colin Barrett (UCD ) 6:28.0
Adam O'Donohue (Carlow RC) 6:37.9
Niall Murphy (Carlow RC) 6:51.9
Sean Egan (Athlone B C) 6:52.1
Eoghan O'Connor (Castleconnell Boat Club) 6:58.9
MJ18
Paul O'Donovan (Skibbereen R.C.) 6:19.8
Henry Millar (Portora BC) 6:24.8
Joel Cassells (Bann RC) 6:25.8
Andrew Griffin (Neptune R.C.) 6:27.8
David Quinlan (Castleconnell Boat Club) 6:29.8
Chris Black (Bann RC) 6:30.6
Patrick Boomer (MCB) 6:33.9
Killian Doyle (Carlow RC) 6:34.1
Eddie Beechinor (Lee R.C.) 6:34.7
James Healy (St Michaels) 6:36.3
Andrew Bell (Col.Iognaid) 6:37.8
Lloyd Seaman (Portora BC) 6:39.4
Colm O'Riada (comm rc) 6:40.1
Thomas English (Neptune R.C.) 6:42.1
Kevin Synnott (Lee R.C.) 6:42.6
Aaron Cusack (Castleconnell Boat Club) 6:42.8
Anthony Noone (Col.Iognaid) 6:42.8
Chris Alcorn (Bann RC) 6:43.3
Paudie Leonard (Skibbereen R.C.) 6:44.9
Barry Crowley (Lee R.C.) 6:46.1
Kevin Molloy (Athlone B C) 6:46.1
Mathew Kelly (Col.Iognaid) 6:47.0
Gearoid Moore (St Michaels) 6:48.0
Shane Walsh (GRC) 6:48.1
Rowing Ireland
2000m Assessment
26th Nov 2011
2000m Time
Row Labels Total
Aodhan Burns (Skibbereen R.C.) 6:49.1
Dylan Aherne (ULRC) 6:49.3
Dylan Grace (Shannon RC) 6:49.9
Joe Nelson (Portora BC) 6:51.9
Brian Twomey-Thompson (Lee R.C.) 6:56.0
Danny Peilow (Cork BC) 6:56.7
Cathal Moloney (Castleconnell Boat Club) 7:00.0
Gary Devereux (Shannon RC) 7:01.0
Conor Breen (St.Joseph's) 7:02.6
MJ17
Paddy Hegarty (Skibbereen R.C.) 6:34.6
Kevin Keohane (Presentation College Cork) 6:38.8
Aidan Kinneen (St.Joseph's) 6:39.4
Aaron McGrath (Carlow RC) 6:40.3
Mathew Ryan (Skibbereen R.C.) 6:41.7
James Egan (St.Joseph's) 6:42.2
Eric McEvoy (St.Joseph's) 6:43.8
Jack Casey (Shandon B.C.) 6:45.2
Gareth McKillen (RBAIRC) 6:45.7
John Mitchel (Lee R.C.) 6:46.0
Martin Laffey (GRC) 6:46.3
Andy Harrington (Shandon B.C.) 6:46.9
William Yeomans (comm rc) 6:47.3
Niall Crowley (Presentation College Cork) 6:47.4
Niall Roberts (Carlow RC) 6:48.9
Jack Silke (St.Joseph's) 6:49.2
Cathal Phelan (Offaly RC) 6:50.8
Daniel Buckley (Lee R.C.) 6:51.3
Eoghan Fogarty (Neptune R.C.) 6:52.2
Evan Despard (St Michaels) 6:52.4
Nathan Collins (GRC) 6:57.2
Michael Lawless (Col.Iognaid) 6:58.0
Stephen O'Connor (Castleconnell Boat Club) 6:58.0
James Blackwell (Shannon RC) 6:59.1
Sam Butler (Lee R.C.) 6:59.1
David Laffey (GRC) 7:04.1
Chris Laffey (GRC) 7:08.4
MJ16
Kai McGlacken (Col.Iognaid) 6:46.8
Ross Maxwell (GRC) 6:54.5
Conor Carmody (Shannon RC) 6:56.9
Turlough Eccles (Neptune R.C.) 6:57.3
Eoghan Whittle (Castleconnell Boat Club) 6:57.6
Jack Smyth (St.Joseph's) 6:59.6
Cathal Kileen (Castleconnell Boat Club) 7:00.5
Charlie Murray (Cork BC) 7:00.6
Brian Keohane (presentation College Cork) 7:03.0
David O'Malley (St Michaels) 7:06.0
Warren Stone (Cork BC) 7:09.3
Dara Duffy (GRC) 7:09.5
Sean Dennehy (Cork BC) 7:12.5
Stephen Murphy (Cork BC) 7:16.3
Adam Browne (Shannon RC) 7:30.3
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The Irish Coast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard is Ireland's fourth '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.

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

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

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.

Irish Coastguard FAQs

The Irish Coast Guard provides nationwide maritime emergency response, while also promoting safety and security standards. It aims to prevent the loss of life at sea, on inland waters, on mountains and in caves; and to safeguard the quality of the marine environment.

The main role of the Irish Coast Guard is 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. It has three marine rescue centres in Dublin, Malin Head, Co Donegal, and Valentia Island, Co Kerry. The Dublin National Maritime Operations centre provides marine search and rescue responses and coordinates the response to marine casualty incidents with the Irish exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Yes, effectively, it is the fourth "blue light" service. The Marine Rescue Sub-Centre (MRSC) Valentia is the contact point for the coastal area between Ballycotton, Co Cork and Clifden, Co Galway. At the same time, the MRSC Malin Head covers the area between Clifden and Lough Foyle. Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) Dublin covers Carlingford Lough, Co Louth to Ballycotton, Co Cork. Each MRCC/MRSC also broadcasts maritime safety information on VHF and MF radio, including navigational and gale warnings, shipping forecasts, local inshore forecasts, strong wind warnings and small craft warnings.

The Irish Coast Guard handles about 3,000 marine emergencies annually, and assists 4,500 people - saving an estimated 200 lives, according to the Department of Transport. In 2016, Irish Coast Guard helicopters completed 1,000 missions in a single year for the first time.

Yes, Irish Coast Guard helicopters evacuate medical patients from offshore islands to hospital on average about 100 times a year. In September 2017, the Department of Health announced that search and rescue pilots who work 24-hour duties would not be expected to perform any inter-hospital patient transfers. The Air Corps flies the Emergency Aeromedical Service, established in 2012 and using an AW139 twin-engine helicopter. Known by its call sign "Air Corps 112", it airlifted its 3,000th patient in autumn 2020.

The Irish Coast Guard works closely with the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency, which is responsible for the Northern Irish coast.

The Irish Coast Guard is a State-funded service, with both paid management personnel and volunteers, and is under the auspices of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. It is allocated approximately 74 million euro annually in funding, some 85 per cent of which pays for a helicopter contract that costs 60 million euro annually. The overall funding figure is "variable", an Oireachtas committee was told in 2019. Other significant expenditure items include volunteer training exercises, equipment, maintenance, renewal, and information technology.

The Irish Coast Guard has four search and rescue helicopter bases at Dublin, Waterford, Shannon and Sligo, run on a contract worth 50 million euro annually with an additional 10 million euro in costs by CHC Ireland. It provides five medium-lift Sikorsky S-92 helicopters and trained crew. The 44 Irish Coast Guard coastal units with 1,000 volunteers are classed as onshore search units, with 23 of the 44 units having rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) and 17 units having cliff rescue capability. The Irish Coast Guard has 60 buildings in total around the coast, and units have search vehicles fitted with blue lights, all-terrain vehicles or quads, first aid equipment, generators and area lighting, search equipment, marine radios, pyrotechnics and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Community Rescue Boats Ireland also provide lifeboats and crews to assist in search and rescue. The Irish Coast Guard works closely with the Garda Siochána, National Ambulance Service, Naval Service and Air Corps, Civil Defence, while fishing vessels, ships and other craft at sea offer assistance in search operations.

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.

Units are managed by an officer-in-charge (three stripes on the uniform) and a deputy officer in charge (two stripes). Each team is trained in search skills, first aid, setting up helicopter landing sites and a range of maritime skills, while certain units are also trained in cliff rescue.

Volunteers receive an allowance for time spent on exercises and call-outs. What is the difference between the Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI? The RNLI is a registered charity which has been saving lives at sea since 1824, and runs a 24/7 volunteer lifeboat service around the British and Irish coasts. It is a declared asset of the British Maritime and Coast Guard Agency and the Irish Coast Guard. Community Rescue Boats Ireland is a community rescue network of volunteers under the auspices of Water Safety Ireland.

No, it does not charge for rescue and nor do the RNLI or Community Rescue Boats Ireland.

The marine rescue centres maintain 19 VHF voice and DSC radio sites around the Irish coastline and a digital paging system. There are two VHF repeater test sites, four MF radio sites and two NAVTEX transmitter sites. Does Ireland have a national search and rescue plan? The first national search and rescue plan was published in July, 2019. It establishes the national framework for the overall development, deployment and improvement of search and rescue services within the Irish Search and Rescue Region and to meet domestic and international commitments. The purpose of the national search and rescue plan is to promote a planned and nationally coordinated search and rescue response to persons in distress at sea, in the air or on land.

Yes, the Irish Coast Guard is responsible for responding to spills of oil and other hazardous substances with the Irish pollution responsibility zone, along with providing an effective response to marine casualties and monitoring or intervening in marine salvage operations. It provides and maintains a 24-hour marine pollution notification at the three marine rescue centres. It coordinates exercises and tests of national and local pollution response plans.

The first Irish Coast Guard volunteer to die on duty was Caitriona Lucas, a highly trained member of the Doolin Coast Guard unit, while assisting in a search for a missing man by the Kilkee unit in September 2016. Six months later, four Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew – Dara Fitzpatrick, Mark Duffy, Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith -died when their Sikorsky S-92 struck Blackrock island off the Mayo coast on March 14, 2017. The Dublin-based Rescue 116 crew were providing "top cover" or communications for a medical emergency off the west coast and had been approaching Blacksod to refuel. Up until the five fatalities, the Irish Coast Guard recorded that more than a million "man hours" had been spent on more than 30,000 rescue missions since 1991.

Several investigations were initiated into each incident. The Marine Casualty Investigation Board was critical of the Irish Coast Guard in its final report into the death of Caitriona Lucas, while a separate Health and Safety Authority investigation has been completed, but not published. The Air Accident Investigation Unit final report into the Rescue 116 helicopter crash has not yet been published.

The Irish Coast Guard in its present form dates back to 1991, when the Irish Marine Emergency Service was formed after a campaign initiated by Dr Joan McGinley to improve air/sea rescue services on the west Irish coast. Before Irish independence, the British Admiralty was responsible for a Coast Guard (formerly the Water Guard or Preventative Boat Service) dating back to 1809. The West Coast Search and Rescue Action Committee was initiated with a public meeting in Killybegs, Co Donegal, in 1988 and the group was so effective that a Government report was commissioned, which recommended setting up a new division of the Department of the Marine to run the Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (MRCC), then based at Shannon, along with the existing coast radio service, and coast and cliff rescue. A medium-range helicopter base was established at Shannon within two years. Initially, the base was served by the Air Corps.

The first director of what was then IMES was Capt Liam Kirwan, who had spent 20 years at sea and latterly worked with the Marine Survey Office. Capt Kirwan transformed a poorly funded voluntary coast and cliff rescue service into a trained network of cliff and sea rescue units – largely voluntary, but with paid management. The MRCC was relocated from Shannon to an IMES headquarters at the then Department of the Marine (now Department of Transport) in Leeson Lane, Dublin. The coast radio stations at Valentia, Co Kerry, and Malin Head, Co Donegal, became marine rescue-sub-centres.

The current director is Chris Reynolds, who has been in place since August 2007 and was formerly with the Naval Service. He has been seconded to the head of mission with the EUCAP Somalia - which has a mandate to enhance Somalia's maritime civilian law enforcement capacity – since January 2019.

  • 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

Sources: Department of Transport © Afloat 2020

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