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Neptune Regatta, scheduled for April 4th, has cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19. The date lies beyond the current period of restriction imposed by the Government, but entries would have to have been in by March 25th. The regatta was to be the first of the rowing season.

 Commercial Regatta followed suit today and also cancelled. It was scheduled for April 5th. 

 The St Michael’s Head of the River (March 21st) has also cancelled.

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#Rowing: Commercial and UCD took the senior eights titles at Neptune Regatta in different fashions. Trinity's women's eight led UCD passing the Neptune boat house, but UCD fought hard and passed their great rivals to win by a canvas. Commercial beat UCD by one a half lengths in the men’s race.

On a cool, sunny day, Enniskillen boys competed in numbers – their girls will take part in Sunday’s Commercial Regatta – and had a set of good wins, the pick of them being a three-length win over Colaiste Iognaid in the men’s junior 18 eight.

In a battle of two strong junior 18 quadruples, Three Castles beat Neptune, while Trinity won the club one eight, also beating the hosts.

Two Neptune men, twin brothers Ronan and Colum Brennan, fought it out in the men’s junior singles, with Ronan coming out on top.

Rhiannon O’Donoghue of Killorglin beat Commercial’s Katie Dolan in the women’s club one single – Dolan had earlier won the senior single.

Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge, Saturday (Selected Results)

Men

Eight, Sen: Commercial bt UCD 1 ½ l. Club One: Trinity bt Neptune 3l. Novice: UCD bt Trinity A canvas. Jun 18: Enniskillen bt Col Iognaid 3l. Jun 16: Col Iognaid bt Blackrock 3ft.

Four – Club One, coxed: Enniskillen bt Neptune Jun 18, coxed: Enniskillen B bt Enniskillen A 2½ l. Masters, coxed: Commercial, Belfast BC, Galway bt Neptune.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two, coxed: Fermoy A bt Neptune 1l. Jun 18: Three Castles bt Neptune. Jun 18, coxed: Enniskillen A bt Enniskillen B. Jun 16, coxed: Cork. Double – Jun 16: Athlone bt Neptune A. Single – Sen: New Ross (Kennell-Webb bt Portadown (Laivins). Club One: Enniskillen (N Timoney) bt Enniskillen (J McDade) easily. Club Two: Trinity (Dennis) bt Carlow (Bolton-Dowling) . Jun 18: Neptune (R Brennan) bt Neptune (C Brennan) easily. Jun 16: Carlow (D Nolan) bt Neptune (A Gillick) easily.

Women

Eight – Sen: UCD bt Trinity canvas. Club One: UCD A bt Neptune. Novice: Trinity A bt Neptune 3l. Jun 16: Castleconnell bt Methody easily. Masters (G) Old Collegians bt Commercial, Belfast BC, Galway. E: Tribesmen A bt Neptune.

Four – Sen, coxed: Killorglin bt Akademiska Roddforeningen 2l. Club One, coxed: Commercial bt UCD B. Jun 18: Col Iognaid bt Carlow easily.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two, coxed: Killorglin bt Trinity easily. Jun 18: Athlone bt Graiguenamanagh easily. Jun 16, coxed: Col Iognaid bt Castleconnell.

Double – Jun 16: Shannon A bt Clonmel 3l.

Single – Sen: Commercial (K Dolan) bt New Ross (L Brown) 4l. Club Two: Carlow (Egan) bt Commercial (Norinho) 3l. Jun 18: Commercial (Healy) bt Commercial (Maloney) 2l. Club One: Killorglin (R O’Donoghue) bt Commercial (K Dolan). Jun 16: Three Castles (O’Loughlin) bt Shannon (Hickey).

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#Rowing: Trinity looked strong as they beat UCD in the men’s senior eights final at Neptune Regatta this evening. The final verdict was under a length, but as the crews passed the Neptune boathouse the men in white looked in control.

Neptune took two wins by tiny margins. They won the club one coxed fours by two feet and the club two coxed quadruple by just one foot.

There was a spectacular incident at the end of the women’s masters’ eight final. Tribesmen beat the hosts, but crashed against the bank just after the finish.

The regatta was hit by a hail and rain shower just after 5.20 and the programme ran late.

Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge, Saturday (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Senior: Trinity bt UCD ¾ l, 3:13. Club One: UCD B bt Neptune ¾ l, 3:20. Novice: UCD B bt Trinity 3l, 3:30. Junior 18: Neptune bt Col Iognaid 2l, 3:27. Jun 16: Col Iognaid bt Blackrock 3l, 3:49. Jun 15: Bann bt St Joseph’s 1 ½ l. Masters: Old Collegians bt Neptune 1l.

Four – Senior, coxed: Trinity B bt UCD 2l, 3:35. Club One, coxed: Neptune bt UCD 2ft, 3:43. Jun 18, coxed: Col Iognaid bt Commercial 2/3 l, 4:14. Masters, coxed: Athlone bt Neptune ¾ l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two, coxed: Neptune bt Bann 1ft, 3:57. Jun 18: Col Iognaid bt Three Castles 2l, 4:06. Jun 16, coxed: Fermoy bt Bann 3:50. Jun 15, coxed: Blackrock A bt Galway easily, 4:16.

Double – Jun 16: Col na Coiribe bt Commercial A 3l, 4:01.

Single – Senior: Commercial (N Beggan) bt Portadown (A Laivins) easily, 3:58. Inter: Offaly (C Brady) bt Garda (P Ryan) 2 ½ l, 4:40. Club One: Commercial (D Crowley) bt Portadown (A Laivins) 2/3 l 4:10. Club Two: Clonmel (S O’Donnell) bt Garda (P Ryan) 4l, 4:25. Jun 18: New Ross (L Sutton) bt Commercial (C Kelly) easily, 4:00. Jun 16: Neptune (T Orlic) r/0.  

Women

Eight – Club One: Commercial bt UCD B 2l, 3:50. Jun 18: Graiguenamanagh bt Col Iognaid, canvas 3:53. Novice: UCD A bt UCD B 4l, 4:00. Jun 16: Commercial bt Fermoy 2 ½ l, 4:07. Jun 15: Galway bt Enniskillen 4l. Masters: Tribesmen bt Neptune 3l.

Four – Club One, coxed: UCD B bt UCD A 2 ½ l, 4:48.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two, coxed: Graiguenamanagh A bt King’s Hospital 2l, 4:27. Jun 18: Col Iognaid bt Neptune 3l, 4:56. Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt Carlow 2 ½, 4:12. Jun 15, coxed: Carlow bt Athlone 2 ½ l. Double – Jun 16: Fermoy A bt Commercial B, easily, 4:34.

Single – Club One: Athlone (Y Curley) r/0. Club Two: Clonmel (S McGrath) bt Clonmel (E Fitzpatrick) 4l. Jun 18: Commercial (K Dolan) bt Neptune (N Clarke) 1ft, 4:30. Jun 16: Carlow (S Scully) r/o.

 

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#Rowing: The first set of finals at Neptune Regatta was a good one for UCD. Their B crew beat Neptune – by three-quarters of a length – in the competitive club one eights and their B crew beat Trinity in the novice eights. However, Trinity won the battle of the senior coxed fours – their B crew beat UCD. The host club provided be the top junior 18 eight, beating Coláiste Iognáid in the final.

 The women’s junior 18 eight gave Graiguenamanagh a win over Coláiste Iognáid by a canvas, while the club one eights went to Commercial, who beat UCD B. In the closest race of the session, Katie Dolan of Commercial beat Niamh Clarke of Neptune by just one foot in the women’s junior 18 single sculls. Luke Sutton of New Ross won the men’s junior 18 single.

Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge, Saturday (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Club One: UCD B bt Neptune ¾ l, 3:20. Novice: UCD B bt Trinity 3l, 3:30. Junior 18: Neptune bt Col Iognaid 2l, 3:27. Jun 15: Bann bt St Joseph’s 1 ½ l.

Four – Senior, coxed: Trinity B bt UCD 2l, 3:35. Masters, coxed: Athlone bt Neptune ¾ l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Jun 16, coxed: Fermoy bt Bann 3:50.

Double – Jun 16: Col na Coiribe bt Commercial A 3l, 4:01.

Single – Club Two: Clonmel (S O’Donnell) bt Garda (P Ryan) 4l, 4:25. Jun 18: New Ross (L Sutton) bt Commercial (C Kelly) easily, 4:00.  

Women

Eight – Club One: Commercial bt UCD B 2l, 3:50. Jun 18: Graiguenamanagh bt Col Iognaid, canvas 3:53. Novice: UCD A bt UCD B 4l, 4:00. Jun 15: Galway bt Enniskillen 4l.  

Sculling, Quadruple – Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt Carlow 2 ½, 4:12. Double – Jun 16: Fermoy A bt Commercial B, easily, 4:34.

Single – Club Two: Clonmel (S McGrath) bt Clonmel (E Fitzpatrick) 4l. Jun 18: Commercial (K Dolan) bt Neptune (N Clarke) 1ft, 4:30.

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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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#Rowing: Trinity’s senior eight won at Neptune Regatta – but only just. UCD, with less than a full-strength crew, stormed back at their rivals coming up to the finish and lost by just half a canvas. Commercial beat the hosts in the men's junior eight and also won the women’s club one eight. An Islandbridge eight beat a crew from Dutch club Nereus in an invitational eights event.

Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge, Saturday (selected results)

Men

Eight – Senior: Trinity bt UCD ½ canvas 3:24. Club One: Trinity bt Neptune A 2l, 3:30. Novice: UCD A bt Trinity A disqualified. Jun 18: Commercial bt Neptune ½ l 3:30. Jun 16: Blackrock bt Methody 1l, 4:10. Masters: Commercial bt Neptune 1 1/2 l

Four - Sen, coxed: Trinity A bt Trinity B 3/4l 3:45. Inter, coxed: UCD B Bt UCD A 1l 3:37, Jun 18, coxed: Commercial bt Clonmel 1 1/2 l 3:50

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two, coxed: New Ross bt Graiguenamanagh.  Jun 18: Enniskillen bt Methody 4:12. Jun 16, coxed: Enniskillen bt Blackrock A 1 ½ l 4:08. Double – Jun 16: Three Castles bt Bann A 3 ½ l, 4:16.

Women 

Eight, Club One: Commercial bt Belfast RC A 2l 4:15. Nov: UCD bt Trinity B easily 4:15. Jun 18: Commercial bt Galway 1l 4:09. Jun 16: Enniskillen A bt Athlone easily

Four - Sen, coxed: Commercial A bt Commercial C 1 1/2 l 4:20. Inter, coxed: Commercial bt Galway 2 ¾ l, 4:22. Club One, coxed: Cork BC bt Belfast A r/o.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two, coxed: Clonmel bt Neptune D 4l 4:28. Jun 18: New Ross bt Kings Hos 2l 4:20

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#Rowing: Commercial beat UCD in the men’s senior eights final at the Neptune Regatta in Islandbridge today. The winners had taken on and beaten Trinity in a fine race in the semi-finals, while UCD had beaten Trinity’s second crew. Commercial also won the men’s junior 18 quadruple.

Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge Saturday (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Senior: Commercial (C Dowling, M Maher, R Peguet, S McEoing, F Groome, D Burke, W Hurley, N Gahan; cox: M Crockett) bt UCD 3l, 3 mins 25 seconds. Club One: Commercial B bt St Michael’s 2l, 3:44. Novice: Trinity bt UCD, disq. Junior 18: Neptune bt Commercial 1¾ l, 3:40. Jun 16: Portora bt Blackrock.  Masters: St Michael’s bt Neptune ½ l.

Four – Senior: Trinity bt UCD 1¼ l, 3:50. Intermediate, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 2l, 4:23. Club One, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 1l, 3:57. Masters, coxed: Carlow, Athlone, Northridge bt Neptune 3l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two, coxed: Belfast RC bt Commercial A 3l, 4:06. Jun 18: Commercial bt Castleconnell 2l, 3:44. Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt Castleconnell, disq. Jun 15, coxed: Castleconnell bt Portora 3l, 4:23.  

Double – Jun 16: Killorglin bt Graiguenamanagh easily, 4:25. Jun 15: Three Castles bt Blackrock easily, 4:34.

Single – Senior: Trinity (M Corcoran) bt Neptune (K Coughlan), 2l 4:23. Inter: Clonmel (D Lynch) bt Castleconnell (E Whittle) 1l, 4:15. Club One: Castleconnell (E O’Connor) bt Commercial (J Healy), canvas; 4:29. Club Two: Trinity (S Addison) bt Clonmel (J McKenna) 3l, 4:40. Jun 18: Graiguenamanagh (A Lennon) bt Commercial (N Beggan) 1½ l. Jun 16: Clonmel (O’Donnell) bt Commercial (Browne) 2l, 4:38.

Women

Eight – Club One: Commercial bt Trinity 1l, 4:20. Novice: UCD bt Trinity B 4l, 4:22. Jun 16: Portora bt Carlow easily, 4:28.

Four, Club One, coxed: Commercial B bt Commercial A 3l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club Two, coxed: Athlone bt St Michael’s 1l, 5:15. Jun 18: Commercial bt Belfast RC easily, 4:50. Jun 16, coxed: Portora bt Graiguenamanagh B, 5 min 16. Jun 15, coxed: St Michael’s A bt Offaly 6l, 4:56.

Double – Jun 15: Killorglin A bt Killorglin B 3l.

Single – Senior: Killorglin (M Dukarska) bt Garda (J Ryan) easily, 4:42. Club One: Killorglin (M O’Connor) bt Commercial (A Rodger) row over. Club Two: Garda (Ryan) bt Garda (Moore) easily, 5:14. Jun 18: Neptune (Feerick).

Jun 16: Belfast RC (A Hall) bt Castleconnell (L Mulligan) easily, 5:22.

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#Rowing: Trinity had a good run in the early set of finals at Neptune Regatta in Islandbridge today. Their senior coxed four – with a strong set of rowers in Patrick Moreau, Mark Kelly, Liam Hawkes and David Butler, beat UCD, and Michael Corcoran won the senior single sculls. Monika Dukarska of Killorglin took on and beat Breanna Larsen in a semi-final and Jacqueline Ryan in the final of the women’s single.

Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge Saturday (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Club One: Commercial B bt St Michael’s 2l, 3:44. Novice: Trinity bt UCD, disq. Junior 18: Neptune bt Commercial 1¾ l, 3:40.

Four – Senior: Trinity bt UCD 1¼ l, 3:50. Intermediate, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 2l, 4:23. Masters, coxed: Carlow, Athlone, Northridge bt Neptune 3l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt Castleconnell, disq

Double – Jun 16: Killorglin bt Graiguenamanagh easily, 4:25. Jun 15: Three Castles bt Blackrock easily, 4:34.

Single – Senior: Trinity (M Corcoran) bt Neptune (K Coughlan), 2l 4:23. Club Two: Trinity (S Addison) bt Clonmel (J McKenna) 3l, 4:40. Jun 18: Graiguenamanagh (A Lennon) bt Commercial (N Beggan) 1½ l.

Women

Eight – Club One: Commercial bt Trinity 1l, 4:20. Novice: UCD bt Trinity B 4l, 4:22. Jun 16: Portora bt Carlow easily, 4:28.

Sculling, Quadruple – Jun 18: Commercial bt Belfast RC easily, 4:50. Jun 15, coxed: St Michael’s A bt Offaly 6l, 4:56.

Single – Senior: Killorglin (M Dukarska) bt Garda (J Ryan) easily, 4:42. Club Two: Garda (Ryan) bt Garda (Moore) easily, 5:14.

Jun 16: Belfast RC (A Hall) bt Castleconnell (L Mulligan) easily, 5:22.

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1st April 2016

Neptune Draw Changed

#Rowing: The Neptune Regatta on Saturday at Islandbridge has revised its draw, moving a number of crews around on the schedule. The overall shape of the regatta, which runs from 8.30am until just after 6pm, remains in place. There are men’s senior eight semi-finals scheduled for 4.24 and 4.27, with the final set for 5.42.

 The changes are highlighted in yellow in the attached draw.

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# Rowing: Trinity’s Ian Hurley won the the men’s senior single sculls at the Neptune Regatta in Islandbridge today, beating Colm Dowling of Commercial by half a length in the final. Elise Maurin of New Ross took the women’s title. UCD won the club one eights, while Trinity’s crew of Michael Corcoran, Patrick Moreau, Mark Kelly and Liam Hawkes, with cox Kate Salley, won the men’s senior four crown. The regatta was held in calm and sunny weather.

Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge, Saturday (Selected Results)
Men
Eights – Club One: UCD bt Portora 1½ l, 3:20. Novice: Trinity A bt Trinity B 3l, 3:43
Four – Senior, coxed: Trinity (M Corcoran, P Moreau, M Kelly, L Hawkes; cox: K Salley) bt Neptune/Trinity 3l, 3:30. Masters: Commercial bt Carlow 3l.
Sculling
Quadruple – Junior 16, coxed: Three Castles bt Portora 1l. Junior 15, coxed: Commercial A bt Neptune, disqualified
Double – Junior 16: St Michael’s B bt Clonmel 3l, 4:40.
Single – Senior: Trinity (I Hurley) bt Commercial (C Dowling) ½l, 4:05. Club Two: Trinity (L Addison) bt Trinity (Norton) 3l, 4:20. Junior 18: Athlone (Munnelly) bt Graiguenamanagh (Lennon) 2l, 4:25
Women
Eights – Club One: Trinity bt UCD 2l. Novice: Commercial bt Trinity B 1½ l. Junior 18: Portora bt Neptune easily, 4:04. Junior 16: Portora bt Athlone easily, 4:11. Junior 15: Portora B bt Portora A 1½ l.
Four – Senior, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 3l. Intermediate: Portora bt Trinity canvas, 4:12
Sculling,
Double – Junior 15: St Michael’s A bt New Ross 4l, 4:50
Single, Senior: New Ross (E Maurin) bt Portadown (Martin) easily, 4:45. Club Two: Garda (J Ryan) bt Clonmel (O’Malley-Adair) 2½ l. Junior 16: Fermoy (Murphy) bt Fermoy (O’Sullivan) ½ l, 4:55.

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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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