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#Rowing: Carlow’s Sadhbh Scully and Keara Egan won the junior 18 women’s double at Ghent regatta on Sunday – first of 18 competing crews. Castleconnell won the women’s junior 18 quadruple, another competitive event, with 10 crews completing the course. Both clubs did well over the two days, as did Three Castles, Methodist College, Belfast, Cork and Commercial, whose senior men’s eight took second on the Sunday.

Ghent Spring Regatta, Belgium (Selected Results; Irish interest):

Saturday

Men

Sculling, Quadruple: 3 Lagan Scullers. Junior: 5 Three Castles.

Double – Jun: 3 Three Castles (L Flynn, A Keogh)

Single – Jun: 5 Cork (P Beechinor) 7:41.32.

Women

Eight – Junior: 1 Commercial 7:25.17.

Four – Jun: 1 Castleconnell 7:32.0, 2 Commercial 7:37.27.

Pair - Senior: 2 Anna Liffey (C Dempsey, D Maguire). Under-23: Cork (J Duggan, C O’Sullivan) 8:11.24. Junior: 1 Cork (J Duggan, C O’Sullivan) 7:59.94, 2 Castleconnell (L O’Brien, N Kiely) 8:04.33.

Sculling

Double – Junior: 5 Carlow.

Lightweight Single: 2 Skibbereen (O Hayes). Under-23: 1 Carlow (K Egan) 8:49.25. Junior: 6 Carlow (S Scully).  

Sunday

Men

Eight – Senior: 2 Commercial. Four, coxed- Jun 18: 2 Methodist College, Belfast. Junior 16: 2 Castleconnell.  

Sculling, Quadruple: 2 Three Castles.

Double – Jun 18: 4 Cork (Beechinor, M Cronin) 7:08.14.

Single – Under-23 Lightweight: 2 Castleconnell (B Frohburg). Jun 18: 3 Three Castles (Flynn), 5 Three Castles (Tiarnan McKnight), 6 Three Castles (Keogh).   

Women

Four – Jun: 1 Commercial 7:41.73, 2 Castleconnell.

Pair – Sen: 3 Anna Liffey (Dempsey, Maguire). Under-23: Cork (Duggan, O’Sullivan) 8:47.59. Jun: Cork (Duggan, O’Sullivan) 8:12.36, 3 Commercial.

Sculling, Quadruple – Jun 18: 1 Castleconnell 7:21.72. Jun 16: 3 Castleconnell, 4 Carlow.  

Double – Jun 18: 1 Carlow (Scully, Egan) 7:58.26.

Single – Lightweight: 2 Skibbereen (Hayes). Lwt U-23: 1 Carlow (Egan) 8:56.71. Jun 18: 3 Carlow (Scully); 5 Cork (H Gahan).

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#Rowing: Skibbereen took two titles and NUIG took three from the second set of finals on the third day of the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre.

Gary O’Donovan and Denise Walsh had very easy wins in the bright sunshine in the finals of the lightweight single sculls. NUIG’s victories – which bring them to eight so far – came in the men’s intermediate pair, where they were tested by Shandon; the women’s intermediate coxed four and the men’s club coxed four.

NUIG Inter Pair beat Shandon ChampsNUIG celebrate after beating Shandon in the intermediate men's pair

Eliza O’Reilly and Gill McGirr have been the best junior pair in the country this year and the Fermoy crew proved it with their convincing win. Daire Lynch was similarly emphatic as he took the intermediate single sculls title for Clonmel.

Fermoy WJ2 Win at ChampsFermoy on their way to winning the women's junior pair

Rory Quinn and Oisin Clune of Three Castles added another win to the one they had earlier taken in the junior quadruple when they won the junior double.

Irish Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Day Three (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Novice: Queen’s 6:21.56.

Four – Club, coxed: NUIG A 6:43.38.

Pair – Inter: NUIG 6:56.09

Sculling, Quadruple – Junior: 1 Three Castles 6:21.53, 2 Shandon 6:22.75, 3 Clonmel 6:23.05.

Double – Junior: Three Castles A 6:50.22.

Single – Lightweight: Skibbereen (G O’Donovan) 7:22.32. Inter: Clonmel (D Lynch) 7:10.25.

Women

Four – Inter, coxed: NUIG 7:23.65.

Pair – Senior: UCD (A Crowley, E Lambe) 7:37.41. Junior: Fermoy 7:53.37.

Sculling, Single – Senior: Old Collegians (S Pupsure) 8:02.64. Lightweight: Skibbereen (D Walsh) 8:09.96. Club One: Carlow (C Nolan) 8:15.22.

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#Rowing: Three Castles won a thrilling final of the men's junior quadruple sculls at the Irish Rowing Championships this morning. They had just a second to spare over Shandon, who were just ahead of Clonmel. The crew of Aaron Keogh, who is the youngest, Tadgh McKnight, Rory Quinn and Oisin Clune were the first winners of the day, as theirs was one of the finals deferred from the Saturday session.

 Irish Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Day Three (Selected Results)

Men

Junior Quadruple: 1 Three Castles 6:21.53,

2 Shandon 6:22.75

3 Clonmel 6:23.05

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#Rowing: NUIG carried off the men’s and women’s senior eights at the Lough Rynn Regatta in Leitrim today. Enniskillen, the former Portora, won the men’s and women’s junior 18 titles. While the morning session had run off on time and with little disruption, the weather changed for the worse in the afternoon, with squalls and bouts of heavy rain. The programme ran late and junior 15 and junior 16 events were cancelled.

A composite crew from UCC and Shandon won the men’s senior double, while the Three Castles duo of Rory Quinn and Oisin Clune of Three Castles won the junior double.

Lough Rynn Regatta, Leitrim (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Senior: 1 NUIG, 2 UCD. Intermediate: 1 UCD, 2 Commercial, 3 NUIG A. Jun 18: 1 Enniskillen, 2 Neptune, 3 Commercial. Club/Jun 16: NUIG. Masters: Athlone (f).

Four – Senior: 1 NUIG, 2 Enniskillen, Cork. Inter, coxed: 1 NUIG A, 2 Commercial, 3 Skibbereen. Club, coxed: 1 NUIG A, 2 NUIG B, 3 Enniskillen. Junior, coxed: 1 Enniskillen, 2 Methodist, 3 Commercial. Masters, coxed: Neptune A (e).

Pair – Inter: 1 Commercial A, 2 St Michael’s, 3 Belfast BC. Jun 18: 1 Commercial B, 2 Commercial A, 3 Commercial C.

Sculling, Quadruple – Club, coxed: 1 Carlow, 2 Enniskillen, 3 Col Iognaid. Jun 16, coxed: 1 Castleconnell. Sculling, Masters: City of Derry.

Double – Sen: 1 Shandon/UCC, 2 Castleconnell, 3 Shandon. Jun 18: 1 Three Castles A, 2 Castleconnell B. Club: 1 Portadown, 2 Clonmel, 3 St Joseph’s. Jun 16: Three Castles.

Single – Sen: 1 Skibbereen (K Mannix), 2 Skibbereen (J Lupton) 3 UCC (R Byrne). Intermediate: 1 Skibbereen (Mannix), 2 Carlow (Murphy), 3 Shandon (O’Sullivan). Masters b and c: Galway (Walkowiak); c: Clonmel (McGrath); d: Carlow (O’Brien): e: Galway (D Crowley); g and h: Belfast BC (Lockwood).

Women

Eight – Sen: 1 NUIG, 2 Commercial. Inter: 1 NUIG, 2 NUIG B. Nov: 1 Galway, 2 Enniskillen. Club: 1 NUIG A, 2 NUIG B. Jun 18: 1 Enniskillen, 2 Bann, 3 Col Iognaid. Jun 16: St Michael’s. Masters: Belfast BC (e). Jun 15: Enniskillen A.

Four – Sen: 1 Cork, 2 Commercial, 3 NUIG. Jun 18A:1 Enniskillen, 2 Commercial, 3 Col Iognaid. Inter, Club, Jun 16, coxed: NUIG (inter).

Pair – Senior/Inter: 1 Bann (inter), 2 Cork, 3 Belfast.

Sculling, Quadruple – Nov, coxed: 1 Neptune, 2 Galway, 3 King’s Hospital. Club, coxed: 1 Methodist, 2 King’s Hos, 3 Commercial. Jun 18: 1 Clonmel, 2 Belfast BC, Portadown, Bann (sen). 3 Comercial. Masters, coxed: Belfast BC. Jun 16: Castleconnell.

Double – Sen: 1 Neptune, 2 Carlow/Kenmare, 3 Garda/NUIG. Club: 1 Bann, 2 St Michael’s, 3 Carlow. Jun: 1 Castleconnell, 2 Commercial, 3 Portadown. Masters: Tribesmen A (d).

Single – Sen: 1 Cork (L Dilleen), 2 Skibbereen (L Heaphy), 3 Queen’s (O Blundell). Inter: 1 Bann (A O’Donovan), 2 Neptune (C Feerick), 3 Skibberee (L Heaphy). Jun 18: 1 Bann (H Scott), 2 Carlow (C Nolan), 3 Col Iognaid (Nic Dhonncha). Masters: City of Derry (M Nic Bhloscaidh; a).

 

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#Rowing: Irish clubs had some excellent placings on Saturday at the Ghent International May Regatta in Belgium. Commercial and Neptune finished first and second in the junior men’s eight and Commercial also finished second in the women’s junior eight and four, and second and third in the junior women’s pair. The Three Castles junior double of Rory Quinn and Oisin Clune took silver – second of 47 crews which competed. New Ross were the second-placed crew in the junior quadruple.

In the adult events, which generally had smaller entries, St Michael’s had wins through Declan O’Connor, Ben McKeon and Colm Garvey, while Skibbereen’s Orla Hayes won the lightweight women’s single. Sam McKeown of Queen’s University finished second to Dave Bell of Molesey in the senior single sculls.

Ghent International May Regatta, Belgium (Irish interest; selected results; Saturday)

Men

Eight – Junior: 1 Commercial 6:42.02, 2 Neptune 6:47.0.

Four – Junior: 2 Commercial 7:01.64. Four, coxed – Junior: 2 Neptune 7:13.78.

Pair – Senior: 1 Commercial (D Joyce, M Maher) 7:45.01 Under-23 (Two Crews): 1 St Michael’s (B McKeon, C Garvey) 8:22.06, 2 St Michael’s (T McKeon, D O’Byrne) 8:23.88. Lightweight Pair: 1 St Michael’s (B McKeon, C Garvey) 8:09.34. Junior: 2 St Michael’s (T McKeon, D O’Byrne) 7:36.89.

Quadruple – Junior: 2 Three Castles 6:48.14.

Double – Junior: 2 Three Castles (R Quinn, O Clune) 7:18.24.

Single – Senior: 2 Queen’s (S McKeown) 8:03.56. Lightweight: 1 St Michael’s (D O’Connor) 7:05.24. Under-23 Lightweight: 3 Queen’s (M Taylor) 8:13.94.

Women

Eight – Junior: 2 Commercial 7:52.67, 3 Cork BC 8:04.40.

Four – Junior: 2 Commercial 8:18.63, 3 New Ross 8:27.38.

Pair – Senior: 3 Commercial (H O’Neill, G Crowe) 9:06.60. Junior: 2 Commercial (A Keogh, S Maxwell) 8:57.17, 3 Commercial (G McNamara, K Dolan) 9:03.31.

Sculling – Quadruple – Junior: 2 New Ross 7:52.00.

Lightweight Single: 1 Skibbereen (O Hayes) 8:52.88.

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#ROWING:In one of the closest races of a long day, Castleconnell beat Commercial by one foot in the men’s junior 18A quadruple sculls at Athlone Regatta at Coosan Point. Becky Quinn of Three Castles won the women’s senior single sculls and Patrick Munnelly of the host club won the men’s junior 18 single sculls.  Bann won the women’s junior 18 eight. In the men’s junior 16 eight, St Joseph’s beat Portora. The senior events were not well supported.

 

Event NameCrew nameRace Position
Mens Senior 2- Neptune Row over
Shannon Row over
   
Mens Senior 1X Athlone, Munnelly, P Did not start
Garda, Kelly, D Did not start
Neptune, Bailey, M Did not start
   
Mens Intermediate 8+ Cork Row over (private race)
   
Mens Intermediate 4+ Cork Row over (private race)
UCDBC A Did not start (private race)
UCDBC B Did not start (private race)
   
Mens Intermediate 2- Neptune 1st
Shannon 2nd
Commercial 3rd
   
Mens Intermediate 2X Garda 1st
Shandon 2nd
Lee 3rd
Commercial Competed
Sligo Competed
QUBBC A Did not start
QUBBC B Did not start
   
Mens Intermediate 1X Shandon, Merz, C 1st
Lee, O'Sullivan, D 2nd
Commercial, Healy, J 3rd
Athlone, Munnelly, P Competed
Garda, Allen, R Competed
Lee, Hill, R Competed
Offaly, Gannon, A Did not start
   
Mens Club 2 8+ Shandon Row over (private race)
UCDBC Did not start (private race)
   
Mens Club 2 4X+ Carlow 1st
Athlone 2nd
Commercial 3rd
   
Mens Club 2 1X Cappoquin, Aherne, S 1st
Clonmel, Lynch, D 2nd
Carrick, Earley, T 3rd
Castleconn, Mozdzer, A 4th
Athlone, Maloney, M Competed
Commercial, Healy, J Competed
Commercial, Henry, T Competed
Commercial, McMorrough, P Competed
Lee, Fitzgerald, R Competed
Lee, Sutton, H Did not start
Offaly, Hogan, S Did not start
QUBBC, Lopez, D Did not start
QUBBC, Martin, P Did not start
   
Mens Novice 4X+ Neptune Row over (private race)
QUBBC Did not start (private race)
   
Mens Masters 8+ Commercial / Neptune / Belfast BC / Galway / LEBC (d 436) 1st
OCBC (e 459) 2nd
Bann (d 404) 3rd
Neptune (d 413) 4th
   
Mens Masters 4+ Galway (d 203) 1st
Neptune (e 223) 2nd
Shandon (c 174) 2nd
Bann A (c 184) 3rd
Bann B (e 220) Competed
OCBC (e 220) Competed
   
Mens Masters 1X Athlone, Gallen, P (f) Competed
C of Derry, D'Urso, G (e) Competed
Commercial, Crowley, D (d) Competed
Commercial, Heavey, M (e) Competed
Galway, Heaney, S (d) Competed
Offaly, Hogan, S (a) Competed
Shandon, Diffley, R (a) Competed
Shandon, O'Flynn, B (b) Competed
SMRC, McDonnell, S (b) Competed
   
Mens J18A 8+ SMRC Row over (private race)
   
Mens J18A 4+ Bann 1st
Athlunkard 2nd
Cork Competed
Pres Cork Competed
SMRC A Competed
SMRC B Competed
   
Mens J18A 4X- Castleconn 1st
Commercial 2nd
Lee 3rd
Bann 4th
Pres Cork Competed
   
Mens J18A 2- Bann 1st
Athlunkard A 2nd
Athlunkard B Competed
   
Mens J18A 2X Shandon 1st
Castleconn A 2nd
Lee B 3rd
Bann Competed
Cappoquin Competed
Castleconn B Competed
Clonmel Competed
Commercial Competed
Neptune Competed
Pres Cork A Competed
Pres Cork B Competed
Sligo Competed
SMRC Competed
Lee A Did not start
   
Mens J18A 1X Athlone, Munnelly, P 1st
Bann, Mitchell, D 2nd
Athlone, Hannon, B Competed
Carlow, Byrne, S Competed
Carlow, Kelly, C Competed
Castleconn, McKeon, M Competed
Castleconn, Silke, P Competed
Clonmel, Lonergan, S Competed
Commercial, Baskerville, R Competed
Commercial, Beggan, N Competed
KHBC, Little, O Competed
Lee, Deasy, H Competed
Lee, Larkin, D Competed
Neptune, Newcombe, L Competed
Neptune, Thompson, H Competed
Sligo, Hough, C Competed
Sligo, Smith, B Competed
Carrick, Earley, T Did not start
   
Mens J18B 4X+ Athlone 1st
Pres Cork 2nd
SMRC 3rd
   
Mens J16 8+ St Josephs 1st
Portora 2nd
SMRC A 3rd
SMRC B Competed
   
Mens J16 4X+ Cork 1st
3 Castles 2nd
Pres Cork 3rd
Athlone Competed
Carlow A Competed
Carlow B Competed
Commercial Competed
Neptune Competed
Portora Competed
SMRC A Competed
SMRC B Competed
SMRC C Competed
   
Mens J16 2X 3 Castles B 1st
3 Castles A 2nd
Athlone Competed
Carlow A Competed
Carlow B Competed
Carlow C Competed
Carlow D Competed
Commercial A Competed
Commercial B Competed
Cork Competed
Lee Competed
Neptune Competed
Offaly A Competed
Offaly B Competed
Pres Cork A Competed
Pres Cork B Competed
SMRC Competed
Shandon A Did not start
Shandon B Did not start
Shandon C Did not start
St Josephs Did not start
   
Mens J16 1X Carlow, O'Brien, R 1st
Lee, Jackson, P 2nd
Lee, Murphy, T 3rd
Athlone, Byrne, M Competed
Cappoquin, Ballegaard, J Competed
Carlow, Duggan, R Competed
Carlow, Dunne, A Competed
Castleconn, Meehan, D Competed
Commercial, Field, O Competed
Commercial, Meehan, E Competed
Commercial, O Toole, O Competed
Commercial, O'Neill, J Competed
Offaly, Cumming, B Competed
3 Castles, Irwin, A Competed
   
Mens J15 8+ Portora 1st
Pres Cork 2nd
   
Mens J15 4X+ Shandon 1st
Commercial 2nd
Neptune 3rd
Carlow Competed
Galway Competed
Portora Competed
Pres Cork A Competed
Pres Cork B Competed
SMRC Competed
Cappoquin Did not start
St Josephs A Did not start
St Josephs B Did not start
   
Mens J15 2X Shandon A 1st
Shandon B 2nd
Commercial 3rd
Athlone Competed
Carlow Competed
Neptune Competed
Portora Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Mens J15 1X Carlow, Kelly, C Competed
Carlow, Mead, H Competed
Commercial, Holton, A Competed
Commercial, Lynch, C Competed
CRCC, Allison, M Competed
Lee, Murphy, T Competed
Offaly, Brennan, C Competed
Offaly, Cumming, O Competed
Portora, Blake, R Competed
Portora, Kennedy, J Competed
Portora, McBrien, M Competed
Portora, McCutcheon, A Competed
Shandon, Arrigan, J Competed
Shandon, Byrne, A Competed
Shandon, Gaffney, E Competed
Shandon, O'Neill, S Competed
Shandon, Ronayne, W Competed
SMRC, O'Byrne, D Competed
SMRC, Spelman, R Competed
Carlow, Keating, J Did not start
   
Mens J14 4X+ St Josephs A 1st
Shandon 2nd
Portora 3rd
CRCC 4th
St Josephs B Did not start
St Josephs C Did not start
   
Mens J14 2X Shandon B 1st
3 Castles 2nd
Shandon A 3rd
Bann Competed
Cappoquin Competed
Carlow Competed
CRCC Competed
St Josephs Did not start
   
Mens J14 1X Bann, Clark, T Competed
Carlow, Slattery, H Competed
CRCC, O Muirnin, T Competed
Portora, Balcombe, S Competed
Portora, Bell, A Competed
Portora, Stewart, C Competed
Portora, Stewart, M Competed
Shandon, Cosgrave, D Competed
Shandon, Leggett, J Competed
3 Castles, Flynn, L Competed
3 Castles, Keogh, A Competed
St Josephs, Bradley, B Did not start
St Josephs, Daly, A Did not start
St Josephs, Harry, H Did not start
   
Womens Senior 1X 3 Castles, Quinn, B 1st
Garda, Gannon, L 2nd
SMRC, O'Sullivan, A 3rd
Commercial, Edwards, C Competed
   
Womens Intermediate 4+ Bann 1st
Garda 2nd
Commercial Competed
   
Womens Intermediate 2X Garda 1st
SMRC 2nd
Castleconn 3rd
Carlow Competed
Commercial Competed
   
Womens Club 2 8+ Neptune Row over (private race)
Commercial Did not start (private race)
   
Womens Club 2 4X+ Commercial 1st
Cappoquin 2nd
   
Womens Club 2 1X Lee, Keane, F 1st
Lee, Row-Ham, C 2nd
Garda, Moore, M 3rd
Lee, Brozio, M Competed
Lee, Murphy, C Competed
3 Castles, Greve O' Meara, J Competed
Garda, Galvin, L Did not start
   
Womens Novice 4X+ NUIG 1st
Castleconn 2nd
Sligo 3rd
   
Womens J18A 8+ Bann 1st
SMRC 2nd
Portora 3rd
   
Womens J18A 4- Bann 1st
SMRC 2nd
   
Womens J18A 4X- Lee 1st
Bann 2nd
Carlow 3rd
Cork Competed
   
Womens J18A 2- Cork 1st
Lee 2nd
   
Womens J18A 2X Lee A 1st
Neptune 2nd
Lee B 3rd
Cork A Competed
Cork B Competed
Offaly Competed
   
Womens J18A 1X Offaly, Mooney, A 1st
SMRC, Murphy, S 2nd
Neptune, Feerick, C 3rd
Cappoquin, Murphy, L Competed
Lee, Brozio, M Competed
Lee, Cummins, E Competed
Lee, Keane, F Competed
Lee, McMcguire, C Competed
Lee, Murphy, C Competed
Lee, Row-Ham, C Competed
Shandon, Keeley, F Competed
Shandon, Power, F Competed
Athlone, Faller, U Did not start
Athlone, Lemass, C Did not start
Carrick, Duggan, T Did not start
Neptune, Byrne, A Did not start
Offaly, Murphy, A Did not start
   
Womens J18B 4X+ Carlow 1st
Cork 2nd
Athlone Competed
Neptune Competed
   
Womens J16 8+ Commercial 1st
Portora 2nd
Shandon 3rd
   
Womens J16 4X+ Commercial 1st
Carlow 2nd
Cork 3rd
Athlone A Competed
Athlone B Competed
Shandon A Competed
Shandon B Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Womens J16 2X Cork 1st
SMRC A 2nd
Carlow 3rd
Athlone A Competed
Athlone B Competed
Cappoquin Competed
Sligo Competed
SMRC B Competed
   
Womens J16 1X Castleconn, Hogan, N 1st
Carrick, Duggan, T 2nd
Carlow, Webster, C 3rd
Cork, Dupuis, H Competed
Cork, Mackey, J Competed
Cork, Mallen, V Competed
Cork, McCarthy, C Competed
Cork, Murphy, S Competed
Offaly, McKeagney, E Competed
   
Womens J15 8+ Portora Row over (private race)
   
Womens J15 4X+ Cork A 1st
Carlow 3rd
Shandon 3rd
Athlone Competed
Cork B Competed
Galway Competed
Portora Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Womens J15 2X Cork A 1st
Cork B 2nd
Athlone Competed
Galway Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Womens J15 1X Shandon, Crowley, J 1st
Commercial, McCannon, S 2nd
SMRC, McMahon Lowe, C 3rd
Commercial, O Toole, D Competed
Shandon, Dineen, M Competed
Shandon, Harrington, J Competed
   
Womens J14 4X+ Bann 1st
Carlow 2nd
Athlone 3rd
Portora Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Womens J14 2X Cork 1st
Athlone A 2nd
Athlone B Competed
CRCC Competed
Offaly Competed
SMRC Competed
   
Womens J14 1X Athlone, Cooke, L Competed
Athlone, Donovan, H Competed
Commercial, McCannon, S Competed
Commercial, O Toole, D Competed
Cork, Duggan, J Competed
Cork, O'Sullivan, C Competed
CRCC, Comber, H Competed
CRCC, Hartigan, E Competed
Offaly, Murphy, A Competed
Portora, Conway, R Competed
Portora, Hutton, D Competed
Portora, Mackin, M Competed
Portora, Wilson, V Competed
SMRC, Prendergast, G Did not start
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#ROWING: The Lady Elizabeth coxed four and single sculler Anthony English both qualified for the main draw at Henley Royal Regatta today. The Lady Elizabeth crew of Brendan Smyth, Stuart King, Peter Waldron, David Meehan and cox Brendan Farrell will compete in the Britannia, while English, who has been based in Nottingham, is set for the the Diamond Sculls. It is the premier event for single scullers.

A number of Irish crews were not asked to pre-qualify. The Trinity senior eight will compete in the Temple Cup; Queen’s University have a quadruple scull in the Prince of Wales; Dave Neale and Eimantas Grigalius of Three Castles are entered in the Double Sculls.

Henley Royal Regatta – Qualifiers (Irish interest)

Diamond Sculls: A English

Britannia (Fours, coxed): Lady Elizabeth

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#IrishRowingChampionships: Alan Martin won his eighth senior fours title as Gráinne Mhaol laid down a marker for the senior eights on the first day of the the Irish Rowing Championships in Cork today. The experienced crew of Martin, Dave Mannion, Cormac Folan and James Wall were quickly joined by another Gráinne Mhaol winner in Niall Kenny, taking his second successive title in the lightweight single sculls.

Trinity brought their tally of wins up to three when the men’s novice eight and women’s intermediate eight added to the earlier win by the women’s intermediate pair. Three Castles matched their surprise win in the men’s senior double with a more predictable victory in the women’s double by Eimear Moran and Helen Walshe.

Skibbereen’s junior women’s four gave them their only Championship win of the day, while St Joseph’s of Galway took the junior men’s eight – their third in-a-row.

Irish Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods, Day One (Selected Results; Finals)

Men

Eight, Junior: 1 St Joseph’s 6:49, 2 Portora 6:54, 3 Neptune 6:58. Novice: 1 Trinity 6:50, 2 UCD 6:56, 3 UCC 7:01.

Four – Senior: 1 Grainne Mhaol (D Mannion, A Martin, C Folan, J Wall) 6:51, 2 St Michael’s 6:59, 3 UCD 7:00.

Intermediate, coxed: 1 UCC 7:14, 2 NUIG A 7:20, 3 Trinity A 7:22.

Sculling, Double – Senior: 1 Three Castles (R Corcoran, E Grigalius) 7:09.86, 3 Commercial 7:17.43, 3 Skibbereen 7:17.51.

Single – Senior Lightweight: 1 Grainne Mhaol (N Kenny) 8:09, 2 Clonmel (A Prendergast) 8:19, 3 Skibbereen (A Burns) 8:30.

Junior 18: 1 Shannon (C Carmody) 8:43, 2 St Michael’s (O’Malley) 8:48, 3 Belfast BC (McKillan) 9:05.

Women

Eight, Intermediate: 1 Trinity 7:47, 2 Galway RC 7:49, 3 UCD A 7:50.

Four – Senior: 1 Cork/NUIG (F Judge, M O’Neill, A Wickham, L Dilleen) 7:33.22, 2 Skibbereen/Killorglin 7:33.52, 3 St Michael’s 7:25.21. Novice, coxed: 1 Commercial 8:11, 2 NUIG 8:14, 3 Queen’s 8:24. Junior: 1 Skibbereen 8:18, 2 Cork BC 8:29, 3 St Michael’s 8:40.

Pair – Intermediate: 1 Trinity (G Crowe, S O’Brien) 9:22, 2 St Michael’s 9:42, 3 Commercial 9:47.

Sculling, Double – Senior: 1 Three Castles (H Walshe, E Moran) 8:13, 2 St Michael’s 8:25.

Junior: 1 Belfast BC (J English, B Jacques) 8:21, 2 Cork BC 8:32, 3 Castleconnell 8:41.

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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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