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# 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
Published in Rowing

Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in Ireland Information

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity to save lives at sea in the waters of UK and Ireland. Funded principally by legacies and donations, the RNLI operates a fleet of lifeboats, crewed by volunteers, based at a range of coastal and inland waters stations. Working closely with UK and Ireland Coastguards, RNLI crews are available to launch at short notice to assist people and vessels in difficulties.

RNLI was founded in 1824 and is based in Poole, Dorset. The organisation raised €210m in funds in 2019, spending €200m on lifesaving activities and water safety education. RNLI also provides a beach lifeguard service in the UK and has recently developed an International drowning prevention strategy, partnering with other organisations and governments to make drowning prevention a global priority.

Irish Lifeboat Stations

There are 46 lifeboat stations on the island of Ireland, with an operational base in Swords, Co Dublin. Irish RNLI crews are tasked through a paging system instigated by the Irish Coast Guard which can task a range of rescue resources depending on the nature of the emergency.

Famous Irish Lifeboat Rescues

Irish Lifeboats have participated in many rescues, perhaps the most famous of which was the rescue of the crew of the Daunt Rock lightship off Cork Harbour by the Ballycotton lifeboat in 1936. Spending almost 50 hours at sea, the lifeboat stood by the drifting lightship until the proximity to the Daunt Rock forced the coxswain to get alongside and successfully rescue the lightship's crew.

32 Irish lifeboat crew have been lost in rescue missions, including the 15 crew of the Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) lifeboat which capsized while attempting to rescue the crew of the SS Palme on Christmas Eve 1895.

FAQs

While the number of callouts to lifeboat stations varies from year to year, Howth Lifeboat station has aggregated more 'shouts' in recent years than other stations, averaging just over 60 a year.

Stations with an offshore lifeboat have a full-time mechanic, while some have a full-time coxswain. However, most lifeboat crews are volunteers.

There are 46 lifeboat stations on the island of Ireland

32 Irish lifeboat crew have been lost in rescue missions, including the 15 crew of the Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) lifeboat which capsized while attempting to rescue the crew of the SS Palme on Christmas Eve 1895

In 2019, 8,941 lifeboat launches saved 342 lives across the RNLI fleet.

The Irish fleet is a mixture of inshore and all-weather (offshore) craft. The offshore lifeboats, which range from 17m to 12m in length are either moored afloat, launched down a slipway or are towed into the sea on a trailer and launched. The inshore boats are either rigid or non-rigid inflatables.

The Irish Coast Guard in the Republic of Ireland or the UK Coastguard in Northern Ireland task lifeboats when an emergency call is received, through any of the recognised systems. These include 999/112 phone calls, Mayday/PanPan calls on VHF, a signal from an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) or distress signals.

The Irish Coast Guard is the government agency responsible for the response to, and co-ordination of, maritime accidents which require search and rescue operations. To carry out their task the Coast Guard calls on their own resources – Coast Guard units manned by volunteers and contracted helicopters, as well as "declared resources" - RNLI lifeboats and crews. While lifeboats conduct the operation, the coordination is provided by the Coast Guard.

A lifeboat coxswain (pronounced cox'n) is the skipper or master of the lifeboat.

RNLI Lifeboat crews are required to follow a particular development plan that covers a pre-agreed range of skills necessary to complete particular tasks. These skills and tasks form part of the competence-based training that is delivered both locally and at the RNLI's Lifeboat College in Poole, Dorset

 

While the RNLI is dependent on donations and legacies for funding, they also need volunteer crew and fund-raisers.

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