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#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won her heat of the single sculls at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja regatta in Italy, qualifying for Saturday’s A Final. The Ireland sculler had over a second to spare over second-placed Milda Valciukaite of Lithuania, an Olympic bronze medallist in the double in 2016. Emily Hegarty and Aifric Keogh qualified for the A Final of the pair with third in their heat, while Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley won a three-boat exhibition race in the women’s double.

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Ireland took two bronze medals at the Memorial Paolo D’Aloja International Regatta in Piediluco, Italy today. The men’s lightweight double scull of Mark O’Donovan and Niall Kenny took their second medal in two days, while women’s single sculler Sanita Puspure improved on her fifth placing in Saturday’s competition.

Memorial Paolo D’Aloja International Regatta, Piediluco, Italy Day Three, Sunday (Selected Results)

Men Lightweight Double Scull – A Final: 1 Spain 6:58.11, 2 Switzerland 7:00.06, 3 Ireland (M O’Donovan, N Kenny) 7:00.52.

Lightweight Single Scull – A Final: 1 Italy 7:33.80; 6 Ireland (M Maher) 7:59.96.

Women Single Scull – A Final: 1 Sweden (F Svensson) 8:31.39, 2 Lithuania (D Vistartaite) 8:31.65, 3 Ireland (S Puspure) 8:39.49; 4 Italy (G Bascelli) 8:45.25, 5 Lithuania (L Saltyte) 8:56.34.

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ROWING: Ireland will have three finalists tomorrow (Sunday) at the Memorial Paolo D’Aloja international regatta in Piediluco in Italy. Sanita Puspure, in the women’s single scull, and the lightweight double of Mark O’Donovan and Niall Kenny won their heats today, and Michael Maher was third in his heat of the lightweight single scull. Memorial Paolo D’Aloja International Regatta, Piediluco, Italy, Saturday (Heats for Sunday’s Finals) Men Double Sculls – Heat Three: 4 Queen’s (C Williamson, R O’Connor) 6:40.57. Lightweight Double Scull – Heat Two: 1 Ireland (M O’Donovan, N Kenny) 6:46.34. Lightweight Single Scull – Heat One: 1 Greece 7:18.24; 5 Ireland (J Ryan) 7:27.79. Heat Two: 1 Italy 7:13.87; 3 Ireland (M Maher) 7:21.75; 4 Queen’s (D Evans) 7:28.86. Women Single Sculls – Heat Two: 1 Ireland (S Puspure) 8:01.06.
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ROWING: The Ireland lightweight men’s double took a bronze medal and Sanita Puspure finished fifth in the women’s single on the first day of A Finals at the Memorial Paolo D’Aloja international regatta in Piediluco in Italy today.

This was a first medal in a senior event for the lightweight double of Mark O’Donovan and Niall Kenny, who hope to represent Ireland at next month’s Olympic Qualifier in Lucerne. They did it by maintaining a high rate through a race which was won by Nuno Mendes and Pedro Fraga of Portugal – a crew which qualified for London 2012 by finishing 10th at last year’s World Championships.

Puspure, who is also targeting the Qualifiers, finished third in a group of three which disputed third in the closing stages of her race, with a second covering all three crews. The race was won by Serbia’s Iva Obradovic.

Justin Ryan finished fourth in the A Final of the lightweight single scull. The race was won by Lorenzo Bertini of Italy.

Memorial Paolo D’Aloja International Regatta, Piediluco, Italy

Day Two - Saturday (Selected Results)

Men

Lightweight Double Scull – A Final: 1 Portugal (N Mendes, P Fraga) 6:30.21, 2 Spain 6:32.14, 3 Ireland (M O’Donovan, N Kenny) 6:34.26.

Lightweight Single Scull – A Final: 1 Italy Two (L Bertini) 7:11.50, 2 Italy (L La Padula) 7:14.10, 3 Egypt (AM Massoud) 7:18.50; 4 Ireland (J Ryan) 7:24.39.

Women

Single Scull – A Final: 1 Serbia (I Obradovic) 7:36.94, 2 Lithuania (D Vistartaite) 7:42.03, 3 Sweden (F Svensson) 7:45.34); 4 Serbia (I Filipovic) 7:46.18, 5 Ireland (S Puspure) 7:46.20.

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ROWING: Ireland’s two Olympic-class crews, the lightweight men’s double of Mark O’Donovan and Niall Kenny and single sculler Sanita Puspure, qualified for today’s first day of finals at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja in Piediluco. Both finished second in their heats. Justin Ryan’s third place in the heat of the lightweight single scull also saw him qualify.

 The lightweight women's double scull of Claire Lambe and Siobhan McCrohan, who were entered in this event, were withdrawn and will also not go forward to the Olympic Qualifier next month. The head of the High Performance programme, Martin McElroy, said the crew had had consistent difficulities with making the required weight.

Memorial Paolo D’Aloja International Regatta, Piediluco, Italy

Heats (first three to today’s finals)

Men

Double Sculls – Heat One 1 Italy Four 6:35.41; 6 Queen’s University (Ireland) 6:56.68.

Lightweight Double Sculls – Heat Two: 1 Portugal 6:53.66, 2 Ireland (M O’Donovan, N Kenny) 6:55.08.

Lightweight Single Sculls – Heat One: 1 Italy (L Bertini) 7:46.06; 3 Ireland (J Ryan) 7:52.75; 4 Queen’s (D Evans) 7:57.75. Heat Two: 4 Ireland (M Maher) 7:51.85.

Women

Single Sculls – Heat One: 1 Serbia (I Obradovic) 8:19.01 2 Ireland (S Puspure) 8:24.84.

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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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