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#Rowing: UCD’s senior eight beat Trinity by two and a quarter lengths at Trinity Regatta today. The very strong crew, stroked by David O’Malley, fashioned a lead after the second bend and held off the hosts. This may be the last time this crew rows together competitively as O’Malley, Shane Mulvaney and Shane O’Connell (who did now row at Trinity) will be called up for international duty.

In a cracking junior 18 eight final, Commercial just pipped neighbours and rivals Neptune. Garda’s Damien Kelly and Piers Ryan won the senior doubles race. Commercial, who won the women’s senior eight, also took the women’s junior 18 eight.

Trinity Regatta, Islandbridge (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Senior: UCD bt Trinity, 2 ¼ l. Club: Trinity bt UCD did not finish. Inter: UCD bt Cork BC row over. Novice: Queen’s bt Trinity easily. Junior: Commercial bt Neptune half canvas. Masters: Neptune bt Commercial ½ l.

Four – Inter, coxed: UCD bt Cork row over. Club, coxed: Neptune bt UCD A disq. Masters, coxed: Neptune bt Graiguenamanagh easily. Junior, coxed: Commercial bt Neptune row over.

Pair – Senior: UCD bt KSRV Nord easily

Sculling,

Quadruple – Nov, coxed: Commercial bt Sligo easily. Jun 18B, coxed: Commercial bt Blackrock easily. Jun 16: Commercial bt Three Castles 2l.

Double – Senior: Garda bt Tralee/Shandon 3/4l

Single – Inter: Sligo (Patterson) bt Commercial (Casey) easily. Club One: Portadown (N Hull) bt Shannon (C Carmody) 2 ½ l. Jun 18: Neptune (J Butler) bt Commercial (K Brown) 4l. Jun 16: Three Castles (Keogh) bt Three Castles (Flynn) easily. Masters: Athlone bt Commercial 3l.

Women

Eight – Senior: Commercial bt Trinity 3 ½ l Club, coxed: Commercial bt Trinity 2l. Nov: Trinity A bt KSRV Njord 2l. Jun 18: Commercial bt Graiguenamanagh easily. Jun 16: Graiguenamanagh bt Athlone easily.

Four – Inter, coxed: Trinity B bt Trinity A 1l. Club, coxed: Commercial B t Commercial A 3l.

Sculling – Quadruple – Novice, coxed: Commercial bt UCD easily.

Double - Senior: Neptune bt KSRV Njord easily.

Single – Inter: Neptune (Feerick) bt Athlone (Curley) easily. Club: Neptune (A Clark) bt Garda (J Ryan) 3l. Nov: Commercial (Ballot) bt Graiguenamanagh (B Hennessy) 3l. Jun 16: Neptune (Clarke) bt Neptune (Daymon) 2l.

Published in Rowing

Rowing: Thirty nine senior and under-23 competitors and 59 juniors have been invited to attend the Ireland trials on March 25th and 26th

Most competed at the recent Ireland trials, though David O’Malley, who could not attend, and the Spain-based Oisin and Dervla Forde have been asked to attend in March.  

Invitees to Ireland Trial, March 25th and 26th:

Men – Single, Heavyweight: S McKeown T Oliver. Under-23: D Lynch, K Mannix, D Begley, R Byrne, D Buckley, E Whittle. Lightweight: P O’ Donovan, G O’ Donovan, C Beck, D O’Connor, N O’Reilly, A Burns, L Keane. Under-23: A Goff, C Hennessy, S O’Connor, N Beggan, M Taylor, J McCarthy, F McCarthy, S O’Connell.

Pair – Lightweight: S O’Driscoll, M O’Donovan. Under-23: D O’Malley, S Mulvaney.  

Women – Single, Heavyweight: S Puspure, M Dukarska. Under-23: E Hegarty. Lightweight: D Walsh.

Pair – Heavyweight : A Keogh, A Feeley. Under-23: E Lambe, R Gilligan, T Hanlon, A Mason, D Forde, O Forde.

Juniors

Men – Sweep:

R Corrigan, A Johnston

T McKeon, D O’Byrne

C Garvey, B McKeon

C MacRae, A Wilson

J McKenna, S O’Donnell

R Balcombe, C McLaughlin

O O’ Toole, E Meehan

N Twomey, O Donaghy

M Lynch, E Jarvis

Sculling:

B O’Flynn

J Keating

O Clune

J Quinlan

T McKnight

R Quinn

E Curtin

A O’Toole

M Dundon - subject to fitness;

A Christie

E Gaffney

A Byrne

C O’Sullivan

Women – Sweep

Z McCutcheon, MJ Elliott

E O’Reilly, G McGirr

C Fee, M Kelly

M Carmody, M Tully

S Maxwell, A Keogh

M Kovacs, C Minehane

G MacNamara, K Dolan

Sculling

H Scott

M Cremen

A Casey

C Nolan

G O'Brien  

A O’Sullivan

C Browne

C Nic Donncha

R Carson

C Synnott - subject to fitness;

C Moynihan

S Burns

A Keating

E Crowley

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: David O'Malley and Shane Mulvaney finished fourth in their A Final of the under-23 lightweight pair at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam. Greece looked like they might dominate the race completely, but Switzerland took over and relegated them to the silver medal. Turkey took bronze - with Ireland finishing well, despite having placed well back in the early stages.

 The Ireland under-23 quadruple finished fifth in their A Final. Britain won well, taking on and beating Germany and Italy, who took the silver and bronze. As the field tightened up at the finish, Canada were fourth and Ireland won a battle with Sweden to take fifth.

World Rowing Championships, Rotterdam (Irish interest; selected results)

Men

Lightweight Pair A/B Semi-Final Two (Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 France 6:30.56, 2 Ireland (M O'Donovan, S O'Driscoll) 6:32.18, 3 United States 6:33.19; 4 Brazil 6:35.07, 5 Italy 6:37.34, 6 Spain 6:40.82.

Lightweight Single Sculls - A/B Semi-Final One (Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Ireland (P O'Donovan) 6:51.71, 2 Slovenia 6:52.31, 3 Germany 6:52.32; 4 Spain 6:53.21, 6 Italy 7:17.33. 

Under-23 Lightweight Pair - A Final: 1 Switzerland 6:26.47, 2 Greece 6:29.25, 3 Turkey 6:30.92; 4 Ireland (S Mulvaney, D O'Malley) 6:34.37, 5 China 6:44.59, 6 United States 6:52.32.

Under-23 Lightweight Quadruple - A Final: 1 Britain 5:53.15, 2 Germany 5:54.68, 3 Italy 5:54.74; 3 Canada 5:55.96, 5 Ireland (F McCarthy, S O'Connell, S O'Connor, C Hennessy) 5:57.67, 6 Sweden 5:58.19.

Under-23 Quadruple Sculls - B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Russia 5:54.0; 6 Ireland (D Buckley, J Casey, P Boomer, S McKeown) 6:01.78.

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Ireland’s David O’Malley and Shane Mulvaney became the country’s first A Finalists at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. The under-23 lightweight pair won their semi-final with almost three seconds to spare. The two UCD men took over from early leaders Turkey by half way and then left the rest behind. Turkey finished second and the United States ousted Canada to take the third A Final spot.

World Rowing Championships, Rotterdam (Irish interest; selected results)

Men

Under-23 Lightweight Pair - Semi-Finals (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final) - Semi-Final One: 1 Greece 6:39.18, 2 Switzerland 6:40.01, 3 China 6:44.52. Semi-Final Two: 1 Ireland (S Mulvaney, D O’Malley) 6:46.20, 2 Turkey 6:49.11, 3 United States 6:50.75.

Published in Rowing

# Rowing: Ireland’s campaign at the World Championships in Rotterdam, which feature senior, under-23 and junior events, started well this morning. The Ireland Under-23 lightweight pair of David O’Malley and Shane Mulvaney secured a semi-final place. Greece and Turkey swapped places ahead of them, but the Ireland crew nailed down third and direct qualification. Germany struggled and could only take fourth and a repechage place. Turkey passed Greece before the line.

World Rowing Championships, Rotterdam (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Men

Under-23 Lightweight Pair - Heat Two (First Three to A/B Semi-Final; rest to Repechages): 1 Turkey 6:39.80, 2 Greece 6:40.70, 3 Ireland (S Mulvaney, D O’Malley) 6:45.09.  

Published in Rowing

ROWING: David O’Malley won the junior single sculls title at the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre today. The St Michael’s man carved out an early lead over last year’s champion Conor Carmoday of Shannon and stretched it to two and a half lengths by half way. Carmody, under pressure himself from Waterford’s Andrew Goff, cut the lead in the closing stages, but O’Malley held on.

The men’s senior doubles was won impressively by Gary O’Donovan and Shane O’Donovan of Skibbereen from Eimantas Grigalius and Dave Neale of Three Castles, while NUIG/Cork won the women’s senior four. The women’s junior doubles was won by Oisin and Dervla Forde, who live in Torrevieja in Spain, but were campaigning for Cork Boat Club.

Irish Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Cork (Selected Results, Finals)

Men

Four, coxed – Intermediate: 1 NUIG 6:26.37, 2 Carlow 6:29.33, 3 Neptune 6:36.71.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice, coxed: 1 Queen’s 6:49.52, 2 Clonmel 7:01.83, 3 Kenmare 7:17.56.

Double – Senior: 1 Skibbereen 6:30.22, 2 Three Castles 6:34.96, 3 UCC 6:45.32.

Single – Junior: 1 St Michael’s (D O’Malley), 2 Shannon (C Carmody), 3 Waterford (A Goff).

Women

Four – Senior: 1 NUIG/Cork 6:57.92, 2 Trinity 7:09.18, 3 Skibbereen 7:16.93.

Four, coxed – Club: 1 NUIG A 7:25.50, 2 UCC 7:33.87, 3 Skibbereen 7:38.30.

Pair – Intermediate: 1 St Michael’s 7:49.72, 2 Trinity 7:53.27, 3 Shannon 7:53.29.

Sculling

Double – Junior: 1 Cork 7:26.87, 2 Belfast 7:32.25, 3 Commercial 7:36.33.

Published in Rowing

#ROWING: Ireland’s Eimear Lambe and Jasmine English came within .07 of a second of an A Final placing at the European Junior Rowing Championships in Hazewinkel in Belgium today. The Russia double scull edged out the Irish. Lambe and English later placed sixth in the B Final.

Conor Carmody and David O’Malley won the C Final of the men’s double sculls, placing them 13th overall. They had earlier won their semi-final.

The Ireland junior pair and women’s single competed in C Finals, but were not contenders.Both finished fourth of four crews.

European Junior Rowing Championships, Hazewinkel, Belgium (Irish interest):

Saturday

Men

Pair – Heat Two (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Finals: 5 Ireland (D Keohane, B Keohane) 7:30.39. Repechage: 5 Ireland 7:34.21

Double Sculls – Heat Three (First directly to A/B semi-finals): 4 Ireland (C Carmody, D O’Malley) 6:56.91. Repechage: 4 Ireland.

Women

Double Sculls – Heat One (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Finals): 2 Ireland (J English, E Lambe) 7:54.10.

Single Sculls – Heat Three (First Two directly to A/B Semi-finals): 5 Ireland (E Barry) 8:38.33. Repechage: 5 Barry 9:05.20.

Sunday

Men

Pair – C Final (13 to 16): 4 Ireland.

Double – C/D Semi-Final Two: 1 Ireland. C Final:

Women

Double – A/B Semi-Final Two (First Three to A Final): 1 Netherlands 7:19.32, 2 Lithuania 7:24.83, 3 Russia 7:25.57, 4 Ireland 7:24.64. B Final (Places 7 to 12): 6 Ireland.

Single – C Final (13 to 16): 4 Ireland.  

Published in Rowing

#ROWING: The repechage route did not prove a fruitful one for Ireland crews at the European Junior Rowing Championships in Hazewinkel in Belgium. The men’s double of Conor Carmody and David O’Malley were competitve until halfway, but they needed to finish in the top two and missed out by finishing fourth. They will go on to a C/D semi-final tomorrow. The men’s pair of David and Brian Keohane and single sculler Erin Barry both finished fifth. They go directly to their C Finals.

European Junior Rowing Championships, Hazewinkel, Belgium (Irish interest):

Men

Pair – Heat Two (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Finals: 5 Ireland (D Keohane, B Keohane) 7:30.39. Repechage: 5 Ireland 7:34.21

Double Sculls – Heat Three (First directly to A/B semi-finals): 4 Ireland (C Carmody, D O’Malley) 6:56.91. Repechage: 4 Ireland.

Women

Double Sculls – Heat One (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Finals): 2 Ireland (J English, E Lambe) 7:54.10.

Single Sculls – Heat Three (First Two directly to A/B Semi-finals): 5 Ireland (E Barry) 8:38.33. Repechage: 5 Barry 9:05.20.

Published in Rowing

Fastnet Yacht Race 

This race is both a blue riband international yachting fixture and a biennial offshore pilgrimage that attracts crews from all walks of life:- from aspiring sailors to professional crews; all ages and all professions. Some are racing for charity, others for a personal challenge. For the world's top professional sailors, it is a 'must-do' race. For some, it will be their first-ever race, and for others, something they have competed in for over 50 years! The race attracts the most diverse fleet of yachts, from beautiful classic yachts to some of the fastest racing machines on the planet – and everything in between. The testing course passes eight famous landmarks along the route: The Needles, Portland Bill, Start Point, the Lizard, Land’s End, the Fastnet Rock, Bishop’s Rock off the Scillies and Plymouth breakwater (now Cherbourg for 2021 and 2023). After the start in Cowes, the fleet heads westward down The Solent, before exiting into the English Channel at Hurst Castle. The finish is in Plymouth, Devon via the Fastnet Rock, off the southern tip of Ireland.

  • The leg across the Celtic Sea to (and from) the Fastnet Rock is known to be unpredictable and challenging. The competitors are exposed to fast-moving Atlantic weather systems and the fleet often encounter tough conditions
  • Flawless decision-making, determination and total commitment are the essential requirements. Crews have to manage and anticipate the changing tidal and meteorological conditions imposed by the complex course
  • The symbol of the race is the Fastnet Rock, located off the southern coast of Ireland. Also known as the Teardrop of Ireland, the Rock marks an evocative turning point in the challenging race
  • Once sailors reach the Fastnet Rock, they are well over halfway to the finish in Plymouth.
  • The lighthouse first shone its light on New Year’s Day in 1854
    Fastnet Rock originally had six keepers (now unmanned), with four on the rock at a time with the other two on leave. Each man did four weeks on, two weeks off

At A Glance – Fastnet Race

  • The world's largest offshore yacht race
  • The biennial race is 605 nautical miles - Cowes, Fastnet Rock, Plymouth
  • A fleet of over 400 yachts regularly will take part
  • The international fleet is made up of over 26 countries
  • Multihull course record: 1 day, 8 hours, 48 minutes (2011, Banque Populaire V)
  • Monohull course record: 1 day, 18 hours, 39 minutes (2011, Volvo 70, Abu Dhabi)
  • Largest IRC Rated boat is the 100ft (30.48m) Scallywag 100 (HKG)
  • Some of the Smallest boats in the fleet are 30 footers
  • Rolex SA has been a longstanding sponsor of the race since 2001
  • The first race was in 1925 with 7 boats. The Royal Ocean Racing Club was set up as a result

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