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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

#Rowers of the Month: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for August are the Ireland junior quadruple scull which won two gold medals at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Szeged in Hungary. In early September, the senior team would make their mark at the World Championships, but in August it was the juniors which came away with a five-medal haul. The junior women’s double of Aoife Casey and Emily Hegarty took silver on Saturday and Sunday and single sculler Dervla Forde took bronze on the Sunday. But the most successful crew was the junior men’s quadruple of  Colm Hennessy, Eoghan Whittle, Patrick Munnelly and Andrew Goff. They had also taken gold at the 2014 Coupe.

 Rower of the Month awards: The judging panel is made up of Liam Gorman, rowing correspondent of The Irish Times and David O'Brien, Editor of Afloat magazine. Monthly awards for achievements during the year will appear on afloat.ie and the overall national award will be presented to the person or crew who, in the judges' opinion, achieved the most notable results in, or made the most significant contribution to rowing during 2015. Keep a monthly eye on progress and watch our 2015 champions list grow.

Published in Rowing

The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Information

The creation of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) began in a very low key way in the autumn of 2002 with an exploratory meeting between Denis Kiely, Jim Donegan and Fintan Cairns in the Granville Hotel in Waterford, and the first conference was held in February 2003 in Kilkenny.

While numbers of cruiser-racers were large, their specific locations were widespread, but there was simply no denying the numerical strength and majority power of the Cork-Dublin axis. To get what was then a very novel concept up and running, this strength of numbers had to be acknowledged, and the first National Championship in 2003 reflected this, as it was staged in Howth.

ICRA was run by a dedicated group of volunteers each of whom brought their special talents to the organisation. Jim Donegan, the elder statesman, was so much more interested in the wellbeing of the new organisation than in personal advancement that he insisted on Fintan Cairns being the first Commodore, while the distinguished Cork sailor was more than content to be Vice Commodore.

ICRA National Championships

Initially, the highlight of the ICRA season was the National Championship, which is essentially self-limiting, as it is restricted to boats which have or would be eligible for an IRC Rating. Boats not actually rated but eligible were catered for by ICRA’s ace number-cruncher Denis Kiely, who took Ireland’s long-established native rating system ECHO to new heights, thereby providing for extra entries which brought fleet numbers at most annual national championships to comfortably above the hundred mark, particularly at the height of the boom years. 

ICRA Boat of the Year (Winners 2004-2019)