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Liffey Descent Canoe Honours Go To Spanish Internationals

23rd September 2017
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The Liffey Descent course is 30 kilometres long stretching from Straffan to Islandbridge The Liffey Descent course is 30 kilometres long stretching from Straffan to Islandbridge Photo: Facebook

#Canoeing: Overseas crews took some of the big prizes in the Liffey Descent today. The fastest crew home was the K2 (racing kayak) of Luis Perez and Miguel Llorens, who finished fourth at the recent World Marathon Championships. They covered the 30 kilometres from Straffan to Islandbridge in a fine time of 1 hour and 46 minutes exactly.

Keith Moule and Nicky Cressler of Britain took second place, while Sean Rice from South Africa and Tom Sharpe of Britain were third.

Jenny Egan and Peter Egan won the mixed K2. They had a good run and recorded a creditable time of 1 hour 55 minutes – but it would have been better had they not got stuck in the bank after the lake. “We nearly broke the boat,” said Peter.

Tom Brennan retained his title in the men’s K1. “That’s three in-a-row,” the Celbridge man said. He said he had concentrated on being fast in the second half, while others had put their energy into the first. Ronan Foley was the best by far in the junior K1.

Liffey Descent 2017, Selected Results:

Men – K2: 1 L Perez, M Llorens 1 hour 46 mins, 2 K Moule, N Cresser 1:46.49, 3 S Rice, T Sharpe 1:48.39. Masters: G Mawer, S Van Lonkhuyzen 1:50.57. Veteran K2/T2: D Francis, M Banks 1:53.42.

K1: T Brennan 1:54.43. Jun: R Foley 1:57.11. Masters: D Hudson 1:58.24.

Wildwater, K1: F Cooper 2:15.20. Jun: C Cummins 2:14.13.

Mixed K2/T2: J Egan, P Egan 1:55.04.

Women

K1: J Swarbreck 2:14.14.

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