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Sean Rice Takes Title at Irish Coast Paddling Championships

24th September 2018
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Sean Rice after his win Sean Rice after his win

#Canoeing: Sean Rice was the fastest man in the inaugural Irish Coast Paddling Championships from Greystones to Dún Laoghaire. Another South African, Hayley Jo Nixon took the women’s title. Brother and sister Bernard Cahill and Roisin Cahill from Clare were the best of the Irish – both placed ninth.   

 Rice, who had practiced on the route regularly, said that everything had gone really well in Saturday’s race. One of the greats of canoeing, multiple world champion Hank McGregor, tested Rice at the start and eventually took fourth.

Men

SS1 Final: 1 Sean Rice 1 hr 29 min 26 sec, 2 Cory Hill 1:30.23, 3 Gordan Harbrecht 1:32.12, 4 Hank McGregor 1:32.43, 5 Austin Kieffer 1:32.50, 6 Jasper Mocke 1:33.43, 7 Kenneth Rice 1:34.19; 9 Bernard Cahill 1:35.50.

SK1 Final: Ali Donald 2:00.29. SUP1 Final: Antonin Hales 2:27.09. SS2, SK2, OC2 Final: Dawid Mocke, P Smith 1:28.59; 4 Peter Egan, Mads Brandt Pedersen 1:32.29. SS1, SK1, OC1 Masters Final: Oscar Chalupsky 1:41.00; 3 Malcolm Banks 1:49.26. SS1, SK1, OC1 Young Adults Final: Ronan Foley 1:40.00.  

Women

SS1 Final: 1 Hayley-Jo Nixon 1:44.22, 2 Teneale Hatton 1:44.59, 3 Bridgitte Hartal 1:46.35, 4 Jenna Ward 1:48.55, 5 Angie Le Roux 1:49.30, 6 Rebecca Newson 1:50.41; 9 Roisin Cahill 1:56.30; 10 Jenny Egan 1:58.16.

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Liam Gorman

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Liam Gorman is a writer and reporter. He is the co-author of Little Lady, One Man, Big Ocean, published in the United States and Canada as Crossing the Swell. He is the rowing correspondent of the Irish Times.  

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