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Grand League Gets Off To Flying Start

20th April 2010
Grand League Gets Off To Flying Start

Galway Rowing Club and Trinity took the men’s and women’s eights crowns at Skibbereen Regatta on Sunday. The first regatta in the new Grand League format was a success, with the emphasis on competition rather than sorting races according to grades.

Skibbereen Grand League Regatta, National Rowing Centre, Cork, Sunday Men Eights: 1 Galway RC (senior) (R Heneghan, S O’Connor, D Hehir, F Barry, J Forde, N Hogan, M Stephens, R Curley; cox A O’Regan) 6:25.12, 2 University of Limerick/Castleconnell (senior) 6:28.19, 3 Neptune (intermediate) 6:30.19; 5 St Joseph’s (junior 18) 6:37.89. Novice, Junior: 1 UCD A (nov) 6:26.74, 2 UCD B (nov) 6:36.64, 3 Trinity B (nov) 6:37.15; 4 St Joseph’s (jnr 16) 6:46.27. Fours: 1 Galway (snr) 7:00.44, 2 St Michael’s (snr) 7:05.29, 3 Garda Siochana (snr) 7:06.10; 5 St Joseph’s (under-23) 7:27.97. Fours, coxed – 1 Neptune (inter) 6:59.29, 2 St Michael’s (snr) 7:01.21, 3 Galway (inter) 7:07.94. B Final: Lee 7:15.90; 2 Presentation (jnr) 7:19.47. Novices, Junior: 1 UCD A (nov) 7:41.45, 2 Shannon (nov) 7:44.34, 3 NUIG (nov) 7:58.75. B Final: UCC (nov) 8:04.33. Pair: 1 UCD (snr) 7:10.36, 2 St Michael’s (snr) 7:13.34, 3 Galway (snr) 7:19.09; 7 Cappoquin (inter) 7:33.89. Sculling Quadruple – 1 Commercial (inter) 6:49.31, 2 Skibbereen (junior) 6:50.35, 3 UCD (senior) 6:59.36. Novice, Junior (coxed): 1 Lee (jnr 16) 7:28.94, 2 Carlow A (jnr 16) 7:29.71, 3 Workmen’s B (nov) 7:34.76. B Final: Shandon (jnr 18) 7:57.51. Doubles: 1 Skibbereen (jnr) 7:19.87, 2 Skibbereen (snr) 7:21.98, 3 St Michael’s (snr) 7:39.71; 4 Lee (inter) 7:49.49. B Final: Commercial (snr) 7:48.85. Novice, Junior: 1 Workmen’s A (novice) 8:07.19, 2 Castleconnell (junior) 8:11.62, 3 Lee (jnr 16) 8:17.21. B Final: Workmen’s B 8:55.58. Singles: 1 Skibbereen (Ryan, inter) 7:33.33, 2 City of Derry (Donaghy, snr) 7:38.95, 3 Skibbereen (Murphy, inter) 7:39.26; 8 Skibbereen (O’Donovan, jnr) 7:48.07, 9 Commercial (Folan, under-23) 7:49.98. Novice, Junior: 1 Castleconnell (Sheehan, jnr) 7:38.53, 2 Muckross (Prendiville, jnr) 7:48.93, 3 Trinity (Mawn, novice) 7:52.48; 5 Skibbereen (Heagarty; jnr 16) 8:07.41. Women Eights – 1 Trinity (snr) (C Condon, S Rodger, S Bennett, R Deasy, C Proud-Murphy, S Cass, I Finn, S Dolan; R Nazarin) 7:05.11, 2 UCD (snr) 7:08.86, 3 NUIG/Tribesmen (snr) 7:19.42. Novices, Junior: 1 UCD (nov) 8:10.04, 2 Trinity A (nov) 8:17.47, 3 NUIG (nov); 5 Shandon (jnr) 9:30.52. Fours – A Final: 1 UCD (senior) 8:06.35, 2 Cork (junior 18) 8:25.20, 3 NUIG (senior) 8:29.19. Fours, coxed: 1 NUIG A (inter) 7:50.26, 2 UCD (inter) 7:52.82, 3 Trinity (inter) 8:04.86. Novice, Junior: 1 Trinity A (nov) 8:04.37, 2 Trinity B (nov) 8:23.03, 3 UCC (nov) 8:31.52; 5 Clonmel (jnr 16) 8:54.04. Pair: 1 Neptune (snr) 8:56.21, 2 Skibbereen (jnr) 9:08.57, 3 Shannon (jnr) 9:36.65. Sculling, Quadruple: 1 Cork (jnr) 7:37.43, 2 Fermoy (jnr) 7:37.43, 3 Bantry (jnr) 8:42.40. Novice, Junior: 1 Killorglin (jnr 16) 7:57.25, 2 Muckross (jnr 16) 8:06.66, 3 Shandon (jnr 16) 8:16.21; 4 Lee (nov) 8:20.40. Double: 1 Skibbereen (jnr) 7:42.69, 2 Skibbereen (snr) 7:57.18, 3 Neptune (inter) 8:02.28. Novice, Junior: 1 Killorglin (jnr 16) 8:41.19, 2 Castleconnell (jnr) 8:50.33, 3 Bantry (jnr 16) 8:50.50. Single: 1 Killorglin (M Dukarska, inter) 8:57.49, 2 Cork (O’Neill, inter) 9:10.60, 3 Skibbereen (Dineen, junior) 9:12.04; 4 Skibbereen (Hayes, lightweight) 9:14.20. B Final: Trinity (Finn, inter) 9:46.92. Novice, Junior: 1 Skibbereen (Connolly, jnr 16) 9:41.25, 2 Shandon (Corcoran-O’Hare, nov) 9:49.84, 3 Cork (Higgins, jnr 16) 9:58.05.

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