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Olympians Power Muckross to win over NUIG at Metro Regatta

14th June 2010
Olympians Power Muckross to win over NUIG at Metro Regatta

Olympians Paul Griffin and Seán Casey helped power Muckross to a fine win over NUIG in the Men’s Senior Eight race at the Metro regatta in Blessingtion over the weekend.  The result was a reversal of last month’s Cork regatta where NUIG beat Muckross.


NUIG did win the Men’s Fours beating Commercial by a fraction of a second with Galway taking third place.  

The Men’s pairs race was an all-St. Michael’s contest which threw up the big surprise of the day.  In a contest between older and young brothers, the younger St. Michael’s B crew of Declan O’Connor and Hughie Lynch beating their older brothers, the St. Michael’s A crew of  Kevin O’Connor and former World Champion and Olympian Sam Lynch.  Commercial took the third spot.

Skibbereen took the Men’s quads and double sculls convincingly and while Skibbereen made up four of the rowers in the single scull, it was John Keohane who took the honours for Lee Valley Rowing Club.

In the Men’s Division Two, UCD won the Eights,  Fossa, Killarney won  the Fours and Carrick-on-Shannon won the single sculls.

In the Women’s Division One single sculls,  Dympna Kelly, Carrick on Shannon  beat Sheila Clavin of St. Michael’s, Limerick.  Both rowers have crewed at international level in the double sculls. Neptune have been dominant all season in the pairs and took the honours again at Metro.  Skibbereen won the quad and Commercial won the fours. 

The men’s and women’s singles and pairs races were a selection trial for the upcoming Home Internationals, the annual competition between Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales.

Grand League Metro Regatta, Blessington - Results



Men’s Senior

8+        Muckross

4+        NUIG

2-         St. Michael’s B

4x         Skibbereen

2x         Skibbereen

1x         John Keohane, Lee Valley RC


Women’s Seniors



4x         Skibbereen

4 -        Commercial

2 -        Neptune

1x         Dympna Kelly, Carrick on Shannon

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