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Bann Best in Athlone Battle

26th June 2010
Bann Best in Athlone Battle

Bann won the shoot-out among the top junior 18 eights at Athlone Regatta. The Derry club finished ahead St Joseph's of Galway, Portora and Presentation in the final race of the day. Neptune intermediates, who raced alongside the junior crews, also had to give way to Bann, finishing half a length down. Commercial's women senior eight were the best of the day, but had only half a length to spare over Portora, with a composite crew a close-up third. 

 Athlone Regatta, Coosan Point

Men, Eight – Novice: 1 UCD A, 2 UCD B, 3 Trinity. Junior 18/Intermediate: 1 Bann junior 18, 2 Neptune intermediate, 3 St Joseph’s junior, 4 Portora junior, 5 Presentation junior; ½ l, 1l, 2ft, 2l. Junior 16: 1 St Joseph’s, 2 Methodist College, Belfast. Masters: 1 Commercial, 2 City of Derry.

Four, coxed – Intermediate: 1 Neptune, 2 Clonmel. Novice: 1 Shannon, 2 Fossa, 3 Trinity. Junior: 1 Bann, 2 Portora.

Pair – Senior: 1 Cappoquin, 2 Neptune, 3l. Intermediate: 1 Cappoquin, 2 Clonmel. Junior 18: 1 Lee, 2 Neptune.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice: 1 Carrick-on-Shannon, 2 Offaly. Junior 16: 1 Commercial, 2 Lee.

Double – Intermediate: 1 Castleconnell, 2 Lee. Junior 18: 1 Neptune, 2 Offaly. Junior 16: 1 Lee, 2 Neptune.

Single – Senior: 1 Neptune (King), 2 Garda (Duane), 1 ft. Intermediate: 1 Neptune (Bailey), 2 Clonmel (Pidgeon). Novice 1 Offaly (O’Connor), 2 Neptune (Janssens). Junior 18: 1 Athlone (Egan), 2 Cork (O’Brien) 2 ft. Junior 16: 1 Lee (Synott), 2 Lee (Collins).


Eight – Senior: 1 Commercial, 2 Portora, 3 Commercial, Cork, Killorglin, Portora (composite); ½ l, ¼ l. Novice: 1 UCD, 2 Trinity, 3 Neptune. Junior 18: 1 Portora, 2 St Michael’s.

Four – Senior: 1 Commercial, 2 Cork. Novice, coxed: 1 Trinity, 2 UCD. Junior 18: 1 Commercial, 2 Cork.


Quadruple – Novice, coxed: 1 Neptune, 2 Clonmel. Junior 18: 1 Bann, 2 Neptune.  Junior 16: 1 Bann, 2 Carlow.

Double – Intermediate: 1 Killorglin, 2 City of Derry. Junior 18: 1 Bann, 2 Waterford.

Single – Senior: 1 Killorglin (M Dukarska), 2 Cork (M O’Neill). Novice: 1 Shandon (Corcoran-O’Hare), Bantry (Piggott). Junior 18: 1 Waterford (McGrath), 2 Bann (Shirlow). Junior 16: 1 Killorglin (Crowley), 2 Lee (Hamill).

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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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