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NUIG and Skibbereen To The Fore

16th July 2010
NUIG and Skibbereen To The Fore

NUIG took on and beat UCD in the men’s senior four at the National Championships in Cork. The experienced crew of Paul Giblin, Alan Martin, Cormac Folan and stroke James Wall passed the four rowers who had won the Prince Albert at Henley in the final 500 metres and kept a steady rhythm to win convincingly.

Skibbereen, with three of the crew which won the junior four earlier, had a fine win in the senior eights. Teenagers Shelly Dineen, Denise Walsh and Christine Fitzgerald were joined by Orla Hayes in a crew which saw of a challenge of the composite crew of Elaine Fitzgerald, Claire Ludlow, Becky Quinn and Siobhan Jacob.

The women’s novice eight was won by Queen’s University.


National Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Cork, Day One

Men, Eight – Intermediate: 1 University of Limerick 5:44.8, 2 Galway RC 5:48.1, 3 Trinity 5:55.5, 4 UCD 5:56.2, 5 Carlow 5:56.5, 6 Neptune 5:58.4

Four – Senior: 1 NUIG (P Giblin, A Martin, C Folan, James Wall), 2 UCD, 3 Galway/Neptune, 4 St Michael’s A, 5 Queen’s A, 6 Cork BC.


Women, Eight – Intermediate: 1 Trinity 6:33.4, 2 Portora 6:36.4, 3 UCD 6:43.4, 4 NUIG 6:48.8. Novice: 1 Queen’s University 6:41.3, 2 St Michael’s 6:46.3, 3 Trinity 6:50.6, 4 UCD 6:57.9, 5 Neptune 6:58.5, 6 NUIG 7:05.5.

Four – Senior: 1 Skibbereen (S Dinneen, D Walsh, C Fitzgerald, O Hayes) 6:55.4, 2 Neptune, Commercial, Old Collegians 6:57.3, 3 Commercial A 6:59.6.

Junior 18: 1 Skibberen 6:57.8, 2 Cork 7:12.6, 3 Commercial 7:14.5, 4 Shannon 7:30.8, 5 Clonmel 7:36.7

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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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