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Bann and Portora Junior Eights Champions

17th July 2010
Bann and Portora Junior Eights Champions

Bann of Coleraine had a fine victory at the National Rowing Championships in Cork in the junior 18 eights. Skibbereen, who had a very impressive semi-final win, were second.

Portora won the women’s junior 18 eight by a length from St Michael’s of Limerick, who challenged them in the closing stages.

Skibbereen looked odds-on to win the women’s intermediate coxed four, but Cork Boat Club sprung a surprise.

University of Limerick had a surprisingly big margin over Galway Rowing Club in their win in the men’s intermediate coxed four, with half a length of clear water as they came to the line.


National Championships, Day Two


Eights - Junior 18: 1 Bann 5:54.4, 2 Skibbereen 5:57.6, 3 Portora 5:59.2, 4 St Joseph’s College 5:59.9, 5 Presentation College 6:19.2, 6 Colaiste Iognaid 6:27.5.

Fours – Intermediate, coxed: 1 University of Limerick 6:24.9, 2 Galway RC A 6:29.7, 3 Queen’s University 6:32.2, 4 Neptune 6:32.6, 5 UCD 6:35.3, 6 Trinity 6:36.6



Eights – Junior 18: 1 Portora 6:42.5, 2 St Michael’s 6:46.0, 3 Methodist College 6:56.7, 4 Muckross 7:16.7.

Fours – Intermediate, coxed: 1 Cork BC 7:12.0, 2 NUIG A 7:13.3, 3 Skibbereen 7:17.2, 4 UCD 7:22.6, 5 NUIG B 7:44.8.

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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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