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NUIG Beat Queen's On the Line Again

17th July 2010
NUIG Beat Queen's On the Line Again

NUIG retained their senior eights title at the National Championships in Farran Wood in Cork with an on-the-line victory over Queen’s University which was remarkably similar to their win last year.

The two crews were locked together in the closing stages and a photo finish was needed to separate them. The official verdict was three feet.

The women’s senior eight crown also produced an extraordinary result: a crew formed just for  the Championships won – and won well. Former and current internationals Laura D’Urso, Monika Dukarska and Sinead Jennings were all part of the ‘super eight’ which had almost four seconds to spare over the Old Collegians/UCD composite in second. Favourites Commercial were third.

In the last Championship finals of the day, Shannon won the men's novice coxed four and Queen's A the women's novice coxed four.

National Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Cork, Day Two

Men, Eight – Senior: 1 NUIG 5:44.61, 2 Queen’s University A 5:44.74, 3 Commercial/Old Collegians/UCD 5:50.6, 4 Muckross 5:51.29, 5 Queen’s B 6:04.5.

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. Novice, coxed: 1 Shannon 6:51.1, 2 Fossa 6:54.4, 3 Cork BC 6:55.6, 4 Workmen’s, Killarney 7:07.1, 5 Skibbereen A 7:10.9, 6 Trinity 7:35.6.


Eights – Senior: 1 Castleconnell/Carrick-on-Shannon/St Michael’s/University of Limerick/City of Derry/Killorglin/Skibbereen/Cork 6:36.8, 2 UCD/Old Collegians 6:40.7, 3 Commercial 6:41.7, 4 Trinity 6:43.1, 5 NUIG 6:58.1

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. Novice, coxed: 1 Queen’s A 7:35.9, 2 St Michael’s 7:40.2, 3 Trinity 7:41.3, 4 UCD A 7:54.5, 5 UCD B 7:56.1, 6 Carrick-on-Shannon 8:05.2.

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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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