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Puspure Sees Off McCrohan Challenge

25th September 2010
Puspure Sees Off McCrohan Challenge

Sanita Puspure of Old Collegians won the senior single sculls title at the evening session of the National Rowing Championships in Cork. Puspure held off a good challenge by Siobhan McCrohan of Tribesmen. 

Sean Jacob rounded off a very succesful day for him when the teamed up with Cormac Folan to win the senior pairs title. The UCD/NUIG combination came in ahead of Sam Lynch and Kevin O’Connor of St Michael’s.

Skibbereen were again in top form, adding the junior men’s quadruple to the women’s and seeing both their junior women’s pair and lightweight single sculler Richard Coakley take titles.

University of Limerick won the men’s intermediate pair through Stephen Penny and Liam Rice, who had won in the intermediate fours and eights in the July staging of the Championships.

 

National Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Farran Wood, Cork

Men

Pair – Senior: 1 NUIG/UCD (C Folan, S Jacob) 7:10.3, 2 S Michael’s (K O’Connor, S Lynch) 7:16.2, 3 Galway 7:21.8. Intermediate: 1 University of Limerick (S Penny, L Rice) 7:20.0, 2 St Michael’s 7:22.0, 3 Galway 7:33.0. Junior 18: 1 Presentation College (J Griffin, K Neville) 7:33.60, 2 Skibbereen 7:38.81, 3 Bann 7:51.95.

Sculling,

Quadruple – Junior 18: 1 Skibbereen 4:42.6, 2 Neptune 6:48.1, 3 Colaiste Iognaid 6:54.6.

Single – Senior: 1 UCD (S Jacob) 7:44.52, 2 Skibbereen (R Coakley) 7:53.52, 3 NUIG (D Mannion) 8:01.50, 4 Tralee IT (R O’Connor). Lightweight Single: 1 Skibbereen (R Coakley) 7:39.7, 2 St Michael’s (P Hanily) 7:47.1, 3 Commercial (Murphy) 8:01.4. Intermediate: 1 Lee Valley (J Keohane) 7:32.78, 2 Castleconnell (C Pidgeon) 7:44.31, 3 Commercial (M Maher) 7:50.78.

Women

Pair – Senior: 1 Neptune (E Fitzgerald, C Ludlow) 8:35.77, 2 NUIG/Tribesmen 8:41.48, 3 Skibbereen/St Michael’s 8:42.04. Junior 18: 1 Skibbereen (C Fitzgerald, D Walsh) 8:12.0, 2 Commercial 8:22.5, 3 S Michael’s 8:29.0.

Sculling

Quadruple – Novice, coxed (non Championship): 1 Killorglin A 8:05.41, 2 Garda 8:13.97, 3 Neptune 8:28.48. Junior 18: 1 Skibbereen (L Connolly, C Fitzgerald, D Walsh, S Dinneen) 7:35.71, Cork BC 7:45.06, Bann 7:48.12.

Single – Senior: 1 Old Collegians (S Puspure) 8:12.3, 2 Tribesmen (S McCrohan) 8:26.4, 3 Skibbereen 8:40.6. Intermediate: Cork Boat Club (M O’Neill) 8:20.93, 2 UCD (C Lambe) 8:25.76, 3 Killorglin (M Dukarska) 8:25.80.

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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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