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Jacob's Ladder Reaches Seventh Heaven

10th October 2010
Jacob's Ladder Reaches Seventh Heaven

Sean Jacob set a new record when he won his seventh Dublin Sculling Ladder time trial at Islandbridge on Saturday. Fellow UCD student Claire Lambe was the fastest woman and Trinity were the best overall rowing club.

Last weekend’s time trial for the Cork Sculling Ladder drew 155 single scullers,  a new record. Andrew Hurley from Bantry won the trial, with 16-year-old David Collins of Lee Rowing Club a close second. Karen Corcoran-O’Hare of Shandon was the fastest woman.


Dublin Sculling Ladder, Time Trial, Islandbridge, Saturday:

1 Sean Jacob (UCD) 6 min 23.5 secs, 2 C Dowling (Commercial) 6:53.5, 3 M Bailey (Neptune) 6:56.0, 4 P Hughes (Trinity; junior) 6:58.0, 5 I Kelly (Trinity) 7:02.5, 6 I O Loinsigh (Trinity) 7:07.5; 8 C Lambe (UCD; fastest woman) 7:12.0; 18 Siobhan Jacob 7:26.0; R Morris (Commercial) 7:27.0.

Casey Cup (Best Overall Club) Trinity.

Cork Sculling Ladder, Time Trial, The Marina, October 3rd (155 participants):

1 A Hurley (Bantry) 7:09.2, 2 D Collins (Lee) 7:10.1, 3 E Foley (Shandon) 7:19.4, 4 J Casey (Shandon) 7:25.9, 5 E Beechinor (Lee) 7:31.0, 6 B O’Keeffe 7:35.8; 38 K Corcoran-O’Hare (Shandon, fastest woman); 51 G Beatty (Shandon) 8:25.8, 59 S Kearney (Lee) 8:30.3.

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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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