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Dilleen and Puspure Win at Henley Women's Rowing Regatta

19th June 2011
Dilleen and Puspure Win at Henley Women's Rowing Regatta

Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure, who reached a Rowing World Cup final on their first outing as a double scull, continued their remarkable run when they won the elite double scull at Henley Women’s Regatta. The Galway woman and the Irish-based Latvian beat a British under-23 crew by three-quarters of a length.

Another Rowing Ireland elite double, Claire Lambe and Siobhan McCrohan,  made their exit at the semi-final stage. 

Four Irish club crews were also beaten at the semi-final stage today: UCD’s senior eight; a composite junior four from Methodist College and Portora and single scullers Sinead Dolan and Karen Corcoran O’Hare. 

Henley Women’s Regatta (Selected Results)


Eight – Senior: UCD bt Reading 5:46, easily; Thames bt Queen’s 5:16, 1l; Purdue University bt Queen’s 5:27, 4l.

Four – Senior, coxed: Oxford Brookes bt Trinity 6:02, 2l; Glasgow/Clydesdale/Strathclyde bt UCD 5:57, 1l. Junior, coxed: Methodist College, Belfast/Portora bt Combe School 5:59, 3l; Methody/Portora bt Canford School 6:21, 2/3l.

Quadruple – Junior: Cork BC bt Dame A Harpur School 5:43, 1½l;  Latymer Upper School bt Cork BC 5:45, 2 ½l.

Elite Double Sculls: Rowing Ireland (S McCrohan, C Lambe) bt Old Collegians 6:09, easily

Lightweight Single Scull – Senior: Shandon (Corcoran-O’Hare) bt Queen’s 6:54, easily; Shandon bt Abingdon 7:02, 2l; Trinity (Dolan) bt Maidenhead 6:44, 2 ½l; Trinity bt Kingston 7:07, 5l


Eight – Senior: Purdue University (USA) bt UCD 5:04, ¼ l.

Junior Four, coxed: Merion Mercy Academy (USA) bt Methodist College, Belfast/Portora 5:41, 2l.

Elite Quadruple: Rowing Ireland/Portora bt Agecroft/Tees/Notts 5:05, 4½l.

Elite Double Sculls: Rowing Ireland (Puspure/Dilleen) bt Sport Imperial 5:34, 2½l; Leander/Durham University bt Rowing Ireland (McCrohan/Lambe) 5:29, 1l. Final: Rowing Ireland (Puspure/Dilleen) bt Leander/Durham University 5:25, ¾l.

Single Sculls – Senior Lightweight: Wallingford (Greves) bt Trinity (Sinead Dolan) 6:24, 4l; Tideway Scullers (Johnston) bt Shandon (Corcoran-O’Hare) 6:27, 3ft.

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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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