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UCD Fume as Crew Disqualified From National Rowing Championships

15th July 2011
UCD Fume as Crew Disqualified From National Rowing Championships

The rain came to the National Rowing Centre yesterday, but the good racing at the National Rowing Championships continued – and there was even a raging controversy as UCD’ s  men’s intermediate eight was disqualified from the semi-finals after the cox turned up four minutes late for her weigh-in. UCD maintain that she should have been allowed leeway because she had reported earlier but was told to return with a registration card. In  the final, Queen’s took the title, with Trinity second.

The most exciting race of the first session was in the women’s senior quadruple sculls, where Skibbereen passed a faltering Old Collegians/Three Castles crew in the closing stages and won by half a second. Bann and Commercial were more comfortable winners of the men’s junior 18 coxed fours and the women’s intermediate double sculls, but the most emphatic winner was Hilary Shinnick int the women’s junior 18A single sculls – and the Fermoy girl turned 16 in March.

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


Eight – Intermediate: 1 Queen’s 6:00.1, 2 Trinity 6:01.7, 3 Neptune 6:05.5.

Four, coxed – Junior 18A: 1 Bann 6:33.5, 2 St Joseph’s College 6:41.8, 3 Portora 6:47.6.

Pair – Senior: 1 Queen’s (E Mac Domhnaill, M Ewing) 6:56.7, 2 Grainne Mhaol 7:01.1, 3 St Michael’s 7:01.7, 4 Queen’s B 7:12.9, 5 Galway B 7:15.0, 6 Galway A 7:52.7.


Sculling, Quadruple – Senior: 1 Skibbereen 6:51.2, 2 Old Collegians/Three Castles 6:51.7, 3 St Michael’s 7:14.5.

Double – Intermediate: 1 Commercial 7:35.1, 2 Skibbereen 7:40.0, 3 Garda 8:17.0.

Single – Junior 18A: 1 Fermoy (H Shinnick) 8:05.9, 2 Skibbereen (M Dineen) 8:10.7, 3 Portora (K Cromie) 8:19.7.

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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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