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UCD Win Big Pot at National Rowing Championships

16th July 2011
UCD Win Big Pot at National Rowing Championships

UCD are the new Irish men’s senior eights champions. In extremely difficult conditions at the National Rowing Championships in Cork, the big crew saw off an early challenge by Queen’s University and a late charge by NUIG/Grainne Mhaol to win their first Big Pot in 38 years.

The UCD women’s senior eight completed a great day for the college when they beat Muckross in their final.

National Rowing Championships, National Rowing Centre, Cork -  Day Three


Eight – Senior: 1 UCD (S Craven, P Grogan, D Pierce, D Neale, F Manning, S Jacob, G Duane, T Doyle; cox: J Lynch) 5:39.5, 2 NUIG/Grainne Mhaol 5:41.8, 3 Queen’s University 5:44.2, 4 Trinity 6:08.7.

Four – Novice, coxed: 1 NUIG, 2 Cappoquin, 3 UCC.

Pair – Intermediate: 1 Queen’s University (A Little, K Duffy) 6:58.4, 2 NUIG 8:03.9, 3 Carlow 7:01.1. Junior 18A: 1 Bann 6:53.2, 2 St Joseph’s College  6:57.1, 3 Presentation College 7:06.9.

 Sculling, Quadruple – Junior 18A: 1 Castleconnell 6:06.2, 2 Skibbereen 6:12.0, 3 Offaly 6:12.8. Junior 16, coxed (non-Championship): 1 Galway 6:45.4, 2 Tribesmen 6:48.0, 3 Cork 6:51.8

Double – Intermediate: 1 Carlow 6:40.5, 2 Skibbereen 6:41.0, 3 Queen’s 6:55.0.

Single – Senior: 1 Muckross (S Casey) 6:56.0, 2 Skibbereen A (P O’Donovan) 6:56.5, 3 Muckross (C Moynihan) 7:20.8, 4 Skibbereen (Murphy) 7:28.3, 5 Skibbereen (McCarthy) 7:37.0. Lee Valley (Keohane) did not start.


Eight – Senior: 1 UCD (C Tanner, K Joy, C Ni Reachtagain, N Fearon, S Bennett, L Gannon, L Reid, A Gilligan; cox: E Craven) 6:29.9, 2 Muckross 6:34.1, 3 St Michael’s 6:38.6, 4 NUIG 6:40.5, 5 Queen’s 6:42.2, 6 Trinity 7:07.8.

Intermediate: 1 Queen’s University 6:33.8, 2 Trinity 6:41.1, 3 St Michael’s 6:44.2. Novice: 1 Galway 6:42.6, 2 Queen’s 6:50.2, 3 Carrick-on-Shannon 7:01.5. Junior 16 (non-Championship): 1 Galway 6:49.2, 2 Cork 6:59.6, 3 Portora 7:09.0.

Pair – Junior 18: 1 St Michael’s 7:43.9, 2 Portora 7:52.4, 3 Commercial 8:41.3.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice: 1 Commercial 7:56.3, 2 Neptune 8:06.0, 3 Clonmel 8:11.9. Junior 18A: 1 Skibbereen 6:58.7, 2 Cork 7:05.5, 3 Neptune 7:13.5.

Single – Senior: 1 City of Derry (L D’Urso) 7:56.5, 2 Three Castles (E Moran) 8:10.9, 3 Portora (H Nixon) 8:20.4, 4 Three Castles (Quinn) 8:28.6, 5 Old Collegians (Walshe) 9:08.7.  Killorglin (M Dukarska) did not finish. Intermediate: 1 City of Derry (L D’Urso), 2 Skibbereen (Walsh), 3 Shandon (Corcoran-O’Hare).


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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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