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Skibbereen Win eFlow Grand League Rowing Series

26th June 2012
Skibbereen Win eFlow Grand League Rowing Series

#ROWING: Skibbereen Rowing Club are the eFlow Go Row League champions of 2012. The west Cork club amassed 466 points over the three rounds and won Division One for men and for women.

All three regattas which hosted the eFlow League had huge entries. Skibbereen Rowing Club held the first regatta of the series at the National Rowing Centre in April and had 560 entries, becoming the biggest one-day regatta ever held in Ireland. Queen’s University staged the second round at Castlewellan and Cork Regatta at the NRC last weekend was the final in the series. Metropolitan Regatta at Blessington Lakes, which would have been the third round, had to be cancelled because of high winds.

“We’re very pleased to have won,” said Dominic Casey, the head coach of Skibbereen. “I think the league is good for rowing. The entry speaks for itself.”

There are prizes of €400 for each division winner and €400 to the overall points leader.  

Casey’s club was taking its third League title in succession. This season they were pushed hard by Queen’s University in the men’s class (192 points to 172), while Three Castles, who are based at Blessington, were second in women’s Division One. Lee won men’s Division Two and Commercial of Dublin took women’s Division Two.

eFlow Go Row League 2012

Overall: 1 Skibbereen RC 466, 2 Lee RC 303, 3 St Michael’s RC 296, 4 Cork BC 270, 5 UCD BC 267, 6 NUIG BC 259, 7 Queen’s BC 255, 8 Dublin University BC 208, 9 Commercial RC 208, 10 Shandon BC 204.

Men – Division One: 1 Skibbereen 192, 2 Queen’s 172, 3 NUIG 114, 4 St Michael’s 89, 5 Bann 73, 6 Cork 59. Division Two: 1 Lee 225, 2 Queen’s 83, 3 Skibbereen 77.

Women – Division One: 1 Skibbereen 188, 2 Three Castles RC 139, 3 St Michael’s 119, 4 Queen’s LBC 88, 5 Cork 86, 6 NUIG 74. Division Two: 1 Commercial 109, 2 Queen’s LBC 88, 3 Dublin University LBC 76.

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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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