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Close Finishes Add Spice at Neptune Regatta

4th April 2015
Close Finishes Add Spice at Neptune Regatta

# Rowing: Trinity took the women’s eights title at the Neptune Regatta at sunny Islandbridge today, beating a game Portora crew which had earlier had an easy win in the women’s junior 18 final. Trinity A beat Trinity B in the men’s senior eights final. The men’s masters eights final was a terrific race, won by Neptune by a canvas. In another fine battle, Fionnán Groome of Commercial won the intermediate singles final by beating Sam McKeown of Portadown by a quarter of a canvas.

Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge, Saturday (Selected Results)

Men

Eights – Senior: Trinity A bt Trinity B 4l, 3:17. Club One: UCD bt Portora 1½ l, 3:20. Novice: Trinity A bt Trinity B 3l, 3:43. Junior 16: Portora bt Commercial 4l, 3:40. Junior 15: Portora bt Commercial, 3l, 4:01. Masters: Neptune bt Commercial canvas.

Four – Senior, coxed: Trinity (M Corcoran, P Moreau, M Kelly, L Hawkes; cox: K Salley) bt Neptune/Trinity 3l, 3:30. Club One, coxed: UCD bt Belfast 1½ l. Junior 18, coxed: Portora bt Athlone easily, 5:06. Masters: Commercial bt Carlow 3l.

Sculling,

Quadruple – Club Two, coxed: Athlone bt Sligo 2ft, 3:59. Junior 18: Commercial bt Portora easily, Junior 16, coxed: Three Castles bt Portora 1l. Junior 15, coxed: Commercial A bt Neptune, disqualified

Double – Junior 16: St Michael’s B bt Clonmel 3l, 4:40.Junior 15: Neptune A bt Carlow easily, 4:26.

Single – Senior: Trinity (I Hurley) bt Commercial (C Dowling) ½l, 4:05. Intermediate: Commercial (F Groome) bt Portadown (S McKeown) ¼ canvas, 4:47. Club One: Sligo (Patterson). Club Two: Trinity (L Addison) bt Trinity (Norton) 3l, 4:20. Junior 18: Athlone (Munnelly) bt Graiguenamanagh (Lennon) 2l, 4:25. Junior 16: St Michael’s (O’Byrne) bt Clonmel (Dundon) 3 1/3, 5:37.

Women

Eights – Senior: Trinity bt Portora 3l, 3:47. Club One: Trinity bt UCD 2l. Novice: Commercial bt Trinity B 1½ l. Junior 18: Portora bt Neptune easily, 4:04. Junior 16: Portora bt Athlone easily, 4:11. Junior 15: Portora B bt Portora A 1½ l.

Four – Senior, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 3l. Intermediate: Portora bt Trinity canvas, 4:12. Club One, coxed: Trinity A bt Trinity B 2l, 4:17.

Sculling,

Quadruple - Club Two, coxed: Garda bt Fermoy 2/3 l 4:25. Junior 18: Neptune bt Sligo row over. Junior 16, coxed: Carlow bt Castleconnell 3l, 4:24. Junior 15, coxed: St Michael’s A bt New Ross easily, 4:43.

Double – Junior 16: Carlow bt Athlone easily; 5.00. Junior 15: St Michael’s A bt New Ross 4l, 4:50

Single, Senior: New Ross (E Maurin) bt Portadown (Martin) easily, 4:45. Club One: Fermoy (Bounane) bt Three Castles (Feely) easily, 4:45. Club Two: Garda (J Ryan) bt Clonmel (O’Malley-Adair) 2½ l. Junior 18: Neptune (Feerick) bt Belfast (Coulter) easily, 4:59. Junior 16: Fermoy (Murphy) bt Fermoy (O’Sullivan) ½ l, 4:55.

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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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