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Byrne Winner of Cork Sculling Ladder

17th April 2015
Byrne Winner of Cork Sculling Ladder

#ROWING: Ronan Byrne of Shandon Boat Club won the Cork Sculling Ladder on Thursday evening. Byrne beat Shane O’Connell of Cork Boat Club by three lengths. The 2014-2015 Ladder, sponsored by Hanley Calibration Ltd, had a delayed finish. This race should have taken place two weeks ago but was postponed due to very strong winds, which made sculling conditions dangerous. Byrne won the men’s Open, Intermediate, Junior 18 and Junior 16 sections. O’Connell was joint winner of the time trial with Daniel O’Sullivan (Lee Rowing Club) last October. Claire Synnott (Lee Rowing Club) won the women’s section. The Byrne-O’Connell race was umpired by Brian O’Flaherty, a previous winner of the sculling ladder in the 1988-89 season.

The 2015-2016 Cork Sculling Ladder will start with the Time Trial at the Marina Course on October 4th, 2015.

Result: (Thursday, April 16th): (2) Ronan Byrne (Shandon Boat Club) bt (1) Shane O’Connell (Cork Boat Club) 3 Lengths.

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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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