#Rowing: Ronan Byrne of Shandon Boat Club won the Cork Sculling Ladder time trial in an excellent time of six minutes 20.2 seconds today. Byrne had been the joint winner last year. Margaret Cremin of Lee Rowing Club was the fastest woman, in a time of 7:10.5.
One hundred and sixty six scullers competed in 44th time trial, sponsored by Hanley Calibration Ltd, over the 1800 metre course at the Marina. Some scullers competed twice: most sculled on the early incoming tide until nearly 11 am, helped by an easterly wind. Conditions early on were good, but once the tide changed they deteriorated and the ladder finished at 12 noon.
Cremin, winner of the novice championship of Ireland this year, easily won from her clubmates, Willow Littlewood and Eimear Cummins.
The 2015-2016 Cork Sculling Ladder continues with challenge races until the 28th March. Scullers can join at any stage.
Cork Sculling Ladder, time trial (Selected Results)
1. Ronan Byrne (Shandon Boat Club) 6 mins 20.2 seconds, 2. Colm Hennessey (Shandon Boat Club) 6:23.1, 3. Jack Casey (UCC Rowing Club) 6:23.6, 4. Stephen O’Sullivan (Shandon Boat Club) 6:24.9, 5. Sean Lonergan (Shandon Boat Club) 2:27.5, 6. Darragh Larkin (Lee Rowing Club) 6:27.6.
53. Margaret Cremin (Lee Rowing Club) 7:10.5, 67. Willow Littlewood (Lee Rowing Club) 7:26.5, 73. Eimear Cummins (Lee Rowing Club) 7:34.4, 74. Jennifer Crowley (Shandon Boat Club) 7:35.8.