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Enniskillen Junior Women Cap Great Weekend with Win at Commercial Regatta

7th April 2019
Enniskillen's Junior Women's Eight beat Commercial Enniskillen's Junior Women's Eight beat Commercial Photo: Liam Gorman

#Rowing: In a very good final race of Commercial Regatta, the hosts had to give way to Enniskillen in the women’s junior 18 eight. Commercial pushed the visitors right to the finish.

There was also very tight race in the men’s junior 18 doubles, where Commercial B beat Three Castles by just two foot. Grace Healy of the host club capped a great weekend for her by winning the women’s junior 18 single sculls.

Glenn Patterson of Sligo beat Commercial’s Niall Beggan in the single sculls – Beggan caught a crab and Patterson took advantage to win. Patterson and Brian Colsh went on to win the men’s senior doubles.

At the top end of the programme, Trinity beat Commercial in the men’s intermediate eight, while UCD’s women continued their good run with a win in the intermediate eights, also over the hosts.

Commercial Regatta, Islandbridge, Saturday (Selected)


Eight – Inter: Trinity bt Commercial A 1½ l Novice: UCD bt Trinity 2l. Club: Commercial bt UCD 1l. Masters: Neptune D. 

Four – Sen, coxed: Commercial C bt Commercial A 1½ l. Inter: Trinity A bt Trinity B 2l. Club, coxed: Trinity A bt Trinity B. Masters, coxed: Portora D.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice: Carlow bt Three Castles 3l. Club, coxed: Neptune bt Offaly 4l. Jun 18, coxed: Neptune bt Three Castles. Jun 16, coxed: Neptune bt Athlone A

Double – Sen: Sligo (G Patterson, B Colsh) bt Neptune. Club: Carlow bt Commercial easily. Jun 16: Neptune B bt Athlone 5l

Single – Senior: Sligo (Patterson) bt Commercial (Beggan) 4l.

Inter: Carrick (Early) bt New Ross (Kennell-Webb) 1l.

Jun 18: Athlone (Carroll) bt Three Castles (McKnight). Jun 16: New Ross (Gibbon) bt Carrick (Donaile) 1l. 


Eight – Intermediate: UCD bt Commercial 2l. Club: UCD A bt Neptune 2½ l. Novice: Trinity A bt Trinity B. Jun 18: Enniskillen bt Commercial 1l. Masters: Athlone C bt Neptune A (B). 

Four – Inter, coxed: UCD A bt UCD B. Club, coxed: Commercial bt Killorglin 3l. Jun 18, coxed: Enniskillen A bt Commercial 2l. Pair: Commercial.

Sculling, Quadruple – Novice, coxed: Trinity bt Neptune B. Jun 18, coxed: Carlow bt Neptune 5l. Jun 16, coxed: Carlow bt New Ross 3l.

Double – Club: Commercial bt Offaly easily. Jun 18: Carlow bt Three Castles 3l Jun 16: Commercial bt Enniskillen B 4l.

Single – Club: Killorglin (O’Donoghue) bt Commercial (Dolan) 2l. Jun 18: Commercial (G Healy) bt Commercial (Maloney) Jun 16: Carrick (O’Rourke) bt Athlone (Egan)

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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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