The Neptune/Belfast Boat Club masters men's eight were the fastest crew home in the first head of the Head of the Shannon rowing event in Carrick on Shannon today. In reasonably good conditions they went off first and set a time of 12 minutes 3.7 seconds in the provisional results. Commercial's women's senior eight were the fastest women's crew.
St Joseph's filled the top three spots in the the men's junior 18 coxed four, ahead of fourth-placd Colaiste Iognaid.
Commercial had a very good win in the women's junior 18 quadruple - they beat a Coleraine Grammar School crew which included Molly Curry. The result was reproduced in the men's junior pair - the margin was under a second.
The second head, due off at 2 o'clock, was shortened as the winds built in the middle of the day.