#Rowing: Spectators at the Garda Boat Club witnessed a rare sight for an Irish crowd - a competitor breaking six minutes for 2,000 metres on the ergometer. Neptune's Ben Behr Heyder set a time of 5:59.8 at the Leinster Indoor Rowing competition to rousing cheers. The six foot six German had an explosive start at a rate of over 50 strokes per minutes and then eased down and looked remarkably calm from there. It was is third time to break the six minute mark.
Breanna Larsen of Garda Boat Club woas the fastest woman, with a new personal best of 7:05.9. Eimear Lambe of UCD was the fastest under-23 woman - she set a time of 7:11.1.
Leinster Indoor Rowing Competition, Garda Boat Club (Selected Results)
Open: B Behr-Heyder 5:59.8. Under-23: F Mulligan 6:21.4. Under-23 Lightweight: N Beggan 6:40.8. Novice (1,000m): C Guilfoyle 3:00.6. Under-18: N Hull 6:28.4. Under-16: J Gibney 6:53.2. Masters 30: A Maher 6:23.5.
Open: B Larsen 7:05.9. Under-23: E Lambe 7:11.1. Novice (1,000m): C Hawker 3:35.8. Under-18: C Feerick 7:22.1. Under-16: A Keogh 7:41.8.
Masters 30: M Ragget 8:24.4.
#DroghedaPort - Drogheda Port was the base of a major emergency planning exercise this morning (Thursday 27 October) as Garda units and other emergency services simulated a three-stage hostage scenario, as The Irish Times reports.
In the first stage, the Garda Water Unit aided armed response officers in boarding a vessel detected acting suspiciously. This was followed by a hostage-taking simulation on the dock, concluding with an armed assault on a port warehouse to free the hostages.
The operation, which was expected to conclude by lunchtime, was focused on evaluating the emergency response capabilities of relevant units and personnel.
#Rowing: Portora took the men’s senior four and men’s senior pair at the Queen’s Regatta on Saturday at Castlewellan. Damien Kelly of Garda and Micheál Bailey of Neptune finished first and second in the men’s senior single. Commercial took the men’s club one eight and coxed fours. The host club took the women’s club one eight.
|Event Name||Crew name||Race Position||Result Points|
|Mens Senior 4-||Portora||1st||50|
|Mens Senior 4-||QUBBC||2nd||-10|
|Mens Senior 2-||Portora||1st||50|
|Mens Senior 2-||QUBBC A||2nd||-10|
|Mens Senior 2-||QUBBC B||Did not start||0|
|Mens Senior 2X||Sligo||1st||50|
|Mens Senior 2X||Portora||2nd||-10|
|Mens Senior 2X||Garda||Did not start||0|
|Mens Senior 1X||Garda, Kelly, D||1st||50|
|Mens Senior 1X||Neptune, Bailey, M||2nd||-10|
|Mens Senior 1X||QUBBC, Stitt, J||3rd||-10|
|Mens Senior 1X||Garda, Allen, R||Did not start||0|
|Mens Intermediate 2-||Commercial||1st||50|
|Mens Intermediate 2-||Belfast RC A||2nd||-10|
|Mens Intermediate 2-||Belfast RC B||3rd||-10|
|Mens Intermediate 2-||CGS||4th||-10|
|Mens Intermediate 1X||Belfast BC, Mitchell, D||1st||50|
|Mens Intermediate 1X||QUBBC, Martin, P||2nd||-10|
|Mens Intermediate 1X||C of Derry, D'Urso, G||3rd||-10|
|Mens Intermediate 1X||QUBBC, Stitt, J||4th||-10|
|Mens Intermediate 1X||Garda, Allen, R||Did not start||0|
|Mens Intermediate 1X||Garda, Maceoin, D||Did not start||0|
|Mens Intermediate 1X||Portadown, Laivins, A||Did not start||0|
|Mens Intermediate 1X||QUBBC, Taylor, R||Did not start||0|
|Mens Club 1 8+||Commercial||1st||50|
|Mens Club 1 8+||QUBBC||2nd||-10|
|Mens Club 1 4+||Commercial||1st||50|
|Mens Club 1 4+||Belfast RC||2nd||-10|
|Mens Club 1 4+||QUBBC A||3rd||-10|
|Mens Club 1 4+||CGS||4th||-10|
|Mens Club 1 4+||QUBBC B||5th||-10|
|Mens Club 1 4+||Methodist||6th||-10|
|Mens Club 1 4X-||QUBBC B||1st||50|
|Mens Club 1 4X-||Sligo||2nd||-10|
|Mens Club 1 4X-||QUBBC A||Did not start||0|
|Mens Club 1 2X||Sligo||1st||50|
|Mens Club 1 2X||Garda B||2nd||-10|
|Mens Club 1 2X||QUBBC A||3rd||-10|
|Mens Club 1 2X||QUBBC C||4th||-10|
|Mens Club 1 2X||QUBBC B||5th||-10|
|Mens Club 1 2X||Blackrock||6th||-10|
|Mens Club 1 2X||Commercial||Competed||-10|
|Mens Club 1 2X||QUBBC D||Competed||-10|
|Mens Club 1 2X||RBAI||Competed||-10|
|Mens Club 1 2X||Garda A||Did not start||0|
|Mens Club 1 1X||Belfast BC, Mitchell, D||1st||50|
|Mens Club 1 1X||Garda, Maceoin, D||2nd||-10|
|Mens Club 1 1X||QUBBC, McNamee, M||3rd||-10|
|Mens Club 1 1X||Commercial, Connolly, S||4th||-10|
|Mens Club 1 1X||C of Derry, D'Urso, G||5th||-10|
|Mens Club 1 1X||Blackrock, Riordan, P||6th||-10|
|Mens Club 1 1X||Blackrock, Drennan, D||Competed||-10|
|Mens Club 1 1X||Commercial, Fowler, P||Competed||-10|
|Mens Club 1 1X||QUBBC, Foster, C||Competed||-10|
|Mens Club 1 1X||QUBBC, Holden, P||Competed||-10|
|Mens Club 1 1X||QUBBC, Stitt, J||Competed||-10|
|Mens Club 1 1X||Portadown, Laivins, A||Did not start||0|
|Mens Club 1 1X||Sligo, Patterson, G||Did not start||0|
|Mens Club 2 8+||QUBBC||1st||50|
|Mens Club 2 8+||RBAI||2nd||-10|
|Mens Club 2 8+||Methodist||3rd||-10|
|Mens Novice 4X+||Sligo||1st||50|
|Mens Novice 4X+||Portadown B||2nd||-10|
|Mens Novice 4X+||Portadown A||3rd||-10|
|Mens J18A 8+||Portora||1st||0|
|Mens J18A 8+||Methodist A||3rd||0|
|Mens J18A 8+||Methodist B||4th||0|
|Mens J18A 4+||Portora||1st||0|
|Mens J18A 4+||Methodist||2nd||0|
|Mens J18A 4+||RBAI A||3rd||0|
|Mens J18A 4+||RBAI B||Disqualified||0|
|Mens J18A 4X-||Lee A||1st||0|
|Mens J18A 4X-||Lee B||2nd||0|
|Mens J18A 4X-||RBAI||3rd||0|
|Mens J18A 4X-||Portadown||4th||0|
|Mens J18A 4X-||Methodist||5th||0|
|Mens J18A 2-||Portora B||1st||0|
|Mens J18A 2-||Methodist||2nd||0|
|Mens J18A 2-||Portora A||Did not finish||0|
|Mens J18A 2X||Lee A||1st||0|
|Mens J18A 2X||Lee D||2nd||0|
|Mens J18A 2X||Lee C||3rd||0|
|Mens J18A 2X||Lee B||4th||0|
|Mens J18A 2X||Portadown B||5th||0|
|Mens J18A 2X||CGS||Competed||0|
|Mens J18A 2X||Portadown A||Competed||0|
|Mens J18A 1X||Portadown, Hull, N||1st||0|
|Mens J18A 1X||Portadown, Murtagh, D||2nd||0|
|Mens J18A 1X||Portadown, Morrow, R||3rd||0|
|Mens J18A 1X||Belfast RC, Moran, J||4th||0|
|Mens J18A 1X||Portadown, Tang, C||Did not start||0|
|Mens J16 8+||Portora||1st||0|
|Mens J16 8+||Methodist||2nd||0|
|Mens J16 4X+||Portora A||1st||0|
|Mens J16 4X+||Commercial||2nd||0|
|Mens J16 4X+||Methodist A||3rd||0|
|Mens J16 4X+||Portadown||4th||0|
|Mens J16 4X+||Blackrock||5th||0|
|Mens J16 4X+||Methodist B||6th||0|
|Mens J16 4X+||Methodist C||Competed||0|
|Mens J16 4X+||Portora B||Competed||0|
|Mens J16 2X||Commercial||1st||0|
|Mens J16 2X||Belfast BC||2nd||0|
|Mens J16 2X||Portora||3rd||0|
|Mens J16 2X||Portadown B||4th||0|
|Mens J16 2X||Portadown A||5th||0|
|Mens J16 2X||Portadown C||6th||0|
|Mens J16 1X||CGS, Moore, H||1st||0|
|Mens J16 1X||Commercial, Browne, K||2nd||0|
|Mens J16 1X||Commercial, Hickey, D||3rd||0|
|Mens J16 1X||Commercial, Holton, A||4th||0|
|Mens J16 1X||Portora, Blake, R||5th||0|
|Mens J16 1X||Commercial, Daly, A||Competed||0|
|Mens J16 1X||RBAI, Lyons, T||Competed||0|
|Mens J15 4X+||Blackrock||1st||0|
|Mens J15 4X+||Portora||2nd||0|
|Mens J15 4X+||Methodist B||3rd||0|
|Mens J15 4X+||Methodist A||4th||0|
|Mens J15 2X||Blackrock A||1st||0|
|Mens J15 2X||Portora||2nd||0|
|Mens J15 2X||Methodist A||3rd||0|
|Mens J15 2X||Blackrock B||4th||0|
|Mens J15 2X||Portadown||5th||0|
|Mens J15 2X||Methodist B||6th||0|
|Womens Senior 1X||Belfast BC, Turner, K||Did not start||0|
|Womens Senior 1X||Garda, Larsen, B||Did not start||0|
|Womens Intermediate 2-||QUBLBC A||1st||50|
|Womens Intermediate 2-||Bann||2nd||-10|
|Womens Intermediate 2-||SMRC||3rd||-10|
|Womens Intermediate 2-||QUBLBC C||4th||-10|
|Womens Intermediate 2-||Portora A||5th||-10|
|Womens Intermediate 2-||Portora B||6th||-10|
|Womens Intermediate 2-||QUBLBC B||Did not start||0|
|Womens Intermediate 1X||Garda, Larsen, B||1st||50|
|Womens Intermediate 1X||NUIG, Pigott, M||2nd||-10|
|Womens Intermediate 1X||Belfast BC, Turner, K||Did not start||0|
|Womens Intermediate 1X||Garda, Moore, M||Did not start||0|
|Womens Intermediate 1X||Garda, Ryan, J||Did not start||0|
|Womens Intermediate 1X||QUBLBC, Brown, R||Did not start||0|
|Womens Club 1 8+||QUBLBC A||1st||50|
|Womens Club 1 8+||Bann||2nd||-10|
|Womens Club 1 8+||QUBLBC B||2nd||-10|
|Womens Club 1 4X-||Bann||1st||50|
|Womens Club 1 4X-||Methodist||2nd||-10|
|Womens Club 1 4X-||Belfast RC||Did not start||0|
|Womens Club 1 2X||Bann||1st||50|
|Womens Club 1 2X||SMRC||2nd||-10|
|Womens Club 1 2X||Garda||3rd||-10|
|Womens Club 1 2X||QUBLBC A||4th||-10|
|Womens Club 1 2X||QUBLBC B||Did not finish||0|
|Womens Club 1 1X||Garda, Ryan, J||1st||50|
|Womens Club 1 1X||Garda, Moore, M||2nd||-10|
|Womens Club 1 1X||Lee, Murphy, C||3rd||-10|
|Womens Club 1 1X||Lee, Nagle, N||4th||-10|
|Womens Club 1 1X||QUBLBC, Potts, L||5th||-10|
|Womens Club 1 1X||QUBLBC, Crouch, J||6th||-10|
|Womens Novice 4X+||QUBLBC B||1st||50|
|Womens Novice 4X+||Portadown||2nd||-10|
|Womens Novice 4X+||Sligo||3rd||-10|
|Womens Novice 4X+||QUBLBC A||4th||-10|
|Womens Novice 4X+||Belfast BC||Disqualified||0|
|Womens J18A 8+||Portora||1st||0|
|Womens J18A 8+||Methodist||2nd||0|
|Womens J18A 8+||Bann||3rd||0|
|Womens J18A 8+||Portadown||4th||0|
|Womens J18A 4-||Methodist||1st||0|
|Womens J18A 4-||Portora A||2nd||0|
|Womens J18A 4-||Portora B||3rd||0|
|Womens J18A 4X-||Bann||1st||0|
|Womens J18A 4X-||Lee||2nd||0|
|Womens J18A 4X-||Sligo||3rd||0|
|Womens J18A 4X-||Portadown||4th||0|
|Womens J18A 2X||Bann||1st||0|
|Womens J18A 2X||Lee A||2nd||0|
|Womens J18A 2X||Neptune||3rd||0|
|Womens J18A 2X||Lee B||4th||0|
|Womens J18A 2X||Sligo A||5th||0|
|Womens J18A 2X||Portadown A||6th||0|
|Womens J18A 2X||Belfast RC||Competed||0|
|Womens J18A 2X||Portadown B||Competed||0|
|Womens J18A 2X||Portadown C||Competed||0|
|Womens J18A 2X||Sligo B||Competed||0|
|Womens J18A 1X||Neptune, Feerick, C||1st||0|
|Womens J18A 1X||Bann, Odonovan, A||2nd||0|
|Womens J18A 1X||Bann, Wylie, L||3rd||0|
|Womens J18A 1X||Portadown, McCann, K||4th||0|
|Womens J18A 1X||Neptune, Clark, A||Did not start||0|
|Womens J16 8+||Portora A||1st (private race)||0|
|Womens J16 8+||Portora B||2nd (private race)||0|
|Womens J16 4X+||Lee||1st||0|
|Womens J16 4X+||Portora||2nd||0|
|Womens J16 4X+||Sligo||3rd||0|
|Womens J16 4X+||Portadown||4th||0|
|Womens J16 4X+||Belfast RC||5th||0|
|Womens J16 2X||Portora B||1st||0|
|Womens J16 2X||Portora A||2nd||0|
|Womens J16 2X||Methodist||3rd||0|
|Womens J16 2X||Belfast RC||4th||0|
|Womens J16 1X||Belfast RC, Hall, A||1st||0|
|Womens J16 1X||Portadown, McCann, S||2nd||0|
|Womens J16 1X||Bann, Blemmings, E||3rd||0|
|Womens J16 1X||Portora, Hutton, D||Competed||0|
|Womens J16 1X||Portora, McComb, T||Competed||0|
|Womens J16 1X||Portora, O'Doherty, M||Competed||0|
|Womens J16 1X||Bann, Carson, R||Did not start||0|
|Womens J15 4X+||Bann||1st||0|
|Womens J15 4X+||Portora A||2nd||0|
|Womens J15 4X+||Portora B||3rd||0|
|Womens J15 4X+||Portadown||4th||0|
|Womens J15 2X||Portadown A||1st||0|
|Womens J15 2X||Bann A||2nd||0|
|Womens J15 2X||Bann B||3rd||0|
|Womens J15 2X||Portadown B||4th||0|
Irish Ferries has linked up with An Garda Siochana, to support their forthcoming ‘Chris Crossing’ charity boat row across the Irish Sea, the aim being to raise some €50,000 for the National Neurosurgical Centre at Beaumont Hospital.
Planned in memory of Garda Chris Byrne, who passed away in March 2016 as a result of a brain tumour, the event is being undertaken by 12 Gardaí from Dublin’s Store Street station. The 12-15 hours crossing from Dublin to Holyhead will take place in late May/early June, depending on weather conditions.
Irish Ferries will provide transport and other logistics support required to guarantee the success of the undertaking.
As part of the build-up, celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment will participate with Gardai in staging on-street rowing demonstrations at two Dublin city centre locations on Saturday, April 30th when they will row the equivalent of 500 metres as part of a Top Gear-themed time challenge. Participants also plan to raise money through a bucket collection at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium prior to the Ireland v Holland soccer international on May 29th.
A wider appeal for subscriptions asks members of the public to text Beaumont to 50300 to make a €4 donation, or online at www.beaumontfundraising.ie
Waterways Ireland has been requested by An Garda to limit boat movements on the Royal and Grand Canals in the Kildare area throughout this week from 25 to 31 January, during the course of an on-going investigation, particularly from the Dublin county boundary to Sallins and Maynooth respectively on the two canals.
Waterways Ireland asks that owners and masters abide by this request, and plan boat movements accordingly.
#Rowing: Breanna Larsen of Garda Boat Club set a fine personal best time of seven minutes 7.9 seconds at the Leinster Indoor Rowing competition at Garda Rowing Club on Saturday. Oblivious to the wind and rain outside, the women rowers from Garda, UCD and Trinity competed and set some good times. Trinity won the award for best female club, but Aileen Crowley of UCD took the under-23 title, clocking an impressive 7:13.30.
Leinster Indoor Competition, Garda Boat Club, Saturday (Selected Results, 2,000m unless stated) Full Results Attached
Open: 1 D Kelly 6:17.8, 2 C McShane 6:54.8, 3 P Murphy 7:12.4. Novice (1,000): C Harrington 3:11.7. Jun 18: 1 N Beggan 6:51.8, 2 J Phelan 6:53.3, 3 A Lennon 6:56.0. Jun 16: R Quinn 6:54.9.
Masters 30+: D Quinn 6:31.40. Non-Rower (1,000m); 2:59.8.
Open: 1 B Larsen 7:07.90 (PB), M Moore 7:20.10, 3 S O’Brien 7:23.6. Under-23: A Crowley 7:13.30. Junior 18: E Lambe 7:18.90, 2 C Feerick 7:29.6, 3 J Coleman 7:48.7. Jun 16: S Maxwell 7:49.6. Lightweight: G Crowe 7:33.90.
Novice (1,000m): B O’Brien 3:29.8.
#Rowing: Boating equipment worth €150,000 has been recovered by gardaí investigating the theft of boat engines. The haul included 74 outboard engines, ten boats and eight boat trailers. The public is asked to access the Garda social websites or ring 057 8674100 to arrange viewing.
There have been a number of thefts of engines and equipment from rowing clubs and the National Rowing Centre in recent years.
#ROWING: Sam McKeown of Portadown won the intermediate single sculls, beating Damien Kelly of Garda, at Limerick Regatta today. The St Michael’s men’s senior pair came out on top and Portora won both the junior 18 and junior 16 men’s eights. Patrick Munnelly of Athlone won the final of the men’s junior 18 single sculls. The event had to be delayed for over an hour because of inclement weather and junior 14 events were cancelled. However, a meeting at the venue decided that the Irish Schools Regatta on Sunday will go ahead.
Limerick Regatta, O’Brien’s Bridge, Selected Results:
Eight – Junior 18: 1 Portora, 2 St Joseph’s, 3 St Michael’s.
Junior 16: 1 Portora, 2 Col Iognáid, 3 St Joseph’s. Masters: St Michael’s.
Four – Senior: 1 Skibbereen, 2 St Michael’s.
Pair – Senior: 1 St Michael’s, 2 Neptune, 3 Shannon.
Sculling – Quadruple – Club Two: 1 Cork B, 2 Shandon, 3 Cork A. Junior 15, coxed, Final One: 1 Shandon A, 2 St Michael’s, 3 Killorglin. Final Two: Castleconnell.
Single – Intermediate: 1 Portadown (S McKeown), 2 Garda (D Kelly), 3 St Michael’s (D O’Connor). Junior 18: 1 Athlone (P Munnelly), 2 Graiguenamanagh (A Lennon), 3 Castleconnell (N Meehan).
Eight – Junior 18: 1 Portora, 2 St Michael’s, 3 Galway.
Sculling, Quadruple – Junior 18: 1 Lee, 2 Fermoy, 3 Offaly.
Double – Junior 15: 1 Workmans, 2 Fermoy, 3 Lee A.
Annalise Murphy finished four points clear at the top of the leaderboard at Italian Olympic week yesterday and will be today's six–boat medal race favourite at the inaugural Eurosaf sailing cup on Lake Garda. Strong local 'Ora' winds are blowing on the lake this morning suiting the Irish sailor.
The 23-year-old Dun Laoghaire single–hander counts a string of five first places in her 47-boat fleet to lead Croatian sailor Tina Mihelic. Third is Finn Tuula Tenkanen.
Annalise just missed the podium in last year's Games. The Croatian came 17th in London and Tenkanen two places in front of sister Heidi who came 5th.
She ended the qualifying rounds however with a 29 and 7 describing yesterday 'as a pretty crazy day' on the lake with winds blowing from zero to 20-knots.
This 47-boat affair is not at World cup level but it is nevertheless a strong fleet and one where the National Yacht Club single-hander is proving herself after crashing out of the gold fleet of the World Cup in Hyères a fortnight ago.
The new Eurosaf series concept has been designed to complement ISAF's world cup and this week is its first outing with some new style competition formats.
live streaming of the medal race will be on Afloat.ie when available from local broadcasters
Laser Radial Finalists
3)FIN Tenkanen T.
5)FIN Tenkanen H.
Top ten qualifying round results below:
Conor O'Byrne, who describes himself as "a keen sailor" with a "burning desire of sailing around the world", has started a blog to record his preparations for and participation in the race, the first leg of which kicks off from England this coming August.
The garda hopes to use his place in the epic voyage to raise awareness for the Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, but also has more personal reasons in mind for the challenge.
"My reason for undertaking the race and being such a long time away from home and sailing in some of the world's most punishing seas was to hopefully build on my character and to learn more about myself and other people in the most extreme conditions.
"I like to be pushed beyond my comfort zone as I enjoy a challenge."
Follow Conor's preparations for the year-long race - which takes a route via South America, South Africa, Australia, China, the USA, Panama, Canada and Northern Ireland - at his Garda Around The World blog HERE.