Another busy weekend of events for clubs in Rowing Ireland. Luckily we got the weather across the country and overseas to make it a wonderful weekend for our rowers.

Dublin Metropolitan Regatta

Blessington Lake was looking its best on Saturday in the sunshine and 20 degree heat. Plenty of sun cream had to be worn and it was the perfect day for Grand League number 3 on the Rowing Ireland calendar.

University of Limerick again had the most division wins, winning all four divisions that they were entered into. It was Neptune and UCDBC who were tied for the highest number of event wins both with 7. This was followed closely by UL with 6 and Commercial RC and Methodist College with 5 wins each.

UCDBC gained a total 652 points on the Grand League table which was the highest winning but were followed closely behind by Commercial with an additional 628 points. Commercial remain top of the table after these results and extended their lead on their neighbours in Islandbridge to 250 points with only one Grand League left for the year. UL are still in 3rd place but are now only 148 points behind Neptune so Cork Regatta will be interesting to see the final order of the top 3 clubs!

Due to bad weather conditions at the University Championships back in April causing it to end early, it was decided that the women’s Bank of Ireland Cup was to be raced at the Dublin Met. UCD, Trinity, UCC, UL and University of Galway had to go head to head over the weekend to decide on the winner of the Women’s Eights events. University of Limerick were crowned winners of the cup! A huge well done and congratulations to them on the win.

Below are the leading clubs for the Grand League categories:

  • Overall: Commercial RC
  • Men’s Division 1: Commercial RC
  • Women’s Division 1: University of Limerick
  • Men’s Division 2: Neptune RC
  • Women’s Division 2: Commercial RC

A full table with points and rankings is attached below.

All results can be found at the link HERE

Well done to the organising committee for running an excellent event, and a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out on the day.

National Schools Regatta

This weekend, four clubs from Ireland competed at the 2012 Olympic rowing venue, Dorney Lake. The National Schools Regatta is one of the UK’s top junior regattas with on average over 5,000 competitors taking part each year. Its caters for juniors between the ages of 14-18 year old’s and the Irish crews left their mark!

St Joseph’s had a great weekend with 5 crews competing over the weekend. Both their J16 open 1st 8+ and 2nd 8+ made it to the B finals of the event and came 2nd on the day! A huge well done to them.

Enniskillen Royal Boat Club had the biggest entry from the Irish clubs with 13 crews entered. It was a hugely successful weekend for them coming home as the winning crew in the J14 8x+ taking home the Windrush Trophy and a 3rd place win in the championship 4+ Hedsor Cup! In total, they were in 6 A finals, 3 B finals where they placed first in the Boys J15 8+ and 2nd place in the Boys J15 4+. Huge congratulations and well done to Enniskillen.

St Michael’s had two crews entered, the championship girls open 8+ and the girls J16 2x. The 8+ crew came 5th in their heat on Saturday to move into Repechage 2 later on in the day where they placed second to move into the A final. Unfortunately, their boat did not start on Sunday for the final. Their J16 2x came 16th in their time trial to move into the C final where they placed 4th. Huge well done to the two crews who competed!

The final Irish club who were competing at the National Schools regatta were Graiguenamangh. They had one member competing, Anna Brennan who competed in the championship girls 1x. Anna came third in her time trials on Saturday with a time of 8:05.59. She went onto come third again on Sunday in the A/B semi final where she secured a place in the A finals later that day. Anna narrowly missed out on a medal finishing in 4th place. Amazing results for Anna and her club! Huge well done.

2023 European Rowing Championships

The Irish crews had a great weekend over in Lake Bled, Slovenia. We had 7 of the crews making it into A finals, 2 B final crews and 1 C final crew. More details on the results can be found HERE

Ireland Results

  • M2x – 4th A Final
  • LW1x – 4th A Final
  • W4- – 5th A Final
  • LW2x – 5th A Final
  • PR2 Mix2x – 5th A Final
  • LM2x – 6th A Final
  • W2x – 6th A Final
  • W2- – 1st B Final
  • M4- – 4th B Final
  • M1x – 2nd C Final

Day One round up can be found HERE

Day Two round up can be found HERE

Day Three round up can be found HERE