World Rowing Coastal Championships 2023

Barletta, Italy

Team Ireland had an incredible weekend at the World Coastal Championships, returning home with four medals, including three gold.

Monika Dukarska of Kilorglin RC was crowned the world champion of Women’s Solo 1X. Dukarska had a fantastic race, taking a comfortable lead from the start, showcasing her strength in the tough conditions. After an impressive exhibition of skill at the World Beach Sprint finals last week which includes a 4th place finish in the same boat class, Durkarska closes off her season as the 2023 Womens Solo World Champion.

Dukarska was also successful in the Mixed Double Scull (CMix2X) with her teammate Ronan Byrne from Shandon RC. Once again, the Irish team got off to a strong start, securing a comfortable lead for the first half of the race. While the crews from France and Great Britain struggled with the challenging conditions, Ireland capitalized on this opportunity and continued to extend their lead, ultimately crossing the finish line as World Champions.

Adrian Miramon Quiroga of Wicklow Rowing Club was also crowned the champion of Men’s Solo 1X. Like the other successful Irish crews, Miramon led the race from the start. Eager to defend his title, he responded to pressure from the USA and Great Britain as they approached the final meters of the race, securing another gold. Miramon is now a four-time coastal world champion in the men’s solo and just last week was successful in winning the Beach Sprint Finals.

The Women’s Coxed Quad (CW4x+) of Sionna Healy, Niamh Lordon, Miriam Sheehan, Rhiannon O’Donoughue, and David Hussey finished in third place this weekend. The composite crew delivered a strong performance, battling against the Dutch and Spanish crews and securing a bronze medal for Team Ireland.

Team Ireland was well represented at Barletta with 16 crews showcasing the depth and strength of the Irish coastal clubs and their programs. A big congratulations to all athletes coaches and managers for their achievements.

Final Results:

  • Womens Solo (CW1X)- 1st Monika Dukarska
  • Womens Solo (CW1X)- 13th Laura O’Neill
  • Men’s Solo (CM1X) – 1st Adrian Miramon Quiroga
  • Mens Solo (CM1X) – 6th Kealan Mannix
  • Men’s Solo (CM1X) – 16th Noel Creedon
  • Men’s Double Skull (CM2X) – 14th Nathan Hughes, Rory O’Connor
  • Mixed Double Skull (CMix2X) – 1st Monika Dukarska, Ronan Byrne
  • Mixed Double Skull (CMix2X) – 5th B final Noel Creedon, Karen McCarthy
  • Women’s Double Skull (CW2X) – 14th Dineka Maguire, Niamh Doogan
  • Women’s Coxed Quadruple Sculls (CW4x+) – 10th Niamh Doogan, Katie Shirlow, Flynn Greene, Peter Doyle
  • Women’s Coxed Quadruple Sculls (CW4x+) – 3rd Sionna Healy, Niamh Lordon, Miriam Sheehan, Rhiannon O’Donoughue, David Hussey
  • Men’s Coxed Quadruple Sculls (CM4x+)- 12th Anthony Mcgivern, Nathan Hull, Phillip Beattie, Rory O’Connor, Ryan McNeill,
  • Men’s Coxed Quadruple Sculls (CM4x+) – 16th Aaron Hurley, David Neale, Luke Keaney, Colm Brennan, Meabh McNamara
  • Men’s Coxed Quadruple Sculls (CM4x+) – 5th B final Shay Dunne, David Collard, Jack Doyle, Peter Doyle, Martin Murphy