Tullamore Time Trial Results

Now on the Rowing Ireland website:



Men’s OpenDavid Neale UCD

Women’s OpenSheila Clavin SMRC

Men’s IntermediateMatthew McKibbin, QUBBC

Women’s IntermediateAmy Bulham, UCD

Men’s Junior 18 – Kevin Molloy, Athlone

Women’s Junior 18 – Caroline Kelly, Carrick-on-Shannon

Men’s Junior 16 – Conor Egan, Athlone

Women’s Junior 16 – Kate McCabe, Carrick-on-Shannon

Men’s Junior 15 – Goff, Waterford

Women’s Junior 15 – Laureen Gannon, Carrick-on-Shannon

Men’s Junior 14 – Tom McCabe, Carrick-on-Shannon

Women’s Junior 14 – Alison Mooney, Offaly

Men’s Junior 12 – Jack Keating, Carlow

Men’s Masters – Vincent Hussey, Offaly

Many thanks to all who supported us and to all who helped out.

St. Michael Head, O'Briensbridge, 28: e januari 2012

Offaly are racing at the St. Michael’s Head on the River Shannon at O’Briensbridge, Co. Clare. Crews entered include mens novice and intermediate sculls, mens junior single and double sculls and womens junior quad.

Where to go:


Racing directions:

Start near the the rowers left bank. Follow the line of buoys. Watch for turn to rowers right after about 300m, follow buoys. Next turn is a sharp one to rowers left at top of straight. Stay just left of centre on the straight. The wires are around half way. Don’t go into big bays on left side. At end of straight near launch area, start long gradual bend, following left bank but not too near. Make sure to follow bank, it’s easy to cross over to the wrong side; this adds a long distance and puts you in the way of boats returning from the finish.


Skibbereen Head of the River 2011

Offaly Rowing Club travelled to the National Rowing Centre in Farran Wood , Co. Cork to compete in the Skibbereen Head of the River timetrial at the weekend. In the first of the season’s Head of the River (HOR) events the Offaly crews raced over a 3.8km course in magnificent sunshine on flat calm water.

Competing in the junior mens categories were Patrick Grogan and Patrick Walsh in the mens Junior 16 single sculls. In a field of 26 dominated by Munster clubs the Offaly men finished in 20th and 23rd respectively. For the mens junior 14 coxed quad it was their first race. Steering an excellent course the cox Andrew Walsh provided his crew with every racing advantage in a field where the average age of the competition was up to four years the Offaly crews senior. The racing crew of Diarmuid Mangan, Billy Mulhall, Tadhg Phelan and Cillian Keenan rowed a powerful race to finish 15th of 16 competitors and nearly two minutes ahead of their Clonmel rival crew.

Representing the junior women at the weekend were Áine Murphy, Alison Mooney, Molly McKeagney and Martha Ward coxed by Andrew Walsh in the junior womens coxed quadruple scull. Finishing in 6th position in the middle of the field the Offaly crew have the potential to improve their position as the season continues. The club also had two double sculls entered in the womens junior 16 double sculls. Áine Murphy and Alison Mooney raced against club fellow club members Ellie Mulhall and Claire Mangan, finishing in 6th and 7th place respectively. Competing in the womens senior sculls Joanne Moran of Offaly took second place behind Dukarska of Killorglin Rowing Club.

For the junior 18 men the weekend provided a last chance training opportunity to qualify for the Irish National Squad trial in Newry this coming weekend. The trial will consist of an indoor rowing machine test and an on the water rowing assessment. The two competitors to represent the club at the trials are Anthony Gannon and Cathal Phelan.

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Offaly Rowing Club Tullamore Time Trial 2011

There was a big turnout for the Offaly Rowing Club time trial on the Grand Canal. A total of four time trial events were held with 20-30 competitors in each. A part from the odd rain shower rowing conditions on the day was perfect with flat calm water. Clubs that travelled for the event included Athlone Rowing Club, Carrick- on-Shannon Rowing Club, Graiguenamanagh Rowing Club, Tree Castles Rowing Club, Queens College Rowing Club, St. Michaels Rowing Club and Waterford Rowing Club. Racing categories where Junior 12, Junior 16 men and women, Junior 18 men and women, senior men and senior women. The overall fastest rower of the day was presented with the Tullamore Time Trial millennium cup presented by former County Librarian Ms. Anne Coughlan.

There was success for the Offaly rowers in the time trial. Cathal Phelan, men junior 16, Alison Mooney, women junior 14 & 15, and Cillian Keenan, men junior 12, all won their respective events. There was a win for Cillian Keenan who was presented with a World Rowing Championship T-shirt which were held in New Zealand in November 2010. In the womens junior 14 category Offaly was represented by Áine Murphy, Alison Mooney, Molly McKeagney and Orlaith O Brien. At junior 15 Ellie Mulhall and Alex Vickers rowed for Offaly. Chanelle O Dwyer and Claire Mangan represented the club at Junior 16 with Claire Mangan also competing in the Junior womens event. Senior women competing at the Tullamore time trial included Joanne Moran of Offaly Rowing Club and Sheila Clavin and Eimear Moran former Offaly rowers competing for St. Michael’s, Limerick and Three Castles, Blessington respectively. A group of new rowers raced at junior 12 level, these were Billy Mulhall, Jason Dwyer, Andrew Walsh, Cillian Keenan, Tadhg Phelan and Dylan Cuskelly. James Fallon took part in his first competition the mens Junior 14 event, while James Peters raced twice at junior 15. In the junior 16 event, Cathal Phelan led in the field and Patrick Walsh put in a good performance. Cathal’s time was good enough for second junior 18 category, with Mantas Pukelis posting the next fastest time. John Neale and Anthony Gannon also raced in this event. Mantas and Anthony also raced in the senior category, as did a number of former members – David Neale, UCD, the overall winner, Ciaran Brady (Carlow) and Rory O’Connor (Queens University).

The fastest man and fastest time overall was Neale of UCD in 8 minutes 37.6 seconds. Fastest woman was Clavin of St. Michaels, Limerick in 9:14.2. Schone of Graiguenamanagh, 8:47.7 won the mens junior 18 section. The fastest junior woman was Ryan of Graiguenamanagh who was entered in the junior 16 section, in 9:59.3. Phelan of Offaly won the mens junior 16 section in 8:49.6, while Egan of Athlone was fastest mens junior 15 in 9:59.9. Junior 14 and 15 womens winner was Mooney of Offaly in 10:50.0. Scott from Carlow won the mens junior 14 in 10:00.8 and Keenan from Offaly the junior 12 in 11:34.3. Tom Kirby from 3 Castles, Blessington was fastest in the Mens Masters event.

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Resultat av Tullamore Time Trial


The provisional results are confirmed:

Number Club Category Name Time Notes
201 UCD MS Neale 08:37.6 Fastest Man
409 Graiguenamanagh MJ18 Schone 08:47.7 Fastest MJ18
108 Offaly MJ16 Phelan 08:49.6 Fastest MJ16
411 SMRC WS Clavin 09:14.2 Fastest Woman
314 Athlone MJ15 Egan 09:58.9 Fastest MJ15
418 Graiguenamanagh WJ16 Ryan 09:59.3 Fastest WJ16 & WJ18
422 Carlow MJ14 Scott 10:00.8 Fastest MJ14
122 Offaly WJ14 Mooney 10:50.0 Fastest WJ14 & J15
429 Offaly MJ12 Keenan C (TO) 11:34.3 Fastest MJ12
317 3 Castles MMF Kirby 12:10.9 Fastest Mens Masters
124 Offaly WMA Ni Bhroin (TO) 13:09.6 Fastest Womens Masters



Full results

ORCOct2011 Overall

ORCOct2011 By Category

Offaly Rowing Club host the Annual Time Trial this coming weekend 2011

The annual Tullamore Time Trial hosted by Offaly Rowing Club on the Grand Canal will take place this Saturday 1st October 2011 with a record entry of 115 official entries in 12 categories and a further 10 scullers who are generally young beginners. The time trial signals a return to the Head of the River season of competitions from now until April and the commencement of training for the 2010/2012 rowing season. For the rowers the winter season’s training will focus on endurance, stamina and technique building in preparation of the Regatta season from April to the National Championships in July 2012.

The format for the Tullamore Time trial will consist of four races starting at 8.30a.m., 10.30a.m., 12.30p.m and 2.30p.m. It is expected that competitors will row from the club house at Lock 23 on the Grand Canal to Lock 24 approximately 30 minutes before the start of each race and line up in race number order below the starting position. On the call of the race starter the competitors one by one will make their way to the starting line which will be a flying start. As each rower crosses the starting line the starting judge will call go and so begins the 2,250m race to the finishing line situated 250m below the club house. The fastest time in each age category will be deemed the winner.

Club entries for the time trial have been received from Three Castle Rowing Club from Wicklow, Graiguenamanagh from Kilkenny, Carrick-on-Shannon, Queens University Boat Club, Athlone, Dublin and Waterford. Racing categories will include men and womens junior 14, 16 and 18 age categories, senior men, senior women and Masters (all those aged 27 and over). At this year’s time trial Offaly Rowing Club is providing an opportunity to former Offaly Rowers to participate in the racing. As places are limited all those interested should contact Frank Durkin in advance of Saturday.

The senior category at this year’s time trial will be the race to watch. Notable is the presence of multiple current and former Irish Champions in Offaly colours. The line up will include Rory O Connor racing for Queens University, Belfast, David Neale rowing with UCD, Eimear Moran now with Three Castles Rowing Club, Blessington who will compete against Offaly rowers will compete against Ciaran Brady, Joanne Moran and Ciara Ní Cheilleachair representing Offaly Rowing Club.

Following a successful National Championship in July Offaly Rowing Club finished the 2011 rowing season on the August Bank Holiday weekend competing in Carrick-on-Shannon Regatta, Leitrim on the Sunday and Graiguenamanagh Regatta, Kilkenny on the Monday. There were wins for Offaly Rowers at Carrick-on-Shannon Regatta in the mens junior categories. Patrick Grogan won in the Junior 16 single scull beating fellow Offaly Rower Cathal Phelan. Later in the day the crew of Patrick Grogan and Cathal Phelan took first place in the double scull category. There was also a win for Mantas Pukelis in the Junior 18 single scull.

At Graiguenamanagh the Offaly Rowing Club competed in the junior men and women single, double and quadruple sculling events. A crew of junior 12 men who had started rowing during the summer months raced in their first race in a quadruple scull. As part of the regatta there was an opportunity for rowers to compete in an iron man competition of swimming, running and kayaking. Anthony Gannon was the best placed Offaly man taking third place after swimming the back stroke, going straight into the run and cruising into third place after a mighty piece of kayaking.

September saw Ciaran Brady coming first in his category in the New Ross rowing marathon. A former junior rower with Offaly Rowing Club Ciaran started the race at St. Mullins in Co. Carlow rowed down the River Barrow to the finish in New Ross, Co. Wexford covering a distance of 15km.

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