The senior women’s fours from Trinity and UCD posted identical times of 20 minutes 52.3 seconds at the Erne Fours’ Head at Enniskillen today. Remarkably, the backup times for both crews were also identical, so both shared the honours in this class at the inaugural running of the event.

 The NUIG women’s quad were the fastest women’s crew and their good performance saw them set them set a time of 19 minutes 38.9 seconds.

 Interestingly, coxed crews were the fastest sweep boats in both men’s and women’s events. The UCD women’s intermediate coxed four took this honour, while Trinity’s inter coxed four were the fastest men’s sweep crew.  

  The Queen’s ‘B’ quadruple set the fastest time in the men’s head – 17 minutes 21 seconds – five seconds ahead of Trinity, who had a good day. Their senior four was the fastest in that class.

 The conditions were quite outstanding and the organisers won plenty of praise for a well-run event.

 This was the inaugural Erne fours head. It was due to be held first in 2019 but had to be postponed.

 The results of both men’s and women’s events can be found on raceclocker.