There were notable results at both end of the age scale at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at the University Limerick.
Richard Morgan, at 93, is drawing international attention for his feats in indoor rowing. He completed 500 metres in two minutes 55 seconds flat.
At around one sixth of his age, junior 16 rower Mattias Cogan of Skibbereen (pictured, courtesy Rowfit) covered the 2,000 metres in an excellent time of 6:13.7.
Denis Crowley of Commercial, a multiple winner of World Masters titles, won the 60-69 lightweight men’s 2,000 metres title with a fine time of 6 minutes 44.4 seconds. Crowley holds the world record for a lightweight man between 60 to 64 (6:40.9).
The men’s 50 to 59 openweight class was also won in a good time: Albert Maher covered the 2,000 metres in 6:27.6.
Pararower Shane Ryan of Castleconnell set a record time of 6:49.2 for the men’s LTA 2,000 metres.
The women’s open 2,000 metres was won by Julie Moran of Fermoy in seven minutes 4.6 seconds, while Thomas Hume of University of Galway won the men’s open.
The best under-23 woman over 2,000 metres was Ayla O’Neill of Kenmare, who clocked 7.07.1. The men’s under-23 2,000 metres was won by Liam Walter, in a time of six minutes 7.5 seconds.