The Shandon/Skibbereen men’s senior quad which featured Gary O’Donovan was the fastest crew at the Muckross Head of the River, run in excellent conditions at the National Rowing centre on Saturday. This crew set a time of 10 minutes 11.2 seconds, while Skibbereen’s club eight were just under 10 seconds slower in second overall on time.
St Michael’s junior 18 eight covered the three kilometre course in 10 minutes 23 seconds, while Cork Boat Club’s crew set the fastest time for a men’s senior four – they clocked 10 minutes 35.8 seconds. Cork’s Michael Cronin was the fastest senior single sculler (11.47.1).
Castleconnell had an excellent set of results at junior level. Their junior 18 ‘B’ quadruple set a time of 10 minutes 36 seconds – 4.3 seconds faster than the club’s A crew, who were second. Casteconnell were the fastest men’s junior coxed four, covering the course nine and a half seconds faster than St Michael’s – and also came out on top in the men’s junior double and pair. The women’s junior 18 eight was also won by Castleconnell.
Lee Valley won the women’s junior 18 quad. Their time was 11 minutes 18 seconds. Lee Valley also won the junior double.
However, Holly Davis was beaten by Kate Reidy of Lee (pictured) in the women’s junior single scull.
Cathal O’Donovan of Skibbereen was by far the fastest junior 18 single sculler in a big field.
A composite masters eight set a time of 10 minutes 38.9 seconds for the three kilometre course. Shandon won the women’s masters coxed quad.