After the heavy rains of Saturday, Commercial Regatta at Islandbridge today enjoyed clear, if cool, conditions. The event drew big numbers of rowers from around the country.
Coming to the end, the host club beat Coleraine Grammar School in the men’s junior 16 eight, drawing to a close a very satisfactory weekend for the host club; amongst their other notable winners were the women’s club eight and the women’s junior 18 quadruple.
Coleraine brought 47 competitors, while Limerick clubs were also well represented and successful. Shannon beat UCD in the men’s senior four and added the men’s club coxed four and the junior 18 women’s double and single. St Michael’s beat Commercial in the women’s junior 16 eight.
Kerry club Tralee won the men’s junior 18 single and Newry the women’s club single.
UCD’s women are in good form, and they won the women’s senior coxed four and the club four. Trinity’s novice women’s eight also continued their winning streak from the Colours races.
Neptune won the Jimmy Bermingham trophy for best overall club. They won  the men’s club eight and they beat Commercial in the women’s club double. They also won the women’s intermediate single and men’s junior 18 double. New Ross of Wexford won the men’s club double.
Clonmel, home club of international oarsman Daire Lynch, had a productive day. They won the men’s coxed quad, the men’s junior 18 quad (below)  coming home well ahead of Coleraine GS, and the men’s junior 16 single through Cian Mellerick.
The men’s senior single saw a victory for Niall Beggan, who had also won on Saturday at Neptune Regatta.