Day two was another successful and exciting day at the Irish Rowing Championships held at The National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods, Cork.
The day started at 8:30 with heats. The first final of the day was at 11:30 with the men’s senior pair. UCD came home to win ahead of NUIG by just a length.
Following swiftly were the women’s junior scull where Oisin Ford, Cork Boat Club, came home to win the race ahead of English of Belfast Boat Club.
The coveted men’s junior coxed four was perhaps one of the best races of the day,with every one including the commentator unsure of who was ahead at any given time. As soon as one crew edged ahead, another crew came back and took the lead.
There was really never anything in it with crews from Portora, St Joseph’s, Cork, Presentation and Bann battling every step of the way for the full 2000m.
In the end Cork pulled through, however it took a photo finish to determine the winner by only a minute .2 of a second.
The women’s lightweight scull was a battle between Claire Lambe, (Old Collegians) and Siobhan McCrohan (Tribesman). Lambe pulled through to win by two seconds.
Cork Boat Club luck was in in the junior women’s eights, where they beat Portora of Enniskillen. An amazing total of five championships so far for Cork.
At the World Cup regatta in Lucerne the women’s pair of Leonara Kennedy and Lisa Dilleen pulled out of the race due to illness. Sanita Puspure came forth in the semi-final and will compete in the B final tomorrow.
Tomorrow's racing will start at 8am.