Archive for the ‘Rowing’ Category

The final beckons

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

...3...2.... .... Heheh... I think we caused a bit of stress for everyone on the bank this morning!! We qualified for the A Final by coming second in our Semi to the Germans.. Beating the Australian crew into third..This will be a cracker of a final!! The buzz around our camp is ...

Heather and Sinead reach A final

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Heather and Sinead came second in their semi-final, progressing now to the A final on Sunday. Similarly, the lightweight men's four (LM4-) won their semi-final and also progress to an A final. The lightweight men's pair (LM2-) were not so lucky, coming sixth and now progressing to the B final.

The Race Is On

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Thank God all the crews got through the reps no bother. This means that everyone will be placed at least in the top 12, but of course we are all aiming a lot higher.. The first Rep yesterday was Niamh's in the single. She qualified easily behind the Austrian in a ...

LW1x semi-final

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Just finished watching Niamh Ní Cheilleachair's semi-final race (in the women's lightweight single sculls) on the nifty online video provided at the site. She came fifth in a time of 7:31.32, ahead of the Swiss boat. The first three go through to the A final - and there was a ...

Wednesday a good day for the Irish

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

All three Irish crews racing in the repechages have progressed to the semi-finals. More later.

First Day of Racing…

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Well thank God the first day of racing is is good to open the lungs, get the nerves out the system... and of course to qualify straight to the Semi... We came third in the heat in a PB of 6.57min... Only the second time ever breaking the 7 ...

Heather third in heat

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Some rather annoying, as you might imagine, problems with internet access meant I didn't actually see the race live, and have only now caught up with the results. Heather and Sinead came third in their heat, meaning they now progress to the repechage tomorrow (Wednesday). They were just over two seconds ...

Tuesday’s racing begins

Monday, August 29th, 2005

The Irish men's lightweight pair came fifth in their heat earlier today (that's Tuesday in Gifu, but still Monday where I'm based in Illinois). Heather and Sinead are due to race in about 30 minutes. I mentioned video previously. This is just available for the last fou days of racing, so ...

Greetings from Ogaki

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Greetings from Ogaki!!! I am getting too used to this heat... I love it! I think yesterday we were rowing in 37 degrees, a big change from Blessington... Things are really heating up now, so to speak... the racing has started, and the nerves are jumping a little. Niamh raced ...

Monday results from Gifu.

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Heather and Sinead may not be racing until Tuesday but other members of the Irish squad are already in action. Niamh raced in the heats of the women's lightweight single sculls earlier, coming third. With the first two in each heat (there were four) going direct to the semi-finals, her ...