Dublin Sculling Ladder 2012

Dublin Sculling Ladder
Date: 13/10/2012
Duration: 1 day
Venue: Islandbridge
Cost: N/A

Oct 18th, 2012

DUBC got off to a successful start to the new season with an overall win at the Dublin Sculling Ladder for the third year in a row. The squad took to the water on the 13th of October, against strong entries from both UCD and Commercial, but succeeded in retaining the title with a brilliant performance from the whole squad. Three of the team, Paddy Hughes, Paul Flaherty and Eoin McCarthy came in the top ten, with Matthew Brophy and Dillon Rooney just outside it in 11th and 12th. 26 DUBC oarsmen took to the water over all to participate in the time trial event. Out of 180 scullers entered on the day over half of DUBC’s entries came within the top third of results.

The day also saw a new record set at the Dublin Sculling Ladder, when Chris George a former DUBC oarsman, participated in all eight of the time trials which make up the event. Taking part in the eight time trials is part of Dr. George’s aim to raise money for the Mark Pollock Trust and is in addition to the full Iron Man he completed a few weeks ago. Find Chris’ Sponsorship Page here.

The fresher men tested themselves last week for the first time of the season too over a three-race erg relay. Well done to the winning team of Harry Crowley, David Stokes, Alex Leslie and Alex Conway who stormed ahead to win the 4×500, 4×1000 and 4×250. A month’s technique was quickly forgotten but the four men showed great potential from start to finish. Watch out for those names, they might be assisting DUBC’s ladder win in twelve months time.

Photo Album of the Sculling Ladder (by Peter Wolfe)