Silver boost for Jersey

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The final, updated results from the organisers with details of the ladies HP final show McDougall finishing in second place behind Nadine Kerrin of Team Ireland, with another Irish paddler third and an English woman fourth.Speaking this morning, McDougall said:’I was absolutely delighted to win the silver.

I enjoyed the whole event very much although it was very hard work, but the Jersey team pulled together all the time.’She added that as well as the medal she had received a trophy made of traditional Irish bogwood.McDougall heard that her uncle had died, in the US, during the competition and dedicated her performance to him.Tim Rowe, who finished third in the Masters event, was also delighted with his performance and with the competition as a whole.’It was an excellent event and was well organised throughout, it all went very well,’ he said.The variable conditions – from flat calm to 16ft waves – he described as normal for surfing events.

‘We expect that to happen!’He said he was particularly pleased to have knocked out a surfer in the semi-finals who had knocked him out of the same event in Thurso in 1997.’He’s a nice bloke, but it was quite satisfying to return the compliment!’Team manager Stuart McGlinchey summed up the team’s performance as: ‘Overall, very good.”We did what we set out to do, we took on the rest of the world in the sport and finished in the top four.

And we had much better individual results, the juniors, new to this level of competition, did very well, and this was the first time the adults have done so well.’The team plan to allow themselves a brief rest before the focus turns to the Home Internationals which take place next September and are likely to be held in Brittany, with the Jersey team ‘hosting’ the event.’We have to start thinking about selecting a team and, with the Home Internationals coming up we are looking for sponsorship,’ McGlinchey said.n Team Jersey wishes to thank sponsors Bois and Bois, Orbital Financial Services, Hill Samuel, Jeff Le Marquand, Guinness, Ribena, Cadem Ltd, Jersey Surf Kayak Club, Jersey Canoe Club, and the States of Jersey Education Sport and Culture Committee.

Also for their help the team would like to acknowledge and thank Oasis T shirts, Howtex, AEA, and Graham Reddish of Reddish Associates.World Surf Kayak Championships, final placings:World Team championships: 1, Ireland; 2, England; 3, USA West; 4, Jersey.Individual Championships: Runner-up, Ladies High Performance, Ailsa McDougall.

Third, Masters International, Tim Rowe.5, Robert O’Brien (Junior IC) ; 7, David Ollivier (Junior HP), Paul Perchard (Men’s IC), Eoin McCarthy (Junior IC); 9, Stuart McGlinchey (Men’s IC), James Robertson (Men’s HP); 11, Gary Edwards, Robert O’Brien, Eoin McCarthy (all Junior HP); 13, Robert Hearne (Men’s HP), Robert Hearne (Men’s IC), Chris Ollivier (Men’s IC).

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