Blessing of the Boats 2022
Blackrock College Rowing Club
Blessing of the Boats
Saturday, 10th December 2022
Fr Cormac O’Brolchain presided over the annual blessing of the boats before a sizeable audience of rowers and their families last Saturday, 10th December. Harry Pierce, Patrick Cody and Peter O’Connor recited the readings and prayers. Pat Gannon, Senior Rowing Coach of the club, shared powerful words of motivation and encouragement with the boys and their parents.
Coffee and warm mince pies were enjoyed by all afterwards, in aid of SVP.
Following this, the rowers then braved the cold weather conditions on Lower Liffey for a training session.
We thank Fr O’Brolchain for this blessing, Ms Reilly and Pat Gannon, alongside the Parents Committee for the organisation of this important occasion.
“May our boys continue to be protected from the dangers of wind and rain and all the perils of seas, rivers and lakes”.