Rowing – Muckross Head of the River
‘MUCKROSS HEAD OF THE RIVER’
Last Saturday, 2nd December, was a great day of racing for our Rowing Club. Thirteen third years raced at Muckross Head of the River in the National Rowing Centre in Cork. This was the first race of the season, a gruelling 3,000-metre time trial. Our new trailer was put to good use!
The results were as follows:
|1st||This was the boys first time in the octuplet and they won by over a minute. An excellent achievement and great coxing from Alex Cronnelly. (Ben Hogan, Sam Horkan, Matthew Gibney, Michael O’Sullivan, Matthew Keeley, Pearse Woods, Theo Boland and Colm Hennessy.|
|1st & 6th||Blackrock had two entries the A quad came first and the B quad came sixth. A quad: (Matthew Gibney, Ben Hardiman, Michael O Sullivan, Theo Boland – cox Colm Hennessy). B quad: (Ben Hogan, Sam Horkan, Pearse Woods, Scott Graham – cox Hugo Mangan).|
|4th||There were over twenty-six crews entered in this category, the boys missed out on third place by a second. (Alex Cronnelly, Hugo Mangan, Oisin Fitzgearld, Jack Tarpey – cox Theo Boland)|
|4th, 6th & 7th||Another big entry, Alex Cronnelly, Jack Tarpey and Oisin Fitzgearld.|
Well done to all. We would like to thank the parents who brought the boys to the venue and helped out on the day, Sarah Mangan and Donal Hennessy. Special thanks to Ed Cronnelly for towing the trailer and also helping us throughout the day. We would also like to thank the parents’ committee for all their hard work to date. We would have struggled to go to this event without our new trailer.
I thank our coaches James O’Sullivan and Niamh O’Mahony for their efforts on behalf of the squad.