Excellent results for Limerick rowers at Irish rowing Championships

There was some great results over the weekend at the Irish Rowing Championships involving Limerick clubs.

The 2017 Irish rowing championship took place over the weekend the national rowing centre in Farron Wood in Cork with several Limerick clubs involved.

Castleconnell BC, St. Michael’s Rowing Club and Shannon Rowing Club all had competitors taking part in the championships with Castleconnell emerging the most successful with two singles winners and a 4x team winning.

Niamh Kiely won the women’s junior under 15 1x final rowing for Castleconnell whilst Jane O’Brien won the same event for under 14’s. In the women’s junior 4x final, Ciara Kiely, Lauren O’Brien, Niamh Kiely, Norma Silke and cox Conor O’Brien came first for Castleconnell.

It’s an even more impressive achievement by Limerick rowers as this year there was a record entry in the Championships. The increase comes a year after a hugely impressive outing for Irish rowers in the 2016 Rio Olympics with Skibbereen brothers Gary and Paul O’Donavan coming home with silver in the double lightweight skulls event and in the process becoming household names and boosting the profile of the sport.

In the mens events, Castleconnell again produced excellent winners in the Masters 4+ final and also in the under 14 junior 4x+ event, rounding off a great weekend for Castleconnell and Limerick Rowing.

Well done to all involved.


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Diarmaid Scannell