Killorglin RC athletes had a superb day at the Provincial Indoor Rowing Championships in the UL Arena.
The results were as follows:
Airida Mateviciute won the Women’s Junior 13 3minutes and 500m sprint events. Airida pulled an impressive 1:47.2 for 500m, setting a new Irish Record!! Airida will be the reigning champion in this event in 2018 as she is just 11 years of age.
Orla McCarthy managed to win three medals at the indoors, two golds and one silver in the Women’s Junior 15 1000m race, the Women’s Junior 14 500m sprint and the Women’s Junior 14 4minutes categories. What an amazing day for Orla! Her older brother, James McCarthy, who is now studying at the CIT bagged himself two medals, a silver in the Men’s Junior 18 2000m race and a gold in the Men’s Junior 18 500m sprint race. James also set a new Irish record in the 17-18 years old category in the 500m sprint event.
Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Anna Tyther raced the Women’s Junior 16 2000m and 500m events. Rhiannon finished 2nd, by just 0.7 of a second in the Women’s Junior 16 2km race, while Anna was 5th achieving an impressive PB and breaking the 8minutes for the 2km. In the sprint race, Rhiannon finished 3rd and Anna finished 5th.
Eimear O’Donovan won the Women’s Under23 race at just 18 years of age. Jessica Lee finished impressive 3rd in the Women’s 40-49 age category over 2000m and finished 4th in the 500m race in the same age category.
Marcus Lavery, a newbie to indoor rowing competition finished 12th in both the Men’s Junior 13 3minutes and 500m sprint races. Loads learned for the 2018 Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, which take place in January 2018 in the UL Arena.
Well done to all rowers and our head coach – Michael Fleming Jnr on a great day at the indoor champs.
Our next event is the Muckross Head of the River which takes place at the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra, Co. Cork on Saturday, the 2nd of December. Best of luck to all!