Kerry Head of the River Report

Killorglin Head of the River was a great success, the weather was friendly leaving us dry for most of the day. The cool and frosty morning made racing very enjoyable, the air was clear and snow covered the McGillycuddy Reeks, giving our visiting athletes some spectacular scenery.

The event kicked off at 8am with the Captains and Coxes meeting taking place in the Boat House. The boats started to launched shortly after. The whole event ran very smoothly without any problems. The Management Committee of Killorglin Rowing Club have put a lot of time and effort to organise the Kerry Head of the River and provide safe environment for all competitors.

We had some excellent teams and times. The Junior 18 Double of Maeve McGillycuddy and Aileen Crowley from Killorglin pulled a great time, passing out some fours and quads. Fossa Men’s Intermediate 4+ swiped all other competitors, leading the race with 12 seconds to spare to Muckross RC, followed by Killorglin RC. The Men’s Master 8 was won by Castleconnell Rowing Club while Fermoy won Women’s Junior 15 1x, 2x and Men’s Junior 15 Quad. Killorglin Rowing Club was unbeatable in Women’s Junior 14 Quad and Women’s Junior 15 Double and also winning Women’s Junior 16 single scull.

More results can be found on http://www.iaru.ie webpage.

Killorglin Rowing Club Management Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors of the event. Without help of local businesses the event wouldn’t be a success. We would like to also thank all helpers on the day, Irish Drain company and crew of Civil Defence for ensuring that all competitors were safe on the water. Thank you also to Euro Spar in Killorglin for the beautiful hamper that was donated as a price in the draw.

 

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