Galway HOR Report

Galway HOR took place on 10th of March 2012, hosting 223 crews from all over Ireland. Weather conditions were exceptional with slight head wind and side wind at times.  

Racing began at 10:30am with MJ16 double of John F O’Grady and Kieran O’Sullivan and WJ16 quad of Zoe Hyde, Emma Murphy, Ali O’Sullivan and Keri Fay coxed by Molly O’Sullivan taking on the river Corrib. Boys and girls performed extremely well with quad finishing second to Carlow Rowing Club. Boys were faced with competitors from Athlunkard and St. Michaels rowing clubs in Limerick, Athlone and Col. Iognaid rowing clubs, finishing well in the pack.

Head two consisted of single scullers with Connor Dee racing in the Men’s Junior 16 Singles and Monika Dukarska competing in Women’s Senior Sculls. Connor finished second to Commercial Dublin sculler after taking the last bend too wide, missing out on first by .25seconds. Monika won her race, clocking best women’s single scull time and beating many junior and inter men scullers.

Next to go was MJ16 quad of John F O’Grady, Robert Shaw, Kieran O’Sullivan and Matthew O’Connor coxed by Molly O’Sullivan followed by WJ16 double of Zoe Hyde and Emma Murphy. Girls finished second with time of 18min and 18sec, 10 seconds behind winners of Carlow. Boys raced well, finishing 6th overall.

It was very enjoyable day to all, with some tough racing. Thanks to all parents and supporters for travelling to Galway. That’s was the last Head of the River in 2012, it is now down to the serious business of side by side racing starting on 1st of April.


Well done to all!


Photos by TheWaterEdge ( FacebookPage:!/pages/TheWaterEdge/138106222902359) Top right by M.Dukarska.


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