Castleconnell Head of the River 2013

Another good day for our athletes at the Castleconnell Head of the River!

Despite the bad weather conditions with wind and rain keeping us company throughout the day; our rowers took to the water in the early hours of this morning. Killorglin RC athletes entered races ranging from Women’s Novice single scull to the Men’s Junior 15 quadruple events. Our Men’s Junior 15 double scull of Kieran O’Sullivan and John F O’Grady raced impressively finishing first, 27seconds ahead of the St. Michaels RC of Limerick and Colaiste Iognaid RC of Galway crews. Boys were also the fastest double in both junior15 and junior 16 categories. They are under16 again next year. Looking good boys!!

Sean Houlihan and Conor Murphy raced the Men’s Junior 14 Single scull event finishing second and third respectively followed by three Clonmel scullers finishing over a minute after our rowers. It is great to see young talent coming through. Shane O’Connor joined Conor Muphy in the Men’s Junior 14 double scull event. Boys performed well finishing third overall. It is a newly formed crew and their first race together at the Head of the River. Well done boys!

Emma Murphy represented the Club in the Women’s Novice Scull event, finishing well in the pack. It is Emma’s first exposure to single sculling at the Heads hence it was a good experience. Boys also raced the Men’s Junior 15 quad, the crew of Kieran O’Sullivan, John F O’Grady, Jack Cox and Kieran Morris coxed by Kerri Fay finished fifth overall giving their all to the line.

Well done to all athletes racing today and thanks to Maeve McGillycuddy and Mike Fleming for getting crews organised and ready, as weather was proving to be harsh on all. Meanwhile our international athlete Monika Dukarska is training hard at the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra Co. Cork preparing for international duties for 2014.

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