Last weekend Killorglin rowers took to the water at the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra, Co. Cork to race in the last Grand League regatta of the season. Racing kicked off Saturday morning with Karen and Veronica both racing in the Women’s Division 1 single. Both of the girls rowed well with Karen coming third in her category of Women’s Club single, however, Veronica racing in a tough category of Women’s Intermediate single didn’t qualify for a place in a final. Next to race was the Men’s Junior 14 quad consisting of Connor Murphy, Sean Houlihan, Michael O’Connor and Shane O’Connor and coxed by Tara Lynch, the boys narrowly missed out on 1st place when they were pipped at the finishing line by a bow ball. Connor and Sean later raced in the Men’s Junior 14 single against each other, with Sean taking home gold. The Men’s Junior 16 double of Kieran O’Sullivan and John F O’Grady qualified into Final A, however, facing strong competition they missed out on finishing in the top three.
Sunday’s racing started bright and early with Cathal O’Donovan racing in the Men’s Junior 16 single. This was Cathal’s first race in a single and finished first in his heat. With an impressive row in his heat Cathal qualified for the B final and finished third in the J16 singles, just three seconds from first place. Next up was Emma Murphy in her single, Emma had a tough race on the day but raced well. The last race of the regatta was the Men’s Junior 16 quad of Kieran, John F, Cathal and Sean and coxed by Shane. With an impressive win in their heat the boys qualified for the A final. The boys dominated over St. Michael’s and Shandon in the final to win gold