The Killorglin Rowing Club’s first major event of the new rowing season took place on the 22nd November. It was the Irish Provinces Indoor Rowing Championships at the UL Arena.
All our rowers showed real spirit and talent in their races. Our first race was the MJ14 category. Congratulations to Sean Houlihan who came 1st overall. Michael O’Connor in his first time participation in this indoor event came 4th in Munster. Next up was the MJ16 2000 meter event. Cathal O’Donovan came 6th and Kieran came 11th in Munster. In the MJ15 5 minute event Thomas Hussey showed true determination throughout the race and he came in 8th. It was also Thomas first time at the indoor rowing. Veronica Kingston rowed the Women’s Open 2000 meter event and came 3nd, Fionan raced in the Open Men category which was also a 2000 meter event, Fionan came in 4thrd. A few of our rowers were not finished yet. They rowed in the same category but with a shorter distance. Kieran came 3rd and Cathal came 4th. Sean again came 1st in Munster and 3rd overall and finally it was Veronica’s turn to bring home gold.
Congratulations to all the rowers who took part in the Indoor Rowing Championships. Well done to all the rowers for their outstanding performance. Special thanks to their coach Mike for preparing the athletes and for Piotr for accompanying them. The next indoor event will be on January 24th 2015 again at the UL Arena.