National Schools Regatta 2016

Well done to all rowers on a wonderful weekend of racing!

After three wins in the Limerick Regatta on Saturday, two in the Women’s Junior 15 Double Sculls (Anna Tyther & Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Alanna Dolan & Hannah Joy) and the Women’s Junior 15 Quad of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther, Hannah Joy and Alanna Dolan, there was no time to rest!

On Sunday, our rowers raced for their respective schools at the National Schools Regatta, racing hard to the line in heats, time trials and finals to secure best possible place for their school (the title of the ‘Best Rowing School’ is awarded based on a scoring system, with points awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place).

Intermediate School Killorglin came out on top with two wins. First, in the Women’s Junior 15 Double Scull of Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue and the Women’s Junior 15 Quad of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther, Molly O’Grady and Alanna Dolan.

Michael O’Connor made the final of the Men’s Junior 16 Single Scull for the Killorglin Community College. Michael finished 4th out of the 16 entrants in the race.

Alanna Dolan, who is still under 14 raced her first race in the Under 14 Single Sculls event finishing 2nd in her final. Well done Alanna, great achievement.

Alanna also paired up with Grace O’Grady in the Women’s Junior 14 double and finished 3rd in their final.

Sean Houlihan and Shane O’Connor raced the Men’s Junior 16 Double Scull for the ISK and missed out narrowly on the first to Christian Brothers College of Cork. They also raced the Men’s Junior 16 Singles, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively with only the winner progressing to the final.

Cathal O’Donovan and Stephen O’Sullivan raced for Colaiste Na Sceilge, Cahersiveen in the Men’s Under23 Double and finished 2nd in the time trial. James McCarthy raced for the Presentation School, Milltown and finished 3rd in the second time trial. Both crews missed out on qualification to the final.

Again, well done to all athletes and big thanks to all supporters, parents and Mike Fleming for all his hard work and effort put into coaching.

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