Limerick and Irish Schools Regattas Report

Congratulations to our Juniors ladies that have had a very successful weekend. The Limerick Regatta took place on Saturday, the 23rd of April, followed by the National Schools Championships on Sunday.

Both events were run at O’Brien’s Bridge over a four-lane, 1,500 metres buoyed course.

The first win of the weekend went to Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Griffin, Katie Boyle, Anna Tyther and Mara Treacy representing Killorglin Rowing Club at Limerick Regatta. The girls won the Women’s Junior 16 quad race with 12 competitors entered in this event and had a clean sweep at both the heat and the final.

On Sunday, the Women’s Junior 16 quad crew of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Molly O’Grady, Anna Tyther and Alanna Dolan represented the Intermediate School Killorglin at the 12th Irish Schools Championships and won their race easily against two Laurel Hill and Leo’s of Carlow crews in the final. There were 16 Schools entered in the event on Sunday, with Laurel Hill claiming the overall victory as the best school at the Regatta.

The Schools regatta attracted a record number of entries this year with almost 500 crews from over 70 schools across the country travelling to the event. The Schools Regatta started in 2006, and the Intermediate School Killorglin won the Victor Ludorum Trophy in 2007 and 2011 for the most successful school at the Regatta.

Big thanks to Michael G Fleming for his continued hard work and dedication to prepare the girls for events and Fionan McCarthy for looking after the logistics and getting the boats to the Regatta. The Club and the athletes greatly appreciate it.

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