Lady rowers take gold in national contest
ARKLOW ROWING Club continued its run of success recently at the AllIreland Rowing Championships in Waterville, Co. Kerry when the Veteran Ladies Crew struck gold.
The crew comprised Tilly Jordan in stroke, Jacqui Penston in number two, Deirdre Maghery in number three and Jessica Lee in the bow. They were coxed by Shane Culliton.
The rowers did it with style, winning the race by two clear boat lengths.
Another of the 11 crews from Arklow who competed the Under-14 crew came third in their race. With crew members David Sheehan in stroke, Robert Bradshaw in number two, Sean Buckley in number three and Robert Lyons in the bow thrilled with the win. They were coxed by George O’ Brien. An impressive nine of the 11 competing Arklow crews made it to the finals on Sunday with the Under 21 crew finishing in fourth place and the senior ladies crew finishing in fifth place.
Winning team Jessica Lee, Shane Culliton, Peter Kavanagh, Tilly Jordan, Eamonn Kavanagh, Deirdre Maghery and Jacqui Penston.