Club rows in behind Slaney Search & Rescue
AFTER another successful Annual Challenge Row at Marmion Bridge recently, Edermine Ferry Rowing Club were delighted to hand over the proceeds in the form of a cheque for € 450 to their friends at Slaney Search & Rescue.
Slaney Search & Rescue provide and invaluable service on the River Slaney and are completely reliant on the generosity of the public to keep their service going.
The Edermine club are just one of the organisations that benefits from the voluntary organisation’s presence on the water and they showed their gratitude by collecting donations at their annual row.
The event itself saw eight crews with a total of 40 participants from the local Slaney Rowing clubs compete in traditional Slaney Cots and Coastal yawl categories.
Tidal conditions on the evening were favourable and the fastest Slaney Cot finished with a time of 29 minutes 27 seconds, with the fastest Coastal yawl crossing the line in 27 minutes and 16 seconds.
After the hotly contested races, cups were presented to the four winning crews and participants retired to the IFA Centre for food and refreshments to mark the end of what had been another busy rowing season.
It was here the cheque was handed over to Slaney Search & Rescue and PRO Marie Kinsella thanked them for all their voluntary work and safety assistance at rowing events throughout the season.
As part of the evening’s celebrations, a presentation was also made to the club’s U14 boys crew who were silver medallists at this year’s Irish Coastal Rowing Championships back in August.
Club Chairman Fintan Kinsella congratulated the crew on their success and congratulated all club members on a successful regatta season.
Edermine Ferry Rowing Club presentation of a cheque for €450 to Slaney Search & rescue, proceeds of The Long Row from Edermine to Enniscorthy on Sunday evening. l-r: Pat Casey, Sean Cahill, Carmel Devereux (secretary EFRC), Hugh Cunnea (treasurer EFRC), Wally McKenna (fundraising manager SSR) and Fintan Kinsella (chairman EFRC).