Club rows in be­hind Slaney Search & Res­cue

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By PÁDRAIG BYRNE

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).

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