VALEN­TIA SUC­CESS AT SEA­SON REGATTA FI­NALE:

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

ON Sun­day, Septem­ber 3, the fi­nal regatta of the South and Mid-Kerry Row­ing cal­en­dar too place in Port­magee. The Lib­er­a­tor of Cahir­siven took first place in the Seine boat event, with Cnuicin sec­ond and Valen­tia third. The Lib­er­a­tor won the over­all cat­e­gory award of the sea­son, namely the John­nie O’Ma­hony tro­phy, with a clean sweep of vic­tory in all seven races. Hav­ing re­turned to South and Mid-Kerry row­ing waters in 2016, af­ter an ab­sence since 2011, the Lib­er­a­tor also won the over­all tro­phy last year. The fol­low­ing are the over­all re­sults for the South and Mid-Kerry row­ing year in the four-oar grades: Un­der 14 girls: Cro­mane: Leanne Shee­han, Kate­lyn McMahon, Cara Hayes, Aoilbhe Man­gan, Mau­reen Duffy. Un­der 14 mixed:Valen­tia: Amy Lyne (Cox), Dy­lan Kidd, Cian Dowd, Kevin O’Con­nor, Gearoid Healy. Un­der 16 girls:Port­magee: David Hussey (Cox), Aoife Lynch, Sor­cha Lynch, Cliona Mur­phy, Rachel De­vane, Muire­ann Lynch (re­place­ment). Un­der 16 Boys: Cal­li­nafercy: John Joe O‘Sul­li­van (Cox) Nathan Houli­han, Niall Mur­phy, Ai­dan McCarthy, Cor­mac Doyle. Un­der 18 Girls: Valen­tia: Amy Lyne (Cox), Katie Trew, Aoife Daly, Roisin Galvin, Cara Cof­fey. Un­der 18 Boys: Cal­li­nafercy: Kieran and John Joe O’Sul­li­van (Joint Coxes) Aaron Houli­han, Padraig O’Sul­li­van, Cian O’Sul­li­van, Kil­lian Kerins. Se­nior Ladies: Valen­tia: Adrian Fitzger­ald (Cox), Ciara Lyne, Kate Grif­fin, Chloe Lyne, Amy Lyne. Se­nior Men: Cal­li­nafercy: Kieran and John Joe O’Sul­li­van (Joint Coxes):Mau­rice Shee­han, Paul Shee­han, James Fo­ley, James O’Sul­li­van. The Port­magee regatta proved very suc­cess­ful for the Valen­tia club who achieved five first plac­ings, one sec­ond two thirds and a fifth plac­ing. What a mem­o­rable day it proved to be too for young Cox Amy Lyne of Cooil. She took part in nine races with much suc­cess be­ing the Cox in eight boats and row­ing in one. Valen­tia won the over­all club award for 2017, the club’s sixth year-in-a-row.

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