Rushbrooke host rowing championships
This year’s Irish Coastal Rowing Championships will be hosted by the Rushbrooke Rowing Club at National Rowing Centre at Farran Woods on August 18 and 19.
It promises to be a spectacular showcase of coastal rowing, with clubs from all four provinces of Ireland coming to Cork to compete at the highest levels of the sport other top rowers.
The Championships will provide a fantastic boost to the region with the event likely to attract in excess of 2,000 competitors and 3,000 spectators to the National Rowing Centre over the two days.
Ted McSweeney, chairman of the hosts, Rushbrooke Rowing Club, said they are honoured as a club to have been against successful with their bid host the event.
“We are delighted to be hosting the event at the National Rowing Centre in Cork, the Home of Rowing in Ireland. We look forward to a great weekend of racing from U12’s up to Masters,” Mr McSweeney said.
Regatta director for this year’s event, Shane Russell, said that trojan work has been to underway in the preparation for the event.
He complimented the work of the Championships Committee of Rowing Ireland and the host club for the immense effort being put in.
“This event is the pinnacle for the competitors involved and that this event will showcase the very best of what coastal rowing has to offer,” Mr Russell said.
At the official launch of the 2018 Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre were: Orla Creedon, championships committee secretary; David Hussey, Rowing Ireland coastal division committee; Ted McSweeney, chairperson Rushbrooke Rowing Club (host club); Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD; Eddie Farr, chairperson of the coastal championships committee; Kieran Kerr, chairperson of Rowing Ireland coastal division and Shane Russell, regatta director for the 2018 Championships.