Rush­brooke host row­ing cham­pi­onships

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Seán O’Rior­dan

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.

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