Na­tional row­ing joy for Wick­low team

Row­ers claim na­tional ti­tle

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT - OFF­SHORE ROW­ING at Larne, Antrim

WICK­LOW ROW­ING CLUB brought home more na­tional hon­ours last week­end when they flew home to claim the man’s quad scull crown at the Ir­ish Off­shore Row­ing Cham­pi­onships held in Bal­ly­gally, Larne, Co. Antrim.

This was Wick­low Row­ing Club’s maiden voy­age in the Off­shore Row­ing Cham­pi­onships and they en­tered two crews in the men’s quad scull race.

This was a straight fi­nal with 12 crews from all around Ire­land.

Both crews started well in choppy con­di­tions.

Wick­low Row­ing Club’s Crew B put in a good per­for­mance keep­ing with the top three crews up un­til the first buoy but un­for­tu­nately didn’t place. These lads will be back with medals next year no doubt.

Crew A took the lead un­der the calm and cool guid­ance of Cox Mar­gau­rite Deasy tak­ing an im­pres­sive lead af­ter the first buoy, mak­ing it im­pos­si­ble for any of the other 11 crews to catch them.

In the end, Crew A took the gold by an im­pres­sive 8/9 lengths.

This put paid to My­ross’s at­tempt at go­ing for the ul­ti­mate tre­ble.

Time 16.24, dis­tance 4km. They have now qual­i­fied for the World Cham­pi­onships in Hong Kong this Novem­ber

Crew A: Niall O’ Toole, An­drew Breen, Peter Doyle, Tom Stafford (Kil­lurin) And Cox Mar­gau­rite Deasy (Ring).

Crew B: Shay Dunne, Chris Dunne, Moe Sheehy, John Healy And Cox Marc Ni­cholls. Mixed Dou­bles

The Wick­low Row­ing Club’s sec­ond crew out were Niall O Toole and Dav­ina An­der­son.

They got off to a ter­rific start and were sec­ond for half the race but the weather turned rough.

This was Dav­ina’s first off­shore race and she did the club proud by fin­ish­ing a very re­spectable fifth place out of 11 boats.

The off­shore row­ing sea­son has now come to an end this year but train­ing will still take place.

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing please feel free to con­tact the club on their Face­book or In­sta­gram pages.

The win­ning crew from Wick­low Row­ing Club with cox Mar­gau­rite Deasy.

Niall O’Toole and Davinia An­der­son in ac­tion in Antrim.

Wick­low Row­ing Club’s Crew B.

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