National rowing joy for Wicklow team
Rowers claim national title
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.