Rowing first for St. Mary's

Published 20/02/2016 | 00:00

Back (from left): Jon Bennett, Lee Martin, Éamon Jones, Richard O'Neill, Evan Murphy-Walsh, Cathal O'Rourke, Anne Shore (coach). Front (from left): Josh Martin, Jack Kinsella, Donal Harrington, Jacob English, Luke Harrington
Back (from left): Jon Bennett, Lee Martin, Éamon Jones, Richard O'Neill, Evan Murphy-Walsh, Cathal O'Rourke, Anne Shore (coach). Front (from left): Josh Martin, Jack Kinsella, Donal Harrington, Jacob English, Luke Harrington

St. Mary's C.B.S. (Enniscorthy) have entered a team in the national indoor rowing championships for the first time.

Indoor rowing is a relatively new sport and is physically very demanding. The national championships were held at University of Limerick and attracted all of the top national and international athletes.

Many of the members of the C.B.S. indoor rowing team are also members of Edermine-Ferry rowing club and/or New Ross boat club.

All of the rowers were really pleased with their performance and the experience of competing in the same event as Ireland's top development rowing team and Olympic hopefuls.

Evan Murphy-Walsh won a silver medal for the Under-14 four minutes race and a bronze medal for the Under-14 500 metres race.

All rowers got personal bests in their races while down in Limerick.

The team members have a few people to thank. Firstly, they would like to thank Anne Shore for coaching; Mr. John Tobin, teachers' representative of the indoor rowing team; Seán Nolan of Nolan Health and Fitness; and finally, the team would like to give a big thanks to Jon Bennett of Bennett Tarmacadam who kindly sponsored gear.

Wexford People

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