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Friday 19 October 2018

Rowers strike gold and silver at nationals

Edermine U14 Boys on the podium after picking up their silver medals at the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships in Cork
Edermine U14 Boys on the podium after picking up their silver medals at the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships in Cork
Killurin Intermediate Ladies team celebrate their win on the podium

Pádraig Byrne

Rowing clubs from across Co Wexford made the journey to Farran, Co Cork, recently to compete in the Irish Coastal Rowing Championship. Hosted by Rushbrooke rowing club, the event saw 21 clubs take part from Wexford, Cork, Donegal and Antrim.

335 crews competed at the event and The Slaney Rowing Association were represented by 21 crews with rowers from member clubs in Edermine Ferry, Killurin, St Kearns and Ferrycarrig. A large group of supporters also made the journey, hoping to bring some big prizes back to the sunny south east.

The Wexford Clubs were thrilled to bring home both Gold & Silver medals from the event with Killurin's Intermediate Ladies crew, comprised of Eve Corcoran, Eleanor Nolan, Bridget Wickham & Caroline Stafford coxed by Richard Roche (St. Kearns) winning gold, and Edermine's U14 Boys, comprised of Justin Kossell, Levi Rozsa, Sam Geraghty & Conor Walsh, coxed by Ruairi Murphy, winning silver in their respective Coastal Four categories, beating off tough competition from the other finalists with some nail-biting moments for their spectators.

More recently, 24 rowers from St Kearns and Edermine travelled to London to compete in the Thames Great River Race. All four crews gave a great performance and flew the Wexford flag proudly on the day.

While the 2018 season has come to an end, the Slaney Rowing Association are always looking to recruit new members and officers. Anyone looking for more information can contact the Association by emailing slaneyra@gmail.com or contact any of the affiliated clubs individually.

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