FERMOY ROWERS OFF TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN INNISCARRA
The national rowing championships will be held this weekend at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Woods, Inniscarra. On Thursday Fermoy Rowing Club will have two crews entered in the Men’s Junior 14 Quad event.
“Also on Thursday we have the Women’s Junior 16 Sculls and two Men’s Junior 15 Quads. On Friday the Club will be represented by five Men’s Junior 14 Scullers, a Men’s Master Four, four Men’s Junior 16 Sculls and four Women’s Junior 15 Sculls.
"On Saturday we have four Men’s Junior 15 Sculls, one Women’s Novice Quad, two Men’s Junior 16 Quads and a Women’s Junior 18 Scull. All coaches are quite happy with the performances of the crews so far this season.
"The Club wishes all the crews the very best for the Championships. We will have a full report in next week’s Avondhu,” Jim Hackett PRO told The Avondhu.
This year’s Fermoy regatta cost in the region of €12,000 to stage and could not have gone ahead without the generous support of all of the sponsors.
“In these difficult times we appreciate more than ever the support of local businesses to make Fermoy Regatta the success it is.
"The Club would like to thank the Gardai for all of their help in organising the event. Special thanks too to the staff of Fermoy Town Council who put extra effort into preparing Barnane Walk.
"Members of the Club heard great praise from hundreds of visitors for the beauty of the Blackwater and its banks. The Subaqua Club and the Red Cross did fantastic work to ensure the event was to the highest standards of safety. A special word of thanks to Billy Bane and the staff of Fermoy Fire Brigade who did huge work with volunteers from Fermoy Rowing Club to remove fallen trees from the Weir before the Regatta.
"This is the second time this year that trees had to be removed from the Weir with the help of the Fire Brigade. Fermoy Rowing Club does its best, on a voluntary basis; to keep the Weir free of obstacles but the owners of Fermoy Weir should take responsibility for the maintenance of this vital part of the town’s infrastructure.
"On behalf of the Regatta Committee, the Club would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day. Without their help the Regatta could not take place. Fermoy Rowing Club would like to extend its sympathy to the wife and sisters of Christy Hanley. Christy was a member of the Club, along with his father, back in the 1960s,” Mr. Hackett concluded.
Thursday 14th July 6:21pm