Fermoy wins Fastest International Crew at Rhine Matathon
Last weekend over 30 members and friends of Fermoy Rowing Club travelled to Dusseldorf, Germany to take part in the 42nd annual Rhine Marathon. Fermoy had a total of 6 boats competing with many more people travelling in support of the crews.
This year Fermoy’s senior crew of Evin Donnelly, Robert O’Callaghan, Richard Bennett and Liam Keane managed to make the trip even more special as they took home the coveted “fastest international crew” trophy with a time of 2 hours 18 minutes, placing them 12th overall.
However, that was not all the Irish crews had to offer, the men’s senior 4 of Frankie Sheridan, Rob Laird, Brian Cliffe and Adrial Harwood rowed with excellent composure to put them in first place in their category. Also in this category were the Donnellan brothers Shane, Conor, Stephen and Mike, who put in a tremendous effort to place 4th.
It was also a special year for four Fermoy juniors, twins Jack and Michael Blackburne, Greg O’Sullivan and Matty O’Reilly, who had their first international rowing experience, they were also the youngest Fermoy crew to ever take part.
Club captain Tony O’Brien thanked everyone who made the trip possible, especially trip coordinator Mike Donnellan. Club chairman Patrick Granville thanked Ruder Club Germania who so kindly welcomed them into their club yet again this year.
One of the last club events of the 2013 events calendar will be Skibbereen Head of the River on 19th of this month in the NRC. Crews and coaches are busy preparing for this event as it promises to be a showcase for some of the fine rowing across the country.
30th Quiz Season
Last Monday marked the start of the 30th Fermoy Rowing Club Quiz season. Opening the season were Fermoy Cycling Club. Next Monday it is the turn of Colaiste an Chraoibhin, tables of 5 are €30, the quiz kicks off at 8.30pm sharp.
We are very proud to say that we have raised over €300,000 for local clubs and organisations during that time. If you would like more information do not hesitate to contact Danny Higgins on 087-6638438.
CORK SCULLING LADDER
Fermoy’s talented young sculler Ted Pyne entered the 42nd Cork Sculling Ladder last Sunday, setting a very high benchmark for all to follow with a time of 8.15. Well done Ted!
Thursday 10th October 6:19pm