Lough Rynn Regatta was cancelled the day before the event due to potential high winds forecast. As we had our trailor fully loaded we decided to travel to Fiddown to get some training on that stretch of the Suir. The saturday morning was a fine sunny day and we rowed down past Mooncoin. On the way back as the tide turned there was a fairly sharp swell but all got back to Fiddown in good condition.
Limerick Regatta started off with a very chilly early morning for the team. However the weather picked up considerably and during the day the sun factor cream was liberally applied. We had a small team at the regatta but a fairly full trailer of boats for the entries that we made. Our girls quad of Daire Davern, Sadgbh McGrath, Emily Fitzpatrick and Emily Maunsall finished second in the Junior women's event behine Castleconnell.
Our Junior mens pair came in third and our scullers also had a tough day. Our Intermediate men's coxed four however had a good outing beating the University of Limerick crew by a length to win. Coxed by Emily Maunsall and comprising of Jason McKenna, Sean O'Donnell, Matt Dundon and Dylan Barry O'Donavan. Our next event is at Lough Rynn in Leitrim.
The rowing regatta season is now in full swing and all of the hard indoor work put in by the rowers at Clonmel Rowing Club during the winter months is now paying off on the water.
There was a great turnout for the Neptune Regatta in Dublin and many of the Clonmel team gave excellent performances.
Sean O’Donnell had a number of fabulous rows to win the Men’s Club 2 single scull. Dylan Barry-O’Donovan and Brian Lynch also rowed very well in that competition.
Emily Fitzpatrick and her teammate Sadhbh McGrath came first and second respectively in an all Clonmel final of the Women’s Club 2 in which Emily Maunsell and Daire Davern also performed well. Matt Dundon and Andrew Butler also rowed well in the Men’s Senior scull.