The annual Grand Canal Blitz took place earlier this month, with over 250 students taking to the water in Grand Canal Dock.
Every year, Get Going Get Rowing organises a fun, social event for schools who have been learning to row from around Dublin. The event runs all day as a sprint regatta and medals are awarded for first to third place. This is a chance for students to put the skills they have learned into practice and get a taste of rowing racing.
Participating schools were St Aidan’s Community School, Colaiste Bride, Christian Brothers College Monkstown, Palmerstown Community choolS, St Tiernans, Confey College, Wesley College, Drimnagh Castle, Collinstown Park Community College , Ardgillan Community College, Holy Faith Clontarf, Presentation Community College Terenure.
This year we also had staff from South Dublin County Sports Partnership and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership who battled out against each other in some fierce racing.
The event takes place at Charlotte’s Quay, Grand Canal Dock and is supported by Waterways Ireland.
Many thanks to our Dublin Get Going Get Rowing Coordinator Aoife Byrne of Neptune RC for organising a great day for all these students and staff.
Photographs of the day can be found on the Rowing Ireland Facebook page.
Check out some footage of the day below!