The Team going to the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Libourne, France enjoyed a team lunch before being presented with their team official kit.
The team will travel to Bordeaux next week ahead of competing there on Saturday and Sunday.
The Team are as follows:
WJ2X, Eimear Lambe (Commercial RC), Jasmine English (Belfast BC)
WJ4x-, Emily Hegarty (Skibbereen RC), Aoife O’Keeffe (Cork BC),
Claire Beechinor (Cork BC), Kirsty Turner (Belfast BC)
WJ1x, Erin Barry (Bann RC)
WJ2-, Oisin Forde, Dervla Forde (Cork BC)
MJ2x, David O’Malley (St Michael’s RC), Connor Carmody (Shannon RC)
MJ4x- Colm Hennessy (Shandon BC), Eoghan Whittle (Castleconnell BC), Patrick Munnelly (Athlone BC), Andrew Goff (Waterford BC)
MJ2- Brian Keohane (Presentation RC), David Keohane (Presentation RC)
The Coupe de la Jeunesse, is an international rowing regatta rowed over 2,000m every year. It was founded in 1985 and is open to rowers who are 18 or under by the end of the current calendar year. It is a two-day team event, with points awarded to nations based on finishing position in each category. As a result a strong overall team is required to take overall victory in the Coupe.
Each category is raced separately on the first and second day of the regatta, allowing different Coupe de la Jeunesse event winners on each day. The nations taking part are as follows: Austria, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal , Spain and Switzerland.
The team will travel to Bordeaux on Thursday together with their coaches.
The provisional draw is attached. Provisional Timetable Coupe de la Jeunesse 2014