Day 2 of the Irish Rowing Championships 2019 kicked off today at the Kinetica National Rowing Centre. Scorching conditions added to the bustling atmosphere engulfing the centre. The mornings racing saw a large number of Junior heats and finals as well as Home International Regatta Selection Time Trial races.
The talk of the day was Lee Valley’s rising star Holly Davis who at the age of just 14 won the Junior Women’s 18 Single Sculls. Holly will now go onto represent Ireland at Home International Regatta as winner of the Home’s Time Trial earlier in the day.
There was a big win for Colaiste Iognaid Rowing Club against Enniskillen Royal Boat Club in the Junior Men’s 4 race, with all crews battling it out but Colaiste Iognaid coming out on top with a comfortable win. There was hugely competitive racing in the Men’s Junior 16 Eight Race, with a win for Enniskillen over Castleconnell and Galway.
The Men’s Intermediate 8 race had the crowds on their feet as they battled to the finish win with Cork Boat Club taking the win in the end, and 0.4 of a second separating Dublin University Boat Club in second and Commercial Rowing Club in third.
Anna Tyther and Zoe Hyde of Killorglin Rowing Club dominated the Women’s Intermediate Double race, and with the win Anna secured her place on the Coupe De Le Jeunesse squad.
Rowing Ireland’s High Performance Operations Manager and Pathway Coordinator, Fran Keane said “It was another fantastic day for Irish rowing, especially for our Junior Women with an astonishing display of rowing by Lee Valley’s Holly Davis in the Junior Women’s 18 race and by Anna Tyther and Zoe Hyde of Killorglin Rowing Club in the Inter Women’s Double.“
Full results can be viewed here: