Limerick Regatta 2022 in O’Briensbridge
Just like everyone involved in sport, we are delighted to see rowing back to full swing with big weekends of regatta’s, racing, training and touring planned.
This weekend see’s our first Grand League regatta take place in over two years with a huge entry at Skibbereen regatta, which will be held at the National Rowing Centre.
Rowing in Ireland this weekend doesn’t stop there, as at the other end of the country, a favourite of many for racing is the prestigious Portadown regatta held in this thriving rowing community.
Keep an eye on our social media pages over the weekend for updates on both events.
The weather we believe will be different from one end of the country to another but we don’t mind as we are back where we belong… back rowing and competing, meeting our friends and rowing family.
Last weekend 23rd April 2022
A favourite of many and an event with long standing history in the city, O’Brien’s bridge brought many crews back to Limerick regatta.
The regatta which moved from the city centre decades ago, is ironically held in Co. Clare, although the start line is debatably in Limerick ! Rumour has it that on the day, the whole city would shut down for the regatta and everyone would locate at the river bank to watch an afternoons racing. Those days are long gone, but everyone still enjoys standing at the finish line and walking the beautiful banks of the River Shannon to cheer their favourite crews. Reliable sources at Rowing Ireland tell us that many the successful Olympian have had their first win at this event!
There were challenging conditions for the rowers and organisers and high winds made the competition all the more difficult but didn’t stop the event from pushing ahead.
Muckross had great success last weekend with a total of 10 wins at the regatta. A very ‘well done’ to all the first time rowers who got out on the water to race. We hope to see a lot more of you all over the next number of months.
Congratulations to all crews and coxes who participated in the event – a challenging regatta but an amazing success in the end.
Also, big thanks to Colm Dowling who took some amazing photographs from the event. You can view these photos using the link below:
Kilmacsimon HOR –
Last weekend the Kilmacsimon Head of the River also took place.
This was another hugely successful event with the sun shining for all the rowers involved. There was great competition from Cork and counties from further afield such as Kerry and Donegal.
Thank you to all the volunteers. There was huge support for the Kilmacsimon Rowing Club for the event, which made the day extra special.
Also, a huge ‘well done’ to every club that attended and congratulations to all the winners of the races.