Tribesmen HOR

After an 11-year hiatus, Tribesmen Head of the River took place last Saturday, the 16th of March, on the River Corrib. Galway showers did not deter the 80 crews from racing down the 3-mile course and supporters cheering from the banks at Dangan slip.

The racing commenced at 11:00 and resumed at 15:00, starting from the lake downstream towards the finish line at Corrib Slip.

Prizegiving was held at GRC for the fastest crews of the day along with prizes for the for the best-dressed crews which was awarded to Shannons SW4- and UGBC’s IW8+.

Row to Recovery

In conjunction with St. Patrick’s weekend racing, Row to Recovery Galway, alongside their partner rowing club, the Chicago-based Recovery on Water, successfully concluded their annual St. Patrick’s Sprint for Recovery move-a-thon fundraiser. The endeavour aimed to virtually row 6,730,159 meters—the distance from Navy Pier, Chicago, to Galway Bay to raise funds for year-round rowing activities for cancer survivors.

All meters accumulated during Tribesmen HOR were donated to the move-a-thon, along with the training meters from Galway Rowing Club, St. Joseph’s College ‘The Bish,’ Coláiste Iognaid, and Coláiste na Coiribe.

Row to Recovery is a charitable organization established in 2014 by three women recovering from breast cancer and a volunteer coach. Since its inception, the group has expanded its membership to include both men and women with any cancer diagnosis. The crews engage in river outings on the River Corrib twice a week and participate in various other activities such as walking, yoga, swimming, and kayaking.

To learn more about Row to Recovery and to donate to the St. Patricks Sprint to Recovery click HERE