Limerick Regatta and the Irish Schools Regatta took place last weekend at O’Briensbridge. The six Limerick clubs hosted 32 clubs and 52 schools over two days, delivering over 200 races in glorious sunshine.

Many of the young rowers got their first taste of regatta rowing on Saturday, with huge cheers of support for the U13 Octuplets, giving us some fantastic races along with the U14 quads too. Well done to all the first-time racers.

The school regatta made a welcome return to the rowing calendar, having been absent since 2018. The prize for the best overall school was awarded to Methodist College Belfast, with two schools in joint 2nd place: Castletroy College, Limerick, and Colaiste Iognaid, Galway.

The new scheduling approach of U14, U16, and U23 helped to keep numbers to a manageable level. The organizing committee is planning to replicate the approach in 2025, should they secure the event again.

The schools regatta also saw six juniors from Athlone & Colaiste Iognoid commentating on some races, a great initiative to get the kids involved in the event.

The committee extends its thanks to all of the amazing volunteers who gave up their time to make the event such a success.

Congratulations to all of the rowers, coaches, and supporters. Well done to Limerick Regatta for two great days of racing.