Head of the Charles:

The head of the Charles took place this weekend in Boston USA, seven Irish clubs and a number of Irish athletes competing in the prestigious event.

Colaiste Iognaid Galway competed in the Women’s Youth 8+ and Men’s Youth 8+, posting some impressive times against international crews.

Patti Mullen (Belfast RC) and Anna Keating (Shannon RC) were successful in winning the Women’s Club 8+ with Yale.

The Old Collegians Boat Club finished 7th in the Women’s Alumnae Eights. The Men’s Senior Master Doubles of Sean Jacob and Albert Maher performed very well, finishing in bronze position in their category.

In the singles events, Colm Hennessy of Shandon BC secured the 10th position in the Men’s Club Single, while Paul O’Donovan of Skibereen placed 15th in the Men’s Championship Single. Paula Moloney of Tralee RC also competed in the Women’s Masters Single.

The Tribesmen, represented by Peter Brady and Gerard Griffin, competed in the Men’s Masters Double, achieving a 11th-place finish in their category. Additionally, Ronan Keller, Steven Mangan, Pat Boyle, Noel Hume, and Paul Hornibrook had an outstanding race for Tribes in the Men’s Masters Senior Fours.

The Irish Masters BC Senior Masters Women’s Four and Men’s Senior Masters Eight had great performances at the regatta. The men’s eight placed 8th in their category

Congratulations to all crews that raced.

Bann HOR

The annual Bann Head of the River took place on Saturday. Overcoming the challenging conditions crews took to the water, racing in both river and coastal competitions. This event marked an excellent opportunity for clubs and competitors to kick off their winter season.

Congratulations to all the organisers and athletes who competed.

High Performance Trials

The high performance trials took place this Sunday at the NRC. A thick fog delayed morning racing but once the fog cleared conditions were ideal for the 6km time trial which kicked off shortly after midday.

Well done to all athletes that competed and represented their club. Also a special thank you to volunteers that allowed for the smooth running of the trial on the day.