The club has had a great winter so far. Below are the highlights for winter 2019.
Junior & Adult Learn to Row
Our Learn to Row sessions were a great success with a bustling novice women and men’s group running in the club. The junior learn to row sessions were so popular we had to close registrations a couple of weeks out from the start date. Big thanks to our current junior and senior members for assisting over the four weekends. There has been a great uptake of transiting into our junior squads and we look forward to seeing our new members racing in commercial colours in 2020
Dublin Sculling Ladder
The Dublin Sculling Ladder is a staple in Islandbridge with young, old and beginners taking to the water for their first sculling race of the year. Bad winds stayed at bay and the day went off without any incidents. Commercial athletes were out in force and dominated the rankings. The club came away with best overall club, fastest man (Niall Beggan), fastest junior man (Michael Campion [2nd fastest overall]) and finally fastest woman/junior woman (Aoife Moloney)
In November we unveiled our newly named boats. It was great to see so many come and support us honouring 5 great people. Our new men’s four is named James Mangan, our new men’s coxed four is named Bill O’Gorman, our new pair/double is named Mackey, our new women’s four is named Fergus Morris and finally our new women’s four/quad is named Claire Lambe. Look out for these names on the start line in 2020.
Carrick on Shannon Head
On December 7th our junior 18 squads along with masters men and senior women headed to Carrick on Shannon to compete in their annual head of the river. The club came away with 8 wins on the day. Well done to all involved, athletes, coaches and trailer drivers.
Wins were in women’s junior quad, men’s junior quad, women’s junior pair, men’s junior pair, women’s junior double, men’s junior double, women’s club 8+ and women’s senior 8+.