Well done to all at the Champs !

Commercial won four events in the 2014 Champs. A big congratulations to the following crews: –

  • Mens senior quad
  • Womens junior 15 quad
  • Mens junior 16 quad
  • Mens junior 16 single scull (Ryan Baskerville)


Men’s Senior Squad

The highly experienced quad comprised Con Collis, Sean Jacob, Albert Maher and Michael Maher.  They retained their title in a very competitive field of youngsters!


Women’s Junior 15 Squad

The quad of Alanna O’Rourke, Grainne MacNamara, Siobhan Maxwell, Rachel McDermott and well coxed by Emma Coyle, came home first to cap off a brilliant year for the girls.  We’re expecting great things in 2015!


Mens Junior 16 Squad

The quad of Patrick Griffin,Ryan Colin Baskerville,Sean Beggan,Niall Beggan (coxed by Rory Keogh) impressed throughout the heats and won their final in fine fashion.  This is a crew that rows with some style and great composure.


Men’s J16 Single ScullRyanBaskerville2


Ryan ‘The Hound’ Baskerville, in spite of an recent injury, had a magnificent victory in taking the J16 title. Considering there were 51 scullers entered for this event, it was outstanding achievement.  Ryan took two medals away from the Champs and is therefore Commercial’s man of the match..





Other Mentionables

Also, we should mention those intermediate and junior crews (men and women) who were quite competitive and made it as far the finals.  They preformed very well in their finals to take either second or third place.

The Commercial finalists included:
MS2-             3rd   (Michael Maher , Paul Griffin )
MI2-              3rd    (James Graham , Neil Gahan)
WI2X             2nd   (Sarah Dolan , Catriona Jennings)
WS1X           2nd ,   Catriona  3rd  Sarah

WI4+             3rd.    Anne, Edel, Martina, Carmel
WC2 8+        4th   Carmel Anne Gemma Martina Suzie Elaine Edel Catriona

J184X           2nd (Eimear,Aisling,Carrie,Eimear)
J182X            3rd   (Eimear,Aisling)
J181X             Well done to Jenny who raced very well.
WJ164X+       A new crew combination made it to the final. (Christina,Siobhain,Grainne,Aisling and coxed by Alanna)

Finally, two things to note:
  1. I would like to thank all the Coaches for their hard work and dedication throughout the rowing season. We are very fortunate to have so many dedicated people who give up their time willingly to Coach and support all of our athletes.  Best of luck to the Coaches and Athletes who will compete at the Home Internationals  in two weeks time, also to Eimear who will compete at Junior Olympics.
    A big thanks to Martina for all her support and hard work throughout the year (and for all the lifts to blesso).
  2. We are having an end-of-season party on Sunday evening eight-till-late.
Yours in Rowing

Fergus Morris, Captain