Clonmel’s Daire Lynch with a few of his high performance colleagues Gary O’Donovan of Skibereen, Ronan Byrne of UCC and Philip Doyle of Belfast Boat Club competed at Henley Royal Regatta. They were entered in the top quad scull event, The Queen Mother Challenge Cup. In that event they were against the Leander quad of which comprised three of the GB Olympic quads silver medalist's from the Tokyo Olympic crew. The Irish composite crew is a new combination and did not have much time together to gel. However, in the straight final the lads put in an excellent show and kept the Leander crew close to a length most of the way down the course. At the start of the Stewards enclosure the lads went for a big push and made some inroads into the opposition but the Leander crew were able to counter with their own push and came home with the win of one length. As Daire put it “we had a decent go at it”.
National Championships 2021:
Next weekend Clonmel will take part in the National Championships down in Farren Wood. This year due to Covid the championships have been moved to August and will be restricted. No spectators allowed into the venue. There will be some live streaming of the events for people to view on line.
Clonmel have crews entered in the Men’s Senior Scull, Women’s Lightweight women’s scull, Men’s Junior Scull, Men’s Club Scull, Men’s Junior Quad scull, Men’s Junior double scull and Women’s Junior double scull.
Good luck to all our crews.
Rowing Summer Camp:
Our rowing summer camp kicks off this week and is being run by Branwen Kelly and Helen Mhic Chonmara. Hopefully the weather will be kind and all the kids will enjoy the experience.