St. Patrick’s Rowing Club to represent Ireland!

Courtesy of St. Patrick’s Rowing Club

Geneva Pattison

This week marks an important occasion for St. Patrick’s Rowing club in Ringsend, as two of their crews of rowers will be flying off to Portugal to represent Ireland and Ringsend in the World Rowing Coastal Championships. It will be an historical event for the club, as it will be the first time the club has competed in this major world rowing event.

On this significant achievement, Chairman of the St. Patrick’s Rowing Club, Phillip Murphy said:

““We’re thrilled to be taking part
in this world rowing competition. There has been a lot of hard work done behind the scenes to make this happen both on and off the water. It’s a proud moment for our club’s history and we wish our athletes the best luck on behalf of the committee and club”.

Courtesy of St. Patrick’s Rowing Club.

Taking part in the event will be two crews and two boat classes, the boats themselves will be a coastal quad (four people & coxswain) and a double (two people). Joining forces with St. Pats will be St. Michael’s Rowing Club in Dún Laoghaire to create a mixed crew for the double boat. The rowers competing will be Niall O’Toole and Divinia Anderson.

The coastal quad boat, will be made up of St. Patrick’s club members Niall Beggan, Niall O’Toole, Karl Montgomery, Derek Boland, and Lisa Lamont (Coxswain/Cairndhu Rowing Club).

The World Coastal Rowing Coastal Championships 2021, will take place in Praia da Torre, Oeiras in Portugal from the 30th of September to the 3rd of October. Many rowers competing in the competition will have competed in the Olympics, with thirty four nations taking part in total and Ireland will have thirty boats competing this year. The first races are set to go ahead on Thursday the 30th, at 10:30am CET.

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