IN fantastic racing conditions at Galway Head of the River (HOR) time trial, Offaly Rowing Club took first place in the mens novice single sculls and shared first place in the mens senior quadruple scull with a Carlow Offaly composite boat.
Men competing on behalf of Offaly Rowing Club at the Galway Head of the River time trial were Patrick Walsh in the mens junior single scull, Anthony Gannon in the mens novice single scull and Adam O’Donohue who raced a composite quadruple scull with Carlow Rowing Club.
Patrick Walsh finished 6th and put former Offaly Rower Eimear Moran (now rowing with Three Castles Rowing Club) under pressure as the two raced for the finishing line.
In his first time rowing in Galway HOR Anthony finished 1st in the novice section and was presented with a race pennant.
Adam O’Donohue raced in a quadruple scull with Carlow Rowing Club in the mens senior sculls and beat University of Limerick to take first place.
In the womens category Offaly Rowing Club entered the junior double scull of Ellie Mulhall and Claire Mangan and a womens quadruple scull of Alison Mooney, Áine Murphy, Martha Ward, Molly Mc Keagney and cox Ellie Mulhall. The quadruple scull finished 9th in their category, with the double scull finishing in 10th position.
Former Offaly Rowers competing in Galway HOR were Sheila Clavin in the womens senior quadruple scull for St Micheal’s Rowing Club, Limerick and Eimear Moran in the womens senior sculls for Three Castles Rowing Club, Blessington.
Congratulations to Ciaran Brady who passed his umpire examinations with Rowing Ireland.
Galway Head of the River marked the end of the time trial season for Offaly Rowing Club. From now until the National Championships in July the racing format will consist of side by side racing, Regatta style.