Offaly rowers power to victory on River Barrow

A great weekend for Offaly rowing

Justin Kelly

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Offaly rowers power to victory on River Barrow

Offaly rowers power to victory on River Barrow

Offaly Rowing Club were successful in three 18k races on the River Barrow on Saturday, February 17.

It was an early start from Tullamore arriving in St.Mullins, Carlow ready to launch for 8.30am. Conditions were calm,misty and cold, but the sky was clear with the promise of an enjoyable race.

The crews set off on their 18 km race to New Ross Wexford. Offaly coxes Dylan Cuskelly, Adam Delamere and Aoife Murphy navigated the river successfully resulting in Offaly's three coxed quads winning in each of their categories.

Offaly Rowing club won Junior Girls with Lucy Pennick, Eilis Ward, Rosin Byrne and Emily Dowling. The county's Junior Boys won with Adam Grace, Alex Kelly, Callum McCaughan and Baithen Mooney Jnr. The Masters Quad also won with Stephen Hogan, John Ward, Declan Hogan and Baithen Mooney at the helm.

Offaly Rowing's Ciaran Brady was the only rower to complete the 18 km course in a single scull.

The club will now get back to work for future events and training continues every Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10am and new members are welcome. The team are based at Lock 23, Grand Canal, Cappincur.

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