Following two tough trials in February and April this year and making it through the final 4-day long selection camp last week at the National Rowing Centre in Cork, Tralee Rowing Club is delighted to confirm that Sean Morris (17) has secured a place on the Rowing Ireland U19 Team to represent his country at the Coupe de la Jeunesse (European) Regatta being held on the 28-30 July 2023 in Amsterdam.
The dark winter nights in the gym and the dawn rows out on the canal here at home in Tralee with his fellow clubmates have paid off handsomely and we wish him “the luck of the Irish” as he heads off to Athlone for another intensive fortnight of preparation with his new team mates Dom Casey (Skibbereen RC) Fionn McDonnell (St. Michael’s RC, Limerick and Riann Claffey (Athlone BC).
A Note from our Club Captain Heidi Giles
“Anyone who works with young people will know it has its moments, moments of despair and frustration and of absolute joy and delight. This is obviously a very special moment, to see a young rower set a goal for themselves and go about achieving it, choosing it day in day out, dedicating time, energy, and emotion to the endeavour is fantastic, to be part of their achievement is a privilege, I am proud of Sean and all those who have contributed to his selection for an Irish crew and who have built a club that is capable of facilitating this achievement.”