A wonderful group of TRC members competed in the Provincial Rowing Championships in UL this November
No boats, no oars, no river, instead: more than 60 rowing machines, spectators at close quarters, noise & heat, but as ever plenty of sweat & intense effort.
Our biggest entry ever, juniors & adults, both genders, all ages & levels of experience represented.
Club Captain Heidi Giles, the committee & coaching team are all proud of the club’s success at the event.
7 medals were won:
Niamh Greaney – silver, lightweight womens open 500m
Amy Moriarty – gold novice/fresher womens 1000m,
Elizabeth Slattery – silver womens junior 16 1000m,
Rosie Giles – bronze womens junior 16 500m,
Sean Morris – silver mens junior 16 500m
Billy Giles – silver mens junior 14 4 minutes and bronze mens junior 14 500m.
4 rowers were close to medalling taking 4th place in at least one of their races of the day.
Right across the club, beyond the medals, there were great results, 14 athletes achieved top 10 places and 23 achieved top 20 places, Heidi our Club Captain explained that although called ‘provincial’ the event attracted entries from the 4 provinces. As coaches the challenge we give our athletes is to beat themselves, it is a great occasion to produce a personal best, we would like to congratulate all those who did and a special mention for those attending their first PIRC.