The Boat Club had 2 Regattas at the weekend, the two 1st eight crews headed to the NRC for Cork Regatta over 2 days while the juniors members of the club attended Rowing Ulster’s Craigavon Lakes Regatta on Saturday.
Nathan Timoney and Odhran Donaghy took the honours as the fastest junior pair on Saturday in Cork with more success to follow in the afternoon when Odhran, Nathan, Peter Murphy, Jack Kennedy and cox Rory Farragher won the J18 4+. Their usual crew mates of Jack McDade, Michael Stewart, Robbie Mills, Sam Balcombe and cox Sarah Dolan were 2nd in the race.
Zoe McCutcheon and Caitlynn Fee were the fastest J18 girls, the Fermoy pair had been withdrawn before the Final.
The other pairs, boys and girls rowed well, gaining much needed racing experience in the build up to Irish Rowing Championships in just over 2 weeks.
Sunday morning saw the girls 4- of Victoria Wilson, Caoimhe Leonard, Zoe McCutcheon and Caitlynn Fee make the B final.
The girls 8 of Zoe McCutcheon, Caitlynn Fee, Victoria Wilson, Abby Corry, Caoimhe and Caragh Leonard, Jessica Long, Maeve Donnelly and cox had a fantastic row to win the J18 category.
The boys eight of Nathan Timoney, Odhran Donaghy, Peter Murphy, Sam Balcombe, Jack Kennedy, Jack McDade, Robbie Mills, Michael Stewart made the B final
Rowing Ireland will make their final decisions on which athletes have been selected to row for Ireland shortly.
Craigavon Lakes Regatta
The juniors had a great day in Craigavon on Saturday with great wins for Leah Grey, Lewis Nixon, Luke Paton, Joshua Timoney and Tim Murphy in their respective single sculls categories
There were wins for Lewis Nixon and Joshua Timoney in J16 2x and Lewis Nixon and Tim Murphy in J16 pair
There was also a win for J15 8+
There were also 2 mixed crews entered with RBAI and the rowers enjoyed this experience.