ERBC had a very successful day at the Junior Championships 1K Classic at the National Rowing Centre in Cork last Saturday winning 6 categories. They also had eight 2nd place and five 3rd place finishes resulting in them being the top club at the event. 35 crews from the Boatclub competed on Saturday.
The first win of the day came from the Boys’ Junior 14 octo, Christian Timoney, Joshua Ihnat, Eoghan Campbell, Lorcan Sreenivasan, Austin Cassidy, Luke Bailey, Ryan Topping, Evan Donaghy and Cox Katelyn Fee were absolutely delighted to finish off their season with this win.
The girls’ J14 Octo A crew, Milena Remedios, Jessica Kingston, Molly Rice,
Errie Powell, Jessica Thompson, Naomi Robinson, Erin Trimble, Hannah Armstrong and Katelyn Fee held off the challenge from the two St Michael’s crews to close the line well ahead.
The MJ 15 4x+ crew Owen Kelly, George Kernaghan, Hugo McChesney, Evan Donaghy and Cox Lorcan Sreenivasan had a superb win over the crews from Offaly and St Joseph’s.
The MJ14 4X+ crew of Lorcan Sreenivasan, Luke Bailey, Ryan Topping, Evan Donaghy and Daniel had a great win over the crew from St Michael’s RC, Limerick.
Zara Welsh in the WJ14 single scull had a great race from start to finish to take the Junior Champs Title.
ERBC’S last win of the day came from the youngest rowers, the WJ13 4X+ crew ofGrace Collons, Caitlin Kelly, Natalie Turner, Emily Black and cox Abbey Wilson.
The WJ 14 8X+ C crew finished in 2nd place.
The WJ 4X+ crew of Errie Powell, Molly Rice, Erin Trimble, Jessica Thompson and Cox Abbey Wilson lead from the start of their 1Km race to be just pipped on the finish line by Sligo RC.
There was great second place finishes for Cillian Donaghy in the MJ 14 Scull and for George Kernaghan in the MJ15 sculling event. Eva Johnston had led her WJ15 single scull race from the start only to be overtaken near the finish.
The MJ13 4X+ crew of Dara McMurray – Taylor, Jacob Woods, Joshua Ihnat, Cameron Bell and cox Ben Cameron had a great race crossing the line in 2nd place.
ERBC had two crews in the MJ15 8X+ race and they finished a very close 2nd and 3rd
In the final of MJ14 4X+ there were also 2 ERBC crews in action and again they finished in second and third places.
There was a 3rd place finish for the WJ15 4X+ crew of Zara Welsh, Hannah Armstrong, Mollie McLaughlin, Rachel Cathcart and cox Zara Lindsay
There was a 3rd place finish for Hugo McChesney in the MJ15 scull and for the MJ14 8x+ B crew.
The MJ 15 4X+ crew of Joe Murphy, William Bogle, Justin Smith, Oliver Mooney and cox Daniel Montgomery came third in their final.
These young crews show great promise as ERBC looks forward to next season. Head of Rowing Derek Holland was delighted with the performances of all the rowers. Many thanks to Barney Rix and Tim Richmond who travelled to Cork with the boats and to all the coaching staff who were involved in training the junior rowers this season and to all the parents so made the journey down with their their children and helped get the boats ready and the rowers on and off the water.
The senior crews will head off to Cork to compete in the Irish Rowing Championships which will start on Friday and continue for 3 days.
All the racing will be live streamed over the 3 days, the link will be available on Enniskillen Royal Boat Club’s Facebook page once Rowing Ireland publish it.
Goodluck to all the rowers and coaches this weekend, safe travels to everyone.