ERBC girls were crowned the Junior Women’s Champions of Ireland at the Irish Rowing Championships in Cork with a very convincing win over Galway Rowing Club. The crew of Nikki Kernaghan, Laura Turner, Zoe Elliott, Martha McBrien, Chloe Thompson, Katie Donnelly, Aine McCaffrey, Jenny Little and Cox Grace Ralph Crossed the line almost 7 secs ahead of Galway with Castleconnell Boat Club taking bronze.
The boys eight came second to St Joseph’s, Galway on Saturday with the Coxed Four of Tim Murphy, Lewis Nixon, Charlie Smith, Tom Blake and cox Frankie Rehill also picking up silver medals.
The girls four, Nikki Kernaghan, Laura Turner, Chloe Thompson and Jenny Little were 3rd in their race with Laura Turner and Nikki Kernaghan also taking bronze medals home in the Championship Pair on Friday.
It was a great end to a very long season for the Boat Club in particularly challenging times. Head of Rowing, Derek Holland was very pleased indeed to come away with a Championship title and paid tribute to the dedication of all the rowers and the coaching staff at ERBC, thanking them for all their efforts this season.
Thanks to Gerry Murphy for taking the boats to Cork and to all the coaches and parents who travelled with the rowers.
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