90 rowers from ERBC travelled to University of Limerick to compete at the Irish Indoor Championships on Saturday and came home with the Women’s Junior Indoor Champion of Ireland, Zoe McCutcheon, 8 medals and lots of PBs.
Zoe won 3 medals at the event winning the WJ18 category after completing her 2k in a time of 7.12.4 almost 3 secs ahead of Chris Kirwan from St Michael’s Rowing Club. She won a silver in 500 Sprints and a Gold in the WTY5 relay along with Victoria Wilson, Maeve Donnelly and Trudie McComb.
Peter Murphy earned himself a gold medal in MJ_500m Sprints. He also came 5th out of 106 rowers in the MJ18 with a 2k time of 6.25.5. There were 2 silver medals for Laura Turner in WJ14 4 minute erg test and 500m Sprints. The Club also picked up a Silver medal for newcomer Rion McKenna in the WJ 13 500 Sprints.
There were Gold medals for Nathan Timoney, Peter Murphy, Jack Kennedy and Odhran Donaghy in the relay.
Nathan Timoney moved up to U23 age category this season and had a fantastic 5th place finish today with a time of 6.16.9. Nathan has another 4 years in this age group and his future looks very promising indeed.
There were notable performances from many other rowers on Saturday. In the WJ16 there was a 4th place for Abby Corry and a 5th place for Caragh Leonard.
There was a 4th place for Tim Murphy in the 500m Sprints missing out in a medal by only 0.4 secs and a 4th place for Victoria Wilson in the WJ18 Sprints missing out on a bronze by 0.5 secs.
Quite a few of the rowers finished in the Top 10, no mean feat in this highly competitive event.
Well done to all the rowers who travelled to Irish Indoors and rowed their hearts out.
Thanks so much to Head of Rowing Derek Holland, assistant coach Barney Rix, to Iain Kennedy and Tom Noble and to ERGS teacher Louise Shaw for giving up their time to take the kids to Limerick and giving them the tools to perform at their best
The next event for the Club is Lagan Head of the River on Saturday 9th February