Galley win historic national double

August 29th, 2018 12:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

Historic double: Galley senior women's crew of Roni Hawe, Keri Ahern, Donna Burke and Niamh Hayes, with the senior men's crew of Mark O'Brien, Sean Keohane, John Harrington and Paul Deasy, with cox Julie Harrington, celebrate their success at the national championships.

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Kilmacsimon are top club with seven gold

Kilmacsimon are top club with seven gold 


GALLEY FLASH won both the senior men’s and senior women’s races at the inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods.   

This was a momentous three-in-a-row for their men while it was a first-ever national senior title for the Galley women.

Kilmacsimon took the club of the championships award, winning an outstanding seven gold in coastal four yawls. Their mixed-senior crew won gold in this most competitive of categories and they also won gold in men’s U21, U14, U12 and masters categories, and in women’s U18 and U21.  

Ring, with three wins, were the closest challengers to Kilmacsimon, their gold coming in U18 men, pre-veteran women and pre-veteran mixed. 

 Their U16 girls and U21 men both won silver while their U18 ladies and junior
men won bronze.

Myross junior men capped off a magnificent season winning gold.  The club made history on Saturday by winning its 100th gold at national level with their men winning in the open classic category. They also won the men’s open sprint, while their ladies came second in both the open classic and open sprint races, as did their veteran men.

Courtmacsherry’s magnificent U16 men won gold to crown a great season, and the club also won silver in masters’ women and bronze in both masters mixed and senior men. 

Kilmacabea’s veteran women are champions for the second year in a row while their junior women won silver.  Their intermediate men, pre-veteran women and U12 girls all won bronze.

Castletownbere mixed veteran crew won gold while their women won the open sprint and open classic categories.  Their senior women, pre-veteran mixed and U14 girls all won bronze.

Rosscarbery won three medals, silver in U12 boys and U14 girls, with bronze in U18 men. 

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