Congratulations to Lee Rowing Club’s Margaret Cremen and Skibbereen Rowing Club’s Aoife Casey who won silver at the Junior European Rowing Championships in the north German city of Krefeld today.  Under the coaching guidance of Lee’s Dan Buckley and Fermoy’s Ray Morrison, the women rowed a thrilling race to beat the fancied Italian crew into third place and they themselves only narrowly beaten by the German pair.

Their victory comes after months of hard training and trialling for the two women, and what an inspiration they are to their club mates and the whole rowing community. 

Margaret, accompanied by her father, Declan, was met tonight at Cork Airport by an ecstatic group from Lee Rowing Club. It’s a day we will remember and talk about for a long time.