Lee Rowing Club has had a very successful National Championships which were held at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Wood on July 14, 15 & 16. Undoubtedly, the highlights of the weekend were the two championship ‘pots’ in the double and quad won by our female athletes. Club male and female athletes also won a host of other races at J14, J15 and J16 grades in single sculls, doubles, quads and eights .
Andrew Sheehan opened the Club account on Friday morning with a win in the Men’s Junior 15 1X followed by wins by the Men’s J14 4X+, Women’s Junior 15 4X+ , a silver medal in the Women’s J16 8+ and culminating in a Championship of Ireland win in the WJ18 2X on Friday the afternoon by Aoife Lynch and European Silver medallist, Margaret Cremen.
Hugh O’Hara maintained Lee’s winning run in the Men’s J14 1X on Saturday morning and was followed soon after by a silver medal place for Margaret Cremen in the Women’s J18 single scull. As weather conditions worsened, Alex Toderica mastered the choppy conditions by winning her 1X final before racing was abandoned for the day.
Conditions were perfect at the National Rowing Centre on Sunday as racing resumed for the final day of the Championships. Lee athletes won the Men’s J15 4X+, a bronze medal in the W J18 2- and a thrilling win for the second Championship pot by the Women’s coxless quad in which Aoife Lynch and Margaret Cremen were partnered by Marie Kidney and Sophie Grey.
Congratulations to all of our athletes on their performances over the weekend and who have harvested the fruit of their diligence and hard work throughout the year.
Thanks to our coaches, families and sponsors for your commitment to Lee Rowing Club during the 2016-17 season. We have had a very successful year as a Club both on and off the water which would not have been possible without your support.