The St. Patrick’s Rowing Club will represent Ireland!

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Courtesy of St. Patrick’s Rowing Club

Geneva Pattison

This week marks an important occasion for the St. Patrick’s Rowing Club in Ringsend as two of their rowing crews will fly to Portugal to represent Ireland and Ringsend at the World Rowing Coastal Championships. It will be a historic event for the club, as it will be the first time that the club will participate in this great world rowing event.

Commenting on this significant achievement, St. Patrick’s Rowing Club President Phillip Murphy said:

“” We are delighted to participate
in this world rowing competition. There has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes to make this happen both on and off the water. It is a proud moment in the history of our club and we wish our athletes good luck on behalf of the committee and the club ”.

Courtesy of the St. Patrick’s Rowing Club.

Two crews and two classes of boats will participate in the event, the boats themselves will be a coastal quad (four people and coxswain) and a double (two people). Dún Laoghaire’s St. Michael’s Rowing Club will partner with St. Pats to create a mixed crew for the double boat. The competing rowers will be Niall O’Toole and Divinia Anderson.

The Coastal Quad will consist of St. Patrick’s Club members Niall Beggan, Niall O’Toole, Karl Montgomery, Derek Boland and Lisa Lamont (Coxswain / Cairndhu Rowing Club).

The 2021 Coastal Rowing World Championships will take place in Praia da Torre, Oeiras, Portugal from September 30 to October 3. Many of the rowers participating in the competition will have competed in the Olympics, with 34 nations participating in total and Ireland will have 30 boats competing this year. The first races will take place on Thursday 30 at 10:30 am CET.

If you want to watch the events unfold and stay up to date on the event, visit: https://worldrowing.com/2021/09/28/how-to-follow-2021-world-rowing-coastal-championships /


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