Sunday 25 August 2019

Edermine regatta a brilliant success

Ferrycarrig under 12 crew, Seth McGuire, David Kelly, Aaron Gethings and Alex Szwarc
Ferrycarrig under 12 crew, Seth McGuire, David Kelly, Aaron Gethings and Alex Szwarc
Edermine Rowing Club under 12 crew of Shane Carley, Sam Geraghty, Levi Rossa, Conor Walsh and cox Katie Hempenstall

Brendan Keane

The organisers of the recent Edermine regatta were delighted with the success of the event.

The rowing extravaganza took place over two days and in addition to Edermine Ferry rowing club it also included teams from St Kearns, Killurin and Ferrycarrig rowing clubs.

The four clubs are all members of the Slaney Rowing Association and they each hold their own respective events during the summer months.

A spokesperson for the Edermine Ferry club said events began at 3 p.m. on both days and there were 15 races over the two-day event.

A blessing of the boats ceremony took place on the Saturday during which Fr Byrne, from Bree, officiated.

The organisers thanked their neighbouring clubs for participating and making it a competitive and very enjoyable two days of racing.

In addition to the events on the water there was also a raffle held over the weekend with some great prizes.

The club members are now looking forward to participating in the Killurin regatta which is scheduled to take place at the beginning of next month and that will be followed up by the Ferrycarrig Regatta also in August.

The Edermine spokesperson said all of the club members are looking forward to the Irish Coastal Rowing championships which will begin at the National Rowing Centre at Inniscarra, Cork, on Friday, August 23.

All of the boats used in the Edermine event were Slaney cots with crew composed of four rowers and a cox.

Enniscorthy Guardian