April 21, 2024

4 members of Gaoth Dobhair’s Cumann na gCurach travelled to Warrenpoint in County Down final weekend to compete in Carlingford Lough Currach Membership’s 18th annual Worldwide Championships.

These championships generate nice curiosity domestically in addition to additional afield and entice a lot of golf equipment starting from collegiate to masters’ degree.

The occasion this yr noticed crews from Eire, England and the USA compete over two days in a excessive quantity of occasions together with single, double, treble, blended and an ‘out of a hat’ competitors the place crews had been compiled on a composite foundation which engendered an awesome sense of camaraderie between golf equipment.

Whereas the championships centre on a wholesome sense of competitors, the occasion itself is bookended and punctuated by a wide range of cultural occasions with actions offered for members and spectators to take pleasure in comparable to conventional music, dance and story-telling.

Cumann na gCurach members Fíona Nic Fhionnlaoich and Ó Domhnaill brothers Ronán, Simon and Michael travelled to compete on this yr’s occasion in a lot of thrilling heats, semi-finals and finals.

The 4 rowers secured a powerful eight podium finishes.

They included:

* 2nd place for Ronán, Michael and Fíona within the blended trebles
* 1st for Ronan and Fíona and third for Simon within the blended doubles
* 2nd for Michael and Ronan within the males’s doubles
* third for Fíona within the Girls’ singles
* 1st for Ronán and third for Michael within the Males’s singles
* 2nd for Ronán within the ‘out of a hat’ race

Membership chairperson William Boyle was delighted with the membership’s displaying.

He mentioned “I’m delighted that that they had weekend in Warrenpoint, it’s a very nicely run occasion and we all the time obtain a heat welcome there. Carlingford Lough Currach Membership go above and past to make sure that everybody has time there.

“It’s greater than a contest, it’s a social occasion and a possibility to share an affinity for conventional rowing with others. Friendships have been created and sustained for a few years for the reason that starting of the championships 18 years in the past.”

Cumann na gCurach might be discovered on Fb and Instagram and welcomes enquiries from potential members.

Gaoth Dobhair rowers take pleasure in success at 18th Annual Worldwide Currach Championships was final modified: August twenty first, 2023 by Employees Author