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The O'Donovan brothers and Sanita Puspure may have dominated the headlines at the recent World Rowing Championships, but Galway rowing was also celebrating a rare Irish feat.
Four young Galway rowers have been selected to represent Ireland at the upcoming Coupe de la Jeunesse, which will be hosted by Ireland this year.
Paul Giblin was one of the most amazing athletes to come out of the west of Ireland in recent years. He was one of the most successful oarsman to come from NUIG BC, with 19 national titles, multiple representations and medals at international level and two medals from the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta.
Galway native Gavan Hennigan is an extreme environment athlete and adventurer. He is currently two thirds of the way through his biggest challenge to date, solo rowing the Atlantic Ocean as he takes part in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge Race. He is lying in third position in the race (ahead of many crewed boats) and located 500 nautical miles from the finish in Antigua, in the Caribbean.
Colaiste Iognaid crews were on the winners' podium three times at the Irish Rowing Championships in Cork at the weekend.
The girls of Colaiste Iognaid enjoyed 100 per cent success at Sunday’s Irish Schools Rowing Regatta at O’Briens Bridge, Co Clare.
NUI Galway took the blue riband event at the Galway Head of the River 2015 on Saturday, in a successful day for local clubs.
In 1976 a group of likeminded people got together to work out a way to make the sport of rowing in Galway more competitive. They decided the best way to achieve this was to set up a new club, and so Tribesmen Rowing Club was formed. Starting a new rowing club is an expensive business so they began a number of fundraising activities, running raffles, organising dances, etc. They managed to get their first crew on the water in 1977.
This yar’s 36th Galway Head of the River Rowing will take place on Saturday.
Maurice Semple’s book Reflections on Lough Corrib has a very good section on the history of rowing on the river and lake. The first clubs were formed in the mid 19th century, and competitive rowing has been a feature of Galway life since. A number of pupils in Coláiste Iognáid came together in October 1934 to ask the school if it would consider setting up a Jes Rowing Club. Happily, it did, and thus began a history of great achievement which continues to the present day.