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Galway rowers shine at sunny Galway Head

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NUI Galway took the blue riband event at the Galway Head of the River 2015 on Saturday, in a successful day for local clubs.

The Head of the River

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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.

Innovative community groups shine with KBC Bright Ideas funding awards

A number of innovative organisations across Galway have been awarded funding through KBC Bank Ireland’s Bright Ideas community support initiative.

Galway rower to make history at Henley

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Galway rower Katie O’Brien is set to make history this weekend when she competes at the prestigious Henley Women’s Regatta in England. Katie will be the first Irish para rower to compete at the event, which is the premier rowing regatta for women in the UK, with more than 1600 competitors taking part this year.

Country's first Irish- speaking rowing club to be launched

Ireland's first Irish-speaking rowing club will be launched on Saturday when Cumann Rámhaíochta Choláiste na Coiribe will be inaugurated by Mayor Padraig Conneely.

Local clubs dominate Galway Head

St Joseph’s College enjoyed the perfect warm-up at the Boston Scientific Galway Head of the River at the weekend ahead of this week’s trip to Australia.

The head of the river

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Rowing is a sport of endurance, strength, and finesse, a sport naturally suited to Galway where the river connects Lough Corrib with the sea. The earliest reference we have to competitive rowing on the Galway river is 1839. The first rowing club established here was the Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club in 1864 (149 years ago!) and as other clubs formed, rowing matches became more competitive. In 1868, Commercial Rowing Club was formed and the inter-club rivalry generated a lot of interest in the sport.

Rowers descend on Corrib for annual Galway Head

In a weekend of festivals, Galway rowing stages its annual Head of the River on Saturday.

Galway gears up for Head of the River

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Galway’s premier rowing event, the annual Head of the River, takes place on Saturday next, March 16.

Galway youngsters scalp Bish by three seconds

Strong Galway rowers vied for success alongside competitors from all four provinces at the annual Galway Head of the River.

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