#Rowing: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for May are the Ireland men’s junior coxed four which took silver at the European Junior Regatta in Essen, Germany. The crew of Matthew Gallagher (St Joseph’s), James O’Donovan (Castleconnell), Jack Dorney (Shandon), John Kearney (Cork) and cox Leah O’Regan (Shandon) gave gold medallists Germany a real battle, and were just three tenths of a second behind at the finish.
It was a good month for Irish crews in overseas regattas. Molly Curry of Coleraine GS – who won the Afloat Rower of the Month for February – had a remarkable win in the Championships Single Sculls at the National Schools Regatta on Dorney Lake. St Michael’s and Enniskillen also shone in a strong Irish contingent.
At home Commercial and UCD engaged in two fierce contests in the men’s eight at both Skibbereen and Metro Grand League Regatta. Commercial came out on top by small margins in both races.
Rower of the Month awards: The judging panel is made up of Liam Gorman, rowing correspondent of The Irish Times and David O'Brien, Editor of Afloat magazine. Monthly awards for achievements during the year will appear on afloat.ie. Keep a monthly eye on progress and watch our 2019 champions list grow.