ROWING: Carrick Rowing Club are delighted that more than 100 crews have entered the Apollo Duck Head of the Shannon in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday, February 18th. There will be two time trial events on the day with crews racing over a 5km stretch of river from south of Carrick back into town. The finish line and viewing area is situated at the boardwalk where crews will be seen going hard for the last few hundred metres.
The entry features a great representation from Ulster: Bann, Belfast Rowing Club, Belfast Boat Club, Lagan Scullers, City of Derry and Lady Victoria. Portora Club from Enniskillen are also travelling the shorter distance, as are Sligo Rowing Club. Athlone Rowing Club have entered lots of crews, from Junior 15 boys and girls right through to masters rowers.
From Galway, Tribesmen Rowing Club and St. Joseph’s School are set to travel with many up-and-coming rowers. Commercial, Three Castles and Garda Siochana travel from the east of the country.
The influx will provide a welcome boost to the local economy at a time when things are generally quiet. Details can be found at the event website www.HeadoftheShannon.com while the club welcomes any offers of help on the day.