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Indoor Rowing Blitz A Big Success

11th November 2016
Girls from Presentation, Terenure at the blitz. Girls from Presentation, Terenure at the blitz.

#Rowing: The All-Ireland Schools rowing Blitz in Trinity College, Dublin today was the culmination of weeks or hard work in the Get Going...Get Rowing schools programme. Trinity College saw hordes of bus loads coming from Limerick, Cork, Galway, Carlow and Dublin, where the programme started just over two and a half years ago. The initiative, which was run with a number of sporting partners, brings rowing machines into schools and gives students the opportunity to row on a four-to-six-week programme. The ethos of Get Going...Get Rowing is to "commit to giving students a sport and a pathway for life". Each student gets an on-the-water experience as well as ergometer (rowing machine) training and technique together with a fun active environment in schools.

Over 600 students from well over 30 schools came to Trinity Sports Hall. The ages ranged from 13-year-old first years to transition year students, who had completed the TrY Rowing leadership course. In a busy and exciting day medals went to schools in Carlow, Galway and Dublin. Killarney, the only team from Kerry which travelled, also took home medals.

There will be more events throughout this year, with Carlow hosting one on December 9th. Indoor rowers are moving to the water - 100 students in Leinster alone have joined clubs.



Girls U/14

Dominican College Galway

Presentation, Terenure

Sutton Park, Dublin

Girls u/16

Dominican College, Galway

Kings Hospital, Dublin

Salerno, Galway

Club/open girls

Laurel Hill, Limerick

Carlow Schools

Salerno, Galway

Club/open boys

Kings Hospital, Dublin

Presentation, Killarney

Carlow Schools

U/16 boys

CBC Monkstown

Borris Vocational School

CBC Monkstown

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Liam Gorman

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Liam Gorman is a writer and reporter. He is the co-author of Little Lady, One Man, Big Ocean, published in the United States and Canada as Crossing the Swell. He is the rowing correspondent of the Irish Times.  

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