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National Rowing Centre Closed Down

26th March 2020
The National Rowing Centre The National Rowing Centre Photo: Liam Gorman

The National Rowing Centre closed down this morning. The facility had been hosting the international team, with clubs not permitted to use it recently because of the Covid-19 virus.

"Our High-Performance Athletes were previously training in isolation in the National Rowing Centre while adhering to the guidelines of the HSE and the Institute of Sport," Rowing Ireland said.

"After the decision by the IOC to postpone the Olympics, we have decided to cease training amongst the High-Performance Team.

"Rowing Ireland has now decided that closing the National Rowing Centre is in the best interest of the athletes, coaches and support staff.

"We want to thank Lee Valley Golf Club for providing accommodation for our athletes during this time and to the local community for their continued support."

 

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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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