Muckross Head of the River
Monday, 21 November 2011 09:39

Muckross Head of the River was held on Saturday the 10th December, at the National Rowing Centre.    The club had a big entry with a number of our young athletes having their first competitive row.    Shandon won six pennants reflecting one of our most successful outings for a number of years.  

Winners were Mens Intermediate 2- (Jack Casey and Andy Harrington) by 3 seconds from Neptune with four UCC intermediate crews also behind them.    MJ16 1X with Jack reversing the Skibb Head result and beating Andy into second place who in turn was nearly one minute ahead of 3rd.   WJ18 4X- (Laura, Roisin, Holly, Saoirse) repeated their Skibb Head win over Muckross and with Laura and Roisin also winning the WJ18 2X.       WJ16 8+ (Katie Nagle, Sophie Healy, Zoe Kampff, Clodagh Scannell, Rebecca O'Sullivan, Lile McCarthy, Leah McCurtain, Daisy Callanan and Meg Holland - cox) in their first outing won by just 2 seconds from Shannon.    WJ14 4X+ beat our B crew.

Just to emphaise the importance of making every stroke count, as well as winning two events by 3 seconds or less we also had three very near misses.  The WJ14 4X+ lost by just one second to Lee, the WJ18 1X (Saoirse Horgan) lost by two seconds and the MJ14 4X+ by six seconds.