Our Lady’s College Galway take to the water – thanks to St. Columba’s Credit Union and Galway Rowing Club.
Friday last saw Our Lady’s College Junior 16 crew reach another milestone. The nine oarswomen were presented with a cheque from St. Columba’s Credit Union to support their expenses for this rowing season. The crew was initially introduced to rowing by Connacht Development Officer for Rowing Ireland, Jen Cunningham and are currently being trained by Mike Gaffney, GRC, Rory O’Brien, GRC and Tom Elwood GRC.
The crew has a busy schedule of upcoming events between now and the end of April: St. Michael’s Head of the River; Neptune and Commercial Regattas; Trinity Regatta and Schools’ Regatta. They will also compete in the National Rowing Championships next July.
College Principal, Clíona Ní Néill thanked St. Columba’s for their generous sponsorship saying that it is integral to the success of this crew. She also thanked Jen Cunningham of Rowing Ireland for her support and Galway Rowing Club for the time and resources they have spent on Our Lady’s College crew. “Community counts and this is an excellent example of communities working together to support young women in sport”. Míle Buíochas!