Pamela Morrison, Naomhóga Chorcaí Club Member
Alan Murphy, Naomhóga Chorcaí Chairperson
Myself & John couldn’t find 2 more for a men’s crew, but watched a mighty battle between Maharees & a Clare/Dingle crew, all the way around the two laps, Maharees kept barely a boat length ahead, with a near tangle in front of the pier before the turn!
Diana, with Ruth O’Leary from Clare, Georgina Folan from Connemara and a Kerry woman missed out on a place in women's, won by Leah, O’Sullivan, Trish Ward, Annie Lee and Collette O’Leary.
I had no luck in single hand, won by Eoin Honan, Davin Lynch 2nd, Martin Mulkerrin 3rd.
I did the bow for the mixed with Eoin, Ailise Deane & a local girl Annie, and we were pushed hard by Seili Ann Lynch with a young crew, but we won it in the end, they came 2nd. John Mitchell with John Joe Hussey was pipped for 3rd at last minute by Ray & Ruth’s crew! Diana’s boat got in an early tangle that knocked them out, despite a strong crew with Vincent Hussey & Micheal Sullivan.
And not to mention all the U12s, U14s, U16s & U18s races! Great day’s racing, nice day with one heavy shower but beautiful sunshine for the prize-giving!
Write-up by Mirjam Winter
Yesterday’s regatta in Ballydavid kicked off the racing season in Kerry and so we are back with our first shipping news of the year!
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