Our athletes competed at the inaugural Virtual Irish Indoor Rowing Championships from home yesterday. . We had a great showing with 15 athletes competing, bringing 8 medals back to the boathouse including two golds🥇🥇. . The race of the day was undoubtedly produced by our U23 women, with Clara O’Brien , Corina Couglan and Lauren O’Brien crossing the line within .3 seconds of each other! . **Conor Mulready placed second in the MU23 category in a time of 6:17 however his erg didn’t connect so his result is not shown. . Thanks a million to @rowfit_joe for making it possible for us to race in these circumstances!
January camp is complete! After many morning erg intervals, hundreds of afternoon km’s and countless evening lifts, our athletes have emerged from our 2 week January home camp primed and ready to take on the National Indoor Championships this Saturday. . While lockdowns are never easy, we consider ourselves very lucky to have the support and communication network and we do through our coaches and teammates. We also enjoyed a very interesting interview with former Irish Olympian, Sean Casey, to break up the tough training. Thanks very much to Sean. . UL Sport Scholarships are now open, apply @ul_sport
Kealan Mannix ▪️UL Sport Silver Scholarship. . . Kealan is in his 4th year at @universityoflimerick studying engineering and he is a huge leader within our squad. His training intensity is second to none. . . Kealan’s hobbies include going swimming in Kilaloe, wining races, fixing boats, cooking fries and winning races. . Fun facts: 🔹 Home club: Skibbereen RC 🔹 2K: 6:12 🔹Achievements: Champs Senior 4X-🥇 Champs Inter 2X🥇 Champs Inter 1X 🥇 Homes International 🥇 . Stay tuned to meet more of our scholars through the week!
Georgia O’Brien ▪️UL Sport Silver Scholarship . Georgia is in her final year at @universityoflimerick , studying Product Design. She is an extremely determined athlete and she brings brilliant racing experience to our squad! Georgia intends to reverse imitate @ollizeidler after the 2024 Olympics and pursue a career in swimming, her love of which was found after numerous capsizes. . Fun Facts: 🔹Home Club: Kenmare Rowing Club 🔹2K: 7:19 🔹Rowing Achievements: Coupe J1X 2017: 🥇 Champs Senior 1X 2019: 🥇 Homes Senior 4X- 2018: 🥇
James O’Donovan ▪️UL Sport Silver Scholarship . Shades of when @cristiano joined @manchesterunited from @spl.sportinglisbon as a 17 yr old talent, @jamesod_1 made the decision back in June, to take his bright future up the Shannon and join @ulrowing . James brings with him a decorated junior career, which involved competing at the Junior World Championships twice, and numerous victories at Limerick Regatta. In an effort to truly understand what makes him so quick, James studies Exercise and Health Fitness. . . 🔹Home Club: Castleconnell Boat Club 🔹2K: 6:09 🔹Achievements: Junior World Champs 2019 JM4+ 4th Junior World Championships 2018 JM4+ 11th Junior European Champs JM4+ 🥈
Clara O’Brien ▪️Paddy Dooley Scholarship . It’s different this time. This has been Clara O’Brien’s attitude since she was elected as club captain back in August. Clara strives to lead UL to new heights both out on the water, where she speeds up any boat she’s in and behind the scenes, where she works tirelessly for the club. . When not studying for her degree in Mathematical Sciences, Clara shares the ULRC pass-time of going swimming in Kilaloe and enjoys cappuccinos from @hookandladderofficial and @no13thefactory (sponsorship😉?) . Fun Facts: 🔹Home Club: Castleconnell Boat Club 🔹2K: 7:22 🔹Achievements: U23 European Champs BW4+ 5th National Champs Senior W8+ 🥇 Homes 2018 JW1X Homes 2019 SW2- and SW8+
Lauren O’Brien Rory O’Neill 🔹 UL Sport Bronze Scholarships. . @oneillrory14 and @lauren.obrien_ are both recipients of the UL Sport Bronze Scholarship.
Lauren is in her second year of Law and Accounting and is the treasurer of the club. She embodies this roll by carrying a leather briefcase with her at all times, although all of the rowing club’s transactions are done via online payment? Two much Netflix? Regardless, she does a great job. . Rory is studying Sports Science, under the tutelage of our coach, Frank Nugent. He is also the club’s Health and Safety Officer. He permanently wears a hi-vis jacket and encourages those around him to do the same. . These talented and internationally-experienced athletes are two of the silkiest boat movers we have (as the videos show) in our squad. We’re exceptionally lucky that they still have at least 3 seasons left representing UL.
Rowing Endowment Fund Scholarships: Ava Kelly, Corina Coughlan, Luke Sutton, Colm Horan, Jonny Cuddy, Mikey Fanning, Conor Mulready, Ryan Spelman.
We are the only university in the country that offer scholarships to development athletes. These scholarships begin at a value of €500 and are hugely beneficial for athletes with a lot of potential who are looking to progress to the next level of the sport.
Our boathouse is perched right at the riverside, in the heart of @universityoflimerick ‘s beautiful campus. . We are so lucky to have our training facility and home only 5 minutes from all university buildings and student accommodation. However, the boathouse and river still have the feeling of being tucked away in the middle of nature. . When you come to @universityoflimerick , you do not only join a great rowing club, you become part of a campus like no other, full of excitement, new opportunities and great people.