Silver Medal for SGS Rowing

Posted on : December 22, 2020

The 2020 Sligo Schools Rowing Competition successfully went ahead in the week before Christmas, and SGS Rowing Club had a successful outing, with several top 10 finishes. The competition took on a ‘virtual’ format this year. Secondary School students from all over the county entered the event in four categories – junior and senior boys and girls. New this year was an additional adults category for school teachers and staff. The overall format of the event was changed from a team event to an individual event to facilitate social distancing. The premise of the competition was to row as far as possible on the ergometer in a 5 minute time period. SGS Rowing Club entered 20 members in the event. In the Senior Boys event, Matthew Ryan put in a stellar effort to achieve a distance of 1358 meters. This earned him a 5th place result in an entry of 54 students. Fionn McAllister also raced in this category and achieved a respectable distance of 1260m. Meanwhile, in the Junior Girls category, first year student Ruth Beirne rowed exceptionally well to achieve a distance of 1129 meters, ranking her 8th in a field of over 90 entries. The most outstanding result was the Junior Boys category, where second year student Harry Graham completed the test with a distance of 1310 meters. This earned him second place in a field of 85 students. The category was won by Darragh Colsh of Coláiste Muire, Ballymote who scored 1344 meters. In the Adults event Rev. Patrick Bamber excelled with his performance of 1414 meters, placing him third – his days of training with the Oxford squad certainly standing to him!           

Full results for SGS rowers set out below:

Event

Surname

First Name

Meters

Teacher Male

Bamber

Patrick

1414

U16 Boy

Ryan

Matthew

1358

Teacher Male

Ivers

Ronan

1325

U14 Boy

Graham

Harry

1310

U16 Boy

McAlister

Fionn

1260

U14 Boy

Reid

Finn

1222

U14 Boy

McGettrick

James

1202

U14 Boy

O’Connor

Oscar

1133

U14 Girl

Beirne

Ruth

1129

U14 Boy

Reid

Conn

1127

U14 Boy

Chaudry-Hussain

Hammad

1112

U14 Boy

Lawlor

Ben

1111

U14 Boy

Kilcommons

Dara

1095

U16 Girl

Murray

Ava

1093

U14 Boy

Wood

Nigel

1078

U14 Boy

Dowd

Fiachra

1064

U14 Boy

Ryan

Andrew

1034

U14 Boy

Meehan

Daithi

906

U14 Boy

Mulrooney

Phil

858

U14 Boy

Lawlor

Ben

DNF

 

 

    





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