The NUI Galway Boat Club has had an excellent season, with several championships under their belts…
This season has proved the most successful in the NUIG Boat Club’s history, with a record number of seven championship victories including the two blue ribbon events in men’s rowing in Ireland – Senior and Intermediate Eights.
Notably, it was also the most successful season of any previous women’s squad with three championship wins including the senior pair, who registered the first senior women’s pot since 1997.
NUI Galway reaffirmed its position this weekend as the leading club in Irish rowing having returned with more than twice the number of championships than the nearest university, including Senior Men’s Eight, Intermediate Men’s Eight, Senior Men’s Coxless Four, Senior Men’s Lightweight Sculls, Women’s Senior Coxless Four, Women’s Senior Pair and Women’s Intermediate Double Sculls.
This year marks great progress in the development of the club and the creation of a robust legacy. A new club structure, which mirrors that of international teams, was introduced by this year’s committee. David Mannion was appointed to the newly established position of head coach and has made great strides towards long-term success, developing a high performance institution at the university.
It is even more impressive that this success is founded entirely upon the relentless energy of unpaid volunteers. Without their dedication, experience and love of the sport; we as an institution would not exist. We are proud to take this passion forward into the professional era.
Irish Rowing Championships:
On 19th -21st July, over 2,000 rowers representing approximately 50 clubs competed in 40 championship events. With over 770 crews entered, the Irish Rowing Championships was the biggest to date in the 100 years of the event. The National Rowing Centre at Inniscarra Lake in Cork was thronged with athletes and their supporters from all over Ireland.