Shannon Rowing Club, based on Sarsfield Bridge, Limerick, is the oldest rowing Club in Limerick City. Founded in 1866 by Sir Peter Tait, the club sits on a manmade island with a backdrop of King Johns Castle, St Mary’s Cathedral and the magnificent Shannon River. They will host a summer camp for Boys and Girls aged 11-16 on June 17-20, June 24-27 or July 1-4.
Shannon Rowing Club host Rowing Camps for Boys and Girls
Story by Moya Ni Cheallaigh
Following the completion of their wonderful new boathouse in Annacotty, Shannon Rowing Club will be running three Rowing Camps for Boys and Girls age 11 to 16 on June 17-20, June 24-27 or July 1-4 at Annacotty. They will run from 10 am to 2 pm each day from Monday to Thursday. These camps will be suitable for those with absolutely no rowing experience or those within their first year of starting rowing.
Shannon Rowing Club is a relatively small club, where everybody gets a chance to train and compete. It is also the oldest rowing club in Limerick, with a beautiful Edwardian Clubhouse on Sarsfield Bridge, providing the facilities for indoor training right in the city centre. They do their water training on a calm stretch of the Shannon in Annacotty which has the advantage of not being tidal. This means they can row at regular hours winter and summer, with no 5am starts on cold winter mornings. Shannon has had great success over the years and so far this year have had multiple wins with almost all of their crews.
Lifelong bonds and friendships are formed through training and competing together among club members and indeed within the rowing community at large. Many of their rowers have gone on to row for their colleges and for Ireland.
Shannon Rowing Club, based on Sarsfield Bridge, Limerick, is the oldest rowing Club in Limerick City. Founded in 1866 by Sir Peter Tait, the club sits on a manmade island with a backdrop of King Johns Castle, St Mary’s Cathedral and the magnificent Shannon River.
At their Sarsfield Bridge location, they offer a mid-week gym, bike, and rowing machine work in their fully equipped gymnasium.
On weekends their activities move to Annacotty to avail of a fantastic stretch of water. Annacotty is ideal for rowing: it is sheltered and non-tidal, enabling weekend training at a set time while providing greater safety for their rowers.
Shannon Rowing Club would like to invite any boys and girls between the age of 11 and 16, interested in trying out rowing at one of their camps, to contact Seán on 087 9800538 or Moya on 0866061854. They can also email the club at [email protected]
Find out more on www.shannonrowingclub.com, or follow Shannon Rowing Club Limerick on FB, Twitter or Instagram.