rowing 1On 28 April students from our Lady’s Bower took part in the annual All Ireland Schools Rowing Regatta. This year ten students from the Bower represented the school –  Ava Kelly, Ava Larkin, Aoife Hensey and Lily O`Connell Byrne from first year, Molly Larkin from third year, Cliodhna Murtagh and Ella Dillon from transition year, Ally Mahon, Dervla Ganly and Katie Larkin from fifth year.

There were seven boats in total entered in this year’s event.

Ava Larkin, Aoife Hensey, Ava Kelly and Lily O’Connell Byrne rowed together in a Junior 14 Coxed Quad finishing second. Aoife Hensey and Ava Larkin also rowed in a Junior 14 Double also finishing in second place.

Molly Larkin, Katie Larkin, Ella Dillon and Dervla Ganly rowed in an under 23 Coxless Quad finishing second, while Katie Larkin and Dervla Ganly also rowed in a under 23 double which came third.

Molly Larkin and Cliodhna Murtagh rowed in a junior 16 double as well which came 1st in their heat, but unfortunately lost out on a medal as it was time trials and their time wasn’t quick enough.row 3

Molly Larkin, Ella Dillon, Ally Mahon and Cliodhna Murtagh rowed in an under 23 coxless sweep four and were placed third in their heat.


Our Lady’s Bower overall had a very successful weekend down in O’Briens Bridge in Co. Clare.


All rowers look forward in representing Our Lady’s Bower again next year.

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