Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Club celebrated a special milestone on Friday evening last, with the official opening of the new extension to our clubhouse.
This significant development for the future of the sport in Carrick-on-Shannon could never have been achieved without the help and support of Leitrim Development Company and our many friends who supported last April’s fundraising draw.
The ribbon was cut by Club President Tony Keane, in the company of legendary oarswoman Frances Cryan, Tom Lavin of the Leitrim Development Company and club members past and present, as well as Deputy Frank Feighan and Councillors Sinead Guckian and Enda Stenson. The new building is a credit to the work of many club members, most especially Tony Keane and Gabriel Cox.
Friday also saw the naming, after Frances Cryan of a recently acquired single scull. Frances represented the club and the town at the highest levels of national and international rowing and the club was delighted to honour her in this way.
The ‘Frances Cryan’ will surely inspire the next generation of junior members, many of whom will be competing in Tullamore on Saturday.
The Tullamore Trial is the first event of the 2012-2013 season, and is also one of the last opportunities to compete before a hard winter’s training.
A busy week also saw the club host our annual AGM, which saw elections to a number of important club positions, most notably Captain where the members were delighted to re-elect Nigel Murtagh to the post for a third successive year.
We wish the new committee the best of luck for the coming year and thank them for their work for the club.