Sunday last, 8th June saw one of the biggest Regatta’s in Donegal Town in many years. There were 48 teams from 9 different clubs competing on the day.
There was competition in 10 different category’s ranging from U14, U16, U18, U21 and Senior Men’s and Women’s. In the space of three and a half hours, some 240 individual rowers and coxswain’s had competed on the water at the picturesque location of Donegal Town pier. The Regatta was organised with military precision by the host club, Donegal Bay Rowing Club, and it’s with thanks to all the clubs and crews who took part, that the regatta was completed in a very efﬁcient manner.
On the water there was a good spread of the spoils! Youth rowing was very evident in all clubs. Killybegs Senior Ladies picked up their second win of the season on the back of a win in Fintown the week before as did Inver’s under 14 Boys. The Killybegs ladies held off stiff competition from Kincasslagh and Cloughaneely to win a thrilling ﬁnal.
In the men’s ﬁnal the supremacy of the Rosses clubs was evident with Kincasslagh proving too strong in the ﬁnal and Cloughaneely crew coming a close second with the Mountcharles mens taking third.
The host club, Donegal Bay Rowing Club, would like to sincerely thank all the local businesses who continue to support the club. Their generosity allowed the club to run a very successful Regatta.
U16 Boys: 1st Loughros Point; 2nd Inver.
U14 boys: 1st Inver; 2nd Cloich Cheann Fhaola; 3rd Donegal Bay.
U21 Girls: 1st Killybegs; 2nd Inver; 3rd Teelin.
U21 Boys: 1st Burtonport; 2nd Inver; 3rd Killybegs.
Senior Ladies Final: 1st Killybegs; 2nd Kincasslagh; 3rd C.C.F.
Men’s Final: 1st Kincasslagh; 2nd C.C.F.; 3rd Mountcharles.
U18 Girls: 1st Killybegs; 2nd Donegal Bay; 3rd Loughros Point.
U18 Boys: 1st Inver; 2nd Donegal Bay; 3rd Killybegs.
U16 Girls: 1st Loughros Point; 2nd Inver; 3rd Loughros Point.
Clubs now look forward to the next Regatta which will be hosted by Cloughaneely Rowing club on Dunlewey Lake at 1pm on the 22nd June.