2 Homes Regatta Wins!

Jul 27, 2019

Irish MJ8+ & MJ2- Wins mean CIRC athletes take home 5 Gold medals

The Home International Regatta 2019 was hosted by Scotland on 27th July, 2019, and was held at the Strathclyde Park, Glasgow. This annual competition features national teams from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. As there are only 4 crews in each race category, there are no silver or bronze medals awarded at this event.

5 members of the CIRC senior crews were selected by Rowing Ireland to represent their country. They were:

  • Elise Carney-Frazier (WJ2- & WJ8+)
  • Ellen Forde (WJ2- & WJ8+)
  • Sam Reidy (MJ2- & MJ8+)
  • Thomas Hume (MJ2- & MJ8+)
  • Paul Tannian (Cox) (MJ8+ & MJ4+)

The all Jes Men's U18 Coxless Pair of recently crowned Irish Champions Sam Reidy and Thomas Hume won their event in style, beating the English champions into second place in a fiercely fought contest.

Hume and Reidy, rowing at Stroke and Seven positions and coxed by Jes colleague Paul Tannian as part of the Irish Men's U18 Eight, later overcame a fast-finishing Scotland eight, having earlier beaten off the challenge of the fancied English team, to secure the second of many wins for Ireland.

The Irish Men's U18 Coxed Four was later coxed by Paul Tannian from Jes but narrowly beaten into second place by a very experienced England team.

The Men's Under 18 Squad were coached and managed by Jes Coach John Lawless, assisted by Mattie Kelly.

Jes Girls Ellen Forde and Elise Carney-Frazier represented Ireland in an all Jes Women's Under 18 Coxless pair and battled bravely in difficult conditions before being eventually beaten into 3rd position by strong teams from England and Scotland in one of the most competitive races of the championship.

Ex Jes rower, Caoimhin Conway, who now trains with NUIG, was also selected by Rowing Ireland for this regatta and competed in a Mens pair, which, despite a strong performance, crossed the line 2 seconds behind the winners.