Thursday, January 30, 2014
Video Of The Week: Training with Two Irish National Champion Crews
This week's video comes to us courtesy of the National University Ireland, Galway Boat Club, and follows the training of their men's senior (a composite NUIG/Grainne Mhaol crew) and intermediate eights in the lead up to last summer's Irish National Championships. (Spoiler alert: both crews won their respective national titles in 2013.) And, as a competitive rower, it'll fire you up. The chorus, "right here, right now," echoing in your ears as you see the bow of the near crew inching toward the lead—something to keep in mind for spring racing season.
The senior eight crew was made up of a talented group of oarsmen, including Beijing Olympian Cormac Folan and squadmate James Wall, among other Irish internationals, including Niall Kenny (U23 silver medalist in the BLM4x in 2010), Richard Bennett, and Rob O'Callaghan (the latter two having competed at the 2013 U23 world championships in the men's four). The victory for NUIG/Grainne Mhaol marked the fifth title in six years for the composite—evidently, a winning formula.
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