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Over 400 take part in Cork Get Going Get Rowing Blitz

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Over 400 take part in Cork Get Going…Get Rowing Blitz 2018

Cork Sports Partnership together with Rowing Ireland’s Get Going Get Rowing held their third annual Cork Get Going…Get Rowing #Blitzit Event in Fr. Mathews Arena last Friday the 14th of December. Over 400 students from 14 primary and secondary schools from all over Cork City and County took part in the event.

The event was held in Fr. Mathews Arena which staged 10 ergometers for racing and 2 machines in a warm up area. Teams of 5 raced over 2,000 meters surrounded by the cheers and encouragement of their class mates and teachers. The event was a culmination of the hard work and dedication all students gave to the Get Going..Get Rowing Programme and the students were a testament to both their schools and their Get Rowing Coaches Ellen, Colm, Andy, Barry, Emily and Stephen.

Speaking at the event, Cork Rowing Development Officer, Lisa Hayes said “We are delighted by the response to this year’s Cork Get Going Get Rowing programme and event’. All students, parents and teachers appeared to have enjoyed the day, the camaraderie and cheers of all students taking part was a joy for all spectators and volunteers to watch. Over 700 children have taken part in the Cork programme so far this school year and we expect this to grow again in the New Year”.

She added “Events like today would not be possible without the support of our Club Hubs, Community Coaches, Transition year TrY Rowing Coaches and the support of all participating schools”.

The Get Going...Get Rowing Programme in Cork has enabled over 700 students to row on machines in a fun and active way in this school term, 2018/2019, alone. The programme runs for 4-6 weeks with the option of an on-the-water rowing session available.

The next phase of the programme will begin at the end of January 2019.

For more information please email lhayes@corksports.ie or check out the schools section at www.corksports.ie

To see images from the day please go to: www.corksports.ie and https://www.facebook.com/CorkSportsPartnership/

For Results go to: https://www.getgoinggetrowing.com/2018/12/14/get-rowing-cork-sports-partnership-3rd-indoor-rowing-blitz-in-cork-3/

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