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Get Going Get Rowing Cork Blitz

Monday 08 April 2019

Over 250 take part in Cork Get Going…Get Rowing Blitz 2019

Cork Sports Partnership together with Rowing Ireland’s Get Going Get Rowing held their fourth annual Cork Get Going…Get Rowing #Blitzit Event in Neptune Stadium last Friday the 5th of April. Over 250 students from 9 primary and secondary schools from all over Cork City and County took part in the event.

The event was held in Neptune Stadium which staged 5 ergometers for racing. 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 350 children have taken part in the Cork programme so far this school year and we expect this to grow again in the next school term”.

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 1000 students to row on machines in a fun and active way in this school year, 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 in September 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.facebook.com/CorkSportsPartnership

For Results go to: https://www.getgoinggetrowing.com/2019/04/05/cork-blitz-2019-april-5-2019-in-neptune-stadium-results/

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