Congratulations to Eoghan Whittle, fifth year student, who represented Ireland in the Coupe de la Jeunesse rowing regatta which was held in France in early August. Coup de la Jeunesse is a European rowing competition, rowed over 2 kilometers, for rowers under the age of 18.
Eoghan rowed in quadruple sculls with a crew drawn from Shandon, Waterford and Athlone boat clubs. Having qualified from the heats the Irish crew lined up for the final which was a fantastic race to watch. The boys tucked into the middle of the field until the last 250meters of the race when they made a push and stormed through the finishing line in first place a full length ahead of the Spanish crew who in turn were half a length ahead of the Polish crew. Gold medals for the Irish boys. A brilliant result which was hard earned and well deserved. Congratulations boys and from Castletroy College a big congratulations to Eoghan.