No Frontiers

A Year in the Life of Fermoy Rowing

Rowing Video

Donal O'Lochlainn

Ian Fleming

Tel +353-25-32344, Fax +353-25-23362, e-mail

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"The Catch"

'The Catch' Gearoid Towey on the Blackwater

Gearoid Towey on the Blackwater
Gearoid Towey's winning time at the World U23 Championships in Hazewingle, Belgium made him the fastest Lightweight Sculler in the world during 1996

No Frontiers is the story of eight young rowers chasing three Irish Titles and an Olympic Medal during the course of 1996.

The story follows them through long winter training, the Heads at Cork and Galway and the regattas at Lee Fields, Lee Marina, Fermoy, Amsterdam, Enniskillen, Inniscarra, and finally to Hazewinkle in Belgium.

Their terrible disappointments, their devastating defeats and their great achievements reveal what it is like to be a rower and an insight into what a really wonderful sport rowing is.

Even though only one challenge succeeded, 1996 was an outstanding one for Fermoy Rowing Club. None of the rowers could have known what lay in store for them as the season unfolded. This beautifully photographed video is essential viewing for any rower.

The rowers were Michelle O'Connor, Sharon and Louise Bermingham, Dympna O'Callaghan and Claire Cliffe (Junior Ladies Quad). Paul Hickey (Single Sculls). Paul Hickey and Evin Donnelly (Intermediate Pair). Gearoid Towey (Olympic Medal Lightweight Double Sculls).

Running time 40 mins. Price including postage and packaging £15.00. To order contact Gretta Fitzgerald c/o Bermingham's News agent, 9/11 Patrick Street, Fermoy Tel +353-25-31378 (Credit Card Orders Taken)

What they are Saying

"Absolutely fantastic - a great promotion for rowing and for Fermoy, it would be great if other clubs followed suit" - Tom Fennessey President IARU

"It is a wonderful tale of friendship, camaraderie, commitment and success which has some beautiful footage of the glorious Blackwater" - Kieran Shannon - The Examiner

Fermoy Junior Ladies Quad
Fermoy Junior Ladies Quad
Irish Junior Champions 1996

Enniskillen 1996
Enniskillin 1996
Venue for Irish Junior Championships

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See Also:

Nations Cup 1996 at Hazewinkel

Ergometer World Record Attempt

The Irish Times

Fermoy Head of the River 1997

Irish Rowing Information