East Ferry Rowing Club’s Annual Boat Push Begins in Midleton this Saturday

By Alan Sheehan

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East Ferry Rowing Club holds its annual Boat Push fundraiser this Saturday, 22 April.
The fifth Boat Push will begin at 10am from Ballycotton Transport in Knockgriffin, Middleton and will continue until club members push their race boat back to the club’s base at East Ferry Pier.
“It is this Saturday at 10am,” said Kate Deady of East Ferry Rowing Club. “We are starting from Ballycotton Transport. We will head down the town and out through Saleen and around to the Ferry. It is annual. This is our fifth year of it. We started in 2011 but missed 2015 due to bad weather.
It is also the club’s first fundraiser for a new boat in order to better accommodate the growing club.
“This year we are fundraising for a new boat,” said Ms Deady. “The club is getting so big that we are spending longer and longer training. We need more boats in the water. This is our first fundraiser for a new boat but we have more ideas coming. It costs €6,400 for a new boat. We also need two sets of oars; one set for adults and another or the younger kids. Each set costs €1,800.”

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