The McSweeney Family - Ted, Owen, TJ, Emma and Catherine - in the Johnie Mc.

Rushbrooke Rowing Club (RRC) launched its new one-design boat the Johnie Mc last Thursday, 10 August.
A large number of club members, families and friends turned out on the night and were treated to a wonderful display of rowing, with all five boats the Johnie Mc, the Sarah Richardson, the Paddy Cahill, the Seamus O’Shea and its traditional timber yawl, the Villager, on the water.
“On behalf of the McSweeney family we would like to thank everybody that attended the launching of our new boat at the boat house in Rushbrooke,” said Ted McSweeney, Chairperson of RRC. “It was a very proud moment for us as a family that the club chose to call their new boat, the Johnie Mc, after our late father John McSweeney.”
Mr McSweeney continued: “We, as a family, have been involved in Rushbrooke Rowing Club since 1994 and have met many people over our years and have made many friends, too many to mention here, but people we are proud to call our friends. Any club is only as good as the people associated with it and Rushbrooke Rowing Club has them in abundance,” said Ted McSweeney. “Finally, John McSweeney was a great lover of the sea and would have got great satisfaction to see so many of his extended family on the water, a man we were proud to call our father.”
We here at Rushbrooke Rowing Club would like to thank Fr Kelleher for coming down to bless the Johnie Mc and all those who came down and supported us on the night. The Club heads to Donegal on Wednesday, 16 August, for the All Ireland Finals. We would like to wish all the best to our crews, from U12 to Masters, who are competing for the club during the All Irelands. You have done us proud all season, and we know you will do so again in Donegal.

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