Rushbrooke Rowing Club, Cobh will hold a Bring and Buy sale next Wednesday, 2 August.
The Bring and Buy will be hosted at the Cobh Ramblers FC clubhouse at St Colman’s Park from 8.30, with a plethora of items on offer as part of the rowing club’s fundraising drive for transportation to the All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championship.
“It is just a bring and buy to help subsidise the costs of the trip to the All-Irelands in Donegal,” said Orla of Rushbrooke Rowing Club. “We want to keep it as cheap as possible for our members to get to Donegal for the finals, so all support is appreciated. We are accepting donations of items until the night itself. We will accept bric-a-brac, clothes, household items, gift sets, toys, DVDs, games, jewellery, everything really. They can be dropped off at training or by contacting any member of the committee, or by dropping them to the Ramblers’ clubhouse for Ger [McGrath, one of the organisers] to take them on the night.”
Rushbrooke Rowing Club train on the Strand, Cobh from 6pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The club also trains on Sundays, except for when there is a regatta on such as this coming Sunday, 30 July.
The penultimate of this season’s regattas will be held this Sunday in Passage West, with the final regatta, hosted by Rushbrooke in Cuskinny Bay, set for 2pm on Sunday, 6 August.
The Rushbrooke regatta is open to the general public and while the car park at Cuskinny strand will be reserved for boat trailers, parking will be available opposite the strand in Cuskinny court. A high volume of pedestrians are expected in Cuskinny, so attendees are asked to carefully follow the directions of the stewards and the diversion signs.
Last Sunday, 16 July, saw Rushbrooke Rowing Club acquit themselves well at the Annual County Coastal Rowing Finals in Baltimore, held by the South West Coast Yawl Rowing Association. Rushbrooke Rowing Club had a large contingent of rowers that represented the club from U12s to Masters. Rushbrooke’s U21 Ladies and Masters Ladies were crowned County Champions, with both crews having very strong finishes in their races. Its Intermediate Ladies got 2nd Place and there were 3rd place finishes for its U16 Ladies, U16 boys and its Pre-Vet Ladies.
Rushbrooke Rowing Club expressed its congratulations to all crews who represented the club on the day.