Union Hall RNLI volunteers complete Ocean to City - An Ras Mor
On Saturday last (10 June) four volunteer lifeboat crew at Union Hall RNLI undertook a 20km row in Ocean to City - An Ras Mor in Cork to raise funds for the station.
The lifeboat crew swapped one boat for another and took to the water.
After two weeks of training, Michael Limrick, Stephen Hurley, Darren Collins and Johnny Mc'Kenna completed a row which was to be 28km but due to weather conditions, it was decided to shorten the course. Good friends at Myross Rowing Club, in Union Hall, gave the crew the loan of a boat and under the watchful eye of Cox Carmel Connolly, they completed the shortened course in impressive time.
Even though the row is completed, the just giving page is still active for anyone who would like to contribute to their achievement:
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.