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Union Hall RNLI volunteers complete Ocean to City - An Ras Mor

Lifeboats News Release

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.

RNLI/Pamela Deasy

Race complete! Left to right - Johnny McKenna, Stephen Hurley, Carmel Connolly cox Myross Rowing Club, Mike Limrick & Darren Collins

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:


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