Summer sports in the Liberties

As the summer approaches, some of the local sports clubs are starting to plan their calendar for the next couple of months. Particularly, Dublin 8 rowing clubs are hoping that they’ll be able to find new recruits during summer events.

The Commercial Rowing Club in Long Meadows, Islandbridge, will start an introductory camp at the beginning of June.

The organisers of the camp are hoping to motivate more young people to start rowing before the start of the next season.

Anyone between the ages of 13 and 16-years-old is welcome to take part. However, all participants must be competent swimmers, as they will be expected to venture out onto the water.

All training sessions will be supervised by Irish Amateur Rowing Union accredited coaches. The aim of the camp is that the participants will be able to compete in the 2014 season.

Sessions will cost €8-€10, and anyone who wishes to join up should come down to the first session on Tuesday 4 June. For more details you can phone 01 6711238.

Down the road, in the Dublin Municipal Rowing Centre, summer projects will begin in July. The club advised any groups who wish to avail of the facilities that it will be on a first-to-enlist basis.

In August, the Dublin Municipal Rowing Club will reserve the month for Summer Camps that will consist of four one-week courses. Most of the pupils participating will be expected to have some rowing experience.

On top of the various rowing clubs in Dublin 8, Inchicore Sports and Social Club will facilitate the sports day and the local Resident’s Association festival and, most likely, the Summer Camps of some of the local schools.

Their Table Tennis Club has yet to decide its schedule over the summer. It is currently only for adults, however there are plans to develop a junior section.

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