Relentless rowers cross the Atlantic
Past pupils and Eoin O’ Farrell and Sean Underwood (Class of 2010) were part of a four man team known as The Relentless Rowers, that included crew mates Pat O’ Connor and Thomas Browne, which took part in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge considered to be the world’s toughest race covering a distance of 3000 miles (4800km) from The Canaries to Antigua.
They finished the race in 6th place out of 25 boats and completed the race in 32 days and 22 hours making them the fastest crew from the republic of Ireland to ever cross the Atlantic. This year was also the fastest ever race with the Relentless crew completing the race over 3 days faster than any other boat in past races.
Both Eoin and Sean started their rowing while here in Pres and both represented the school with distinction at various national competitions during this time in school and both families have had a strong association with the sport in Pres. It was a fantastic achievement for the crew and as past pupils one which the school and the schools rowing department are extremely proud of. Well done!