It was an incredibly exciting time in Carrick on Shannon. It was from one of the very rowing boats in Carrick on Shannon Rowing Club that, an Olympian, Frances Cryan emerged and represented Ireland in the 1980 Moscow Olympics!
This attractive young woman with a head full of long brown wavy hair, a personality that everyone loved and the drive and determination for the sport of rowing, she put the small town of Carrick on Shannon on the map by becoming an eleven year champion for Ireland from 1976 to 1986! Frances Cryan sets the tone for striving to continue to do great things in Carrick on Shannon Rowing Club!
Just imagine IF it was no longer here, and the next great Frances Cryan was waiting in the wings, waiting for their chance to become an Olympian and the opportunity vanished because Carrick on Shannon Rowing Club was not able to fulfill its purpose in training young rowers.
What IF Frances Cryan was not from Carrick on Shannon and was from another town in Ireland, Carrick on Shannon would not be able to boast proudly of her accomplishments with Carrick on Shannon Rowing Club.
It took a lot of people to help get Frances to Moscow; help from her amazing coach, Aidan Nangle, to organisations like the local GAA and BLE personnel who organised church gate collections and other fundraising.
And now this historic club, who got Frances there, still needs your help and with the right combination could possibly produce the next Olympian from Carrick on Shannon! We need you to be a part of the magic; the magic to keep this fundraiser going until the goal of €15,000 is met.
We cannot reach our goal without you. Please continue to spread the word to donate and share with all your family and friends, both near and far, if they’re not on Facebook please send them a text or email. With your continued help, which is greatly appreciated, the Carrick on Shannon Rowing Club will succeed and there will be no need for anymore – What ifs…
Go raibh maith agaibh go léir
Carrick on Shannon Rowing Club