A Ladies’ Three Fermanagh Peaks Challenge taken up earlier this summer to raise funds for a new boat for the J13/J14 squad for Enniskillen Royal Boat Club reached its peak with a recent cheque presentation.

On Sunday, July 9, 26 women donned their walking shoes and enjoyed scaling Cuilcagh, Topped Mountain and Lough Navar viewpoint.

All the money raised in the Ladies’ Challenge amounted to £9,386, regarded as an “absolutely fantastic” achievement. The cheque was handed over last Tuesday by Gaye Conway, Secretary of the Parents’ Support Group, to Derek Holland, Head Coach.

Gaye acknowledged last week it was the “most successful year ever for the club.” She noted they accomplished 11 Irish Championship wins, five medals at the National Schools’ Regatta in May, and that nine members of the club rowed/coxed for Ireland at the Coupe/Home international. She mentioned that a new masters’ ladies is joining with the masters’ men as part of Portora Boat Club.

She is very thankful to all who supported and contributed in any way to the recent Ladies’ Challenge, which came two years after the men from the Parents’ Support Group did a fundraising cycle from Malin Head to Mizen Head - also in the run up to the Irish Championships. 

A night of celebration is taking place this Saturday, September 2 at the Ceili House, outside Enniskillen. Tickets are £10 from Fiona at the school office, Lough Shore site, 02866322658, from Simon at SD Kells, Enniskillen, or by contacting Gaye Conway, 07860888934. All friends and supporters of the club are welcome.