The Enniskillen Royal Boat Club Junior Women’s 8 bowed out of Henley Royal Regatta on Wednesday (yesterday) against an impressive Shrewsbury School on the opening day of competition.

The crew of Nikki Kernaghan, Laura Turner, Jenny Little, Chloe Thompson, Zoe Elliott, Katie Donnelly, Aine McCaffrey, Martha McBrien and cox Grace Ralph had no answer to their English counterparts who led from the start.

The Enniskillen girls did battle to the end but were two and a quarter lengths down at the finish line of the 2,100m course.

The ERBC Junior Men’s Quadruple Sculls will row today (Thursday) in the Fawley Challenge Cup.

The crew of Tim Murphy, Charlie Smith, Lewis Nixon and Tom Blake will compete against Exeter Rowing Club in what is sure to be another tough encounter at the highly prestigious championships.