In 2011 the Coonagh Currach Club, from Limerick, Ireland, traveled to Barcelona to compete and demonstrate the full capacity of a currach in the hands of a skilled and experienced crew. More crews from Ireland came to participate in 2012, as well as more crews from Norway, Catalonia and elsewhere, which meant more craic and more sport for this wonderful event.
The regatta was divided into two categories depending on the experience of the rowers, Amateurs and Professionals. The winners of the Amateur league were the Curran brothers (picture) from Barcelona, a crew rowing for the The Quiet Man pub in the city centre. Well done Adrià, Dani and Ray! The Coonagh Currach Club crew from Limerick stepped up for the second time to receive the Professional trophy from the hands of the Honorary Consul of Ireland in Barcelona, Mr. Cucurella.
There were Black Angus burgers from Dawn Meats with Kerrygold cheddar cheese served at the party, as well as Estrella Damm beverages. Music was provided by Drónán and Aires Celtes performed traditional Irish dancing in the terrace. Later on Sinead & the Sinners made the crowd move with their funky tunes and DJ Ben put the final note to a great day spinning real gold.
Thanks to our sponsors and participants to make the day another success!!! See you all next year!