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Proving that 88 arms are better than 44, today saw Greystones Rowing Club and Bray Rowing Club to, well, do a ridiculous amount of rowing.

Not that this was a simple case of tag, of course.

The Braystones 500 was all about raising some much-needed moolah for both clubs, Greystones having just acquired a brand-new, custom-built skiff, and Bray needing to bring their clubhouse back up to penthouse standards. And didn’t the day raise €61K!

With kick-off at 10am, the day was a long one, with the rowing finishing up around 7pm, and the after-party up at Greystones Rugby Club expected to finish up somewhere around Tuesday. Or maybe Wednesday, depending on the weather.

As to the day itself, there was, of course, a gansey load of muscled-up fecks involved.

And they were, in order of importance, sweatiness and sexiness…

Paddy Byrne, John Byrne, Anto Byrne Snr, Anto Byrne Jnr, Sharon Hughes, Sinead Kinsella, Racheal Sweeney, Colette Mackey, Olivia Mackey, Aoife Tierney, Lauren Keogh, Tara Nolan, Shona Murphy, Amanda Halligan, Adam Finnegan, Caolan Doyle, Jack Burke, Bearin Reid, Eabha Breary, Gilly Bowls, Mary O’Keefe, Clare Wilds, JP Hughes, Scott Caldwell, Terence O’Neill, Shane O’Neill, Gillian Hughes, Grace Kennedy, Kylie Maher, Declan Hogan, Ross Brassington, David Hayden, James Cranley, Johnnie Barry, Neil Hopkins, Ian Longmore, Brian Fitzpatrick, Paul Conalty, Martin Nolan, Julian Keown, John Fitzpatrick, Ray Finnegan, Conor Ford, Tony May, Sharon Conner, Anjie Mitchel, Lianne Connelly, Leah Fitzpatrick, Simone Kelly, Keelan Salmone, Alannah Monahan, Aisha Archer, Hannah Clancy, Mia Longmore, Ella Mackey, Faith Brock, Erin Lyidd, Milly Fortune, Kirsty, Catlyn Harding Croke, Laura Stewart, Rebecca Stewart and very much last, Abbie Keown.

Congrats to them all on a fine day, and a big thanks to the ever-reliable John McGowan for the very groovy pics…

You can check out – and download for free – the full gallery in hi-res shots right here, and learn your Greystones Rowing Club history here.