New Junior Quad – the ‘Niall Irwin’

Portadown Boat Club added another boat to their fleet at a special boat naming ceremony on Saturday.   Portadown Boat Club Captain, Louis Hesbrook said “The Club is delighted to name the new junior quad boat the Niall Irwin”. The boat is named after the Club past President, Niall Irwin, who not only was a key member of the rowing Club but also a prominent Northern Ireland business man and Director of Irwin’s Bakery. Niall’s son, Ross Irwin, named the boat and other members of the Irwin family enjoyed the event.

Mr Hesbrook added “This new boat is a significant investment by the Club and will support the increasing numbers of Junior and adult members.”

The Irwin Family with (r-l) Portadown Boat Club President, Kevin McDonagh, Ross Irwin and Kay Irwin

(l-r) Ted Dunlop, Stephen Donovan, Louis Hesbrook and Kevin McDonagh with Kay Irwin at Portadown Boat Club new boat naming – the Niall Irwin

Ross Irwin and Club Captain, Louis Hesbrook naming the new junior quad boat the Niall Irwin

Vice Captain, Stephen Donovan and Captain, Louis Hesbrook