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.”