School rows in behind talented teen Molly

School rows in behind talented teen Molly

Coleraine Grammar School headmaster Dr Carruthers congratulates Molly Curry on her preselection for the Ireland team which will compete in this summer’s Junior World Rowing Championships in Tokyo.

Damian Mullan


Damian Mullan


JAMES Cracknell winning Sunday’s Boat Race at the grand old age of 46 isn’t the only good rowing story this week.

At the other end of the age spectrum, 16-year-old Molly Curry is equally adept at grabbing the headlines.

The current Junior Irish Rowing champion and U-23 Irish Schools champion in the single scull, the talented teenager is one of just two girls to have been preselected to represent Ireland in this summer’s Junior World Rowing Championships in Tokyo following a series of trials.

Even more incredible is that she first set foot in a boat just three years ago.

“Her rise in the sport has been nothing short of meteoric,” explains her coach at Coleraine Grammar School, Dave Stewart.

“Aside from the individual medals, Molly won a thoroughly deserved bronze medal in the double sculls in last summer’s European Championships.

“What makes her achievements all the more remarkable is that this young lady is still only 16 years of age,” he adds.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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