Busy times ahead for University of Limerick rowers

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Members of the University of Limerick Rowing Club

The coming year looks like being a busy one for University of Limerick Rowing Club as they prepare to take advantage of winning one of the top prizes in a national competition for sports clubs.

Organised by fruit importers Fyffes in partnership with Irish sports technology specialist Metrifit, the club fended off competition from more than 200 other entrants and their success saw them win a year-long use of Metrifit’s performance monitoring software.

Said to be the latest innovation in sports technology, the Metrifit system helps athletes and team players reach peak performance using information gleaned by monitoring elements such as health, nutrition, sleep, stress, illness, injury and activity levels.

Founded in the early 1990s, the University of Limerick Rowing Club has enjoyed success in many national championships in recent years. 2016 saw the club travel to Boston to compete in the world’s largest two-day rowing event – the Head of the Charles Regatta.