The Longest Day – 24 Hour Row – World Record Attempt

Ex-rugby players, including Internationals, and experienced rowers, will attempt to break the 24 Hour Row World Record on Saturday 26th June 2021 in aid of the Friends of CROSS Cancer Research and the IRFU Charitable Trust.

Many charities have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with limited ability to fundraise, in particular with the cancellation of events over the last 15 months. For these ex-rugby players and rowers to attempt to break a world record during this time to help support two charities is both wonderful and humbling.

Please show your support for all the rowers: Scott Barron, Ryan Corcoran, David Corkery, Fintan Gilsenan, Conor Hurson, Paddy Johns, David Kelly, Colin McEntee, Shane McEntee, Malcolm O’Kelly, Nigel Osborne, Chris Pim, David Quinlan, Steve Rooney, Michael Swift, Jerome Thion, Liam Toland, Niall Treston, David Wallace and Paul Wallace. A special thank you to Nigel Osborne and Paul Wallace for leading the world record attempt and a very special thank you to Professor Freddie Woods who has volunteered to be the COVID Compliance Officer on the day to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants and volunteers over the 24 hours.

To show your support for the rowers, and to help support both charities, please donate at: 

All donations will be split evenly between the Friends of CROSS and the IRFU Charitable Trust.

Finally, to all the rowers – the very best of luck on the 26th and hope you all smash the record!