Waterford Brothers Get Gold Medal For Rowing


THERE were emotional scenes in Waterford this afternoon after a pair of brothers picked up Gold medals for their rowing performance in the town centre late last night.

Michael and Francis McHassely, aged 24 and 29 respectively, impressed the judge with their latest row which took place outside a chip shop at 11:45 last night. The row required 14 members of An Garda Siochana to bring it under control, and out of 16 rowers, only the McHassely brothers were left standing.

As they left the Waterford Garda station this morning with their medals and a court date to be decided, the brothers thanked everyone who had helped them to achieve their prize, including several local barmen that had served them drink since 11am the previous morning, and “that cunt from Dungarvan who was looking at us funny in the chipper”.

“We’ve been rowing for years around town bai, and it’s great that it has finally paid off,” said Francis McHassely, who has 93 previous convictions, “but we’re not going to rest on our laurels. Myself and my brother will be rowing again this weekend in preparation for our holidays in September, where we’ll be representing Waterford in a few rows outside bars in Lanzarote”.

The brothers’ success has prompted plenty of Waterford youths to take up rowing themselves. The rows can be seen on a nightly basis in Waterford, and across most towns in Ireland.