congratulations Sean, a fantastic achievement. John/Ursula Delaney.
john delaney, 16 May 2010 15:38 BST
Désolé nous ne parlons pas Anglais, mais "congratulations" pour votre exploit et contents d'avoir été vos voisins a La Gomera début décembre 2009
Philippe et Francine de NACOUDA a la GOMERA, 12 May 2010 16:17 BST
Well done Sean, what determination you had on completeing yor nightmareish journey,it was a great pleasure in meeting you in Antigua and hearing about your battle across the Atlantic what a brave and courageous man you are also a credit to your Family....
All the best Bridget & Kevin
Bridget & Kevin Pearce, 09 May 2010 22:07 BST
So delighted that you made it safely. Huge congrats....well done. You'll be wibbly-wobbly on land for a week!
Sean and Aideen Killaloe, 08 May 2010 18:40 BST
Just to say many congratulations on your achievement. I was there to witness your arrival, as I'd been sailing in ARW. It was an emotional moment for all those witnessing your arrival and I don't even know you!
Johanna , 06 May 2010 17:18 BST
Hi Sean congrats,If you finished sunday wich i think you did you would of finished on my birthday. I'm Glad that you made it back safely especially glad that Tess didnt get dameged when the shark was there and that the shark didnt do anything to you HAHAHA anyway CONGRATULATIONs on your big achievment
Cathal Glynn, 05 May 2010 21:32 BST
Shaun, you really are a man of steel. Lookin forward to catching you at the prize giving. Tremendous!
mike arnold, 05 May 2010 19:58 BST
Job well done.!!!!Have enjoyed following your progress and monumental achievement. Good luck.
Ian McGlade, 05 May 2010 17:45 BST
Congratulations Sean, a job well done.We are in awe at all the rowers achievements.Congratulations to you all.Also admiration of everyone involved on the organising teams.You all did an amazing job, with every competitor arriving safely. Brian King Cardiff Yacht Club,S. Wales.
Brian King, 04 May 2010 18:51 BST
What an epic journey! It was a pleasure to meet you in La Gomera and I have watched you all the way. Well done
Liz Scott (mighty bouche's Mum
Liz Scott, 04 May 2010 17:19 BST
An maith go Deo. An gaisce deanta agat. Taimid an bhródúil gur as luimneach a Thainig Tu. go maireadh tu i bhfad.
Frank Dennison Abbeyfeale, 04 May 2010 17:14 BST
Congratulations James! What determination you have shown in overcoming all the set backs and problems you have encountered along the way. Well done!
Ed & Susie Back, 04 May 2010 13:27 BST
Congratulations Sean! Your determination and stamina to complete this race unassisted in spite of all the problems and setbacks you have had to face along the way are a great example to all us mere mortals who have followed the event over the past three months. Well done!
Edward & Susie Back, 04 May 2010 13:07 BST
Well done!! What a super human achievement . You are a true IronMan.
Anthony Quigney, 04 May 2010 12:23 BST
WELL DONE SEAN!!
What a brave and mammoth journey you have completed!
Love from all the PITCHERS.
Jenny Pitcher, 04 May 2010 11:49 BST
Sean, fantastic achievement. Delighted that you are safe and sound. All our love and best wishes. Geoff, Joan, Zoe & Ben xxx
Joan, Geoff, Zoe & Ben, Nenagh, 04 May 2010 10:14 BST
Sean, incredibly well done! Total admiration for your determination and spirit to keep going. Enjoy Antigua and a well earned rest!
Very best wishes
Norman and James - Beech Boys
Norman Beech, 04 May 2010 09:46 BST
fair play sean
hope you wont be talkin to wilson when ya come home.haha
colm hamersley, 03 May 2010 23:19 BST
Sean,Congratulations on your mammoth endeavour.You must be very proud of yourself.You were mentioned in Kerry radio .No doubt you will be given a heros welcome on return.Marie and Liam Ross
Marie and LiamSkinner, 03 May 2010 19:47 BST
I am Roger Haine's eldest sister in Australia....I would just like to congratulate all the rowers who came in after Roger (on Dream It Do It).
I have just popped in and see that Sean rowing "Tess" is over the finish line....CONGRATULATIONS Sean...your tenacity is to be greatly admired!
Lin Rayment, 03 May 2010 14:51 BST
Hi Sean, you dont know me and I dont know you! However having spoken to one of the rowers in Antigua mid March I could not help but follow your progress. My wife's family have connections in Limerick and Skerries near Dublin and we have been willing you on. Well done, great achievement. Kindest regards Barry ps what no beard !!
Barry Ealey, 03 May 2010 14:18 BST
Sean I guess you must be in by now so a huge CONGRATULATIONS to you.What an achievement you did so well.Now relax and enjoy your rest and relaxation. Loved ones good food and cold beer.so well deserved.
Sandra Fudge, 03 May 2010 13:46 BST
Well done Sean amazing; What bravery and Courage best wishes for now and the future
charlie mc teggart, 03 May 2010 08:15 BST
Sean YOU DID IT BUDS, Congratulations. Now I can rest my weary fingers from blogalitis....ha ha ha. I bet your reception was better than Charlie's. The ocean sure hijacked you for long enough. Excellent push to the end & now its chill time. Enjoy your victory. Keep me posted of future events xxxx Tess (Nyamazela land)
Tess Mills, 03 May 2010 07:21 BST
Congratulations Sean, you r an inspiratiopn to all. Pity Munster could not live up to your work ethic today. Enjoy your pint of stout and decent sleep and safe journey home to your family.
Fintan, 02 May 2010 21:54 BST
To Sean & Tess. What a fantastic achievement. What a great birthday present for Dad that you have arrived on his birthday. Great to talk to you and looking forward to seeing you on Friday! Wish we were there. Love & God Bless, Mam & Dad xxx
Mam & Dad, 02 May 2010 21:15 BST
Well done Sean So pleased your on dry land again. what an amazing achievement.
Michelle And Glen (james auntie What), 02 May 2010 20:49 BST
Well done Sean - fantastic achievement - TeamJCT600
Neal Macdonald, 02 May 2010 20:20 BST
Well done on staying true to your dream! My best to your family and to MRS Sean for having seen you through to the end and looking after your 4 beautiful children while you rowed and rowed and rowed ... sleep well ! you deserve it !
Cliff Coombe, 02 May 2010 19:58 BST
Congratulations Sean on landing safely. Another triumph for the Irish! What an epic journey and great admiration for your courage and perseverance. Started following the race as my niece was part of the crew of Brittania 3 but then became hooked on following your row. Best wishes for the future.
Glen McDougall, 02 May 2010 18:17 BST
We briefly spoke on LaGomera in Dec. You told me then that you wouldn't give up and hoped to do it in 100 days or less. We flew later from Canada to Antigua, hoping to see you arrive. Instead we watched your detour. Would love to hear your story.
Good luck and many regards,
Fred W. Becker, 02 May 2010 17:27 BST
well done. i knew you could do it. see you soon
laura flanagan, 02 May 2010 17:27 BST
Congratulations Sean. You're on dry land at last. What an awe inspiring achievement. The whole of Ireland is so proud of our new hero but the proudest of all must be the McGowan family.
Catherine MacConville (Sligo), 02 May 2010 17:27 BST
CONGRATULATIONS!! You have just made history and have a very PROUD FAMILY here waiting for you. We're not going to know what to do with ourselves from here on in! Have a good journey home and will see you soon. Trudy, Stephen, Jason, Evan & Alison
Trudy, Stephen, Jason, Evan, Alison, 02 May 2010 17:08 BST
Stunning miles the last two days Sean. Mesmerizing achievement against all the odds. Hearty congrats on achieving your goal. Brendan & fans in killaloe.
Brendan Murray, 02 May 2010 15:06 BST
Hey Sean, home straight now, keep her lit, your an inspiration, were aiming for 2015
Garret Coady, 02 May 2010 14:54 BST
JD, 02 May 2010 14:33 BST
Sean, congratulations on a fantastic effort. Land is now in sight .You have shown true determination and strong will and are an inspiration.Your family must be very proud of you. Hope you have time to rest and take in what you have achieved before heading back to" normal" life and work!
Pam - team insight supporter, 02 May 2010 14:21 BST
Hi Sean only 7nm to go now you must have been flying or could you smell the food and beer.Just a few more pulls and you will be there .Go Sean go with my admiration and best wishes.
Sandra Fudge, 02 May 2010 13:54 BST
I supported JCT600 and when they landed i have watched you battle on. What a fantastic trip and what stamina.
Have a good party
chris Topham, 02 May 2010 13:45 BST
Go on Sean! Everyone at home nd in the rowing club are cheering u on, we're all huddled around the computer nd phones waiting 4 the big news! Ur almost there, enjoy these last few miles
Hugh McGowan, 02 May 2010 12:57 BST
Great effort Sean push it on for that last twenty your nearly there.
Robert Kiersey, 02 May 2010 12:04 BST
keep on going sean you are nearly their
david cumiskey, 02 May 2010 12:02 BST
Tess: I dont know you, Ive never met you and I dont know anyone else in the race. You are an inspiration. Good luck. Roger Dublin
Roger McMorrow, 02 May 2010 11:36 BST
Sean, it is cold, wet and windy at home.. you'll love it, for a while then you'll crave the ocean again!!! Have a safe landing in English Harbour and savour the moment for days, weeks, months and years... Get ready for the party.. steve.. No Fear..
steve coe, 02 May 2010 11:14 BST
Hey dad looks lke you"ll be finished soon only 21 miles to go! Hope you have a nice cuppa tea when you get there. I'll let you know how we get on in the heineken cup semi final today xxxx
Rachael& Patrick McGowan, 02 May 2010 10:21 BST
Come on Sean you beauty, you can make this a MAY DAY TO BE REMEMBERED. Very well done indeed. It has been amazing to follow your progress throughout.Brian King Cardiff Yacht Club.
Brian King, 02 May 2010 09:17 BST
Great work Sean. You will be finished in time for the Munster game.
Fintan, 02 May 2010 08:40 BST
Sean how's that beard coming on? Grin...massive respect!
Gavin Reynolds, 02 May 2010 06:21 BST
Sean, Fantastic achievement. Many congrats. Enjoy the special moments, especially the reunion with your family and friends.
The Walsh's in Adare, 02 May 2010 00:57 BST
Hi - We're friends of the Red Arrow Lads and have been following the row from the start. We are in total awe at you strength, courage and determination. Hopefully you will be on terra firma within a day or two - congratulations, What a wonderful achievement!
Best wishes and good luck for the final leg!
Shirley and Geoff Staines
Shirley and Geoff Staines, 01 May 2010 23:04 BST
just to add, we're not just impressed, we're gobsmasked. well done.
Mim Kitts, 01 May 2010 21:33 BST
Séan the KID what a man congratulations to you for such an epic journey you have achieved first time in aid of charity. You must be so proud and a race of mixed feeling running through you're mind.
We here are so proud of you I can only imagine how you're family must be feeling to have you home savely.
Well done KID Well done
50nm two days or less knowing you you will row day and night all the way to make it within a day
All the best Séan you're friend
Eamon Russell, 01 May 2010 21:29 BST
from one of the Beech Boys friends, for Sean - close now, you're amazing, you've done so well, be proud because all of us on dry land are impressed. Bless you lots. X
Mim Kitts, 01 May 2010 21:26 BST
Two more days this is awesome
Pablo01, 01 May 2010 19:57 BST
Less than 70nm to go. You really are nearly there! What a very long row this has been for you. A real challenge of perseverance and endurance. Well done! Enjoy the last few days. Hot showers and real food will be yours soon.
Isabel Martin (Chris Martin's Mum), 01 May 2010 19:40 BST
Fantastic, Sean, to have hung in there for so long.
Almost, almost there. Brilliant achievement. John.
john Randall, 01 May 2010 18:57 BST
Hey Dad!! Keep rowing you are nearly there cant wait to see you soon. Lots of love Rach, oh and Benny says hey, he"s here snoring away beside me haha xxxxx
Rachael McGowan, 01 May 2010 17:35 BST
Great Job just another 75 mles to go
You can do it
I will hopefully be there to meet you at Nelsons Dockyard (I live in Antigua)
Jessica Blatter, 01 May 2010 13:50 BST
hey dad nearly there love u loads daniel
Daniel McGowan, 01 May 2010 13:27 BST
You re almost there. you don,t know me, I'm so proud of you.
Noel O'Sullivan, 01 May 2010 11:17 BST
Sean down to 76nm fantastic.a couple more days like yesterday and you should be there.keep rowing strong stay safe and well and think of cold beer good food and loved ones not necessarily in that order.
Sandra Fudge, 01 May 2010 08:55 BST
I needed inspiration and motivation today, then I thought of you. Following you all the way. Ye..........ha. Carol
Carol, 30 Apr 2010 21:41 BST
It won't be long now and you will be home with us. We have missed you and we are so proud of you. All the neighbours send their love and support. Love and God Bless, Mam & Dad xxx
Mam & Dad, 30 Apr 2010 21:33 BST
Absolutely incredible Sean. Delighted to see that you are so very nearly there.
Roisin, 30 Apr 2010 21:32 BST
Well done on an inspirational journey, fair winds and waves on the final push.
Seán McGowan, 30 Apr 2010 18:17 BST
Congratulations Sean, you are doing the country proud. The Guinness is settling as we speak.
Waide, 30 Apr 2010 17:18 BST
It doesn't matter how long it has taken you will always be able to say you did it!! Nearly there. Best wishes.
Relation of Beech Boys From NI.
Pauline Murray, 30 Apr 2010 17:00 BST
Hi Sean...... I was over in La Gomera doing my Day Skipper practical course... (which i thought was an endurance test at the time turns out was nothing compared to yours)......antway I came across your boat one of the evenings, and and wondered who would attempting the challenge so when I got back home to limerick I began following your progress with great interest. Well done keep it up your an inspiration........
Jenny Limerick, 30 Apr 2010 16:06 BST
Hey Sean your emails got a traffic jam. Howzat u only got 100 nauty miles & then that Ocean is going to spit you out like a seashell. What a pleasure. Its your turn for wobbly legs, champers, power shower, sqeeky clean sheets, lekker snooze, hugs, plenty rum & celebrations on an amazing achievement. Go get it buddy. Its all yours. Im now sad you know, no blogging blogs anymore....what now. Have a fabulous smiley waveriding sunny sky weekend xxx Tess Mills (Nyamazela land)
Tess Mills, 30 Apr 2010 14:47 BST
Goon Goon Goon
Donal, 30 Apr 2010 13:50 BST
Sean, you are showing what a strong back and a BIG Heart can do with the greatest respect Leo
leo, 30 Apr 2010 13:11 BST
Well Done Sean First Irishman to row the Atlantic Solo!!! Safe sailing to port
Sean Murphy, 30 Apr 2010 12:54 BST
CONGRATS SEAN WORDS ARE STILL FAILING ME TO DESCRIBE WHAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED X
reidys clarecastle, 30 Apr 2010 12:25 BST
Sean, You're right, you can't eat an elephant in one go but I reckon at this stage you only have half the trunk left to eat and you're there. You'll be back in time to hopefully see a Leinster/Munster Heineken Cup final! Legend Stuff. Well Done
Colm, 30 Apr 2010 09:26 BST
Woohoo, congrats on being the 1st Limerick man & Irishman to row solo across the Atlantic -everyone is so proud of you! Stay safe till Monday and hopefully you'll reach dry land by then!!
Liv Carrig, 30 Apr 2010 08:40 BST
now you are truely COb..amazing achievement
JD, 30 Apr 2010 07:31 BST
CONGRATULATIONS SEAN! I was thrilled to read that you had reached your goal ...what courage you have! Our prayers are with you on the last leg of your journey so that you will land safely in Antigua with "Tess" in good shape. I can just imagine the welcome there & at Shannon when you meet Lorraine &
family.....best wishes from Betty &
the nuns in Taunton, U.S.A.
Betty Hayes, 30 Apr 2010 01:09 BST
Not long now Sean, so many people that you have never met are watching your progress and willing you on, our very best wishes for the final stretch. Stay safe.
Carol and Graham (Cardiff Yacht Club)
carol clark, 30 Apr 2010 00:28 BST
Hi Sean great to hear you chatting on thre radio, on the downhill now Donal
Donal Boland, 29 Apr 2010 21:33 BST
Come on Sean so close now. Both Dave and I are waiting for you in Antiqua with a couple of cold one's. Awesome effort. see you very soon.
James Dennistoun, 29 Apr 2010 21:20 BST
Well done Sean,you are up there with the best.Your determination is admired by everyone.I look forward to seeing your name on the finishing list.Stay Safe and live out your dream. B.King C.Y.C. S. Wales
Brian King, 29 Apr 2010 21:15 BST
Best of luck on the final leg of your journey...Fantastic achievement you are about to complete. WELL DONE!!!!
Ken Fitzgerald, 29 Apr 2010 20:21 BST
come on Sean, heroic effort so far , nearly in Antigua, we are all with you xxx Team Jct 600 yorkshire challenger, see you at the reunion X time to row your bloody heart out x
wish we were there to see you come in x
kaz , 29 Apr 2010 19:10 BST
Keep pluggin' away and enjoy the last days of your odyssey. Its lookin good!!!!
Ian McGlade, 29 Apr 2010 17:54 BST
You are doing really well. We are in 1st and 2nd class in Knockanean NS Ennis and we are all rooting for you and are so happy that you are nearly there. You are amazing! Your family must be so proud of you. Go n-eirí leat agus bí cúramach!
Knockanean NS, 29 Apr 2010 14:48 BST
Almost there.......I'm sure you can taste that cold pint already. Everyone following your progress with huge interest. My Mam and Dad heard you on the radio yesterday and they were really chuffed... Yourself and Derek Mooney's Robins have been the highlight of the school week.. Take it one stroke at a time and before you know it you will look over your shoulder and see that mad gang waiting for you. Well done again.. Mike
Mike Rowley, 29 Apr 2010 14:21 BST
Delighted to hear you are so close to the end of your amazing journey.
Best wishes from all in the Kemmy Business School - very proud of our graduate! Your MBA awaits you!
Your courage and determination are inspirational
Donal Dineen (Dean, KBS)
Donal Dineen, 29 Apr 2010 12:58 BST
Rock on, Sean! More music and messages from schools on the way to play you over the final miles. So close ...
Sheila, 29 Apr 2010 12:18 BST
I listened to your interview on RTE what an amazing ordeal. Good luck from all the Irish here in Cyprus.Keep Tess going
Paul O'Connor, 29 Apr 2010 11:27 BST
Jamo, having gone thru your gallery photies & seeing how robust you were compared to now is not the same person. Pls let us know how much weight you threw overboard? May encourage me to row next year.....oh yeh sure thing. Cant last 2 days never mind 4 months. Again great stuff xxx Tess Mills (Nyamazela land)
Tess Mills, 29 Apr 2010 11:19 BST
You're doing such a fantastic job. Determination, stamina and an incredible mindset ...what an inspiration to all of us.
Stay safe and strong
From a warm and sunny Cape Town, South Africa
Louise Goddard, 29 Apr 2010 10:47 BST
best of luck Sean on the last 200 keep the McGowan Flag Flying
Joe McGowan Limerick
Joe McGowan Limerick, 29 Apr 2010 08:01 BST
HEY, MR SKIPPER OF TESS OR SHALL I SAY MR TENACITY, WE ADMIRE YOUE PERSERVERENCE, HANG IN THERE ONLY ABOUT 10 DAYS THEN HOME AND DRY. KEEP IT UP
MARTIN, 29 Apr 2010 05:41 BST
Come on Tess. You are nearly there. I have been watching you everyday (my son having done the race too). I admire your tenacity and courage. My thoughts and best wishes are with you
Catherine Dennistoun, 28 Apr 2010 23:03 BST
Hi Sean..............you are an amazing inspiration...............WOW KEEP IT UP...........from Brian in East London - SOUTH AFRICA
Brian, 28 Apr 2010 22:51 BST
Brilliant effort James! Seems along time ago since we took the ferry over to La Gomera! Enjoy Antigua and the satisfaction of fulfilling your dream. See you next month in London.
Norman and James - Beech Boys
Norman Beech, 28 Apr 2010 21:57 BST
You're almost there, Sean! Nearly time to call you a pint ...
Sheila, 28 Apr 2010 20:18 BST
Congratulations Sean; almost there!!!!! I know great parties planned for you in Antigua - well deserved - fantastic job.
Take care and stay safe.
Grannia Mock, 28 Apr 2010 15:14 BST
Fantastic rowing...you're doing an amazing job.
If you carry on at this pace you're be on dry land within a week.
Stay safe and strong
Best regards from a sunny Cape Town
Louise Goddard, 28 Apr 2010 12:29 BST