The rowers, who completed an epic voyage across the Atlantic, donated €31,238 to the CUH charity yesterday.
Eoin O’Farrell, aged 26, from Ballinlough, Sean Underwood, aged 25, from Blarney, Patrick O‘Connor, aged 27, from Castletownroche and Thomas Browne, aged 28, from Dublin, set out from the Canary Islands on December 14 and arrived in the Caribbean on January 17 this year.
Along the way, they battled storms, broken oars, splinters, stiff muscles and a host of other challenges before completing the journey in an incredible Irish record of 32 days, 22 hours and four minutes.
They were the sixth boat home of the 26 that had set out on the Talisker Atlantic Challenge.
To put their achievement into perspective, only around 500 people have completed the rowing journey, while almost 10 times that number have been to the summit of Mount Everest.