The weekend of the 17th and 18th September is one to be remembered ,mother nature threw everything at a group of rowers to test their strength and abilities and they did not disappoint Saturday was a calm flat day and Sunday saw some rough conditions . Courtmacsherry was the place to be for the weekend of the Irish Open Championships 2016 with The Irish Coastal Rowing Federation & Rowing Ireland. Ring Rowing Club had 4
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The 2nd Annual Kilmacsimon Rowing Club “Knocknacurra 7 Mile Road Race” will take place on Sunday, 9th October at 12 noon, commencing from Kilmacsimon Community Centre. This Race is in memory of three local & International athletes of Courceys Parish – Patsy O’Flynn, Bob Hales & Bill Nolan. Perpetual for Overall Winner + Age Category Prizes. Entry Fee = €10. This is a timed event. Complimentary post race refreshments &
Mayor of the County of Cork, Councillor Seamus McGrath, held a Civic Reception at County Hall to honour Skibbereen’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan on Wednesday, August 31st 2016. The rowing heroes created Irish sporting history in winning a silver medal in the lightweight double sculls at the Olympic Games in Rio. Paul duly followed this with gold in the single sculls at the World Championships in Rotterdam. The duo garnered
GalleyFlash Rowing Club will host a social rowing evening at Kilkern Lake on Friday, September 2nd at 7pm. This poses an opportunity for anyone interested in trying out the sport of coastal rowing to do so. Meanwhile, the club was delighted to welcome Mayor of Clonakilty, Anthony McDermott, to Kilkern Lake on the evening of August 27th to celebrate the fantastic achievements of Paul and Gary O’Donovan at both the
Some turnout in skibb for @gary_o_donovan & @PaulO_Donovan . Lovely to be part of such a special night. pic.twitter.com/xpq29zRKkJ — Jacqui Hurley (@jacquihurley) August 29, 2016 Phenomemal crowds in Skibb as we welcome home the O'Donovan brothers #PullLikeADog pic.twitter.com/D8Av0NxANM — Cork's RedFM (@CorksRedFM) August 29, 2016 You never know who you’d bump into in Skibb this evening @skibbrowing pic.twitter.com/Dl1R9JDI9Q — paul colton (@b2dac) August 29, 2016 And they are off!
Ring Rowing club had the pleasure of hosting the mayor of Clonakilty Anthony McDermott on Saturday 27th August at Ring pier Clonakilty to honour the recent rowing achievements of Paul and Gary O’Donovan in Rio and Rotterdam . The mayor was photographed with club members including our own u12 ladies all Ireland silver medalist, Orlaith Deasy, Allanah O Brien , Kelly Oforgi and Sarah Coakley. The mayor decided to take
West Cork man wins gold at World Rowing Championships Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has congratulated Olympic silver medallist Paul O’Donovan following his gold medal win at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam this morning. The Lisheen man swept to victory in the Light Weight Single Sculls, finishing in a time of 7:32.84.
All Ireland Rowing The weekend of August 12th to August 14th was truly a weekend for rowing. All eyes were on the O’Donovan brothers in Rio de Janeiro who showcased not only their exquisite sporting abilities but also showed the world the true spirit of Irish rowing. Ring Rowing Club headed on the long road to Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal with 17 crews, 48 rowers, 5 coxes and 1 boat. All
Third time’s a charm as they say – having had to rearrange on two separate occasions earlier in the year, GalleyFlash Rowing Club will host its annual 2 Oar Challenge on Sunday, August 28th at Kilkern Lake. This event puts the cream of coastal rowers into competition in a challenge of endurance and strength with the twist of having the crew size reduced from four rowers to just two. Spectators
Bank of Ireland donation to Skibbereen Rowing Club for Gary & Paul O’Donovan’s Road to Rio. From left, Michael Deasy, Tony Walsh, Geraldine Walsh, Eileen O’Leary, Tricia Minihane, Sean O’Brien, Celeste Shorten.
All – Ireland Report This year’s All-Ireland coastal rowing championships were held in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The Myross Club had an extremely successful weekend with 5 Gold, 3 Silver & 2 bronze medals & were the best of the South West. Racing began on Friday evening. The first crew to take to the water were the Cork Yawl Ladies. Conditions were quite choppy but the Myross crew of Kathy Galvin,
Over 120 people made the long journey to Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal for the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships to support the Galley between August 12th and 14th. With 2 boats, 5 coxes, 19 crews and 45 different rowers, it was a jam-packed weekend of action for the club. Friday, August 12th, saw the finals of the Traditional and Regional boat categories taking place with the club having a crew in both
#Pulllikeadog for Skibbereen Rowing Club Wednesday 17th August; Skibbereen Rowing Club have launched their official O’Donovan Brothers limited edition #Pulllikeadog t-shirts in aid of the club which has produced two of Ireland’s top sportspeople and Olympic Silver medalists. Gary and Paul O’Donovan stormed in to the hearts of the nation on Friday last when they claimed Silver in the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls while also creating TV gold with their witty interviews.
2016 All – Ireland Champtionships August 12th to 15th saw the 2016 All – Ireland Championships in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. A total of 47 clubs from all over the country travelled to battle it out and for the Kilmacsimon club it was quite a long distance from home yet despite the distance family and friends travelled in force. Saturday saw a day of heats, with the Vet Ladies, Pre Vet
“Pull like a Dog”…The infamous words by Olympian Silver Medalists, O’ Donovan Brothers, Gary and Paul were roared out by all counties over the weekend, at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships 2016, held at Ballyshannon Lakeland Centre, Co.Donegal, hosted by Donegal Bay Rowing Club. 2700 Rowers descended on Ballyshannon, Ireland’s oldest town for the annual All Ireland Coastal Championships. Set against Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, the rowing course
Brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan from Skibbereen in West Cork have created Irish sporting history by winning a silver medal in the lightweight double sculls at the Olympic Games in Rio. It is the first ever Olympic medal for Irish rowing. After a dramatic final the Irish boat finished less than a second behind the new Olympic champions France with Norway in third place. It was a heroic and historic performance
This year’s fifth & final SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday, 7th August, in Schull. A fabulous day of sunshine reigned over Schull with some choppy waters in the mix. Kilmacsimon crews had a successful day, bringing home 2 Gold Medals; 3 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals.
A Wild Atlantic Way Weekend, 2,700 Rowers, The All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships 2016 , 12th-14th August ,The Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon Co. Donegal
The All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships will take place at The Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, this weekend, Friday 12th August, 14th to Sunday 16th August 2016. Donegal Bay Rowing Club are hosting the event, as 2700 rowers will descent on the magnificent Wild Atlantic ways oldest town in Ireland. Donegal town will also be celebrating its inaugural Donegal Bay Maritime Festival.
On Wednesday, August 3rd, GalleyFlash Rowing Club were delighted to welcome club sponsors to Kilkern Lake. Having recently come on board as sponsors of GalleyFlash V, Dunmore House Hotel was represented by proprietor Carol Barrett. South of Ireland Petroleum, who this year came on board as new oar sponsors, were represented by Martin Collins.
2016 County Final Championship, Cuskinny This year’s Cork County Final was hosted by Rushbrook Rowing Club Cobh. A great day of races kicked off at 10am on Sunday 31st July in Cuskinny. Kilmacsimon had a successful day with a total of 19 crews entered in the 25 races and bringing home 3 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals and 4 Bronze Medals. The first Gold of the day was brought home
All roads led to Cuskinny, Cobh, on August Bank Holiday Sunday for the 2016 Cork Coastal Rowing County finals. The finals ran off smoothly which were hosted by Rushbrooke Rowing Club, where eastern clubs met the western clubs in what proved to be ideal conditions for rowing & showed the high standard of rowing in Cork County. Myross Rowing Club had a fantastic day out, encompassing 5 Gold & 2
Conditions were ideal on the water for the 2016 Cork Coastal Rowing County Finals in Cuskinny, Cobh, on August Bank Holiday Sunday. Huge crowds gathered to witness the best of the west take on the cream of the east in what was a great day of rowing action hosted by Rushbrooke Rowing Club. First to take to the water for the club were the Veteran Mixed crew of Jo Cannon,
On July 22nd a cheese & wine reception was held in the Kilmacsimon Community centre as a special thank you to our kind sponsors for our club gear and new set of oars. Each oar blade has the company logo applied which will be on show at all forthcoming regattas and for the All Ireland Rowing Championships which will be held in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal on Aug 13th & 14th
Fourth 2016 SWCYRA Championship This year’s fourth SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday 17th July 2016 in Castletownshend. Kilmacsimon crews had a successful day, with a total of 19 crews entered representing the club and bringing home 3 Gold Medals; 5 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals.
Sunshine greeted rowers and supporters to Castletownshend on Sunday, July 17th last for the fourth round of the Celtic Ross South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association championship. With the County Final just two weeks away, many crews were hoping to secure the much-sought after qualification spots in the warm conditions on the day.
Kenmare Rowing and Boat Club Annual Regatta is taking place on Sunday July 24th at The Pier in Kenmare beginning at the earlier time of 10am.
THE Irish Defence Forces Team, racing Joker 2, and skippered by Cmdt Barry Byrne, has won the inaugural Beaufort Cup Fastnet Race held as part of Volvo Cork Week. Racing continues for the Beaufort Cup with three days of inshore racing. The offshore win has put the team in the driving seat to win the prestigious new trophy, and €10,000 for their nominated charity.