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GalleyFlash Notes

The Annual General Meeting of GalleyFlash Rowing Club was held on Sunday, January 17th in Rathbarry Hall where a large crowd was in attendance. The committee for the forthcoming year was elected as follows:

GalleyFlash Notes

On Saturday last, September 26th, GalleyFlash Rowing Club held its annual RunForestRun. With a new 5 mile multi terrain course making its debut for runners and the traditional 5km road route making a comeback for walkers, the course was in pristine condition in the glorious autumn sunshine.

GalleyFlash rowing club notes

On this coming Saturday, September 26th, GalleyFlash Rowing Club will host the annual Run Forest Run. Registration will open at 1pm at the boathouse in Kilkern Lake with action getting underway at 2pm. With a new long course set to debut this year incorporating road, forest and beach running, it promises to be an exciting afternoon of sporting action. The long course is 5 miles in length and is for runners only. Entry for this course is

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club Season Roundup

SWCYRA Championship Another great rowing season has come and gone, and a lot of great achievements have been made. From winter training in the Club’s new club house to the All-Irelands in Kerry, a lot of work and time has been put in by all involved. Kilmacsimon are celebrating a largely successful season from the SWCYRA Championship, County Final and All–Irelands.

Myross Rowing Club Notes

After all the hours of training and commitment over the last 6 months,The Myross Senior Ladies pulled out all the stops to come home with the Gold in the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Race in Waterville Co.Kerry on Sunday August 16th last.

GalleyFlash Rowing Club notes

An action packed weekend of rowing action awaited the 128 rowers and supporters of the Galley to Waterville, Co. Kerry, for the 2015 All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships last weekend and not even the changeable weather could dampen the spirits of the club. In total the club picked up two gold in the U18 Ladies and U21 Ladies and two silver in the Senior Men and Cork Yawl Ladies.

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club notes

Cork County Final This year’s Cork County Final was hosted by Courtmacsherry Rowing Club in Broadstrand last Saturday, August 8th. Kilmacsimon had a very successful day bringing home 4 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals and 7 Bronze Medals.

GalleyFlash Rowing Club notes

A bumper weekend of rowing action in West Cork kicked off with the rescheduled County Finals in Broadstrand, Courtmacsherry on Saturday last, August 8th where crews from throughout East and West Cork contested for the prestigious County titles.

West Cork sailors compete at ISAF Team Racing Worlds 2015

TWO Irish teams will represent Ireland in the upcoming ISAF Team Racing worlds in Rutland from the 18th to the 25th of July, teams from Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, Japan will also take part in the event divided into two groups, the Open Division and the Youth (U19) Division. 

Kilmacsimon RC notes

Club of the Day at Fourth SWCYRA Championship This year’s fourth SWYCRA Championship was held this Sunday, 12th July, in Castletownshend. Crowds gathered in this lovely venue to watch teams compete in the penultimate championship. Kilmacsimon crews kept the winning streak up, finishing the day with 7 Gold Medals; 5 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals.

Galley Flash Notes

With two weeks respite from competitive action, rowers from GalleyFlash Rowing Club are looking forward to participating in the Cork County Coastal Rowing finals in Broadstrand, Courtmacsherry on Sunday, August 2nd. In the meantime the club host a ‘Quiz with a Difference’ in O’Donovan’s Bar, Fishers Cross on this coming Friday, July 17th at 9pm. This audio visual quiz promises to be a great night of entertainment with entry for

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club notes

Club of the Day at Third SWCYRA Championship This year’s third SWYCRA Championship was held this Sunday, 5th July, in Union Hall. Crowds gathered on the pier to watch as teams from West Cork battled for their place in the Championship. Kilmacsimon crews were more accustomed to the calm conditions of Union Hall, bringing home 7 Gold Medals; 5 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals.

GalleyFlash Rowing Club Notes

Calm seas welcomed rowers to Union Hall for the third round of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship on Sunday last, July 5th. First out on the water for the Galley were the Veteran Ladies crew of Mary O’Sullivan, Susanna Williams, Breeda Hayes, Sheila Hayes and cox Laura Connolly who put on a fine display of rowing. Next up was the U12 Ladies. Following the cancellation of this category at both

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club notes

Club of the Day at Third SWCYRA Championship This year’s third SWYCRA Championship was held this Sunday, 5th July, in Union Hall. Crowds gathered on the pier to watch as teams from West Cork battled for their place in the Championship. Kilmacsimon crews were more accustomed to the calm conditions of Union Hall, bringing home 7 Gold Medals; 5 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals.

GalleyFlash Rowing Club Notes

Another windy day greeted rowers from GalleyFlash Rowing Club upon their return to Glandore for Round 2 of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship on Sunday last. Once again wind and rough sea conditions forced the cancellation of both U12 races on health and safety grounds. The first crew on the water for the Galley was the Veteran Ladies crew of Breeda Hayes, Susanna Williams, Bernie O’Donovan, Sheila Hayes and cox

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club Notes

Second 2015 SWCYRA Championship This year’s second SWYCRA Championship was held this Sunday, 28th June, in Glandore. Glandore is a great host to the races, with a prime viewing spot over the course. Races kicked off at 12pm, with live music following the last race. Kilmacsimon crews didn’t let the rough water conditions deter them, bringing home 7 Gold Medals; 4 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals.

Galley Flash Notes

Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship A blustery afternoon heralded the start of the 2015 Celtic Ross Sponsored SWCYRA Championship in Glandore on Sunday last. The windy conditions led to the cancellation of both U12 races on health and safety grounds. Credit is due to all other underage crews for handling their races with such rowing finesse, given the extremely unfavourable weather on the day.

Galley Flash Notes

Last weekend was a busy one for members of GalleyFlash Rowing Club with two regattas in two days. Following the cancellation of Ring regatta two weeks previous due to poor weather, the first regatta of the 2015 season was held earlier on Saturday last, May 16th, in Kilmacsimon. This was a good opportunity for crews to get some race practice under their belts before the commencement of the championship season

Kilmacsimon rowing notes

South Coast Indoor Rowing Championships Kilmacsimon Rowing Club was well represented at this year’s South Coast Indoor Rowing Championship. Twenty club members took part this year with eight gold medals: Sarah Neary, J15 Girls; David McCarthy (J16 Boys); Cathal Cummins ( J18 Boys); Eamon Geary (LW Men); Áine Weldon ( LW Ladies); Laura O’ Neill (Open Ladies); Marie Geary (Masters Ladies); Kilmacsimon Underage Relay Team, four silver medals: James Mulcahy

Glandore set for landmark Classic Regatta

by Cormac O’Carroll HEINEKEN Ireland recently hosted the launch of the 2015 Glandore Classic Regatta at their brewery in Cork. The event was well attended by members of the press, as well as invited members from south coast sailing clubs. Jim Cashman of Heineken welcomed the Commodore and Classic committee members, sponsors and invited guests present. Following this introduction Nick Bendon of CH Marine spoke of his company’s involvement in

GalleyFlash Rowing Club Notes

On Sunday last, April 19th, GalleyFlash Rowing Club held its annual Two Oar Challenge in Kilkern Lake. Over 40 crews took part on the day representing Kilmacsimon, Courtmacsherry, Ring, Myross, Rushbrooke, Whitegate and the host club GalleyFlash. The Pre Veteran Men’s category was won by Courtmacsherry, who were represented by Denis Griffin and Denis O’Donovan.

GalleyFlash Rowing Club notes

Thirty years ago, Dinny Hayes, PatJoe Harrington and Barry McSweeney traveled to Baltimore to collect “The Rising Sun” from boat builder Billy ‘Andy’ O’Driscoll. Little did they know that the club would become the success story it now is. In its first year, in 1985, the GalleyFlash Junior crew won the SWCYR championship. This was to be the first of many West Cork titles. In the years that have followed

GalleyFlash Rowing Club Notes

Ardfield Rathbarry Parish Party A party has been arranged for the Ardfield Rathbarry community to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of GalleyFlash Rowing Club. This is a party for everyone; rowers, former rowers, supporters, sponsors and the general community. It gives the people of the area the opportunity to celebrate the phenomenal success that has been enjoyed by a club from what is one of the smallest parishes

Frostbite Series continues in Kinsale

Day 2 of the ASM KYC Frostbite Series saw typical frostbite weather, cold, bright, sunny with near perfect sailing conditions. The wind was 10 knots gusting to 12.5 from NNW. Each of the 5 fleets got 3 great races in shifting conditions which made it a great test for all competitors. Each of the fleets had close racing, especially the ever popular Squib Fleet.

Sailing season kicks off in Kinsale

The 2015 Sailing season kicked off recently at Kinsale Yacht Club. The annual ASM Frostbite Series commenced in lighter winds than forecasted.  Race Officer John Stallard succeeded in running 3 races for each fleet. He described conditions as being ideal with an average wind speed of 11 knots in the first race with gusts of 15 knots, the second race averaged 13 knots gusting to 18 knots; however the wind

Galley Flash Notes

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of GalleyFlash Rowing Club was held on Sunday, January 11th in Rathbarry Hall. Following a review of the past seasons activities on and off the water, the new committee was elected. The new line up is as follows: President: PatJoe Harrington Chairman: Donal Hayes Secretary: Patrick Harrington Treasurer: Breeda Hayes PRO: Sandra Hayes Senior Club Captain: Sean Keohane Junior Club Captain & Child Protection Officer: