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
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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
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
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.
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
ASM Frostbite Series 2015 KYC, Day 5 The forecast for the penultimate day’s racing indicated that there may not be any racing as winds of up to 40 knots were predicted. Many competitors failed to show up as they were convinced that racing would be abandoned.
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
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.
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
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: