The attractive village of Castletownshend and Castlehaven Harbour was the setting on yet another balmy summer’s afternoon on Sunday last July 20th, for the third round of the SWCYRA 2014 Championship where Kilmacsimon crews again fared very well on the day, winning 7 races, finishing second in 6 and coming in third in 2 races – a considerable achievement out of a total of 18 race categories.
Sailing / Rowing
The third round of the Celtic Ross sponsored South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association championship was held on Sunday last, July 20th in Castletownshend. With the County Final merely a week away and with several qualification places still up for grabs, rowers of the GalleyFlash produced some great displays of skill and endurance in sweltering conditions.
Last Sunday, July 6th, the rowers of the GalleyFlash travelled to Union Hall for the second round of the Celtic Ross sponsored South West championship. Once again, the club had a very successful day with 17 crews taking to the water on the day.
THE 2014 Dragon Class Irish National Championship was held in Kinsale between June 26th and 29th. The entry was an impressive 21 boats and the race organisers were particularly delighted to welcome 9 boats from the UK. Racing began on Thursday 26th June in both glorious sunshine and torrential downpours. The wind was shifty and problematic but 2 races were completed with IRL216 Chimaera ( Craig, Mathews & Pettitt)
The rowers of the GalleyFlash Rowing Club got their South West championship campaign underway last Sunday, June 29th in Baltimore. With a number of championship debutantes in their midst, the club had a hugely successful day at such an early stage in the season. The rowers on the day representing the Galley were as follows: U12 Ladies (2nd) Áine O’Brien, Aibhin Ruddy, Lucy Quirke, Ciara O’Driscoll & Danny Hayes (Cox)
Kilmacsimon commence 2014 SWCYRA Championship in great style Last Sunday June 29th on a very pleasant summer’s afternoon in Baltimore the first round of the 2014 SWCYRA Championship got underway with nine clubs of the southwest division battling it out on the water.
S.W.C.Y.R.A. 2014 Championship Season commences Best of luck to all Kilmacsimon crews and coxes who will be competing over the Summer in the S.W.C.Y.R.A. 2014 Championship. Intensive training sessions both on and off the water by underage and overage rowers have been taking place over the past few months in preparation for this year’s competitions, which is a credit to both rowers and trainers. Here’s hoping for a successful
Ring Regatta & Family Day When: Saturday, 14th June at 4.30pm What’s on? Dog Show, Childrens Running Races, Coastal Rowing races, Duck Race and much much more Followed by BBQ and Live Music at Kitty Macs in Ring.
Victory @ “An Ras Mor”, “Ocean to City” Congratulations to the Kilmacsimon crew of Alan Donovan, Ivone Buttimer, David Duggan, Sean Bennett and cox Cian Collins who were victorious in 2 categories of the 2014 “Ocean to City” event – “An Ras Mor” last Saturday May 31st.
Sun shines brightly on Kilmacsimon as Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club declare Community and Activity Centre officially open
Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club would like to thank all those from the local and wider Community who attended the official opening of the Kilmacsimon Community and Activity Centre on a glorious early Summers evening last Saturday May 17th. Among the many personalities and dignitaries present were Mr Brian Crowley MEP, ICRF President Mr Bill Deasy, SWCYRA Chairperson Ms June McCarthy, Councillors Kevin Murphy and Alan Coleman, Mayor of Bandon