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
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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.
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.
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
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