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
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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.
OVER the next few days, more than 2,000 souls will be descending on the picturesque village of Crosshaven to take part in Volvo Cork Week from10th – 15th July hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven.
Third 2016 SWCYRA Championship This year’s third SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday 03 July 2016 in Union Hall. Kilmacsimon crews had a successful day, with a total of 19 crews entered representing the club and bringing home 4 Gold Medals; 2 Silver Medals and 4 Bronze Medals.
The sun shone on Union Hall for the third round of the Celtic Ross South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association championship on Sunday, July 3rd last. With it all to play for in a number of categories, the day made for an exciting spectacle of rowing, which was not without its own twists and turns.
Second 2016 SWCYRA Championship This year’s second SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday, 26th June, in Glandore. Initially this was due to be held on June 19th due was postponed due to weather conditions.
Following the postponement of the second round of the Celtic Ross Hotel SWCYRA championship on June 19th, it was rescheduled to take place on Sunday, June 26th. As a result, GalleyFlash Rowing Club postponed its own 2 oar challenge event in order to facilitate the hosting of the aforementioned championship regatta.
SEAN Murray Fashions, Skibbereen, has come on board with Ireland’s rowing brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan as their official dresser. Murray who is well known in West Cork as the man who holds the world record for opening the most bras in 60 seconds for charity got in to the Ilen River in Skibbereen yesterday to measure the brothers as they got in another training spin after their return Poznan
THE annual fun regatta for Kimacsimon was held on June 18th last at 4pm. Although we shared the date with Euro 2016 Ireland v’s Belgium it was great to see clubs from near and far participating. Clubs who participated were Galley Flash, Kinsale & Dock, Ring, Courtmacsherry, Rosscarbery & Castletownbere. For our avid soccer fans it was great to have the clubhouse setup with TV to view the match as