“Heartbreak for U16’s in County Final” U16 Hurling County Final Kilbree defeated St Fachtnas and Clonakilty in the earlier rounds of the South West championship. A thrilling final against Kilbrittain made them South West champions. The East champions St Catherine’s were beaten by six points in the county semi-final. This set up a final against Whitechurch, in Ballygarvan on Sunday afternoon. This final was very tight from the start. Whitechurch
“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
The first ever Inchydoney Summer Swim was held the Sunday the 7th of August 7th at 2pm. Due to a 6ft swell and 25knots winds the swim had to be moved to Duneen Beach (just beyond Dunmore Hotel.) The event was organised by and in aid of the Cork Surf Lifesaving club. The club together with the Inchydoney Inshore Rescue Rib provided safety on the day. Water temp was 12.5C
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.
U16 Hurlers Qualify for County Final St Catherine’s provided the opposition for Kilbree U16 hurlers in the U16 (B) county semi-final. This fixture took place in Passage West on Saturday night in damp windy conditions. Kilbree defeated Kilbrittain while St Catherine’s defeated Whitechurch to qualify for this county semi-final. St Catherine’s opened the scoring with a fine point. Kilbree were playing with a very strong breeze in the first half
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,
Historic Week for “Double” Champions! Kilbree’s U16 hurlers were crowned West Cork Champions on Wednesday. The U12 camogie girls were crowned County Champions on Saturday against Tracton.
THIS year Conor Hourihane became the first West Cork man to captain an English professional soccer team to their first Cup Final victory at Wembley Stadium. Conor captained the Barnsley side to their very first League One Cup victory, making history for himself and his club. Barnsley are now also promoted to the Championship, achieved after they defeated Millwall in the play-off final at Wembley on May 29th last. Conor’s
Juniors bow out to stronger team! Kilmeen juniors bowed out to Kilmacabea, a more experienced side in the junior A football championship on Sunday evening. This third round tie was played in perfect conditions in Drimoleague. Don McCarthy got the first point for Kilmeen, followed quickly by a Kilmacabea point. The Leap side had a series of wides before converting a number of chances. Some exciting attacking play by Oige
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.
U14 County Semi-final A very young Kilbree U14 team contested the county semi-final on Monday evening, in Ballinure. It has been a great season for these girls. They had been undefeated to this point, having beaten a very strong Buttevant side in the quarter final. The opposition on this occasion was a very strong Castlelyons side. Castlelyons scored a goal early in the first half. Following a very exciting run
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.
U16 and Junior Hurlers progress! U16 Hurling The U16 hurlers commenced their U16 championship run by playing St Fachtnas in Leap on Wednesday evening. Conditions were damp and slippery but this did not seem to influence the players too much. Kilbree had most of the early chances, Thomas Tyner taking the first three points. A goal by St Fachtnas, against the run of play made this match level. However Kilbree’s
JUST over 100 competitors completed the third annual Do Run Run on Sherkin Island recently. A fun non competitive event where 100% of peoples entry fees are donated to Cancer Connect, West Cork Underwater Search and Rescue and The Wild Atlantic Community Swimming Pool was enjoyed by everyone. The route took in the spectacular coastline of Sherkin Island and participants enjoyed the open air music at The Islanders Rest after
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.
by John Bohane Ilen Rovers trainer Edward Sheehy has relished his involvement with the successful Ilen Rovers U21 footballers who resume their championship campaign with a much anticipated county A semi-final tie against Ballincollig this Friday evening. This year represents the second season the former Ilen Rovers senior ace has acted as a trainer to the Ilen Rovers U21 footballers. Edward, who teaches in Schull Community College, has loved guiding
by John Bohane The Ilen Rovers U21 footballers resume their championship campaign when they play Mid Cork champions Ballincollig in a county semi-final tie scheduled to be played on Friday, July 15th, in Enniskeane (7.30pm throw-in).
by John Bohane Members of Clonakilty Road Runners Club accompanied renowned marathon runner Stevey McGeown, on his run throughout the various hinterlands of West Cork as he attempts to complete 60 ultra marathons in 60 days. The Armagh long distance runner is running the length and breath of Ireland to raise awareness and funds for children with Autism. He must run an impressive 39.3 miles on a daily basis to