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
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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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
IT was a busy weekend of rowing action for rowers of the Galley over the June Bank Holiday weekend. A warm, albeit overcast afternoon greeted rowers and spectators alike to Kilkern Lake Regatta on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend. With eight races on the agenda, large crowds gathered to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment in the beautiful Castlefreke surroundings.
The Annual General Meeting of GalleyFlash Rowing Club was held on Sunday, January 17th in Rathbarry Hall where a large crowd was in attendance. The committee for the forthcoming year was elected as follows:
LAST Saturday evening, November 8th, GalleyFlash Rowing Club were delighted to be joint recipients with COPE Clonakilty of a presentation from Rathbarry and District Vintage Club. Both groups received cheques for €2,500 from the Vintage Club, proceeds from their recent Vintage Run and Family Fun Day. The rowing club would again like to extend sincere thanks to the Vintage club for picking them as their beneficiaries.
On Saturday last, September 26th, GalleyFlash Rowing Club held its annual RunForestRun. With a new 5 mile multi terrain course making its debut for runners and the traditional 5km road route making a comeback for walkers, the course was in pristine condition in the glorious autumn sunshine.
On this coming Saturday, September 26th, GalleyFlash Rowing Club will host the annual Run Forest Run. Registration will open at 1pm at the boathouse in Kilkern Lake with action getting underway at 2pm. With a new long course set to debut this year incorporating road, forest and beach running, it promises to be an exciting afternoon of sporting action. The long course is 5 miles in length and is for runners only. Entry for this course is
An action packed weekend of rowing action awaited the 128 rowers and supporters of the Galley to Waterville, Co. Kerry, for the 2015 All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships last weekend and not even the changeable weather could dampen the spirits of the club. In total the club picked up two gold in the U18 Ladies and U21 Ladies and two silver in the Senior Men and Cork Yawl Ladies.
A bumper weekend of rowing action in West Cork kicked off with the rescheduled County Finals in Broadstrand, Courtmacsherry on Saturday last, August 8th where crews from throughout East and West Cork contested for the prestigious County titles.
With two weeks respite from competitive action, rowers from GalleyFlash Rowing Club are looking forward to participating in the Cork County Coastal Rowing finals in Broadstrand, Courtmacsherry on Sunday, August 2nd. In the meantime the club host a ‘Quiz with a Difference’ in O’Donovan’s Bar, Fishers Cross on this coming Friday, July 17th at 9pm. This audio visual quiz promises to be a great night of entertainment with entry for
Calm seas welcomed rowers to Union Hall for the third round of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship on Sunday last, July 5th. First out on the water for the Galley were the Veteran Ladies crew of Mary O’Sullivan, Susanna Williams, Breeda Hayes, Sheila Hayes and cox Laura Connolly who put on a fine display of rowing. Next up was the U12 Ladies. Following the cancellation of this category at both
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
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
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.
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
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:
2014 – GalleyFlash Rowing Club – a year in review As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the season that was. It is often said that blood, sweat and tears win races, matches and jobs. However, for the rowers of the GalleyFlash, it involves much more than that. With training starting as early as winter 2013 for some; the dedication, commitment and determination of these local heroes
Schull was the destination for the penultimate round of the Celtic Ross sponsored-SWCYRA championship last Sunday, August 10th. On what was a fine day both in terms of weather and the quality of rowing, huge crowds lined the shore to see what the rowers of West Cork had to offer in the final regatta before next weekend’s All Ireland Finals in Kerry.
GalleyFlash Rowing Club will hold its 3rd Annual 2 Oar Challenge at Kilkern Lake on Sunday, May 18th. 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 can avail of the unique opportunity to witness the efforts of the rowers while having the advantage of being
A meeting of GalleyFlash Rowing Club will be held in the boathouse at Kilkern Lake on Friday next, March 14th at 9pm. Meanwhile, preparations are well underway for the club’s upcoming Afternoon Tea Dance which will be held on Sunday, March 23rd in Rathbarry Hall from 3pm to 6pm. Music will be provided on the afternoon by Ger Deasy. For ticket information please contact 0857439146. Rowing training continues on Sundays
GalleyFlash Rowing Club would like to extend an open invitation to anyone interested in trying out the sport to join them on Sunday, February 23rd at 3pm at Kilkern Lake for a fun afternoon of rowing.
THE much anticipated Tastes And Tales of the Galley is now available for purchase. A collection of hundreds of recipes with a scattering of stories from the hinterland of the Galley Head, this book will provide the ideal stocking filler for Christmas.
The AGM of the GalleyFlash Rowing Club was held on last Sunday in the Parish Hall recently. 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: Pat Joe Harrington, Chairman: Donal Hayes, Secretary: Bernie O’Donovan, Treasurer: Breeda Hayes, Club Captain: Danny Hayes, Registrar: Sandra Hayes, Junior Club Captain: Fiona Connolly, Safety Officer:
The AGM of GalleyFlash Rowing club takes place on Sunday Nov 24th in Rathbarry Hall at 2.30pm. So now is a chance to review the season just completed. 2013 One All-Ireland Title, three All-Ireland Bronze accolades, one County title, one County Silver, four County Bronze, two SWCYRA (West Cork) titles, one SWCYRA Silver and four SWCYRA Bronze were the rewards gained by the rowers of the GalleyFlash over the
Recipe for Success Whatever they feed to the rowers of the GalleyFlash is certainly gives them an added edge. This was evident as seven of their teams collected prizes at the SWCYRA Championship Awards Dinner last weekend. Top winners for the club were the fantastic Under 12 Ladies and the all conquering U 18’s. Both teams collected the winners cups having emerged victorious in all five of their