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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Junior Hurling It was a week of mixed fortunes for Kilbree’s junior hurlers. They beat Kilbrittain last week in the first round of the championship. This week they continued to compete in the county junior A league. On Wednesday evening they travelled to Ballinora to play the local side. The final score was Ballinora 2-20 to Kilbree’s 0-16. On Sunday, Brian Dillons were the opposition at home in Rossmore. On
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.
Junior Hurlers get off to a flying start! Kilbree juniors hurlers started their championship campaign very brightly, against Kilbrittain, on Friday evening in Ahiohill. They took control of proceedings from the start, with the aid of a very strong breeze. Denis Dullea’s incredible puck outs ensured the Kilbrittain defence was under continuous pressure. Some great scores by Ray Collins and Darragh Coakley ensured Kilbree would assert their dominance. The half
Junior Hurlers take on Kilbrittain in Championship Kilbree’s junior hurlers will play Kilbrittain in the first round of the championship, on Friday evening, in Bandon. In preparation for this they played a league match against Diarmuid O’Mathunas, in Rossmore on Saturday evening. The first half was very evenly match with Kilbree’s Darragh Coakley, Dylan Coffey, Don McCarthy, Damien O’Gorman and Davy O’Donovan scoring some fine points. Diarmuid O’Mathunas led by
THE first round of the 2016 Celtic Ross South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association championship was held in Glandore on Sunday, June 12th. Changeable weather and mixed conditions on the water made for some interesting races as the first points of the season were picked up.
First 2016 SWCYRA Championship This year’s first SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday, 12th June, in Glandore. Glandore is a great host to the races, with a prime viewing spot over the course. Races kicked off at 12pm where spectators enjoyed good weather conditions despite the water being a bit on the choppy side.
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.
Disappointment for U14 Hurlers! U14 hurling final The U14 C final was played in Ballinacarriga on Tuesday last, in glorious weather conditions. Kilbree had defeated Bantry to reach this stage while St Patrick’s had defeated Ahan Gaels. St Patrick’s made the brighter start with two points from play by Liam O’Donovan. However a goal by Kilbree’s Ryan Jennings put Kilbree in front.
Great start to Junior A Football! Kilmeen junior footballers were promoted to Junior A football last July, having recorded a comprehensive win over Grange. The first outing in the new grade was against Ilen Rovers, in Drimoleague on Sunday evening.
Kilbree U14’s qualify for West Cork Final On Thursday evening the U14 hurlers played Bantry, in the West Cork semi-final, in Dunmanway. Kilbree started very strongly with some great points by Jack Murphy. A goal from Cian Murphy in the first quarter set Kilbree up nicely. The Kilbree lads continued to dominate with most of the possession and scoring chances. The half-time score was Kilbree 2-6 to Bantry’s 0-2.
U10 hurlers host fun blitz! Kilbree’s U10 hurlers played a blitz on home soil on Saturday morning. They played St Oliver Plunketts, St James and St Patricks in glorious sunshine. They played tremendously well but most important of all, they had great fun. Team: Ben Barry, Tim Bailey, Joe Barry, Darragh Clancy, Oisin Harrington, Cillian Twohig, Olan Murphy, Mark Collins, Jack Hehir, Rory Twohig, Daniel McCarthy, Rory Twohig, Sam Bailey,
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Thomas Tyner named on Cork U15 squad! Thomas Tyner has recently been named on the Cork U15 hurling development squad. Thomas won an All-Ireland medal with this squad at U14 level in the 2015 season. Thomas captained his own club team to a championship and league double. We are delighted for Thomas and his family and wish him the best of luck for the season!
It was a busy weekend for the club, on the 6th of May our pre-silage party took place in Tots Pub Ballygurteen a great night was had with our band the west cork ramblers playing the music till the early hours of Saturday morning thanks to everyone who came and sponsored prizes.