Attention: Training Venue Change!
From 19th until 26th of July, training will take place at Caragh Lake due to low tides.
Training times are as follows:
U12’s-U14’s at 5:30pm
Vet Men at 6:30pm
Vet Ladies at 7pm
Please pass this information on.
Monika Dukarska of Killorglin Rowing Club will represent Ireland at the 2014 Senior World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam on the 24th – 31st of August.
One rowing season ends and another rowing season begins. The National Rowing Championships on the 11th, 12th and 13th of July mark the end of the slider rowing season for Killorglin Rowing Club each year. This date also marks an official beginning of the Coastal rowing season and preparation towards the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships.
Killorglin RC took the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra Co. Cork by storm competing in 9 events over the three days of the championships. First off was the Men’s Junior 16 Quad of Kieran O’Sullivan, John F O’Grady, Cathal O’Donovan and Sean Houlihan coxed by Tara O’Connor who won their heat comfortably. The boys however knew that the final wouldnt be as easy and even though the boys got a personal best over the 2,000m stretch of water it was not enough to catch the Commercial crew. They missed out by a boat length to Commercial but were clear water ahead over other competitors. Great performance by the boys!
Cathal O’Donovan raced the Men’s Club Single Scull on Saturday morning finishing first in his heat and progressing into the Semi-Final in the afternoon. In the next race he had to finish in top three positions to progress into the final in the evening. Cathal raced an outstanding race finishing third to Lee Rowing Club and Belfast Boat Club scullers. Having achieved that Cathal raced his final finishing 4th overall, out of the 28 competitors who entered in this event. It was a first championship race for Cathal having started rowing with Killorglin last winter. Well done Cathal, great start to a great career.
Conor Murphy and Sean Houlihan also raced the single scull events but in an under14 age category. Both boys finished 3rd in their respective finals. Well done Conor and Sean.
The big race of the day however was the Women’s Double Scull event, where Monika Dukarska teamed up with our ex-international Irish lightweight rower– Fiola Foley – who returned home to Killorglin from Switzerland to represent the Club at the National Championships. The girls dominated the field from the start, opening the gap after 1000m mark and finishing three boat lengths of clear water ahead of the Commercial crew in an impressive time of 7:17sec. The girls were ahead by 1 min and 44 second of the last crew that crossed the line! Impressive!
Fiola having raced for Ireland at several World Cup regattas and World Championships returned to the boat after 10 year break. She also competed in the Women’s Lightweight Single Scull on Saturday, finishing 5th overall and the Women’s Intermediate Single Scull on Sunday, finishing in a 3rd place. It was a big come back for Fiola and who knows, we might see her rowing in green colours again!
It is the second time that Killorglin wins the Women’s Double Scull Championship of Ireland and this brings our total championship wins to 13! It is a great achievement for such a small town and Club like Killorglin.
Our Men’s Junior 15 quad of Conor Murphy, Sean Houlihan, Michael C’Connor and Shane O’Connor coxed by Tara O’Connor raced very well but ended up in a tough Final finishing 4th overall. Well done boys, we will win this race next year!
Killorglin RC was also involved in the Men’s Double Scull event, where Kieran O’Sullivan and John F O’Grady raced against much older competitors finishing strong 4th in the heat but missing out on the qualifying place for the Semi-Final. Similarly, Cathal O’Donovan progressed into the Semi-Final stage of the Men’s Junior 16 Single Scull event finishing one second behind the qualifying place. It has been an enjoyable weekend for all and we raced some great races, getting personal bests and these hard to get medals.
Also big thanks to all parents who supported the Club during the year and helped out at the championships. Congratulations to Mike Fleming for preparing the crews so well and congratulations on the championship wins. Well done Killorglin Rowing Club.
However, that’s not the end of racing for some. Monika Dukarska will race this Wednesday, the 16th of July to trial for the World Championships place. The World Championships are in Amsterdam at the end of August. Best of luck Monika we hope to see you there!
Report from the Irish National Rowing Championships 2014 will follow shortly. For updates please visit our Facebook Page on killorglinrowing
So far we had the following results:
Men’s Junior 16 Quad – 2nd overall
Men’s Junior 15 Quad – 4th overall
Women’s Intermediate Double – 1s t overall
Men’s Club Single Scull (O’Donovan) – 4th overall
Men’s Junior 14 Scull (Houlihan) – 3rd overall (Final 4)
Men’s Junior 14 Scull (Murphy) – 3rd overall (Final 5)
Women’s Lightweight Single Scull (Foley) – 5th overall
Men’s Junior Double Scull – 4th is the Heat
Men’s Junior 16 Single Scull (O’Donovan) – 4th in the Semi-Final
Women’s Intermediate Single Scull – 1st in the Heat (still racing)
Congratulations to all Killorglin athletes racing at the Championships this year and best of luck to those still competing.
Dear Club Members!
All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships are fast approaching! Please note that all new members as well as any rowers wishing to transfer to our Club must register with Killorglin RC asap! The deadline for registrations with our Club is Sunday, the 20th of July!! Registration forms will be distributed by Eileen O’Connor during Coastal Rowing Training. Alternatively, you can download the registration form from our blog http://killorglinrowing.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/all-ireland-coastal-rowing-registration-form/ and submit it to Eileen during training. Please note that each form must be accompanied by 2 passport photos, original birth cert and €10.00. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.
Please complete the forms in CAPITAL LETTERS.
Also, the entry for the All Irelands close on the 30th of July, provisional crews will be selected by Sunday, the 27th of July. Please ensure that your form is in and that your MEMBERSHIP is paid in full! (€50). Only Club Members will race at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships.
If you have any queries, contact Monika on firstname.lastname@example.org.