The Killorglin Rowing Club’s first major event of the new rowing season took place on the 22nd November. It was the Irish Provinces Indoor Rowing Championships at the UL Arena.
All our rowers showed real spirit and talent in their races. Our first race was the MJ14 category. Congratulations to Sean Houlihan who came 1st overall. Michael O’Connor in his first time participation in this indoor event came 4th in Munster. Next up was the MJ16 2000 meter event. Cathal O’Donovan came 6th and Kieran came 11th in Munster. In the MJ15 5 minute event Thomas Hussey showed true determination throughout the race and he came in 8th. It was also Thomas first time at the indoor rowing. Veronica Kingston rowed the Women’s Open 2000 meter event and came 3nd, Fionan raced in the Open Men category which was also a 2000 meter event, Fionan came in 4thrd. A few of our rowers were not finished yet. They rowed in the same category but with a shorter distance. Kieran came 3rd and Cathal came 4th. Sean again came 1st in Munster and 3rd overall and finally it was Veronica’s turn to bring home gold.
Congratulations to all the rowers who took part in the Indoor Rowing Championships. Well done to all the rowers for their outstanding performance. Special thanks to their coach Mike for preparing the athletes and for Piotr for accompanying them. The next indoor event will be on January 24th 2015 again at the UL Arena.
A big thank you to all who attended the recent A.G.M. The positions were filled as follows:
The Chairperson: Michael Fleming Snr
Vice Chairperson: Liam O’Connor
Secretary: Monika Dukarska
Assist. Secretary: Sinead Houlihan
Pro: Pauline O’Connor
Assist. Pro:Maeve McGillycuddy
Children’s Officer (Boys) : John O’Grady
Children’s Officer (Girls) : Breda Fay
Water Safety/Equipment Officer : Fionan Crowley
Safety Officer: Gina O’Grady
Please note that the Annual General Meeting of Killorglin Rowing Club will be held on Wednesday, the 12th of November at 7pm at the Boat House. The nomination and motion sheets will be emailed to all members shortly.
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ATTENTION ALL ROWERS!
All current rowing club members, slider and coastal rowers as well as any new members are invited to attend a meeting on the 29th of September at 8:00pm. This meeting will mark an official start to the 2014/2015 rowing season. All questions regarding rowing will be answered at this meeting. New members of all ages are welcome. Please attend.
Killorglin Rowing Club proved to be outstanding at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championship held in Waterville, Co. Kerry. Nineteen crews headed to Waterville with great expectations and hopes. As a result of hard training and dedication Killorglin hauled home six golds, one silver and one bronze. Saturday went well with eight crews qualifying to finals on Sunday. Crews who narrowly missed out on qualifying were as follows U14 girls, U16 girls and U18 girls and unfortunately, the intermediate men were disqualified in their heat for clashing oars with Fossa. For many, this was their first year rowing but everyone showed great spirit in their performance.
Racing started early Sunday morning and the first win for Killorglin was the Senior Mixed crew who dominated the race from start to finish. Another win followed swiftly, this time a silver medal to the U18 crew who were rowing above their age category. Next up was the U14 boys who fought a hard battle for third place. The U21 ladies crew added another gold to the bag, beating the previous winners Ring. Two crews represented Killorglin in the U12 girls final, both crews rowed strong however they met tough competition on the day, it’s a great learning experience for these young girls. The U16 boys had a great performance in the U21 race however they faced tougher and older competition and finished 6th. Killorglin had two crews in the pre-veteran men’s race, with the A crew having more experience they eased to first place and the B crew had a fantastic race for their first year of rowing. It was finally time for the U16 boys to row in their respective category and with two races behind them and one silver, the boys secured first place comfortably. The senior ladies crew faced local rivals Sneem in their race, however, the girls proved to be unbeatable and placed first. Next to row was the junior men, with three U16 boys in the boat fourth place is an impressive result. Sunday finished like it started with an extraordinary win from the Senior Men’s A crew. In the final race of the weekend, the A crew commanded from the start and extended their lead by a country mile, the B crew also had a marvellous race, however they just missed out on third place.
Well done to all who rowed at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championship 2014 and congratulations on the amazing weekend. Also, a big thank you to everybody that helped out, to all parents. Thanks to Derry Doyle and David Hussey for coxing and a special thanks to Mick Fleming and Liam O’Connor. We could not have done it without you!
The crews were as follows:
U12 Girls: A – Orla Browne, Christina O’Brien, Fodhla Houlihan and Alana Dolan.
B – Grace O’Grady, Caragh Browne, Hannah McGeever and Clodagh Murphy.
U14 Girls: A – Aoife Cudden, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Hannah Joy and Anna Tyther.
B – Melissa MacBeth, Rhinnan O’Donoghue, Mara Treacy and Una McGeever.
U16 Girls: Rhiannan O’Donoghue, Molly O’Grady, Alice Joy and Hannah Joy.
U18 Girls: Aoife Cudden, Marie O’Connor, Emma Murphy and Tara O’Connor.
U21 Ladies (1st): Aileen Crowley, Maeve McGillycuddy, Marie O’Connor and Emma Murphy, cox Derry Doyle.
Senior Ladies (1st): Aileen Crowley, Veronica Kingston, Maeve McGillycuddy and Karen Joy, cox David Hussey.
Senior Mixed (1st): Paul Bradley, John Buckley, Aileen Crowley and Karen Joy, cox David Hussey.
U14 Boys (3rd): Conor Murphy, Sean Houlihan, Michael O’ Connor and Shane O’Connor, cox David Hussey.
U16 Boys (1st) : Cathal O’Donovan, John F O’Grady, Kieran O’Sullivan and Sean Houlihan, cox Derry Doyle.
U18 Boys (2nd): Cathal O’Donovan, John F O’Grady, Kieran O’Sullivan and Michael O’Connor, cox Derry Doyle.
U21 Men: Cathal O’Donovan, John F O’Grady, Kieran O’Sullivan and Sean Houlihan, cox Derry Doyle.
Intermediate Men: Fionan Crowley, Paul Sheehan, Sean Deinum, Pat O’Connor.
Junior Men: Cathal O’Donovan, John F O’Grady, Kieran O’Sullivan and Pat O’Connor.
Senior Men: A (1st) – Fionan Crowley, Cian Clifford, Sean Deinum and Cathal Clifford, cox Madie Taylor.
B – Paul Bradley, John Buckley, Maurice Sheehan and Paul Sheehan, cox David Hussey.
Pre-veteran Men: A (1st) – Paul Bradley, John Buckley, Maurice Sheehan and David Hussey, cox Madie Taylor.
B – Paul Dolan, Pat O’Connor, Piotr Tomaszewski and William Joy.
Best of luck to all Killorglin rowers participating this weekend in the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championship 2014 in Waterville. Racing kicks off at 8am tomorrow morning. Killorglin’s first race is the Senior Mixed heat with many more to follow. Killorglin has teams ranging from U12 girls to Pre-Veteran Men.
Bring home GOLD!