Irish National Rowing Championships 2016

National Rowing Championships 2016

What an amazing championship for the Club!Killorglin athletes secured two championship wins and one senior championship title for the Club.

Friday’s Racing:

First victory went to our Men’s Junior 16 Quad of Michael O’Connor, Sean Houlihan, Conor Murphy and Shane O’Connor coxed by Mara Treacy. The boys won their heat comfortably and qualified for the final. In the final they displayed magnificent rowing, the rowing stroke was controlled, long and powerful. The boys won their race with 3 second lead over Shandon A crew of Cork with further 3 seconds to Commercial Rowing Club of Dublin.

Shortly after, the Women’s Junior 15 quad of Mara Treacy, Molly O’Grady, Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Anna Tyther coxed by Alanna Dolan followed the victorious track set by boys and won their final over Carlow, Muckross and Clonmel crews.

Saturday’s Racing:

Monika Dukarska won her 7th National Championship Title since taking up rowing in early 2007. Monika became the Senior Single Scull Champion of Ireland in a massive time of 7:35.06 over 2000m. Monika lead the race from start to finish executing her race perfectly and opening a lead of 16 seconds over McCrohan of Tribesmen, Galway, the reigning Champion 2015. Having moved back into the single in February this year, Monika worked very hard to get back into top form and she has proven once again that her talents lie in sculling and this rowing event suits her in particular. Monika will now return to training in preparations for the World University Championships in September in Poznan, Poland. She will race the single scull for Ireland & IT Tralee.

Other results (Saturday):

Michael O’Connor, James McCarthy and Shane O’Connor miss out on top 2 finish in the Men’s Club Single Sculls. It was a very competitive race with 42 entrants in this rowing event. 9 heats this morning with 18 rowers through.

Alanna Dolan finished 3rd in the Final 1 of the Women’s Junior 15 Single Sculls. Rhiannon O’Donoghue was 4th in the final 2 of the same event, while Anna Tyther finished 3rd in the Final 4 of the Women’s Junior 15 Single Sculls

Sunday’s Racing

Sean Houlihan continued his winning streak in the Men’s Junior 16 Single Sculls reaching final in a superb Semifinal performance of 7:42 over 2000m. Michael O’Connor went as far as the Semi Final, winning his heat over Clonmel, Blackrock, Castleconnel and Lee scullers. Sean contested the final in lane 3 and finished 5th overall out of 46 competitors entered. It was a superb performance by Sean. He has a huge potential going forward.

Other results (Sunday)

The quad of Mara Treacy, Molly O’Grady, Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Anna Tyther coxed by Alanna Dolan contested the Women’s Junior 16 event in the fastest heat, pulling the third fastest time of all 15 competitors but missed out on top 2 finish, finishing 3rd in the race. All the girls are under 16 again next year, it was a great learning experience for them all.

Well done to all our rowers, coaches, in particular Michael Fleming for all his hard work and dedication over the years, friends and supporters of the Club!

Mighty Championship!!

KFest Regatta Sponsors

During the three days of our rowing festival, that is, the Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing Championships and our annual KFest regatta you have an opportunity to purchase Raffle tickets (1x €2 and 3x €5). We have some amazing prizes up for grabs from our superb sponsors!

The prizes include: 3x digital cameras, blender/ smoothie’s maker, wine, BBQ, a painting, home décor boards by a local artist and a lot of vouchers e.g. The Powder Rooms, The Hair Studio, Nicks Restaurant, Jacks Restaurant, The Boatyard Restaurant Dingle, Carrig House, Top Deck at the Manor Inn and Selinas at Cafe K

Our Regatta Sponsors this year are:
Mulvihills Pharmacy
Diarmuid O Sullivan Pharmacy
Carrig House
Jacks Restaurant
Keane SuperValu
The Boatyard Restaurant Dingle
Woods Electric
The Powder Rooms
The Hair Studio
Nicks Restaurant
Moriarty’s Furniture
Jones Eurospar
Top Deck at the Manor Inn
Selinas at Cafe K
Eamonn Sheehan
Izzy Dekowska at

Moreover, thank you to O’Sullivan’s Bread for providing us with the hot-dog buns, and Eamonn Sheehan for a generous discount on the sausages!

We are so lucky to have so generous people in this town! Again, thank you for your support. We greatly appreciate it!

We would ask that these businesses/ sponsors are supported throughout the year.


KFest Regatta

With over 100 crews entered this year, it will be a very busy weekend of racing! Races will kick off at 4:30pm on Sunday and 5:30pm on Monday, the 6th of June. Races are scheduled 10 minutes apart.

The race order can be found below.

Best of luck to all crews competing this weekend.

Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing Championships

The first Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing Championship concluded with the Intermediate School Killorglin becoming “The Best Coastal Rowing School” in Kerry! The Intermediate School Killorglin (ISK) won the trophy with Colaiste na Sceilge only two points behind! At the end it was down to 16-14 to I.S.K.

However, the wins were nicely spread out between the Schools with the following Schools winning the individual race categories:

Under 16 Girls Colaiste na Sceilge A
Under 16 Boys Intermediate School Killorglin
Under 21 Ladies St. Brigid’s Secondary School Killarney
Under 18 Boys Intermediate School Killorglin
Under 21 Men Presentation Secondary School Milltown
Under 18 Ladies St. Brigid’s Secondary School Killarney
Under 14 Girls Colaiste na Sceilge
Under 14 Mixed Colaiste na Sceilge

We hope that everyone had a great time at the Championship, for those of you that wished to participate but haven’t – there is always next year! Same time, same venue!
See you all there!

Killorglin Rowing Club will host the annual KFest regatta tomorrow. Come along and cheer on your favorite crews!

Our raffle draw will take place on Monday, the 6th of June after the racing!

Again, thanks to everyone for coming along, supporting the event and we hope to see you again next year!

Regatta entries close tomorrow

Dear all,

Just a final reminder that entries for the Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing Championships and the KFest Regatta close tomorrow (Friday, the 27th of May) at midnight.

There is still plenty of time left to enter!

Big thanks to everyone who already entered our event, we are delighted with the response and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Killorglin Rowing Club.

It will be a great weekend of racing!

Again, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

The race schedule will be circulated to all Clubs at the beginning of the week. tumblr_ngr1n3pkIL1shcjflo1_500


Lee Sprint Regatta, 14th of May

Congratulations to our juniors on their fantastic performances at Lee Sprint Regatta last weekend.

First win of the day went to Sean Houlihan in the Men’s Junior 16 Single Sculls. Sean raced a very strong race leading from the start and winning over Shandon, Lee and Workman’s scullers. The crew of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther, Alanna Dolan and Molly O’Grady took another victory shortly after and won the junior 16 quad with ease, against Shandon, Kenmare and Shannon crews. The girls didn’t rest on their laurels for long. In the afternoon they raced a superb race in the Women’s Junior 15 quad to win with clear water advantage over Lee, Shandon, Shannon and Skibbereen crews.

We had a number of races with close finishes, Caragh Edwards and Marie O’Connor were 2nd in the Women’s Club Double Scull. Rhiannon O’Donoghue missed out on the win in the Women’s Junior 15 Single Scull by a bow ball, while our Women’s Junior 16 doubles, both in men and women categories (crews of Sean Houlihan and Michael O’Connor & Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue) also finished second in their races. The Lee Rowing Club crew piped us in the Women’s Junior 15 double race in the afternoon and the crew of Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue finished 2nd overall. Similarly, the girls just missed out in the women’s Junior 16 Double Scull to Workman’s Crew of Killarney.

Stephen O’Sullivan was 3rd in the Men’s Club Single Sculls, likewise Molly O’Grady and Mara Tracey finished 3rd in the Women’s Junior 15 double final.

Well do to all our rowers on a good day’s work and great racing.

Our next event is the Metropolitan Grand League regatta in Blessington, Co. Wicklow on the 28th of May. We will have juniors as well as Seniors in action!