Irish Indoor Rowing Championships (IIRC 2018)

Killorglin athletes travelled to UL Arena for the National Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday.  Airida Mateviciute raced the Women’s J13 3minutes and 500m races, winning silver and gold respectively. Marcus Lavery clocked up two PB’s in the Men’s J13 3minutes and 500m races finishing 4th and 5th respectively. Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Anna Tyther, both in their first year as junior 18’s (Junior17) finished 12th and 28th respectively out of 79 entries. Both girls achieved their personal bests finishing the 2000m race in a time of 7:34.8 and 7:46.3. Orla McCarthy won the Women’s J15 1000m race in a time of 3:46.8. She then went onto winning silver in the Women’s J15 500m competition sharing podium with Galway Rowing Club and Enniskillen Royal Boat Club. Jessica Lee won two medals for the Club in the Women’s 40 – 49 category; first bronze in the 2000m race and silver in the 500m sprint race.  Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue raced the Women’s Junior 18 500m sprints also finishing 10th and 6th respectively. There were 32 entries in this event with the winner clocking 1:38.2. James McCarthy finished 14th in his first year as an Under 23 achieving 6min and 29.4 sec for the 2000m. James then went onto winning silver in the Men’s Freshers 1000m for CIT and the team relay.

It is very encouraging to see the improvements made by all and medals won on the day. Well done everyone!

Indoor rowing is only a part of our rowing training and although scores are a great indication of overall fitness and ones’ ability on the machine, it is important to remember that they don’t float. So, bring on the water season!

First water event of 2018 rowing season is coming to Killorglin, Co. Kerry and Killorglin Boat Club – the Kerry Head of the River. The event promises to be a busy one with 140 crews entered and 17 clubs represented on the day! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Photos credit: Just look at the lens Photography – Stephen Kiely



Killorglin Rowing Club invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 3rd at 8:00pm at the Boat Club.

We invite all Killorglin Rowing Club members, parents and friends of the Rowing Club to attend.

Agenda and further details to follow.


KRC Management Committee

Sports Capital Grants 2017

Brilliant News!

Killorglin Rowing Club have secured funding under the Sports Capital Programme!

The Management Committee of the Club would like to thank sincerely Minister Brendan Griffin for supporting our application and enabling the up and coming rowing stars of the future to avail of best rowing equipment.

This funding will be used to purchase a top-quality racing boat for the prospering junior squad at the Club. We are ever so grateful for the support and thank you all who helped with the application.

#OnwardsAndUpwards #SportsCapitalGrant2017


Provincial Indoor Rowing Championships Results

Killorglin RC athletes had a superb day at the Provincial Indoor Rowing Championships in the UL Arena.

The results were as follows:

Airida Mateviciute won the Women’s Junior 13 3minutes and 500m sprint events. Airida pulled an impressive 1:47.2 for 500m, setting a new Irish Record!! Airida will be the reigning champion in this event in 2018 as she is just 11 years of age.

Orla McCarthy managed to win three medals at the indoors, two golds and one silver in the Women’s Junior 15 1000m race, the Women’s Junior 14 500m sprint and the Women’s Junior 14 4minutes categories. What an amazing day for Orla! Her older brother, James McCarthy, who is now studying at the CIT bagged himself two medals, a silver in the Men’s Junior 18 2000m race and a gold in the Men’s Junior 18 500m sprint race. James also set a new Irish record in the 17-18 years old category in the 500m sprint event.

Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Anna Tyther raced the Women’s Junior 16 2000m and 500m events. Rhiannon finished 2nd, by just 0.7 of a second in the Women’s Junior 16 2km race, while Anna was 5th achieving an impressive PB and breaking the 8minutes for the 2km. In the sprint race, Rhiannon finished 3rd and Anna finished 5th.

Eimear O’Donovan won the Women’s Under23 race at just 18 years of age. Jessica Lee finished impressive 3rd in the Women’s 40-49 age category over 2000m and finished 4th in the 500m race in the same age category.

Marcus Lavery, a newbie to indoor rowing competition finished 12th in both the Men’s Junior 13 3minutes and 500m sprint races. Loads learned for the 2018 Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, which take place in January 2018 in the UL Arena.

Well done to all rowers and our head coach – Michael Fleming Jnr on a great day at the indoor champs.

Our next event is the Muckross Head of the River which takes place at the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra, Co. Cork on Saturday, the 2nd of December. Best of luck to all!


Skibbereen Head of the River 2017

It’s a busy weekend for sport enthusiasts but don’t mind the soccer or rugby – don’t forget to follow our rowers during their first test of the 2018 rowing season. Killorglin Rowing Club athletes will head to the Marina in Cork on Saturday to partake in the Skibbereen Head of the River (HOR). The event is run over 3000m course and is divided into a number of so called Heads where distinctive boat categories start off together and race against time. The fastest time for each category wins a pennant. The heads are an ideal event for rowers to test their endurance and power output – due to a much longer racing distance, as well as management of direction and execution of a race plan.

Killorglin Rowing Club will be represented by the following crews/athletes:

Our newbies, the Women’s Junior 14 quad, it’s their first outing together and the crew consists of Airida Mateviciute, Orla McCarthy, Laoise Murphy and Olivia Moriarty coxed by Eimear O’Donovan. Airida and Orla also form a strong combination in the Women’s Junior 14 double scull. Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther, Katie Boyle and Eimear O’Donovan team up to race the Women’s Club quad, while Sean Houlihan and James McCarthy take on the Men’s Junior and Men’s Club single sculls respectively. Eimear ODonovan will contest the Women’s Club single on the day. Marcus Lavery will get his first taste of competitive racing in the Men’s Junior 14 single scull, having taken to the water only few months ago.

Another newbie to the sport of rowing and the Club is the McElliggott’s of Tralee looking after our transport needs for the day! We are delighted to have a use of 172 Kia for the day to transport the boats to/from Cork. Thank you McElliggott’s Tralee!

Best of luck to all our rowers!

Results/times will be published live on the Rowing Ireland website under Skibbereen HOR event.

Monthly Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our Monthly Raffle winners!

1st Sheila Bennett
2nd Michael O’Connor
3rd Michael Fleming

Thank you to all our subscribers for your continued support!

The next draw will be held at our next Management Committee meeting which is scheduled for the end of November.

There is plenty of time left to sign up to be included in the October draw! It’s simple – e-mail us with your intent to enter the draw (at and we will get a short form out to you – once returned to your bank – you are in! It is only €8 per month (€2 per week or €96 per year (can be paid in full by cheque also)) with €200 worth of prizes to be won every month.

Three winners guaranteed each month, so don’t delay – get aboard!

Do something good for yourself and the Community as 100% of funds (excl. monthly prizes) go towards the Club!