Irish Indoor Rowing Championships 2016

An outstanding day was had by all KRC athletes today.

First medal of the day went to Rhiannon O’Donoghue finishing 3rd in the Women’s Junior 15 5min test followed by Anna Tyther in 5th. Sean Houlihan and Conor Murphy raced the Men’s Junior 16 2000m event with Sean finishing 2nd overall. It was Sean’s and Conor’s first 2000m test. Sean got 6:46 for 2km, even outpacing some of the boys in the under 18 category. Conor has put in a great performance and was well in the pack.Monika Dukarska finished 2nd in the Women’s Open 2000m race ahead of Leonora Kennedy with Sanita Puspure leading the race from the start.

Rhiannon and Anna raced the women’s junior 15 500m sprint in the afternoon placing 1st and 2nd respectively. It was an outstanding race to watch with both girls battling it out hard. Sean went off hard in his Men’s junior 16 500m sprint and left no doubt in anyone’s mind that he would take the first place. Another medal in the bag! James McCarthy won the Men’s Junior 18 500m race comfortably, making it twice in a row. Monika sprinted through her 500m race, setting a new Irish Record pulling 1min and 34seconds. She brought the total number of medals to 8. Cian Clifford and Fionan Crowley had both very strong performances in very competitive categories.

Now it is evident that all the hard work pays off! Onwards and upwards from here! Cork Head of the River is our next target on the 7th of February.

Irish Indoor Rowing Championships 2016

Best of luck to all Killorglin Rowing Club rowers competing in UL tomorrow at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships.

The timetable is as follows:

8:58am WJ15 5min
9:48am MJ16 2k
11:24am WO 2k

11:44am MO/ MLO 2k
2:48pm WJ15 500m
2:59pm MJ16 500m
3:32pm MJ18 500m

Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue will race the Women’s Junior 15 5min test, as well as the 500m sprint in the afternoon. Both girls medaled at the Provincial Indoor Rowing Championships in November 2015 in the Women’s Junior 14 category. This time around they are faced with additional 1min of the test. Sean Houlihan has also stepped up a level and he will compete in a 2,000m test in the Men’s Junior 16 event. Sean won two medals last November in the under15 race. He has now moved onto an international rowing distance of 2000m. James McCarthy will aim to defend his title in the MJ18 500m sprint in the afternoon. Monika Dukarska, Fionan Crowley and Cian Clifford will race 2,000m in the senior categories. Monika will race the Women’s Open as well as 500m sprint in the afternoon, hoping to defend her titles from Provincial Indoor Rowing Championships in November. Fionan will race the Senior Men’s event, while Cian will race in the Men’s Lightweight category with a weight limit up to 75kgs.

Best of luck to all athletes racing tomorrow! New season has officially began!


Provincial Indoor Rowing Championships Nov2015

Stats from the Provincial Indoor Rowing Championships at UL yesterday:


Men’s Open 2k                Silver F. Crowley

Women’s Open 2k         Gold M. Dukarska

Women’s Open 500m    Gold M. Dukarska

MJ16 500m                        Gold J.McCarthy

MJ15 5min                          Gold S. Houlihan

MJ15 500m                        Silver S. Houlihan

WJ14 4min                         Gold R. O’Donoghue

WJ14 500m                        Gold R. O’Donoghue

WJ14 500m                        Silver M. O’Grady

WJ14 500m                        Bronze A. Tyther

Total no. of medals: 10

Unfortunately number of our athletes missed out on a podium by margins as small as 0.4 of a second.

Another indoor rowing competition is taking place on the 23rd of January 2016 so plenty of time to improve again.

Well done to all!




AGM 2015

Big thank you to all parents and athletes who attended the AGM last night. It is great to hear that everyone are happy with the work that is done at the Rowing Club. Also, big welcome to our new Management members. We look forward to 2016 rowing season and growing the Club even further.

Anyone interested in helping out or becoming a member, please e-mail

GoFundMe Campaign – Support our campaign to buy a new boat!

Please help us collect much needed funds for a new quadruple scull for our rowers! Simply click on this link below. Please don’t forget to forward it to others who would be willing to help out!

Let’s pull together and purchase a new quad for our rowers!

Thank you in advance!

PS: Every donation helps, no matter how small or big it is!


Additional two wins for Killorglin Rowing Club at Skibbereen HOR!

Sean Houlihan and Shane O’Connor won the Men’s Junior 15 Double Scull, 7 seconds clear of Skibbereen RC with another 11 seconds back to Workmans RC. The Women’s Junior 14 Quad of Anna Tyther, Molly O’Grady, Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Mara Treacy coxed by Stephen O’Sullivan won their race by a second over Lee Rowing Club and opened up a 2 minutes gap over Shandon BC crew which finished third overall.

The same crew also raced the Women’s Junior 15 Quad finishing 4th overall. Sean and Shane also raced the Men’s Junior 15 Single Sculls and they finished 2nd and 5th respectively. Well done to all of our rowers! Good job!