Leaving Cert 2017

Good luck to everyone who is starting their state exams tomorrow and in particular our rowers who work hard on managing both – the studies and training!

Don’t forget to keep your body active during the exam period – exercise helps to reduce stress and energise the mind! It is recommended that you exercise 30min after school – prior to study and again 30min in the evening (a short study break). You will feel reinvigorated after exercise and it will help to relieve the clutter in the brain.


Good luck guys – you’ll be grand!

April Monthly Draw – Results

Winners of our Monthly Draw
Sincere congratulations to our April Monthly Draw Winners: Mr. Eugene Cotter (3rd prize), Ms. Monika Dukarska (2nd prize) and Mrs. Breda O’Connor (1st prize). Our next draw will be held at out next Management Committee meeting which is scheduled for the end of June.
There is plenty of time left to sign up to be included in the June draw! It’s simple – e-mail us with your intent to enter the draw (at killorglinrowingclub@gmail.com) 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 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!

Carlow and London Metropolitan Regattas Report 3rd/4th/ June 2017

The June Bank Holiday weekend was a very busy and successful time for the Club.

Abroad, Monika Dukarska represented the Club at the 150th London Metropolitan Regatta, which was held on the 2012 Olympic rowing venue in Dorney lake. Monika claimed two victories in the Women’s Championship Single Scull event on both days, the Saturday and Sunday. Monika dominated all of her races from start to finish and claimed the Earl of Iveagh Cup, which was presented to the winning sculler in the Championship event on Saturday. The cup was presented to the National Rowing Association by the Earl of Iveagh – Edward Guinness in 1935.


In Ireland, the Carlow Regatta our Junior Women team of Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Mara Treacy, Molly O’Grady, Katie Boyle, Anna Griffin and Eimear O’Donovan together with our Junior Sculler – Eoghen Joy represented the Club in Carlow. The girls came out on top in three quad events – the Women’s Junior 16, 18 and Club races. Anna Griffin and Katie Boyle also won the Women’s Junior 15 double scull against Clonmel, bringing the total number of wins for the weekend to six.

Well done to all of our rowers over the weekend!

Big thanks to Gavin O’Grady and Donal O’Donoghue for looking after the junior team in Carlow. Also, thanks to Anne Murphy and all parents who helped out with our bag packing at the weekend.

Carlow Winners

KSCR championships & Harvest Regatta 2017

The Management Committee of Killorglin Rowing Club sincerely regrets to inform, that the Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing Championship (KSCRC), which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, the 3rd of June has been postponed due to low water levels and a very low tide expected for the June bank holiday weekend.

Likewise, the KFest Regatta is now postponed and rebranded as the ‘Harvest Regatta’.

The KSCR championship event is now scheduled to take place on Friday, the 8th of September at 5:30pm on the River Laune in Killorglin.

The Harvest Regatta – the last One Design Regatta of the 2017 season, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, the 9th and 10th of September at 6pm and 7pm respectively.

The Management truly apologises for any inconvenience caused and we look forward to welcoming your Club to Killorglin in September to compete in the Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing Championship and the Harvest Regatta.

Castleconnell Sprints Regatta 6th May 2017

Killorglin rowers come out on top with eight wins at the Castleconnell Sprints Regatta on Saturday, the 6th of May. The event took place on the River Shannon over 500 meters 5-lane buoyed course with races taking place every 5 minutes.

The first win went to Laoise Murphy and Airida Mateviciute in the Women’s Junior 12 double. The girls took a lead with three boat lengths advantage over two Castleconnell crews.

The Women’s Junior 18 quad was next. The crew of Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Molly O’Grady, Anna Tyther and Katie Boyle, coxed by Mara Treacy, showed a very strong and dominant performance winning with half of a boat length lead over Workmen’s Rowing Club in second.

Sean Houlihan won the Men’s Junior 18 single scull, taking a break from the books in preparation for his Leaving Cert examination and making a statement that he is the one to watch in 2018. Sean has another season in this age category.

Killorglin girls took all Junior 16 sculling titles.

The first win went to Rhiannon O’Donoghue in the Women’s Junior 16 single.

Rhiannon and Anna Tyther teamed up in the Women’s Junior 16 double, winning the race convincingly.

Mara Treacy and Molly O’Grady joined the pair in the Women’s Junior 16 quad, bagging a third medal in this age category.

Airida Mateviciute took to the water later in the afternoon in the Women’s Junior 14 single winning the race against much older competitors. Airida’s length and feel for the boat pays dividends.

The Women’s Junior 15 quad of Alanna Dolan, Airida Mateviciute, Emma Houlihan, Katie Boyle and coxed by Mara Treacy, were also victorious. The girls had a two boat lengths advantage over Lee, Carlow, Fermoy and Colaiste Iognaid boat clubs.

Michael Sheahan and Nathan Houlihan raced their first regatta,a performing well in the Men’s Club double and the Men’s Club quad joined by Sean Houlihan and Michael O’Connor.

Orla McCarthy, Eimear O’Donovan, Molly O’Grady and Emma Houlihan also raced well in the Women’s Club quad missing out on a win by a short margin.

Big well done to all the athletes for their performances at the weekend. It was a very rewarding event for the work put into training by rowers and coaches.