National Schools Regatta 2016

Well done to all rowers on a wonderful weekend of racing!

After three wins in the Limerick Regatta on Saturday, two in the Women’s Junior 15 Double Sculls (Anna Tyther & Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Alanna Dolan & Hannah Joy) and the Women’s Junior 15 Quad of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther, Hannah Joy and Alanna Dolan, there was no time to rest!

On Sunday, our rowers raced for their respective schools at the National Schools Regatta, racing hard to the line in heats, time trials and finals to secure best possible place for their school (the title of the ‘Best Rowing School’ is awarded based on a scoring system, with points awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place).

Intermediate School Killorglin came out on top with two wins. First, in the Women’s Junior 15 Double Scull of Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue and the Women’s Junior 15 Quad of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther, Molly O’Grady and Alanna Dolan.

Michael O’Connor made the final of the Men’s Junior 16 Single Scull for the Killorglin Community College. Michael finished 4th out of the 16 entrants in the race.

Alanna Dolan, who is still under 14 raced her first race in the Under 14 Single Sculls event finishing 2nd in her final. Well done Alanna, great achievement.

Alanna also paired up with Grace O’Grady in the Women’s Junior 14 double and finished 3rd in their final.

Sean Houlihan and Shane O’Connor raced the Men’s Junior 16 Double Scull for the ISK and missed out narrowly on the first to Christian Brothers College of Cork. They also raced the Men’s Junior 16 Singles, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively with only the winner progressing to the final.

Cathal O’Donovan and Stephen O’Sullivan raced for Colaiste Na Sceilge, Cahersiveen in the Men’s Under23 Double and finished 2nd in the time trial. James McCarthy raced for the Presentation School, Milltown and finished 3rd in the second time trial. Both crews missed out on qualification to the final.

Again, well done to all athletes and big thanks to all supporters, parents and Mike Fleming for all his hard work and effort put into coaching.

Limerick Regatta 2016

…all the hard work pays off on days like today!

Three wins for Killorglin Rowing Club ladies, some close races and some more work to be done before the next event by others.

Anna Tyther and Rhiannon ODonoghue won Final 1 of the Women’s Junior 15 Double Scull. Alanna Dolan and Hannah Joy took the win in the Final 2 of the same event only a few minutes later. Mara Tracey and Molly OGrady fell short to finish second in the Final 3 of the same event.

Another victory came in the Women’s Junior 15 Quad where Mara Tracey, Rhiannon ODonoghue, Anna Tyther, Hannah Joy and Alanna Dolan rowed a superb race leading from the start and opening up a significant lead over other competitions. Their rowing was long and controlled.

The Men’s Junior 18 Four showed some great potential, fighting to the line in their heat. It was a good performance from a crew that was formed only a few weeks ago. Similarly, Sean Houlihan and Michael OConnor missed out on their final in the Men’s Junior 16 single sculls and raced a tough race in the Men’s Intermediate double scull. Caragh Edwards placed 4th in the Women’s Intermediate Single Scull final while Cathal ODonovan was second in his heat.

Well done to all of our rowers.

Another day of racing tomorrow – this time for the Schools!

Skibb Regatta Results

Huge congratulations to our super crew of Mara Treacy, Molly O’Grady, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther and Alanna Dolan on winning the Women’s Junior 15 quad in style at the Skibbereen Regatta yesterday! The girls won their race with a significant lead over Lee, Shandon and Skibbereen rowing clubs. Very well rowed girls!

The other win went to Monika Dukarska who won her heat of the Women’s Senior Single Sculls very comfortably, followed by a powerful lead in the final clocking up 7:55 and winning the Women’s Division 1 single sculls event.

The Men’s Junior 16 double scull of Sean Houlihan and Michael O’Connor finished second in their final to the Waterford BC crew, missing out on a win by only by 1.6 seconds. The sport is a game of inches!

Cathal O’Donovan raced a competitive race in the Men’s Club 2 single sculls finishing 4th overall.

Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue also raced the Women’s Junior 16 double scull finishing 4th overall. Equally determined and brave was the Women’s Junior 16 quad of Mara Treacy, Molly O’Grady, Hannah Joy and Alanna Dolan punching way above their age group, racing strong to the line and finishing 8th overall in this event.

Well done to all of our athletes. Well raced!

Our next event is the Limerick Regatta and the National Schools Rowing Championships on the 23rd and the 24th of April.

Skibbereen Regatta 2016

Best of luck to all of our athletes competing in the Skibbereen Regatta tomorrow. This is the first Grand League regatta of the season. The event is held at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Wood, Ovens, Co. Cork.

We have a very busy day ahead of us with Monika Dukarska kicking off the day with the Women’s Senior Single Sculls event at 7:30am.

Shortly after, we have the Women’s Junior 16 Quad of Mara Treacy, Molly O’Grady, Hannah Joy, Alanna Dolan and Anna Tyther racing against Muckross, Lee, Shandon, Workmans, Skibbereen, Cork and St. Michael’s rowing clubs.

Sean Houlihan and Michael O’Connor will race the Men’s Junior 16 double scull. The boys are racing at 10:40am against St. Michael’s of Limerick, Workman’s, St. Josephs, Waterford and Presentation College Cork clubs. Their final is scheduled at 1:22pm.

Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue will test the waters in the Women’s Junior 16 Double Scull in the afternoon, while Cathal O’Donovan is back into his single scull racing the Men’s Club 2 Single scull event. There is 11 competitors in Cathal’s event.

Last but not least is our Women’s Junior 15 quad of Mara Treacy, Molly O’Grady, Anna Tyther, Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Alanna Dolan racing a straight final at 4:47pm with 6 boats comping for the WJ15 quad title.

Best of luck guys!

Regatta Winners

Congratulations to our athletes winning five races at the weekend. We won the Men’s Junior 16 Double Scull, Women’s Senior Single Scull, Women’s Club 1 Single Scull and the Women’s Junior 15 Double Scull at the Neptune Regatta and the Women’s Junior 15 Quad at the Commercial Regatta in Dublin.
Well done to all!

Our next event is the Skibbereen Regatta on Saturday, the 9th and Sunday, the 10th of April. Monika will also race in the National University Rowing Championships on Friday, the 8th of April for the Institute of Technology Tralee.

Photograph by Mr. Paul Dolan.Commercial and Neptune

Neptune & Commercial Regattas

Regatta Report

Another regatta season is underway! With little to no racing done over the winter months due to adverse weather, we were excited to travel to Dublin and compete in two events, the Naptune and Commercial regattas on Saturday and Sunday, the 2nd and 3rd of April. The events were held over 1,200m on the River Liffey, Islandbridge with a large number of entries in underage and senior categories. The races were side by side with two crews competing at a time, with the winner taking it all and progressing further in the competition, through to quarterfinals, semifinals and eventually reaching the final.

Marie O’Connor raced to victory in the Women’s Club Single scull winning her event comfortably. Two Killorglin double sculls reached the final of the Women’s Junior 15 double scull event at the Neptune regatta. The crew of Mara Treacy and Molly O’Grady got through to the final only to meet the second Killorglin double crew of Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue. The girls were eyeballing each other all the ways down the course, rowing neck in neck till the closing meters of the race when Anna and Rhiannon pulled through to win the overall prize.

Michael O’Connor and Sean Houlihan had only one event to focus on during the weekend and that was the Men’s Junior 16 double scull. The boys aim to position themselves as the leaders in this boat category from the start of the 2016 regatta season. They raced Portora Boat Club in their heat, Commercial RC in the semifinal and Neptune RC in the final, winning all races easily with at least a boat length of an advantage. At Commercial Regatta boys got through the quarter finals, semifinals and raced the final against Waterford BC crew and missed out narrowly on the win in the closing stages of the race.

At the Naptune Regatta the Women’s Junior 15 Quad of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther, Hannah Joy and Alanna Dolan missed out on a final after hitting the bouy in the SemiFinal and being subsequently disqualified. The girls won their Semifinal comfortably against St Michaels but were unlucky with the umpire’s decision. This didn’t stop the girls from taking the overall title the following day in the Commercial Regatta. The girls fought to the line and took the win from the Neptune Rowing Club. It showed a great spirit and a lot of determination to get over their misfortune at Neptune Regatta and fight again the following race and the following day.

This time, we have also an entry in the Women’s Senior Single Scull with Monika Dukarska returning to represent Killorglin in this boat category. Monika raced Garda Boat Club in the heat and the final, winning boat races comfortably. .Monika made a decision to put everything on one card and has set her sight on the single scull boat for the 2016 rowing season and beyond. Monika finished second at the National trials after approx. 6 weeks in the single and now is competing in this event category nationally and all being well, also internationally later on in the season.

Total wins in the Neptune Regatta: Men’s Junior 16 double scull, Women’s Junior 15 double scull, Women’s Senior Single Scull, women’s Club Single scull.

Total wins in the Commercial Regatta: Women’s Junior 15 quad

Congratulation to all of our athletes on a great weekend of rowing. Also big thanks to our coach Michael Fleming and all parents and supporters who travelled to Dublin.

Our next event is the Skibbereen Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, the 9th and 10th of April. Monika Dukarska will race the Women’ Senior Single Sculls for IT Tralee at the University Championships of Ireland on Friday, the 8th of April. All events are held at the National rowing Centre in Inniscarra, Co. Cork.

 

 

Neptune and Commercial Regatta 2016

Another regatta season is underway! With little to no racing done over the winter months due to adverse weather, we are excited to travel to Dublin and compete in two events, the Naptune and Commercial regattas on Saturday and Sunday, the 2nd and 3rd of April. The events are held over 1,200m on the River Liffey, Islandbridge with a large number of entries in underage and senior categories. The races are side by side with two crews competing at a time, with the winner taking it all and progressing further in the competition, through to quarterfinals, semifinals and eventually reaching the final.

The crews out on Saturday are as follow: the Women’s Junior 15 doubles of Mara Treacy and Molly O’Grady and the second crew of Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue. The girls will race Carlow Rowing Club and Castleconnell Boat Club respectively.

Michael O’Connor and Sean Houlihan have only one event to focus on during the weekend and that is the Men’s Junior 16 double scull. The boys will aim to position themselves as the leaders in this boat category from the start of the 2016 regatta season. They will race Portora Boat Club in their heat.

The Women’s Junior 15 Quad consists of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther, Hannah Joy and Alanna Dolan. This is their first competitive outing in this crew combination and the girl will race against either the Portadown B.C. or Graiguenamanagh RC, depending on who wins that race earlier in the day.

Marie O’Connor is taking on the nation in the Women’s Club Single scull, having raced the single scull in 2015 and winning a number of Head of the River events.

This time, we have also an entry in the Women’s Senior Single Scull with Monika Dukarska returning to represent Killorglin in this boat category. Monikia will race Garda B.C in the heat in the morning. Monika made a decision to put everything on one card and has set her sight on the single scull boat for the 2016 rowing season and beyond. Monika finished second at the National trials after approx. 6 weeks in the single and now is competing in this event category nationally and all being well, also internationally later on in the season.

The same crews are racing again on Sunday in the Commercial Regatta.

Best of luck to all the crews and safe journey to our athletes and supporters.

Dublin – here we come!

Results will be available on the www.rowingireland.ie website or here: http://www.rowingireland.ie/regattas/359/events/.

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