Killorglin rowers will take to the water this Saturday, the 5th of September, with the hope of salvaging their rowing season and putting the hard work done over the last few months into good use. The Bantry Offshore Regatta is the only regatta preceding the National Offshore Rowing Championships, which are scheduled for the end of September in Portmagee in Co. Kerry.
With events cancelled across all codes of rowing (river, coastal and offshore), we look forward to competing in the regatta in the following races:
The Women’s Junior 18 double of Katie Boyle and Airida Mateviciute will take on crews from Arklow, Portmagee and Rosscarbery.
The women’s squad of Rhiannon ODonoghue, Zoe Hyde, Katie Boyle, Molly Sullivan, Eimear ODonovan and Laoise Murphy, Anna Tyther, Airida Mateviciute, Mara Treacy will compete in the Women’s Coxed Quad event with 6 crews entered, Kilmacsimon, Castletownshend, Ring and Portmagee.
Sean Houlihan will race the Men’s Solo, which attracted 14 entries. Similarly, the Women’s Solo event has 13 entries and Killorglin will be represented by Zoe Hyde and Celine Kavanagh.
Later in the afternoon, Killorglin girls will compete in the Women’s U18 quad. The crew of Laoise Murphy, Airida Mateviciute, Katie Boyle, Lily Gallagher coxed by Eimear O’Donovan, will take on crews from Arklow, Myross, Kilmacsimon, Pormagee and Galley Flash.
To finish off the day, we have three doubles entered across women’s and men’s categories. Making his return, Conor Murphy will team up with Sean Houlihan and challenge for titles with 11 boats entered in this event. In the Women’s Double sculls, we have Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Molly Sullivan taking on their teammates, Anna Tyther and Zoe Hyde with total of 8 entries in this event.
The very best of luck to all our athletes.
The event will be held in Bantry Airstrip in line with Rowing Ireland Covid-19 guidelines. We look forward to a safe and enjoyable weekend of rowing! It has been way too long!