Regatta entries close tomorrow

Dear all,

Just a final reminder that entries for the Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing Championships and the KFest Regatta close tomorrow (Friday, the 27th of May) at midnight.

There is still plenty of time left to enter!

Big thanks to everyone who already entered our event, we are delighted with the response and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Killorglin Rowing Club.

It will be a great weekend of racing!

Again, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

The race schedule will be circulated to all Clubs at the beginning of the week. tumblr_ngr1n3pkIL1shcjflo1_500

 

Lee Sprint Regatta, 14th of May

Congratulations to our juniors on their fantastic performances at Lee Sprint Regatta last weekend.

First win of the day went to Sean Houlihan in the Men’s Junior 16 Single Sculls. Sean raced a very strong race leading from the start and winning over Shandon, Lee and Workman’s scullers. The crew of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther, Alanna Dolan and Molly O’Grady took another victory shortly after and won the junior 16 quad with ease, against Shandon, Kenmare and Shannon crews. The girls didn’t rest on their laurels for long. In the afternoon they raced a superb race in the Women’s Junior 15 quad to win with clear water advantage over Lee, Shandon, Shannon and Skibbereen crews.

We had a number of races with close finishes, Caragh Edwards and Marie O’Connor were 2nd in the Women’s Club Double Scull. Rhiannon O’Donoghue missed out on the win in the Women’s Junior 15 Single Scull by a bow ball, while our Women’s Junior 16 doubles, both in men and women categories (crews of Sean Houlihan and Michael O’Connor & Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue) also finished second in their races. The Lee Rowing Club crew piped us in the Women’s Junior 15 double race in the afternoon and the crew of Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue finished 2nd overall. Similarly, the girls just missed out in the women’s Junior 16 Double Scull to Workman’s Crew of Killarney.

Stephen O’Sullivan was 3rd in the Men’s Club Single Sculls, likewise Molly O’Grady and Mara Tracey finished 3rd in the Women’s Junior 15 double final.

Well do to all our rowers on a good day’s work and great racing.

Our next event is the Metropolitan Grand League regatta in Blessington, Co. Wicklow on the 28th of May. We will have juniors as well as Seniors in action!

June Bank holiday weekend – Rowing Festival

Don’t miss a great spectacle of rowing on the River Laune in Killorglin on the 4th, 5th and 6th of June.

Killorglin Rowing Club is pleased to host the first ever, Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing Championships on the 4th of June with Schools all over Kerry competing in the One-Design coastal boats. It is the first event of its kind organised in Ireland, with coastal rowers representing their prospective schools. With coastal rowing activity on a rise and some 27 secondary schools in Kerry, it is an event not to be missed! Medals will be awarded to the winners of each event with points awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each race category. The school with the greatest amount of points will win the 2016 Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing perpetual trophy.  The events on offer include under 14, 16, 18 and 23 boys, girls and mixed crews. The championships will kick off at 3:30pm.

We will also run the annual Killorglin Coastal Rowing Regatta in conjunction with the KFest on the 5th and 6th of June. The Killorglin Coastal Regatta is open to all coastal rowing clubs in Kerry with medals awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The events range from under 12 to senior and veteran categories. Racing will start at 4pm on the 5th and 5pm on the 6th of June.

Killorglin Rowing Club is delighted to coincide the rowing festival with the KFest again this year and run the first even Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing Championships.

Don’t forget to visit Killorglin Rowing Club during the KFest, enjoy the great atmosphere by the river and cheer on your crews. Great fun guaranteed!

 

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!