Thank you LocalSolicitor.ie

Earlier this year, we were delighted to announce that the LocalSolicitor.ie – a law firm located in Lusk Co. Dublin, providing general legal services, is one of our sponsors this year!

Liam Fitzgerald, originally from Killorglin, is well aware of the work being done in his home town and we are absolutely delighted to have Liam supporting the Club for the 2022 rowing season.

This sponsorship has allowed us to continue to provide the highest standard of training and ensure our athletes can continue to proudly represent their Club, town and country and most importantly, enjoy the sport of rowing.

Earlier this month, we have delivered three National Championship titles, two at the Junior and one at the Senior Championships of Ireland, with international season beginning for some of our members. It is exciting to see how much a relatively small rowing Club in Killorglin can do with the support of passionate, supportive and likeminded people.

What does our sponsor do?

Liam at LocalSolicitor.ie provides general legal services from his office in Lusk, Co. Dublin. You can contact Liam on: (01) 843 8138, or liam@localsolicitor.ie

The Community Support Fund 2021

The Management and Members of the Club would like to thank Kerry County Council for the allocation of funding to the Club under the 2021 Community Support fund. The funds will be used to offset the running costs of the Club.

We are very grateful for the support and assistance so that we can continue to deliver rowing services to the highest standard, produce champions of the future and ensure that everyone can experience and enjoy River Laune.

KRC Management

Monthly Draw Results

Congratulations to all our February Monthly Draw Winners.

Thank you sincerely for your ongoing support, the monthly draw is a vital fundraiser for the club contributing to our annual insurance costs. Would you like to support the Club and be in with chance of winning next month?

Email: killorglinrowingclub@gmail.com to sign up, it’s only €8 per month or €2 per week. The draw takes place on the first Saturday of each month. Good luck everyone.

Monthly Draw Results

Congratulations to all our January Monthly Draw Winners.

Thank you sincerely for your ongoing support, the monthly draw is a vital fundraiser for the club contributing to our annual insurance costs.

Would you like to support the Club and be in with chance of winning next month?

Email: killorglinrowingclub@gmail.com to sign up, it’s only €8 per month or €2 per week.

The draw takes place on the first Saturday of each month. Good luck everyone.

Two medals on day two of the National Offshore Championships!

Monika Dukarska successfully defended her championship title in the Women’s Solo event with Zoe Hyde placing second ahead of Healy from Arklow. Both ladies secured their placing early in the race and were not challenged.

Conor Murphy and Sean Houlihan had a good race in the Men’s Double scull final this morning, placing 9th overall.

We would like to thank Wicklow, Muckross, Portmagee, Ring and Courtmacksherry Rowing Clubs for the use of their boats and assistance at the weekend, we greatly appreciate your help. Also big thanks to everyone who travelled to see us compete and helped at the weekend! Thank you!  

Photos to follow! 😉

Day 1 National Offshore Champs

Splendid weekend for Killorglin athletes!

The Women’s Quad of Rhiannon ODonoghue, Monika Dukarska, Zoe Hyde and Molly Sullivan coxed by Deirdre Leahy retain their championship status for another year! The defending champions had a superb start, leading the field early and taking the first buoy two lengths ahead of Castletownshend crew. Killorglin B crew of Eimear ODonovan, Mara Treacy, Katie Boyle and Anna Tyther coxed by Brian Whelton finished close 4th with Cairndhu crew crossing the line in third.

Sean Houlihan and Conor Murphy had a superb race to the line to qualify for the final in the Men’s Double. The final takes place tomorrow at 9:30am.

We nearly had 3 Killorglin doubles on the podium in the Women’s double event with Monika Dukarska and Rhiannon O’Donoghue storing to victory (they were the defending champions!) with Zoe Hyde and Katie Boyle finishing second in the same event. Anna Tyther and Molly Sullivan had a very tough race, rowing neck in neck with Cairdhu and Castletownshend crews, who placed 3rd and 4th respectively, leaving Molly and Anna in 5th. It was a great race to watch!

Lastly, the Women’s solo heats have been dominated by two Killorglin ladies. Zoe won the first heat and Monika won the second heat in this event, meaning both ladies will meet tomorrow in the final, which is scheduled for 12:10pm. Monika is the defending champion in this event. We wish them both the very best of luck.

Our Club photographer for the day was Jacek Dukarski and he has told us he did over 400 pictures so be patient, we will throw some of the best ones up shortly!

National Offshore Rowing Championships 2020

The very best of luck to all Killorglin crews competing at the National Offshore Championships this weekend in Portmagee in Kerry.

The first race of the day is the Heat of the Men’s Double where we are represented by Sean Houlihan and Conor Murphy. Top 5 finish in the heat will secure a place in the final, which is scheduled for Sunday morning.

Killorglin are the defending champions in three offshore events, namely the women’s quad, women’s double, and women’s solo, with two straight finals scheduled for Saturday and one final on the Sunday. First out is the Women’s Quad with majority of the crew unchanged from last year’s championship, taking to the water in the following combination, Cox Deirdre Leahy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Monika Dukarska, Zoe Hyde and Molly Sullivan. There is a second quad entered for Killorglin, Cox Brian Whelton, Eimear O’Donovan, Mara Treacy, Anna Tyther and Katie Boyle, who will no doubt challenge last year winners, together with 10 other competitors.

The Women’s double attracted 11 entries with three boats entered by Killorglin. Monika Dukarska and Rhiannon O’Donoghue are the defending champions in this event, with Zoe Hyde competing with Katie Boyle and Anna Tyther racing with Molly Sullivan. Last year Zoe and Anna managed to secure third in this event. It will be an interesting race to watch.

Lastly, the Women’s Solo category with 21 entries in total will see Monika Dukarska racing to defend her national title, challenged by two club mates, Zoe Hyde and Celine Kavanagh, as well as strong entourage of rowers from Arklow, Kilmacsimon, Galley Flash, Castletownbere and St. Michaels rowing clubs. Ladies will race the Heat on Saturday evening and the final on Sunday. Top 5 boats qualify for the Sunday’s race.

The racing distance is 4km and it will take place in Pormagee. It is a great opportunity to see our crews competing so close to home. We wish them the very best of luck.

Stay safe everyone and row well!

Bantry Offshore Regatta Results

What a superb day for the Club!

Congratulations to our athletes and coaches on a great day’s work!

First win of the day went to Katie Boyle and Airida Mateviciute in the Women’s Double Scull. Katie and Airida joined Laoise Murphy and Lily Gallagher coxed by Eimear O’Donovan in the Women’s U18 quad, taking first in this event also.

Shortly after our senior girls produced three more wins, Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Molly Sullivan finished 1st in the Women’s Senior Double, with Zoe Hyde and Katie Boyle placing 3rd in the same event. Zoe Hyde won the Women’s Solo event easily. Then, the girls went onto winning the Women’s Senior Quad coxed by Eimear O’Donovan, bringing the total number of senior wins to three.

Sean Houlihan and Conor Murphy performed well in the Men’s Senior Solo and Double but missed the podium finish in both events, finishing well in the pack. Celine Kavanagh raced the Women’s Solo race, showing great improvements in speed also.

Big thanks to Bantry Rowing Club for staging such a great event during such a difficult time. We had a great day on and off the water! Next stop – Portmagee, for the National Offshore Rowing Championships!

Bantry Offshore Regatta

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!