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! 😉

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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!

Munster Award

Congratulations to our Club Chairman and Head Coach, Michael G Fleming on receipt of the Munster Award at the Rowing Ireland AGM today. This award recognises Michael’s ongoing commitment to rowing in Ireland and his achievements in all codes of rowing, river, coastal and offshore. Last year Killorglin athletes won a championship in all three codes. Moreover, in 2019 alone, the Club was represented at Homes, Coupe, Junior and Senior World Championships and achieved an Olympic qualification.  

Congratulations Michael well deserved and thank you for your ongoing work at the Club.

IWD 2020

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day and we wish to celebrate all females involved in our Club as well as in sport in general. Killorglin Rowing Club is proud to support women of all ages and sporting abilities to fulfil their sporting potential and we are great advocates for the 20×20 movement, which aims to achieve a 20% increase in media coverage of women in sport, increase female participation at all levels of sport and attendance at women’s games/events by 20%.

The ‘SHE CAN’T SEE, SHE CAN’T BE’ initiative is an innovative way to start and continue to create greater parity and opportunities for girls/females in sport and increase visibility of same.

Our rowers have achieved tremendous successes over the years and many female rowers have represented Ireland at international stage in rowing. By creating female role models, we encourage the next generation to take up the sport, fulfil their sporting potential and stay involved in the sport to create the next generation of healthy, active women.

#CantSeeCantBe #IWD #IWD2020 #KillorglinRowingClub #GirlsPower #Equality

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Skibereen Head Of River Results

On an extremely cold Saturday morning, KRC made the journey to The Marina, Cork for the Skibereen HOR.

Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Zoe Hyde came 1st in the WS 2X.  In the WC1 2X, Katie Boyle and Amy Rieck were placed 3rd.

Airida Matevicute and Laoise Murphy took 1st place in the WJ14 2x and 2nd place in the WJ152x.

Th WI 4x+ crew of Katie Boyle, Anna Tyther, Zoe Hyde, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, coxed by Eimear O’Donovan took another 1st place for the club.

KRC had 2 teams in the WJ14 4x+.  Team A, Georgia O’Shea, Meabh Crowley, Amy Kelly Ava O’Malley coxed by Eimear O’Donovan were placed 7th.  Team B, Summer McCarthy, Meabh Crowley, Amy Kelly, Ava O’Malley coxed by Eimear O’Donovan were placed 5th.