KSCR championships & Harvest Regatta 2017

The Management Committee of Killorglin Rowing Club sincerely regrets to inform, that the Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing Championship (KSCRC), which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, the 3rd of June has been postponed due to low water levels and a very low tide expected for the June bank holiday weekend.

Likewise, the KFest Regatta is now postponed and rebranded as the ‘Harvest Regatta’.

The KSCR championship event is now scheduled to take place on Friday, the 8th of September at 5:30pm on the River Laune in Killorglin.

The Harvest Regatta – the last One Design Regatta of the 2017 season, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, the 9th and 10th of September at 6pm and 7pm respectively.

The Management truly apologises for any inconvenience caused and we look forward to welcoming your Club to Killorglin in September to compete in the Kerry Schools Coastal Rowing Championship and the Harvest Regatta.

Castleconnell Sprints Regatta 6th May 2017

Killorglin rowers come out on top with eight wins at the Castleconnell Sprints Regatta on Saturday, the 6th of May. The event took place on the River Shannon over 500 meters 5-lane buoyed course with races taking place every 5 minutes.

The first win went to Laoise Murphy and Airida Mateviciute in the Women’s Junior 12 double. The girls took a lead with three boat lengths advantage over two Castleconnell crews.

The Women’s Junior 18 quad was next. The crew of Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Molly O’Grady, Anna Tyther and Katie Boyle, coxed by Mara Treacy, showed a very strong and dominant performance winning with half of a boat length lead over Workmen’s Rowing Club in second.

Sean Houlihan won the Men’s Junior 18 single scull, taking a break from the books in preparation for his Leaving Cert examination and making a statement that he is the one to watch in 2018. Sean has another season in this age category.

Killorglin girls took all Junior 16 sculling titles.

The first win went to Rhiannon O’Donoghue in the Women’s Junior 16 single.

Rhiannon and Anna Tyther teamed up in the Women’s Junior 16 double, winning the race convincingly.

Mara Treacy and Molly O’Grady joined the pair in the Women’s Junior 16 quad, bagging a third medal in this age category.

Airida Mateviciute took to the water later in the afternoon in the Women’s Junior 14 single winning the race against much older competitors. Airida’s length and feel for the boat pays dividends.

The Women’s Junior 15 quad of Alanna Dolan, Airida Mateviciute, Emma Houlihan, Katie Boyle and coxed by Mara Treacy, were also victorious. The girls had a two boat lengths advantage over Lee, Carlow, Fermoy and Colaiste Iognaid boat clubs.

Michael Sheahan and Nathan Houlihan raced their first regatta,a performing well in the Men’s Club double and the Men’s Club quad joined by Sean Houlihan and Michael O’Connor.

Orla McCarthy, Eimear O’Donovan, Molly O’Grady and Emma Houlihan also raced well in the Women’s Club quad missing out on a win by a short margin.

Big well done to all the athletes for their performances at the weekend. It was a very rewarding event for the work put into training by rowers and coaches.

March Monthly Draw – Results

Congratulations to our March Monthly Draw winners.

1st Noel Shanahan

2nd Jim Burns

3rd Mark O’Connor

Thank you to all our monthly draw subscribers for your continued support. We greatly appreciate it.

This draw is a vital source of income for the Club, and new subscribers are always welcome! With guaranteed three winners each month and a monthly subscription of only €8.00 (or €2 per week or €96 per year), this is a draw that cannot be missed. Enter today, email us on killorglinrowingclub@gmail.com.

Limerick and Irish Schools Regattas Report

Congratulations to our Juniors ladies that have had a very successful weekend. The Limerick Regatta took place on Saturday, the 23rd of April, followed by the National Schools Championships on Sunday.

Both events were run at O’Brien’s Bridge over a four-lane, 1,500 metres buoyed course.

The first win of the weekend went to Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Griffin, Katie Boyle, Anna Tyther and Mara Treacy representing Killorglin Rowing Club at Limerick Regatta. The girls won the Women’s Junior 16 quad race with 12 competitors entered in this event and had a clean sweep at both the heat and the final.

On Sunday, the Women’s Junior 16 quad crew of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Molly O’Grady, Anna Tyther and Alanna Dolan represented the Intermediate School Killorglin at the 12th Irish Schools Championships and won their race easily against two Laurel Hill and Leo’s of Carlow crews in the final. There were 16 Schools entered in the event on Sunday, with Laurel Hill claiming the overall victory as the best school at the Regatta.

The Schools regatta attracted a record number of entries this year with almost 500 crews from over 70 schools across the country travelling to the event. The Schools Regatta started in 2006, and the Intermediate School Killorglin won the Victor Ludorum Trophy in 2007 and 2011 for the most successful school at the Regatta.

Big thanks to Michael G Fleming for his continued hard work and dedication to prepare the girls for events and Fionan McCarthy for looking after the logistics and getting the boats to the Regatta. The Club and the athletes greatly appreciate it.

Limerick and National Schools Regattas

Best of luck to Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Griffin, Katie Boyle, Anna Tyther and Mara Treacy representing the Club at Limerick Regatta in O’Briens Bridge today. The girls are competing in the Women’s Junior 16 quad. There are 12 entries in the event. First race is at 9:44am followed by a final later in the afternoon.

The Limerick regatta as well as the Irish Schools regatta, which takes place on Sunday, the 23rd of April is run over a four-lane, 1,500 metre buoyed course.

The Schools regatta attracted a record number of entries this year with almost 500 crews from over 70 schools across the country travelling to the event. The Schools Regatta started in 2006 and the Intermediate School Killorglin won the Victor Ludorum Trophy in 2007 and 2011 for the most successful school at the Regatta.

Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Molly O’Grady, Anna Tyther and Alanna Dolan will represent the Intermediate School Killrglin this Sunday in the Women’s Junior 16 quad. There are 16 entries in this race category. That race is at 10am.

Also, best of luck to James McCarthy racing for the Presentation Secondary School Milltown in the Men’s Under23 single, double and a four.

Best of luck to all of our athletes at the weekend #GoKillorglin

Monthly Raffle

Would you like to support Killorglin Rowing Club and be with a chance to win up to €100 in our monthly raffle? It’s possible!

Please email killorglinrowingclub@gmail.com and sign up for our monthly draw. It costs only €8 per month (or €2 per week or €96 per year). It’s so little but can make such a big difference to our club. Don’t wait up and join today and spread the word. Our next raffle takes place at the end of April!