Three KRC rowers compete at National Trials this weekend

The very best of luck to Monika Dukarska, Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Sean Houlihan who have been invited to the final trial, which will decide the Irish rowing team for the World Cup I (Senior), World Junior Championships and Coupe de la Jaunesse (European Junior championships).

The event takes place over three days, from Friday to Sunday at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Woods, Ovens, Co. Cork. All athletes will first compete individually in the single sculls, followed by crew boat testing and matrix speed testing, if required.

Congratulations to all our triallists for getting so far in the trialling process and good luck at the weekend.

Results will be available on the Rowing Ireland (www.rowingireland.ie) website throughout the weekend.

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Lee Sprint Regatta results

Big well done to all athletes who competed at Lee Sprints regatta recently. The results were as follows:

Sean Houlihan won the Men’s Junior 18 single sculls

Anna Tyther & Rhiannon O’Donoghue won the Women’s Junior Double Scull

Womens Club Quad of  Eimear O’Donovan, Katie Boyle, Rhiannon O’Donoghue & Anna Tyther with David O’Donoghue as cox won their race comfortably.

Airida Mateviciute won both the junior 12 and junior 14 single sculls.

Eimear O’Donovan & Katie Boyle took 2nd place the Women’s Club double; Anna Tyther took silver in the Women’s Club single sculls. Similarly, Airida Mateviciute, Olivia moriarty and Laoise Murphy placed 2nd in the Women’s Junior 15 single and the Women’s Junior 14 double respectively.

Our Women’s Junior 15 quad of  Olivia Moriarty, Airida Mateviciute, Clara Wharton, Caitlin Cahillane with Laoise Murphy coxing place third overall.

Well done to all competitors. That’s a total of 5 wins; 4 silvers and 1 bronze for the Club.

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Lee Sprint Regatta

best of luck to Killorglin athletes competing at Lee Sprints Regatta this Saturday, the 12th of May on the Marina in Cork.

We will compete in 13 event, with our youngest competitor – Airida Mateviciute racing the Women’s Junior 12 Single Sculls. Sean Houlihan will contest the Men’s Junior 18 single sculls with 23 scullers entered in this event. Rhiannon O’Donoghue races the Womens Junior 18 event and later teams up with Anna Tyther to race the junior double. Marcus Lavery has two sculling races, the Men’s junior 15 and 14 single sculls with 23 and 21 crews entered respectively. Eimear O’Donovan, Katie Boyle, Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Anna Tyther team up to race the Women’s Club quad taking on crews from Cork, Clonmel, Workmans, Lee and Cappoquin rowing clubs. Clara Wharton, Caitlin Cahillane, Olivia Moriarty, Laoise Murphy and Airida Mateviciute race a number of events ranging from junior 14 single sculls to Women’s Junior 15 quad. The regatta is run over 500m course providing great entertainment for spectators. Good luck to all rowers and hopefully the weather will hold up.

Link to live results: https://tinyurl.com/leeregatta

#GoKillorglin

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Monthly Draw – Winners

Congratulations to our Monthly Raffle winners!

Thank you to all our subscribers for your continued support!

The next draw will be held at our next Management Committee meeting which is scheduled for the end of March.

There is plenty of time left to sign up to be included in the October draw! It’s simple – e-mail us with your intent to enter the draw (at killorglinrowingclub@gmail.com) and we will get a short form out to you – once returned to your bank – you are in! It is only €8 per month (€2 per week or €96 per year (can be paid in full by cheque also)) with €200 worth of prizes to be won every month.

Three winners guaranteed each month, so don’t delay – get aboard!

Do something good for yourself and the Community as 100% of funds (excl. monthly prizes) go towards the Club!

Kerry Head of the River – new date

Following bad spell of weather and cancellation of number of rowing events around the country, the club is delighted to announce that Kerry Head of the River is now rescheduled to Saturday, the 24th of March in Killorglin. The event attracted over 130 entries this year and we hope that many will return for what promises to be a spectacular early spring event. More information will be available in due course.

We look forward to welcoming all Clubs to Killorglin.

National Trials

Congratulations to Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Anna Tyther attending the final long distance national trials in the National Rowing Centre on Saturday and Sunday, the 18th and 19th of January. In particular well done to Rhiannon for making the second day of racing, with only top 18 junior women in the country making it through to crew boat testing.

Also well done to Monika Dukarska for representing the Club at the senior trials on the 24th and 25th of January.  Monika was the top performing single sculler in the country. Monika returned from the overseas camp in Sabaudia Italy, where she spent 2 weeks training with the Irish team.

The next assessment takes place on the 24th of March.

Irish Indoor Rowing Championships (IIRC 2018)

Killorglin athletes travelled to UL Arena for the National Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday.  Airida Mateviciute raced the Women’s J13 3minutes and 500m races, winning silver and gold respectively. Marcus Lavery clocked up two PB’s in the Men’s J13 3minutes and 500m races finishing 4th and 5th respectively. Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Anna Tyther, both in their first year as junior 18’s (Junior17) finished 12th and 28th respectively out of 79 entries. Both girls achieved their personal bests finishing the 2000m race in a time of 7:34.8 and 7:46.3. Orla McCarthy won the Women’s J15 1000m race in a time of 3:46.8. She then went onto winning silver in the Women’s J15 500m competition sharing podium with Galway Rowing Club and Enniskillen Royal Boat Club. Jessica Lee won two medals for the Club in the Women’s 40 – 49 category; first bronze in the 2000m race and silver in the 500m sprint race.  Anna Tyther and Rhiannon O’Donoghue raced the Women’s Junior 18 500m sprints also finishing 10th and 6th respectively. There were 32 entries in this event with the winner clocking 1:38.2. James McCarthy finished 14th in his first year as an Under 23 achieving 6min and 29.4 sec for the 2000m. James then went onto winning silver in the Men’s Freshers 1000m for CIT and the team relay.

It is very encouraging to see the improvements made by all and medals won on the day. Well done everyone!

Indoor rowing is only a part of our rowing training and although scores are a great indication of overall fitness and ones’ ability on the machine, it is important to remember that they don’t float. So, bring on the water season!

First water event of 2018 rowing season is coming to Killorglin, Co. Kerry and Killorglin Boat Club – the Kerry Head of the River. The event promises to be a busy one with 140 crews entered and 17 clubs represented on the day! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Photos credit: Just look at the lens Photography – Stephen Kiely