World Coastal Rowing Champs’ statistics – Ireland

Did you know that 8 out of the 9 medals won for Ireland at the World Coastal Rowing Championships were won by Killorglin Rowing Club rowers? Oh yeah! #RealDeal #Leaders #OffshoreChampions




2017 Irish Offshore Rowing Championships

Killorglin Rowing Club athletes participated in the National Offshore Rowing Championships in Arklow on Saturday, the 9th of September. The race took place over 4 kilometres on an open sea and included 7 turns.

Well done to our medal winners; these are:

Champion in the Women’s Single and reigning World Champion – Monika Dukarska

Bronze medal in the Women’s Single – Jessica Lee

Bronze medal in the Women’s Quad – Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther, Eimear O’Donovan and Deirdre Leahy.

Also, well done to our Men’s Double of Sean Houlihan and Michael Sheehan who finished 5th, Celine Kavanagh in the Women’s Single – 6th and James McCarthy in the Men’s Single – 7th overall. Well done to all on their great performances, for majority of the rowers this was their first ever Offshore Rowing competition!

Big thanks to Arklow Rowing Club for hosting such a successful event.

Irish Offshore Rowing Championships

Good luck to all Killorglin athletes racing in the Irish Offshore Rowing Championships 2017 next weekend.

Monika will lead a team of 11 rowers, who are set to race in the Women’s Single (Monika Dukarska, Jessica Lee, Celine Kavanagh), Women’s Quad (Cox Deirdre Leahy, Mara Tracy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther and Eimear O’Donovan), Men’s Single (James McCarthy) and Men’s Double (Sean Houlihan, Michael Sheehan) events.

Athletes will race on an open sea over a 4km course (with 7 turning buoys) along Arklow’s South Beach. The event kicks off on Saturday, the 9th of September with A and B Finals scheduled for Sunday.

Winners of our Monthly Draw

Winners of our Monthly Draw

Sincere congratulations to our July Monthly Draw Winners: Mr. Michael M O’Connor (1st prize), Ms. Breda O’Connor (2nd prize) and Mrs. Elaine & Michael Scannell (1st prize). Our next draw will be held at out next Management Committee meeting which is scheduled for the end of June.

There is plenty of time left to sign up to be included in the next draw! It’s simple – e-mail us with your intent to enter the draw (at 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 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!

Puck Fair Festival – Raffle Winners

Killorglin Rowing Club Puck Fair Raffle

Firstly, big thank you to all of you who supported the club over the Puck Fair festival! We were delighted with the response to our ‘Pull Like a Dog at Puck’ competition and the raffle itself, which was supported by local businesses and Club members with 16 raffle prizes donated in total!

A special thank you goes to Mrs. Jackie O’Connor – the owner of the wonderful Rumours Bistro in Glenbeigh for kindly allowing us to use her premises on the Square in Killorglin. The location and the premises itself made a huge difference to our collection. The premises are currently for sale/let, for anyone thinking of starting a business or relocating to Killorglin.

Secondly, well done to our raffle winners as well as our rowing competitors, who placed on top of the board and pulled the fastest score over the 250m in respective categories.

Finally, we hope that you all enjoyed the three days of Puck as much as we did and we hope to see you all again next year, with more prizes to be won!

Again, on behalf of all at Killorglin Rowing Club – thank you!

The winners of the raffle are:

  1. Susan Godwin – Nespresso Coffee Machine sponsored by Topline Boyles, Killorglin
  2. Aiman Sheehan – Hamper sponsored by Houlihan Buses
  3. Patricia Foley – Hamper sponsored by O’Donoghue Electrical
  4. Sylvia Damper –Hamper sponsored by The Invite Hub
  5. Paul O’Sullivan – Bottle of Dingle Vodka – Dingle Distillery
  6. Paudie O’Connor – Bottle of Dingle Gin – Dingle Distillery
  7. Margarete Hicky – Set of two towels by Linen Mills
  8. Gladis O’Sullivan –Vichy cosmetics sponsoder by Mulvihills Pharmacy Killorglin
  9. Shane McElroy – Fuel Voucher sponsored by SPAR Express, Killorglin
  10. Aidan O’Shea – Signed copy of ‘Beyond the limits’ adventure book by Ranulph Fiennes
  11. Tadeusz – Signed copy of ‘Beyond the limits’ adventure book by Ranulph Fiennes
  12. Nick Bentens – Signed copy of ‘Beyond the limits’ adventure book by Ranulph Fiennes
  13. Brendan McGovern – Signed copy of ‘Beyond the limits’ adventure book by Ranulph Fiennes
  14. William Mangan – Signed copy of ‘Beyond the limits’ adventure book by Ranulph Fiennes
  15. Aidan Clifford – Voucher to The Boatyard Restaurant in Dingle sponsored by The Boatyard Restaurant.
  16. Pat Curran – Voucher to The Hair Studio salon, Killorglin sponsored by The Hair Studio.

Congratulation to our lucky winners and thank you for purchasing the raffle lines at our Puck Fair collection. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Learn to Row Camps

Great NEWS!

Avail of an opportunity to learn how to row in a premier rowing Club in Co. Kerry!

Killorglin Rowing Club is delighted to announce two Learn to Row camps scheduled for the following dates:

Monday, the 31st of July to Wednesday, the 2nd of August @10am-2pm each day and Monday, the 7th to Wednesday, the 9th of August @3pm-7pm each day.

Spread the word, share the poster and don’t miss an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of our recent World, European and Olympic rowing medallists including our own World Coastal Rowing Champion – Monika Dukarska.

Camp for adults will take place in late August.

To book a place please e-mail: or text 087-0611824.

Applications close Friday, the 28th of July & 4th of August. Places are limited.

Learn to Row Camp 2017