Skibbereen Regatta 2017

The hottest weekend of 2017 brings about the first Grand League Regatta of the season! If you thought over 300 crews competing is a lot, this weekend 637 crews will take to the water at the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra, Co. Cork.

Racing takes place over two days, Saturday and Sunday and runs from 11am to 7pm on Saturday and 8:30am to 3pm on Sunday.

All races except for junior 15 and junior 14, which are straight finals over 1500m and 1000m respectively are run over 2000m distance and are side by side. Each race will have a maximum of 6 competitions racing as fast as possible over the distance. The time alone will decide the fastest 6 that will go to final A and so on.

First off for the Club is Monika Dukarska in the heat of the Women’s Senior Single Scull. That race kicks off at 11:31am where Monika faces Sanita Puspure, Irish Rio Olympian. The final of that race is scheduled to take place at 2:15pm.

The Women’s Junior 16 quad of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Molly O’Grady and anna Tyther coxed by Alanna Dolan and the Women’s Club quad of Eimear O’Donovan, Anna Griffin, Jessica Lee, Katie Boyle coxed by Airida Mateviciute race at 12:15 and 12:23 respectively. The J16 girls face competition from Muckross, Skibbereen, Flesk Valley, Workmens, Carlow and Tralee Rowing Clubs, while the Club quad takes on crews from Cork, Lee, Garda and Lee Rowing Clubs.

Next out is James McCarthy at 12:27 in the Men’s Junior 18A single scull. James starts in lane 3 with 22 entries in his event.

Airida Mateviciute hopes to defend her title in the Women’s Junior 14 single that she earned at Commercial Regatta. Airida races at 13:40. There are 10 entries in this event.

The day concludes with the Women’s Junior 16 eights race, The crew of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Anna Tyther, Anna Griffin, Katie Boyle, Molly O’Grady, Alanna Dolan and Emma Houlihan coxed by Eimear O’Donovan faces stiff competition from Lee and Coláiste Iognáid, Galway Clubs.

Sunday kicks off with James McCarthy racing the Men’s Junior 18 B single sculls race at 8:58am followed by Alanna Dolan racing the Women’s Junior 15 Single scull final against Shandon, Cappoquin, Skibbereen, Cork and Castleconnell clubs. That race is scheduled to take place at 10:05am.

The final race of the regatta for us is the Women’s Junior 15 quad of Alanna Dolan, Anna Griffin, Katie Boyle, Emma Houlihan coxed by Mara Treacy at 12:10pm. The competitors include Lee, Workmans, Carlow, Castleconnell clubs.

Lastly, big thanks to Fionnan McCarthy for bringing the boats to the Regatta.

Best of luck to all of our athletes and enjoy what is said to be a very sunny and tropical weather this weekend.The-National-Rowing-Centre

February Monthly Draw – Results

February Monthly Draw – Results

Congratulations to our February Monthly Draw winners.

1st Sinead Houlihan

2nd Fergus Foley

3rd Paul Bennet

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 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

Church Gate Collection 25th & 26th March 2017

Thank you to all who kindly supported our annual Church Gate Collection .Your donations are very much appreciated. We a voluntary organisation and depend heavily on the support of the local Community especially now, as our membership continues to grow.

We look forward to the upcoming racing season and representing Killorglin all over Ireland.

Thank you

Thank you also to all parents and athletes who collected for the club on the day.

The Kerry Head of the River was a great success!

We were blessed with a glorious sunny day for the return of the Kerry Head of the River on the 11th March.  We had 90 entries from SMRC, Fermoy, Lee Valley, Muckross, Tralee, Workmens, Kenmare, Commericals, St. Brendan’s and Flesk Valley. It was very well supported and ran like clockwork and we want to say big thank you to all the clubs, rowers, parents and supporters for attending the event, racing and helping out. The event could not happen without your support and it is always greatly appreciated; the event was a marvellous success and thanks to your cooperation and enthusiasm towards rowing and racing it is scheduled again for January 27th 2018.

The results are now available on the Rowing Ireland website:…/_2017%20Kerry%20Head%20of%20t…                              and on our Twitter page @killorglinrowin.

You can also see more photographs up on our Facebook page and a big thank you to @velocitylens and #JustLookAtTheLensPhotography for the superb photos.

We hope you enjoyed this sunny, calm and warm Saturday afternoon and we look forward to seeing you all at races throughout the year. Well done to you all and best of luck for the rest of the season.

Kerry Head of the River returns at the end of January 2018.

Cork Head of River 11th February 2017

Cork Head of River 11th February 2017

Well done girls on your performances, first race of 2017 done and dusted onwards and upwards.

The women’s Junior 16 quad of Mara Treacy, Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Molly O’Grady, Anna Tyther coxed by Alanna Dolan won in a time of 12:55.1

followed by Lee Rowing Club in second in a time of 13:06.5.

The Results are as follows:

 Women’s J16 4X+, Fixed , HEAD 1 , 09:30

25 Killorglin 12:55.1 26 Lee 13:06.5  24 Graiguenam 13:28.3  27 Skibbereen  14:26.6

22 Cork  14:40.3  23 Fermoy 14:57.1

Women’s Club 2 4X+, Fixed , HEAD 1 , 09:30

13 Clonmel   13:19.5  14 Cork 13:34.3  16 SMRC 13:50.3  15 Killorglin  14:59.1

The Women’s Club 2 quad of Eimear O’Donovan, Chloe Curran, Orla McCarthy and Emma Houlihan coxed by Alanna Dolan were fourth.

This was the girl’s first competitive race together. Well done.

Women’s J16 2X, Fixed , HEAD 3 , 12:00

The women’s junior 16 double of Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Anna Tyther were 5th, with Lee Rowing Club taking the win.

66 Lee 14:15.7  62 Cork 14:23.7  67 Shandon 14:24.4  61 Clonmel 15:07.1

65 Killorglin 15:32.0  63 Fermoy (A) 15:36.7 68 Waterford  16:01.2