June Trial Weekend cont.

Rhiannon O’Donoghue 2nd in the final race of the June national trials at the National Rowing Centre in Cork.

Well done to Rhiannon on a superb weekend of racing placing top 3 in all races over the weekend. The aim of the weekend was to test different combinations in the Women’s Pair event and identify top rowers who will contest this event in the Coupe de la Jaunesse and Home International regattas for Ireland.

Next step for Rhiannon is to race at the final selection Regatta, which is Cork Regatta scheduled for the 23rd of June. Team announcement to follow week after the event. Best of luck.


Junior Trial Weekend

Best of luck to our junior rower – Rhiannon O’Donoghue at the June national trials in Cork this weekend. Rhiannon is competing for the Women’s Junior pair event, aiming for the Coupe de la Jaunesse or Home Internationals selection for Ireland. The first day of the racing is now completed, several combinations were tested throughout the day with Rhiannon placing 2nd and 3rd respectively with Shannon and Cork Boat Club rowers. Tomorrow Rhiannon will have two more races, where other combinations will be tested before final selection at Cork Regatta at the end of June. Best of luck to Rhiannon in her quest for green jersey and the Leaving Certificate examination – fierce dedication.

More updates to follow.




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.

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.


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



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.