National Rowing Championships 2017

Congratulations to all our rowers who performed so well. It was a hard fought championship, and the weather was also difficult and played its part.  We had one win and a 2nd placing in total.


Our most senior competitor and our youngest competitor, both doing us proud.

  • Jessica Lee won in the Women’s Masters Single final. A wonderful win for the club, well done Jessica we are very proud of you.
  • Then our most junior competitor Airida Mateviciute came 2nd in her final. Well done Airida a wonderful success for your 1st year in rowing. Great things to come.
  • Alanna Dolan in the WJ 15 singles narrowly missed out on 3rd place, well done Alanna.
  • James McCarthy finished 3rd in his semi-final heat just barely missing out on a place in the final, with only two going forward to the final.
  • Rhiannon ODonoghue, Molly OGrady, Orla McCarthy, Anna Tyther and Mara Treacy competed in the Women’s Junior 16 quad race, only two crews from each race of 6 qualify for the final in the afternoon. It was a tough field with 18 entries in total and little separating the crews.
  • Also, well done to Eimear ODonovan who made the semi final in the Women’s Club Single. Eimear gave her all in the Semi but missed out narrowly on top 3 finish to progress further.

World Cup Rowing III Lucerne, Switzerland

World Cup Rowing III Lucerne, Switzerland

Best of luck to Monika Dukarska for the World Cup Rowing III in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Monika is racing at 10:25 (Irish time) in Heat 3 of the Women’s Single Sculls against Austria, Latvia and Brazil with top 3 qualifying for the Quarterfinals in the afternoon. There are 25 entries in this event.

You can follow Monika’s race on Tracker on

Good luck!

Fermoy Regatta 2017 – Report

Congratulations to all KRC athletes on their performances at Fermoy Regatta last weekend. In particular, well done to all medals winners who progressed through their respective race stages – heats, and semi’s to win the finals.

First win of the day went to our Women Junior12 sculler, Airida Mateviciute.

The Women’s Junior 16 quad of Anna Griffin, Katie Boyle, Molly O’Grady and Rhiannon ODonogue coxed by Alanna Dolan were also victorious.

James McCarthy bagged himself a win in the Men’s Junior18A Single Sculls event.

Eimear O’Donovan came out on top in the Women’s Novice Sculls.


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Our next event is the National Rowing Championships, which are held in the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra, Co. Cork on the 14th-16th of July. So lots of serious training to be done in the meantime.

Winners of our Monthly Draw

Winners of our Monthly Draw

Sincere congratulations to our Monthly Draw Winners: Mr. Mark O’Connor (3rd prize), Ms. Breda O’Connor (2nd prize) and Mr. Aidan Spillane (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!

Monika selected to row for Ireland at World Cup III

Monika Dukarska has been selected to represent Ireland at the World Cup III in Lucerne in Switzerland in the single sculls event!

Monika will travel to Lucerne to partake in the last World Cup series which takes place on the 7th to 9th July.

Best of luck to Monika and her coach Michael Fleming Jnr and well done to both of you on a superb World Cup II campaign last weekend.

Cork Regatta 2017

Cork Regatta 2017 – the last Grand League Regatta of the season has come to an end.

Well done to all athletes who represented the Club at the weekend. Also big thanks to Fionan McCarthy for looking after the logistics and securing parking spot close to the Centre – ideal location!

The results were as follows:

WS1x (Monika Dukarska) – 1st
WClub2 2x (Mara Treacy & Eimear O’donovan) – 1st
MJ18B 1x (James McCarthy) – 1st
WJ16 4x+ (Rhiannon O’Donoghue, Katie Boyle, Molly O’Grady, Mara Treacy coxed by Eimera O’Donovan) – 2nd
WMasters 1x (Jessica Lee) – 2nd
WJ15 4x+ (Airida Mateviciute, Katie Boyle, Anna Griffin and Orla McCarthy coxed by Mara Treacy) – 3rd
WJ14 1x (Airida Mateviciute) – 5th
MJ14 1x (Eoghan Joy) – 6th
WJ16 1x (Rhiannon O’Donoghue) – 8th
MClub 2x (Nathan Houlihan & Michael Sheahan) – 5th in the heat
WClub2 1x (Eimear O’Donovan) – 3rd in the heat

Well done everyone! Next stop – Fermoy Sprint Regatta on the 2nd of July!


World Cup II Results from Poznan

Well done to Monika on her win in the Women’s Single Scull repechage which earned her a place in the A/B semifinal on Saturday, where she placed fourth, narrowly missing out on A final qualification by 1.6 of a second. Well raced Monika showing great courage and fight right to the finish.

On Sunday Monika contested the B Final and finished 3rd  achieving 9th place overall in the world ranking. Well done Monika, we are so proud of you and Michael.

This super result comes from years of training and hands on coaching by Monika and Michael – all year round, rain, hail or shine.