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Kerry ‘pulled like a dog’ at coastal rowing championships

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That winning feeling: Pat Tangney, cox, Fossa Rowing Club, shows his delight as his crew wins the Junior men’s race in the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championship over the weekend at the Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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TO USE the quote made famous by Ireland’s favourite rowers, Olympian silver medallists Gary and Paul O’Donovan, Kerry “pulled like a dog” at the weekend to win a total of eight gold medals, ten silvers and seven bronze medals at the All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships.

The championships were hosted by Donegal Bay Rowing Club at Ballyshannon Lakeland Centre, upon which 2700 oarsmen and women descended for the event.

The rowing course and conditions didn’t disappoint the crews who travelled from Mayo, Kerry, Cork, Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Antrim, Belfast and Donegal each competing for those coveted medals and trophies.

It was a family affair on the water as Workmen’s Rowing Club, Killarney, under 16, under 18, under 21 ladies crews took gold with trainer/cox Mikey Joe Burns and his daughter Siobhan Burns in stroke.

The Arklow Rowing Club mixed veteran crew took gold, with a crew of two husband-and-wife teams, Susan Doyle and Peter Doyle and Claire and Tom Alexander. Susan and Claire are also sisters and the cox was Sandra Dunbar.

It was Galley Flash, Clonakilty, senior men who took gold in the senior men’s race, Fossa Rowing Club, Killarney took gold in the junior men’s final.

Speaking about the event ICRF PRO Mary B Teahan said: “it was a magical weekend held for the first time in Co Donegal. The organisers hosted one of the best weekend’s coastal Rowing championships ever. The conditions, venue, organisation, level of volunteers and Donegal good will and banter was just incredible. The quality and standard of racing was extremely high, speed and efficiency was the order of the day, for any crew to make it to the final was a huge honour.”

The decision on next year’s venue will be announced in the next few days.
 


 
Pictured above: That winning feeling: Pat Tangney, cox, Fossa Rowing Club, shows his delight as his crew wins the Junior men’s race in the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championship over the weekend at the Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.
PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

RESULTS OF THE 2016 ALL IRELAND COASTAL ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Senior Men

Gold: Galley Flash Co Cork

Silver: Courtmacsherry Co Cork

Bronze: Vartry Co Wicklow

Junior Men

Gold: Fossa Co Kerry

Silver: East Ferry Cork

Bronze: Killurin

Intermediate:

Gold: Vartry Co Wicklow

Silver: Whitegate Co Cork

Bronze: Cairndhu Co Antrim

Senior Ladies

Gold: Myross Co Cork

Silver: Sneem Co Kerry

Bronze: Whitegate Co Cork

Junior Ladies

Gold: Passage West Co Cork

Silver: Workmen Killarney Co Kerry

Bronze: Rushbrooke Co Cork

Intermediate Ladies:
Joint Gold: Fenit Co Kerry

Joint Gold: Whitegate Co Cork

Bronze: Kilmacsimon Co Cork

Veteran Mixed

Gold: Myross

Silver: Workmen

Bronze: Whitegate

Under 16

Gold: East Ferry Co Cork

Silver: Killorglin Co Kerry

Bronze: Rushbrooke Co Cork

Under 14 Girls

Gold: Portmagee Co Kerry

Silver: Passage West Co Cork

Bronze: Callinafercy Co Kerry

Under 18 Ladies

Gold: Workmen Killarney

Silver: Kilmacsimon Co Cork

Bronze: Sneem Co Kerry

Pre-Veteran Men

Gold: Blackrock Co Dublin

Silver: Myross Co Cork

Bronze: Rushbrooke Co Cork

Pre-Veteran Ladies

Gold: Passage West Co Cork

Silver: Fenit Co Kerry

Bronze: Blackrock Co Dublin

Under 12 Girls

Gold: Rosscarbery Co Cork

Silver: Ring Co Cork

Bronze: East Ferry Co Cork

Under 18

Gold: East Ferry Cork

Silver: Sive Caherciveen Co Kerry

Bronze: Killorglin Co Kerry

Under 21 Ladies

Gold: Workmen Killarney

Silver: Sneem Co Kerry

Bronze: East Ferry Co Wexford

Under 14

Gold: Courtmacsherry Co Cork

Silver: Rushbrooke Co Cork

Bronze: Whitegate A Co Cork

Under 16 Girls

Gold: Workmen Killarney

Silver: Cairndhu A Co Antrim

Bronze: Callinafercy Co Kerry

Pre-Veteran Mixed

Gold: Arklow

Silver: Rushbrooke

Bronze: Fenit

Under 12

Gold: Rosscarbery

Silver: Sive

Bronze: East Ferry

Under 21

Gold: Whitegate Co Cork

Silver: Passage West Co Cork

Bronze: Kilmacsimon Co Cork

Senior Mixed

Gold: Cairndhu Co Antrim

Silver: Courtmacsherry Co Cork

Bronze: Myross Co Cork

Veteran Ladies

Gold: D Sneem Co Kerry

Silver: Workmen Killarney

Bronze: Callinafercy Co Kerry

Veteran Men

Gold: Myross Co Cork

Silver: Workmen Killarney

Bronze: Templenoe Co Kerry

Masters Men's

Gold – Templenoe Co Kerry

Silver – Cairndhu Co Antrim

Bronze - Passage West Co Cork

Masters Ladies Final

Gold – Rushbrooke Co Cork

Silver – Callinafercy Co Cork

Bronze – Kilmacsimon Co Cork

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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