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Kerry ‘pulled like a dog’ at coastal rowing championships

KERRY won an impressive haul of eight gold medals, ten silvers and seven bronze medals at the All-Ireland 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

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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Laura’s new look for Leaving Cert

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NEW LOOK: Laura Cronin, who is currently sitting her Leaving Cert, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

By Michelle Crean

Rathmore’s Laura Cronin headed into her Leaving Cert exams this week with a whole new look after transforming her hairstyle for charity.

Laura, daughter of Una and Donal from Rathbeg, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

As her long locks didn’t get cut over the last year Laura decided to get a good chop in Katelynn’s Hair Design in Rathmore instead, and use the left over hair to create wigs for sick children.

“I thought, rather than trim it I’d cut a lot off,” Laura, who hopes to study pharmacy in college, told the Killarney Advertiser. “I wanted to cut off a lot of it, I was sick of long hair. I said that if there’d be enough I’d donate it as it’d be a shame to see it on the floor.”

Laura said that hopefully it can make a child happy if it allows them to receive a specially made wig for their First Holy Communion, or a similar occasion.

“I’d encourage anyone who has long hair to think about what they could do with it.”

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€1m upgrade for Killarney store

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INVESTMENT: DV8 have invested €1m to update their store in the Killarney Outlet Centre. Pictured at the reopening were staff members: Clodagh McCarthy (Store Manager), Lorraine McGough (Assistant Manager), Anuka Altanson and Sarah Murphy. Photo: Don MacMonagle

A popular Killarney fashion shop, which reopened last week, securing up to 15 jobs, has had a facelift after a €1 million investment.

Leading fashion retailer DV8, which has a network of over 50 stores across Ireland, reopened its 4,000 square feet store in the Killarney Outlet Centre.

And customers admired the new look.

DV8 sells over 40 top fashion clothing brands as well as footwear and accessories in its stores and online at www.dv8fashion.com. The hip fashion house is well-known for its uber cool shop interiors and has dedicated customers across Ireland and the UK.

“We are delighted to be reopening our new store in Killarney and confident it will compliment the existing retail offering in the town, with DV8’s unique range of male and female clothing and footwear,” David Scott from DV8 said.

“We think local shoppers will enjoy the DV8 experience, including the top fashion brands and excellent customer service.”

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Kodaline to play stripped down Killarney gig

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By Michelle Crean

One of Ireland’s best known bands – who have had their recently released studio album streamed more than 60 million times – as well as reached 100 million YouTube views – are set to come to Killarney.

Kodaline will play their first ever stripped down fully acoustic tour on December 4 in the Gleneagle INEC Arena, which is part of a nationwide tour across the country.

Tickets went on sale yesterday (Friday) from the www.inec.ie.

‘One Day At A Time’ is the band’s fourth album, and adds a new chapter to a career that has already encompassed three number 1 albums in Ireland, two Top 5 albums in the UK, and more than a billion streams at Spotify. Kodaline approached the album with a streamlined process that took them back to their roots. The majority of the sessions revolved around the four band members alone in their modest recording space in Dublin, with bassist Jason Boland leading the production side of things.

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In 2019, Kodaline played some of the biggest shows of their career. At home in Dublin they sold-out two huge outdoor shows at St Anne’s Park, while a 10-date UK tour culminated with a packed show at London’s historic Roundhouse. Further afield, they hit festivals including Lollapalooza, Benicàssim and Open’er before becoming the first Irish band to headline the massive NH7 Weekender in Pune, India. Their extensive touring throughout Asia also included a headline set at Monsoon Music Festival in Vietnam plus dates in China, Japan, South Korea, The Phillippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and Singapore.

“We’re excited to do our first ever stripped down fully acoustic tour, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and something that’s gonna be very special for us. Hope to see you guys there,” the band said.

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