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Muckross rowers have 10 reasons to celebrate following regatta

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Muckross Rowing Club, winners of the Junior Ladies Race, at The Killarney Regatta, in Killarney Golf Club. Pictured are Caroline Mitchell, Elaine Daly, Aoife Farrell, Fiona Devane, Karen Joy and Caoimhe Kelly. PICTURE: SALLY MACMONAGLE

THE illustrious Muckross Rowing Club was last night celebrating an impressive 10 big wins as it successfully retained Killarney Regatta’s coveted Points Cup.

Weather conditions meant that the 231st annual regatta was postponed from its original date on Sunday and it got underway at Mahony’s Point, Killarney Golf Club, on Monday and celebrations continued long into the night on Tuesday at the annual regatta dance at the Killarney Oaks Hotel.

“With the 2016 annual Killarney regatta of to a rocky start on Sunday last we were glad to see the event go ahead on Monday,” said spokeswoman Linda Daly.

“In recent years we have seen just five Killarney clubs race in the traditional event; however we were pleased to see the return of Commercial Rowing Club this year who snapped up second place in the novice men’s race.”

The enthusiastic spectators were delighted to see Fossa Rowing Club win back the senior men’s title in what is always one of the most tense races of the day. “Fossa’s performances and victories showed a spirit of true grit and survival,” said Linda. “With an exceptionally difficult season they persevered and trained hard to win numerous titles on the day.”

Flesk Valley triumphed in the ladies novice race and St Brendan’s took second place in the same race.

Workmen’s Rowing Club’s juvenile boys were successful in their race as well as its junior ladies, taking gold in the fours race later in the evening.

“As we saw the 231st Killarney Regatta come to a close on Tuesday evening we saw Aoife Farrell be crowned the 2016 regatta queen,” added Linda.

“We wish to thank all who were involved in making the day a huge success and to all the clubs, well done, we can look forward to next year as all clubs enjoy the celebrations.”
 


 
Muckross Rowing Club, winner of the Junior Ladies Race, at the Killarney Regatta, in Killarney Golf Club. Pictured are Caroline Mitchell, Elaine Daly, Aoife Farrell, Fiona Devane, Karen Joy and Caoimhe Kelly. PICTURE: SALLY MACMONAGLE

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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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By Michelle Crean

Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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