Beginner Rowing Course Postponed

Due to the current outbreak of Coronavirus in Ireland we are postponing the remainder of our Beginner Rowing course until further notice. We will be in contact again when the situation improves to let ye know when we will be continuing.

Table Quiz – 7pm Friday 21th of Feb

We would be delighted if you would join us on Friday night 7pm for a fun night in the Club in Blackrock Village for our annual fundraising Table Quiz. This event is open to all members [past and present], family and friends.

The format is 4 people per table but don’t worry if you can’t make up a table as we’ll look after that on the night. Entry is €10 per adult and €5 for Juniors – There will also be a raffle on the night and a tuck shop.

All proceeds will go to the Club in supporting activities such as the club travelling to Ghent International Regatta in Belgium next May.

Please spread word and let people that everyone is welcome.

See you all on Friday

Learn To Row

Cork Boat Club runs several learn to row courses throughout the year for both adults and juniors. The next learn to row course will start on Saturday the 25th of January and run for 6 weeks with training 3 times a week. The training takes place in either 4 or 8 person boats and is a great way to get fit, learn co-ordination and timing and make new friends. The cost for the course is €150 euros.

The training times are as follows:

Friday: 6pm-7pm (In the gym)

Saturday & Sunday: Either 12:30pm – 2pm or 2pm – 3:30pm depending on which slot you’d prefer. (subject to availability) On the water.

If you are interested in the Adult Course  – click here to signup

If you are interested in the Junior Course – click here to signup



Christmas Draw – Sell Sell Sell…

Well done to Pat Keane of Keanes Jewellers for taking on the Christmas draw again this year. As you can see below the prizes are amazing so they should be a breeze to sell 🙂

The ticket books will be available on the weekends from the Club cafe, your coaches and committee members

Why not return the good work by Pat by purchasing some of your Christmas Presents in Keanes Jewellers…

Club Dinner Dance – Sat Nov 16th – Metropole Hotel

***Tickets on sale now in the club cafe!

Underage (16years+) must be accompanied by an adult.

Given that the club was founded 120 years ago this year by a group from dolphin swimming club. We invite you to our “under the sea” themed dinner dance.

I am just ‘dropping ye a line’ to let ye know the annual Cork Boat Club dinner dance will take place on Saturday the 16th of November in the Metropole Hotel 🎣 🦀

Come and ‘bask’ in the glory of our Club rowers, Irish Champions and Internationals of 2019🧜🏼‍♀️🐙

We can guarantee you a ‘whale’ of a time🐳

Tickets are €50, you can email myself or Linda to book or catch me on my ‘shell’ phone 086 0753906 to book tickets 🐚 🌊

Hope you don’t have bigger fish to fry! 🐡 🐠

Annual General Meeting – Monday 9th September @ 19:30 Sharp

This notice is to inform you that Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Cork Boat Club will take place at 7:30 PM on Monday 9th September in the Club bar.

Any Notices of Motion to be included at this meeting need to be sent to by Monday 2nd September 2019.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, can I ask that you send your apologies to me at the email address listed below.

Best Regards,

Karen McCarthy
Club Secretary

National Championship 2019 – Bringing our total to 49

The 2019 National Rowing Championships were held at the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra over 3 days from the 12th to 14th July. The club had a very successful weekend winning 3 national championships bringing the total for the club to 49 which maintains our position in the top 10 of total championship wins of Irish rowing clubs. The club also had 3 wins in non-championship events (2 of these in composite crews). For a number of our junior boys and girls it was their first time competing at the national championships so the experience should be of great benefit to them for next season and beyond.

The following is a list of the results events the club achieved a top 3 placing:

Championship Events:

· Mens Intermediate 4+ #1st place
· Mens Intermediate 8+ #1st place
· Womens Junior 2- #1st place
· Mens Club 1X #2nd place
· Womens Intermediate 8+ #3rd place
· Womens Intermediate 4+ #3rd place
· Womens Senior 2- #3rd place
· Mens Intermediate 2- #3rd place

Non-championship Events:
· Mens Junior 15 4X+ #1st place in Final 3
· Mens Masters 8+ #1st place (composite crew with Shandon, Lee Valley and Clonmel)
· Mens Masters 4+ #1st place (composite crew with Shandon and Lee Valley)
· Womens Junior 15 4X+ #2nd place in Final 3
· Mens Masters 1X #2nd place
· Mens Junior 1X #3rd place in Final 5
· Womens Junior 15 8+ #3rd place in Final 1

Thanks to all the athletes, coaches, parents and supporters that made the weekend another memorable national championships for the club. Behind the scenes there were many logistical tasks required such as painting oars, fettling boats, towing trailers and pitching tents to name a few. All this would not be possible without the help and support of many club members. Thanks also to those club members that volunteered to help run the event with the organising committee.

Home Internationals, Strathclyde, Scotland 27th July
Three athletes from Cork Boat Club are selected to represent Ireland at the 2019 Home Internationals:
· Hannah Gahan – Junior Womens Team
· Paul Beechinor and Michael Cronin – Junior Mens Team

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Italy, 3rd August
Three athletes from Cork Boat Club are also selected to represent Ireland at the 2019 Coupe de la Jeunesse:
· Jane Duggan, Claragh O’Sullivan and Vikey Hanlon (cox)

Well done to all and best of luck in Scotland and Italy!