2014 National Champs - 7 National Titles

Written by Brian Crean Tuesday, 15 July 2014 16:05

What an incredible weekend of racing for the Club.

7 National Titles - the highest number of wins of any club in the country.

2014 Womens Senior 4-

Marie O’Neill, Barbara O’Brien (NUIG), Aifric Keogh (NUIG), Emily Tormey (NUIG)

2014 Womens Junior 2X

Dervla Forde, Oisin Forde

2014 Womens Junior 1X

Oisin Forde

2014 Womens Junior 8+

Claire Beechinor, Megan McLaughlin, Laura Kilbane, Aoife O’Keeffe, Oisin Forde, Dervla Forde, Aoibhe Luke, Amy Mason, Niamh O’Sullivan (Cox)

2014 Mens Junior 4+

Seán Dennehy, Steven Murphy, Thomas Higgins, Shane O’Connell, Conor Twohig (Cox)

2014 Womens Junior 2-

Dervla Forde, Oisin Forde

2014 Womens Senior 8+

Leonie Hamel, Marie O’Neill, Frances Judge, Anna Wickham, Barbara O’Brien (NUIG),  Cliona Hurst (NUIG), Aifric Keogh (NUIG), Emily Tormey (NUIG), Sandra Kelly (NUIG - Cox)

Junior 18 4+ - Photo Finish

Photo Finish for the Junior 18 4+ with CBC winning to PBC by 0.23 seconds


Safety on the River Lee

Written by Brian Crean Saturday, 10 May 2014 12:06


The Captains of the 4 clubs on the Marina (Shandon BC, Presentation Brothers College RC. Lee RC and Cork Boat Club) have contributed to the production of a set of Safety guidelines covering the stretch of river from Blackrock Castle to "the Split" at the Port of Cork Sign.

This was presented to all clubs on Saturday may 3rd last.

Presentation : http://www.corkboatclub.com/images/rowingonthelee.pdf

Please make sure you are familiar with the guidelines before heading on the water.




Boat Fund

Written by President Tuesday, 22 April 2014 20:54

Dear Friend of Cork Boat Club,

Our Club has undergone many positive changes in recent times. We have grown our membership to record levels especially with so many new younger members, our building and grounds have been greatly improved and a new sense of community has emerged with parents getting heavily involved in helping the club with our Café and other projects. We should all be proud that we are truly a club that is going places thanks to so many people getting involved and the great Boat Club spirit we witness every day.

As we continue to aim for new heights as a Club, the need for new sources of funding has become very clear. We have made solid progress in getting new sponsorship from local companies and getting grant aid from some sources, and members continue to give huge support to our many one-off fundraising initiatives such as our Erg Marathon and our recent Defibrillator fundraiser. However a Boat Club of our size and infrastructure requires significant funding to maintain a reasonable quality of boats, buildings and services and we often find ourselves making difficult decisions over spending priorities and having to postpone essential projects due to lack of funds.

To try to improve our ability to specifically purchase boats and boating equipment, we are launching a New Cork Boat Club Boat Fund in April 2014. This will be managed by Cork Boat Club Committee on behalf of the members and will give us much needed monthly cash-flow to buy boats, spare parts etc on an ongoing basis.

We know that times are very tough for everyone, and not everyone will be able to support this plan, but we hope that as many of you as possible including our Boat Club diaspora, will find it possible to support this drive. Our ask is that parents, members and former members who feel they can support the new boat fund will sign up as soon as possible.

We have pitched the monthly contribution at €15 but any monthly amount would be fantastic. To give you a sense of how this could make a difference to your Club - if we are lucky enough to get 30 members / parents to contribute, it will generate €450 per month or €5400 per year – that is a HUGE amount of new funding for the club, which would make an immense difference to everyone.

Please use the attached standing order form which has all relevant details and you can either return it to me (Emmet Walsh, President Cork Boat Club, 14 Carmen Lawn, Rochestown, Cork) or return it yourself to your own bank. Please feel to call me directly on 086-3965670 with any queries.

You will find the Standing Order form here

Thank you for your consideration,
Kind Regards
Emmett Walsh
Club President.

Parents Information Booklet & Membership form

Written by Secretary Saturday, 21 September 2013 21:23

Please be advised that the following 2 documents are now available on the club website:

Parents Information Booklet - here

2013-2014 Membership form -  here





Cork Boat Club Child Welfare Policy

Written by Brian Crean Wednesday, 01 May 2013 21:08


Dear Coaches, Volunteers and Parents,

In the interests of child welfare and in line with best practise, Cork Boat Club committee has recently reviewed guidelines from Rowing Ireland on this topic and have also consulted with external practitioners to help us put together a child welfare policy which will ensure a safe operating environment for all our minor rowers, our coaches and volunteers.

We are attaching the new policy which was recently approved by Cork Boat Club Committee having consulted with the Club Captain and a some club coaches at a recent coaches meeting. We feel that this reflects the many communications challenges in the multi-media world in which we live today. We request that all club coaches and volunteers embrace the spirit of this document.

Some key changes to note:

We are asking that no private online connections exist between coaches / volunteers and minor rowers via Facebook, Twitter, Text messaging, Skype, social media etc. All messaging regarding squad or club events such as training times, crew selection etc. should only happen in open forum via the Club Facebook Group or an officially designated squad Facebook group. All coaches / volunteers are asked to un-friend minor rowers on Facebook if those connections exist and to ensure that no private connections with minor rowers exist via any of the modern social media.

The Club's Child Welfare Officers, Frank O’Leary and Karen Jeffers, are available to answer queries at any time.

The policy document can be accessed here.

The document can be reviewed and altered, if necessary, over time.


Best Regards,

Frank O'Leary and Karen Jeffers



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