Launching the New Boat Fund

Written by WebAdmin Monday, 04 February 2013 23:07

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 annual Race Night 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 February. 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.
We are targeting February 18th as the first withdrawal date but any date of your choosing is not an issue. If you feel you can sign up, the club and future generations of Cork Boat Club would be most grateful. It will genuinely give us a new platform to grow as a Club.
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 and as always, Go Boat Club!
Emmet Walsh
President, Cork Boat Club
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Henley Royal Regatta latest

Written by John MCDonagh Wednesday, 27 June 2012 21:52

Well done to the Cork Boat Club mens senior four who represented the club well today in the second round of the Wyfold Club fours event at Henley Royal regatta. Despite a brave effort they were beaten by Roy Roy Boat club in a hard fought contest.

Boat club had beaten Cardiff City Rowing Club yesterday when they won by 1 length in a time of 7:52.

Well done to John Paul Collins, Stephen Carroll, Colm Dowling and Shane MacEoin for representing the club well at this level, you've done the club proud.


If you want to listen to the racing online you can do so on the Henley Royal Regatta website: listen-live/



Club Get-Together - Sunday May 27th (After Metro Regatta)

Written by Joe Casey Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:27

Hi All,

On Sunday morning next the level of activity at the club will be
exceptionally high with rowers, coaches, boats and trailers just back from
Metro regatta.

The Committee wishes to welcome as many as possible of our members past and
present and friends to gather at the Club between 11 am and 1.30 pm to enjoy
the buzz, see the improvements in the clubhouse and view the growing gallery
of photographs, old and new, which are now back on the walls. It will also
be a chance for some to renew acquaintances.

We hope that Paul Duggan, probably our most senior member, will be there and
the intention is to take a GROUP PHOTOGRAPH of every one on the green now
that the balcony is accessible again!



New Boat Appeal

Written by CBC Committee Monday, 09 April 2012 07:58



Cork Boat Club is making a special one-off appeal to all those connected with our Club to help us purchase a second-hand Quad. We last acquired a Quad in 2007 (the Denis MacSweeney) and due to the increasing size of our membership, we urgently need for a new coxed quad / coxed four. We estimate the cost of a good second-hand boat would be approximately €5000 and are contacting all current Boat Club members, past members etc to seek help in funding the boat.

Please do whatever you can to help this urgent exceptional Quad funding appeal. We know times are difficult at present and though we are suggesting an amount of €50 due to the exceptional nature of the need, we appreciate any and all contributions. All going well, we hope to have a special club day in the near future to unveil our new Quad to everyone.

The following link can be used to contribute using credit cards or PayPal or online banking to Ulster Bank sort code 98-54-82 Account Code 10263647 or send a cheque to Emmet Walsh, Ulster Bank, Ballincollig, Cork.

Thank you all in advance. Go Boat Club!

John McCarthy (Club Captain) & Emmet Walsh (Club Chairman)


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