Castleconnell Boat Club – Rowing since 1983


Irish Rowing Championships 2017

The 2017 Irish Rowing Championships took place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July at the National Rowing Centre, Farran Wood, Cork.

It was a bumper weekend of racing due to a record entry of over a thousand crews to take to the waters of the River Lee.

The three day event showcased some of the best racing Ireland has to offer with 1049 crews competing in 264 races. Castleconnell BC were well represented and provided the club followers with exciting races and performances.

CCBC would like to thank the club coaches, rowers, committee and parents for all the hard work during the season and to everyone who helped out at champs. It was a real team effort!

Well done to the following medallists;

Mens Masters 4X+ Winners (Colin Byrne, John Dillon, Fergal O’Connor, Brian O’Shaughnessy)

MJ18 2X 2nd Place (James Quinlan, James Desmond)

MJ18 1X 3rd Place (James Quinlan)

MJ14 4X+ 1st Place (Robert Lyons, Joseph Cunningham, Thor and Isaac Byrne-Delimata, Cox Stevie Cunningham)

WJ18 2X 3rd Place (Clara O’Brien, Nora Hogan)

WJ16 4X+ 1st Place  (Lauren O’Brien, Norma Silke, Niamh Kiely, Ciara Kiely, Cox Conor O’Brien)

WJ16 1X 3rd Place (Lauren O’Brien)

WJ15 1X 1st Place (Niamh Kiely)

WJ14 1X 1st Place (Jane O’Brien)

 


Fermoy Regatta 2017

Always a favorite among our Junior Crews and families, the 2017 Fermoy Regatta did not disappoint. Many Thanks to Fermoy Rowing Club for their warm hospitality. This was the last regatta before champs & was the second last regatta of the Waterways Ireland League, in which our Junior 14 and 15 Quads are competing for top spots. Despite the disappointment of the J14 and J15 Single Sculling events being cancelled, The club still came away with some impressive wins.

Well done to the following medallists;

MJ15 2X (Ciaran Bowen, Mark Hartridge)

MJ14 4X+ (Robert Lyons, Joe Cunningham, Thor and Isaac Byrne-Delimata, Cox Stevie Cunningham)

MJ14 2X (Thor Byrne-Delimata,  Rory Moore)

WJ15 4X+ (Niamh Kiely, Ciara Kiely, Roisin O’Connor, Rachel Nolan, Cox Rueben Mulligan)

WJ15 2X (Ciara Kiely, Roisin O’Connor)

WJ14 4X+ (Tara Mulready, Jane O’Brien, Clara Leahy, Gabbie Fitzgerald, Cox Katie Mulready)

WJ14 2X (Tara Mulready, Jane O’Brien)


Cork Regatta 2017

CCBC rowers displayed good form in the run up to champs at this year’s 2-Day Cork Grand League Regatta. There were some excellent performances over the 2-days by CCBC Rowers.

Well done to our MJ16 Quad and Double on their wins and to James Quinlan on his super win in the MJ18 1X event. Our WJ16 Quad continued their impressive form and also came away with a win. Well done to Lauren O’Brien for making the ‘A’  Final of the WDIV 2 1X and finishing second overall in the WJ16 1X event and to Niamh Kiely for winning the WDIV 2 1X ‘B’ Final and finishing third overall in the WJ16 1X event.


Athlone Regatta 2017

Sunshine and Suncream were the order of the day at this year’s Athlone Regatta. Well done to all CCBC crews who took part. Special shout out the Rory Moore who won his first ever medal in the Junior 14 Sculls. Well done Rory!

Well done to the following Medallists;

MJ14 1X (Rory Moore) & (Joe Cunningham)

WJ16 2X (Lauren O’Brien, Norma Silke)

WJ14 1X (Tara Mulready)

WJ14 2X (Tara Mulready, Jane O’Brien)

WJ14 4X+ (Tara Mulready, Jane O’Brien, Clara Leahy, Gabbie Fitzgerald, Cox Katie Mulready)IMG_8982

 


Carlow Regatta 2017

Junior crews took to the water again at Carlow Regatta which took place over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June. Always a good day out for the juniors, this year’s regatta did not disappoint. Well done to everyone who rowed the challenging course and to everyone who came away with a medal!

We had the following winners over the weekend;

MJ15 2X (Shane Fitzgerald, Calum Nolan)

MJ14 4X+ (Robert Lyons, Joseph Cunningham, Thor & Isaac Byrne-Delimata)

MJ14 2X (Tadhg Cunniffe, Isaac Byrne-Delimata)

MJ14 2X (Robert Lyons, Thor Byrne-Delimata)

WJ16 2X (Saoirse Byrnes, Sarah Gilmore)

WJ15 4X+ (Niamh Kiely, Ciara Kiely, Roisin O’Connor, Rachel Nolan, Cox Reuben Mulligan)

WJ15 1X (Niamh Kiely)

WJ14 4X+ (Tara Mulready, Jane O’Brien, Clara Leahy, Gabbie Fitzgerald, Cox Katie Mulready)

WJ14 1X (Tara Mulready) and (Jane O’Brien)

 


Dublin Metropolitan Regatta 2017

The weather was certainly not kind to us at this year’s Dublin Metro Regatta. The club tent earned it’s money on the day! Despite the poor conditions, we managed to come away with the following wins. Well done to everyone who braved the elements!

Well done to the following winners

M Inter 1X (Shane Haugh)

M Senior 1X (Fionan Crowley)

M Senior 2X (Shane Haugh, Fionan Crowley)

MJ16 1X (Rory O’Neill)

WJ16 1X (Lauren O’Brien)

WJ16 4X+ (Lauren O’Brien, Norma Silke, Niamh Kiely, Ciara Kiely, Cox Conor O’Brien)

MJ16 4X+ (Rory O’Neill, James O’Donovan, Ben Frohburg, Odhran Exton, Cox Conor O’Brien)


Lee Regatta 2017

Our Junior crews took part in this year’s Lee Regatta which took place on the 20th of May. The crews did us proud and took home lots of wins, near wins. CCBC even had it’s first win in an eight for close on 12 years in the WJ15 8X+ event!

Extra special well done to our crews who were competing in their first ever away regatta!

We had wins in the following events:

MJ14 1X (J. Cunningham)

MJ14 2X (Robert Lyons, Joe Cunningham)

MJ15 2X (Calum Nolan, Shane Fitzgerald)

WJ14 2X (Tara Mulready, Jane O’Brien) & (Clara Leahy, Gabbie Fitzgerald)

WJ14 4X+ (Tara Mulready, Jane O’Brien, Clara Leahy, Gabbie Fitzgerald, Cox Katie Mulready)

WJ15 4X+ (Niamh Kiely, Ciara Kiely, Roisin O’Connor, Rachel Nolan, Cox Reuben Mulligan)

WJ15 8X+ (Niamh Kiely, Ciara Kiely, Roisin O’Connor, Tara Mulready, Jane O’Brien, Rachel Nolan, Clara Leahy, Gabbie Fitzgerald, Cox Reuben Mulligan)

WJ16 2X (Saoirse Byrnes, Sarah Gilmore)

 

 


Lough Rynn Regatta 2017

Castleconnell BC sent crews to the 2nd Annual Lough Rynn Regatta which was held on Saturday 13th of May at the custom built 8-lane Lough Rynn facility in Co. Leitrim. Despite some very challenging weather in the afternoon which saw many races delayed and some cancelled while we had crews out on the water, we still managed to come away with 4 convincing wins in the WJ16 2X, WJ18 2X,  MJ16 4X and WJ16 4X . Well done to everyone who took part in a very challenging regatta and thanks to the coaches and parents who looked after the crews all weekend.

 


Castleconnell Sprint Regatta 2017

Castleconnell BC looks forward to welcoming clubs to World’s End this Saturday May 6th.

The regatta is part of the Waterways Ireland “Row For It” League and is also a Grow the Sport regatta. It is an excellent event for crews of all ages and experience to participate in. It is a straight 500m course, with 5 lanes buoyed along the banks of the River Shannon, situated in a unique and picturesque location in the village of Castleconnell in Co. Limerick.

Good luck to all involved in the 2017 regatta which is sure to be a great day of lightning fast racing! Link to view the on-line timetable and results is below

Link to On-line Timetable and Results

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