Castleconnell Boat Club – Rowing since 1983


Great day 2016 at World’s End Triathlon

On August 20th we ran our annual World’s End Triathlon. It was great success and thanks very much to everyone for their positive feedback.

Special thanks to all our competitors, sponsors, marshalls, safety backup teams,  helpers  and committee members who helped make this year’s World’s End Triathlon a huge success.

See below for link to the race results and timings.

World’s End Triathlon Results

Click image below for some nice photos of the 2016 event

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Good Luck to Stephen O’Connor in the 2016 World U23 Championships!

We would like to wish Stephen O’Connor the very best of luck when he competes in the 2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships 21 – 28 Aug.

Stephen began his successful rowing career in Castleconnell. He moved to Cork to study at UCC and joined UCC BC. Stephen is rowing  next week in the LM4X. with the below rowers

Shane O’Connell (UCD), Colm Hennessy (Shandon) and Fintan McCarthy (Skibbereen).

Make sure you tune in and cheer them on next week!

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Castleconnell BC Success in the 2016 Waterways Ireland ‘Row For It’ League

Congratulations to the winning Castleconnell WJ14 4x+ and MJ15 4x+ crews for finishing top of the 2016 Waterways Ireland ‘Row For It’ League.

The Waterways Ireland Row for it League took place over six events and involved races for men & women’s Junior 15 and Junior 14 coxed quads on inland waterways managed by Waterways Ireland.

The Participating Regattas were:

Limerick Regatta

Castleconnell Sprint Regatta

Carlow Regatta

Athlone Regatta

Fermoy Sprint Regatta

Carrick on Shannon Sprints

The winning Castleconnell crews were presented with their winning Waterways Ireland medals at the recent Carrick on Shannon Regatta. Well done to the crews and to their coaches for a great season!

 


Carrick-On Shannon Regatta and the Inaugural Dragon Boat Invitational Race

For the first time in many years Castleconnell Junior crews took part in the Carrick-on- Shannon Sprint Regatta over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.  Around 50 Club Members travelled to Carrick-on Shannon for the weekend and celebrated the end of a successful season and took part in the lightning fast sprint event.

Castleconnell juniors didn’t let the side down and came away with wins in MJ12 1x, MJ16 2x, MJ16 4x+, MJ15 4x+, WJ14 2x but the race of the day was undoubtedly, The Inaugural Dragon Boat Invitational Race!

Despite some dodgy helmsmanship J….Castleconnell managed to finish ahead of their friends in the Shandon-Fermoy composite boat. It was a wonderful spectacle and epitomised the excellent and friendly spirit of the Regatta and clubs involved.

Many thanks to Carrick Boat Club for welcoming us and for a great regatta.


Club Success at the Irish Rowing Championships 2016

Congratulations to all club crews and coaches who took part in the 2016 Irish Rowing Championships at the NRC in July. Everyone who took part gave it their all and we are very proud of how everyone represented Castleconnell BC over the 3 day event.

The strong club spirit was very much in evidence throughout the weekend with excellent support from our extended Castleconnell BC Family!

Congratulations to our crews & to their coaches who won medals at Champs:

Fionan Crowley & Eoin Whittle who came 3rd   in the Men’s Senior 2x and 2nd  in the Men’s intermediate 2x

Andrew O’ Connor and James Quinlan took Silver in the Men’s Junior Double

Ruth Kilkenny came 3rd in the Women’s Club 1x Final

Lauryn O’Brien won her WJ15 1x Final

Congrats to the winning  WJ14 4x+ crew

(Ciara Kiely, Niamh Kiely, Roisin O’Connor, Rachel Nolan & Cox Rueben Mulligan)

Congrats to the winning Mj15 4X+ crew

(Rory O’Neill, James O’Donovan, Ben Christie, Ben Frohburg & Cox Rueben Mulligan)

John Dillon, Colin Byrne and Brian O’Shaughnessy were part of a winning composite Masters 8+ along with Shandon and UL.


Success for Castleconnell BC at Coupe de la Jeunesse

Congratulations to Castleconnell BC junior, Eoghan Whittle, and crew who took home two gold medals from Coupe de la Jeunesse which was held in Szeged, Hungary 1-2 August.  They raced in the JM4X event.  This is a fantastic achievement for Eoghan and this crew as they also won gold in this event last year when it was held in Libourne, France.  Well done to all involved

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