Castleconnell Boat Club – Rowing since 1983

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


Skibbereen Gran League Regatta

The Sun shone down on all rowers who took part in the Skibbereen 2-Day Grand League Regatta at the NRC. It was the first Grand League regatta of 2017 and well done to Skibbereen Rowing club for hosting a great event. Well done to all CCBC rowers who took part, especially to those rowing the NRC course for the first time. CCBC had some notable wins this year. Congrats to our two Division 2 doubles who won their age category and the overall Division competition!

MJ14 4X+  (Robert Lyons, Joseph Cunningham,Isaac Byrne,Thor Byrne, cox Stephan Cunningham)

Mens Division 2 2X & J18B 2X (James Desmond and Eoin Kiely)

Womens Division 2 2X & J16 2X (Lauren O’Brien and Norma Silke)

WJ15 1X (Niamh Kiely)


The re-scheduled SMRC HOR took place on 18th of March. Thanks to SMRC for hosting the event. CCBC had good performances in all categories with promising performanaces from some of our newer members and some personal bests. Well done to all our rowers who took part! We won the following pennants:

Mens Senior 2- (Eoghan O’Connor/Shane Haugh)

MJ18 4X- (James Quinlan/Richard Hourigan/Conor Mulready/James Desmond)

MJ18 1X (James Quinlan)

MJ15 4X+ (Joe Cunningham/Tadgh Cunniffe/Robert Lyons/Stephan Cunningham)

WJ16 1X (Lauren O’Brien)

WJ15 1X (Niamh Kiely)

Irish Indoor Rowing Championships 2017

Castleconnell BC had a very successful day at this year’s IIRC. We saw many of our members young and old achieve PBs and we took home several medals as well.

Our members also had a chance to see our Olympians in action! Well done to all our members who competed in their 2K events for the first time. You did us proud!

Our Medal tally finished at 4 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.

Congratulations to the following Individual and Team Medalists:

Clara Leahy:  1st in the WJ13 500m sprint

Niamh Kiely: 3rd in the WJ15 timed event (1271m)

Roisin O’Connor: 1st in the WJ15 1000m and 2nd in the J15 500m

Ciara Kiely: 2nd in the WJ14 500m

Robert Lyons: 2nd in the MJ13 500m

Joseph Cunningham: 3rd in the MJ14 500m

Eoghan O’Connor: 2nd in the men’s open event (Second fastest time of the day!)

Tara Mulready, Jane O’Brien, Clara Leahy and Gabby Fitzgerald won the Year one Relay

Niamh Kiely, Ciara Kiely, Roisin O’Connor and Rachel Nolan won the Year two Relayimg_7015


Captain’s Cup, Saturday 17th December

Saturday 17th December we held our  Annual Captains Cup.

This Castleconnell Boat Club fun event is where we mix all the oarsmen and women into various boats and race off against each other.

Prizes for this year’s events were sponsored by Gerry O Neill and Owen Silke sponsored the food afterwards in Herberts Bar ( Dublin Road) .

It was a fantastic, festive day with a sprinkling of competitiveness and great fun was had both on and off the water!

Many thanks to all who helped organise this festive rowing event.




Muckross HOR 2017

We brought a large contingent of rowers (34 crews) to the Muckross HOR this year. For many of our cadets, it was their first away event and first visit to the NRC. There were some great displays on the day it is always great to get practice on this course. Seven crews took home first place, with plenty more 2nds and 3rds also. Well done to the crews and coaches!
First place crews:
Men’s Intermediate Single Scull: Shane Haugh
Men’s Junior 18s Single Scull: James Quinlan
Men’s Junior 16 2X Ben Frohburg, Rory O’Neill
Women’s Jnr 16 2X Norma Silke, Lauren O’Brien
Women’s Jnr 15 Coxed Quad:  Lauren O’Brien, Norma Silke, Roisin O’Connor, Niamh Kiely
Men’s Masters/Club Eight Composite

Great day at HOR 2016

A big thank you to everyone who travelled to and took part in our annual HOR competition. The weather was very kind to us and we were treated to some excellent rowing displays. Our sincerest appreciation goes out to everyone who pitched in and helped out. Many people were involved in making it a success. Thank you also to the Red Cross and Lough Derg Sub-Aqua club for their excellent support.

Below is the link to the on-line results sheet.

2016 HOR Results