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2017 GalleyFlash News Update 20/06/2017

posted Jun 20, 2017, 1:20 PM by Donal Hayes   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 1:22 PM ]

A great start to the regatta circuit at Ring Rowing Club regatta. Wins by our Under 14's & U16's and great third place finish by our U18's with some fine rowing by all of the Galley crews. Well done to everyone who rowed, coxed and helped in any way. Six crews represented the club: U12 - Caitlin Keating, Cameron Rose, Aoife Godwin-Coombes, Mark O'Donovan, Cox Niamh Hayes. U14 (1st) - Darragh O'Leary, Kate Whelton, Lucy Cannon, Tomás O'Hea, Cox Niamh Hayes. U16 (1st) - Sinead O'Connor, Rachel Collins, Kevin O'Leary, Sinead O'Donovan, Cox Niamh Hayes. U18 (3rd) - Sinead O'Donovan, Rachel Collins, Dave O'Donovan, Rory O'Connor, Cox Julie Harrington. Ladies - Niamh Hayes, Roni Hawe, Jo Cannon, Julie Harrington, Cox Rory O'Connor. Men - Steve Magee, Darren Cannon, Declan Carroll, Paddy Rose, Cox Rachel Collins. 

A sunny but breezy afternoon greeted rowers to Kilkern Lake for the annual GalleyFlash Rowing Club Regatta on Sunday, June 4th. Large crowds enjoyed a great display of rowing ahead of the start of the Celtic Ross sponsored South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association Championship in Glandore in two weeks time.

Results on the day were as follows:
Senior Mixed - 1st GalleyFlash 2nd Ring 3rd Kilmacsimon 
U12 Beginners - 1st Ring, 2nd GalleyFlash, 3rd Kilmacsimon 
U12 - 1st Ross, 2nd GalleyFlash, 3rd Ring
U14 - 1st GalleyFlash, 2nd Myross, 3rd Courtmacsherry 
U16 - 1st Ring, 2nd Courtmacsherry, 3rd Kilmacsimon 
U18 - 1st GalleyFlash, 2nd Ring, 3rd Kilmacsimon 
Ladies - 1st Kilmacsimon, 2nd Ring, 3rd GalleyFlash
Men - 1st Kilmacsimon, 2nd GalleyFlash, 3rd Ring
Club of the Day - Galleyflash Rowing Club

GalleyFlash crews lined out as follows:
Senior Mixed: Niamh Hayes, Julie Harrington, John Harrington, Danny Hayes and Rachel Collins (cox)
U12 Beginners: Shane Barrett, Aoise Lawless, Caoimhe White, Katie O'Keeffe and Niamh Hayes (cox)
U12: Caitlin Keating, Cameron Rose, Aoife Godwin-Coombes, Mark O'Donovan and Danny Hayes (cox)
U14: Méibh Collins, Ben McShane, Brian Carroll, Daniel Barrett and Niamh Hayes (cox)
U16: Elise Crowley, Sinéad O'Connor, Lucy Quirke, Annabella O'Gorman and Danny Hayes (cox)
U18: David O'Donovan, Gary Lombard, Rory O'Connor, Daniel Godwin-Coombes and Niamh Hayes (cox)
Ladies: Niamh Hayes, Julie Harrington, Rita Morrissey, Maria O'Brien and Rory O'Connor (cox)
Men: Sean Keohane, Ger Cullinane, Mike Turner, Micheál Harrington and Gary Lombard (cox)

GalleyFlash Rowing Club would like to thank our starter for the day JJ McCarthy; PatJoe Harrington for the amplification; our scorekeepers Cameron Rose and Darren Cannon; Margaret for manning the gate; our shore crew for all their help; Paddy and Duncan Rose for their tireless work in the safety boat all day; the large contingent of helpers in the boathouse; Ring Rowing ClubCourtmacsherry Rowing ClubRosscarbery Rowing Club, Myross, Kilmacabea Rowing ClubKilmacsimon Rowing Club and Schull Rowing Clubs for their support; and to each and every rower and cox for the fantastic display of rowing, we extend a big thank you.

The sun shone on Glandore for the opening round of the Celtic Ross Hotel South West Rowing Championship on Sunday, June 18th. On what was one of the hottest days of the year, many of our new rowers made their championship debuts in front of the large crowds who had gathered to watch the fine display of coastal rowing. 
First to take to the water for the Galley were the Senior Mixed crew of Niamh Hayes, Paddy Harrington, Danny Hayes, Laura Connolly and cox Gary Lombard, who rowed a great race and finished in third place. 
Well done also to Breeda Hayes who rowed in the Senior Mixed race for Kilmacabea. 
Next up were the U12 Ladies crew of Caitlin Keating, Aoife Godwin-Coombes and championship debutantes Caoimhe White and Aoise Lawless. Coxed by Danny Hayes, this crew performed very well, finishing just outside of the medal positions on this occasion.
Well done also to Katie O’Keeffe who made her championship debut in the U12 Ladies race forming part of a composite crew for Kilmacabea. 
The U16 Ladies crew of Sinead O’Donovan, Rachel Collins, Elise Crowley, Sinead O’Connor and cox Niamh Hayes put on a fine display of rowing finishing in brilliant second place. 
Next to take to the water was the U14 crew of Tomás O’Hea, Brian Carroll, Ben McShane, championship debutante Daniel Barrett and cox Danny Hayes who finished in third place in this exciting race.
There were three championship debutantes in our young U12 crew where Neil O’Sullivan, Shane Barrett and Cameron Rose were joined by Mark O’Donovan and cox Danny Hayes in this tightly contested race. 
Caitlin Keating and Caoimhe White rowed in their second race of the day in the U14 Ladies. Joined by Katie Hayes, Mary Kate Keohane and cox Niamh Hayes, this crew performed very well in this tough category. 
The Pre Veteran Ladies crew comprised Julie Harrington, Roni Hawe, Donna Burke, Rita Morrissey and cox Gary Lombard and finished in third place. 
Next up was the U18 Ladies. Having gotten off to a great start, Laura Ahern, Elise Crowley, Sinead O’Connor, championship debutante Annabella O’Gorman and cox Niamh Hayes performed extremely well finishing in a well-deserved third place.
The Pre Veteran Men’s crew of John Harrington, Micheál Harrington, Mike Turner, Jim Ahern and cox Julie Harrington put on an excellent display of rowing and finished in second place, mere inches behind the winners, Courtmacsherry. 
Daniel Godwin-Coombes, Gary Lombard, Rory O’Connor, championship debutante Dave O’Donovan and cox Micheál Harrington were next to take to the water in the U18 race. This crew performed very well and finished in a hard-earned second place. 
The Junior Ladies crew of Laura Connolly, Laura Ahern, Eimear O’Keeffe, Maria O’Brien and cox Gary Lombard rowed a great race against tough competition but finished outside of the medal positions on this occasion. 
Niamh Hayes, Keri Ahern, Donna Burke, Roni Hawe and cox Danny Hayes formed the Senior Ladies crew and finished in a strong third position. 
Having finishing in second place in the Pre Veteran Men’s race earlier in the day, John Harrington, Micheál Harrington, Mike Turner and Jim Ahern returned to the boat for the Junior Men’s race. Coxed on this occasion by Rory O’Connor, this crew once again performed very well, finishing in third place.
The final race of the day, as is tradition, was the Senior Men’s race. Mark O’Brien, Sean Keohane, Paul Deasy and Ger Cullinane were coxed by Julie Harrington in this hotly contested race where the Galley crossed the line in third place. 
With that, the opening round of the South West championship drew to a close. The club would like to thank all those who came out to support our crews on what was a very hot afternoon and finally, well done to all rowers and coxes for your efforts today.

2017 GalleyFlash News Update 22/05/2017

posted May 22, 2017, 2:21 PM by Donal Hayes   [ updated May 22, 2017, 2:28 PM ]


The inaugural South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association Schools Regatta was held in Kilkern Lake on Sunday, May 21st.

This brilliant initiative was spearheaded by South West Chairman and GalleyFlash member Danny Hayes, together with South West Development Officer Margaurite Deasy, whereby national schools in the West Cork area were invited to participate. In our locality, Rathbarry National School and Lisavaird National School accepted this invitation and represented the Galley and their schools on the day.

Rathbarry National School were represented by two teams on the day. Both teams performed extremely well, finishing second in their respective races. Congratulations to Mark, Michael, Orla & Shane who represented the school on the junior team and to Cian, Daniel, Katie and Tiernan who were on the senior team.

Meanwhile, Lisavaird National School were represented by four teams on the day, winning three of these races in fine style. Representing Lisavaird National School were Sinead Kingston, Ciara Hourihane, Cait O’Mahony, Amy Elphick, Emma Elphick, Olan Murphy, James O’Keeffe, Killian Eady, Patrick McCarthy, Mary Kate Keohane, Caitlin Keating, Aisling Dooley, Lisa Hayes and Miloklay Oramus.

All crews were ably coxed by Bernie O’Donovan.

The club would like to thank our shore crew Donna, Niamh, Mary and Rachel, cox Bernie and photographer Donal for their time on the day. Also, huge thanks to all those who gave up their time on the three Wednesdays leading up to the Schools Regatta to help out with training for the pupils.

Finally, we thank the teachers and pupils of Rathbarry and Lisavaird National Schools for their participation and enthusiasm. We are so proud of your fantastic displays of rowing.


Next up is Ring Regatta on Saturday afternoon with the Gelley's own regatta to follow on Sunday June4th

2017 GalleyFlash News Update 20/05/2017

posted May 20, 2017, 4:56 PM by Donal Hayes   [ updated May 20, 2017, 4:57 PM ]

Despite the blustery conditions, 26 crews lined out for the 2017 2 Oar Challenge at Kilkern Lake earlier today.

Winners on the day were as follows:

U18 Men: James O'Donovan and Jack Conway (Ring Rowing Club)

U18 Ladies: Rachel Collins and Elise Crowley coxed by Paddy Harrington (Galleyflash Rowing Club)

Pre Vet Men: Dave Sheehy and Tim O'Donovan coxed by Carol McCarthy (Kilmacabea Rowing Club)

Pre Vet Ladies: Helen Burchill and Lucy O'Brien (Kilmacabea Rowing Club)

Vet Men: John Burchill and Pa O'Sullivan coxed by Carol McCarthy (Kilmacabea Rowing Club)

Vet Ladies: Kathy Galvin and Tina O'Sullivan (Kilmacabea Rowing Club)

Open Men: John Harrington and Micheál Harrington coxed by Rachel Collins (GalleyFlash Rowing Club)

Open Ladies: Niamh Hayes and Roni Hawe coxed by Danny Hayes (GalleyFlash Rowing Club)

The club thanks all those who made the day a success; to Courtmacsherry Rowing ClubKilmacsimon Rowing Club, Kilmacabea Rowing Club and Ring Rowing Club for their support, to all rowers and coxes for putting on some fantastic races and to all those who helped in any way.

The Inaugural South West Rowing Schools takes place on Sunday 21st at Kilkern Lake. Primary schools from across West Cork have been receiving mentoring from their local clubs over the past number of weeks, in preparation for this event. GalleyFlash has been delighted by two of their local schools; Rathbarry NS and Lisavaird accepting the invitation to participate in this novel event. Training sessions have been taking place on Wednesday mornings over the past weeks, a group of volunteers from the club headed up by Junior Club Captain Donna Burke have been putting these young rowers through their paces.Everyone at the club sends best wishes to their local schools and indeed all the rowers.  

2017 GalleyFlash News Update 10/05/2017

posted May 10, 2017, 3:55 PM by Donal Hayes   [ updated May 10, 2017, 3:55 PM ]

GalleyFlash Rowing Club was represented by three crews at the Kilmacsimon Head of the River. 
Our Ladies crew comprised Jo Cannon, Niamh Hayes, Roni Hawe and Julie Harrington. (2nd Ladies)
The first of our Men's crews was made up of Danny Hayes, Sean Keohane, Ger Cullinane and Joseph Dennehy (Kilmacsimon).(7th Mens)
Our other Men's crew comprised John Harrington, Micheal Harrington, Jim Ahern and Paddy Harrington. (2nd Mens)
All crews were coxed by Rachel Collins. Well done to all involved.
Aoife Godwin-Coomes represented the club at the South Coast Indoor Rowing Championship 2017. on the May Bank holiday
Club Vice -President Bernie O'Donovan was elected as Registrar of the Icrf at its Agm on May 6th
Preparations for the SWCYRA Schools Regatta continue with 5th & 6th pupils of Rathbarry and Lisavaird National schools attending weekly coaching sessions at Kilkern Lake, the regatta iself takes place on Sunday May 21th at the clubs facility at Kilkern.
Meanwhile this Sunday May 14th is the date for this years GalleyFlash Two Oar Challenge 
This event puts the cream of the crop of coastal rowers in Cork into competition in a challenge of endurance and strength with the twist of having the crew size reduced from four rowers to just two. Spectators can avail of the unique opportunity to witness the efforts of the rowers while having the advantage of being able to view the entire course from the shore.
2 Oar Racing – What is it?
There has been great interest this year from new people wanting to take part in the 2 oar racing with a lot of questions. We will try to address them here.
What is a 2 Oar race:
It is where 2 rowers row in the middle 2 seats of a ICRF one Design Boat. The Cox must sit in the proper coxes seat and remain there for the duration of the race.
The course at Kilkern Lake is a standard race including a turn. It is approx 4 mins long for adult rowers.
All are welcome to join us to view this wonderful spectacle of coastal rowing. First race 3pm
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2017 GalleyFlash News Update 23/04/2017

posted Apr 23, 2017, 6:26 AM by Donal Hayes   [ updated Apr 23, 2017, 6:40 AM ]

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of GalleyFlash Rowing Club was held on Sunday, January 22nd, in the Parish Hall, Rathbarry. With a large crowd in attendance the committee for the forthcoming year was elected as follows:

President: PatJoe Harrington

Vice Presidents: Fr. Pat McCarthy, Denis Hayes, Mrs. Ellie O’Donovan, Mike Feen and Bernie O’Donovan

Chairman: Donal Hayes

Secretary: Ruth Harrington

Treasurer: Sheila Hayes

Registrar: Margaret Hayes

Public Relations Officer: Sandra Hayes Buckley

Senior Club Captain: Micheál Harrington

Senior Club Coach: John Harrington

Junior Club Captain: Donna Burke

Junior Club Coach: Niamh Hayes

Child Protection Officers: Ger Cullinane and Donna Burke

Safety Officer: Jim Ahern

Club Logistics Manager: Darren Cannon

A discussion ensued recalling the achievements of the club over the past 12 months. Fr. McCarthy paid tribute to the club for their involvement in continuing the Ardfield Rathbarry Parish Remembrance Tree initiative. A full re-cap on the 2016 season can be found on the club’s website – www.galleyflash.com

GalleyFlash Rowing Club were delighted to present the proceeds of the 2016 Ardfield Rathbarry Remembrance Tree to the Irish Community Air Ambulance in St. James’ Park, Ardfield, on Saturday last, January 28th.

The purpose of the Remembrance Tree was to give people of the community the opportunity to remember those not with us at Christmas; those who had passed away, those in hospital and those unable to return home for Christmas and in doing so, supporting an organisation that would be of benefit to the community as a whole. Following the success of the 2015 Remembrance Tree on the grounds of St. Michael’s Church, Rathbarry, it was decided that the 2016 tree would be erected on the grounds of St. James’ Church, Ardfield.

The club would once again like to express sincere gratitude to the Ardfield Rathbarry community for supporting the Remembrance Tree and in turn, helping to get the Irish Community Air Ambulance off the ground.


Pictured are members of the GalleyFlash Ardfield Rathbarry Remembrance Tree group presenting Ann Kelly, Irish Community Air Ambulance, with the proceeds of the 2016 Ardfield Rathbarry Remembrance Tree. L to R: Donal Hayes, Chairman GalleyFlash Rowing Club; Fr. Pat McCarthy, Ardfield Rathbarry Parish Priest; Ann Kelly, Irish Community Air Ambulance; Margaret Hayes, Registrar GalleyFlash Rowing Club; Kathleen Harrington, GalleyFlash Rowing Club; John Harrington, Senior Club Coach GalleyFlash Rowing Club; and Julie Harrington, GalleyFlash Rowing Club.

The boathouse continues to slowly transform form a store house to a club house with thanks to the group of volunteers who decorated and especially Darren and Jim for clearing out building and laying out new setup. Behind the scenes Ger and Danny’s facilities upgrade project continues.

 

Lexi Burke and Rachel Collins today represented GalleyFlash Rowing Club at the South West Rowing Swimming Gala in Dunmanway. Lexi finished in 3rd place in the U8 Girls. Meanwhile, Rachel finished in Joint 3rd place in the U16 Ladies, 3rd in the U18 Ladies and 2nd in the Open Ladies category. Well done to Lexi and Rachel and many thanks to all at the SWCYRA for reviving this great event.


Club registeration day was on March 5th and a highly succesfull open day was held on March 12th

The Rowing Club are delighted to be beneficiaries of a fundraising night in the Ocean View, Ownahincha on Sunday, 19th March where Martin Kearney and One for the road provided the entertainment.

The club would like to sincerely thank John and the Connolly family for this generous gesture.

 

Well done to Galley rower Rachel Collins who took part in the  coxing course organised by South West Rowing.

Many thanks also to our members who gave up their time in assisting with the course.

 

The Galley fleet returned to the water the following weekend as training started to migrate out doors

The rowing based event of the 2017 season takes place this Sunday April 23rd at the Head of the River event in Kilmacsimon

The Galley hope to have a number of crews at event.

 

 

 

 

 

2017 GalleyFlash News Update 01/01/2017

posted Jan 1, 2017, 1:16 PM by Donal Hayes   [ updated Jan 1, 2017, 1:17 PM ]

GalleyFlash Rowing Club would like to thank all those who supported the annual Ardfield Rathbarry Remembrance Tree this year.

A special word of thanks to club members Donal, Margaret, Breeda, Danny, Kathleen, Julie and John for selling the lights; Paul and Gary for helping to erect the Christmas Tree; Mark for sourcing the tree; Frances Hurley for helping at the Remembrance service; the choir for singing and Fr McCarthy and the Beamish family for all their help.

A mass will be offered for those remembered on January 14th in St.Michael's Church, Rathbarry at 7pm.

The presentation to Irish Community Air Ambulance will take place at a later date.

Over the Christmas period work resumed on the boathouse, with the interior walls being firstly sealed and then painted to brighten up the training/ meeting area, externally work continues on current phase or redevelopment.

2016 GalleyFlash News Update 11/12/2016

posted Dec 11, 2016, 12:16 PM by Donal Hayes   [ updated Dec 11, 2016, 12:30 PM ]

Last year the club launched what had hoped to become an annual event, when it erected a Remembrance tree on the grounds of Rathbarry Church.
The purpose of the tree was to give people of the community the opportunity to remember those not with us at Christmas, those who had passed to their eternal reward, those in hospital and those unable to return home for Christmas.

Lights for the tree were sold in the run up to Christmas and the proceeds of the event were shared with the local Senior Citizens group
This year the tree is to be erected on the grounds of Ardfield Church. The beneficiaries of this years Remembrance Tree will be Irish Community Air Ambulance The new air ambulance service for Munster which is set to go into service early next year. Locally the Feargal Beamish Memorial Walk, Run & Cycle has done much to raise funds and awareness for this project. 
Your support for our Remembrance Tree would be gratefully received
Lights will be on sale at €10 before and after masses in both Ardfield and Rathbarry Churches on December 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th or by phoning 085 7439146
The lighting of the tree and a short Remembrance service will take place on Christmas morning directly after 10.30 mass


A huge thank you to Rathbarry & District Vintage Club for their presentation to Galleyflash Rowing Club on Friday Dec 9th. Thanks to all in the vintage club and to each and everyone involved with the Vintage Day and the Dublin City Ramblers Concert. The time and effort into organising events such as these is immense and often goes unnoticed. So to all involved we salute you and thanks again.

Finally congratulations and best wishes from everyone at GalleyFlash Rowing Club to our Public Relations Officer Sandra Hayes on her marriage to Brendan BuckleyWe hope they had a fantastic day and a long and happy life together

2016 GalleyFlash News Update 30/10/2016

posted Oct 30, 2016, 12:44 PM by Donal Hayes   [ updated Oct 30, 2016, 12:45 PM ]

Torrential rain saw the entry to Run Forest Run limited to a smaller than usual field. Patrick Griffin emerged victorious in the male category with Geraldine being the first lady to complete the run. Well done to all competitors who braved the elements and thanks again to everyone who help organise and marshal the event.
The  weather on the following Sunday was much better for the Rathbarry & District Vintage clubs annual vintage run and fun day. While the ongoing poor farming conditions caused a curtailment of the outdoor sideshows a great day out was had by all ant the rowing club again thanks all involved, as it, along with COPE stands to benefit from the proceeds of the day. https://www.facebook.com/1698749037038307/videos/1793553870891156/
The following weekend at the SWCYRA 8 Galley crews collected medals including the Gold medals and championship Cup for the Senior men as the awards for the South West Championship season were presented. Well done to all Galley crews over the season
At the SWCYRA AGM a couple of weeks later  a number of Galley members were elected to the committee for the forthcoming season , Chairman Danny Hayes. Secretary Bernie O'Donovan and PRO Paddy Harrington.

After their success in the All-Ireland the GalleyFlash Senior men rowers decided to try their hand at a different type of rowing and competed in both the Irish Open in Courtmacsherry and the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco. Barry Hooper competed in the single sculls class and emerged victorious in the Irish Open and was unlucky not to qualify for the A final in Monaco, eventually coming in seventh in the B final. John Harrington, Mark O'Brien and Paul Deasy joined force with Denis O'Donovan from Courtmacsherry Rowing Club and Rob Farrissey from Kilmacsimon Rowing Club to form a team in the CM4x+ category. They came in fifth in the A-final in Courtmacsherry and tenth in the B-Final in Monoco

Finally all at GalleyFlash Rowing Club were saddened to learn of the death of Mr. Donal Hayes Snr.  
Donal was father of GalleyFlash Chairman Donal Hayes Jnr., along with club members Martin and Mary (O'Hea); father-in-law of club Registrar Margaret and rower Breeda; and grandfather of Public Relations Officer Sandra, coach and cox Danny, rowers and former rowers; Carol, Niamh, Lisa, Danielle, Reuben, Cian and Tomás. 
The club extends heartfelt condolences to the entire Hayes family at this sad time.
May he rest in peace..


2016 GalleyFlash News Update 14/09/2016

posted Sep 15, 2016, 3:38 PM by Donal Hayes   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 3:39 PM ]

The 2016 Run Forest Run will take place on Sunday, September 18th at 12 noon.

Following the great success of last year's event, the 5 mile multi-terrain run returns. Starting at Galleyflash Rowing Club's boathouse in Kilkern Lake, the run will follow the path of the Lake Walk to Rathbarry and will then move onto Castlefreke Woods with sections of road running, an off-road path and beach running on Long Strand all making an appearance. See map attached for further details. 
Entry for this multi-terrain race is €10.


Also making a return is the traditional 5km walk route. Starting at Galleyflash Rowing Club's boathouse at Kilkern Lake, the route follows the coastal road near Long Strand towards Galley Head turning left over on this road heading towards our sponsors at Fishers Cross, then left again towards another sponsors John Hayes Tractor Sales before heading back to Kilkern Lake. Map of the 5km walk route is also attached. 
Entry for walkers of this 5km route is €5

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Registration opens at 11am on the morning of September 18th at Galleyflash Rowing Club's boathouse at Kilkern Lake.

2016 GalleyFlash News Update 04/09/2016

posted Sep 4, 2016, 9:23 AM by Donal Hayes   [ updated Sep 4, 2016, 9:32 AM ]

GalleyFlash Rowing Club notes

GalleyFlash Chairman Donal Hayes presents the club's U18 team with their gold medals following their victory at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge at Kilkern Lake on August 28th.

GalleyFlash Chairman Donal Hayes presents the club’s U18 team with their gold medals following their victory at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge at Kilkern Lake on August 28th.

GalleyFlash Rowing Club will host a social rowing evening at Kilkern Lake on Friday, September 2nd at 7pm. This poses an opportunity for anyone interested in trying out the sport of coastal rowing to do so. 

Galley rowers Declan Carroll, Stephen Magee and cox Gary Lombard are presented with their gold medals following their victory in the Veteran Men's category at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge.

Galley rowers Declan Carroll, Stephen Magee and cox Gary Lombard are presented with their gold medals following their victory in the Veteran Men’s category at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge.

Meanwhile, the club was delighted to welcome Mayor of Clonakilty, Anthony McDermott, to Kilkern Lake on the evening of August 27th to celebrate the fantastic achievements of Paul and Gary O’Donovan at both the Olympics and World Championships. 

GalleyFlash Veteran Ladies crew of Bernie O'Donovan, Jo Cannon and cox Gary Lombard in action at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

GalleyFlash Veteran Ladies crew of Bernie O’Donovan, Jo Cannon and cox Gary Lombard in action at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

On the following day, the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge was held on Sunday, August 28th at Kilkern Lake. Sunshine greeted rowers and spectators alike to the club’s final rowing event of 2016. The club thanks all those who supported the event, especially JJ McCarthy for starting the races, PatJoe for the use of his amplification equipment, to all those who provided baking, to those who made the teas and of course, to all those who rowed on the day. Special thanks to the representatives from Kilmacsimon, Courtmacsherry, Blackrock and Rushbrooke for their participation and support. 

GalleyFlash Pre Vet Men who were announced as the club's Team of the Year following their voluntary contribution to the club throughout the year.

GalleyFlash Pre Vet Men who were announced as the club’s Team of the Year following their voluntary contribution to the club throughout the year.

Results on the day were as follows:

U16 

1st Blackrock A 

2nd Blackrock B

U18 

1st GalleyFlash (Gary Lombard, Daniel Godwin-Coombes and cox Danny Hayes)

2nd Blackrock A 

3rd Blackrock B

GalleyFlash Pre Vet Men are presented with the Mary Kate O'Driscoll Team of the Year Shield for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the club during the 2016 season. Missing from photo is Jim Ahern.

GalleyFlash Pre Vet Men are presented with the Mary Kate O’Driscoll Team of the Year Shield for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the club during the 2016 season. Missing from photo is Jim Ahern.

Pre Vet Ladies 

1st GalleyFlash (Julie Harrington, Breeda Hayes and cox Micheál Harrington) 

Vet Ladies 

1st Courtmacsherry 

2nd GalleyFlash (Bernie O’Donovan, Jo Cannon and cox Gary Lombard)

Sean Keohane and Ger Cullinane after their heat at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

Sean Keohane and Ger Cullinane after their heat at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

Vet Men 

1st GalleyFlash B (Stephen Magee, Declan Carroll and cox Gary Lombard) 

2nd GalleyFlash A (Jim Ahern, Darren Cannon and cox Paddy Harrington)

Ladies 

1st GalleyFlash B (Laura Connolly, Donna Burke and cox Gary Lombard) 

2nd Courtmacsherry 

3rd GalleyFlash A (Julie Harrington, Breeda Hayes and cox Gary Lombard)

 Local TD Jim Daly with the GalleyFlash Senior Men's crew of Paul Deasy, Mark O'Brien, Barry Hooper, John Harrington and cox Julie Harrington who recently won double gold at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal in the Cork Yawl Men and Senior Men categories.

Local TD Jim Daly with the GalleyFlash Senior Men’s crew of Paul Deasy, Mark O’Brien, Barry Hooper, John Harrington and cox Julie Harrington who recently won double gold at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal in the Cork Yawl Men and Senior Men categories.

Men (B final) 

1st GalleyFlash B (Dave McCarthy, Danny Hayes and cox Gary Lombard) 

2nd GalleyFlash A (Ken Cullinane, Mike Turner and cox Micheál Harrington)

Men (A final) 

1st GalleyFlash A (Paul Deasy, John Harrington and cox Julie Harrington) 

2nd GalleyFlash B (Barry Hooper, Mark O’Brien and cox Gary Lombard) 

3rd Kilmacsimon.

Ken Cullinane and Mike Turner, pictured with cox Micheál Harrington, return to action for the Galley at the 2 Oar Challenge at Kilkern Lake on Sunday last, August 28th.

Ken Cullinane and Mike Turner, pictured with cox Micheál Harrington, return to action for the Galley at the 2 Oar Challenge at Kilkern Lake on Sunday last, August 28th.

The club was also represented by two further mens teams on the day, namely Micheál and Paddy Harrington, and Ger Cullinane and Sean Keohane. Both of these crews were ably coxed by Gary Lombard.

GalleyFlash Pre Vet Ladies crew Julie Harrington, Breeda Hayes and cox Micheál Harrington who won the Pre Vet Ladies category at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

GalleyFlash Pre Vet Ladies crew Julie Harrington, Breeda Hayes and cox Micheál Harrington who won the Pre Vet Ladies category at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

Also on the evening of August 28th, the club’s “Team of the Year” was announced, with the honour going to the Pre Vet Men’s team of Stephen Magee, Declan Carroll, Darren Cannon, Jim Ahern and cox Gary Lombard for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the enhancement of the club throughout the year. This crew comprised entirely of debutantes this year with Gary making his coxing debut and all four rowers rowing for the very first time. We look forward to many more seasons of rowing action from our Bobsleigh Team.

Paul Deasy, John Harrington and cox Julie Harrington, GalleyFlash, are presented with the Men's cup after winning the Men's A Final at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

Paul Deasy, John Harrington and cox Julie Harrington, GalleyFlash, are presented with the Men’s cup after winning the Men’s A Final at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

 

Mayor of Clonakilty, Anthony McDermott, joins members of GalleyFlash Rowing Club at Kilkern Lake to convey a message of congratulations to the O'Donovan brothers on their fantastic achievements recently.

Mayor of Clonakilty, Anthony McDermott, joins members of GalleyFlash Rowing Club at Kilkern Lake to convey a message of congratulations to the O’Donovan brothers on their fantastic achievements recently.

 

Galley Ladies Laura Connolly and Donna Burke with cox Gary Lombard following their victory in the Ladies 2 Oar final at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

Galley Ladies Laura Connolly and Donna Burke with cox Gary Lombard following their victory in the Ladies 2 Oar final at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

 

Danny Hayes and Dave McCarthy, winners of the Men's B Final at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

Danny Hayes and Dave McCarthy, winners of the Men’s B Final at the GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

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