Potter & Lee Discuss Limericks’ Boating & Rowing Histories

By Raffaele Rocca / June 3, 2020 /

In this episode Dr Matthew G Potter – curator of LM – Limerick Museum – and & George Lee look back on the history of Limerick’s boat clubs. St. Michael’s Rowing Club (SMRC) Limerick Boat Club Athlunkard Boat ClubShannon Rowing Club Limerick Curragower Boat Club. It really it a top class piece with some little known and interesting facts about the history or rowing in…

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St Michael’s RC to host 3rd Masters Regatta on Saturday

By Raffaele Rocca / August 20, 2019 /

St Michael’s Rowing Club will host its 3rd annual Masters Regatta from the O’Callaghan Strand boathouse on Saturday, August 24th from 10am-3pm. St Michael’s established Ireland’s first dedicated Masters Regatta in 2017 and the event has grown year on year. The 2019 Regatta will see 75 crews from 16 clubs visiting the club to race in 20…

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Worlds End Triathlon celebrates its 10th Anniversry

By John Keogh / August 9, 2019 /

The annual World’s End Triathlon and Try-a-Tri takes place on 17th August, 2019 and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the event. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Castleconnell Boat Club who continue to produce National and International rowing champions at both junior and adult level. The Sprint Triathlon is open…

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St Michael’s Enjoy Huge Success at National Rowing Championships

By Raffaele Rocca / July 18, 2019 /

St. Michael’s had considerable success across the board at the recent National Rowing Championships in Inniscarra, Co. Cork last weekend. The club rounded off an impressive season which also saw a host of overseas wins as well as silverware being picked up by a number of younger crews at a number of domestic events. The…

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Big weekend of action ahead for St Michael’s Rowing Club

By John Keogh / July 8, 2019 /

With the long domestic season finally coming to a close, all attention within St. Michael’s Rowing Club is now firmly fixed on the National Championships. They take place in Inniscarra, Co. Cork next weekend from the 12th-14th July. Many of the athletes will be eager to prove themselves after a disappointing regatta season. The racing…

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Busy few weeks for St Michaels Rowing Club

By Jack Neville / June 4, 2019 /

It’s been a busy few weeks for the oarsmen and oarswomen in St. Michael’s Rowing Club, having competed at two international regattas in as many weekends, first the National School’s Regatta, the largest junior regatta in the UK, followed then by London Metropolitan Regatta the weekend after, both taking place at Dorney Lake, Eton. The…

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Limerick rower selected on Irish team for European Rowing Junior Championships

By Jack Neville / May 15, 2019 /

Rowing Ireland’s Lead Coach for Junior Men, Fran Keane has announced the Junior Men’s Team that will compete at the 2019 European Rowing Junior Championships in Essen, Germany with Limerick’s James O’Donovan named on the JM4+ crew. The European Rowing Junior Championships will take place on the 18th and 19th of May. Rowing Ireland’s Lead…

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149th Limerick Regatta set to take place this weekend

By Jack Neville / April 24, 2019 /

The 149th Limerick Regatta will be held on Saturday, April 27th in the picturesque village of O’Briensbridge, Co. Clare. The regatta committee, made up of the 6 Limerick based clubs, will welcome 26 clubs from all over Ireland and this year will also welcome visiting Masters crews from West Point Rowing Club USA. The regatta…

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St Michael’s Rowing Club’s Head of the River to take place this Saturday

By Jack Neville / March 13, 2019 /

Following on from the success of last year’s event, the annual St. Michael’s Head of the River will take place in Limerick City on Saturday next, 16th March. Attracting crews from all corners of the country, the event will be sure to provide some fiercely competitive racing as well as fantastic views for spectators from…

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Great success for St Michael’s Rowing Club at Masters Regatta

By Jack Neville / September 3, 2018 /

Following what was a packed schedule of racing at home and abroad, there was room to squeeze in one last regatta into the Summer season, with the St. Michael’s Masters’ Regatta taking place on the Shannon in front of large crowds, many unused to seeing a regatta take place on the tidal stretch of the…

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