The first night of the 30th Season of the FRC Table commences on Monday, 7 of October with the very popular Fermoy Cycling Club. The following Monday 14th October will be the turn of Colaiste An Chraoibhin. The very popular Quiz Master is Jim Lysaght and his team of corrector's who work tirelessly every Monday night to deliver such a high standard of quiz.
We are very proud to say that we have raised over €300,000 for local clubs and organisations during that time. Tables of 5 will cost €30. If you would like more information do not hesitate to contact Danny Higgins on 087 6638438.
Youghal to Cappoquin September 1st 2012
The Photo Gallery is undergoing some maintainance and will be offline for a few days. FRC would like to apologise for any inconivence caused by this distruption.
Fermoy Rowing Club Notes
A great turn-out for St Stephen's Morning
The Club hosted a very enjoyable annual at-home St Stephen's Morning Regatta with over one hundred past and present members taking part. The official race starter was Danny Higgins, assisted by Brian Shinnick. The umpire Jim Hackett was assisted by Paul Fisher.
The races were divided into six races for Eights and eight Quad races. Racing started at 10.30am and continued until 2.30pm, with all races very closely competed. Activities were very well organised by the Captain Stephen Donnellan.
In the Eights Final, the Captain's Crew of P. Mannix, P. Dunphy, J. McGrath, F. Donnellan (cox) S. Donnellan, P. Hickey, E. Harris-O'Sullivan, L. Rice and Tony O'Brien defeated the President's Crew by a quarter of a length in a thrilling race.
After the final the Christine King Trophy was presented by the Chairman Pa Granville.
Eight Quads took part in the at-home regatta and the Chairman's Crew of E Gormley, D Pyne, D Fisher and O Bradley defeated the Secretary's Crew.
The at-home regatta was enjoyed the sizeable crowd which gathered along Barnane Walk for the occasion. After the races finished there was a very enjoyable get-together in the Lounge, organised by the Ladies' Committee. Refreshments and live music ensured a very good evening for the Club.
Crews travel to Cork Boat Club
Fermoy crews were invited by Cork Boat Club to attend their annual Christmas Row-In in Wednesday the 28th of December. The trip was organised by Ray Connolly of Cork Boat Club and Fermoy's Captain Stephen Donnellan. All coaches travelled on the morning and the Club enjoyed a very worthwhile wok-out throughout the day, despite inclement weather conditions.
The Captain and coaches are now looking forward to the 2012 season, which starts at St Michael's Head of the River, which will take place at O'Brien's Bridge in County Clare on Saturday the 28th of January. Cork Head of the River follows in February with Fermoy Head of the River in March so it will be very busy for crews and coaches for the next number of months.
Fermoy Rowing Club's Table Quiz returns to the Grand Hotel for the 2012 Season at 8.30pm on Monday the 9th of January. The first quiz is in aid of Chernobyl Children with the Fermoy Concert Band featuring on the 16th, the Blackwater Day Centre on the 23rd and Kilmagnier National School Parents' Association on the 30th.
St Stephen's Morning. Pa Granville (Chairman Fermoy Rowing Club) presenting the Christina King Trophy to Fergal Donnellan, cox of the winning crew. Left to right: P. Mannix, P. Dunphy, J. McGrath, F. Donnellan (cox) Pa Granville (Chairman) S. Donnellan, P. Hickey, E. Harris-O'Sullivan, L. Rice and Tony O'Brien.
Quad Race. Winners of the St Stephen's Morning Quad Race: E Gormley, D Pyne, D Fisher and O Bradley.
Captain's Crew. The Captain's Crew beating the President's Crew in the Men's Eights Final on St Stephen's Morning.
At the recent monthly committee meeting a vote of sympathy was passed for Margaret Barnes and family on the death of Margaret's brother John McGrath, Pallasgreen, Co Limerick. Margaret's family has had a long association with Fermoy Rowing Club.
Fermoy's Hilary Shinnick has won the "Junior Achiever in Sports" award in the Cork Sports Partnership Awards. She will receive her presentation on this Friday evening in the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig. Congratulations and well done to Hilary from all in the Club.
Cork Head of the River: Liam Rice and Michael Lyons, winners of the Intermediate Double Sculls at Cork Head of the River.
Fermoy Rowing Club Notes
Castleconnell Head of the River on Saturday
The Club has entered a total of sixteen crews for Castleconnell Head of the River which will take place on Saturday at O'Brien's Bridge, County Clare. We have entered a Junior 18 Eight which will consist of: Philip O'Flynn (cox) Eolann Sheehan, Simonas Drumsta, Stephen Geary, Evan Harris O'Sullivan, James O'Mahoney, Sean Connolly, Eoin Donnellan and Darragh O'Callaghan.
We have three Junior 16 Quads, consisting of: (A) Luke Myers, Ruairi Myers, Enda Gormley, Emmett Dorgan and Suraj Theratile; (B) Darragh O'Callaghan, Eoin Donnellan, Sean Connolly, James O'Mahoney and Feargal Donnellan; and Oscar Bradley, Donal Fisher, Charlie McGarvey, Ryan Roche and Emma McEvoy.
Fermoy has two Men's Junior 16 Double Sculls of Ryan Roche and Nicholas Llewellyn, and Luke Myers and Ryan Roche.
Adam Fisher is entered in the Men's Junior 16 Single Scull. In the Men's Junior 14 Coxed Quad we have entered a crew of Cathal Donnellan, Greg Lardner, David Lardner, Shane Patrick Hurley and David Mulcahy (cox). Colm Hurley is entered in the Men's Junior 14 Single Sculls.
We have two Women's Novice Single Sculls: Ashley Whelan and Mary Costigan.
In the Women's Junior 16 Double Scull we have two crews. Zoee Sohun and Eimear Ryan; Jamie Freeman and Emma McEvoy.
In the Women's Junior 16 Single Sculls, Zoee Sohun, Eimear Ryan and Jamie Freeman have entered.
As this is the first outing since crews came back training in September, the results of this Head will give a good indication of hoe crews are performing. The Captain and Coaches are happy with progress so far.
Monday the 7th of November sees the return of Fermoy Rowing Club's ever-popular Table Quiz. The first quiz is for the Rotary Club, to be followed a week later by a quiz for the Sub-Aqua Club.
There will be a special Extraordinary General Meeting of Fermoy Rowing Club on Thursday October 27th. This will take place in the Clubhouse at 8.30pm and is necessary to ratify Club rule changes. All members are requested to attend.
The Club will hold a fund-raising Flag Day on Thursday the 27th of October. This is necessary in order to raise much-needed funds as membership has increased and this has placed a strain on the Club. Last year's entry fees for Regattas cost approximately €7,500 and the upkeep of current equipment will cost over €10,000.
We will hold a Youth Disco on Friday the 28th of October. This starts at 9pm and ends at 11.45pm. These discos are fully supervised by adults and are great fun.