Cork H.O.R. 2014


A total of 14 Fermoy Boats took to the water last Saturday for the first event of the rowing calendar, Cork H.O.R. The challenging 4 KM Course from the Port of Cork sign in the center of Cork City all the way to Blackrock Observatory is one of the best courses to test a crews true grit. Fermoy's Ted Pyne and Gavin Morrison took the course in their stride in the men's J16 double, taking home first in a time of 14 minutes and 18 seconds. Newcomer to FRC Ben Daumann impressed all with his performance in the men's Senior Scull, winning in a time of 14 minutes and 41 seconds. The women's crews also impressed throughout the day, rowing very well to take home 3 third places.




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.

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Rowing Notes January 2012



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.

New Season

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.




Rowing News February 20th 21012

Fermoy Rowing Club Notes

A good weekend for the Club at Cork Head of the River
Fermoy Rowing Club entered a total of twenty crews at last weekend's Cork Head of the River. A Head of the River is a time trial event where crews row against the clock.
The event was held at Marina Court, from Customs House Quay down to Blackrock Castle. Weathher conditions for the morning session were good but it the afternoon things disimproved, with the waters becoming choppy and rough. A total of 396 crews took part in the event travelling from all over Ireland. Fermoy had three very good wins in their sections and two seconds and two thirds.
Our victories came in the Men's Intermediate Double Sculls, with Liam Rice and Michael Lyons winning with a time of 14 minutes and 17 seconds on their first competitive row. The two look to have a very bright future rowing together.   In the Women's Junior 16 Sculls, Zoee Sohun recorded yet another victory with a time of 17:17. Also in the same event Eimear Ryan finished with a time of 17:49. Also in that event Grace Fitzgerald finished fifth with a name of 19: 43. This is Grace's first Head of the River and she shows great potential for the future.
In the Women's Junior 16 Double, the Club entered two crews. The A crew were Jamie Freeman and Eimear Ryan finished third and the B crew of Grace Fitzgerald and Katie O'Neill finished fifth. The Women's Junior 16 Quad of Zoee Sohun, Eimear Ryan, Jamie Freeman and Katie O'Neill finished second with a time of 15:46. All of the Junior 16 crews are coached by Paul Fisher and Ettha Quinn.
The Club entered three Men's Junior 14 Quads. The A and B crews are coached by John Hurley. The A crew consists of: Cathal Donnellan (cox) Colm Hurley, David Mulcahy, Shane Patrick Hurly and Greg Lardner. The B crew is Cian Donnellan (cox) Jack Scannell, James Quirke, Jakob Moskal and Tiernan Ryan. The C crew is coached by Tony O'Brien and consists of Brendan Daly (cox) Ross O'Brien, Ted O'Brien, Simon Mulcahy and Dara Murphy Young.  As this was the first Head of the River event for all three crews, the coaches were quite pleased with their performances.
Our third victory came in the Women's Intermediate Double Scull, with Hilary Twomey and Jesse Twomey winning with a time of 16:20. Our second crew in that event, Rachel Morrison and Breffni O'Brien ran into very rough water and were unable to finish the course.  In the Women's Junior 18 Double Scull, Noelle Ahern and Éidin Shinnick finished fifth.
The Men's Junior 18 Eight of Philip O'Flynn (cox) Eoin Donnellan, Sean Connolly, James O'Mahony, Darragh O'Callaghan, Gary McCarthy, Adam Fisher, Ruari Myers and Luke Myers finished third with a time of 13:51. This crew is coached by Patsy O'Mahony.
The Women's Junior 15 Quad of Selina Cotter (cox) Kate Ann Bartley, Sarah Murphy, Karen O'Sullivan and Alex Aherne finished fifth with a time of 19:15. This is the first Head of the River event for this crew, which is coached by Rhonda Murphy and Karen Clancy.
Votes of Sympathy

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.
A vote of sympathy was passed for Abby Feerick and family on the recent death of the very popular Mattie. Mattie and Abby were always great friends to all in the Club and Abby served on the committee for several years. Some of the family were members of the Club and were always good neighbours.
A vote of sympathy was passed for the Kelly family on the death of their father Tom. A vote of sympathy was passed for the O'Connor family on the death of Pat.
Hilary wins Cork Sports Partnership Award

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.

WJ15 Quad: Women's Junior 15 Quad at Cork Head of the River. Alex Aherne, Sarah Murphy, Karen O'Sullivan and Katie Bartley.

MJ14 Quad: Men's Junior 14 Quad at Cork Head of the River. Greg Lardner, David Mulcahy, Shane Hurley and Colm Hurley.

Rowing Club Notes Oct 18th

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.

Table Quiz

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.

Flag Day

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.

Youth Disco

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.