Paul McCarthy RIP (4th June 2016)

Written by Administrator Wednesday, 08 June 2016 15:02

It was with deep shock and overwhelming sadness that we learnt of the unexpected passing of esteemed member and former Captain, Paul McCarthy on Saturday 4th June. Paul’s rowing story began with his father Ebbie rowing for Cork Boat Club in the 1940’s as part of a Colaiste Chriost Ri schools crew. Paul himself rowed for the club first as a schoolboy in the 1980’s and had many successes on the water including winning outright the Cork Sculling Ladder as a junior in 1988; semi-finalist in the Thames Cup at Henley Royal Regatta and member of the 1990 Intermediate Championship winning eight. He proved himself to be a formidable adversary in rowing and whatever else he set his mind to as he possessed a steely competitive nature beneath the carefree exterior. He had a wide circle of friends across many of his varied interests due to his generous nature and infectious personality. Time spent with Paul, whether training, racing or simply travelling to and from regattas was a guaranteed source of laughter and memories that we all treasure fondly. His contribution to Cork Boat Club was immense and his loss leaves us with a huge void that will be hard to fill.

Our thoughts are utmost with his wife Claire, daughter Fia and family.

‘An honest man here lies at rest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm'd,
Few heads with knowledge so inform'd;
If there's another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.’

Robert Burns


Golf Classic - Douglas Golf Club - Friday 22nd July 2016

Written by The Pro! Thursday, 26 May 2016 18:23

Cork Boat Club Annual Golf Outing

To be held in Douglas Golf Club (by kind permission) Friday 22nd July 2016

We are looking for your generous support and sponsorship for our Annual Golf Classic.

We have close to 80 young people rowing out of Cork Boat Club at the moment. This could not be possible without our various fundraising throughout the year of which the golf classic is the biggest. You cannot underestimate the joy the children get from the activity of rowing which allows them to partake in a sport out in the fresh air with their friends.

Carrying on from our huge success of seven Irish Championships in 2014 we added another 2 championships last year and we are hopeful we will add more to this tally in July 2016. '

The entry fee this year is € 260 for a team of three, which includes a two course meal for each team member. Tee boxes can also be sponsored for € 125.00

Thanking you in anticipation of your entry, and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

If you need more information, you can contact the organisers on email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or any of the numbers listed below.

The Team Entry form is available >> H E R E <<

Yours in rowing,

John Mackey - Tel(086) 8118422

Joe Casey - Tel (087) 3200085

Anne Walsh - Tel (021) 4295005

Established  1899


SUMMER ROWING CAMP - 8 to 12th August 2016

Written by Captain Tuesday, 10 May 2016 11:28

Cork Boat Club’s summer camp is aimed at boys & girls aged 12+ who wish to learn how to row or to improve their technique. The emphasis is on water safety, fun out in the open air, exercise, teamwork, making new friends and simply experiencing the joy of rowing!

The camp will run from Monday August 8th to Friday August 12th 2016 from 10:00-14:00.

You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment, as numbers will be limited.

The Application form is available >> HERE <<<




Rowing Ireland Anti-Bullying Policy

Written by Captain Thursday, 07 April 2016 20:46

Please note that all members of Cork Boat Club must adhere to the anti-bullying policy as set out by Rowing Ireland.

Click here for the Rowing Ireland Anti-Bullying Policy



Newsletter Feb 2016

Written by Brian Crean Saturday, 27 February 2016 12:42

The February 2016 Newsletter is available here.

Newsletter 2016


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