A Tribute to Ger Healy - Saturday 6th June at 4:00 pm

Written by Chairman Sunday, 24 May 2015 18:33

Ger Healy


Cork Boat Club will hold a special tribute to Ger Healy at 4:00 pm on Saturday 6th June in the Club.  A recently delivered boat will be named in his honour. Ger’s family will attend.


His many friends are invited to attend this special event and make it a memorable occasion especially for his family.  The Cafe and Bar will be open providing food and refreshments.


Why not come and support this tribute to our dear friend who gave so much to Cork Boat Club?

Yours in rowing,

John Mc Carthy

Boat Naming


Rowing Summer Camps - 10-14th August

Written by Captain Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:46

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. Emphasis is on water safety, fun out in the open air, exercise, teamwork, making new friends and simply experiencing the joy of rowing!

The week long Rowing Camps will be run in Cork Boat Club, Blackrock Village from Mon August 10th to Fri August 14th. There will 2 separate camps as follows:

- a morning session from 10-1pm or

- an afternoon session from 1.30-4.30pm

You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment, as numbers will be limited to 12 per class.

Swimming competency is required. Please bring along a change of clothes, towel, hat, sun cream, water & snacks.

The booking form can be found here - http://www.corkboatclub.com/images/2015cbcsummercamp.pdf


Karen McCarthy

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Club Caretaker opportunity

Written by Secretary Friday, 15 May 2015 22:05

Cork Boat Club are on the lookout for a new caretaker as part of the community employment scheme. Please see the job description and eligibility criteria below. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Requirements: Candidates must be age 25 years or older and must have drawn social welfare for at least 1 year.

Objective: To ensure the Cork Boat Club facility is maintained internally and externally in a pristine condition.

Responsible to: Chairman, Cork Boat Club.

Line Manager: Des O’Sullivan, Committee Member.

Title: Caretaker

Hours: 19.5 hours per week (rota to be discussed on appointment)

Main Responsibilities:

- To identify and assist with light carpentry, cleaning, painting and general maintenance of the building and grounds.

- To ensure the club facilities are operating to the highest standards..

- Maintenance of racking for boats and oars.

- To maintain the slipways in a clean condition.

- Maintenance of safety launches and all ancillary safety equipment.

- Highlighting deficiencies or impending difficulties in any of the above areas so that equipment is available for use when required.

- To maintain security standards at the club.

- To prepare oral and written reports as necessary relating to the post.


Kind regards,

Deirdre Griffin

Club Secretary


Cork Boat Club supports The AMBER FLAG initiative

Written by Brian Crean Monday, 04 May 2015 11:32

The AMBER FLAG initiative aims to encourage Schools/Colleges/Clubs/Societies/Organisations to promote and actively bring about a culture change in the promotion of positive mental health within the educational system and other organisations. It is to enhance the already good work that is going on where mental health is concerned by offering an award.

There is wonderful work going on in schools and clubs etc on an individual basis. What the Amber Flag will do is acknowledge these efforts and unite all schools/clubs/societies/community groups in the promotion of “Positive Mental Health”. It becomes a daily topic of conversation leading to a cultural shift where mental health becomes “The Norm” leading to the breaking down of “Stigma” that is associated with mental health resulting in individuals seeking help sooner, when mental health issues arise.

Positive Mental Health aims to:

A. Promote mental health and well-being for all.

B. Prevent mental health problems through increasing awareness, social support, reducing risk factors such as racism, bullying and isolation.

C. Improving quality of life for students/people with mental health problems by promoting recovery through awareness and education.

The culture shift in Mental Health can only become the norm when challenges like achieving the Amber Flag become recognised as a central programme of activity in the schools/clubs and associations.

More details are available at the following links:

Cork Boat Club reference sites

Amber Flag Website



The AMBER FLAG Committee

Stephen Murphy, Deirdre Griffin & Captain Karen McCarthy


Boat Naming Ceremony - Saturday 18th April at 16:30

Written by Chairman Friday, 03 April 2015 10:54

Boat Naming April 2015
Cork Boat Club will hold a Boat Naming Ceremony starting at 4:30 pm in the Club on Saturday 18th April. You, your family and friends are invited to attend this special event.

Boats will be named in honour of Paul Farrelly, Finny Heas and Eamonn O'Brien. Also, Christian Brothers Cork will name their new eight boat.

The Cafe and Bar will be open providing food and refreshments. Music will be provided by the St. Nicholas Brass Band.

This is an important day for the Club and your participation will make it a success. Why not come, have a great time, enjoy the occasion and support your Club?

Yours in Rowing,

John Mc Carthy


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