Parents Information Booklet & Membership form

Written by Secretary Saturday, 21 September 2013 21:23

Please be advised that the following 2 documents are now available on the club website:

Parents Information Booklet - here

2013-2014 Membership form -  here





Cork Boat Club Child Welfare Policy

Written by Brian Crean Wednesday, 01 May 2013 21:08


Dear Coaches, Volunteers and Parents,

In the interests of child welfare and in line with best practise, Cork Boat Club committee has recently reviewed guidelines from Rowing Ireland on this topic and have also consulted with external practitioners to help us put together a child welfare policy which will ensure a safe operating environment for all our minor rowers, our coaches and volunteers.

We are attaching the new policy which was recently approved by Cork Boat Club Committee having consulted with the Club Captain and a some club coaches at a recent coaches meeting. We feel that this reflects the many communications challenges in the multi-media world in which we live today. We request that all club coaches and volunteers embrace the spirit of this document.

Some key changes to note:

We are asking that no private online connections exist between coaches / volunteers and minor rowers via Facebook, Twitter, Text messaging, Skype, social media etc. All messaging regarding squad or club events such as training times, crew selection etc. should only happen in open forum via the Club Facebook Group or an officially designated squad Facebook group. All coaches / volunteers are asked to un-friend minor rowers on Facebook if those connections exist and to ensure that no private connections with minor rowers exist via any of the modern social media.

The Club's Child Welfare Officers, Frank O’Leary and Karen Jeffers, are available to answer queries at any time.

The policy document can be accessed here.

The document can be reviewed and altered, if necessary, over time.


Best Regards,

Frank O'Leary and Karen Jeffers



Launching the New Boat Fund

Written by WebAdmin Monday, 04 February 2013 23:07

Dear Friend of Cork Boat Club,
Our Club has undergone many positive changes in recent times. We have grown our membership to record levels especially with so many new younger members, our building and grounds have been greatly improved and a new sense of community has emerged with parents getting heavily involved in helping the club with our Café and other projects. We should all be proud that we are truly a club that is going places thanks to so many people getting involved and the great Boat Club spirit we witness every day.
As we continue to aim for new heights as a Club, the need for new sources of funding has become very clear. We have made solid progress in getting new sponsorship from local companies and getting grant aid from some sources, and members continue to give huge support to our many one-off fundraising initiatives such as our annual Race Night and our recent Defibrillator fundraiser. However a Boat Club of our size and infrastructure requires significant funding to maintain a reasonable quality of boats, buildings and services and we often find ourselves making difficult decisions over spending priorities and having to postpone essential projects due to lack of funds.
To try to improve our ability to specifically purchase boats and boating equipment, we are launching a New Cork Boat Club Boat Fund in February. This will be managed by Cork Boat Club Committee on behalf of the members and will give us much needed monthly cash-flow to buy boats, spare parts etc on an ongoing basis.
We know that times are very tough for everyone, and not everyone will be able to support this plan, but we hope that as many of you as possible including our Boat Club diaspora, will find it possible to support this drive. Our ask is that parents, members and former members who feel they can support the new boat fund will sign up as soon as possible.  
We have pitched the monthly contribution at €15 but any monthly amount would be fantastic. To give you a sense of how this could make a difference to your Club - if we are lucky enough to get 30 members / parents to contribute, it will generate €450 per month or €5400 per year – that is a HUGE amount of new funding for the club, which would make an immense difference to everyone.
We are targeting February 18th as the first withdrawal date but any date of your choosing is not an issue. If you feel you can sign up, the club and future generations of Cork Boat Club would be most grateful. It will genuinely give us a new platform to grow as a Club.
Please use the attached standing order form which has all relevant details and you can either return it to me (Emmet Walsh, President Cork Boat Club, 14 Carmen Lawn, Rochestown, Cork) or return it yourself to your own bank. Please feel to call me directly on 086-3965670 with any queries.
You will find the Standing Order form here
Thank you for your consideration and as always, Go Boat Club!
Emmet Walsh
President, Cork Boat Club
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Henley Royal Regatta latest

Written by John MCDonagh Wednesday, 27 June 2012 21:52

Well done to the Cork Boat Club mens senior four who represented the club well today in the second round of the Wyfold Club fours event at Henley Royal regatta. Despite a brave effort they were beaten by Roy Roy Boat club in a hard fought contest.

Boat club had beaten Cardiff City Rowing Club yesterday when they won by 1 length in a time of 7:52.

Well done to John Paul Collins, Stephen Carroll, Colm Dowling and Shane MacEoin for representing the club well at this level, you've done the club proud.


If you want to listen to the racing online you can do so on the Henley Royal Regatta website: listen-live/



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