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SMRC Masters Regatta
Elizabeth Moloney - R.I.P.
Summer Camps - part deaux
Technical sessions for juniors

Well rowed SMRC!
SMRC Summer Camps
Pontoon official launch
Winning weekend for SMRC
New pontoon!!
Limerick & Schools Reggattas
SMRC 2017 HoR Results
SMRC Pontoon Project

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18/8/2017

SMRC Masters Regatta

The draw and schedule is out! Full details are on the RI event page.

We will have 12 finals over 2 hours. How exciting is it going to be to see so many 8's racing on the Shannon?!

Best views will be from Steamboat Quay on the far side of Shannon Bridge

4/8/2017

Elizabeth Moloney - R.I.P.

SMRC would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the Moloney family on the passing of Elizabeth Moloney, mother of our long time member and friend Christy

May she rest in peace.

Arrangements are published here

3/8/2017

Summer Camps - part deaux

Sculling and Pairs training for juniors continues:
Sat 5th - 4pm
Monday 7th - 5pm
Tuesday 8th - 6pm

20/7/2017

Technical sessions for juniors

SMRC is running a series of single sculling and sweep pairs technical sessions for juniors 14’s to 18’s who are not away on holidays. Sessions are open to those who competed in this years championships and plan to compete in 2018. Places limited to 8 singles and 4 pairs per session. Send text to book place to Pat McInerney at 087-9695093 stating name and age.

We will run three sessions per week for the next three weeks starting Tuesday 25th July. Book first and be there at 6pm sharp on Tue 25th July and continuing Wed 26th – Thu 27th July and Tue 1st to Thu 3rd Aug.

**NOTE**Please familiarise yourself with this Capsize Drill before enrolling.

19/7/2017

Well rowed SMRC!

As another season draws to a close, St Michael's would like to thank all our rowers and coaches for their commitment and dedication throughout the season. We may not have those elusive pots to celebrate after the Champs but we had a great season with many successes.

A huge thank you to all the support team including those who rowed the trailers to events and in and out to OBB. Well done to the 2017 committee, the club has never looked so well or been so well equipped for the crews.

Thank you also to the parents and families for their understanding and patience for the early starts, the wet training gear and the dramatic increase in the household budget assigned to pasta.

It takes an army to keep this club going from strength to strength and we appreciate everyone's efforts.

Time now to unload the trailer, take a break and enjoy the summer sun. We'll be back for another round of madness, building on the past season, maintaining what we do well and improving on the areas that need improving on. We will be back bigger, stronger and better season on season.

Well rowed St Michael's!

31/5/2017

SMRC Summer Camps

Our camps will start on two dates in August.
Camp 1: Monday July 31sth @ 11:00 am - Thursday 3rd
Camp 2: Monday Aug 14th @ 08:30 am - Thursday 17th
Cost: €100 for first child and €80 thereafter.

Each day is a four hour block. Start times will change gradually with the tide.
We aim to offer the complete introductory rowing experience to your child:
· Water Safety
· Boat handling & care
· Indoor rowing
· Warm-up & Stretching
· Running
· PT - physical training
· Barbeques
· Sunshine (don't hold your breath on this one!)

On top of this we get the kids to compete on the indoor rowers and get a feel for real races!

Rowing is a demanding sport that requires commitment from athletes, parents and coaches. Fitness is essential as is attendance and participation. We've added the running, warm-up, PT & stretching elements so that your kids get an insight into what the life of a rower really is.

Attendance on SMRC Rowing camps does not entitle you to membership however it is a first step for Junior Rowers.

It is essential that your child can swim and does not have any ailment or condition that could prevent him/her from rowing or be a subsequent danger to themselves, other children or their instructors. The instructors will do their utmost to safeguard your children but need to know anything that may be of cause for concern. If in doubt, just ask.

If your child requires regular medication for whatever reason, please notify us .

** NEW **
You may download the application form here

I'm sure there's plenty more you'd like to know, if so email me here and I'll try to answer your questions.

Thanks,
Joe Cantillon,
SMRC Junior Development Coach.

22/5/2017

Pontoon official launch

The committee of St Michael's Rowing Club are delighted to announce the details of the dedication ceremony to officially open our new pontoon slip.

The event will be held at the Rowing Club on Monday, June 5th at 5.00pm and all members, family and friends are welcome to attend.

The event will also include a special blessing and launch of our new four, the "Jim Monty Ahern".

The Committee will greet a number of individuals closely associated with the funding, registered permissions and construction of the slip at 4.00pm, and then join the assembling membership & guests for the main events at 5.00pm.

St. Michael's are excited to formally dedicate our new pontoon slip as well as an opportunity to remember our very recent Club Captain Jim /Monty.

We hope you will join us on the day.

11/5/2017

Winning weekend for SMRC

Saturday -
A great day for SMRC in Ghent at the Belgian International Championships. Gold for Dec O'Connor in the MLW 1x and for Colm Garvey and Ben McKeon in ML2- & U23 2- & Silver for Tom McKeon and Dylan O'Byrne in Junior and U23 2-.

Not to be undone by our international success we had a fantastic days racing at Castleconnell International Regatta. Wins came in the WJ16 1x, WJ18 4+, WJ16 8, WJ18 2x and also MJ15 8, MJ 14 2x, MMasters 1x, MClub 2 8 & MJ18 B4+.

Sunday -
Day 2 results from Ghent Regatta with Gold for Dylan & Tom in the U23 2- with Colm and Ben taking Bronze in a blanket finish. Dec took Silver in the LW 1x behind the U23 world medalist from Leander.Tom and Dylan were just pipped for silver and came third in the Junior pair behind Belgian coupe pair and a composite from Germany.Colm and Ben just pipped in Lightweight Pair by 2 foot by Nereus.

What a great weekend of rowing from the crews,
well rowed St Michael's!

25/4/2017

New pontoon!!

It's in, it's operational, and we couldn't be more proud!!

It seems many of you from near and far have been tracking the progress on our webcam since the crane and the adult-sized Meccano Set arrived on site.

We received significant financial support from The J.P. McManus Benevolent Fund and also from The Sports Capital Programme (National Lottery), as well as an amazing response from members past and present, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. Thank you all.

There will be an official launch (pun alert), to be announced this week (in other words, as soon as we've all agreed on it!).

25/4/2017

Limerick & Schools Reggattas

Limerick Regatta and the Irish Schools Regattas were held in O'Briens's Bridge on Saturday and Sunday last, and we'd like to congratulate Limerick Regatta Committee on a superb two days of rowing. Of course it's no coincidence that we had a great response from our members, parents and friends for our call for volunteers for the two days. Well done and thank you very much.

SMRC winners - Limerick Regatta
Mens Junior 4+
Women's Junior 16 8+
Mens Junior 14 4x+
Men's Senior 4-
Men's Master 8+ (b-c)
Men's Master 8+ (b-c

SMRC winners - Schools Regatta
Men's U23 4+ Ard Scoil Ris
Men's U23 2- Ars Scoil Ris
and of course Laurel Hill Junior girls on their joint win of the Victor Ludorum Trophy for best overall school.

Well rowed all our SMRC crews, superb effort all round.

The full results for both days are here.

19/3/2017

SMRC 2017 HoR Results

The results are available to view and download on the Head of the River page here.

14/3/2017

Mary Deloughry R.I.P.

St. Michael's Rowing Club wish to express their deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Deloughry who has passed away.

Mary's family has a long association with the club with her son Niall coaching the Junior Mens Squad and her son in law Donal leading our recreational rowers.

May she rest in peace

Arrangements are published on rip.ie

7/3/2017

SMRC Fashion Show 2017

We're running a fashion show in The Strand Hotel, Limerick, on March 23rd at 8pm. The official launch was last night at 8pm in the Bank of Ireland 'Workshop' space. Thanks Maria and Cheyenne for your generous hospitality.

Socialising in Rowing isn't limited to quivering from the rain in a muddy field at a regatta (well except Limerick Regatta where the sun always shines!)

Participating outlets include Penneys, Esquire, Menswear, Penelope, Pamela Scott, Amore Mio, Frocks n Frills, No 15, Blue Velvet, Be Fabulous, Caroline Mitchell, Funky Fitz kids, Tailor of Blue, Camden Square, Greenes Shoes and much more to be added.

So gather a bunch of your friends & family for a fantastic fun night out at our Fashion Show. Plenty of prizes on offer including an amazing piece of jewellery from Keanes Jewellers, Limerick.

Tickets can be ordered from any club member and are also on sale the club on Thursday & Friday evenings from 5-6pm.

Be sure to like and share our Facebook event
to keep up to date on news.

7/3/2017

SMRC Hor - new date

It's ON!!!

March 18th is our rescheduled date and we'd like to thanks Rowing Ireland and everyone who made this new date possible.

As before, we need volunteers to rally round and help us "Make SMRC Head Great Again"!! Please contact Antoinette or Pierce to let them know you can help out, even for part of the day.

Thank you.

28/2/2017

Peter Stritch R.I.P.

We wish to express our sadness at the news of the death of Peter Stritch, father of one of our Juniors, John Stritch. Condolences to Peter's family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Arrangements are published on rip.ie

27/2/2017

2017 Legends of Sport award

On behalf of the committee, members, families & friends of St. Michael's Rowing Club, I want to send our heartiest congratulations to Sinéad Jennings on her thoroughly deserving 2017 Legends of Sport award.

Sinéad epitomises the Olympic beliefs and her unrelenting hard work, determination and attitude are an inspiration to the club and rowing nationally and internationally. This award acknowledges Sinéad's role as an ambassador for not just Rowing but also for St.Michael's, Limerick, Donegal & Ireland.

Congratulations Sinéad from all at your club, St. Michael's.

Yours in Rowing,
SMRC President

24/2/2017

SMRC 2017 HoR WEATHER UPDATE

We are very disappointed to announce that our Head of the River has been cancelled due to excessive flow and water levels on the course. It would be unsafe to proceed.

We realise this is a major upset for a lot of people, not just ourselves, and we're in the process of trying to arrange an alternative date. If successful, everyone will be notified by the normal channels; Rowing Ireland etc.

We thank all those who entered and volunteered, and assure you we'll do our very best to re-schedule this great event.

SMRC

6/2/2017

SMRC 2017 Head of the River

The SMRC Head of the River is the weekend after next, February 25th. The weather has been great lately and conditions at 'the Bridge' perfect for training and a gruelling competition hopefully.

We need extra support for this event, families and friends too as well as our members. Volunteers are needed for catering also, not just the field and water duties, so please make yourself known to Captain Antoinette or head honcho Pierce as soon as possible.

As always, we provide a healthy and appropriate menu for the crews, with hot meals freshly prepared on-site.

Thank you.

3/2/2017

SMRC 2017 Rowing Wear

Rowing wear - ORDER NOW!!
The club will be submitting our annual bulk gear order on Feb 6th. (next Monday). The order form is posted on the club noticeboard and includes prices. Monies to be paid by Mon. Please contact Hannah if you have any queries.

Thanks - SMRC Captain

23/1/2017

Urban Run & Novas

St.Michael's Rowing Club Hon.Secretary, Brian Richardson, presenting a donation of €300 to Novas Initiatives on behalf of St.Michael's. The cheque was handed over to Dickie Shinnors of Novas Initiatives.

More details on their work or how you can help can be found at www.novas.ie

17/1/2017

Paddy McGowan R.I.P.

We have just learned of the sad passing of Paddy McGowan, father of our coach Sean McGowan. Our deepest sympathy goes to the McGowan family.

May he rest in peace.

Arrangements are published on rip.ie.

16/1/2017

SMRC Pontoon Project

The Club has started work on our most ambitious capital project ever, the building of a new state-of-the-art floating pontoon slip in O’Callaghan Strand. The new slip will allow us to launch several boats simultaneously as well as being a major improvement from a rower safety and boat handling perspective.

Work has already started with the removal of our old slip and preparations for the pilings for the new slip are now underway. The foundations for the piles were completed this week. The entire project including the installation of the access gantry and pontoons should be complete by the end of March, just in time for Spring rowing.

It's a very exciting time for SMRC and we need all the support we can muster. We need widespread support of our fundraising efforts now more than ever.

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We are very grateful for our support so far, especially for this project. We're almost there.

Also we must give a special mention to the driving force and 'energiser bunny' behind this enterprise, Pierce McGann. We couldn't do any of this without you Pierce, thank you from us all at SMRC.

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