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Clubhouse Lockout
Covid19 Statement
SMRC Head of the River CANCELLED
SMRC Head of the River 2020
Learn to Row - further
SMRC All-Ages Table Quiz
SMRC Learn to Row
SMRC Code of Behaviour 2020
Happy New Year from SMRC
Upcoming Learn To Row camps
Capsize drill video

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28/3/2020

Clubhouse Lockout

We have disabled all key fobs to ensure there is absolutely no access to our premises - no exceptions.

In case of an emergency please contact either of the Mikes (captain or president).

12/3/2020

Covid19 Statement

You may download our official SMRC Covid19 policy here or read it below.

Dear Members,
As the Government response to address the growing COVID19 situation continues, we as a sporting club also need to take the appropriate measures to protect not just you, our members, but also all your friends and families. This is an unprecedented situation and as such it requires unprecedented actions to address.

In light of the government announcement to close schools etc. we have taken the decision to cancel St. Michael’s Head of the River scheduled for Saturday 21st March. It is likely that Rowing Ireland will be cancelling or postponing any other upcoming events also until the situation improves so we will try and keep you informed of this.

Furthermore we have decided to suspend all training from SMRC until further notice (from tomorrow March 13th).

Coaches have been asked to review squads programmes and suggest other running, PT, kettlebells etc. sessions that rowers can do from home if they wish to maintain their fitness.

Some arrangements will also be made to provide, where available, some of the club’s equipment, ergs etc., to members to bring home for their use. If you or a family member do become effected by Covid19, it is important you follow the HSE guidelines in this regard and please let us know so that we can advise others who may have been in contact and who may need to seek medical help or to self-isolate. All info will be treated as confidential. As a general point, we would remind everyone to follow the advice of the experts in HSE/HSPC on general hygiene etiquette and travel.

HSE information here

This is a fast moving and evolving situation and we will keep these decisions under review and keep you informed when anything changes . If anyone has any concerns related to these issues and the club please feel free to contact myself and the committee. Thank you for your help and support as we all work together to protect not only ourselves but also our families.

Sláinte mhaith daoibh go léir / Good health to you all.

Take Care,
Mike McDonagh (Captain)
Mike O’Dwyer (President)
SMRC Committee

12/3/2020

SMRC Head of the River CANCELLED

In the best interests for public health & safety we are cancelling our Head of the River which was scheduled for Saturday, March 21st.

Stay safe everyone & we will regroup for the regatta season.

3/3/2020

SMRC Head of the River 2020

We're delighted to announce the 2020 SMRC Head of the River on March 21st.

All information is available on the official
SMRC HoR page.

14/2/2020

Learn to Row - further

We have had such a great reaction to this year's first Learn to Row camp that we're now able to offer ongoing enrollment. These are 8 week courses costing only €100.

For more information, please email SMRCcaptain@gmail.com. To enroll straight away, click on the image or enroll here.

We look forward to welcoming everyone interested in trying rowing for the first time.

28/1/2020

SMRC All-Ages Table Quiz

A table quiz with a difference!
Adults and Juniors compete to find out who the real smarty pants are.

Feb 21 - 8pm - €40 per table of 4 persons
at Limerick Lawn Tennis Club - Ennis Rd., Limerick

This event is open to everyone - spread the good word please, thank you.

23/1/2020

SMRC Learn to Row

Do you dream of getting fit,
lean and even ripped,
having fun and making new friends,
being outdoors and on the water,
even becoming an Olympian?

Then why not try our 8 week Learn to Row programme at St. Michael’s Rowing Club, beginning February 3rd.

Open to boys and girls aged 12 and upwards, the 8 week programme costs €100.

Land based training takes place mid week with on the water sessions on weekends.

The 8 week trial is an ideal way for kids to experience regular training sessions - circuits, running, yoga, conditioning & ergometer sessions.

Drop us an email for more details at SMRCcaptain@gmail.com and we will have an open day/evening to meet everyone in person.

Safety on the water:
Rowers must be able to swim 50m and also disclose any medical conditions to the organisers.

13/1/2020

SMRC Code of Behaviour 2020

A new document entitled St Michael’s RowingClub Code of Behaviour has been finalised and is now an integral part of life in SMRC. We ask that all associated with the club make themselves familiar with it's contents. It will be available on this website permanently for reference.

The committee are very grateful to the authors and contributors. This is the result of exhaustive research and reflects the values we strive to work by. Thank you very much.

Download the SMRC Code of Behaviour here

6/1/2020

Happy New Year from SMRC

We wish all our members and friends a very happy and safe new year, and look forward to a great rowing season. Thanks for all the support we received last year from coaches, parents, volunteers, and also sponsors for our various events. We're a small club and rely heavily on this assistance.

5/11/2019

Upcoming Learn To Row camps

St. Michael’s will be running a new 10 week Learn to Row for boys and girls aged 13-15. Land based training takes place mid week with on the water sessions on weekends. The 10 week trial is an ideal way for kids to experience regular training sessions - circuits, running, yoga, conditioning & ergometer sessions.

Drop us an email for more details via SMRCcaptain@gmail.com and we will have an open day/evening to meet everyone in person.

15/1/2018

Capsize drill video

Recommended viewing now that everyone is back on the water:
Capsize drill video

Download the SMRC Code of Behaviour here

SMSC Rules - updated November 24th, 2017

SMSC policy document
(inc. Rowing Club safety rules and regulations)

Rowing Ireland Safety Statement

SMRC online membership payments