SMRC HoR Cancellation
SMRC Head of the River launch
SMRC Head of the River 2019
Capsize drill video

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Safety Statement


SMRC HoR Cancellation

Due to the deterioration in the weather and the poor forecast for Saturday, St. Michael’s has no option but to cancel this coming Head of the River Event on Saturday 16th. March.

We apologise and hope to reschedule this event in the coming weeks and we hope to see you then.

The good news is that we're still running the bar at the clubhouse from 2pm so please join us for Wales v Ireland on the big screen and Treaty City brews and toasties. Nommmmm...

SMRC Head of the River Committee.


SMRC Head of the River launch

John O'Sullivan (SMRC President), Kevin O’Connor (event committee Head Of The River), Sinéad Lynch (Olympian Rio 2016), Rocky O’Shea (The Commercial/Sponsor), James Brinn (former SMRC member) © Caleb Purcell Photography All Rights Reserved

Thanks to Rocky O'Shea at The Commercial Bar and to Treaty City Brewery for helping us launch this year's Head of the River, and also for sponsoring a pop-up bar at the clubhouse for Saturday's racing. We'll have plenty of appropriate athletes hot food, baked goods, and now, some of the country's finest craft beers, made right here in Limerick City.

Speaking of baked goods, please contact Captain Richie to volunteer your much needed baking skills, or to help with marshalling, parking, photograhy, anything at all. We need to make a big impression, so we need your help.

Thank you -
SMRC HoR Committee

Kevin O’Connor (event committee Head Of The River), Stephen Cunneen (Treaty City Brewery/Sponsor), Sinéad Lynch (Olympian Rio 2016), Rocky O’Shea (The Commercial/Sponsor) © Caleb Purcell Photography All Rights Reserved


SMRC Head of the River 2019

Following on from last year's very popular Head of the River, we're bringing rowing back into the city again this year.

March 16th is the date and the entries are rolling in. Full event information is published on the Rowing Ireland event page here. We are expanding our hospitality this year and will have the Wales v Ireland game on a big screen at 14:45 so stick around and enjoy the afternoon with us.

We look forward to welcoming crews from all over the country and wish them all an enjoyable and challenging spin.

Real time race info will once again be provided using the Raceclocker system, links will be here and on social media on the day.You can see last year's results here.


2018 Archived page

All last year's information from this home page is now taking a rest at the 2017 archive.


Capsize drill video

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

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