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Dalkey Regatta: 10th July 2016

He we are, halfway through our regatta season and just back from Sandycove beach where was hosted Dalkey’s regatta.
Here’s a list of the medals won this Sunday – congratulations again to the Youth crews for representing us with such great attitude and results, and also to our Novice Ladies A for winning their 5th medal on their 5th race!
We are still on the podium on the overall shield, well done on your hard work everybody, we still have this!
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Thank you for all the support, for all the people helping out on regatta days, our usual visitors and the new ones – all the encouragements and crowd make those Sundays more special.
Pics by Chris D. & Mel M.

St Michael’s Regatta: Battle of the Bay, Sunday 3rd July 2016

The time has come, it’s our turn to host round 4 Regatta (supposed to be round 5 – Stella Marris’ regatta rescheduled from 26th June to 17th July) of season 2016 East Coast, coastal rowing, this coming Sunday 3rd July.



Our Battle of the Bay will strart at 9am sharp, at the West Pier behind Salthill and Monkstown Dart Station. 16 races, with over 100 crews competing among 10 clubs, be sure to be there to support your favorite club!

Getting there: 

By dart:
– Monkstown & Salthill station.

By bus:
– 7, stop in Monkstown, 5-10 min walk
– 45a, 46a, 63, 73, stop in Dun Laoghaire, 5-10 min walk

By car:
– Access behind the Shell Site at the back of West Pier, parking available
– Salthill & Monkstown Dart Station would also have parking – from there you can use the stairs to gain the coast.

 Race order: 

  1. Intermediate men
  2. U18 Girls
  3. Senior Ladies
  4. Senior MEn
  5. U18 Boys
  6. Mixed
  7. Novice LAdies
  8. Novice Men
  9. Intermediate LAdies
  10. Junior Men
  11. U14s
  12. U12s
  13. Junior Ladies
  14. U16 Boys
  15. U16 Girls
  16. Vets

Medal presentations will take place after the last race, and look what we have to congratulate the winners!

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Huge thanks to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for kindly sponsoring this event!


All are invited to celebrate afterwards at McKennas‘ pub where Gary Byrne will be singing for us from 7pm. Please join us for a few drinks and laughs, we promise we won’t only talk about rowing!



Bray Regatta, 19th June 2016

Back from Bray where was hosted our 3rd regatta for season 2016, and we brought back some great results!


As you can see bellow, 14 sets of medals were awarded to St. Michael’s! Huge congrats to everyone, the rows were tough!


Once again, out Youth crews made us very proud, and hugely contributed to rising our club  at the top of the league for the overall shield!


All members were honored to be celebrating  those victories as well as David Mc Guinness’ 50th Birthday with a guard of honor.


St. Michael’s Rowing Club wouldn’t be this successful without his dedication and commitment. Thank you for being a golden member of our Club Scratchy!



St. Michael’s Rowing Club is on Facebook, Twitter and… Instagram! #truestory

Do you like social media? We do too! And just to keep you updated with general club and/or regatta info, pictures and results… We post on Facebook and Twitter!

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You want more? We have more!
Recently was created an Instragram account to upload pictures that we take during our water breaks – because we wouldn’t stop rowing just for that… So if you want to see big boats ans sweaty rowers, make sure to follow us!



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Skerries Regatta: 12th June 2016

Our second regatta for this very promising season was hosted by Skerries rowing club on Sunday 12th June.


Despite the bad weather for the last few races, the day was lovely with the Dublin Airport Orchestra playing for us, a raffle, a barbecue, and as always, the best supporters cheering us all. 

Huge congrats to all our crew for their hard work, particularly our youth for their amazing results!


They greatly contributed to keep our club points up for the overall shield.


 Congratulations again everyone, back to training now to get ready for Bray next Sunday!

More pics on our Facebook page.

Arklow regatta: amazing start of season 2016!

Last Sunday, 29th May, Arklow Rowing Club hosted the first regatta of this season.


St Michael’s gathered 20 crews to race, and collected 12 sets of medals – an all time record for the club!

Results of crews bellow:
– Senior ladies: 2nd place
– U18’s girls: 1st and 3rd place
– U18’s boys: 4th place
– Novice ladies: 1st and 4th place
– Novice men: 2nd place
– U12’s: 4th place
– Inter men: 3rd place
– Junior ladies: 2nd place
– Junior men: 3rd place
– U16’s boys: 1st place
– U16’s girls: 5th place
– U14’s girls: 1st place
– Mixed: 1st and 6th place
– Senior men: 3rd and 4th place

Results have also  been updated on Twitter and Instagram.

Congratulations again to all members racing, and big thanks to the support from family and friends – we couldn’t have done it without you!


See you all for the next regatta hosted in Skerries on 12th June!

Table Quiz 2015


All rowers, past rowers, and friends of the club are cordially invited to the 2015 St. Michael’s Rowing Club Table Quiz.

Arrive at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club on Friday 23rd October at 7.30pm for an 8pm start for a fantastic evening of fun, fundraising, and prizes.

Tickets are €10 on the door, with 4 per team. Arrive with your unit of quiz ninjas fully formed, or come down in ones, twos, or threes to make up a team. All members are encouraged to bring some non rowers along!

The event is an important fundraiser to help with our upcoming facilities upgrade, so it’s all in a good cause!

To keep up with the run-in, check out our facebook event here, and to get a sense of previous years’ quizzes, check out the pics below.

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St. Michael’s Regatta 2015

This year on Sunday July 19th, St Michael’s will host Round 6 of the 2015 East Coast Rowing Council regatta trail. The event will take place at the West Pier behind Salthill and Monkstown Dart Station. Find us on the map here.

The first race will commence at 11am sharp. Prime viewing spots are along the grassy knoll just beside the car park. Have a look at some photos from last year’s Regatta on our Facebook page for a reminder!

Getting There


The closest DART Station to the event is Salthill and Monkstown. Check here for DART times.

By Bus:

The area is well serviced by a number of buses. The no. 7 bus stops in Monkstown and is a 5 – 10 minute walk to the event. Alternatively many routes serve Dunlaoghaire (45a, 46a, 75, 63) and are only a short walk away.

By Car:

Those towing skiffs should take the left turn leading down to West Pier and continue
down the single carriageway road towards West Pier. From there, follow the road around to the Shell Site at the back of West Pier where parking is available. Further parking is available at the Salthill/Monkstown Dart Station for those arriving later.

Race Order

The draw will take place at 10am followed by the cox’s meeting at 10:30am.

Here is the provisional race order on the day:

1. Mixed

2. Novice Ladies

3. Novice Men

4. U18 Girls

5. U18 Boys

6. U12

7. Junior Men

8. Junior Ladies

9. U14

10. U16 Girls

11. U16 Boys

12. Intermediate Men

13. Intermediate Ladies

14. Senior Ladies

15. Senior Men

Services and Amenities

On the day, Brian Buckley Burgers and the Crepe Box will be on site to feed the masses! There are plenty of other tasty spots closeby too. A 5 – 10 minute walk will bring you to Monkstown Village where you’ll find Spar, Insomnia Coffee and a range of other cafes. There’s even an Avoca which sells the Poulet Bonne Femme – voted number 1 in the top 10 sandwiches in Dublin by the guys in Lovin Dublin! For those with a sweet tooth, 10 minutes the other direction towards Dunlaoghaire will bring you to Scrumdiddleys where you’ll find an impressive selection of ice cream and treats.

Everyone’s Welcome!

2014 was our biggest regatta to date with 85 crews from 9 clubs taking part on the day. Similar numbers are anticipated this year for a great day out. Everyone is welcome so please bring along your family and friends to cheer us on!


Rowers Rumble 2015 – The Port versus The Harbour

On Saturday March 28th 2015, 17 of our brave men and women put down their oars and put up their fists against our neighbours to the north, Stella Maris Rowing Club. Following 8 weeks of intensive training with Monkstown Boxing Club, the two squads of rowers togged out for a White Collar fight night to raise funds for both clubs, and to fight for the honour of their boathouse. Read on to find out how it went.

A packed house at the Noggin Inn were treated to a fine display of boxing from both squads of rowers, with all fights hotly contested, and many going down to a very close call. The ‘away’ team of Stella Maris won more bouts in the end, but it was roundly agreed that everyone was a winner.

Massive congratulations is due to the 34 men and women who put their good looks on the line to raise funds for their beloved rowing clubs. Stella Maris were raising money for new oars and safety equipment, and our guys were fundraising to help pay for our new skiff which is currently under construction. Both squads did both clubs proud.

A big shout out to our fight sponsors and programme sponsors from both Dun Laoghaire and Ringsend who dug deep to support the men and women in Navy Blue and Sky Blue respectively.

Rumble fight sponsors and programme sponsors pdf-page-001Huge thanks too to our trainers and guardians on the night Monkstown Boxing Club, our hosts the Noggin Inn, DJ Shane Greene, photographer Mark Fennell, and a long list of others behind the scenes, without whom the event would not have been possible.

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Click the 4 buttons above to check out the pics from the night, or scroll down to see a quick ‘best of’.

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Greystones AND Wicklow Regattas 2014

Greystones Regatta

IMG_1684Scheduled to take their traditional slots on the August Bank Holiday Saturday and Monday, the last two regattas of the season ended up running off back-to-back. High northerly winds on Saturday forced a postponement of the Greystones Regatta to Sunday. We experienced some trailer trouble on the road from Dun Laoghaire, but our good friends and neighbours at INSS managed to get us back on the road. Heros!

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