St. Michael’s represents the sport of rowing in the town of Dun Laoghaire and the town of Dun Laoghaire in the sport of rowing!
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.
Huge 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.
Click the 4 buttons above to check out the pics from the night, or scroll down to see a quick ‘best of’.
Scheduled 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!
This weekend we welcomed the whole of the East Coast to Dun Laoghaire for our home regatta. Thanks to year-on-year growth across the sport, this was our biggest regatta yet, with 85 crews from 9 clubs, spread across 13 races.
For the first time ever, we had 11 sets of start ropes and turning cans! St. Michael’s entered a whopping 15 crews, which was matched by just one other club, and exceeded by none. With 5 podium finishes, the Dun Laoghaire crews certainly did themselves proud too. Continue reading St. Michael’s Regatta 2014 – Report
We are proud to be hosting round 6 of the East Coast Rowing Championships on Sunday 27th July, 2014, with the first race beginning at 10.30am
The regatta will take place from the West Pier (Dun Laoghaire) to the North of Seapoint Tower. With more than 80 crews competing from all over the East Coast, this will be an action packed day.
There will be 13 races, for all age groups. This year’s event will see hundreds of men, women and children compete over a gruelling circuit in a bid to be crowned 2014 champions in their respective category. Continue reading St. Michael’s Regatta 2014 – Notice
Back to more familiar territory this week, with the short hop over the county line to Bray, a favourite course of many of our rowers. We had 13 crews spread across 10 of the 12 races on the card, with 6 sets of medals for our troubles.
This week saw the ‘Dún Laoghaire’ make the long trip north to the wilds of Skerries, for this new club’s first regatta (2013 was called off due to weather). For many of our gang it was the first trip to the North Dublin town, but hopefully not the last.
Wow! A productive day at the office in Ringsend. We had a season high of 11 crews entered, with several first-time rowers, and it was certainly worth the short trip from Dun Laoghaire. The great streak of weather continued, with another scorcher for our hosts St. Patrick’s R.C. to work with.
Again, it was the first race that brought medals, but this time it was the turn of our Senior Ladies, who won a hotly-contested Silver. Having led the race into the turn, the home crew stole pole position, leaving our girls to fight out a photo finish with a very strong Arklow crew. Continue reading Stella Maris Regatta 2014
With the previous week’s Arklow Regatta having been called off due to high seas, today’s Dalkey Regatta became the first of the season. And what a change in the weather! It was a scorcher in Sandycove, and a great afternoon’s racing and relaxing on the grass for rowers and supporters alike. Continue reading Dalkey Regatta 2014
We sent two crews, mens and ladies, to this year’s Ocean to City, a gruelling 28km rowing race from the mouth of Cork Harbour to the heart of Cork City. There were hundreds of entrants and dozens of boat types, including 3 other East Coast skiffs from St. Patrick’s R.C. and Bray R.C. Continue reading Ocean to City 2014