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!
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!
– Monkstown & Salthill station.
– 7, stop in Monkstown, 5-10 min walk
– 45a, 46a, 63, 73, stop in Dun Laoghaire, 5-10 min walk
– 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.
- Intermediate men
- U18 Girls
- Senior Ladies
- Senior MEn
- U18 Boys
- Novice LAdies
- Novice Men
- Intermediate LAdies
- Junior Men
- Junior Ladies
- U16 Boys
- U16 Girls
Medal presentations will take place after the last race, and look what we have to congratulate the winners!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
The closest DART Station to the event is Salthill and Monkstown. Check here for DART times.
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.
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.
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:
2. Novice Ladies
3. Novice Men
4. U18 Girls
5. U18 Boys
7. Junior Men
8. Junior Ladies
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.
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!
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!