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  • The Shandon Boat Club Learn to Row Camp will take place again this summer over the week beginning the 21st July. The camp is for 12 to 14 year old boys and girls and in line with those of the last four years we expect it to be heavily subscribed.    Details are as below.



    The Marina, Cork


     Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August 2013


    Shandon Boat Club are running their fourth annual “Learn to Row” camp this summer for boys and girls aged 11 to 13 years.  

     Why Learn to Row?

     Learning to Row is a perfect summer pastime.   Out in the open air, you will learn how to row on a beautiful stretch of the River Lee, make new friends, have great fun, get a bit fit and feel great while you’re doing it. 

    Camp Details

    The camp will be run for five days (3 hours per day) between the 29th July and 2nd August at Shandon Boat Club, The Marina, Cork.

     The camp will cost €75 per person.

    Participants must be able to swim

     How to Apply

     To book a place email details of the applicant including name, address, date of birth, parent's name and mobile number to:

  • We have finally managed to get to a competitive rowing event which has survived the weather in 2014.  

    Cork Head of the River saw 43 Shandon crews entered in a postponed event which ran smoothly in good calm conditions.   A number of our crews in both the youngest and oldest categories were participating in their first ever competitive event and the results were very satistfactory.    

    Shandon had a total of seven wins in the following events:

    Mens J18 1X     -     Colm Hennessy

    Mens J18 4X-    -     Colm Hennessy, Ronan Byrne, James Hodkinson, Cathal Merz

    MJ18 2X            -     Stephen O'Sullivan and Ronan Byrne

    Mens J16 1X      -     Stephen O'Sullivan

    Men's J14X        -     Eoin Gaffney, Jerome Arrigan, William Roynane, Sam O'Neill, Max White (cox)

    Women's J18 8  -    Rachel O'Leary, Chloe Sullivan, Jill Crowley, Caoimhe Downey, Sarah O'Leary, Fiona Keeley, Ellie Clohessy, Rachel Fitzgibbon, Annie MCarthy (cox)

    Women's J14X   -     Mide Dineen, Jennifer Crowley, Julie Harrington, Ciara Harrington, Emilie Finn (cox)

    Well done to all our competitors and especially to our victors.    We look forward to the next outing.

  • Congratulations to our four winning crews ath Muckross Head of the River on the 7th December.    The successful crews were the Women's Intermediate Double of Daisy Callanan and Clodagh Scannell.   the Women's Intermediate Quad of Daisy, Clodagh, Katie Nagle and Fiona O'Keeffe,    the Women's Junior 14 Coxed Quad of Aine Buckley, Dara Brady, Aine Rice, Chelsey Minihane, Zara Finn (Cox),     the Men's Junior 18 Quad of Stephen O'Sullivan, Ronan Byrne, Colm Hennessy and James Hodkinson.   The four pennants will be added to the ever growing collection on our club-house walls.

    Well done to all 36 Shandon Crews who competed and especially to those who who were competing in an event for the first time.     Great work was done by our Captain, Ken Lynch, and our coaches in ensuring that all crews got to row.    Thanks also to our neighbours Lee Rowing Club and Lee Valley Rowing Club for the use of their boats without which our last two crews would not have been able to take to the water.      The full results, with times,  are posted on the Rowing Ireland website at

  • A great night was had by all at the Shandon Boat Club Dinner Dance held in the Park Inn on Saturday 9th November 2013.   With a turn out of over 100 members aged between 17 and 70 (ish) the room, brightly decorated in the "old light blue" was full to capacity.    The meal was excellent and the service from the Park Inn staff could not be faulted.    We were delighted to welcome Hamish Adams, CEO of Rowing Ireland and his lovely wife, Macaire as our guests.  The ladies young and old were uniformly at their glamourous best and the men tried hard to match.     And what a great band!    Niall O'Sullivan and the lads from White Light really got us rocking.    
    The highlight of the night was the presentation of momentos to the the members of our three championship winning crews - the men and boys of the Mens Novice Coxed Four, the Mens Junior Quad and the Mens Junior Double accompanied, of course, by the excellent cox of the Novice Four, Meg Holland.   It was great to see the winning trophies on display along with the recently beautifully restored Cork Regatta Aspirants Cup with its sole inscripton "Won by The Shandon Boat Club 1893".  
    No doubt the first of many (real) Victory Dances!    Shandon Abú.


  • Shandon Boat Club would like to wish every good luck to the seven club members who will be representing their country over the next few weeks in a number of International events.    Pride of place goes to Andy Harrington and Jack Casey who will be Ireland's representatives in the Men's Double in the World Junior Rowing Championships in Lithunia.      Following on their recent Irish Rowing Championships success Jack and Andy have every chance of doing well in Vilnius.   

    Good luck also to Daisy Callanan and Clodagh Scalann who represent the club in the Coupe de la Jeunesse (i.e the European Junior Rowing Championships)  and to Clodagh O'Sullivan, Colm Hennessey and Luke Carroll who will be participating in the Home International Champonships.   All these rowers bring immense credit to themeselves, their families and Shandon.