Getting Started

If you are interested in trying your hand at competitive rowing, Shandon Boat Club would be delighted to introduce you to the sport subject to having coaches available.    We take beginners in two categories.    

Firstly Juniors aged from 12 years of age to approx 14 years of age.     Recruitment of Junior beginners is dependent on availablilty of coaches and is usually restricted to the period between September and December.    You must be able to swim.

We also offer beginner sessions to adults aged from 18 upwards at various times of the year.    Again this is very dependant on coach availability.      

Beginner sessions usually consist of 6 or more rowing sessions when you can try out the sport at a reduced fee.        Following these sessions you then may apply for membership of the club.  

If you are interested in trying your hand at the sport check out our Contact Us page or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Training, under the supervision of qualified coaches,  takes place on most Saturday and Sunday mornings at our clubhouse on the Marina in Cork.