The 2022 South and Mid Kerry Rowing Season lastly began this weekend with two regattas run. First up was the Cahersiveen Regatta on Saturday and it was incredible to see so many crews out on the water and all golf equipment represented for the primary time since 2019.
right here was some nice races and a few incredible finishes and performances, together with the the U16 Women of Valentia who caught the attention, as did the Minor Women from Portmagee placing in a fantastic efficiency.
Doubtless among the best performances on the day was the Senior Women from Sneem, with 9 crews competing they lead from begin to end. The senior males of Callinafercy seemed robust and the U14 Boys of Sneem had been very focussed and took dwelling the gold, whereas there was a fantastic race within the U14 Women with Valentia taking the gold.
Particular point out goes to the youngest class with 9 boats taking to the waters in a really thrilling race and it was Cromane who took the gold forward of Valentia and Callinafercy.
The 4 Oars had been put ashore after this race and eyes turned to the Seine Boat the place Caherdaniel had been on the water for the primary time in 10 years and Ballinskelligs, Valentia and Sneem all lined up for the primary Seine Boat Race of the season.
Proper from the beginning it was shut happening the marina the place Sneem had been flanked by each Ballinskelligs and Valentia and it was tight rowing for some time however Sneem, with their cox James Gleeson, took the lead and by no means seemed again. This crew seemed very spectacular on their first regatta of 2022 and gained in nice fashion.
Nice credit score should go to Cahersiveen Rowing Membership for working a wonderful regatta.
Outcomes of the Cahersiveen Regatta
U18 Boys 1st Valentia 2nd Callinafercy third Cahersiveen
U18 Women 1st Portmagee 2nd Valentia third Sive
Sen Males 1st Callinafercy 2nd Valentia third Callinafercy
Sen Women 1st Sneem 2nd Sive third Valentia
U16 Women 1st Valenita 2nd Portmagee third Sneem
U16 boys 1st Valentia 2nd Sneem third Callinafercy
U14 Boys 1st Valentia 2nd Sneem third Callinafercy
U14 Combine 1st Sneem 2nd Valentia third Callinafercy
U12 Combine 1st Cromane 2nd Valentia third Callinafercy
On Sunday all roads result in Sive Regatta, a rescheduled occasion, and everybody was wanting ahead to a different nice night of rowing motion.
Valentia had been merely on hearth, taking dwelling seven golds they had been the membership to beat and had been simply sheer class on the night.
Within the first race of Minor Boys and Minor Women they had been unstoppable and powered to the buoy and managed from there.
The Senior Mens Race was a battle royal between Portmagee and Callinafercy and it was Callinafercy who took the gold ultimately. One other deal with was the Senior Women the place Valentia held on by a few toes from Sneem in a titanic battle to the road.
In the meantime there was one other nice battle between Sneem and Valenita within the U14 Boys race with Sneem making it two-in-a-row for his or her weekend rowing motion.
The U14 Women of Valentia had been merely unstoppable with the sheer energy from the beginning of the race to the end edging out Sneem and Portmagee.
The youngest cateogry didnt fail to offer us nice pleasure with a joint first being awarded to Sive and Valentia with a blanket end, Callinafercy in second and Cromane third.
All the main target then turned to the Seine Boat the place Sneem lead from begin to end and had been just too good on the day from Valentia and Ballinskelligs and Caherdaniel.
Nicely accomplished to Sive Rowing Membership on a really fulfilling regatta and now the main target turns to Sneem subsequent Saturday, July 9,with an early begin and the draw for the buoys is 10am, first race off 10.30am with the Minor Women taking to the water.
That is adopted by eight four-oar races with the Seine Boat down for 13.50. No site visitors is allowed to the pier, everyone seems to be to park at Sneem Resort and shall be bussed down from there. Please permit loads of time to be on time in your race. It has been a number of years now since we have now attended a standard Sneem Regatta and everyone seems to be wanting ahead to a fantastic day of rowing motion.
Outcomes of the Sive Regatta
U18 Boys 1st Valenita 2nd Callinafercy third Callinafercy
U18 Women 1st Valentia 2nd Portmagee third Cromane
Senior Males 1st Callinafercy 2nd Portmagee third Callinafercy
U16 Boys 1st Valentia 2nd Sneem third Callinafercy
U16 Women 1st Valentia 2nd Portmagee third Sneem
Senior Women 1st Valentia 2nd Sneem third Callinafercy
U14 Combine 1st Sneem 2nd Valentia third Cahersiveen
U12 Race Joint First Sive and Valentia 2nd Callinafercy third Cromane
U14 Women 1st Valentia 2nd Sneem third Portmagee
Seine Boat 1st Sneem 2nd Valentia third Ballinakselligs