Kilmacsimon make a splash with double senior success

July 6th, 2019 5:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

Kilmacsimon's senior ladies crew have won at both the Blind Strand and Union Hall regattas. From left, Niamh Lordan, Marie Condon, Laura O'Neill and Dara Jennings.

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Kilmacsimon pulled off an impressive double in the senior races at Union Hall last Sunday.

KILMACSIMON pulled off an impressive double in the senior races at Union Hall last Sunday in the second of South West Rowing’s five championship regattas.  

In the senior men’s race, they turned the tables on Myross who had beaten them in the first round. The winning margin was again minimal with the lead changing hands several times.  

In the senior ladies’ race, it’s two wins out of two for Kilmacsimon, but there was a major battle for second place with Castletownbere overcoming the Galley crew, reversing the order from the Blind Strand regatta.

Host club Myross had a good regatta, winning the senior mixed race as well as the veteran men’s and U12 girls’ races. For Courtmacsherry, their U14 crews took the limelight, winning gold in both the boys’ and girls’ categories, while both of their U12 crews took bronze.

Ring’s young men continued their good form from Blind Strand with victories again in the U16, U18 and intermediate men’s races. In Kilmacabea, it’s the ladies’ division that is going very well, winning both the intermediate and veteran categories and coming second in pre-veteran.

Galley’s top crew was their gold medal winners in the U12 boys’ category, while their U18 ladies and U16 men both won silver. Castletownbere’s top underage crew was their U12 girls, who won silver along with their senior ladies.

Rosscarbery ladies won both the U16 and U18 races and came second in U14 ladies and U14 men categories while their veteran men again flew the flag in the adult category, taking third for the second regatta in a row.

The club of the day award went to Kilmacsimon who won six races in total, the two senior races, both pre-veteran races and both masters’ races.

Round two of the championship regattas was cancelled two weeks ago due to adverse weather conditions and is rescheduled for this Sunday, again taking place in Union Hall.

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