ON a beautiful day for rowing, with the Lakes of Killarney obliging at their sparkling best, competition was intense and there was a feast of great races for the 233rd annual Killarney Regatta at Mahony’s Point.
Regatta Secretary, Conor Griffin, said it was encouraging to note that the sport is maintaining its popularity with participants of all ages, from juveniles to veteran, and Sunday’s gathering, attended by a bumper crowd, was an excellent day out for spectators.
The prestigious Points Cup – awarded to the best club on the day – once again went to Muckross but by a narrow margin of only four points this year with Fossa putting on a strong show of resistance. Fossa and Muckross both won six races, Workmen won three and Flesk Valley won another.
A fitting and well deserved tribute was paid to the John Kelly, Killarney’s Mr Rowing, who passed away earlier this year after a lifetime of great service to the sport at club level and as an officer on the Killarney Regatta Committee, serving in various positions over many years.
A minute’s silence was observed before the Senior Men’s race with the participating crews holding on the finish line. John is very fondly remembered and greatly missed by the rowing fraternity in Killarney.
Juvenile Ladies: 1. Flesk Valley, 2. Muckross A, 3. Muckross B
Juvenile Men: 1. Fossa, 2. Muckross A , 3. Workmen
Junior Ladies: 1. Muckross, 2. Fossa A
Junior Men: 1. Muckross A, Flesk Valley
Minor Ladies: 1. Workmen A, 2. Fossa, 3. Muckross A
Minor Men: 1. Workmen, 2. Flesk Valley, 3. Fossa
Senior Ladies: 1. Workmen, 2. Muckross
Veteran Men: 1. Muckross A, Muckross B
Veteran Ladies: 1. Muckross, 2. Fossa
Senior Men: 1. Fossa, Muckross A
Novice Ladies: 1. Fossa A, 2. Fossa B
Novice Men: 1. Fossa, 2. Flesk Valley B
Junior Ladies: 1. Fossa B, 2. Flesk Valley C
Junior Men: 1. Muckross A, 2. Flesk Valley A
Senior Ladies: 1 Muckross A, 2. Workmen
Senior Men: 1. Fossa, 2. Muckross A
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