Beginners group making great strides in Kilfinane


Beginners group making great strides in Kilfinane

Plenty of upcoming events on the calendar to aim for, with training continuing with good numbers weekly – this past week saw a break from racing, with Seamus Hourigan taking beginners through their paces.

Monday, 11 February 2013
10:00 AM GMT

With a break from races this week the focus was back on training, the highlight being a big turn out at Saturday training in Dromin, where Mike McAuliffe led out interval sessions and Seamus Hourigan brought the beginners group through their paces.

The beginners group included a lot of new names at a club training session including Patricia Wade, Tina Hayes, Aideen Leahy, Helen Fitzgerald O’Sullivan, Bob Creed, Agne Bulyceva, Kerri Hourigan and Niamh Doody. Great that this group is gaining momentum, keep it up folks. The regulars included Joe O’Brien, Donnacha Enright, Gary Egan, Paul Ryan, Colie Gorman and James Gubbins.

John Downes, Johnny Daly, Sean Manning, Liam Sheehy and Martin Hennessey made the Sunday hill session around scenic Kilfinane. Well done all!! Great start to the year.


Training continues this Saturday in Dromin at 9.30am with the Sunday hill run continuing from square in Kilfinane at 9am. Will be great to have some further additions to our training group and the beginners group. Anyone interested in trying out a group training session is very welcome to attend.

Other training options which our athletes have been availing of in recent weeks include Joe Chawke’s Tuesday evening track training session from 7-8pm in UL. The UL 5K series is a great option this Thursday 9th from UL boat club.

We’ll have more options for midweek training once the evenings start to stretch. For information on club training, etc contact Sean on 086-6001430 or send us a message on Facebook.


UL Rowing Club Spring Series (1st race of 5) starts this Thursday, 9 February at 7pm from UL Boathouse; Castleconnell 10k Sunday, 17 February at 2.15pm; First race of IMRA Winter League Comb Wood to Templehill (Anglesborough) Sunday, 17 February at 1pm; Adare 10K, Sunday, 24 February, 1pm; 1st race of 4 in the Doneraile Park 5km series, Saturday 2 March at 11am; Ballycotton 10 Mile Sunday, 3 March at 1.30pm. Fully booked; Munster senior & novice 4 mile road championships, Sunday, 10 March. Venue TBC. Joey Hannon Memorial 10km Croom Sunday, 17 March, 2pm start. Mallow 10 Mile Monday, 18 March 12.30, closing date 10 March, restricted to 1,200 entries. Munster Masters 4 Mile Road Championships Sunday 24 March. Venue TBC.

Church Gate Collection

Thanks to all who supported our annual church gate collection last weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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