Stella’s stellar results

The 2019 rowing season is nearly over just like the summer holidays, and Stella Maris are looking back on an impressive medal haul.

“Our Junior Section retained the East Coast Junior Shield – that’s the 7th year on the bounce for them… and although our Senior Section didn’t peak as much as we should of, we still finished the season on the highest point count and retained our East Coast Champion status.” So Christine Hathaway speaking for the club.  The rowing future surely looks promising with East Coast medals for all crews from u12 up to u18, with an extra applause for the unbeaten u16 boys.

Winners 1

The final competitive event took place over the weekend of the 17th and 18th of August when Dingle, Co. Kerry were hosting the regatta of the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation All Ireland. Six crew from Stella took part, rowing both in Heritage and One Design style boats. Saturday saw silver going to firstly the Senior Men in their event, then the Kerry Gold for the Intermediate men before the Intermediate ladies completed the medal set with bronze. A wet and rainy Sunday still saw one more trophy coming Stellas way with a win for the unbeaten mixed crew.

Winners 2

The competitions for this year are finished but the Hope Row, the annual charity event is still to come. This year’s chosen charities are the Laura Lynn Irish Children’s Hospice and the Irish Cancer Society – Night Nurse. It will take place Saturday September 14th from 11 am. It’s an open invite to anybody who would like to part take, Row, Run or Walk…Sponsor cards are available at the club. Please contact through any of Stella Maris social media channels Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or email directly at

Kathrin Kobus online news editor