SMRC 2017 Head of the River
The SMRC Head of the River is the weekend after next, February 25th. The weather has been great lately and conditions at 'the Bridge' perfect for training and a gruelling competition hopefully.
We need extra support for this event, families and friends too as well as our members. Volunteers are needed for catering also, not just the field and water duties, so please make yourself known to Captain Antoinette or head honcho Pierce as soon as possible.
As always, we provide a healthy and appropriate menu for the crews, with hot meals freshly prepared on-site.
SMRC 2017 Rowing Wear
Rowing wear - ORDER NOW!!
The club will be submitting our annual bulk gear order on Feb 6th. (next Monday). The order form is posted on the club noticeboard and includes prices. Monies to be paid by Mon. Please contact Hannah if you have any queries.
Thanks - SMRC Captain
Urban Run & Novas
St.Michael's Rowing Club Hon.Secretary, Brian Richardson, presenting a donation of €300 to Novas Initiatives on behalf of St.Michael's. The cheque was handed over to Dickie Shinnors of Novas Initiatives.
More details on their work or how you can help can be found at www.novas.ie
Paddy McGowan R.I.P.
We have just learned of the sad passing of Paddy McGowan, father of our coach Sean McGowan. Our deepest sympathy goes to the McGowan family.
May he rest in peace.
Arrangements are published on rip.ie.
SMRC Pontoon Project
The Club has started work on our most ambitious capital project ever, the building of a new state-of-the-art floating pontoon slip in O’Callaghan Strand. The new slip will allow us to launch several boats simultaneously as well as being a major improvement from a rower safety and boat handling perspective.
Work has already started with the removal of our old slip and preparations for the pilings for the new slip are now underway. The foundations for the piles were completed this week. The entire project including the installation of the access gantry and pontoons should be complete by the end of March, just in time for Spring rowing.
It's a very exciting time for SMRC and we need all the support we can muster. We need widespread support of our fundraising efforts now more than ever.
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We are very grateful for our support so far, especially for this project. We're almost there.
Also we must give a special mention to the driving force and 'energiser bunny' behind this enterprise, Pierce McGann. We couldn't do any of this without you Pierce, thank you from us all at SMRC.