- 4 ergometers
- Wintech quad
- Wintech double
- 2 Wintech sculls
- Fillippi eight
- Fillippi scull.
Oars for all the above were also purchased, and another Wintech scull is due to be delivered in the coming weeks. This unprecendented investment leaves the club in a very good position with sufficient equipment to last into the forseeable future.
The rowing season recorded one 'head of the river' win and nine regatta wins. The outgoing captain, Michael Kiely noted that the season suffered a number of setbacks which left overall results below his initial expectations. One such setback was the fact that at the beginning of the season an I.A.R.U rule change, which stated that anyone registered before 2005 at any level was not eligible to row novice, caused a promising crew of 12 novices in the beginning of September 07 break up and ultimately fall away. The addition of Darrren Cunningham, a former club oarsman, to the coaching staff was seen as a very positive step forward by the captain.
The following was the elected committee and officers for 08/09:
President: Patricia Lonergan
Vice - president: Billy Meehan
Secretary: Roger Kiely
Treasurer: Patricia Lonergan
Captain: Darren Cunningham
Vice - captain: To be decided by rowing committee/coaching staff
Committee: Michael Phayer, Michael Kiely, Peter Doyle, John Shaw, Aidan Murnane, Martin O'Connor.
It was noted that Patricia Lonergan was to be the clubs first ever female president, and to follow in the footsteps of her father, former president Mr. Christy Madigan.
It was also noted that the club had lost one of its most dedicated and respected members during the year in Louie Murnane, former president, captain and all-round clubman. A minute silence was held for all deceased members of the club.
Yours in Rowing,