HONOURED BY HIS PIERS: Timmy Moynihan, Chairman of Workmen’s Rowing Club, Killarney, proved to be a very popular winner of the Irish Coastal Rowing Federations annual award for dedication and contribution to rowing both with his own club, as well as locally and nationally. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

By Sean Moriarty

Workmen’s Rowing Club Chairman, Timmy Moynihan, has been honoured by the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation for his dedication and commitment to the sport.

Moynihan was presented with the award at last weekend’s All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Dingle. The award was presented by Bill Deasy, President of the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation.

The Spa man has been involved with Workmen’s Rowing Club since 1984 and has acted as Chairman since 1999.

“I don’t do this for the awards,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “I do it for the love of the sport and the love of the people. I owe a lot to my brother-in-law Michael Burns from Sneem. He travelled a lot and brought ideas back to the club. He give me my first oar to hold. Had I known I was going back to Dingle to pick up the award, I would not have gone and I would have made sure Michael got it instead.”
The Workmen’s Rowing Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020.

Dingle hosted the All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships last weekend.

Over 600 crews competed in the event, which was hosted by the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation (ICRF) with the assistance of Dingle Rowing Club and was run alongside the annual Dingle Regatta.