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Dalkey Rowing Club are proud to host the inaugural Ger Cunningham Memorial Race on Saturday 10th September.

Ger was a born and bred Dalkey man and a keen rower from a very early age. He took part and won many skiff races through his active rowing years. He went on the become Chair of Dalkey Rowing Club for over 20 years, the longest standing Chair held in it’s 90-year history. He was also proud to have chaired The East Coast Rowing Council. Ger was overall a very well-regarded man among the East Coast Rowing Clubs and a friend to many.

Sadly, Ger died on 16th March this year whilst on holiday in Lanzarote. Ger’s family engaged the services of The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust  to help bring him home. The Cunningham family and friends are incredibly grateful for the immense support received by the Kevin Bell Trust, in such a traumatic situation. For that reason, DRC would like to help raise funds to support future families in need.

The 10km Race

The 10km race will run from Coliemore Harbour, up to Dun Laoghaire and return passing Coliemore Harbour and then on down to Killiney Bay before turning back at the Tea Rooms to row back up north and finish at Coliemore Harbour.

There will be two categories on the day as follows;

•            Open Ladies – Gun at 10:30am

•            Open Men (and Mixed) – Gun at 11:00am

The Medal Ceremony

The Medal ceremony will take place overlooking the harbour at approx.13:00 where trophies for the winning crews will be presented by the Cunningham family and KBRT representative.

There will be refreshments on sale (BBQ / Tea / Coffee etc..) until approx. 15:00 – all proceeds will form part of the donation to KBRT (note tokens for refreshments can be bought using card – cash donation box will also be available).

The Evening

There will be live music and food in The Club Bar on Coliemore Road on the evening from 7pm for friends and clubs to gather and celebrate what we hope will be a successful fundraising event in Ger’s memory.

We look forward to welcoming so many of the East Coast rowing clubs and crews in joining with us in an effort to raise funds for the KBRT in memory of our very dear friend.

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