Fiona O’Keeffe – Captain
Fiona is studying Children’s and General Nursing for her third year. She has been rowing for 7 years now 5 of them being with her previous club of Shandon Boat Club, Cork. Fiona has also represented Ireland in 2014 at the Home International Regatta which was held in Inniscarra, Cork. Fiona is in charge of the progression of the club and the general running of it.
David Breen – Vice Captain & Equipment Manager
David is in his first year of studying Nutritional Sciences at UCC. He has 7 years of rowing experience behind him with 6 of them taking place with Lee Rowing Club, Cork. David is charged with assisting the Captain and giving a helping hand to other committee members as vice captain. He is also responsible for the development and maintenance of UCC’s fleet of boats and UCC’s rowing machines.
Patrick Kennelly – Vice Captain & Secretary
Patrick is currently in his first year of studying BIS at UCC. He started rowing with Pres Rowing Club on the River Lee in 2012. He represented Ireland at the Coupe de la Jeunesse 2016. Patrick is charged with assisting the Captain and giving a helping hand to other committee members as vice captain, and also with the smooth running of the weekly meetings.
Kieran White – Treasurer
Kieran is in his first year of studying Mathematical Sciences in UCC. He has 7 years of rowing experience with Cork Boat Club before moving to UCC. Kieran is in charge of the allocation of funds for regattas foreign and domestic as well as equipment and the development of the club.
Cormac O’Connell – Public Relations Officer
Cormac is currently in his first year of studying Arts at UCC. He began his rowing career in in 2011 with Pres Rowing Club before moving to UCC in 2017, and is currently our Coxswain. He has represented Ireland at the U23 European Championships. Cormac is in charge of the social media of UCCRC and the general promotion of the club online, around campus, and in local newspapers.
Samantha Wakerlin – Safety & Welfare Officer
Samantha is currently in her first year of studying Medicine at UCC. She began her rowing career in 2014 with North Bay RC in California. She then rowed for 2 years with the University of Colorado Boulder before transferring to UCC. Sam is in charge of the safety of all the rowers at UCC.
Stephen Murphy – Ordinary Committee Member
Stephen is in his third year of Biochemical Sciences at UCC. He began his rowing career during 2009 with Cork Boat Club. He has represented Ireland on the international stage most notable at the Coupe de la Jeunesse. Stephen is responsible for helping out with the general running of the club.
Ronan Byrne – Ordinary Committee Member
Ronan is in his second year studying nutritional sciences in UCC. Ronan started rowing with Shandon Boat Club on the River Lee. He has represented Ireland multiple times, most recently winning the Home International Regatta in 2017. Ronan is responsible for helping out with the general running of the club.
Darragh Larkin – Ordinary Committee Member
Darragh is currently in his first year studying Biochemical Sciences at UCC. He represented Ireland twice at the Home Internationals in 2015 and 2016. is responsible for helping out with the general running of the club.