IIRC 2018

IIRC 2018 – Saturday 20th January 2018


Registration to open in November 2017

List of Entrants - by Race Category

List of Entrants - by Name

List of Events

Schedule of Events

IIRC 2018 – Saturday 20th January 2018

logo for Irish Indoor Rowing Championships

Location: UL Sports Arena, University of Limerick.

Hi Folks,

Welcome back to the IIRC Race Series of indoor rowing competitions for the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018 (IIRC 2018)

It’s been quite a year. Some of last Year’s competitors managed to out-do and add to their IIRC 2016 victories with Olympic regatta victories, finals and even a pair of Silver medals in the LM2X. Well done to Sanita Puspure, Sinéad Lynch, Claire Lambe, Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan. Paul went on to further success in Rotterdam a fortnight later by winning the Lightweight Men’s Single Scull World Championship convincingly. As none of his competitors managed to attend the IIRC last year we’ve concluded that that’s what gave him the edge….

We’ve also managed to expand what’s on offer with our FISA Masters categories. The 1000m races are in response to a huge upsurge in Masters Rowing here in Ireland and abroad. The mid-life crises saw the World Masters Regatta in Copenhagen being inundated by some pretty handy Irish crews last September – let’s see how the last few months has brought them on.

Our Para-Rowers are also being set a challenge with all their distances being cranked up to 2000m from the 1000m more traditionally held. Watch out for some keen international hopefuls in the LTA, AS & TA categories.

ROWfit is back with 112 categories of race distances and times. We are also maintaining the Inter-provincial element at IIRC 2017 with some top end teams being fielded by each branch in the J13-J18 mens & womens categories. Which Province will bag the title this year?

Without further ado have a read through the necessary documentation, check out the FAQ before asking the Q and get set for January 21st here in Limerick, back in the UL Arena for some serious fun!

See you all there – Joe C.

This event is open to EVERYBODY. No pre-qualification is required.

Places are limited. Get your entries in to avoid disappointment. Remember Online Registration is for Individuals only.Two or more individuals (except in a single team) should use the ‘Group Entry Form’.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for all the latest news and follow us on Twitter @IrishIndoorsRow to be kept abreast of developments and results on the day 

Info, Categories and race types for the IIRC Race Series

There are four types of categorised Individual race:

A) Standard 2000m (2k) & Para Rowing 2k

B) 1000m (1k) for FISA Masters, J15 & College Freshmen 

C) 500m Sprint

D) Junior ‘Set times’ – 5, 4 & 3 minutes (J15, 14 & 13 resp.)

There are two types of categorised Relay or Team race:

A) 2000m (2k) whereby a team of four competitors will be assigned a Rowing machine on which they must complete a 2k as quickly as possible managing their own individual fitness levels and abilities. They may rotate/relay as many times as they wish. They may optimise the foot straps for performance but nothing else of an ergometer may be altered.

B) Inter-Provincial Team Relays: Teams of 4 will be selected and managed by the four Irish Provincial Branches in J13-18 age categories for girls & boys. Each category race will result a winning province – 1st place takes home the medals. The overall winning province from the 10 races will win bragging rights for the year!

Drag Factors can be changed to suit before a race – They MAY NOT be changed after the start of a race.

A Rest time of 1.5 hours between category events is planned.

If it is your intention to break an Irish or World Record and you wish for additonal considerations (video, camera or confirmation) then get in contact before or after you make history.

Once registered you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not, please notify the organisers ROWfit. Inconsistencies may result in entry being delayed or refused. For help or information contact us at info@rowfit.ie

Ensure you are eligible for your selected event(s) by reviewing the ‘Rules, Terms & Conditions’ and the ‘Age & Race Categories’

Registration Closes 11pm 10th January 2018

WP_20150123_007 WP_20150123_008 WP_20150124_001

                      An Event run by
Rowfit Logo the event organisers for the IIRC 2014

                    In Association with


                 Also in association with
rowing ireland helps every year with the IIRC 2014