It is said by those in the know, that Rushbrooke Rowing Club is one of the oldest around. Tragically back in the late 1960’s, the old timber Club House and boats were destroyed in a fire at the green in Dock Square and the club ceased to exist.

In 1989, local residents decided to restart the club and agreed on using the ‘Yawl’ class racing boat. On completion of the clubs first boat, the ‘Christopher G’ in 1990, Rushbrooke won its first gold All Ireland medal thanks to our under 12’s at the Camber in Cobh, Co. Cork. Since then, the club has gone from strength to strength and continues to grow.


We proudly hosted the County Finals on a number of occasions (2004, 2009, 2012 and in 2016) and still find the time to get involved in charitable causes both locally and nationally.

Rushbrooke Rowing Club joined the new Coastal Rowing division of Rowing Ireland in October 2017, and following a thorough bid, was selected to host the Inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Woods, Ovens, Co. Cork on the 18th & 19th August 2018.