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Meet the 2024 Commitee

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Antoinette O'Brien


Joined NC around 2014, has completed  in  several Ocean to City, Trips,  boat building, and even a rowski,  where a group of rowers went skiing.  Has always thought this club has a little piece of magic and is so delighted to be part of it - "I will do my best to represent the club well, but what I mostly want is that all members feel the magic & just how special this club is".


Contact No: 087 6630 192


Donna Schwarz


Has been a member for almost a decade. Has been on the committee previously as an ordinary member and treasurer. Voted in as club captain 2024.


Contact No: 087 9023 602


Susanne O'Sullivan


First rowed a currach in 2015, and joined the club, despite her fear of water.  Has enjoyed many hours currach rowing at the club, around various beauty spots of Ireland and the islands and a competing in the odd ras; and thanks to the organisation of others in far away lands..."I love it. I was involved in Ents for a couple of years, and am now the captain of vice!"


Maighread Kelly


Is a long-time member of the club having joined in 2009. Previously, a committee member and Treasurer of NC (2011 to 2014). Maighread was relected in 2022, Treasurer since 2023.


Contact No: 087 6895 505


Deirdre Looney


Delighted to be back after a brief hiatus and to take up the position of club secretary 2024. See you on the water! 

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Colin O'Donnell

Training Coordinator

First ocean to city race was over 15 years ago. My rowing philosophy is that if you're safely enjoying rowing and having the craic with other rowers then you're doing it right.

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Elaine Winters

Committee Member

For the Love of Rowing... Member of NC since 2011 and past treasurer of NC in 2014 & 2015. Currently serving on the board of Meitheal Mara and joined NC committee to keep the founding connection and spirit between the two understood. I feel lucky to live in a maritime city and appreciate the opportunity both MM & NC provide to give everyone a chance to get out on the water.

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Mairead Kelly

Committee Member


Mairead had her first introduction to rowing currachs during community work & through  Meitheal Maras Baidoreacht prog, her team was entered into O2C 2017.
There was no going back and  she decided to become a full member of NC shortly after the blisters healed.

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Martha Dennehy

Committee Member

Martha has been a member of Naomhoga Chorcai for many years now.
Loves meeting up with people for Rowing, Craic and plenty Fresh Air. Trips away and a little bit of As Gaeilge.

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Tomas Fenton

Committee Member


Naomhoga Chorcai since 2018.
Enjoy the Saturday morning rows especially the coffee & craic after also the trips away especially to Spain. 


Contact No: 087 9895 079

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Oisin Creagh

Committee Member


Rowing Currachs with NC since 2003
Previous boating - former sailing and kayak instructor. 
Sailing -RYA & ISA Yachtmaster Ocean qualified. 
First aid all up to date.
Just love messing on water (in boats)!


Contact No: 086 2754 929

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