Our committee is made up by 13 members with varied roles and skill sets. Please read below to find out who we are and what we do!
Niamh Butler – Chairperson
It is a pleasure and a privilege to be the 2019-2020 chairperson of this young and vibrant community club. With a strong committed club committee this year we will strive to be more competitive, while encouraging inclusivity of all abilities and ages. The social side is good fun too and the training at Skerries harbour on a sunny evening is very hard to beat! The development of our club for both racing and recreational is paramount this year- both young and old, with great new juvenile crews working their way through the ranks, and our senior crews gradually becoming a force to be reckoned with. There’s always time for a scenic row around the harbour too. We’re open to new members, so if you want to be a part of this fun energetic club, click on the website link and come and join us, we’d love to see you on the water!
Marie Richardson – Secretary
I’ve been on the club committee for four years and have served as Club Captain in the past. 2020 is my first year as Club Secretary and I’m looking forward to a new challenge at a very exciting time in Skerries Rowing Club’s Development with responsibility for:
Communication and Correspondence
Ensuring meetings are effectively organised and minute
Maintaining effective records and Administration
Upholding legal requirements of governing documents
But it is all about the rowing! See you on the water
Jo- Ann Sparling – Treasurer
My name is Jo-Ann and I have been a member of Skerries Rowing Club since 2017 and have been involved as a social rower, regatta rower and a long distance rower and have loved every bit of it! This is my first year on the committee and as club treasurer. The role involves overseeing the accounts and management of the financial affairs of the club.
Jade Campbell – Juvenile Development Officer
I really enjoy being a member at Skerries Rowing Club. I have had plenty of laughs with wonderful people.I have competed in regattas and long rows.I have also completed courses in safeguarding, coaching rowing and coaching children.Our vision for the juvenile section is The juveniles to grow to be confident competent adult members with a passion for rowing and coaching others.
I hope to catch you on the water!
Anne Marie – Juvenile Development & Child Liaison Officer
The role of the above is to develop the juvenile section of the club on a phased basis; to ensure proper and open communication channels with youth members, parents and existing members of the club; to ensure proper training, safeguarding and Garda vetting procedures are in place for all adult members dealing with juvenile members of the club, and to promote a child-friendly ethos in the club.
Andrew O’Byrne – Public Relations Officer(PRO)
Communications is one of the most important activities in any club, our success depends it. The main function of the Club PRO is to communicate with the general public on behalf of the Club, presenting a positive image of the Club in the local community and beyond.
The main aims of the PRO is:
• Promote the Club and its events to the local community and beyond using all available methods of communication
• Ensure the Club is presented in a professional manner
• Develop internal methods and standards of communication
Ian Lawless – Safety Officer
Hi all my name is Ian lawless I’m a firefighter/Paramedic with Dublin fire brigade for the past 27 years in my line of work safety is our priority maybe that’s why I took up the role of safety officer. I took up rowing following hip surgery I sustained from road running and have taken to it like a duck to water pardon the pun. One of the most enjoyable aspects of rowing is the incredible mix of people in the club.
Cliona O’Kelly – Training Officer
I have been a member of Skerries Rowing Club since 2017 and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I have been involved in regatta racing and long rows. It has been a great way to keep fit, be competitive and also socialise. It is a progressive and inclusive club which has grown quickly over the past few years. This is my first year as a committee member with a role in training. We aim improve and maintain fitness levels for all club members ,whether they are racing or recreational rowers, with pre season indoor training and on the water training once our season begins.
Anna Maria Brady – Committee Support Officer
My name is Anna Maria Brady. I have been involved in this wonderful club since its inception. I have loved every moment and never tire of being out on the water. I am part of the maintenance crew that help keep the boats ship shape. Also being part of the orgainising of the centenery row this year is very exciting..I very much look forward to another year in this wonderful club and being part of a fabulous team.
Frank Duffy – Committee Support Officer
My role within the committee is a regular committee member with a role on the fundraising sub committee, looking to help where l can and work along side the committed members in the club to promote rowing…both racing and recreational crews.
Louise Duffy – Committee Support Officer
My name is Louise and I am a Committee Support Member in our amazing Club.
As support member I have assisted in the areas of fundraising and training.I have competed in a racing capacity in both regattas and long rows.
Skerries Rowing Club is continuously growing and evolving and I am proud to be a member of this club since I first tried out in 2012.
Fundraising is a huge part of our club and we are always looking for new faces and new ideas so if anybody enjoys fundraising please let us know!
Looking forward to seeing you on the water!