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Cove Sailing Club Centenary Dinner (Photos Here!)

9th November 2019
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The Cove Sailing Club Committee with the annual prizes The Cove Sailing Club Committee with the annual prizes Photo: Bob Bateman

Cove Sailing Club rounded out its centenary year last night at a gala dinner in the town's Commodore Hotel in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman.

Celebrations on the Cobh shoreline were appropriately held in the historic hotel venue that itself predates the sailing club by some 65 years.

The Centenary celebrations received a fantastic response making for a memorable celebration of the 2019 season that has seen already some great moments ashore and afloat.

The surprise of the night was the presentation of Club's famous “Foley Rose Bowl” trophy to Club Commodore Kieran Dorgan.

Former Commodore Eddie English gave an informative history of the club and a highlight of the evening was the annual prizegiving was held .

See photos below by Bob Bateman

Cove Sailing Club Centnary1The scene is set for the Cove Sailing Club Centenary Dinner at the Commodore Hotel

Cove Sailing Club Centnary1Eddie English gave an informative history of the club

Cove Sailing Club Centnary1The Rankin Revival Table

Cove Sailing Club Centnary1Eddie English (in Royal Munster YC tie) left with Michael Coleman and Admiral Pat Farnan Royal Cork Yacht Club

Cove Sailing Club Centnary1Deborah and Brian Matthews Naval Yacht Squadron and Admiral Pat Farnan Royal Cork Yacht Club

Cove Sailing Club Centnary1Suprise of the night was the presentation of the “Foley Rose Bowl” to Club Commodore Kieran Dorgan by Anne Ahern

Cove Sailing Club Centnary1Cove Sailing Club prizewinners on the night (front from left) Anne Ahern, Damien Ahern Emily and David O’Brien (Back row from left ) Maurice Kidney, Stephen Barry, Denis Ellis and Kieran Dorgan

Cove Sailing Club Centnary1A sponsorship cheque presentation by Aaron Woods Chairman Cobh Credit Union Kieran Dorgan, Anne and Damien Ahern Caroline McCarthy Cobh Credit Union

Cove Sailing Club Centnary1Former CSC Commodores (Back Row) Eddie English, Derry Allister, Barry Dorgan, Robert Keating (Front row) John Doyle, Johanna Murphy, Richard Marshall, Kieran Dorgan

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