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Commercial Rowers Ease to First-Round Win at Henley
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#Rowing: Commercial had an easy win in the first round of the Wyfold Cup for club fours at Henley Royal Regatta today. Their opponents, Molesey B, made a mess of the start, veering across towards the Dublin crew and being…
Trinity Rowers Win in First Round at Henley Regatta
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#Rowing: Trinity’s senior men’s eight gave Ireland a second win at Henley Royal Regatta today. They took on and beat Pembroke College, Oxford in the Temple Cup for college eights. Pembroke were fast off the start, but their steering was…
Great Start for Clonmel Junior Scullers at Henley
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#Rowing: Clonmel rowed well to overcome a slow start and win in the first round at Henley Royal Regatta today. The crew of Dylan Barry O’Donovan, Andrew Butler, Seán O’Donnell and Matt Dundon beat American crew Malvern Preparatory School B…
Trinity in Close Finish at Henley Royal Regatta
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#Rowing: Trinity’s Prince Albert crew rowed well but lost out in a very tight race at Henley Royal Regatta today. Trinity and American crew Deerfield Academy overlapped throughout the race. Liam Hayes, Josh Norton, Andre Liadov, strokeman Paddy Moreau and…
A UK Royal Navy River class patrol vessel HMS Severn is on a three-day visit to Dublin Port having berthed on the Liffey
Naval Visits
#RiverClass – Making a call to Dublin Port today is a UK Royal Navy ‘River’ patrol class vessel that is to remain in the capital for a three-day visit, writes Jehan Ashmore. HMS Severn is one of the River class…
Ballycotton RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was on standby for yesterday's callout
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI launched at around 10.30am yesterday morning (Monday 26 June) to aid a kitesurfer who had got into difficulty in Ballycotton Bay, Co Cork. The all-weather lifeboat remained on standby as the inshore lifeboat headed to the…
Skibbereen/UCC and NUIG  Women's Eights Drive for the Line today.
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#Rowing: The Skibbereen/UCC composite won the women’s eights with the final few strokes at the Cork Grand League Regatta today. NUIG led them coming up to the line, but the winners finished faster to win by three tenths of a…
Aifric Keogh of the winning UCC/Skibbereen four.
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#Rowing: Niall Beggan and Andrew Goff gave Gary and Paul O’Donovan a good battle in the Division One double sculls at Cork Regatta today. The Ireland under-23 lightweights, drawn from UCD and Commercial, placed second behind the Ireland senior lightweight…
Paul O'Donovan
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#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan set a new personal best as a  single sculler at Cork Regatta today. The Skibbereen sculler won the Division One A Final in six minutes 50.819 seconds. Gary O’Donovan was 13 seconds further back in sunny conditions…
Mariners Beware Of Seabed Obstruction Off South Coast
Marine Warning
#MarineWarning - PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd advises that, that following a recent survey of the Kinsale Head Gas Field pipeline, it has identified a possible seabed obstruction off the South Coast of Ireland. The nature of the obstruction, south-east of…
Heatwave Sees Big Jump In Coastguard Callouts Nationwide
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#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has reported a “surge” of calls with a whopping 76 incidents nationwide over the last five days alone, according to The Irish Times. Average temperatures in the mid 20s have brought more people to…
Laura Try and her custom ocean rowing boat docked in Dun Laoghaire
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#Rowing - Endurance athlete Laura Try has reached Dublin as part of her ‘Great British Row’ challenge to circumnavigate mainland Britain this summer. Laura set out from Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex on 3 June to row clockwise some 1,800 miles around…
Monika Dukarska on her way to winning her Repechage in Poznan.
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#Rowing: Monika Dukarska has been chosen to represent Ireland at the third World Cup Regatta in Lucerne early next month. The Killorglin woman finished ninth (third in the B Final) on her first foray as a single sculler at a…
Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan on the podium in Poznan today.
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#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan took a silver medal at the World Cup Regatta in Poland this morning. The Ireland lightweight double took second in an exciting race. France led from early on and were never headed. Ireland came…
Sanita Puspure
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#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won the B Final of the women’s single sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan today. The focus may have been on the battle between Puspure and Monika Dukarska, but Puspure’s main challenger down the course…
Red Bay RNLI's volunteer crew recover the stranded kayakers onto the inshore lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - The volunteer lifeboat crew with Red Bay RNLI rescued two kayakers yesterday afternoon (Saturday 17 June) after their vessel capsized near Waterfoot in Co Antrim. The alarm was raised at 3.33pm when a member of the public heard…

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