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Ireland's Coupe de la Jeunesse Rowing team are in action in Poland this weekend
Ireland's junior rowing team are racing in Poznan, Poland, where the 2016 Coupe de la Jeunesse will take place this weekend. The Coupe de la Jeunesse is an international rowing regatta for rowers under the age of 18, and rowed…
Fisa Bans All But Six Russian Rowers From Olympics
#Rowing: Only six Russia competitors have been cleared by Fisa, the governing body of rowing, to compete at the Olympic Games. Twenty were ruled ineligible as records were scrutinised in line with the International Olympic Committee’s guidelines on drug testing.…
The Ireland senior men's four which won at the Home International Regatta in Cardiff.
#Rowing: Ireland crews had three wins at the Home International Regatta at Cardiff Bay in Wales today. The all-Portora senior men’s four of Ryan Ballantine, Cormac McLaughlin, Lloyd Seaman and Barney Rix were victorious, though Ireland’s senior men finished third…
Ireland's winning junior eight at the Home International Regatta in 2015.
The 2016 Home International Regatta takes place tomorrow in Cardiff Bay, Wales. Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales will compete to win the Victor Ludorum – or ‘the winner of the games’- in four categories: Senior Men, Senior Women, Junior Men…
Carrick Bridge in Carrick-on-Shannon
#Rowing - The Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Regatta will be held on Sunday 31 July on a 400m stretch of the waterway immediately south of the town bridge. ​Hundreds of spectators and competitors are expected at the event, one of the final…
Commercial beat UCD in a Photo Finish.
#Rowing: Commercial won the senior eights championship of Ireland (the 'Big Pot') in a race with a thrilling finish at the Irish Rowing Championships. The Dublin crew took over the lead at halfway, but could not shake off UCD. In…
Barney Rix, who teamed up with Ryan Ballantine to win the Men's Intermediate Pair.
#Rowing: Skibbereen brought their tally of titles for the Irish Rowing Championships to a remarkable 10 so far as Denise Walsh and Shane O'Driscoll had big wins in the lightweight single sculls in the morning session of the third day.…
Monika Dukarska: easy winner in senior single sculls.
#Rowing: Skibbereen took two of the three senior titles on offer in the evening session of the second day of the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre. The women's pair of Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey beat UCC,…
Emily Hegarty, the new junior single sculls champion of Ireland.
#Rowing: Cork Boat Club won the men's junior 18 coxed four at the National Rowing Championships today. On Friday, Portora had beaten Cork in the junior eight by leading all the way, but Cork turned the tables - they took…
Lydia Heaphy - Part of the winning Skibbereen junior four
#Rowing: NUIG overtook Commercial and won the men's senior four at the Irish Rowing Championships in Cork today. The other senior title on offer in the second session of finals at the National Rowing Centre went to Mark O'Donovan in…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan.
#Rowing: Two outstanding races brought the first session of the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre to a close today. Daire Lynch of Clonmel won the junior single sculls. He caught and passed Shandon's Ronan Byrne in the…
Spectators at the Enclosure at Henley. Picture Courtesy of Henley Royal Regatta.
#Rowing: Ireland’s last crew at Henley Royal Regatta exited this morning. Monika Dukarska was well beaten by Lisa Scheenaard of the Netherlands in the Princess Royal for women’s single scullers. Scheenaard, on the Berkshire station, took a little time to…
Crews racing at Henley as spectators watch. Pic courtesy of Henley Royal Regatta.
#Rowing: Trinity’s coxed four exited Henley Royal Regatta on their second day of action today. Orca of Utrecht in the Netherlands slipped into a small early lead in this Prince Albert race but then stretched it to over a length…
Barney Rix - in Ireland Home International team.
#Rowing: The Ireland team for the Home International Regatta in Cardiff Bay on July 23rd has been chosen. The men’s senior four is an all-Portora unit and these rowers go into a strong-looking senior eight, with UCC. Ireland senior team…
Spectators check the results at Henley. Pic courtesy of Henley Royal Regatta.
#Rowing: Ireland had its first win at Henley Royal Regatta this morning. Trinity broke opponents Choate Rosemary Hall early and were able to settle into a relaxed rhythm for the rest of the race. They won this race in the…
Paul O'Donovan. Pic: Kaspars Puspurs.
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan is set to have an extraordinary August, competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam. He is named the Afloat Rower of the Month for his achievements in June.…

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