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Queen's Rule at National Eight-Blade Head
Queen’s University were the dominant rowing force at the National Eight-Blade head, hosted by the Lagan Head of the River in excellent conditions in Belfast yesterday. Bann Rowing Club also impressed at an event patronised primarily by Northern Irish crews.…
Last of National Rowing Heads takes place in Belfast Today
The last in the series of Rowing Ireland's National Blade Heads takes place in Belfast this Saturday with the Lagan Head of the River hosted by Belfast Rowing Club. There are 148 crews over the three races starting with pairs…
Four In-A-Row for UCD in Gannon Cup
UCD beat Trinity by four and a half lengths in the Gannon Rowing Cup for senior men on the river Liffey in Dublin yesterday. It was their fourth consecutive Gannon and it headed up a clean sweep of colours titles…
Queen's and Portora Impress at Erne Head
Two men’s senior eights from Queen's University slotted into the first two slots at the Erne Rowing Head of the River at Enniskillen. The junior 18 quadruple of the host club, Portora, had a fine result, finishing joint eighth overall.…
UCD Rule the Waves at Dublin Head
UCD’s men’s senior eight was the fastest rowing crew of the 35 which competed at the Dublin Head of the River. The conditions were surprisingly choppy, even in relatively light winds. The Dublin college also won the novice eights pennant,…
NUIG and Grainne Mhaol to Fore at Carrick
NUIG and Grainne Mhaol took the National rowing Head senior fours crown at the Carrick-on-Shannon head of the river. The senior doubles title went to the UCC/Galway Rowing Club combination of John Wholley and Danny O’Dowd. Carrick-on-Shannon Head of the…
Cork Crews Rise to the Top at Cork Head
Cork crews saw off rivals from far and near at the Cork rowing Head of the River at the Marina on Saturday. UCC’s men’s senior eight were the fastest men’s crew – by 1.3 seconds from De Maas of Rotterdam,…
McCrohan and Maher Fastest in Newry Test
Lightweight scullers Michael Maher and Siobhan McCrohan were the fastest man and woman at the five-kilometre time trial at the Rowing Ireland National Assessment in Newry today. McCrohan  won her battle with fellow lightweight Claire Lambe, and her time of…
Elite Rowers Set High Standard in Newry
A number of Ireland’s elite rowers set personal bests during the ergometer (rowing machine) tests yesterday, the first day of the two-day National Assessments in Newry. Top heavyweight oarswoman Sanita Puspure knocked three seconds off the time she set in…
Moynihan and Nixon Fastest Scullers
Cathal Moynihan was the fastest single rowing sculler at the inaugural two-blade National Head, hosted by St Michael’s in O’Brien’s Bridge. Holly Nixon, a junior, was the fastest woman. Juniors also did well in the pairs events, with Presentation joint…
O'Brien's Bridge is Venue for First Head of River Race
Over 1000 rowers to compete in Rowing Ireland's first National Head of the River race this weekend Over one thousand rowers from clubs across the country, including crews from Northern Ireland, will gather at O'Brien's Bridge in Co. Clare for…
Puspure and Under-23s the Indoor Stars
Under-23 athletes and heavyweight single sculler Sanita Puspure were the stars of the show at the Rowing Ireland Indoor Championships at Dublin City University. Puspure was by far the fastest woman, in 6 minutes 49.4 seconds, but Eimear Moran of…
Newry Assessment Cancelled

Newry Assessment Cancelled

15th December 2010
The Five-Kilometre National Assessment fixed for Newry on Sunday has been cancelled. Ireland Rowing performance director Martin McElroy said that the forecast was for very low temperatures in the area and the canal may be frozen. McElroy said that the…
Sanita Puspure is the Afloat Rower of the Month for November. The Old Collegians sculler had an outstanding result at the the British Indoor Rowing Championships. She took silver in the open women’s category – only 3.2 seconds behind double…
Muckross Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, has been cancelled. Snow and below zero temperatures are forecast for the rowing venue, along with strong winds.  Click this link for Irish Rowing details Click this link for the Latest Rowing…
O'Neill Honoured in New Zealand
Rowing vet Sean O’Neill from Limerick has been honoured in New Zealand. The Limerickman was this week named the Marlborough Express/Blenheim Round Table Sportsperson of the Year. O’Neill’s father, Tom, attended the ceremony in Marlborough. The 30-year-old came out on…

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