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Puspure Gives Ireland Second Medal at European Championships
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#Rowing: Sanita Puspure took a bronze medal at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg in Germany, giving Ireland a second podium finish on a day in which the men’s lightweight double had taken gold. In awful conditions, Magdalena Lobnig of…
Gary O'Donovan, new European Champion.
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# Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan took gold for Ireland at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg in Germany this morning. They executed the perfect plan in the final of the lightweight double sculls. Norway were the favourites, and…
Walsh and Lightweight Pair Finish Fourth in European A Finals
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#Rowing: Ireland had two fourth-place finishes in their first two A Finals of the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg in Germany. The lightweight men’s pair of Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll finished impressively to push Germany into fifth. Britain’s Sam…
Puspure and O'Donovans Win Again to Take A Final Places
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#Rowing: Single sculler Sanita Puspure and the men’s lightweight double scull won their semi-finals to bring Ireland’s A Final tally to four at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg in Germany. The Ireland women’s lightweight double had to settle for…
Ireland Lightweight Pair Join Walsh In European A Finals
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#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll gave Ireland their second A Final place at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg in Germany with a second-place finish in this morning’s repechage. The Ireland lightweight pair rowed a brave race. Four boats…
Walsh Wins Repechage to Take Place in A Final
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#Rowing: Ireland has its first finalist of the European Rowing Championships. Denise Walsh pulled off a surprise win in her lightweight single sculls repechage from lane one. The Skibbereen woman started well and led to half way, but by then…
O'Donovans Win Heat at European Championships
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#Rowing: Gary and Paul O’Donovan won their heat of the lightweight double sculls at the European Championships in Brandenburg in Germany. The Czech Republic showed well early on, but by halfway the brothers from Skibbereen had a small lead, which…
Sanita Puspure and Ekaterina Karsten of Belarus at the World Cup in Varese.
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#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won her heat of the single sculls at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg, Germany, this morning. The Ireland competitor disputed the lead with Mathilde Hodgkins-Byrne of Britain in the early stages of the race, but took…
Good Day for Neptune at Portadown Regatta
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#Rowing: Neptune won the club one eights, beating UCD in a close final, and the junior 18 coxed four at the Portadown Regatta on Saturday. Methodist College, Belfast, took the club one women’s quadruple sculls. Katie Shirlow of Bann was…
Sean Drea, second from left, helps cover the kilometres at the Road to Rio conclusion at Trinity College.
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#Rowing: The Road to Rio row came to a spirited conclusion in Parliament Square at Trinity College today. Ireland Olympians Sean Drea and Brendan Dolan and Eimear Lambe, younger sister of soon-to-be Olympian Claire, were among those taking part in…
St Joseph's of Galway Trophy Winners at Schools' Championships
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#Rowing: The Victor Ludorum Trophy for best school was won by St Joseph’s of Galway at the Irish Schools’ Championships at O’Brien’s Bridge in Clare today. Daire Lynch of Clonmel CBS was the best single sculler. Methodist College, Belfast, won…
Doherty Pulls Out of C Final at Paralympic Qualification Regatta
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#Rowing: Pararower Karol Doherty qualified for the C Final at the Paralympic Qualification Regatta in Gavirate in Italy, put was forced to pull out due to illness. The Derry man finished fifth in his heat and fifth in repechage. Just…
Puspure Puts in Sprint Finish to Take Bronze in Varese
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#Rowing: Sanita Puspure came from sixth to take the bronze medal at the World Cup Regatta in Varese. Carling Zeeman of Canada cut loose in the final quarter to win a surprise gold, with Ekaterina Karsten of Belarus holding off…
Gary and Paul O’Donovan on podium with their silver medals beside South Africa (gold) and Belgium (bronze).
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#Rowing: Ireland’s Gary and Paul O’Donovan took silver at the first World Cup Regatta of the year in Varese in Italy this morning. South Africa took gold, having broken away from the Irish in the final quarter, only to be…
UCD Best Senior Eight at Trinity Regatta
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 #Rowing: UCD took away the biggest prize at Trinity Regatta today. They had a clear win over Commercial in the semi-final, by one and a quarter lengths, and beat the hosts’ eight in the final by three and a half…
Walsh Wins B Final At World Cup Regatta
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#Rowing: Denise Walsh won the B Final of the lightweight single sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Varese in Italy. The Skibbereen woman fought off Swiss and Algerian opponents to take seventh place overall at the event. Siobhán McCrohan,…

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