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Connick Leads Criticism of 'Unsustainable' Mackerel Fishing by Iceland and Faeroes
At today's Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers Meeting in Brussels, Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, welcomed the opportunity to prepare for negotiations on the current international impasse with Iceland and…
Ten of the Best as Skibbereen Take Quadruple Title
Skibbereen rounded off a weekend in which they won 10 national titles with a terrific victory in the men’s senior quadruple scull at the National Rowing Championships in Cork. They had just .4 of a second to spare over a…
Puspure and Jacob Prevail in Battle of Senior Doubles
The senior women’s double scull provided a highlight of the morning session at the National Rowing Championships in the NRC in Cork today. Three boats finished in quick succession, but Sanita Puspure and Siobhan Jacob of Old Collegians were in…
Puspure Sees Off McCrohan Challenge
Sanita Puspure of Old Collegians won the senior single sculls title at the evening session of the National Rowing Championships in Cork. Puspure held off a good challenge by Siobhan McCrohan of Tribesmen.  Sean Jacob rounded off a very succesful…
Jacob Leads the Way at National Championships
Sean Jacob had plenty to spare as he won the men’s senior single sculls title at the National Championships in the NRC in Cork today. The UCD man credited the programme laid down by national senior coach Adrian Cassidy as…
Follow the National Rowing Championships on Afloat
Afloat will be carry comprehensive coverage from the National Rowing Championships which begin tomorrow at the National Rowing Centre in Cork. The championships are the second of the season and are for three sculling classes (single, double and quadruple) and…
Seafood Companies Get €1.75m Boost
Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today announced €1.13 million in grant-aid for Irish Seafood Processing companies under the Seafood Processing Business Development Scheme, and a further €623,620 for aquaculture companies under…
Minister Lenihan launches €2million Celtic Sea Trout Project
The Celtic Sea Trout Project has its official launch at Coillte's Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow this evening. This groundbreaking €2million project, mainly funded by the Wales – Ireland Interreg programme, will see Inland Fisheries Ireland work closely with anglers,…
Swim from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island Completed
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Local French teacher Gary Knox has completed his swim from Rathlin to Ballycastle for Portrush Lifeboat Station on the very day that the station was celebrating its 150th Anniversary.Gerry Doran Chairman of the Ballycastle Fundraising Branch texted the station at…
Drumm Wins Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim
Sea Swim
Shane Drumm was the winner of the rescheduled Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim today.  The race took place along the East pier and finished beside the National YC pontoon. A large crowd gathered on the pier to hear live commentary and…
Three Double Swimming Winners in Sandycove Island Race
Sea Swim
There were three double swimming winners in yesterday's 'The Edge Sports' Sandycove Island Challenge 2010. Now it its 14th year, this 1.1 mile race takes swimmers around the famous Sandycove Island in in Kinsale, County Cork Ireland. Lisa Cummins, the only…
European Fourth for McCrohan and Lambe
Ireland’s young lightweight women’s double scull came very close to taking a medal at the European Rowing Championships in Portugal today. Greece were totally dominant in the A Final in Montemor-o-Velho, but Ireland’s Siobhan McCrohan (23) and Claire Lambe (20)…
Brian O'Dwyer Wins Liffey Swim (Results HERE)
Sea Swim
The 90th annual Dublin Liffey Swim sponsored by Dublin City Council took place today, Saturday 11th September 2010. The swim, a 2.2kilometre race, started at Watling Street Bridge and finished at the Customs House. The swimmers were each assigned a…
McCrohan and Lambe Make European A Final
Ireland’s Siobhan McCrohan (23) and Claire Lambe (20) will compete in the A Final of the European Championships in Montemor-o-Velho in Portugal tomorrow. To qualify the Irish lightweight double scull needed to finish in the top two of their repechage…
Kenny and O'Donovan Turn the Tide
Niall Kenny and Mark O’Donovan produced a fast final 500 metres in the lightweight double scull repechage to make the A/B Semi-Finals at the European Championships in Portugal today. The Ireland crew had a disappointing heat, finishing last, but they…
Good Finish by Lambe and McCrohan
Ireland’s Claire Lambe and Siobhan McCrohan finished very well to take second place behind Germany in their heat of the lightweight double scull at the European Championships in Montemor-o-Velho in Portugal. Germany controlled the race from early on and took…

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