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‘Get Going…Get Rowing’ launches Facebook page
Rowing
A new initiative to get schoolkids rowing will pit schools against each other online in virtual rowing competitions.Rowing Ireland’s ‘Get Going, Get Rowing’ initiative is underway and has already brought several schools into contact with the sport. The first phase…
Cooney and Morris Lead the Way
Rowing
Claire Cooney and Ruth Morris of Commercial led the way for Ireland at the KRSG regatta in Ghent, Belgium. They were the fastest junior women’s pair on both Saturday and Sunday. Cork’s Marie O’Neill took gold on Saturday and silver…
McGowan First Irish-based Oarsman to Row Ocean
Rowing
Sean McGowan reached land in Antigua yesterday to become the first Irish-based oarsman to row across an ocean. The 42-year-old from Shannon Rowing Club crossed the Atlantic in 118 days one hour and 14 minutes. He had rowed out of…
Queen’s Rule at Nottingham
Rowing
Queen’s University pulled off a spectacular double at the British University Championships (Bucs) at Nottingham. The college won the Championship eights and the intermediate eights on Saturday, with good margins over second-placed Oxford Brookes in both cases. Irish adaptive crews…
Dublin clubs Neptune and Commercial Top Grand League after Second Regatta
Rowing
Dublin rowing clubs Neptune and Commercial sit at the top of the new Rowing Ireland Grand League table following the Queen’s regatta in County Down. The leading clubs after the second regatta are: Neptune 219 points, Commercial 206, Skibbereen 192…
Ewing's Team Champion a New League
Rower of Month
Brenda Ewing has been chosen as the Afloat Rower of the Month for April. In its two outings so far, at Skibbereen and Queen’s regattas, the Grand League series has been an outstanding success. Ewing, along with Pat McInerney and…
Hosts Take Big Prize at Queen's Regatta
Rowing
Queen's University filled the top two places in the eights final at their own regatta in Castlewellan on Saturday. Their senior A and senior B crews came in ahead of Neptune's intermediates and two junior crews, from Bann and Portora. Senior crews from…
Waterways Ireland Fishing Festival Launched
Angling
The Launch of the Waterways Ireland Classic Fishing Festival takes place yesterday Friday 23 April 2010 in advance of the competition which runs from Sunday 25 April to Friday 30 April 2010. This year’s Classic Fishing Festival is the 35th…
Galway to host inaugural National Head of the River Race
Rowing
Galway's Tribesmen Rowing Club will host Rowing Ireland’s new National Fours and Eights Head of the River race on Saturday when over 500 rowers drawn from clubs across the country, including Northern Ireland, compete in this newly revamped winter season…
Cast a line to Harvey’s Point Country Hotel
Angling
Harvey’s Point Country Hotel are trying to reel you in to learn the sport of Fly Fishing as the award-winning hotel collaborates with professional fly casting instructor Brendan Kerr for a Fly Fishing Tuition trip on the shores of Lough…
National Titles on Double for NUIG
Rowing
NUIG were in commanding form at the Tribesmen Head of the River in Galway yesterday. The London Head of the River may have drawn away chief rivals Queen’s University, but NUIG looked very impressive in taking both the National Fours…
Queen's Finish Ninth at London Head
Rowing
Queen’s University finished a creditable ninth at the huge Head of the River race in London. The all-student crew was within 30 seconds of the winning crew Molesey. Queen’s second crew were 32nd, while Commercial were 45th, University of Limerick…
NUIG the Big Winners at Tribesmen/Rowing Ireland Head of the River Competition
Rowing
NUIG rowers continue to maintain a serious challenge in Irish rowing, capturing many of the more prestigious pennants on offer at last weekend’s Tribesmen / Rowing Ireland National Head of the river competition. Both the men’s and women’s Senior Eight…
Cheeky Rower eyes Open 60
Rowing
Scottish rower Lia Ditton, who has just finished the Barcelona World Race, garnering attention for her naked rowing pictures, has announced that she will head straight into a campaign for the 2010 Barcelona World Race. Irish solo rower, Sean McGowan,…
Skibbereen and UCD top league table heading into second Grand League regatta
Rowing
Up to eight hundred rowers from twenty eight clubs will compete in Rowing Ireland’s second Grand League Regatta which takes place next Saturday at the Queen's Regatta in Castlewellan , Co Down. The leading clubs after the first Grand League…
Students Turn out for ‘Get Going...Get Rowing!’ Initiative
Rowing
One hundred and forty students from eight schools from Dublin, Offaly and Wexford took part in Rowing Ireland’s ‘Get Going...Get Rowing!’ initiative which took place at Dublin City Council’s Municipal Rowing Club last week. The afternoon event involved focused sport…

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