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Memorable Month for University Eight
Rower of Month
The Afloat Rowers of the Month for August are the Ireland eight which took a bronze medal at the World University Championships in Szeged in Hungary. The crew was assembled from the Queen’s University eight which won the Irish and…
Up to 300 Expected for Annual Liffey Swim
Sea Swim
Dublin's famous Liffey Swim takes place on Saturday 11th September. The Dublin City Council sponsored event sees swimmers of all abilities, and a variety of ages compete over a 2.2km course. It starts at Watling Street Bridge, near the Guinness…
Swimming from Rathlin to Ballycastle for the RNLI
Sea Swim
Gary Knox describes himself as a good pool swimmer so why is he swimming from Rathlin to Ballycastle next weekend (weather permitting).....It's all for the RNLI of course. Gary is so impressed by the volunteer commitment of the crews he…
Search for Missing Kayaker Ends After Women's Body Recovered
Kayaking
The search for a missing female kayaker on the Irish sea has been called off after the body of a woman was found in the sea off the Lleyn peninsular this evening. The search from Lleyn to Morfa Nefyn, Fort…
Search Resumes After Missing Kayak Located
Kayaking
Early this morning a red Avocet kayak answering the description of the one used by missing female kayaker, Elizabeth Ashbee, a member of Shrewsbury Kayak Club, was found on the beach at Morfa Nefyn on the Lleyn peninsular. There is…
Irish Sea Kayaker Feared Dead
Kayaking
A kayaker is feared dead after disappearing in treacherous conditions off the coast of Anglesey on the far side of the Irish Sea. The 53-year-old mother-of-two was separated from four other canoeists between Rhosneigr and Rhoscolyn as they were battered by…
Bantry Crew in Second in 'Atlantic Challenge'
Rowing
The Bantry Bay crew, soared in second place, while representing Ireland in the Atlantic Rowing Challenge; International Contest of Seamanship in early August this year in Midland Canada.Competing on Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes the Bantry Bay…
Former Obama Adviser sees a "Rebirth" in the Use of Industry Information to Guide Scientists
Fishing
Over 200 fishers and fisheries scientists from all over the world gathered in Galway yesterday (23rd August) for a unique four-day conference to share information on fish stocks. Dr. Peter Heffernan (Marine Institute) with Martin Pastoors (IMARES, The Netherlands) and…
Coakley battles it out with Lynch to win Single Sculls
Rowing
With the sculling championships coming up in September, there was great interest in the Division 1 and 2 competitions at the Limerick Regatta over the weekend with Skibbereen competing well to hold their Grand League top table position. In Division…
Skibbereen on top as Grand League resumes with Limerick Regatta
Rowing
The Rowing Ireland Grand League resumes this weekend following its break in July to accommodate the National Rowing Championships. This is the fifth in the series at Limerick regatta in O’Briens Bridge on Sat 21st Aug.Skibbereen Rowing Club, who widened…
Dalkey Island Swim Raises funds for African hospital
Sea Swim
This year's charity swim across the sound from Dalkey Island to Coliemore Harbour took place on Sunday 15 August writes Jehan Ashmore.The event raised a total of €5,000 with the proceeds benefitting the Kisiizi Hospital in south-western Uganda. The padraetric…
Ireland and Norway to Exchange Information on Fish Landings
Fishing
With a view to enhancing existing fisheries control and monitoring arrangements between Ireland and Norway, the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) and the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries have signed a bi-lateral agreement on the 11th of August 2010. The fisheries control…
Channel Attempt swim by Waterford Firefighter
Sea Swim
A firefighter from Waterford swam from Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary to Waterford city over the weekend to publicise a fundraiser where he will swim the English Channel for a cancer charity on his 40th birthday.Alan Smith (39), from Ashley Court,…
Ireland Take Bronze in World University Rowing
Rowing
Ireland's senior eight took bronze at the World University Rowing Championships at Szeged in Hungary today. Britain were well in control through the race, but Ireland were always in medal contention and pushed France into fourth. Estonia took the silver. The Ireland crew is…
Hughes 10th Overall at World Junior Champs
Rowing
Turlough Hughes finished fourth in the B Final of the men’s single sculls at the World Junior Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic this morning. Portugal’s Tome Perdigao won a battle with Serbia’s Alexsandar Filipovic at the head of…
Hughes Fifth in World Championship Semi
Rowing
Turlough Hughes finished fifth in the semi-final of the men’s single scull at the World Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. The race was won by the reigning world champion, Felix Bach of Germany, with Jakub Podrazil of the Czech…

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