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New Safety Scheme for Irish Fishermen
Fishing
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Sean Connick, T.D. has formally launched a new programme of financial support to assist fishermen upgrade critical life-saving, fire-fighting, and other safety equipment on-board their fishing boats. The delivery…
Grand League Has First Big Hitch
Rowing
NUIG’s senior eight took the Leander Trophy with a good win over St Michael’s and Muckross at the Cork Regatta at the National Rowing Centre. The event was run in good conditions but the Grand League suffered its first major…
Blind Youngsters Get Going with Rowing
Rowing
Fourteen visually impaired teenagers from both Rosmini Secondary School and St. Joseph’s Centre for the Visually Impaired took part in a rowing intro afternoon at  Dublin Municipal Rowing Centre this week. The aim of the afternoon was to introduce them…
Neptune Braced for Strong Challenge from Big Clubs
Rowing
Neptune Rowing Club (Dublin) top the new Rowing Ireland Grand League table with two regattas under their oars but this could all change by next Saturday when the third regatta of the six series league takes place at the National…
Ten Days 'til Ocean to City Race deadline
Rowing
There are just ten days remaining for you to get your entry in for the annual Ocean to City race starting in Crosshaven and finishing in Cork City. The 15-mile race starts at 11.30am at Royal Cork YC on June…
Commission Launches Discussion on 2011 catch levels
Fishing
The European Commission has published a new report on fishing stocks that will launch the discussions on catch limits and quotas for next year. The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki wants to bring EU fishing limits in line…
Kenny and Ryan Impress at Duisburg
Rowing
Niall Kenny, from NUIG, and Justin Ryan of UCC finished second to Germany in a very competitive under-23 lightweight double scull final at the Wedau International Regatta in Duisburg. The Irish were the only crew to stay in touch with…
Three Irish Crews on Mark in Duisburg
Rowing
Irish crews recorded three third-place finishes on the second day of the Wedau International Regatta in Duisburg in Germany. For the Ireland team, the under-23 lightweight double scull of Niall Kenny and Michael Maher and Sanita Puspure in the women’s…
Moynihan and Lightweight Pair Advance
Rowing
Lightweight single sculler Cathal Moynihan and the the under-23 lightweight pair of Anthony English and Peter Hanily both advanced to today’s round of the Wedau Regatta in Duisburg in Germany yesterday. The men’s pair of Sean Jacob and Cormac Folan…
Solo Rower says Atlantic Crossing was 'horrific'
Rowing
The first Irish man to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean has spoken of his fears that some one will be killed on the challenge which he says was "horrific". After spending 118 days at sea Limerick man Seán McGowan…
‘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…

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