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Metro Regatta to Provide Indicators on Form Crews for July Championships
Rowing
With little over a month to go to the Irish Rowing Championships, the Metropolitan Regatta, which takes place in Blessington on Saturday 12 June, should provide clear indications on the form crews for championship honours come July.The Metro regatta, with…
Irish Sea Fish Stocks at Dangerously Low Levels
Fishing
The Irish Independent is reporting that the Government will be forced to impose annual bans on commercial fishing in Irish waters.  Stocks of cod and other species have dropped  to dangerously low levels, according to a report leaked to the…
Honours Well Dispersed at Carlow Regatta
Rowing
The home club, with an entry of over 40 crews, took a big share of the honours at Carlow regatta yesterday, but there was plenty of glory to go around. Neptune's girls and boys took some of the prize sculling…
Queen's And Trinity Share Titles
Rowing
Queen's University and Trinity both won two titles in the University Boat Races on the Lagan. In the men's senior class the hosts won, but Trinity took the novice men's title. The senior women's race went to Trinity, while Queen's…
Skibbereen overtake Dublin’s Neptune at top of Grand Rowing League
Rowing
Skibbereen Rowing Club is now top the Rowing Ireland Grand League having overtaken Dublin club Neptune following the Cork Regatta, as the league reaches the halfway stage. The leading clubs after the third regatta are: Skibbereen 372, Neptune 306, St. Michael’s,…
McCrohan and Lambe Rowers of the Month
Rowing
Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe have been chosen as the Afloat Rowers of the Month for May. The young lightweight double made a sparkling debut at the first World Cup regatta of the season in Bled, Slovenia. They won their…
Lambe and McCrohan Sixth in A Final
Rowing
Ireland’s lightweight double of Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe finished sixth in the A Final at the World Cup in Bled in Slovenia. The race was marked out by a dominant performance by the United States crew  of Abelyn Broughton…
Portora Best Eight at Trinity Regatta
Rowing
Portora’s junior eight won the men’s senior eight title at Trinity regatta, beating the hosts’ intermediate crew in the final. In the women’s senior eight final, a Commercial crew containing four juniors also beat the hosts. Trinity Regatta, Islandbridge Men,…
Lambe and McCrohan Race Into A Final
Rowing
Claire Lambe and Siobhan McCrohan held their nerve in the closing stages of their semi-final to secure an A Final place at the World Cup regatta in Bled. The Ireland lightweight double scull, on its first outing, held off Poland…
Young Irish Crews Battle at Bled
Rowing
Ireland’s two men’s lightweight double sculls finished their campaigns at the World Cup regatta in Bled with good performances. Niall Kenny and Justin Ryan finished third in the C Final, 15th overall, having moved from fifth at halfway by passing…
Skibbereen Top Grand League Table
Rowing
Skibbereen have taken over at the top of the points table after the third Grand League regatta at Cork regatta last weekend. Grand League Standings after Cork Regatta Overall: 1 Skibbereen 372 points, 2 Neptune 306, 3 St Michael’s 252,…
Terrific Start for Lambe and McCrohan
Rowing
Ireland's young lightweight double scull of Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe sprung a surprise by winning their heat and qualifying directly for the semi-finals at the World Cup regatta in Bled. The Tribesmen/UCD unit led from early on and held…
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…

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