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The River Lackagh is an important salmon fishery and the new counter aims to measure the strength of its recovery
Angling
#Angling - Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Inland Fisheries, has officially opened a new fish counter facility in the designated spring salmon fishery on the River Lackagh. The project, which was devised and delivered by Inland…
Ireland (Paul and Gary O'Donovan), France and Italy on the medal podium.
Rowing
#Rowing: On a wonderful day for Irish rowing, Paul and Gary O’Donovan produced a trademark burning finish to take Ireland’s third medal – silver – at the European Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic. France showed their familiar control…
Action from yesterday’s Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race
Kayaking
#SeaKayaking - Belfast Lough escaped the rain as the fifth Bangor Bay Sea Kayak Race was held in great conditions yesterday afternoon (Saturday 27 May). Organised by Jackie Patton of Ballyholme Yacht Club and members of Belfast Kayak Club, and…
Denise Walsh with her silver medal. Emma Fred took gold and Patricia Merz bronze
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland made a brilliant start to the final day of the European Rowing Championships. Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll dominated the men’s lightweight pair to take gold and, immediately afterwards, Denise Walsh took a gutsy silver medal in the…
Hanah Scott
Rowing
#Rowing: Bann rower Hannah Scott won at the British National Schools’ Regatta at Dorney Lake today. The Coleraine girl won the Championship Girls Single Sculls (The Internationals’ Cup). She is bound for Princeton once she completes her studies in Northern…
Monika Dukarska
Rowing
#Rowing: Commercial won the men’s senior eights at the Metropolitan Regatta at Blessington today. The champions of Ireland had eight seconds to spare over UCD’s senior eight. Killorglin’s Monika Dukarska, who will also compete at London Metropolitan Regatta, won the…
Paul and Gary O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan took an excellent second place behind Olympic champions France to secure their place in the A Final of the lightweight double sculls at the European Rowing Championships in Racice today. France were outstanding…
Denise Walsh
Coastal Rowing
#Rowing: Denise Walsh qualified for the A Final of the lightweight single sculls by finishing second in her semi-final at the European Rowing Championships in Racice today. The race was won, with a dominant peformance, by Patricia Merz of Switzerland.…
Paul and Gary O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul and Gary O’Donovan won their repechage to secure a place in the semi-finals of the lightweight double sculls at the European Rowing Championships in Racice today. The Irish crew did not start well, but by halfway they were…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll.
Rowing
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll took advantage of the good conditions on the beautiful course to win their exhibition race in the men’s lightweight pair at the European Rowing Championships in Racice. The race counts in the allocation of…
Italian To Be New High Performance Director for Rowing Ireland
Rowing
#Rowing: The new High Performance Director for Irish rowing will be Antonio Maurogiovanni. The Italian will take up the role in August. Maurogiovanni rowed for Italy at the 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games in the four and eight…
Paul and Gary O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: The Ireland lightweight double of Paul and Gary O’Donovan finished second in their heat at the European Rowing Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic today. Only the winner of each of the four heats qualified directly for the…
Castlehaven GAA Healthy Clubs representative and well-known open water swimmer Noel Browne urges people to fight their instincts and float if they enter the water unexpectedly
Water Safety
#RespectTheWater - As temperatures look set to soar across Ireland, new research commissioned by the RNLI reveals that more than a third of Irish people would follow their instincts and fight against the water if they unexpectedly fell into it.…
Denise Walsh
Rowing
#Rowing: Denise Walsh put in an impressive performance to win her heat of the lightweight single sculls at the European Rowing Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic. The bright sunshine had abated, but the Skibbereen woman took full advantage…
A course is set in Ballyholme Bay of approximately 750m around yellow buoys
Sea Swim
Over 100 swimmers took to the sea for the first night of Ballyholme Yacht Club's Open Water Swimming series last night. The series is now in its fourth year with participants from 8 years old to seasoned triathletes looking for…
Children take part in a Swim Safe session in Poole, Dorset
Sea Swim
#Swimming - Northern Ireland will be included for the first time in Swim Safe, a programme offering free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for children aged 7-14 across the UK. Swim Safe teaches children how to stay safe when…

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