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Gavan Hennigan in Antigua
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#Rowing: Gavan Hennigan traversed the finish line in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge tonight and marked himself out as a record breaker. The 35-year-old Galway man took 49 days to complete the row from La Gomera in the Canaries to…
Atlantic Rower Hennigan Sets Up Exciting Finish
Rowing
#Rowing: After 5,000 kilometres of rowing, Gavan Hennigan is in a race to the line in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The three men of American Oarsmen are finishing fast, hoping to take third from the Irishman in the row…
Irish Fishing Industry Wants Clarity Over Brexit
Fishing
#Brexit - Concern is spreading across Ireland’s fishing industry over the impact of Brexit on Irish fishing grounds and markets, as The Irish Times reports. The potential impact of fishing vessels from elsewhere in the EU that might be expelled…
Gavan Hennigan
Rowing
#Rowing: Gavan Hennigan is producing extraordinary mileage in his battle to be the next boat to finish the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The solo oarsman has held third since early in the 12-boat race from the Canary Islands to Antigua…
Morten Espersen
Rowing
#Rowing: The high performance director of Rowing Ireland, Morten Espersen, has resigned. Espersen emailed his decision to the chief executive of Rowing Ireland, Hamish Adams.  “On behalf of the entire Board and Staff I wish Morten well in the next…
Angler Dean Quigley wit the new Irish record Smooth-hound
Angling
The Irish Specimen Fish Committee has ratified a new Irish record fish. Wexford angler Dean Quigley has broken the Smooth Hound record which had been established as recently as 2015. The new record fish, weighing 11.27 kg, was caught on…
 Skerries lifeboat was involved in this morning's Fishing Vessel rescue off the Dublin Coast
Coastguard
Five crew members have been rescued from a fishing vessel that got into difficulties off Balbriggan shortly after 5.15 this morning. The Dublin based Coast Guard helicopter, RNLI units from Skerries, Howth and Clogherhead and Skerries Coast Guard unit all…
Gavan Hennigan
Rowing
#Rowing: Solo oarsman Gavan Hennigan and the three-man American Oarsmen are locked in a stirring battle for the lead in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. With two four-men crews already finished, the Irishman, who took over in third early on,…
Pictured were Dr Willie Roche, Senior Research Officer at Inland Fisheries Ireland, Minister Sean Kyne T.D. and Dr Cathal Gallagher, Head of Research at Inland Fisheries Ireland at the launch of the Celtic Sea Trout Project.
Fishing
Inland Fisheries Ireland has published a new report called The Celtic Sea Trout Project (CSTP) which addresses significant knowledge gaps around sea trout. This migratory trout has a significant fisheries value however some sea trout fisheries in parts of Ireland…
IFI Outlines Efforts In Protecting Ireland’s Inland Fisheries Resource
Angling
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) spent 188,404 staff hours and carried out 31,180 patrols in 2016 to protect Ireland’s fisheries resource, it was announced yesterday (Wednesday 25 January) at the launch of the IFI Protection Review. The review highlights…
Seán Kelly MEP
Fishing
Seán Kelly MEP has this week been appointed to the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries. The Ireland South MEP, is Ireland's only Member of the International Trade Committee, which will complement his latest appointment: "Ireland exports seafood to 80 countries…
Gavan Hennigan
Rowing
#Rowing: Solo rower Gavan Hennigan is in a battle to hold off the three-man boat American Oarsmen in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Two boats have finished the race from the Canaries to Antigua and Hennigan leads the nine boats…
Top Rowers Pull Together for Pieta House
Rowing
#Rowing: A group of Ireland’s top rowers are hosting a special charity event this Sunday. The Run to Row at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Woods park in Cork is being held to raise funds for Pieta House, the…
Last year’s European Championships at Lage Vaart in Almere, Netherlands
Angling
#Angling - Tuesday 31 January is the deadline for anglers across the island of Ireland to express their interest in joining one of two teams prepping for international competitions this year. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, the National Coarse Fishing…
The new schedule for coastal rowing regattas accommodates this growing sport in Dublin and Wicklow
Coastal Rowing
This week sees the launch of the fixture list for the East Coast Coastal Rowing regatta circuit 2017. Crews of men, women, and children from Skerries in the north to Arklow in the south will compete for the individual regatta…
Sam McKeown
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan set a new personal best – by just .1 of a second - and was the top lightweight at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships today. The outstanding peformance of the day at the University of Limerick belonged,…

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