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Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan
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#Rowing: Paul and Gary O’Donovan took fourth place in the A Final of the lightweight double sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade today. The British crew of Peter Chambers and Will Fletcher took the race on from the…
Caoimhe Connor set out from Newcastle in Co Down on Tuesday, aiming to round Ireland in 40 days
Kayaking
#Kayaking - West Belfast woman Caoimhe Connor is currently five days into her round-Ireland kayaking challenge. As The Irish News reports, Caoimhe will be supported by friends and coastal communities around the island of Ireland as she raises funds for…
Bandon Scouts learned all about fly fishing on the River Blackwater during their recent free fishing day
Angling
#Angling - Bandon Scouts recently attended a fishing tuition day organised by Bandon Angling Association and supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). In total, 15 scouts took part in the angling day, which saw them learn the basics of fly…
Denise Walsh
Rowing
#Rowing: Denise Walsh took silver for Ireland at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade this morning. The Skibbereen woman, who had won her heat with a wonderful finish, came through the field to take second behind Patricia Merz of Switzerland.…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland won the first gold medal of the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade this morning through an outstanding performance by Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll in the lightweight pair. They took on and beat the Britain crew of Joel…
Orla Hayes, a winner at Ghent, with Denise Walsh (left) who has made the A Final at the World Cup in Belgrade
Rowing
#Rowing: Irish clubs had some excellent placings on Saturday at the Ghent International May Regatta in Belgium. Commercial and Neptune finished first and second in the junior men’s eight and Commercial also finished second in the women’s junior eight and…
Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: The Ireland lightweight double scull of Paul and Gary O’Donovan won their semi-final at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade today. In a race run in rainy conditions, the crews were closely-packed in the early part of the race,…
Sanita Puspure
Rowing
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure took second in the repechage and qualified for the A Final of the women’s single sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade today. The early leader was Victoria Thornley of Britain, and she did not relinquish…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan finished second in the race for lanes for tomorrow's final of the lightweight men’s pair at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade. The contest turned into a battle between Ireland and the Britain…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: A mini-storm which damaged the starting pontoon caused the abandonment of Friday's afternoon session of the World Cup regatta in Belgrade. Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll had been set to compete in the repechage of the men’s pair. This…
Try Sailing, Kayaking Or Paddleboarding At INSS Open Day This Month
How To Sail
#TrySailing - Sunday 14 May is the date for the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s 2017 Open Day — where anyone can try sailing, kayaking or paddleboarding at Dun Laoghaire Harbour for only €10. All ages are welcome on…
Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: Paul and Gary O’Donovan won their heat and qualified directly for the A/B Semi-Finals at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade this morning. As they often do, the UCD/Skibbereen duo won it in a sprint finish, overtaking the Czech…
Sanita Puspure
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland’s Sanita Puspure finished third in her heat of the women’s single sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade today. The single qualifying place for the A Final was taken by Magdalena Lobnig of Austria, who held off…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
Rowing
#Rowing: Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan finished fast but could not nail down a place in the top three in their heat of the men’s pair at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade this morning. The Ireland lightweight pair competed…
Denise Walsh
Rowing
#Rowing: Denise Walsh gave Ireland a tremendous start to the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade today. The Skibbereen woman came from way down at 1500 metres to win her heat and qualify directly for the final of the lightweight single…
O'Donovans Back in Action at World Cup Regatta
Rowing
#Rowing: The 2017 World Rowing Cup series starts in Belgrade, Serbia tomorrow (Friday), running until Sunday. The regatta has attracted rowers from 26 nations and ranking among the medal prospects are athletes who won medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic…

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