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#Rowing: Two men’s crews – a men’s coxed four and a lightweight quadruple – have been selected to represent Ireland at the World Under-23 Championships in Florida at the end of the month, July 24th to 28th. Two women’s crews, a four and lightweight double, have been pre-selected.

 The junior men’s coxed four and junior women’s double have been selected for the World Junior Championships in Tokyo in August, and four junior women’s crews and one junior men’s are selected for the Coupe de la Jeunesse, the European junior tournament in Italy at the start of August.  

Ireland Under-23 and Junior Teams

Under-23 World Championships, Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, July 24th-28th


Four, coxed: B O’Rourke, D Lynch, R Corrigan, J Quinlan; cox: E Finnegan.

Lightweight Quadruple: E Gaffney, H Sutton, R Ballantine, M Taylor.

Women (Pre-Selected Crews)

Four: C Feerick, E Lambe, T Hanlon, E Hegarty

Lightweight Double: A Casey, C Nolan

World Junior Championships, Tokyo August 7th – 11th

Junior Men

Four, coxed: M Gallagher, J O’Donovan, J Dorney, J Kearney; cox: L O’Regan

Junior Women

Double Sculls: M Curry, R O’Donoghue

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Corgeno, Italy, August 2nd-3rd

Junior Men

Quadruple: A Sheehan, T Kelly, F O’Reilly, R O’Neill

Junior Women

Four: L O’Brien, N Kiely, S Daly, A Daly

Pair: C O’Sullivan, J Duggan

Sculling, Quadruple: A Tyther, S Scully, A Lynch, L McCoy

Double: G Healy, C Kirwin

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#ROWING: Ireland’s junior teams for the Coupe de la Jeunesse and the Home International Regatta have been named. Based on performances at the European Junior Rowing Championships, Rowing Ireland decided not to send a team to the World Junior Championships.

Crews listed have been selected on the basis of performances at trials throughout the year, and on the provision that they show continued improvement in performance levels.

A plan will be drawn up by so that all selected junior crews will get in training days mid-week where possible when schools are out or over weekends prior to the Irish Championships. Crews will go into training camp after the Irish Championships up to the departure dates for competition.

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Libourne, France. 1st – 3rd Aug 2014


Junior Double Sculls: Eimear Lambe (Commercial RC), Jasmine English (Belfast BC)

Junior Quadruple: Emily Hegarty (Skibbereen RC), Aoife O’Keeffe (Cork BC), Claire Beechinor (Cork BC), Kirsty Turner (Belfast BC)

Junior Single: Erin Barry (Bann RC)

Junior Pair: Oisin Forde, Dervla Forde (Cork BC)


Junior Double: David O’Malley (St Michael’s RC), Connor Carmody (Shannon RC)

Quadruple: Colm Hennessy (Shandon BC), Eoghan Whittle (Castleconnell BC), Patrick Munnelly (Athlone BC), Andrew Goff (Waterford BC)

Pair: Brian Keohane (Presentation RC), David Keohane (Presentation RC)

Home International, NRC, Cork (Sat 26th July)

Note: Line ups to be decided by coach of each crew, this will be finalised in the next week.

Junior Men Sweep Team: Adam Browne (Shannon RC), Patrick O’Connor (St Michaels RC)

Ciaran Higgins/Thomas Higgins   (Cork BC)

Alex Coyne/Darragh McCarthy (Col Iognaid RC)

Kevin Fallon/Jack Bennett (St Josephs RC)

Luke Rigney/Donal Coen (Col Iognaid RC)

Junior Men Sculling Team;                                    

Shane Mulvaney (Neptune RC)

Fintan McCarthy (Skibbereen RC)

Daniel Begley (Shandon BC)

David Synnott (Lee RC)

Sean Dennehy (Cork BC)

Stephen O’Sullivan (Shandon BC)

Dylan McCarthy (Skibbereen RC)

Junior Women Sweep team;

Niamh Casey, Ellen McCarthy (Skibbereen RC)

Kara O’Connor, Holly Hickey (Muckross RC)                              

Ciara Davis, Ciara O’Dwyer (Shannon RC)

Katie Nagle/ Fiona O’Keeffe  (Shandon BC)

Naomi Wray/ Francesca Morelli  (Bann RC)

Junior Women sculling team;

Aisling Rodger (Commercial)

Sarah Murphy (St Michaels RC)

Megan McLaughlin (Cork BC)

Alison Mooney (Offaly RC)

Carrie Nolan (New Ross BC)

Eimear Cummins (Lee RC)

Brega Mullan (Bann RC)

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Marine Wildlife Around Ireland One of the greatest memories of any day spent boating around the Irish coast is an encounter with marine wildlife.  It's a thrill for young and old to witness seabirds, seals, dolphins and whales right there in their own habitat. As boaters fortunate enough to have experienced it will testify even spotting a distant dorsal fin can be the highlight of any day afloat.  Was that a porpoise? Was it a whale? No matter how brief the glimpse it's a privilege to share the seas with Irish marine wildlife.

Thanks to the location of our beautiful little island, perched in the North Atlantic Ocean there appears to be no shortage of marine life to observe.

From whales to dolphins, seals, sharks and other ocean animals this page documents the most interesting accounts of marine wildlife around our shores. We're keen to receive your observations, your photos, links and youtube clips.

Boaters have a unique perspective and all those who go afloat, from inshore kayaking to offshore yacht racing that what they encounter can be of real value to specialist organisations such as the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) who compile a list of sightings and strandings. The IWDG knowledge base has increased over the past 21 years thanks in part at least to the observations of sailors, anglers, kayakers and boaters.

Thanks to the IWDG work we now know we share the seas with dozens of species who also call Ireland home. Here's the current list: Atlantic white-sided dolphin, beluga whale, blue whale, bottlenose dolphin, common dolphin, Cuvier's beaked whale, false killer whale, fin whale, Gervais' beaked whale, harbour porpoise, humpback whale, killer whale, minke whale, northern bottlenose whale, northern right whale, pilot whale, pygmy sperm whale, Risso's dolphin, sei whale, Sowerby's beaked whale, sperm whale, striped dolphin, True's beaked whale and white-beaked dolphin.

But as impressive as the species list is the IWDG believe there are still gaps in our knowledge. Next time you are out on the ocean waves keep a sharp look out!