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Liam Gorman

Liam Gorman

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Liam Gorman is a writer and reporter. He is the co-author of Little Lady, One Man, Big Ocean, published in the United States and Canada as Crossing the Swell. He is the rowing correspondent of the Irish Times.  

Roisín Cahill has won silver in the Under-23 surf ski race
Ireland’s Roisín Cahill has taken silver in the Under-23 surf ski race at the ICF World Ocean Racing championships in Lanzarote. The 22-year old from Clare, who used to be a high-performance swimmer, was ranked second at women's under-23 level…
Liam Jegou in determined form in the 2021 season
Ireland canoeist Liam Jegou has had mixed results this season, but he flies to Tokyo on Monday buoyed by a good showing at the recent World Cup in Leipzig. Sixth place in Germany sets him up nicely for the Olympic…
In a new statement, Rowing Ireland has backed down from their claim that the Afloat piece on a media ban on athletes was wrong. Today's statement, on their site, says: "Rowing Ireland wishes to clarify the situation regarding media coverage.…
Gold Standard: Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan will be seeking top spot again in Tokyo
Rowing Ireland has imposed a ban on media interviews with the international team until after the Olympic Games. After negotiations this week, the ban will be lifted for one Zoom open day for the media under the auspices of the Olympic…
The Ireland Women's Four, European Silver Medallists
The Ireland rowing team which did so well at the European Championships in Italy will not return home as planned before their next outing in Lucerne in Switzerland. The team reached six finals and won gold and silver at the…
Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan with European gold today
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won gold for Ireland at the European Rowing Championships today in Italy, adding to an excellent silver for the women’s four earlier.   The Ireland lightweight double saw off a spirited display by Germany, who led…
Ireland's women's four celebrate their silver with gold medallists the Netherlands
The Ireland women’s four took a wonderful silver medal at the European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy, today.  The crew of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty raced so well that they pushed up very close to…
Daire Lynch raced in single sculls
On a day of promise for Ireland in A Finals of the European Rowing Championships, Ireland’s Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne finished their campaign with a fine win in the B final of the double sculls.  Italy set the early…
Old Firm: Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen
Two superb performances by lightweight doubles got Ireland off to an excellent start on day two of the European Rowing Championships in Varese today.   The men’s crew of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy would go on to have a great…
Emily Hegarty and Aifric Keogh of the Ireland Four.
Ireland’s good first day at the European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy, was all the better because two crews targeting qualification next month for Tokyo did the business. Of the eight Ireland crews competing, the rejigged women’s four were the…
 FBD brand ambassadors and Olympic medal-winning rowers Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan
Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan, Ireland’s silver medallists from the Rio Olympic Games are taking their enforced break from competition in their stride. In an extensive interview, facilitated by Team Ireland sponsors FBD, Paul talks about finding time again for…
Gold medallist Ronan Byrne at European Under-23 Championships in 2019
A new date in October has been chosen by Fisa for the European Rowing Championships. The event, which was originally set for June 5th to 7th, has now been moved to October 9th to 11th, at the original venue of…
Important Words: coach Dominic Casey with Denise Walsh
Rowers and coaches who need something to work on in their enforced spare time will be given plenty to think about, thanks to Fisa, the world governing body. Some of the best videos for coaches to watch will go up…
World Champions Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan in Linz in 2019.
The World Rowing Championships, set for August in Slovenia, have been cancelled. Fisa, the world governing body, stated that the decision was made “based on the current advice from the World Health Organisation and taking into account the responsibility of…
UCD's Senior Eight Celebrate winning at the Irish Championships in 2019
The Rowing Ireland working group on Covid-19 has set September 12th and 13th as the dates for the Irish Rowing Championships. More regattas might slot into the programme before the rescheduled event, which must be given the greenlight by the…
Team Ireland Changes Focus to Tokyo 2021
As news of the postponed Olympic Games spread, Team Ireland athletes came together to demonstrate solidarity, optimism and hope. Right now, the biggest battle is not being fought in the pitches, courts and arenas, but it is the fight against…
NUIG/Castleconnell celebrate winning the women's senior eight at the 2019 Irish Championships
The Irish rowing season has been suspended, but a contingency plan is being prepared for an Irish Championships in September. The Championship Committee is studying possible dates.  The Rowing Ireland working group on Covid-19 considered the issues. It will convene…
Ronald Walker
The death of Ronald Walker is a shock to the rowing community in Ireland. The 57-year-old, who was a Fisa and Rowing Ireland umpire, was killed in a cycling accident.  He rowed at Coleraine Academical Institution and went on to…
Liam Jegou
Liam Jegou, who will represent Ireland at the Olympics in canoeing, said the decision to postpone the Olympic Games was the right one and the focus should be on those who are fighting to keep people safe. “We need to…
The National Rowing Centre
The National Rowing Centre closed down this morning. The facility had been hosting the international team, with clubs not permitted to use it recently because of the Covid-19 virus. "Our High-Performance Athletes were previously training in isolation in the National…
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