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Whitegate Celebrate Being Chosen as Hosts for Irish Coastal Rowing Championships
#Rowing: Whitegate Rowing Club are delighted to have been selected to host the 2019 Irish Coastal Rowing Championships.  This event is one of the largest rowing regattas in Ireland and it is an honour for the club to have been…
Fintan and Jake McCarthy
#Rowing: Ireland crews contended in four A Finals on Sunday in the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja in Italy. There were two close-up fourth places: the lightweight men’s double of Jake McCarthy and Fintan McCarthy lost bronze to Portugal in the closing…
Sanita Puspure
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure and two Ireland men’s crews took medals on the first day of the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja in Italy today. Puspure is world champion in the single sculls and she continued her run with a good win.  The…
Difficult conditions at Lough Rinn today
#Rowing: Powerful winds and very choppy water forced the cancellation of the Irish Schools and University Championships at Lough Rinn today. The early part of the programme went ahead, but after two hours of action, the conditions had deteriorated with…
Methodist College, Belfast edge out Colaiste Iognaid in the Junior 16 Eights final at Lough Rinn.
#Rowing: Methodist College, Belfast, beat Colaiste Iognaid in a thrilling first final at the Irish Schols’ Regatta at Lough Rinn this morning. The junior 16 boys eight became a battle between the two crews in the final 200 metres, with…
Fran Keane
#Rowing: Fran Keane has been chosen as Operations Manager and Pathway Coordinator for Rowing Ireland. Keane comes from a strong Athlone rowing family. His father and uncles rowed for Athlone Boat club and after following the family tradition he went…
Dublin to Host First of Corporate Regatta Series
#Rowing: Dublin City Council and Waterways Ireland have backed a new Corporate Regatta in Dublin, the first of a planned series. The Rowing Ireland event will be held on May 10th in the Docklands. Crews from companies will compete, with…
Enniskillen's Junior Women's Eight beat Commercial
#Rowing: In a very good final race of Commercial Regatta, the hosts had to give way to Enniskillen in the women’s junior 18 eight. Commercial pushed the visitors right to the finish. There was also very tight race in the…
Commercial's men's eight on their way to a win at Neptune Regatta
#Rowing: Commercial and UCD took the senior eights titles at Neptune Regatta in different fashions. Trinity's women's eight led UCD passing the Neptune boat house, but UCD fought hard and passed their great rivals to win by a canvas. Commercial…
(Top) Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne and (above) Monika Dukarska and Aifric Keogh
The award for the Afloat Rowers of the Month for March is shared between the women’s pair of Aifric Keogh and Monika Dukarska and the men’s double of Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne. Both crews excelled at the Ireland Trial…
Eamonn Colclough
#Rowing: The agm of Rowing Ireland was businesslike and brief – coming in under an hour.  Neville Maxwell, the chair of the high performance committee, praised the “energy and enthusiasm” of high performance director Antonio Maurogiovanni. “He wants a system…
Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne
#Rowing: An Ireland heavyweight four of Mark O’Donovan, Fionnan Crowley, Andy Harrington and Shane O’Driscoll got its first outing in the second session of the Ireland Trials on Saturday. Their test against Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle – who did…
Rory O'Neill and Finn O'Reilly after their win in the Ireland Trial
#Rowing: The double of Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne performed brilliantly for Ireland last year, culminating with a ninth-place finish at he World Championships. They took up where they left off at the the Ireland Trial at the National Rowing…
Monika Dukarska and Aifric Keogh on their way to a second win at the NRC.
#Rowing: The second session of the Ireland Trial at the National Rowing Centre gave a number of crews a chance to confirm their good form. Aifric Keogh and Monika Dukarska won again in the pair, followed in by Aileen Crowley…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan, who won at the Ireland Trial today.
#Rowing: The top international seniors and a number of ambitious junior crews figured high in the rankings at the Ireland Trial at the National Rowing Centre today. The battle of the men’s heavyweight pairs saw Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll…
Refixed St Michael's Head Cancelled
#Rowing: St Michael’s Head of the River, which was refixed for this Sunday, March 31st, has been cancelled. The event was originally scheduled for St Patrick’s weekend (March 16th) but fell to a bad weather forecast. The entries were low…
Liam Jegou
#Canoeing: Liam Jegou, Sam Curtis and Aisling Conlan all had wins at the canoe slalom Irish Open at the Sluice Weir in Lucan today. Jegou, who travelled from his base in Pau in France for the event, was the top…
Enniskillen RBC
#Rowing: Enniskillen’s girls’ and boys’ eights both shone at the Schools’ Head of the River in London today. Strong, gusting winds made conditions difficult – the numbers allowed to compete were cut because of this – but the Enniskillen RBC…
Tony O'Connor
#Rowing: New Zealand have chosen Tony O’Connor to coach their senior men’s eight. The 49-year-old former oarsman has been a successful coach at junior level, with the school at which he teaches, Christ’s College, Christchurch, and in the international set-up.…
St Michael's Head of the River Cancelled
#Rowing: The St Michael’s Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, March 16th, has been cancelled. The weather forecast for Limerick changed, and the organisers felt they could not be certain of running a safe event. Monday was considered for…
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