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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.  

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…
Waiting for rowers to appear
Irish rowing clubs have been asked to close down completely. The Rowing Ireland working group on Covid-19 took into account government guidelines and requested this in the interests of club members.  The working group will also consider the implications of…
Commercial compete at Henley
The Covid-19 virus has forced the cancellation of Henley Royal Regatta. The rowing event, which runs to the first Sunday of July each year, has had a strong Irish interest over the years.  A statement on the Henley Royal Regatta…
New Plans: Paul and Gary O'Donovan with Sanita Puspure
The Irish rowing team is preparing to adapt to entirely new circumstances as the International Olympic Committee announced that the Olympic Games would be postponed. One of the top Irish coaches said it was the right decision, given the circumstances.…
Andrew Goff
The Boat Race in London has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The rowing event was scheduled for March 29th. Two Irish rowers, Caoimhe Dempsey and Andrew Goff, have been in strong contention for places in the Cambridge women’s…
Jake and Fintan McCarthy in Lucerne in 2019
Fisa, the world governing body of rowing, have called off all international events through March, April and May. This move, made because of the growing reach of Covid-19, means that World Cup Three and the Olympic Qualification Regatta, both scheduled…
Action from Neptune Regatta in 2018
Neptune Regatta, scheduled for April 4th, has cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19. The date lies beyond the current period of restriction imposed by the Government, but entries would have to have been in by March 25th. The regatta…
Stay on the water to stay safe
Following the new restrictions recommended by the Government to deal with Covid-19, Rowing Ireland has advised clubs to take action on ‘a case by case basis’. Training outdoors is preferable, as gyms can be a base for the breeding of…
The National Rowing Centre has seen little competiton
In the light of the absence of all the domestic events in the month and the severe curtailment of the Ireland trials, the judges have decided not to choose an Afloat Rower of the Month for February 2020.  The pincer…
Two World Cup Regattas Cancelled Because of Covid-19
The first two World Cup Regattas of the rowing season have been called off. The hosts were courses in Sabaudia (April 10th to 12th) and Varese (May 1st to 3rd), both in Italy. Fisa has decided that it was not…
The NRC on a busy day
Corrib Head of the River, the rowing event scheduled for Galway on Saturday, has been cancelled because the flow of the river is too strong to safely hold the event. This means that all seven heads which should have been…
The Marina in Cork
The deferred Cork Head of the River has now been cancelled. The rowing event at the Marina was originally scheduled for last Saturday, February 29th, but then pushed forward to this Saturday, March 7th, in the hope that the weather…
Erne Head Cancelled Because of Floods
Floods have forced the cancellation of the Erne Head of the River. The big rowing event was due to be held at Enniskillen on Saturday but the high water level made it impossible to stage safely.  The event secretary, Derek…
UCDBC Captain Rob Brown, UCDLBC Captain Áine Mc Creesh, Seán Drea, Dublin Lord Mayor Tom Brabazon, DULBC Captain Miriam Kelly, DUBC Captain Seán Canning.
North station was the popular choice with the coin toss winners for the Dublin Colours Boat Race rowing event. Trinity won the men’s and chose it, with UCD winning the women’s.  Sean Drea was the man in charge for the…
Action on the Lagan
Lagan head of the river has been cancelled. The prospect of holding one of the two rowing races early in the day disappeared as the weather forecast for Saturday deteriorated. The Belfast event may yet be held later in the…
Lagan Head Hopes to Progress with Single Race
Lagan Head organisers have cut back its schedule for Saturday in Belfast because of the weather, and the rowing event may yet have to be cancelled. They stated that safety was paramount.  “The Met Office has issued a Yellow Wind…
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