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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.  

Niall Beggan
#Rowing: Niall Beggan of Commercial won the time trial for the Dublin Sculling Ladder at Islandbridge today. His time of six minutes 53.87 seconds was over two seconds clear of his Commercial clubman, Mikey Campion, who was second. Beggan had…
Niall O'Toole
#Rowing: Ireland will send a big team to the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Hong Kong early next month (November 1st to 3rd). Coastal Rowing is growing and may become part of the Olympic programme.  Niall O’Toole (49) was Ireland’s…
Liam Jegou
#Canoeing: Liam Jegou shone in the Irish Selection Races at the canoe slalom British Open at Lee Valley. The 23-year-old paddler was the fastest C1 competitor in the two runs on Saturday and again on Sunday. On the two Sunday…
Ronan Byrne with Alexander Vyazovkin (silver) and Stefanos Ntouskos (bronze)
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Month for September is Ronan Byrne. On Sunday, September 1st, the 21-year-old Corkman partnered Philip Doyle to silver in the double sculls at the senior World Championships in Linz-Ottensheim in Austria. He then set…
Robert Hendrick
#Canoeing: Robert Hendrick qualified Ireland for an Olympic place in canoeing at the World Championships in La Seu d’Urgell in Spain this morning. Going off first in the C1 competition, the Kildare man put down a nerveless run of 95.12…
Sam Curtis
#Canoeing: Ireland’s three competitors in the men’s K1 (racing kayak) failed to make it through to the semi-finals of the canoe slalom World Championships in Spain today. Eoin Teague, who had a good first run, had five touches in his…
Eoin Teague
#Canoeing: Eoin Teague was the top Ireland performer after the first run of the men’s K1 at the canoe slalom World Championships. Teague negotiated the course with no touches. His time of 94.91 put him in the lead  – but…
Robert Hendrick (right) with Eoin Rheinisch
#Canoeing: Robert Hendrick qualified for the semi-final of the C1 (Canadian canoe) at the canoe slalom World Championships at La Seu d’Urgell today.  The Kildare man took 10th place in his second run – just inside the crucial cut-off point.…
Jake Cochrane
#Canoeing: The first run in the men’s C1 at the canoe slalom World Championships saw Jake Cochrane come closest to qualifying for the semi-finals. Cochrane had a fast, clear run to the final gate at La Seu d’Urgell, and even…
An All In a Row charity event on the Liffey
#Event: Phelim Drew and friends will hold a charity concert in Dublin on Sunday, October 6th, for the RNLI and the Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit. The All In a Row event will be held in St Patrick’s Church,…
Patrick O'Leary
#Canoeing: Ireland paracanoeist Patrick O’Leary finished fourth in the final of the va’a (VL3 single) at the canoe sprint Test Event at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo. The Corkman has qualified this boat for the Paralympic Games. In the…
Denis Crowley lines up for a World Masters medal.
#Rowing: Irish crews added four more wins to their haul over the weekend at the World Masters Regatta at Lake Velence in Hungary. The wins came on Saturday. Denis Crowley featured in a composite eight, which beat strong British opposition,…
Ronan Foley, Nikolia Thomsen, Jenny Egan and Jon Simmons celebrate their wins
#Canoeing: Ronan Foley (19) and Nikolai Thomsen (18) of Denmark were the fastest home as the Liffey Descent celebrated its 60th birthday today. The 32-kilometre test, with 10 weirs and a portage on the journey from Straffan to the Garda…
The Ireland D Coxed Four which won today
#Rowing: Denis Crowley of Commercial brought his tally of wins to a remarkable six after three days at the World Masters Regatta in Budapest. In just one day, the 57-year-old won in the coxless four and twice in the single…
Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan after their World Championship win.
#Rowing: The two crews which won gold for Ireland at the World Championships, the lightweight men’s double of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy and single sculler Sanita Puspure, are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for August.  The month was…
Irish Composite Crews Lead the Way at World Masters
#Rowing: A composite of five crews – Galway, Neptune, Commercial, Clonmel and Cork – won in the men’s eight for 50 and over at the World Masters Regatta in Budapest. It was one of a sequence of wins for the…
Jenny Egan
#Rowing: Jenny Egan and Jon Simmons of Salmon Leap Canoe Club defend their mixed K2 title at Saturday’s 60th anniversary Liffey Descent, which starts from Straffan at 12 o'clock and finishes 32 kilometres later at the Garda Boat Club in Islandbridge. …
Monika Dukarska
#Rowing: Ireland international Monika Dukarska won in the women’s single, double and coxed quadruple for Killorglin at the Irish Offshore Championships in Ballygally, Larne, on Saturday. Rough weather in the morning forced the organisers to alter the course. The men’s…
Ronan Byrne
#Rowing: Ronan Byrne won gold for Ireland at the European Under-23 Championships in Ioannina, Greece, this morning. He beat Russia’s Alexander Vyazovkin by four seconds in the single sculls final.  The Ireland women’s coxed four took fifth in their straight…
Ross Corrigan
#Rowing: Ronan Byrne won his repechage and will compete in the A Final of the men’s single sculls at the European Under-23 Championships in Ioannina in Greece on Sunday. Lightweight single sculler Hugh Moore will compete in the B Final…
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