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Jack Dorney
#Rowing: Ireland’s Jack Dorney came in fastest of 36 starters in the Men’s Youth Singles at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll placed eighth in the Directors Challenge Men’s Quadruple, while O’Driscoll and…
Darragh Clarke
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Darragh Clarke won the junior event at the Krumlovsky Vodacky Marathon in the Czech Republic – his third consecutive win at this level in this event. The 18-year-old wildwater paddler from  Chapelizod was taking part in the marathon…
Jack Dorney, the fastest sculler at Cork Head of the River.
#Rowing: Shandon amassed a big set of wins at the Cork Head of the River at the Marina on Saturday. Their men’s senior quadruple, competing in the fourth head, set the fastest time of 12 minutes 3.4 seconds, while their…
Turlough Hughes
#Rowing: Turlough Hughes won the Dublin Sculling Ladder Time Trial. The Dublin University Boat Club man had just under a second to spare over Niall Beggan of Commercial on Saturday. One of the masters of the event, multiple winner Sean…
The Myross Coastal Coxed Quad competing at the World Championships
#Rowing: Ireland crews reached multiple A Finals and had two fifth-place finishes at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Sidney, Victoria in Canada.  The Myross men’s coxed quadruple of Kenny McCarthy, Vincent Browne, Andy O’Sullivan and James Lupton, with cox…
Jon Mackey
#Canoeing: Jon Mackey is to head up high performance at Canoeing Ireland. Mackey, who works as training and development officer at Canoeing Ireland, is national coach for Kickboxing Ireland. In this role he guided the Ireland team to fourth place…
Home are the heroes - Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure, Ireland’s gold medallists
#Rowing: Ireland’s gold medallists at the World Championships, Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure, are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for September.  The whole Ireland team performed with merit at the regatta in Plovdiv in Bulgaria and there…
Part of the crowd which greeted Paul O'Donovan, Gary O'Donovan and Sanita Puspure at the NRC
#Rowing: A big and enthusiastic crowd greeted rowers from the Ireland World Championships team at the National Rowing Centre today. Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty, who reached the final of the women’s pair, joined gold medallists Sanita Puspure, Paul O’Donovan…
Jack Dorney
Jack Dorney of Shandon won the junior 18 single sculls at the Irish Open and All Ireland Junior Regatta at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. His nearest rival was James O’Donovan of Castleconnell. Both represented Ireland this season…
The canoe slalom course in Rio de Janeiro.
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Liam Jegou finished 24th in the semi-final of the canoe slalom World Championships in Rio de Janeiro. The C1 paddler incurred four seconds of penalties for touches on gate one and gate 10 which cost him his chance…
Sean Rice after his win
#Canoeing: Sean Rice was the fastest man in the inaugural Irish Coast Paddling Championships from Greystones to Dún Laoghaire. Another South African, Hayley Jo Nixon took the women’s title. Brother and sister Bernard Cahill and Roisin Cahill from Clare were…
Gold Medallist Sanita Puspure celebrates with Jeannine Gmelin (silver) and Magdalena Lobnig (bronze)
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won Ireland’s second gold medal at the World Rowing Champinships at Plovdiv in Bulgaria today. She grabbed the lead in the single sculls final right from the start and never let it go. Defending champion Jeannine Gmelin…
Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne after their B Final
#Rowing: Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne took ninth in the world in the men’s double at the World Rowing Championships here in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Ireland crew finished third in their B Final behind the Netherlands and Poland. They tucked…
The Ireland Women's Double Wins in Plovdiv
#Rowing: Ireland started the final day of the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria in winning fashion. Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley dominated their C Final, winning by a length from Chile. This places the Ireland crew 13th in the world.…
Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey cross the line to win
#Rowing: Ireland’s Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh showed the Skibbereen skill for sprinting to good effect as they worn their C Final of the women’s lightweight double sculls at the World Championships in Plovdiv. They were fourth at 500 metres,…
Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan on the podium in Plovdiv
#Rowing: Ireland won gold at the World Rowing Championships with another brilliant row by the O’Donovan brothers. The Ireland lightweight double were in one of the unfavoured lanes - lane six - after taking third in their semi-final. But when…
Emily Hegarty and Aifric Keogh
#Rowing: Ireland finished sixth in the A Final of the women’s pair at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. New Zealand and Canada covered the first 500 metres best, but Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty passed through that mark…
Ireland (top of picture) finish a close-up fifth in the lightweight quadruple final
#Rowing: Ireland’s lightweight quadruple of Fintan McCarthy, Ryan Ballantine, Jake McCarthy and Andrew Goff took fifth in the A Final of the World Championships today. Germany raced well, winning a contest with Italy, who took second. Turkey, Ireland and Denmark…
Sanita Puspure
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won her semi-final and progressed confidently to the A Final of the single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. While Fie-Udby Erichsen of Denmark staged an early challenge and led, Puspure swept through her…
Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne
#Rowing: Ireland’s Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne took fifth in their semi-final at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria this morning. They will compete in the B Final for places six to 12. The top three took A Final…
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