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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.  

Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy
Ireland’s two world champion crews of 2019 are the Afloat Rowers of the Year. Sanita Puspure defended her title in the women’s single sculls, while Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy proved themselves the best lightweight double in the world.  Paul…
Racing at the NRC
The year 2020 may be the busiest so far for Irish rowing. The highlight will be the Olympic Games in July, where the men and women in green are in the hunt like never before for medals. There is also…
Golden Girl: Sanita Puspure with her World Championship gold.
In a wonderful rowing year for Ireland, Sanita Puspure’s achievements stood out, and she has been chosen as the Irish Times Sportswoman of the Year.  Puspure, who turns 38 today, defended her title as world champion in the single sculls,…
Kevin O'Farrell and Rob Collins
An Irish crew, the Salty Pair, will row the Atlantic ocean next year. Dubliners Rob Collins and Kev O’Farell will be part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, which is set to leave the Canary Islands in mid December heading…
St Joseph's of Galway were the fastest crew in the shortened second head at the Head of the Shannon rowing event in Carrick on Shannon today. The men's junior 18A eight rowed well and set a provisional time of nine…
Team Takes on Impossible Row
Jamie Douglas-Hamilton is attempting to enter the history books with a world first, rowing 750 miles unassisted and without wind power from Cape Horn in South America to mainland Antarctica across Drake Passage, considered the most dangerous ocean crossing in…
The Neptune/Belfast Boat Club masters men's eight were the fastest crew home in the first head of the Head of the Shannon rowing event in Carrick on Shannon today. In reasonably good conditions they went off first and set a…
Muckross Head of the River, set for Saturday, has cancelled but rowing people will be glad to hear that the big Head of the Shannon event in Carrick-on-Shannon is set to go ahead.  The organising committee of Muckross Head said…
Irish canoeists are generally very pleased that the whitewater course on the Dublin Docklands as been given the greenlight. Though the idea for the course did not orginate from Canoeing Ireland, it opens up the welcome possibility of slalom canoeists…
Five of the UCD 1969 Eights Champions of Ireland: Paul McElwee, Niall Sheehy, Rodney Mearns, John Riney and Frank Durkin.
The UCD Boat Club Annual Dinner was a celebratory end to an outstanding year for the rowing club. The victory of the men’s senior eight at the Irish Championships was marked with a special presentation - the club had also…
Peadar Casey
Peadar Casey, who has died aged 86, was involved with rowing virtually all his adult life, often in very senior roles. He also played a big part in Olympic sport in Ireland. He was a member of the Garda Síochána…
Andy Harrington, stroke of the Shandon eight
Shandon's senior men's eight were the fastest rowing crew at the Skibbereen Head of the River at the Marina in Cork on Saturday. They covered the course in nine minutes 4.97 seconds.   Andrew Sheehan of Lee, a junior 18…
Dublin Head of the River Cancelled
Dublin's Head of the River has been cancelled. The organisers of the rowing event, set for Saturday, November 16th, felt the conditions on the course, especially at the weir, were not safe due to the heavy rainfall recently.
Sionna Healy (right) in action at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Hong Kong. Scroll down for highlights video
The World Coastal Rowing Championships were a big success. The Hong Kong sights provided a spectacular backdrop for a huge event. Ireland sent a big team, with multiple A Finalists, five in the solo women’s class: our top two, Sionna…
Action from the All-In-A-Row charity event
Niall O’Toole, the first Ireland world champion in Olympic-class rowing who now runs indoor rowing courses, remembers fondly how he was invited to race in a boat class that goes back over a century. Cracking the Code of East Coast…
Sionna Healyin action today
#Rowing: Ireland’s Sionna Healy placed seventh in the women’s solo at the World Coastal Championships in Hong Kong this morning. In tough, choppy, conditions, the Arklow woman clung on to sixth for most of a race which was won by…
#Rowing: Ireland will have crews in five A Finals at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Hong Kong on Sunday. Men’s crews came through well on Saturday, qualifying two solo scullers and Myross in the coxed quadruple. The Arklow double…
#Rowing: Five Ireland entrants in the women’s solo single made it through heats into Sunday’s A Final of the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Hong Kong. Miriam Sheehan of Castletownbere placed best, taking third in the first heat, one place…
#Rowing: Enniskillen, Kenmare and the host club all had notable results at the giant Castleconnell Head of the River today. Enniskillen’s girls’ eights were fastest at junior 18, junior 16 and junior 15 level – and their junior 18 women’s…
Blessington Lakes
#Rowing: The Neptune Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd, at Blessington Lakes, has been cancelled. The entry was low and the organisers decided not to go ahead. The Castleconnell Head, set for next Saturday, Ocober 2nd, has…
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