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The National Rowing Centre
#Rowing: The Skibbereen and Lagan heads of the river have both been cancelled. Both were scheduled for Saturday. The Belfast Rowing Club event was cancelled late on Thursday night, while Skibbereen waited until Friday morning to make the call on…
Sanita Puspure with her new Indoor record.
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure and Paul O’Donovan are the Rowers of the Month for January 2019.  The two world champions turned up for action at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at the University of Limerick – and both set new records…
Sanita Puspure with the trophy which will be presented in her name
#Rowing: UCD and Old Collegians celebrated their world champions at the UCD Boat Club dinner on the campus on Friday night. Sanita Puspure, who has been with Old Collegians for a decade, received a special award. The world single sculling…
O'Donovan and O'Neill Shine in Dirty Dozen Test
#Rowing: Rory O’Neill and James O’Donovan of Castleconnell shared top billing in the men’s junior 18 rankings after the concluding stage of the Dirty Dozen Challenge. Eabha Benson of St Michael’s won the women’s junior 18 series. There were four…
Ronan Foley with his two awards.
#Canoeing: The inaugural Canoeing Ireland National Awards at the Spa Hotel in Lucan on Saturday night were a success. The prizes were spread across a range of disciplines, with young competitors to the fore. Jenny Egan and Ronan Foley were…
Currachs on the Liffey for the centenary celebrations of the first Dail.
#Rowing: Two currachs set off from Ringsend and rowed up the Liffey into Dublin city to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Dail on Monday. Paraic Ó Fatharta, Gearoid Ó Conghaile, Dave Kelly and piper John Lamb drew the…
Margaret Cremen of Lee
#Rowing: Jack Dorney of Shandon and Margaret Cremen of Lee were the overall winners of the Cork Sculling Ladder. The presentations will take place this Thursday (January 31st) at Cork Boat Club. The Ladder is sponsored by Argos Fire. Cork…
Blessington Lakes on a calm day.
#Rowing: The Dambuster Head of the River, scheduled for this Saturday, January 26th, at Blessington Lakes, has been cancelled. The organisers, Carlow Rowing Club, say that they had to take into account the forecast of strong winds. As the week…
Paul O'Donovan competing at the Irish Indoor Championships
#Rowing: The Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at the University of Limerick featured a good collection of personal bests – and Irish records. Sanita Puspure, the world champion in the single scull, pushed the women’s record to a top-class six minutes…
Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska, two of Ireland's successful women's rowers.
#Rowing: Rowing Ireland has received a commendation from the International Olympic Committee for its work in promoting women’s sport. The Irish governing body were awarded the “Women and Sport” Achievement Diploma in recognition of its “outstanding contribution to promoting the…
Sanita Puspure, the Afloat Rower of the Year
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Year 2018 is Sanita Puspure. The Old Collegians competitor proved herself the best single sculler in the world. She took silver at the World Cup regattas in Belgrade and Lucerne, running the defending champion,…
Carrick on Shannon
#Rowing: The weather held up well for both the Muckross Head of the River and the Head of the Shannon at Carrick on Shannon today.  Shandon’s men’s intermediate eight topped the Muckross provisional rankings at the National Rowing Centre, while…
Damian Browne on the PIRC podium.
#Rowing: Ocean rower Damian Browne and junior rowers Alex Byrne and Caoimhe O’Sullivan were amongst the record breakers at the Provinces Indoor Rowing Championships in the University of Limerick on Saturday.  Shandon rower Byrne hit six minutes and five seconds…
Dominic Casey and Peter O'Hanlon at the World Rowing Awards.
#Rowing: Dominic Casey has been chosen as the World Rowing Coach of the Year. The Skibbereen man, who coached Paul and Gary O’Donovan to a World Championship gold medal this year, received the award at a gala in Berlin. He…
The National Rowing Centre at Farran Wood in Cork
#Rowing: The Ireland Trial set for tomorrow, Saturday, at the National Rowing Centre at Farran Wood in Cork has been cancelled because of bad weather. No plan for Re-scheduling has been announced.
Bann Head of the River Cancelled
#Rowing: Bann Head has been cancelled. The organisers joined those of Skibbereen Head in deciding that the weather conditions might have endangered contestants. The Coleraine event and the Skibbereen Head at the National Rowing Centre were both set for tomorrow,…
The National Rowing Centre
#Rowing: Skibbereen Head of the River, set for Saturday, November 17th, at the National Rowing Centre, has been cancelled. A forecast of high winds led the organisers to make the decision on safety grounds.
Commercial on their way to winning the Dublin Head of the River
#Rowing: Commercial took first and second at the Dublin Head of the River today. UCD took third. The fastest women’s crew was Trinity's senior eight and Commercial were the fastest women's junior 18 eight. Neptune’s boys formed the fastest men’s…
The Ireland Flag flies highest for Sanita Puspure's gold at the World Rowing Championships 2018
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure, the O’Donovan brothers and Ireland lightweight coach Dominic Casey have all been chosen as finalists for the World Rowing Awards 2018. Puspure won gold in the women’s single sculls and Paul and Gary O’Donovan won the lightweight…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan finished fifth overall in the single sculls at the Armada Cup, and Sanita Puspure third in the Gold Cup in Philadelphia, a race that was part of the Head of the Schuylkill event.  At the Ireland trial…
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