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#Rowing: Rowing Ireland has launched Greenblades, an initiative to help fund the junior, under 23 and development teams by means of donations. Currently, development rowers often call heavily on support from their families, as well as Rowing Ireland and whatever other funding they can muster.

 It takes a lot to be an international rower and stars like Sanita Puspure, Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan have been supported in their development before they reached the top level in the world.

 Rowing Ireland says that Greenblades will ensure that athletes who are representing Ireland will be supported to reach their full potential so that they can compete at the highest level possible. 

 Rowing Ireland’s chief executive, Michelle Carpenter said: “It is key that we do everything to support our up-and-coming athletes as we prepare to successfully support their future careers by giving them the opportunity to row in Paris [the 2024  Olympic Games] and beyond. 

 She said that the athletes are the future of Irish rowing. Consideraton must be give to the next two years, but also the next four and eight years. 

 “Rowing should be accessible to everyone who wants to compete, be it at domestic or high-performance level,” Carpenter added.

 Rowing Ireland says that all donations will go directly to the athletes who will be competing at the World Under-23 Championships in Florida and the World Junior Championships in Tokyo.

 Donations can be made at greenblades.ie 

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#Rowing: Georgia O’Brien has been chosen to represent Ireland at the Coupe de la Jeunesse. The Kenmare girl was added to the team, which will compete in Belgium on July 29th and 30th, after Cork Regatta. However, Rory Quinn and Oisin Clune, who had been in the mix for the Coupe de la Jeunesse team, were not chosen. They have been named in the team for the Home International Regatta in Scotland on July 22nd.

Junior Team selections 2017
The following junior teams have been selected to race at international regattas this coming summer.
Junior World Championships (Trakai, Lithuania, August 2-6)
JW2x
Margaret Cremen (Lee Rowing Club)
Aoife Casey (Skibbereen RC) Coach: Dan Buckley (Lee RC)
(Eleanor Casey, Skibbereen RC will travel with the crew as chaperone).
Coupe de la Jeunesse (Hazewinkel, Belgium, July 29-30)
JM4x-
Barry O'Flynn (Cork BC)
Matt Dundon (Clonmel RC)
Jack Keating (Carlow RC)
James Quinlan (Castleconnell BC) Coach: Ray Morrison (Fermoy RC) JW1x Georgia O' Brien (Kenmare) Coach: Ray Morrison (Fermoy RC)
JW2-
Ellie O' Reilly (Fermoy)
Gill McGirr (Fermoy) Coach: John Walsh (St Joseph's RC)
JM4-
Nathan Timoney (Enniskillen)
Barry Connolly (Cork BC)
Ross Corrigan (Enniskillen)
Aaron Johnston (Enniskillen) Coach: John Walsh (St Joseph's RC)
Home International (Strathclyde, Scotland, July 22)
Junior Women - Sweep Team
JW 4+
Siobhan Maxwell (Commercial)
Aishling Keogh (Commercial)
Mia Kovacs (Shandon)
Chelsey Minehane (Shandon)
Cox: Vicky Hanlon (Cork BC)
JW4-
Mia Jane Elliot (Enniskillen)
Zoe McCutcheon (Enniskillen)
Caitlyn Fee (Enniskillen)
Miriam Kelly (Enniskillen)
JW2-
Megan Tully (Shannon)
Megan Carmody (Shannon) Coach: Fran Keane (Presentation College RC)
*The JW Eight will be a combination of the 4+ and the 4-
Junior Men - Sweep Team
Olly O' Toole (Commercial)
Edward Meehan (Commercial)
Michael Lynch (Commercial)
Ewan Jarvis (Commercial)
Tom McKeon (SMRC)
Dylan O' Byrne (SMRC)
Odhran Donaghy (Enniskillen)
Jack Dorney (Shandon)
Calum MacRae (Methodist)
Alexander Wilson (Methodist)
Cox: Rory Farragher (Enniskillen) Coach: Stewart Davis (Lee RC)
Junior Women - Sculling Team
Cliodhna Nolan (Carlow RC)
Ciara Browne (Workmans)
Anna O'Sullivan (Fermoy RC)
Ciara Moynihan (Workmans)
Aoibhinn Keating (Skibbereen)
Ella Buckley (Lee Valley)
Ruth Carson (Bann) Coach: Amy Phelan (Colaiste Iognaid)
Junior Men - Sculling Team
Aaron Christie (Bann)
Tadhg McKnight (Three Castles)
Andy O' Toole (Carlow)
Ross O' Brien (Carlow)
Alex Byrne (Shandon BC)
Rory Quinn (Three Castles)
Oisin Clune (Three Castles) Coach: TBC
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#Rowing: Ireland’s Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen took a silver medal at the European Junior Rowing Championships today in Germany. The Skibbereen/Lee crew took second behind dominant crew Germany, and ahead of Italy, who took bronze. In a strong field, Denmark, the Czech Repbublic and Britain took the next three places. Ireland had the best last 500 metres, pushing up on Germany, but Italy came strong at the end to give the girls in green a small scare.

Casey, a daughter of Ireland coach Dominic, represented Ireland as a junior at the World Championships last year, while Cremen took a bronze medal at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2016.

Ireland’s three other crews placed in the top 10 to make it a very satisfactory campaign in Krefeld.

European Junior Championships, Krefeld, Germany (Selected Results; Irish interest, Day Two)

Men

Pair – Semi-Final B: 6 Ireland (A Johnston, R Corrigan) 7:17.95. B Final: 4 Johnston, Corrigan 7:20.57.

Sculling, Quadruple – Semi-Final B: 5 Ireland (J Quinlan, J Keating, M Dundon, B O’Flynn) 6:20.31. B Final: 4 Ireland 6:24.6

Women

Pair – Semi-Final A: 4 Ireland (G McGill, E O’Reilly) 7:51.31. B Final: 3 Ireland.

Sculling, Double – Semi-Final B: 2 Ireland (A Casey, M Cremen) 7:26.83. A Final: 1 Germany 7:21.64, 2 Ireland 7:25.84, 3 Italy 7:28.32; 4 Denmark 7:31.32, 5 Czech Republic 7:40.58, 6 Britain 7:44.31.

 

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#Rowing: Ireland’s Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey finished second in their semi-final and will compete in the A Final of the double sculls at the European Junior Rowing Championships in Krefeld in Germany. The Skibbereen/Lee combination were just .31 of a second off winners Denmark in their race and had the second-fastest time overall as they head into the A Final.

Three other crews – the men’s pair and quadruple and the women’s pair – finished outside the A Final places.

European Junior Championships, Krefeld, Germany (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Men

Pair – Semi-Final B: 6 Ireland (A Johnston, R Corrigan) 7:17.95.

Sculling, Quadruple – Semi-Final B: 5 Ireland (J Quinlan, J Keating, M Dundon, B O’Flynn) 6:20.31.

Women

Pair – Semi-Final A: 4 Ireland (G McGill, E O’Reilly) 7:51.31.

Sculling, Double – Semi-Final B: 2 Ireland (A Casey, M Cremen) 7:26.83.

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#Rowing: Ireland's Ronan Byrne and Daire Lynch finished fifth in their semi-final of the junior double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. Drawn in the very tough lane one and battling against the worst of the wind, the Irish passed Lithuania and pressed the Netherlands hard, though the host nation held on to fourth. Germany, Italy and Hungary took the A Final places. Ireland will compete in a B Final.

 The junior women's double of Aoife Casey and Emily Hegarty were also in the tough lane one. They finished sixth in a race won by Greece. Ireland will fight for a good placing in the B Final on Sunday.

World Rowing Championships, Rotterdam (Irish interest; selected results)

Men

Lightweight Pair - A Final: 1 France 7:14.18, 2 Denmark 7:15.30, 3 Britain (J Cassells, S Scrimgeour) 7:16.49; 4 Ireland (M O'Donovan, S O'Driscoll) 7:24.6, 5 China 7:32.48, 6 United States 7:36.91.

Lightweight Single Sculls - A Final: 1 Ireland (P O'Donovan) 7:32.84, 2 Hungary (P Galambos) 7:36.95, 3 Slovakia (L Babac) 7:38.89; 4 Slovenia (R Hrvat) 7:41.07, 5 Germany (K Steinhuebel) 7:48.66, 6 Serbia (M Stanojevic) 7:49.03.

Junior Double Sculls - Semi-Final One (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Germany 7:17.47, 2 Italy 7:18.14, 3 Hungary 7:29.93; 5 Ireland (R Byrne, D Lynch) 7:36.48.

Women

Four - A Final: 1 Britain (3 H Nixon) 7:16.28.

Junior Double Sculls - Semi-Final Two (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Greece 7:57.20, 2 Germany 7:58.97, 3 Australia 7:59.61; 6 Ireland (A Casey, E Hegarty) 8:12.31.

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#Rowing: The junior trials, set for Saturday at Lough Rynn and the National Rowing Centre, have been called off. The wind would have made Lough Rynn unsuitable, and it was not thought fair to have a trial at just one of the two venues. There was also the consideration that many rowers have not had sufficient time on the water because of flooding. The testing process will continue at the Ireland trial on March 19th and 20th at the NRC.  

 The St Michael’s Head of the River, scheduled for February 20th, has been rescheduled for March 12th.

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#Rowing: The two-day Carlow Regatta, with 189 races (88 and 101 on the respective days), went off to schedule. There were 16 clubs involved, and a particularly strong representation from the host town, with 67 of the 280 crews coming from Carlow Rowing Club. There was a headwind, but the weather, which is such a crucial part of Irish regattas, did not disrupt the event. . 

 

Carlow Regatta 2015 Results Program By Jake Duggan
Last Updated: 31/05/2015 16:52:34
 
"DAY""RACE NO.""TIME""HEAT""EVENT""1 CARLOW STATION" vs "2 GRAIGUECULLEN STATION""WINNER""NEXT RACE"
"SAT"112:00"A""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (GRIFFIN)" vs "GRAIGUENAM. (DUFFY E)""CARLOW (GRIFFIN)"16
"SAT"212:00"B""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""SMRC (KEATING M.)" vs "3 CASTLES (CLUNE O)""SMRC (KEATING M.)"16
"SAT"312:00"C""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)" vs "3 CASTLES (IRWIN A)""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)"17
"SAT"412:00"D""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""3 CASTLES (QUINN R)" vs "SMRC (O’BYRNE D)""SMRC (O’BYRNE D)"23
"SAT"512:00"E""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""WATERFORD (TWEEDY B)" vs "WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)""WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)"23
"SAT"612:20"A""WOMENS JUNIOR 18B DOUBLE""WATERFORD B" vs "FERMOY""FERMOY"24
"SAT"712:20"A""TOUR ROWING WOMENS QUAD""CARLOW" vs "NEW ROSS""CARLOW"57
"SAT"812:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 18 B COXED QUAD ""CARLOW" vs "ATHLONE""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"912:20"A""WOMENS JUN 18B COXED QUAD""ATHLONE" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW"78
"SAT"1012:20"A""MENS JUN 18 A SCULL""CARLOW (NOLAN)" vs "GRAIGUENAM (LENNON)""GRAIGUENAM (LENNON)"31
"SAT"1112:40"FINAL""TOUR ROWING MENS QUAD""PHOENIX" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"1212:40"A""MENS MASTERS 8""SMRC (C 350)" vs "NEPTUNE (D 404)""NEPTUNE (D 404)"58
"SAT"1312:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 18 A COXLESS QUAD""CARLOW" vs "NEPTUNE""NEPTUNE""-"
"SAT"1412:40"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 1 8""CARLOW" vs "NEPTUNE""NEPTUNE""-"
"SAT"1512:40"FINAL""MENS CLUB 1 COXED 4""CARLOW" vs "SMRC""""-"
"SAT"1601:00"F""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (GRIFFIN)" vs "SMRC (KEATING M.)""CARLOW (GRIFFIN)"36
"SAT"1701:00"G""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)" vs "CARLOW (DUGGAN R)""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)"36
"SAT"1801:00"H""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CLONMEL (BUTLER A)" vs "CARLOW (CONNORS M)""CLONMEL (BUTLER A)"37
"SAT"1901:00"I""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)" vs "WATERFORD (O’HARE)""CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)"37
"SAT"2001:00"J""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""ATHLONE (BYRNE M)" vs "CLONMEL (DUNDON M)""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)"38
"SAT"2101:20"K""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CLONMEL (McKENNA J)" vs "CARLOW (McHALE F)""CARLOW (McHALE F)"38
"SAT"2201:20"L""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""3 CASTLES (GILHEANY D)" vs "CARLOW (HOGAN J)""CARLOW (HOGAN J)"39
"SAT"2301:20"M""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""SMRC (O’BYRNE D)" vs "WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)""WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)"39
"SAT"2401:20"B""WOMENS JUN 18B DOUBLE""FERMOY" vs "3 CASTLES""FERMOY"40
"SAT"2501:20"C""WOMENS JUN 18B DOUBLE""WATERFORD A" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW"40
"SAT"2601:40"A""TOUR ROWING MIXED QUAD""PHOENIX" vs "CARLOW""PHOENIX"69
"SAT"2701:40"B""TOUR ROWING MIXED QUAD""CARLOW" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN ""CARLOW"69
"SAT"2801:40"A""MENS JUN18 B DOUBLE""CARLOW B" vs "CLONMEL""CLONMEL"43
"SAT"2901:40"B""MENS JUN18 B DOUBLE""NEPTUNE" vs "CARLOW A""NEPTUNE"43
"SAT"3001:40"A""MENS JUN 18A DOUBLE ""GRAIGUENAMAN B" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN A""GRAIGUENAMAN A"56
"SAT"3102:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 18A SCULL""GRAIGUENAM (LENNON)" vs "FERMOY (MORRISON G)""FERMOY (MORRISON G)""-"
"SAT"3202:00"A""WOMENS JUN 18A DOUBLE""NEPTUNE A" vs "NEPTUNE B"""70
"SAT"3302:00"B""WOMENS JUN 18A DOUBLE""CARLOW" vs "OFFALY""OFFALY"70
"SAT"3402:00"A""MENS MASTERS SCULL""CARLOW (KEATING S) (f)" vs "ATHLONE (GANNON P) (f)""ATHLONE (GANNON P) (f)"65
"SAT"3502:00"B""MENS MASTERS SCULL""RUNCORN (STREET D) (O/S)" vs "OFFALY (HOGAN S) (a)"""65
"SAT"3602:20"N""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (GRIFFIN)" vs "CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)"51
"SAT"3702:20"O""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CLONMEL (BUTLER A)" vs "CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)""CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)"51
"SAT"3802:20"P""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)" vs "CARLOW (McHALE F)""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)"52
"SAT"3902:20"Q""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (HOGAN J)" vs "WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)""WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)"52
"SAT"4002:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 18B DOUBLE""FERMOY" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"4102:40"A""TOUR ROWING JUNIOR ""GRAIGUENAMAN" vs "NEW ROSS"""76
"SAT"4202:40"B""TOUR ROWING JUNIOR""CARLOW A" vs "CARLOW B"""76
"SAT"4302:40"FINAL""MENS JUNIOR 18B DOUBLE ""CLONMEL" vs "NEPTUNE""NEPTUNE""-"
"SAT"4402:40"A""MENS MASTERS DOUBLE ""RUNCORN/ CARLOW O/S" vs "CLONMEL (c99)""RUNCORN/ CARLOW O/S"79
"SAT"4502:40"A""WOMENS CLUB 1 COXED QUAD""CARLOW" vs "NEPTUNE""CARLOW"55
"SAT"4603:00"A""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""NEPTUNE (NEWCOMBE L)" vs "ATHLONE (FLYNN D)""ATHLONE (FLYNN D)"61
"SAT"4703:00"B""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""CARLOW (DOYLE P)" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN (DUFFY L)""CARLOW (DOYLE P)"61
"SAT"4803:00"C""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""CLONMEL (DELONGUE H)" vs "NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)""NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)"62
"SAT"4903:00"D""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""CARLOW (KELLY C)" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN (SCULLY K)""GRAIGUENAMAN (SCULLY K)"62
"SAT"5003:00"A""WOMENS JUN 18A SCULL""NEPTUNE (FEERICK C)" vs "CARLOW (McGRATH R)""NEPTUNE (FEERICK C)"72
"SAT"5103:20"R""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (ARCHBOLD C)" vs "CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)""CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)"66
"SAT"5203:20"S""MENS JUN 16 SCULL ""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)" vs "WATERFORD (CROWLEY S)""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)"66
"SAT"5303:20"A""WOMENS JUN 18B SCULL""FERMOY (BARTLEY K)" vs "FERMOY (COTTER S)""FERMOY (COTTER S)"67
"SAT"5403:20"B""WOMENS JUN 18B SCULL""ATHLONE (GONLEY S)" vs "WATERFORD (McHUGH)""WATERFORD (McHUGH)"68
"SAT"5503:20"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 1 COXED QUAD""CARLOW" vs "FERMOY""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"5603:40"FINAL""MENS J18A DOUBLE ""GRAIGUENAMAN A" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"5703:40"FINAL""TOUR ROWING WOMENS QUAD""CARLOW" vs "PHOENIX""PHOENIX""-"
"SAT"5803:40"FINAL""MENS MASTERS 8""NEPTUNE (D 404)" vs "CARLOW (d426)""NEPTUNE (D 404)""-"
"SAT"5903:40"FINAL""MENS CLUB 1 COXED QUAD""ATHLONE" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"6003:40"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 2 COXED QUAD""NEPTUNE" vs "CARLOW""NEPTUNE""-"
"SAT"6104:00"E""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""ATHLONE (FLYNN D)" vs "CARLOW (DOYLE P)""CARLOW (DOYLE P)"77
"SAT"6204:00"F""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN (SCULLY K)""NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)"77
"SAT"6304:00"FINAL""MENS SEN SCULL""CARLOW (BOLGER A)" vs "FERMOY (MORRISON G)""CARLOW (BOLGER A)""-"
"SAT"6404:00"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 1 SCULL""FERMOY (BOUNANE S)" vs "CARLOW (BYRNE A)""CARLOW (BYRNE A)""-"
"SAT"6504:00"FINAL""MENS MASTERS SCULL""ATHLONE (GANNON P) (f)" vs "RUNCORN""ATHLONE (GANNON P) (f)""-"
"SAT"6604:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 16 SCULL""CARLOW (O’TOOLE A)" vs "CLONMEL (DUNDON M)""CLONMEL (DUNDON M)""-"
"SAT"6704:20"C""WOMENS JUN 18 B SCULL""FERMOY (COTTER S)" vs "OFFALY (MURPHY A)""OFFALY (MURPHY A)"81
"SAT"6804:20"D""WOMENS JUN 18 B SCULL""WATERFORD (SLATTERY S)" vs "WATERFORD (McHUGH)""WATERFORD (McHUGH)"81
"SAT"6904:20"FINAL""TOUR BOAT MIXED QUAD""PHOENIX" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"7004:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 18A DOUBLE ""NEPTUNE" vs "OFFALY""OFFALY""-"
"SAT"7104:40"FINAL""WOMENS NOVICE COXED QUAD""CLONMEL" vs "NEPTUNE""CLONMEL""-"
"SAT"7204:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 18 A SCULL""NEPTUNE (FEERICK C)" vs "OFFALY (MOONEY A)""OFFALY (MOONEY A)""-"
"SAT"7304:40"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 2 DOUBLE""FERMOY" vs "CLONMEL""FERMOY""-"
"SAT"7404:40"FINAL""MENS CLUB 1 SCULL""CARLOW (NOLAN O)" vs "OFFALY (GANNON A)""""-"
"SAT"7504:40"FINAL""WOMENS CLUB 1 DOUBLE""CARLOW" vs "FERMOY""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"7605:00"FINAL""TOUR ROWING JUNIOR"41 vs 42"""-"
"SAT"7705:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 18B SCULL""CARLOW (DOYLE P)" vs "NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)""NEPTUNE (THOMPSON H)""-"
"SAT"7805:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 18B COXED QUAD""CARLOW" vs "CLONMEL""CARLOW""-"
"SAT"7905:00"FINAL""MENS MASTERS DOUBLE ""RUNCORN/ CARLOW O/S" vs "CARLOW (C87)""""-"
"SAT"8005:00"FINAL""INVITATION WOMENS SEN QUAD""RUNCORN/ CARLOW O/S" vs "OFFALY""""-"
"SAT"8105:20"FINAL""WOMENS J18B SCULL""OFFALY (MURPHY A)" vs "WATERFORD (SLATTERY)""OFFALY (MURPHY A)""-"
"SAT"8205:20"FINAL""INVITATION MIXED DOUBLE ""CARLOW A" vs "CARLOW B""""-"
"SUN"109:00"A""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CLONMEL A" vs "CARLOW B""CLONMEL A"20
"SUN"209:00"B""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""SMRC B" vs "WATERFORD A""WATERFORD A"20
"SUN"309:00"C""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""3 CASTLES" vs "NEPTUNE A""3 CASTLES"21
"SUN"409:00"D""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CLONMEL B" vs "CARLOW C""CLONMEL B"22
"SUN"509:00"E""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""WATERFORD B" vs "NEPTUNE B""NEPTUNE B"23
"SUN"609:20"F""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""GRAIGUENAMAN" vs "CARLOW D""CARLOW D"23
"SUN"709:20"A""WOMEN JUN 16 Coxed QUAD""GRAIGUENAMANAGH" vs "COMMERCIAL""COMMERCIAL"39
"SUN"809:20"B""WOMEN JUN 16 Coxed QUAD""CARLOW" vs "SHANDON""CARLOW"39
"SUN"909:20"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD A""COMMERCIAL" vs "SMRC B""COMMERCIAL""-"
"SUN"1009:20"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD B""FERMOY" vs "CLONMEL""FERMOY""-"
"SUN"1109:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD C""NEW ROSS" vs "CORK""CORK""-"
"SUN"1209:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD D""GRAIGUENAMAN" vs "CARLOW A""GRAIGUENAMAN""-"
"SUN"1309:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD E""CARLOW B" vs "SMRC A""SMRC A""-"
"SUN"1409:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 Coxed QUAD F""OFFALY" vs "SHANDON""SHANDON""-"
"SUN"1510:00"A""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE E""CLONMEL" vs "FERMOY B""CLONMEL"30
"SUN"1610:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE A""SMRC " vs "CARLOW B""SMRC ""-"
"SUN"1710:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE B""FERMOY A" vs "NEW ROSS B""FERMOY A""-"
"SUN"1810:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE C""CORK" vs "CARLOW A""CORK""-"
"SUN"1910:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE D""COMMERCIAL A" vs "NEW ROSS A""NEW ROSS A""-"
"SUN"2010:20"G""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CLONMEL A" vs "WATERFORD A""CLONMEL A"34
"SUN"2110:20"H""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""3 CASTLES" vs "SMRC A""3 CASTLES"34
"SUN"2210:20"I""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CARLOW A" vs "CLONMEL B""CLONMEL B"35
"SUN"2310:20"J""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""NEPTUNE B" vs "CARLOW D""CARLOW D"35
"SUN"2410:20"A""WOMENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""GRAIGUENAMAN" vs "CARLOW A""CARLOW A"54
"SUN"2510:40"B""WOMENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""SMRC" vs "CARLOW B""SMRC"54
"SUN"2610:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 DOUBLE A""NEW ROSS" vs "CORK""CORK""-"
"SUN"2710:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 DOUBLE B""TRALEE" vs "FERMOY""FERMOY""-"
"SUN"2810:40"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 DOUBLE C""SMRC A" vs "SMRC B""SMRC A""-"
"SUN"2911:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 15 DOUBLE D""CARLOW" vs "CLONMEL""CARLOW""-"
"SUN"3011:00"FINAL""WOMEN JUN 14 DOUBLE E""CLONMEL" vs "COMMERCIAL B""CLONMEL""-"
"SUN"3111:00"A""MENS JUN 15 Coxed QUAD C""NEPTUNE" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN""NEPTUNE"68
"SUN"3211:00"A""MENS JUN 14 Coxed QUAD C""SHANDON" vs "CARLOW A ""CARLOW A "71
"SUN"3311:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 DOUBLE A""WATERFORD" vs "TRALEE""WATERFORD""-"
"SUN"3411:20"K""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CLONMEL A" vs "3 CASTLES""3 CASTLES"48
"SUN"3511:20"L""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CLONMEL B" vs "CARLOW D""CARLOW D"48
"SUN"3611:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 DOUBLE B""CARLOW A" vs "COMMERCIAL A""COMMERCIAL A""-"
"SUN"3711:20"FINAL""MENS JUN15 DOUBLE C""CARLOW B" vs "ATHLONE""CARLOW B""-"
"SUN"3811:20"FINAL""MENS JUN15 DOUBLE D""COMMERCIAL B" vs "CARLOW C""CARLOW C""-"
"SUN"3911:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN16 Coxed QUAD ""COMMERCIAL" vs "CARLOW""COMMERCIAL""-"
"SUN"4011:40"A""MENS JUN 14 SCULL F""GRAIGUENAMAN (Hennessy B)" vs "3 CASTLES (FLYNN L)""3 CASTLES (FLYNN L)"46
"SUN"4111:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL A""CARLOW (HESLIN S)" vs "CARLOW (SLATTERY H)""CARLOW (SLATTERY H)""-"
"SUN"4211:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL B""SHANDON (LEGGETT)" vs "3 CASTLE (KEOGH A)""SHANDON (LEGGETT)""-"
"SUN"4312:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL C""CORK (MADDEN R)" vs "COMMERCIAL (HANLEY R)""COMMERCIAL (HANLEY R)""-"
"SUN"4412:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL D""CORK (LAW D)" vs "CORK (COLEMAN/O'NEILL)""CORK (COLEMAN/O'NEILL)""-"
"SUN"4512:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL E""CORK (MALLEN M)" vs "CARLOW (FLEMING)""CORK (MALLEN M)""-"
"SUN"4612:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 SCULL F""3 CASTLES (FLYNN L)" vs "COMMERCIAL (KEANE R)""3 CASTLES (FLYNN L)""-"
"SUN"4712:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL E""TRALEE (FLYNN S)" vs "SHANDON (HARRINGTON J)""TRALEE (FLYNN S)"53
"SUN"4812:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""3 CASTLES" vs "CARLOW D""CARLOW D""-"
"SUN"4912:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL A""NEW ROSS (TIERNEY S)" vs "WATERFORD (ROBINSON L)""WATERFORD (ROBINSON L)""-"
"SUN"5012:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL B""CARLOW (SLATER D)" vs "COMMERCIAL (MCCANNON S)"""95
"SUN"5112:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL C""CARLOW (SCULLY S)" vs "COMMERCIAL (O'TOOLE D)""COMMERCIAL (O'TOOLE D)""-"
"SUN"5212:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL D""FERMOY (O'SULLIVAN E)" vs "OFFALY (MURPHY A)""FERMOY (O'SULLIVAN E)""-"
"SUN"5312:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 SCULL E""cancelled " vs "cancelled ""cancelled ""-"
"SUN"5412:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 16 DOUBLE""CARLOW A" vs "SMRC""CARLOW A""-"
"SUN"5512:40"FINAL""MEN JUN15 DOUBLE E""NEW ROSS" vs "SMRC""SMRC""-"
"SUN"5612:40"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 15 SCULL A""SHANDON (DINEEN M)" vs "WATERFORD (ROBINSON L)""WATERFORD (ROBINSON L)""-"
"SUN"5701:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 15 SCULL B""NEW ROSS (FLANAGAN C)" vs "CLONMEL (FLEMING A)""CLONMEL (FLEMING A)""-"
"SUN"5801:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 15 SCULL C""SMRC (MCMAHON-LOWE C)" vs "NEW ROSS (BROWN L)""SMRC (MCMAHON-LOWE C)""-"
"SUN"5901:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 15 SCULL D""FERMOY (MURPHY J)" vs "3 CASTLES (DARKER S)""""-"
"SUN"6001:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 15 SCULL E""CLONMEL (QUIGLEY A)" vs "FERMOY (O'SULLIVAN E)""FERMOY (O'SULLIVAN E)""-"
"SUN"6101:20"A""MENS JUN 16 COXED QUAD""CARLOW A" vs "SHANDON""SHANDON"73
"SUN"6201:20"B""MENS JUN 16 COXED QUAD""SMRC A" vs "NEPTUNE""NEPTUNE"76
"SUN"6301:20"FINAL""WOMEN JUN15 SCULL F""SHANDON (CROWLEY J)" vs "NEW ROSS (COUGHLAN A)""SHANDON (CROWLEY J)""-"
"SUN"6401:20"FINAL""INVITATION MEN JUN 14 QUAD""COMMERCIAL" vs "CARLOW""CARLOW""-"
"SUN"6501:40"A""WOMENS JUN16 SCULL""CARLOW (WEBSTER C)" vs "SHANDON (MCCARTHY A)""CARLOW (WEBSTER C)"99
"SUN"6601:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 Coxed QUAD A""SMRC" vs "SHANDON B""SMRC""-"
"SUN"6701:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 Coxed QUAD B""SHANDON A" vs "CARLOW""SHANDON A""-"
"SUN"6801:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 Coxed QUAD C""NEPTUNE" vs "COMMERCIAL""NEPTUNE""-"
"SUN"6902:00"FINAL""MENS JUN14 QUAD A""CLONMEL" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN""CLONMEL""-"
"SUN"7002:00"FINAL""MEN JUN14 QUAD B""CORK B" vs "CORK A ""CORK B""-"
"SUN"7102:00"FINAL""MEN JUN14 QUAD C""CARLOW A" vs "CARLOW B""CARLOW A""-"
"SUN"7202:00"A""MIXED JUN15 QUAD""TRALEE" vs "CARLOW""TRALEE"100
"SUN"7302:20"C""MENS JUN16 COXED QUAD""SHANDON" vs "SMRC B""SMRC B"85
"SUN"7402:20"D""MENS JUN16 COXED QUAD""CARLOW B" vs "ATHLONE""CARLOW B"85
"SUN"7502:20"E""MENS JUN16 COXED QUAD""WATERFORD" vs "3 CASTLES""3 CASTLES"86
"SUN"7602:20"F""MENS JUN16 COXED QUAD""SMRC C" vs "NEPTUNE""SMRC C"86
"SUN"7702:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 SCULL A""SMRC (SPELMAN R)" vs "WATERFORD (O'BRIEN S)""SMRC (SPELMAN R)""-"
"SUN"7802:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 SCULL B""CARLOW (KELLY C)" vs "TRALEE (GANNON S)""CARLOW (KELLY C)""-"
"SUN"7902:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 SCULL C""SMRC (O'BYRNE D)" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN (MOYLAN J)""GRAIGUENAMAN (MOYLAN J)""-"
"SUN"8002:40"FINAL""MENS JUN15 SCULL D""COMMERCIAL (BROWN K)" vs "SHANDON (GAFFNEY E)""COMMERCIAL (BROWN K)""-"
"SUN"8103:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULL E""CLONMEL (O'DONNELL S)" vs "SHANDON (O'NEILL S)""SHANDON (O'NEILL S)""-"
"SUN"8203:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULL F""SMRC (FUREY P)" vs "NEW ROSS (BECKER J)""SMRC (FUREY P)""-"
"SUN"8303:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULL G""NEW ROSS (SUTTON L)" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN (Dempsey S)""GRAIGUENAMAN (Dempsey S)"84
"SUN"8403:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULL H""GRAIGUENAMAN (BOLGER B)" vs "CARLOW (MEADE H)""CARLOW (MEADE H)""-"
"SUN"8503:20"G""MENS JUN 16 COXED QUAD""SMRC B" vs "CARLOW B""CARLOW B"98
"SUN"8603:20"H""MENS JUN 16 COXED QUAD""3 CASTLES" vs "SMRC C""SMRC C"98
"SUN"8703:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULLS I""OFFALY (BRENNAN C)" vs "SHANDON (ARRIGAN J)""SHANDON (ARRIGAN J)""-"
"SUN"8803:20"FINAL""MENS JUN 15 SCULLS J""SHANDON (BYRNE A)" vs "COMMERCIAL (HOLTON A)""COMMERCIAL (HOLTON A)""-"
"SUN"8903:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 DOUBLE A""COMMERCIAL" vs "SHANDON B""SHANDON B""-"
"SUN"9003:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 DOUBLE B""CARLOW B" vs "CORK A""CORK A""-"
"SUN"9103:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 DOUBLE C""CLONMEL A" vs "CORK B""CLONMEL A""-"
"SUN"9203:40"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 DOUBLE D""CARLOW A" vs "3 CASTLES""3 CASTLES""-"
"SUN"9304:00"FINAL""MENS JUN 14 DOUBLE E""SHANDON A" vs "CLONMEL B""SHANDON A""-"
"SUN"9404:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 Coxed QUAD A""CARLOW A" vs "FERMOY""CARLOW A""-"
"SUN"9504:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 Coxed QUAD B""NEW ROSS" vs "GRAIGUENAMAN""GRAIGUENAMAN""-"
"SUN"9604:00"FINAL""WOMENS JUN 14 Coxed QUADC""CARLOW B" vs "CLONMEL""CLONMEL""-"
"SUN"9704:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN14 Coxed QUAD D""CORK" vs "CARLOW""CORK""-"
"SUN"9804:20"FINAL""MENS JUN16 Coxed QUAD""CARLOW B" vs "SMRC C""SMRC C""-"
"SUN"9904:20"FINAL""WOMENS JUN16 SCULL""CARLOW (WEBSTER C)" vs "FERMOY (MURPHY J)""CARLOW (WEBSTER C)""-"
"SUN"10004:20"FINAL""MIXED JUN15 QUAD""TRALEE" vs "NEW ROSS""NEW ROSS""-"
"SUN"10104:20"FINAL""MIXED JUN16 QUAD""CARLOW A" vs "CARLOW B""CARLOW B""-"
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#ROWING: Ireland’s junior teams for the Coupe de la Jeunesse and the Home International Regatta have been named. Based on performances at the European Junior Rowing Championships, Rowing Ireland decided not to send a team to the World Junior Championships.

Crews listed have been selected on the basis of performances at trials throughout the year, and on the provision that they show continued improvement in performance levels.

A plan will be drawn up by so that all selected junior crews will get in training days mid-week where possible when schools are out or over weekends prior to the Irish Championships. Crews will go into training camp after the Irish Championships up to the departure dates for competition.

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Libourne, France. 1st – 3rd Aug 2014

Women

Junior Double Sculls: Eimear Lambe (Commercial RC), Jasmine English (Belfast BC)

Junior Quadruple: Emily Hegarty (Skibbereen RC), Aoife O’Keeffe (Cork BC), Claire Beechinor (Cork BC), Kirsty Turner (Belfast BC)

Junior Single: Erin Barry (Bann RC)

Junior Pair: Oisin Forde, Dervla Forde (Cork BC)

Men

Junior Double: David O’Malley (St Michael’s RC), Connor Carmody (Shannon RC)

Quadruple: Colm Hennessy (Shandon BC), Eoghan Whittle (Castleconnell BC), Patrick Munnelly (Athlone BC), Andrew Goff (Waterford BC)

Pair: Brian Keohane (Presentation RC), David Keohane (Presentation RC)

Home International, NRC, Cork (Sat 26th July)

Note: Line ups to be decided by coach of each crew, this will be finalised in the next week.

Junior Men Sweep Team: Adam Browne (Shannon RC), Patrick O’Connor (St Michaels RC)

Ciaran Higgins/Thomas Higgins   (Cork BC)

Alex Coyne/Darragh McCarthy (Col Iognaid RC)

Kevin Fallon/Jack Bennett (St Josephs RC)

Luke Rigney/Donal Coen (Col Iognaid RC)

Junior Men Sculling Team;                                    

Shane Mulvaney (Neptune RC)

Fintan McCarthy (Skibbereen RC)

Daniel Begley (Shandon BC)

David Synnott (Lee RC)

Sean Dennehy (Cork BC)

Stephen O’Sullivan (Shandon BC)

Dylan McCarthy (Skibbereen RC)

Junior Women Sweep team;

Niamh Casey, Ellen McCarthy (Skibbereen RC)

Kara O’Connor, Holly Hickey (Muckross RC)                              

Ciara Davis, Ciara O’Dwyer (Shannon RC)

Katie Nagle/ Fiona O’Keeffe  (Shandon BC)

Naomi Wray/ Francesca Morelli  (Bann RC)

Junior Women sculling team;

Aisling Rodger (Commercial)

Sarah Murphy (St Michaels RC)

Megan McLaughlin (Cork BC)

Alison Mooney (Offaly RC)

Carrie Nolan (New Ross BC)

Eimear Cummins (Lee RC)

Brega Mullan (Bann RC)

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#ROWING: A team of seven athletes have been selected to represent Ireland at the European Junior Rowing Championships in Hazelwinkel, Belgium on May 24th and 25th. This is the first time Rowing Ireland has sent a team to compete at this event.

 The team is:

Junior Women’s Single Scull: Erin Barry, Bann RC.

Junior Women’s Double Scull: Eimear Lambe, Commercial RC and Jasmine English, Belfast BC

Junior Men’s Double Scull: David O’Malley, St Michaels RC and Conor Carmody, Shannon RC

Junior Men’s Pair: David Keohane and Brian Keohane, Presentation College RC

All seven athletes represented Ireland in 2013. Erin Barry, Jasmine English, David O’Malley and Conor Carmody competed at the Junior World Rowing Championships, while Eimear Lambe, David Keohane and Brian Keohane were chosen for the Coupe de la Jeunesse, a European tournament. This year’s World Junior Rowing Championships and Coupe de la Jeunesse both take place in August.

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#CANOEING: Ireland junior canoeist Liam Jegou took a silver medal today at the Canoe Slalom Under-23 and Junior World Championships in Sydney, Australia. On a difficult course in Penrith, only Florian Breuer of Germany was faster in the C1 (canoe single) than the Irishman. Both men took one touch, Jegou’s on the fourth gate. Roman Malyshev of Russia was third and Britain’s Samuel Ibbotson fourth.

“It’s great, I am really happy,” Jegou said. He had come close to a podium finish in the last two years, finishing sixth last year and fourth in 2012.

Canoe Slalom World Under-23 and Junior Championships, Penrith, Sydney (Irish interest):

C1 Men – Semi-Final (10 qualify): 1 Britain (S Ibbotson) 109.47; 6 Ireland (L Jegou) 112.11 (2.64 behind). Final: 1 Germany (F Breuer) 104.31, 2 Ireland (L Jegou) 107.61, 3 Russia (R Malyshev) 108.54.

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Irish Olympic Sailing Team

Ireland has a proud representation in sailing at the Olympics dating back to 1948. Today there is a modern governing structure surrounding the selection of sailors the Olympic Regatta

Irish Olympic Sailing FAQs

Ireland’s representation in sailing at the Olympics dates back to 1948, when a team consisting of Jimmy Mooney (Firefly), Alf Delany and Hugh Allen (Swallow) competed in that year’s Summer Games in London (sailing off Torquay). Except for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, Ireland has sent at least one sailor to every Summer Games since then.

  • 1948 – London (Torquay) — Firefly: Jimmy Mooney; Swallow: Alf Delany, Hugh Allen
  • 1952 – Helsinki — Finn: Alf Delany * 1956 – Melbourne — Finn: J Somers Payne
  • 1960 – Rome — Flying Dutchman: Johnny Hooper, Peter Gray; Dragon: Jimmy Mooney, David Ryder, Robin Benson; Finn: J Somers Payne
  • 1964 – Tokyo — Dragon: Eddie Kelliher, Harry Maguire, Rob Dalton; Finn: Johnny Hooper 
  • 1972 – Munich (Kiel) — Tempest: David Wilkins, Sean Whitaker; Dragon: Robin Hennessy, Harry Byrne, Owen Delany; Finn: Kevin McLaverty; Flying Dutchman: Harold Cudmore, Richard O’Shea
  • 1976 – Montreal (Kingston) — 470: Robert Dix, Peter Dix; Flying Dutchman: Barry O’Neill, Jamie Wilkinson; Tempest: David Wilkins, Derek Jago
  • 1980 – Moscow (Tallinn) — Flying Dutchman: David Wilkins, Jamie Wilkinson (Silver medalists) * 1984 – Los Angeles — Finn: Bill O’Hara
  • 1988 – Seoul (Pusan) — Finn: Bill O’Hara; Flying Dutchman: David Wilkins, Peter Kennedy; 470 (Women): Cathy MacAleavy, Aisling Byrne
  • 1992 – Barcelona — Europe: Denise Lyttle; Flying Dutchman: David Wilkins, Peter Kennedy; Star: Mark Mansfield, Tom McWilliam
  • 1996 – Atlanta (Savannah) — Laser: Mark Lyttle; Europe: Aisling Bowman (Byrne); Finn: John Driscoll; Star: Mark Mansfield, David Burrows; 470 (Women): Denise Lyttle, Louise Cole; Soling: Marshall King, Dan O’Grady, Garrett Connolly
  • 2000 – Sydney — Europe: Maria Coleman; Finn: David Burrows; Star: Mark Mansfield, David O'Brien
  • 2004 – Athens — Europe: Maria Coleman; Finn: David Burrows; Star: Mark Mansfield, Killian Collins; 49er: Tom Fitzpatrick, Fraser Brown; 470: Gerald Owens, Ross Killian; Laser: Rory Fitzpatrick
  • 2008 – Beijing (Qingdao) — Star: Peter O’Leary, Stephen Milne; Finn: Tim Goodbody; Laser Radial: Ciara Peelo; 470: Gerald Owens, Phil Lawton
  • 2012 – London (Weymouth) — Star: Peter O’Leary, David Burrows; 49er: Ryan Seaton, Matt McGovern; Laser Radial: Annalise Murphy; Laser: James Espey; 470: Gerald Owens, Scott Flanigan
  • 2016 – Rio — Laser Radial (Women): Annalise Murphy (Silver medalist); 49er: Ryan Seaton, Matt McGovern; 49erFX: Andrea Brewster, Saskia Tidey; Laser: Finn Lynch; Paralympic Sonar: John Twomey, Ian Costello & Austin O’Carroll

Ireland has won two Olympics medals in sailing events, both silver: David Wilkins, Jamie Wilkinson in the Flying Dutchman at Moscow 1980, and Annalise Murphy in the Laser Radial at Rio 2016.

The current team, as of December 2020, consists of Laser sailors Finn Lynch, Liam Glynn and Ewan McMahon, 49er pairs Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle, and Sean Waddilove and Robert Dickson, as well as Laser Radial sailors Annalise Murphy and Aoife Hopkins.

Irish Sailing is the National Governing Body for sailing in Ireland.

Irish Sailing’s Performance division is responsible for selecting and nurturing Olympic contenders as part of its Performance Pathway.

The Performance Pathway is Irish Sailing’s Olympic talent pipeline. The Performance Pathway counts over 70 sailors from 11 years up in its programme.The Performance Pathway is made up of Junior, Youth, Academy, Development and Olympic squads. It provides young, talented and ambitious Irish sailors with opportunities to move up through the ranks from an early age. With up to 100 young athletes training with the Irish Sailing Performance Pathway, every aspect of their performance is planned and closely monitored while strong relationships are simultaneously built with the sailors and their families

Rory Fitzpatrick is the head coach of Irish Sailing Performance. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and was an Athens 2004 Olympian in the Laser class.

The Performance Director of Irish Sailing is James O’Callaghan. Since 2006 James has been responsible for the development and delivery of athlete-focused, coach-led, performance-measured programmes across the Irish Sailing Performance Pathway. A Business & Economics graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he is a Level 3 Qualified Coach and Level 2 Coach Tutor. He has coached at five Olympic Games and numerous European and World Championship events across multiple Olympic classes. He is also a member of the Irish Sailing Foundation board.

Annalise Murphy is by far and away the biggest Irish sailing star. Her fourth in London 2012 when she came so agonisingly close to a bronze medal followed by her superb silver medal performance four years later at Rio won the hearts of Ireland. Murphy is aiming to go one better in Tokyo 2021. 

Under head coach Rory Fitzpatrick, the coaching staff consists of Laser Radial Academy coach Sean Evans, Olympic Laser coach Vasilij Zbogar and 49er team coach Matt McGovern.

The Irish Government provides funding to Irish Sailing. These funds are exclusively for the benefit of the Performance Pathway. However, this falls short of the amount required to fund the Performance Pathway in order to allow Ireland compete at the highest level. As a result the Performance Pathway programme currently receives around €850,000 per annum from Sport Ireland and €150,000 from sponsorship. A further €2 million per annum is needed to have a major impact at the highest level. The Irish Sailing Foundation was established to bridge the financial gap through securing philanthropic donations, corporate giving and sponsorship.

The vision of the Irish Sailing Foundation is to generate the required financial resources for Ireland to scale-up and execute its world-class sailing programme. Irish Sailing works tirelessly to promote sailing in Ireland and abroad and has been successful in securing funding of 1 million euro from Sport Ireland. However, to compete on a par with other nations, a further €2 million is required annually to realise the ambitions of our talented sailors. For this reason, the Irish Sailing Foundation was formed to seek philanthropic donations. Led by a Board of Directors and Head of Development Kathryn Grace, the foundation lads a campaign to bridge the financial gap to provide the Performance Pathway with the funds necessary to increase coaching hours, upgrade equipment and provide world class sport science support to a greater number of high-potential Irish sailors.

The Senior and Academy teams of the Performance Pathway are supported with the provision of a coach, vehicle, coach boat and boats. Even with this level of subsidy there is still a large financial burden on individual families due to travel costs, entry fees and accommodation. There are often compromises made on the amount of days a coach can be hired for and on many occasions it is necessary to opt out of major competitions outside Europe due to cost. Money raised by the Irish Sailing Foundation will go towards increased quality coaching time, world-class equipment, and subsiding entry fees and travel-related costs. It also goes towards broadening the base of talented sailors that can consider campaigning by removing financial hurdles, and the Performance HQ in Dublin to increase efficiency and reduce logistical issues.

The ethos of the Performance Pathway is progression. At each stage international performance benchmarks are utilised to ensure the sailors are meeting expectations set. The size of a sailor will generally dictate which boat they sail. The classes selected on the pathway have been identified as the best feeder classes for progression. Currently the Irish Sailing Performance Pathway consists of the following groups: * Pathway (U15) Optimist and Topper * Youth Academy (U19) Laser 4.7, Laser Radial and 420 * Development Academy (U23) Laser, Laser Radial, 49er, 49erFX * Team IRL (direct-funded athletes) Laser, Laser Radial, 49er, 49erFX

The Irish Sailing performance director produces a detailed annual budget for the programme which is presented to Sport Ireland, Irish Sailing and the Foundation for detailed discussion and analysis of the programme, where each item of expenditure is reviewed and approved. Each year, the performance director drafts a Performance Plan and Budget designed to meet the objectives of Irish Performance Sailing based on an annual review of the Pathway Programmes from Junior to Olympic level. The plan is then presented to the Olympic Steering Group (OSG) where it is independently assessed and the budget is agreed. The OSG closely monitors the delivery of the plan ensuring it meets the agreed strategy, is within budget and in line with operational plans. The performance director communicates on an ongoing basis with the OSG throughout the year, reporting formally on a quarterly basis.

Due to the specialised nature of Performance Sport, Irish Sailing established an expert sub-committee which is referred to as the Olympic Steering Group (OSG). The OSG is chaired by Patrick Coveney and its objective is centred around winning Olympic medals so it oversees the delivery of the Irish Sailing’s Performance plan.

At Junior level (U15) sailors learn not only to be a sailor but also an athlete. They develop the discipline required to keep a training log while undertaking fitness programmes, attending coaching sessions and travelling to competitions. During the winter Regional Squads take place and then in spring the National Squads are selected for Summer Competitions. As sailors move into Youth level (U19) there is an exhaustive selection matrix used when considering a sailor for entry into the Performance Academy. Completion of club training programmes, attendance at the performance seminars, physical suitability and also progress at Junior and Youth competitions are assessed and reviewed. Once invited in to the Performance Academy, sailors are given a six-month trial before a final decision is made on their selection. Sailors in the Academy are very closely monitored and engage in a very well planned out sailing, training and competition programme. There are also defined international benchmarks which these sailors are required to meet by a certain age. Biannual reviews are conducted transparently with the sailors so they know exactly where they are performing well and they are made aware of where they may need to improve before the next review.

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Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition

Where is the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition being held? Sailing at Paris 2024 will take place in Marseille on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea between 28 July and 8 August, and will feature Kiteboarding for the first time, following a successful Olympic debut in 2018 at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. The sailing event is over 700 km from the main Olympic Games venue in Paris.

What are the events? The Olympic Sailing Competition at Paris 2024 will feature ten Events:

  • Women’s: Windsurfing, Kite, Dinghy, Skiff
  • Men’s: Windsurfing, Kite, Dinghy, Skiff
  • Mixed: Dinghy, Multihull

How do you qualify for Paris 2024?  The first opportunity for athletes to qualify for Paris 2024 will be the Sailing World Championships, The Hague 2023, followed by the Men’s and Women’s Dinghy 2024 World Championships and then a qualifier on each of World Sailing’s six continents in each of the ten Events. The final opportunity is a last chance regatta to be held in 2024, just a few months before the Games begin.

50-50 split between male and female athletes: The Paris 2024 Games is set to be the first to achieve a 50-50 split between male and female athletes, building on the progress made at both Rio 2016 (47.5%) and Tokyo 2020 (48.8%). It will also be the first Olympic Games where two of the three Chief roles in the sailing event will be held by female officials,

At a Glance -  Paris Olympics Sailing Marseille

July 28th – August 8th Paris Olympics Sailing Marseille

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