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Competitors at the Junior Liffey Descent 2019
#Canoeing: Senan Forrestal of Thomastown Paddlers proved the class of the field at the Junior Liffey Descent on Saturday.  Forrestal, winner of the junior race at the 59th Liffey Descent last September, negotiated the ten kilometre course from Leixlip to Strawberry…
Deliveroo and UCC Rowing Club team up to deliver food to hungry Leeside customers in an unconventional way on Thursday
Deliveroo surprised hungry Cork customers on Thursday evening by performing its first delivery by rowing boat along the River Lee. Having delivered food orders to customers along the banks of the Grand Canal in Dublin last year, Deliveroo has set…
Ireland take silver on line with Germany winning gold in Essen
#Rowing: Ireland took a silver medal in Essen this morning at the European Junior Championships. Germany held on as Ireland mounted a sprint finish which might have taken gold – it fell short by .3 of a second. The Ireland…
Jenny Egan with her bronze medal from the Canoe Sprint World Championships
The Olympics is not the “Holy Grail” for Jenny Egan despite her recent international success in sprint and marathon kayaking. In a new Q&A with the Irish Examiner, the Leixlip-based paddler talks her beginnings in the sport (“Mum says I…
Minister Josepha Madigan, Sharon Lavin of Waterways Ireland and Rowing Ireland chief executive and Michelle Carpenter with pupils and staff of of St Mary’s Glasnevin at the launch of the new strategic partnership earlier this month
Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, announced a new strategic partnership between Waterways Ireland and Rowing Ireland during the Get Going, Get Rowing #Blitzit Festival of Rowing on Grand Canal Dock on 9 May. The partnership will seek to promote…
Greystones Harbour is the focus of a protest by fishermen who argue they’ve been excluded amid recent redevelopment
Recent redevelopment of Greystones Harbour has effectively shut the fishing industry out of the Co Wicklow town, local fisherman have told The Irish Times. A group of 10 fishermen say they were promised new arrangements when the €300 million development scheme…
The Ireland junior men's coxed four
#Rowing: Ireland’s coxed four had the perfect start to their challenge at the European Junior Championships in Essen in Germany. The crew of Matt Gallagher, James O’Donovan, Jack Dorney, John Kearney and cox Leah O’Regan won their heat to secure…
Rory Cahill (4) and Evelyn Cahill (6) from Dunboyne, Co Meath with a replica of a Mesolithic fish trap at the launch of Fishy Fun at the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
Ireland’s fisheries resource is set to come alive at the Natural History Museum this summer at a free event called Fishy Fun. A range of interactive activities suitable for all the family will be part of the special one-day event…
European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly
European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has initiated an investigation into the lack of transparency around EU ministerial decisions on annual fish quotas. “The famous all-night meetings of ministers in Brussels are completely behind closed doors, and yet make important decisions for…
Ronan Foley (left) with the national sprint coach Jon Simmons
Jenny Egan and Ronan Foley will begin their campaign to qualify for next year’s Tokyo Olympics at the opening World Cup Canoe competition in Poznan, Poland starting on Thursday, May 23. In June last year, Egan, from the Salmon Leap…
Rescue 118 airlifted the casualty to Letterkenny University Hospital
Independent.ie reports that a man has died following what appears to be a diving-related incident off the coast of Inishowen in Donegal on Sunday afternoon (12 May). The man in his 30s was rushed to Letterkenny by the Irish Coast Guard…
Dozens of projects qualifying for grants totalling up to 4 million euro this year are awaiting letters of approval from Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Michael Creed has denied that a roll-out of several million euro for coastal projects has been delayed to tie in with his party’s European election campaign. Dozens of projects qualifying for grants totalling up…
The Castleconnell Women's Junior 18 Quadruple which won at Ghent.
#Rowing: Carlow’s Sadhbh Scully and Keara Egan won the junior 18 women’s double at Ghent regatta on Sunday – first of 18 competing crews. Castleconnell won the women’s junior 18 quadruple, another competitive event, with 10 crews completing the course.…
Trinity's Club Eight win at Trinity Regatta
#Rowing: Bann closed out the day with two wins at Trinity Regatta. Aaron Christie won the last race of the day, the men's intermediate single. In the previous race, the Coleraine club's women's club eight beat KSRV Njord convincingly -…
The DULBC women's novice eight wins at Trinity Regatta
#Rowing: The hosts won the men's senior eights title at Trinity Regatta today. The Trinity/Lady Elizabeth crew had a length and a quarter to spare over Blue Star, a British crew which featured Scott Durant, an Olympic gold medallist, along…
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD pictured with managing director John Nolan on a visit to the Castletownbere Fishermens Co-Operative Society Ltd
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. today announced the award of €2,369,801 in grants to 17 seafood enterprises in 9 different counties under his Department’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector.…

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