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Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan scull at Penrith in Sydney
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won their heat of the Open double sculls at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta in Australia. The Skibbereen duo had the fastest time of the two heats. They will compete in the A Final…
Northern Ireland Fisheries Patrol Vessel (FPV) when under the name of Banríon Uladh which was changed to Queen of Ulster.
#Fisheries - The Irish News writes that a former DUP minister was told by officials of her department’s obligation to recognise Irish and Ulster-Scots months after she claimed it had adopted “single language policy”. Details emerged after the Department of…
Paul O'Donovan finished more than 16 seconds ahead of second-placed Jack Hargreaves
Paul O’Donovan won his heat of the Open single sculls at the Sydney International Regatta on Monday. The Skibbereen oarsman finished more than 16 seconds ahead of second-placed Jack Hargreaves. Gary O’Donovan finished eighth in his heat and must take…
Trinity hold off UCD to win the Gannon Cup on the Liffey
#Rowing; Trinity won the Gannon Cup with a fine performance today. The Colours races were run on a reverse of the Trinity Regatta course above the weir for safety reasons. There was a strong east wind and a powerful flow.…
Successful Prosecution For IFI After River Dee Pollution Incident
#Angling - At a sitting of Ardee District Court on Monday 12 March, Irish Water pleaded guilty to the discharge of deleterious matter to the River Dee on 15 May 2017. The offence related to a poor quality discharge from…
The Irish Coast Guard were involved in the search for Jamie McAllister, whose body was recovered on 27 May 2017
Investigations have concluded and no prosecution will be directed by the DPP over the death of a fisherman off Skerries last summer, as the Irish Examiner reports. Garda divers recovered the body of Jamie McAllister (28) on 27 May 2017,…
Gary O'Donovan, Mark O'Donovan, Shane O'Driscoll and Paul O'Donovan on Sydney Harbour Bridge
#Rowing: Australian rowing has given a warm welcome to the Irish quartet of Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan. Rowing Australia says the Irish, who returned from the 2017 World Championships with two gold medals,…
Conor Maguire Now Surfing For Red Bull
#Surfing - Bundoran big wave surfer Conor Maguire has joined the Red Bull stable. The 24-year-old was recently spotlighted during his preparations for La Vaca Gigantic in Spain, and is currently working on a documentary on surfing in Ireland. See…
The finish of the Schools' Head in London.
#Rowing: Enniskillen RBC had two outstanding results at the Schools’ Head of the River in London. The girls’ eight won their category, the First Eights, and were fifth overall. The boys’ eight finished second in the equivalent category behind Bedford.…
 An Award Picture from the Erne Head
#Rowing: Trinity’s senior eight were the fastest crew at the re-fixed Erne Head of the River in Enniskillen today. It was their fourth consecutive win, achieved this year in rainy conditions. Junior crews did well: Enniskillen RBC’s junior men’s eight…
Shane Mulvaney (UCD), Pat Kenny and Conor Ryan (Trinity) at the coin toss for stations.
#Rowing: UCD won both coin tosses and will row from the North Station in all four Colours races on the Liffey on March 18th. Pat Kenny performed the coin toss at Trinity College, assisted by the four captains: Emma Thornton…
More cruise ships at sea every year but what about their navigation lights
There have been a number of warnings about seamanship and navigational issues in the past few weeks that are important as the sailing season draws nearer. I wonder if the boating community takes enough notice of them? Gail McAllister, who ran…
Round-Ireland Kayaker Has Sights Set On Biggest Goal Yet
#Kayaking - A German woman who circumnavigated Ireland by kayak in 2016 is taking the story of her remarkable global padding adventures on tour across Europe, as the Irish Examiner reports. Freya Hoffmeister recently returned to Ireland to give talks…
Snow Strands Dukarska at National Rowing Centre
#Rowing: Monika Dukarska and coach David McKenzie McGowan have been snowbound at the National Rowing Centre for four days. The Ireland international trained on the lake on Wednesday but her car has been snowed in and she sees little chance…
A joy to sail. Bantry Boats revelling in open sea conditions off the Morbihan in France during 2014’s Atlantic Challenge
Most sailing folk in Ireland will have some level of awareness of the Bantry Boat. Even those who live most determinedly in the present, and look unswervingly to the future, will be vaguely aware that thanks to some fortuitous turns…
The Cork Cups and guests at the Leander dinner.
#Rowing: The Leander Galleon, the trophy presented at Cork regatta each year, was on show with two other cups which have been on display in the Leander dining room at a special occasion at Trinity College. The three ‘Cork Cups’…

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