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Inland Fisheries Ireland Secured Prosecution Of Landowner Who Removed Gravel From Munster Blackwater
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) secured a conviction against Mr Bryan O’Neill, a riparian landowner on the Munster Blackwater, for removing spawning gravel during last summer’s drought. On Tuesday 16 July, Judge John King convicted Mr O’Neill at a special sitting…
Noel Hendrick
#Canoeing: Noel Hendrick put in a solid performance in the men’s K1 semi-final at the canoe slalom World Under-23 Championships in Krakow, Poland, this morning. He had no touches, but his time of 91.46 seconds left him outside the top…
Participants in the Frances Thornton Memorial swim in 2016
Close to 130 hardy souls will take to the waters of Galway Bay tomorrow (Saturday 20 July) for the 14th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the early sell-out event is one of Ireland’s…
Liam Jegou
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Liam Jegou took bronze at the canoe slalom World Championships in Krakow, Poland.  Liam Jegou looked well on course in the final of the C1 – only to touch gate 14. This pushed him out of gold medal…
Liam Jegou
#Canoeing: Liam Jegou eased into the final of the men’s C1 at the canoe slalom World Championships this morning. The Ireland paddler delivered a fault-free semi-final in 93.79 seconds to place fourth of the 10 finalists.   Canoe Slalom Under-23…
Liam Jegou
#Canoeing: Ireland will have three paddlers in the semi-finals of under-23 events at the canoe slalom World Under-23 and Junior Championships at Krakow in Poland. Liam Jegou finished 10th on his first run in the C1, though he made a…
Open water sea swimmer Brian Coll at the start of last year's Galway Bay swim
As open water sea swimmers prepare for a Galway Bay crossing this weekend, Irish Water has said there is “no proven link” between a recent serious pollution incident in the city and the quality of bathing water off Galway’s beaches…
Champions Chosen: the NUIG/Castleconnell eight have six rowers in the Ireland Homes team
#Rowing: Ireland will be represented by a team from 25 clubs at the Home International Regatta on Saturday, July 27th, at Strathclyde Park in Glasgow. The junior women’s team includes Holly Davis (14), the new junior single sculls champion of…
The UCD senior men's eight celebreate after their win
#Rowing: UCD won only their second senior men's eights Championship of Ireland since 1973 at the National Rowing Centre today. They last won in 2011. They had a clearwater lead by half way and never let it go. The senior…
St Michael's edge out NUIG
#Rowing: Cork clubs had a set of good results in the first session of Sunday finals at the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre. Cork Boat Club's junior women's pair started the ball rolling, while Skibbereen then took…
Paul O'Donovan flips the stroke coach back in the boat
#Rowing: Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy took a second silver medal for Ireland after an extraordinary final of the lightweight double sculls at the World Cup in Rotterdam today. Ireland took over the lead early and led all the way…
Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle
#Rowing: Ireland took a silver medal at the World Cup Regatta in Rotterdam. The double of Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle mastered tough conditions well. They moved steadily up on early leaders Switzerland and Germany, and passed the Germans. They…
Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley
#Rowing: Ireland's Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska took sixth in the A Final of the women's pairs at the World Cup Regatta in Rotterdam. Ireland featured well in the early stages, but Australia and New Zealand moved away. They would…
NUIG's winning pair Sadhbh O'Connor and Fiona Murtagh embrace at the line
#Rowing: Seven different clubs won in the second session of finals on the second day of the Irish Championships. The races were run in hot sunshine. Two women's finals senior finals were won in emphatic fashion. Georgia O'Brien of Kenmare…
Gary O'Donovan Takes Bronze at World Cup
#Rowing: Ireland's Gary O'Donovan took bronze today in the the lightweight single sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Rotterdam. The elder of the O'Donovan brothers started very well, led to 500 metres and then held a strong place in…
Holly Davis with her coach, Mick O'Callaghan
#Rowing: Holly Davis gave the crowds a sensational result at the Irish Championships. The Lee Valley girl came through a good battle with Eabha Benson of St Michael's, to pull away and win. The remarkable thing is that Davis is…

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