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UCD's Senior Eight Celebrate winning at the Irish Championships in 2019
The Rowing Ireland working group on Covid-19 has set September 12th and 13th as the dates for the Irish Rowing Championships. More regattas might slot into the programme before the rescheduled event, which must be given the greenlight by the…
Loughs Agency Advises Against Angling In Its Waters Under Covid-19 Restrictions
Loughs Agency chief executive Sharon McMahon has contacted anglers, angling clubs, fisheries and angling governing bodies to update them on the impact of Covid-19. The letter urges the angling community to follow the guidance provided and to keep up to date…
Rowing Olympian & World Champion to Give Free Live Rowing Training Session
St. Michael’s Rowing Club, Dún Laoghaire are organising a free live training session for anyone who has access to a rowing machine. The session is provided by Niall O’Toole, rowing Olympian and World Champion. The session will be streamed live…
Stormont Minister Closes Northern Ireland’s Angling Waters In Efforts To Control Covid-19
All DAERA angling waters in Northern Ireland have been closed with immediate effect in efforts to control the spread of Covid-19, as the Newry Times reports. The confirmation comes from Edwin Poots, Stormont’s Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs,…
NUIG/Castleconnell celebrate winning the women's senior eight at the 2019 Irish Championships
The Irish rowing season has been suspended, but a contingency plan is being prepared for an Irish Championships in September. The Championship Committee is studying possible dates.  The Rowing Ireland working group on Covid-19 considered the issues. It will convene…
Ronald Walker
The death of Ronald Walker is a shock to the rowing community in Ireland. The 57-year-old, who was a Fisa and Rowing Ireland umpire, was killed in a cycling accident.  He rowed at Coleraine Academical Institution and went on to…
Loughs Agency Updates On Operations Due To Covid-19
Following the UK Government’s advice in relation to Covid-19, the Loughs Agency has put in place a number of measures to maximise capacity to continue to deliver business and statutory services to the public. The public are still encouraged to…
Liam Jegou
Liam Jegou, who will represent Ireland at the Olympics in canoeing, said the decision to postpone the Olympic Games was the right one and the focus should be on those who are fighting to keep people safe. “We need to…
The National Rowing Centre
The National Rowing Centre closed down this morning. The facility had been hosting the international team, with clubs not permitted to use it recently because of the Covid-19 virus. "Our High-Performance Athletes were previously training in isolation in the National…
Stephane Griesbach of Gannet Fishmongers
A major west coast retail fish supplier has pledged to sell only Irish-caught fish and shellfish during the current Covid-19 restrictions to support the Irish inshore fleet. Parisian-born Stefan Griesbach of Gannet Fishmongers in Galway says that he is “out…
Minister & Fish Industry Organisations Condemn Protests Over French & Spanish Landings in South-West, Amid Concerns about Lack of Communication
Seven Irish fishing organisations have condemned what they described as “blockades” in two south-west harbours, and said that such protests were “alarmist” and “unnecessary” writes Lorna Siggins  The seven groups, including the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, the Irish Fish Producer’s Organisation, and Irish…
Waiting for rowers to appear
Irish rowing clubs have been asked to close down completely. The Rowing Ireland working group on Covid-19 took into account government guidelines and requested this in the interests of club members.  The working group will also consider the implications of…
Commercial compete at Henley
The Covid-19 virus has forced the cancellation of Henley Royal Regatta. The rowing event, which runs to the first Sunday of July each year, has had a strong Irish interest over the years.  A statement on the Henley Royal Regatta…
New Plans: Paul and Gary O'Donovan with Sanita Puspure
The Irish rowing team is preparing to adapt to entirely new circumstances as the International Olympic Committee announced that the Olympic Games would be postponed. One of the top Irish coaches said it was the right decision, given the circumstances.…
EU Increases Aid Rules to Respond to Dramatic Slump in Seafood Sector Due to Covid-19
The European Commission says it is revising EU state aid rules to provide temporary relief for fishing fleets and fish farmers who have been hard hit by the economic consequences of Covid-19 writes Lorna Siggins A “dramatic downturn” in the demand…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
Marine Minister Michael Creed spoke with representatives of the fishing sector yesterday (Friday 20 March) to discuss next steps amid the challenged of the Covid-19 outbreak. As reported on Afloat.ie by Lorna Siggins yesterday, fears have been growing that Ireland’s…

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