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Ronan Byrne with Alexander Vyazovkin (silver) and Stefanos Ntouskos (bronze)
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Month for September is Ronan Byrne. On Sunday, September 1st, the 21-year-old Corkman partnered Philip Doyle to silver in the double sculls at the senior World Championships in Linz-Ottensheim in Austria. He then set…
Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan after their World Championship win.
#Rowing: The two crews which won gold for Ireland at the World Championships, the lightweight men’s double of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy and single sculler Sanita Puspure, are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for August.  The month was…
Emily Hegarty, Tara Hanlon, Eimear Lambe, Claire Feerick
#Rowing: The Ireland women’s four which took silver at the World Under-23 Championships in Florida are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for July.  It was a month of outstanding achievements for Ireland rowers. The men’s double of Philip Doyle…
Jeannine Gmelin, Sanita Puspure and Mirka Topinkova Knapkova
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Month for June is Sanita Puspure. The world champion in the single sculls became the European champion with a gutsy performance in the final at Lucerne.  Puspure pushed into the lead after just 500…
John Kearney, Jack Dorney, Leah O'Regan, James O'Donovan, Matt Gallagher
#Rowing: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for May are the Ireland men’s junior coxed four which took silver at the European Junior Regatta in Essen, Germany. The crew of Matthew Gallagher (St Joseph’s), James O’Donovan (Castleconnell), Jack Dorney (Shandon),…
Enniskillen's junior women's eight hold off Commercial at Commercial Regatta
#Rowing: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for April are the Enniskillen girls’ and boys’ junior 18 eights which won at Commercial and Neptune regattas, respectively. The young women won the final race at  Commercial, beating the hosts in a…
(Top) Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne and (above) Monika Dukarska and Aifric Keogh
The award for the Afloat Rowers of the Month for March is shared between the women’s pair of Aifric Keogh and Monika Dukarska and the men’s double of Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne. Both crews excelled at the Ireland Trial…
Molly Curry
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Month for February is Molly Curry. In a set of weeks in which action on the water was severely limited because of windy weather, the Ireland trials at the National Rowing Centre were welcome…
Sanita Puspure with her new Indoor record.
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure and Paul O’Donovan are the Rowers of the Month for January 2019.  The two world champions turned up for action at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at the University of Limerick – and both set new records…
Home are the heroes - Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure, Ireland’s gold medallists
#Rowing: Ireland’s gold medallists at the World Championships, Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure, are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for September.  The whole Ireland team performed with merit at the regatta in Plovdiv in Bulgaria and there…
Sam McKeown wins in Shanghai
#Rowing: The Rower of the Month for August is Sam McKeown. The Queen’s University, Belfast, student won gold in the single sculls final at the World University Rowing Championships in Shanghai. The Portadown man, representing Britain, came in ahead of…
Star Supporters: Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan with Sheila Clavin, who represented Ireland at the Home International.
#Rowers of the Month: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for July. This may have been the busiest month ever for Irish rowing. There were a string of outstanding performances during a frenetic month…
Gary and Paul O'Donovan
#Rowers of the Month: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan are the Afloat rowers of the month for June. Both brothers showed outstanding form at Cork Regatta. Paul O’Donovan won the single sculls. In the heats, Gary had not been the…
Sanita Puspure (silver) on the podium in Belgrade with Jeannine Gmelin (gold) and Magdalena Lobnig (bronze).
#Rower of the Month: Sanita Puspure is the Afloat Rower of the Month for May. The Old Collegians sculler had struggled with injury early in the year, but come the Ireland trial at the National Rowing Centre, she was one…
Paul O'Donovan in New Zealand
#Rower of the Month: The Afloat Rower of the Month for February is Paul O’Donovan. The Skibbereen quartet of Mark O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll, Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan warmed slowly to their task in competing in the New Zealand Rowing…
Aileen Crowley, Sanita Puspure, Fiona Murtagh and Aifric Keogh, medal winners at the Indoor Championships.
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Month for January is Sanita Puspure. The Old Collegians competitor produced a creditable time of six minutes 39.8 seconds for 2,000 metres at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships. Sam McKeown beat his own time…

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