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Irish Coastal Rowing News. Training and Preparation for Events
St Michael's victorious In Wales (left to right, front row) Simone Sav, Rebecca Kane, Sarah Lovejoy, Siobhan Hopkins, Catriona Gallagher, Amy Smith, Liz O’Toole, Nicola Fitzgerald, Cathy Brooks (left to right middle row) Michael Nolan, Eamon McKay, Brina Archer, Mark Crockford, Samantha Nagle, Aoife Byrne, Martina Doyle, Elizabeth Doyle, Stephen Ring (left to right back row) Kevin O’Farrell, Eoin Clarke, Jake Byrne, Sonja Storm, Mark Donnelly, Hillary Lovejoy, Kirstan O’Toole, Jack O’Farrell O’Toole, Isaac Matthews, Paul Morton, Brendan McLaughlin
As Afloat previously reported here, on the May bank holiday weekend (3rd to 6th of May), St. Michael’s Rowing Club Dún Laoghaire participated in the world’s longest true coastal rowing race, the Celtic Challenge, making their way from Arklow to…
St. Michael’s Rowing Club ladies crew will defend their 2017 title in the world’s longest 'true' rowing race
This May bank holiday weekend (3rd to 6th of May), St. Michael’s Rowing Club Dún Laoghaire will participate in the world’s longest true rowing race, the Celtic Challenge, making their way from Arklow to Aberystwyth on the Welsh coast, weather…
Passage West rowing in Cork Harbour
Over the years, rowing has had its highs and lows in Cork Harbour, where the history of the sport on Leeside as the River Lee wends its way from the city towards the harbour mouth, can be traced to the…
Whitegate Celebrate Being Chosen as Hosts for Irish Coastal Rowing Championships
#Rowing: Whitegate Rowing Club are delighted to have been selected to host the 2019 Irish Coastal Rowing Championships.  This event is one of the largest rowing regattas in Ireland and it is an honour for the club to have been…
Dun Laoghaire's St Michael's Rowing Club in Shout Out for RIB Support for Celtic Challenge Race
This May Bank holiday weekend (May 3rd - 6th), St Michael’s Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire will take part in the ‘Celtic Challenge’ coastal rowing race from Arklow to Aberystwyth in Wales. At a distance of 150km, this relay race is…
Dalkey Rowing Club 'Blessing' of New East Coast Skiff “Deilginis” Takes Place in April
The blessing of Dalkey Rowing Club's new East Coast Rowing Skiff “Deilginis”, hand built by local Terence Keogh takes place on Saturday, 6th April.  Funding from the 2017 Sports Capital Programme (provided by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport)…
St. Michael’s Rowing Club's new skiff the Gráinne Mhaol being released from the workshop in Cornwall
St. Michael’s Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire are hosting the official launching and blessing of their new east coast rowing skiff on Saturday, the 2nd of February 2019. The event will take place at 11 am in Coal Harbour, Dun Laoghaire…
The Myross Coastal Coxed Quad competing at the World Championships
#Rowing: Ireland crews reached multiple A Finals and had two fifth-place finishes at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Sidney, Victoria in Canada.  The Myross men’s coxed quadruple of Kenny McCarthy, Vincent Browne, Andy O’Sullivan and James Lupton, with cox…
Action form the Offshore Championships
#Rowing: Patrick Boomer won the single sculls at the Irish Offshore Championships at O’Carroll’s Cove near Caherdaniel in Kerry. Boomer represented Loughros Point in Donegal and hopes to go on to row for them at the World Coastal Rowing Championships…
 St. Michael's Mens 1 crew pictured with their trophy in Dun Laoghaire. Six crews from four east coast rowing clubs competed in this year’s race
The Hobblers Challenge Trophy went to St. Michael’s Men and the brand new Hobblers Challenge Ladies Trophy goes to St. Michael’s Ladies 1. The race commenced at 10:20 on 1 September 2018. St. Michael’s Men completed the race in 2…
Irish Offshore Rowing Championships Set for Kerry
#Rowing: Portmagee Rowing club will host the Irish Offshore Rowing Championships on Saturday, September 8th. The event will be run by Rowing Ireland and the venue is O’Carroll’s Cove beach bar near Caherdaniel in County Kerry. This will be the…
Kilmacsimon celebrate at the National Rowing Centre
#CoastalRowing: Kilmacsimon emerged with an outstanding seven wins at the inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre. Cork clubs were dominant at the event. Ring, with three wins, were the closest challengers to Kilmacsimon, which became the…
Competitors and spectators in Wexford
#CoastalRowing: The good results kept coming for Kerry clubs on the second day of the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Wexford. Flesk Valley won the senior men’s championship, while Workmen’s took the senior women’s crown. A Donegal club did…
The National Rowing Centre
#CoastalRowing: Castletownbere and Myross both won on the double at the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. There was a big entry, especially at underage level, and  multiple heats. There is an extensive set…
The finish of the Heritage Under-18 Boys Race at Wexford
#CoastalRowing: Crews overcame sometimes difficult, windy, conditions at the big ICRF All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships at Ferrybank in Wexford today. Kerry clubs did particularly well, with Flesk Valley, Cromane, Fossa, Workmen’s and Commercial all taking gold medals. The organisers…
“The fast black boat”. Northern Ireland’s 38ft gig is the 2018 Atlantic Challenge Champion
When you’ve classic 38ft ten-oared rowing-and-sailing gigs of impeccable 1790 design origins, you would think an exceptional coach would be needed to bring the crew to a peak of performance in order to win a major international challenge which has…

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