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Ireland’s men’s quad crew with their silver medals in Belgrade earlier today
Ireland’s men’s quad crew took silver at the 2020 European Rowing Junior Championships in Belgrade this weekend. Andrew Sheehan, Adam Murphy, Tom Kelly and Brian Colsh finished second in their A Final before claiming silver medals in their final this…
This is the second time that the Portmagee Rowing Club has been awarded the honour of hosting the National Championships
The Irish Offshore Rowing Championships take place in the village of Portmagee on the weekend of the 26th/27th of September. This is the second time that the Portmagee Rowing Club has been awarded the honour of hosting the National Championships.…
Bray Rowing Club says goodbye to its founding member Noel Walsh
Bray Rowing Club said goodbye to its founding member and legend Mr Noel Walsh yesterday (Tuesday, September 16) writes club member Mick O'Toole Noel, we thank you for your years of commitment and selfless dedication to Bray Rowing Club. A…
Lia Ditton celebrates finishing her epic 86-day row from San Francisco to Hawaii
After three months alone and unassisted at sea, Lia Ditton has set a new women’s world record for rowing solo from San Francisco to Hawaii. The 40-year-old Briton made landfall at 06.10 am 12th September, reaching Waikiki Yacht Club on…
'Don't Rock The Boat' Sets Sail from Bangor Harbour
Twelve celebrities are taking part in the challenge of a lifetime, to row the entire length of Britain, in a brand new, epic adventure series called 'Don't Rock The Boat'. The 5 x 60-minute series will see 12 famous faces…
A new coastal rowing challenge aims to raise funds for a new safety boat
An inaugural coastal rowing event on August 22nd between Bray Rowing Club and Greystones Rowing Club will feature a traditional skiff rowing challenge along the coastline of Bray and Greystones in County Wicklow. Spectator viewing will be possible all along…
The GB Rowing Challenge team
An unusual visitor to Glenarm Marina in County Antrim recently was the rowing boat of the GB Row Challenge. After what must have been an uncomfortable time lying in the open in Glenarm Harbour in a north-westerly, the GB Row…
St. Michael's coastal rowers are back on the water at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
With the clinking of oars and the rhythmic movement of the traditional skiff gliding through the water – St Michael’s Rowing Club of Dún Laoghaire are now back out on the water enjoying their first row of the season on…
Ocean to City Coastal Rowing Race – Virtual Challenge Results Are In!
With 22km winds howling around Cork Harbour last Saturday morning, the Ocean to City team should have been in a frenzy reorganising the race routes, but instead, they were online in the middle of launching their Ocean to City Virtual…
Kayaker Jim Kennedy
Afloat's Lorna Siggins will interview kayaker Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking as  part of an online celebration of Cork Harbour starting tomorrow. Although the physical Cork Harbour Festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, organisers Meitheal Mara are featuring an…
Coastal Rower Jane O'Connor back on the water at Portmagee Coastal Rowing Club
Portmagee Rowing Club was one of the first coastal rowing clubs in Ireland back on the water on Monday morning. The restrictions were lifted to allow single sculling to begin while using set precautions and observing distancing. Portmagee owns a…
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…
The revival of an old sport has been a phenomenal success with community boats built
County Down has become an important centre for coastal rowing with clubs dotted around Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula. This is very much a community-based activity with skiffs active at Strangford, Portaferry, Portavogie, Donaghadee, Dundrum, Killyleagh, Sketrick, Strangford, and…
Winners of the Urban Neighbourhoods / Villages with a population of 1000 - 2000 Ringsend (St Patricks Rowing), Dublin with Cathoirleach of Kilkenny County Council Cllr Peter Cleere; Tom Dowling, Chairperson, Pride of Place; Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman Co-operation Ireland and George Jones, Chairman, IPB Insurance pictured at the IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-op
St. Patrick’s Rowing Club Ringsend has received a national IPB Pride of Place award for their commitment to the community. The 17th Annual All-Ireland Pride of Place Gala Awards Ceremony was held in the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny last Saturday…
Sionna Healy (right) in action at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Hong Kong. Scroll down for highlights video
The World Coastal Rowing Championships were a big success. The Hong Kong sights provided a spectacular backdrop for a huge event. Ireland sent a big team, with multiple A Finalists, five in the solo women’s class: our top two, Sionna…
St. Michael's Rowing Club Compete for the First Time at World Coastal Rowing Championships
Two rowers from the St. Michael’s Rowing Club Dún Laoghaire, Colm Crily and Martin Dowd, qualified for and participated in the World Coastal Rowing Championships, which took place from the 1st to the 4th of November in Hong Kong. This…

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