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David McGowan - Resignation with immediate effect
Rowing Ireland has issued a statement confirming that David McGowan has resigned from his position as High-Performance Coach effective immediately, due to personal reasons. David took up the position in 2018. Speaking of his departure, David Mc Gowan said “I…
 The successful candidate will compete alongside High-Performance athlete, Katie O’Brien
Rowing Ireland has an opportunity for a male athlete attempt to qualify a boat for Tokyo 2021 and to begin the preparation for The Paris 2024 qualification cycle. Rowing Ireland is currently looking for a male in the PR2 classification…
Ireland has won 5 medals - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze in Duisburg
Ireland sent eight crews to compete in the 2020 European Rowing U23 Championships in Duisburg over the weekend. We are delighted to say that Ireland is coming back with 5 medals - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze. Medal…
Ireland's U23 Rowing Team for Duisburg, Germany this weekend
The European Rowing U23 Championships takes place in Duisburg, Germany on the 5th and 6th of September. A record number of 650 competitors have been entered from 32 nations with Ireland sending 20 athletes. Last year, there was a lot…
Rowing Ireland Cancels Championships
The Rowing Ireland COVID-19 Working Group met today and assessed guidelines issued by the Irish Government yesterday evening, 4th August 2020. The Working Group worked tirelessly to create contingency options for our members since the outbreak of this devastating pandemic.…
Rowing teams have been announced for German and Polish events this autumn
Following the recent selection trials at the National Rowing Centre, Rowing Ireland has announced the following selections for the Junior, U23 and Senior 2020 European Championship events to be held this autumn. The selections were made by Ireland's High-Performance Director…
The fastest sculler, Andrew Sheehan, from the Shanty Sprints at the weekend
As part of the COVID-19 Back to Rowing protocol, the Cork rowing clubs, Shandon Boat Club, Lee Rowing Club and Cork Boat Club, have organised the Shanty Sprints, a series of events for single scullers. The initial race is a…
Rowing Ireland Statement – OFI Call for Targeted Approach for Athletes
Rowing Ireland has released a statement supporting the Olympic Federation of Ireland’s appeal on elite Athletes return to training. As Afloat reported earlier, the OFI is using the example of how its Olympic Rowing team is denied access to the water due…
The Olympic Federation of Ireland is using the example of how its Olympic Rowing team is denied access to the water due to COVID-19 travel restrictions as part of a plea for a number of 'straightforward measures' to be put in…
Nathan O’Reilly of London Rowing Club
Dublin oarsman Nathan O’Reilly of London Rowing Club has broken 7 Irish 30-39 LM Indoor Rowing Records in 7 Days and raised £4,350 for UK and Irish Health charities. The attempts were broadcast live on Youtube to 3,000 viewers through…
Sanita has now set the new world record at 01:18:13.6.
Two Irish High-Performance rowers, Sanita Puspure and Aifric Keogh broke the half marathon world records in their categories in today's Virtual Regatta run by Rowing Ireland. Sanita has broken the world record previously held by Lauren Schmetterling (USA) who set the…
Rowing Ireland Launches First Virtual Regatta
Rowing Ireland has launched a Virtual Regatta. The regatta will run over lockdown bank holiday weekend from 9 am on Saturday the 2nd of May and finish at 5 pm Monday the 4th of May. This will be an opportunity…
 FBD brand ambassadors and Olympic medal-winning rowers Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan
Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan, Ireland’s silver medallists from the Rio Olympic Games are taking their enforced break from competition in their stride. In an extensive interview, facilitated by Team Ireland sponsors FBD, Paul talks about finding time again for…
Gold medallist Ronan Byrne at European Under-23 Championships in 2019
A new date in October has been chosen by Fisa for the European Rowing Championships. The event, which was originally set for June 5th to 7th, has now been moved to October 9th to 11th, at the original venue of…
Important Words: coach Dominic Casey with Denise Walsh
Rowers and coaches who need something to work on in their enforced spare time will be given plenty to think about, thanks to Fisa, the world governing body. Some of the best videos for coaches to watch will go up…
World Champions Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan in Linz in 2019.
The World Rowing Championships, set for August in Slovenia, have been cancelled. Fisa, the world governing body, stated that the decision was made “based on the current advice from the World Health Organisation and taking into account the responsibility of…

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