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In response to Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) recommendations, Marine Notice No 42 of 2022 from the Department of Transport draws attention to the safety advice and recommendations in Chapter 8 of the Code of Practice for the Safe Operation…
Fintan McCarthy wins a Silver Medal at World Cup II in Poznan
It has been a hugely successful World Cup II for the Irish rowing crews in Poznan. Out of the eight crews competing, six of them are coming home with medals. Ireland has ranked fourth out of the medal hauls from…
The third heat looked good for Poland until Olympic Champion in the lightweight double, Fintan McCarthy (above) of Ireland shot past Kowalski of Poland. These two boats battled it out at the head of the field to take first and second by a huge margin over the rest of the field
Rowing Ireland had eight crews racing in the heats at World Cup II in Poznan. Five of the crews qualified directly to the A/B Semi-Final, the two PR2 crews go straight to the A finals from their test races and…
The winning crew from St Patrick's celebrate at the Boyne Boat Race
St Patrick’s Rowing Club in Ringsend scored their first win of the 2022 season in the Boyne Boat Race in Drogheda last Sunday (1 May). The top result from one of two crews fielded in the event will set the…
Two of three currachs launched on the Liffey in late April ahead of the 2022 Liffey City Currach Regatta
This year’s Liffey City Currach Regatta takes place this coming Saturday 7 May, with crews assembling at St Patrick’s Rowing Club in Ringsend at 10am for registration before the first race at 11.30am. Racing will continue throughout the afternoon with…
Pictured at NUI Galway Boat Christening Ceremony were (l-r) Fiona Murtagh, 2021 Olympic Bronze Medal Tokyo, President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Marcia O'Donoghue, Cliodhna Nolan, 2020 Gold European Championship, Olive Byrne O'Dea and Ciro Prisco, NUI Galway Rowing Coach
Four new rowing boats have been named in tribute to alumni and current student athletes at NUI Galway. Chris O’Dea and the late Dr Donagh O’Donoghue, both of whom are former rowers with Coláiste Iognáid and NUI Galway Boat Club,…
There was a silver medal for Gary O’Donovan in the Men’s lightweight single
Rowing Ireland’s first outing since the Olympic Games and World Championships last year took place this weekend. The event is held at the Italian national Centre in Piediluco The memorial Paolo d’Aloja International Regatta was established to honour the memory…
Robert Collins (left) and Kevin O’Farrell
Two members of St Michael’s Rowing Club in Dun Laoghaire are preparing to row across the Atlantic for a special cause — and faster than anyone has before. Robert Collins and Kevin O’Farrell are aiming to break the world record…
The 72nd Colours Boat Race will see Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin go head-to-head on the Liffey
The 72nd Colours Boat Rowing Race between Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin will take place on Friday, 18th March for the first time in three years. The colours boat race sees Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin…
Mark Pollock with representatives from Trinity and UCD’s men’s and women’s rowing clubs
It was mixed results for Trinity rowing crews in the coin toss for the annual Colours Boat Races yesterday (Sunday 27 February). Round Ireland sailor and adventurer Mark Pollock was on hand to flip the coin at the steps of…
Last year’s indoor champion Ward Lemmelijn of Belgium came out on top again at the World Rowing Virtual Indoor Championships
Going virtual for the second year, the 2022 World Rowing Indoor Championships saw nearly 800 athletes from 66 countries competing. They qualified from around the globe through either one of 19 sanctioned events or individual qualification. When the pandemic forced…
Rowing Ireland has been awarded €70,079 for urgent repairs to the National Rowing Centre in Cork in the latest Sports Capital and Equipment Programme Regional Capital Allocations. The amateur rowing union was also awarded €140,771 for Olympic equipment and €171,214 for a European fleet…
Rowers taking part in a previous Erne Head of the River in Enniskillen
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners on the Erne System that the Erne Head of the River rowing race will take place in Enniskillen on Saturday 5 March. The event will run from noon to 3pm, with the official race…
Charlotte Harris (left) and Jessica Oliver
An Irish/British duo with no prior rowing experience have set a world record as the fastest women’s pair to row across the Atlantic, according to Row Report. Jessica Oliver — who has Irish connections — and Charlotte Harris set a…
World Rowing Men's Crew of the Year -  Fintan McCarthy (left) and Paul O'Donovan, Men's Lightweight double scull, Ireland. The combination has been on the podium of every international competition in the very competitive lightweight men's double sculls. The Olympic Gold medal came after a tight battle with Germany but won by less than a second for what would be the first-ever gold medal for Ireland in rowing at the Olympics. The duo went unbeaten in 2021 and had previously won gold at the World Championships in 2019.
World Rowing announced that the World men's crew of the year is Ireland's own lightweight double scull of Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy. In a virtual event that celebrated the finest rowers and coaches around the World, the nominations featured…
Rowers taking part in the Head of the Shannon in 2019
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users that the rescheduled Head of the Shannon rowing event will take place on Saturday 19 February. The day’s events will take place at 11am and 2pm downstream of Carrick-on-Shannon bridge…

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