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Carrick on Shannon on Head Day
Muckross Head of the River, set for Saturday, has cancelled but rowing people will be glad to hear that the big Head of the Shannon event in Carrick-on-Shannon is set to go ahead.  The organising committee of Muckross Head said…
Five of the UCD 1969 Eights Champions of Ireland: Paul McElwee, Niall Sheehy, Rodney Mearns, John Riney and Frank Durkin.
The UCD Boat Club Annual Dinner was a celebratory end to an outstanding year for the rowing club. The victory of the men’s senior eight at the Irish Championships was marked with a special presentation - the club had also…
Peadar Casey
Peadar Casey, who has died aged 86, was involved with rowing virtually all his adult life, often in very senior roles. He also played a big part in Olympic sport in Ireland. He was a member of the Garda Síochána…
Andy Harrington, stroke of the Shandon eight
Shandon's senior men's eight were the fastest rowing crew at the Skibbereen Head of the River at the Marina in Cork on Saturday. They covered the course in nine minutes 4.97 seconds.   Andrew Sheehan of Lee, a junior 18…
Dublin Head of the River Cancelled
Dublin's Head of the River has been cancelled. The organisers of the rowing event, set for Saturday, November 16th, felt the conditions on the course, especially at the weir, were not safe due to the heavy rainfall recently.
Action from the All-In-A-Row charity event
Niall O’Toole, the first Ireland world champion in Olympic-class rowing who now runs indoor rowing courses, remembers fondly how he was invited to race in a boat class that goes back over a century. Cracking the Code of East Coast…
Tom Kelly
#Rowing: Enniskillen, Kenmare and the host club all had notable results at the giant Castleconnell Head of the River today. Enniskillen’s girls’ eights were fastest at junior 18, junior 16 and junior 15 level – and their junior 18 women’s…
Blessington Lakes
#Rowing: The Neptune Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd, at Blessington Lakes, has been cancelled. The entry was low and the organisers decided not to go ahead. The Castleconnell Head, set for next Saturday, Ocober 2nd, has…
The Irish Masters Eight in Boston
#Rowing: Jack Dorney (18) finished third in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston today. The Shandon man, defending his title in the men’s youth singles, was beaten by the winner, Nicholas Aronow, and second-placed Isaiah Harrison.  In the…
Ronan Byrne after winning his European Under-23 gold
#Rowing: Ireland figure strongly in the finalists for the World Rowing Awards 2019. World champions Sanita Puspure, in the single sculls, and the lightweight double of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy are finalists for women’s and men’s crews of the…
Hugh Sutton
#Rowing: Hugh Sutton of UCC Rowing Club was the overall winner of the 48th Cork Sculling Ladder time trial, which was run on calm water and on an outgoing tide at the Marina on the River Lee on Sunday. Sutton…
Niall Beggan
#Rowing: Niall Beggan of Commercial won the time trial for the Dublin Sculling Ladder at Islandbridge today. His time of six minutes 53.87 seconds was over two seconds clear of his Commercial clubman, Mikey Campion, who was second. Beggan had…
Niall O'Toole
#Rowing: Ireland will send a big team to the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Hong Kong early next month (November 1st to 3rd). Coastal Rowing is growing and may become part of the Olympic programme.  Niall O’Toole (49) was Ireland’s…
Rower ‘Shaken’ After Rescue From Strong Shannon Currents At Killaloe Bridge
BreakingNews.ie reports that a charity rower was left “shaken” after he was rescued from strong currents in the River Shannon at the Killaloe bridge. Killaloe Coast Guard Unit were tasked at 2.40pm yesterday (Wednesday 25 September) to the scene where…
Denis Crowley lines up for a World Masters medal.
#Rowing: Irish crews added four more wins to their haul over the weekend at the World Masters Regatta at Lake Velence in Hungary. The wins came on Saturday. Denis Crowley featured in a composite eight, which beat strong British opposition,…
The Ireland D Coxed Four which won today
#Rowing: Denis Crowley of Commercial brought his tally of wins to a remarkable six after three days at the World Masters Regatta in Budapest. In just one day, the 57-year-old won in the coxless four and twice in the single…

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