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The hard decision has been made to withdraw rower Sanita Puspure from the B Final of the Women’s Single, set to occur tomorrow due to her being unwell. Speaking this evening, Puspure said: “Over the past few days, I have…
Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan celebrate after winning gold.
Cork pair Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy have won a historic Olympic gold rowing medal for Ireland in Tokyo. The Irish favourites dominated their closest German challengers, and the rest of the lightweight men's double sculls field, to win in…
Fintan McCarthy, left, and Paul O'Donovan of Ireland in action during the  Lightweight Men's Double Sculls at the Sea Forest Waterway during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Fintan and Paul finished with a World’s Best time of 06:05.33 and will now race in the A Final tomorrow morning.
Irish rowers Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan finished first in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls A/B Semi-Final. Fintan and Paul raced against, Caetano Horta Pombo & Manel Balastegui (Spain), Niels Van Zandweghe & Tim Brys (Belgium), Stefano Oppo & Pietro…
Ronan Byrne, left, and Philip Doyle of Ireland cross the finish line during the Men's Double Sculls at the Sea Forest Waterway during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Rowers Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle competed in the Men’s Double Sculls B Final this morning. The Irish Men’s Double finished fourth after a photo finish with the Romania Double. Ronan and Phil competed against, Jack Lopas & Christopher Harris…
The Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won Bronze in the Women’s Four A Final
Rowing was the first sport to win a medal for Ireland at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won Bronze in the Women’s Four A Final in the early…
Sanita Puspure won her quarter-final in impressive style and competes in the semi-final A/B next Tuesday
In her third Olympic Games, the current World Rowing Champion in the Women’s Singles Sanita Puspure won her quarter-final in impressive style in today’s race in Tokyo, and will now compete in the semi-final A/B next Tuesday. The Women’s Pair…
Ireland's Fintan McCarthy & Paul O’Donovan won the lightweight Men’s double sculls heat
Five Irish crews were competing on the second day of rowing at the Olympics. One A Final, two A/B Semi-Finals, one Quarter-Final and two Repechages are confirmed after the racing this morning. Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle competed in the…
Sanita Pušpure finished first in the Women’s Single Sculls Heat
Rowing kicked off the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this morning. Two Irish crews competed in their heats at the Sea Forest Waterway. Sanita Pušpure raced in the Women’s Single Sculls and Ronan Byrne and Phil Doyle raced in the Men’s Double…
Six Irish boats competed in the World Rowing Under 23 Championships today, in Racice, Czech Republic
Five Irish boats competed on the final day of the World Rowing Under 23 Championships. Two Irish crews took home a Silver Medal, and out of six competing crews, four reached A Finals, and two reached B Finals. The Coxed…
From left: Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty
Team Ireland has officially selected 13 rowers to compete across six boats at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The Olympic rowing regatta takes place in the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo Bay between 23 and 30 July. Among…
In a new statement, Rowing Ireland has backed down from their claim that the Afloat piece on a media ban on athletes was wrong. Today's statement, on their site, says: "Rowing Ireland wishes to clarify the situation regarding media coverage.…
Gold Standard: Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan will be seeking top spot again in Tokyo
Rowing Ireland has imposed a ban on media interviews with the international team until after the Olympic Games. After negotiations this week, the ban will be lifted for one Zoom open day for the media under the auspices of the Olympic…
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won Gold in the Lightweight Men’s Sculls
Five Medals were won by Irish Crews at the World Rowing Cup II this weekend. Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won Gold in the Lightweight Men’s Sculls. Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle won Silver in the Men’s Double, Monika Dukarska…
World Cup Silver Medal winner - Lydia Heaphy
Irish rower Lydia Heaphy won the Silver Medal in the Lightweight Women’s Single on Day Two of the World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne.  Gary O’Donovan finished fourth in the Lightweight Men’s Single Final. The remaining seven crews will be racing…
The Men’s Double of Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle finished first in their Heat in Lucerne
Rowing Ireland had nine crews competing at the World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne today. Six of the crews qualified directly to the A/B Semi-Final and three will compete in the Repechage on Saturday morning. Crowley & Dukarska Second in Women’s…
Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska will be competing in the Women’s Pair in Lucerne
The Rowing Ireland team for the World Rowing Cup II has been confirmed by Rowing Ireland’s High-Performance Director, Antonio Maurogiovanni. Eight Senior Irish crews will be looking to continue the success of the European Rowing Championships and the Final Olympic…

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