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Lightweights Top Rankings at Rowing Assessment
#ROWING–Claire Lambe topped the rankings at the second on-the-water session at the National Rowing Assessment in Newry today. The UCD woman’s time of 22 minutes 29.8 seconds for the 5,000 metres ranked her at 83.5 per cent of projected gold…
Big Margin for O'Donovan in Newry Rowing Assessment
#ROWING–Paul O’Donovan was by far the fastest junior man of 65 in the first on-the-water session today at the National Assessments in Newry. In cold, sometimes choppy conditions on Newry canal, he fashioned a big lead over Henry Millar, who…
O'Donovan Leads the Way in Newry Rowing Assessment
#ROWING–An impressive 65 junior oarsmen qualified for the on-the-water session at the National Rowing Assessment in Newry. Paul O’Donovan of Skibbereen led the way in the ergometer test, with a remarkable time of 6:19.8, and also led on the water…
Puspure and O'Brien Shine at National Rowing Assessment
#ROWING–Sanita Puspure and Kate O’Brien posted outstanding times in the ergometer test at the National Assessment in Newry. Puspure’s mark of six minutes 37.2 seconds was 22.5 seconds inside the cut-off mark for senior women set by the High Performance…
 Impressive Entry for National Rowing Test in Newry
The National Assessment event at Newry this weekend has drawn a big entry of Irish rowers. The ergometer test which forms the first part of the test takes place on Saturday and will determine who progresses to the time trial…
Hosts Excel at Skibbereen Head of the River
Skibbereen's own men's senior eight were the fastest crew at the Skibbereen Head of the River, which was run in good weather conditions at the National Rowing Centre. Skibbereen Head of the River, National Rowing Centre, Cork (Selected Results) HEAD…
Neale and O'Keeffe Fastest at Irish Indoor Championships
Dave Neale won the men’s open category at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships. The UCD man’s time of six minutes 1.5 seconds was over 11 seconds faster than second-placed Eamonn Joyce of Cork Boat Club at the event in Trinity…
Hosts' Four Fastest at Bann Head of the River
The host club's men's four, competing in the second head on the day, was the fastest crew at Bann Head of the River on Saturday. Queen's University's  men's senior quadruple was the fastest crew at the first head on the…
Leander Lead Way in London Fours Head
Leander’s elite quadruple scull were the fastest crew at the Fours Head of the River in London. The elite quadruple from Queen’s University started 22nd and finished 27th, while the men’s elite coxed four finished 147th and the women’s  elite…
Nixon Leaves Junior Rowing Ranks With a Win
A composite senior eight of University of Limerick, Catleconnell and Garda were the fastest crew at the Neptune Head of the River, held in splendid conditions at Blessington Lakes. UCD’s senior eight, who were missing some of their Championship-winning crew,…
Neptune Rower Aodhan Kelly Hopes to Rule The  Atlantic
#ROWING – Irishmen have played a big part in the revival of Atlantic rowing in recent years, and Dubliner Aodhan Kelly will step up the mark in January. The 26-year-old is part of a six-man team which hopes to break…
Dowling Brings Sculling Crown Back to Dublin
Colm Dowling, representing the Dublin Sculling Ladder, won the 13th Annual Sculling Challenge Race at the Marina in Cork on Saturday. The Commercial man passed Cork representative John Griffin and won by three lengths. Gordon Reid of the Belfast Sculling…
Castleconnell Head of the River Casts Net Wide
Two foreign oarsmen who are studying at the University of Limerick, Rob Weitemeyer from Canada (a double World Championship medallist) and Christian Vennemann from Germany, teamed up with rowers from University of Limerick, Athlone and Neptune to win the Bulls and…
Dukarska Fourth at World Coastal Rowing Championships
Monika Dukarska finished fourth at the Fisa World Coastal Rowing Championships in Bari in Italy today. The Killorglin oarswoman pushed hard for a medal position in the closing stages but could not close the narrow gap on Diane Delalleau of…
Keohane, Dukarska and Clavin in A Finals of World Coastal Rowing Championships
Irish crews had a good first day at the Fisa World Coastal Rowing Championships in Bari in Italy. John Keohane, who is defending his crown in the men’s single, qualified through the heats for tomorrow’s A Final, as did Monika…
Irish Aquatic Sports Off Target for Olympic Spots
Ireland's aquatic sports are way off target for qualification for next summer's Olympic Games, according to performance heads. “The reality is we’re no better than a 50-50 chance of qualifying a crew," said Rowing Ireland performance director Martin McElroy, who…

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