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Coghlan and Ewing Bid to Replace Reid at AGM
Gordon Reid steps aside as Secretary at the agm of Rowing Ireland on Saturday. The delegates will choose between Frank Coghlan of Shandon or Brenda Ewing of Belfast Rowing Club. The agm will be held at Sport HQ in Dublin.
Trip to Queen's Gives Skibbereen League Boost
Skibbereen head the Grand League table after the second round. The west Cork club, who were in second place behind UCD after their own regatta, travelled to Castlewellan in Co Down for the Queen’s regatta last weekend and added sufficient…
Queen's Regatta Battles Through the Squalls
Queen’s University Regatta had to deal with difficult conditions at Castlewellan. Some races had to be cancelled for safety reasons, and the squalls forced the organisers to limit most of the races to 1,000 metres from 3 o’clock on. One…
Rowing updates from Ghent, Essen and Munich
Irish Rowing crews competed in Essen and Ghent this weekend and in the Munich Junior Regatta. We've got all the results of Irish interest: Cork Rowing Club in the Mix in Ghent, Black and Cassells Post Win in Munich, Lambe…
Cork Rowing Club in the Mix in Ghent
Cork Rowing Club had some good results on the second day of Ghent Regatta in Belgium. Their junior women’s quadruple scull finished second of 10 entrants, and their junior 16 equivalent fifth of 14 entrants. Mantas Pukelis of Offaly was…
Black and Cassells Post Win in Munich
Joel Cassells and Chris Black won their heat of the men’s pair on the second day of the Munich Junior Regatta. In the women’s double sculls, Holly Nixon and Michelle Dineen teamed up well to finish second in their heat.…
Lambe Second in Final in Essen
Claire Lambe produced the standout performance for the Ireland team at the Huegel Regatta in Essen with a second placing in the under-23 lightweight single scull to senior World Championship medallist Christina Giazitzidou of Greece. Ireland’s under-23 lightweight double scull…
Colaiste Iognaid Do Well at Ghent
Colaiste Iognaid’s junior men’s eight finished second in their class at the Ghent rowing regatta in Belgium. An Irish crew, Cork Boat Club,  also won the junior women’s eight – but this was a certainty. The three crews competing were…
Hot Competition for Irish at Munich Junior Test
Ireland’s young team had two fifth places and one sixth on the first day of the Junior rowing Regatta in Munich. Holly Nixon finished fifth in a high-quality final of the women’s single scull, having won her heat. Paul O’Donovan,…
Lambe and Walsh Impress in Essen
Claire Lambe (20) of UCD and Denise Walsh (18) of Skibbereen teamed up to good effect at the Huegel Regatta in Essen. After winning their heat, they finished second to Austria in the under-23 lightweight double sculls final. Sanita Puspure…
Kenny and Puspure Place Second in Essen
Sanita Puspure, in the women’s single scull, and Niall Kenny, in the under-23 lightweight single scull, landed second place finishes in the early finals at the Huegel Rowing Regatta in Essen. Peter Hanily finished fifth in Kenny’s final. Claire Lambe…
Nixon and O'Donovan Win Heats in Munich
Holly Nixon and Paul O’Donovan gave Ireland a fine start to the International Junior Rowing Regatta in Munich by winning their single sculls heats and qualifying for today’s A Finals. Three other crews – the men’s pair and double scull…
Keep Up With Irish Crews Abroad in Afloat
Irish crews compete in Essen and Ghent this weekend and in the Munich Junior Regatta. Keep up with the news and results here at Afloat.
University of Limerick Four Spring Surprise at O'Brien's Bridge
The Grainne Mhaol/NUIG senior eight extended their winning run at Limerick Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge, but the two senior fours drawn from the boat were surprisingly beaten by University of Limerick/Garda. Portora had a very good regatta and won the…
UCD Top First Grand League Table
UCD stand on top of the Grand League points table after the first regatta of the season. Skibbereen, the hosts of last month's regatta are in second. Trinity, who won the Irish University Championships, have good showing for both their…
McCrohan is Afloat Rower of the Month (and podcast!)
Siobhan McCrohan is the Afloat Rower of the Month for April. The Galway woman was a convincing winner of the women’s single sculls final at the National Trials, following a similar win at the National Assessment in Newry. Last season…

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