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Neptune Braced for Strong Challenge from Big Clubs
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Neptune Rowing Club (Dublin) top the new Rowing Ireland Grand League table with two regattas under their oars but this could all change by next Saturday when the third regatta of the six series league takes place at the National…
Ten Days 'til Ocean to City Race deadline
Rowing
There are just ten days remaining for you to get your entry in for the annual Ocean to City race starting in Crosshaven and finishing in Cork City. The 15-mile race starts at 11.30am at Royal Cork YC on June…
Kenny and Ryan Impress at Duisburg
Rowing
Niall Kenny, from NUIG, and Justin Ryan of UCC finished second to Germany in a very competitive under-23 lightweight double scull final at the Wedau International Regatta in Duisburg. The Irish were the only crew to stay in touch with…
Three Irish Crews on Mark in Duisburg
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Irish crews recorded three third-place finishes on the second day of the Wedau International Regatta in Duisburg in Germany. For the Ireland team, the under-23 lightweight double scull of Niall Kenny and Michael Maher and Sanita Puspure in the women’s…
Moynihan and Lightweight Pair Advance
Rowing
Lightweight single sculler Cathal Moynihan and the the under-23 lightweight pair of Anthony English and Peter Hanily both advanced to today’s round of the Wedau Regatta in Duisburg in Germany yesterday. The men’s pair of Sean Jacob and Cormac Folan…
Solo Rower says Atlantic Crossing was 'horrific'
Rowing
The first Irish man to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean has spoken of his fears that some one will be killed on the challenge which he says was "horrific". After spending 118 days at sea Limerick man Seán McGowan…
‘Get Going…Get Rowing’ launches Facebook page
Rowing
A new initiative to get schoolkids rowing will pit schools against each other online in virtual rowing competitions.Rowing Ireland’s ‘Get Going, Get Rowing’ initiative is underway and has already brought several schools into contact with the sport. The first phase…
Cooney and Morris Lead the Way
Rowing
Claire Cooney and Ruth Morris of Commercial led the way for Ireland at the KRSG regatta in Ghent, Belgium. They were the fastest junior women’s pair on both Saturday and Sunday. Cork’s Marie O’Neill took gold on Saturday and silver…
McGowan First Irish-based Oarsman to Row Ocean
Rowing
Sean McGowan reached land in Antigua yesterday to become the first Irish-based oarsman to row across an ocean. The 42-year-old from Shannon Rowing Club crossed the Atlantic in 118 days one hour and 14 minutes. He had rowed out of…
Queen’s Rule at Nottingham
Rowing
Queen’s University pulled off a spectacular double at the British University Championships (Bucs) at Nottingham. The college won the Championship eights and the intermediate eights on Saturday, with good margins over second-placed Oxford Brookes in both cases. Irish adaptive crews…
Dublin clubs Neptune and Commercial Top Grand League after Second Regatta
Rowing
Dublin rowing clubs Neptune and Commercial sit at the top of the new Rowing Ireland Grand League table following the Queen’s regatta in County Down. The leading clubs after the second regatta are: Neptune 219 points, Commercial 206, Skibbereen 192…
Hosts Take Big Prize at Queen's Regatta
Rowing
Queen's University filled the top two places in the eights final at their own regatta in Castlewellan on Saturday. Their senior A and senior B crews came in ahead of Neptune's intermediates and two junior crews, from Bann and Portora. Senior crews from…
Galway to host inaugural National Head of the River Race
Rowing
Galway's Tribesmen Rowing Club will host Rowing Ireland’s new National Fours and Eights Head of the River race on Saturday when over 500 rowers drawn from clubs across the country, including Northern Ireland, compete in this newly revamped winter season…
National Titles on Double for NUIG
Rowing
NUIG were in commanding form at the Tribesmen Head of the River in Galway yesterday. The London Head of the River may have drawn away chief rivals Queen’s University, but NUIG looked very impressive in taking both the National Fours…
Queen's Finish Ninth at London Head
Rowing
Queen’s University finished a creditable ninth at the huge Head of the River race in London. The all-student crew was within 30 seconds of the winning crew Molesey. Queen’s second crew were 32nd, while Commercial were 45th, University of Limerick…
NUIG the Big Winners at Tribesmen/Rowing Ireland Head of the River Competition
Rowing
NUIG rowers continue to maintain a serious challenge in Irish rowing, capturing many of the more prestigious pennants on offer at last weekend’s Tribesmen / Rowing Ireland National Head of the river competition. Both the men’s and women’s Senior Eight…

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