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Orla Hayes, a winner at Ghent, with Denise Walsh (left) who has made the A Final at the World Cup in Belgrade
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#Rowing: Irish clubs had some excellent placings on Saturday at the Ghent International May Regatta in Belgium. Commercial and Neptune finished first and second in the junior men’s eight and Commercial also finished second in the women’s junior eight and…
Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan
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#Rowing: The Ireland lightweight double scull of Paul and Gary O’Donovan won their semi-final at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade today. In a race run in rainy conditions, the crews were closely-packed in the early part of the race,…
Sanita Puspure
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#Rowing: Sanita Puspure took second in the repechage and qualified for the A Final of the women’s single sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade today. The early leader was Victoria Thornley of Britain, and she did not relinquish…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
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#Rowing: Ireland’s Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan finished second in the race for lanes for tomorrow's final of the lightweight men’s pair at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade. The contest turned into a battle between Ireland and the Britain…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan
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#Rowing: A mini-storm which damaged the starting pontoon caused the abandonment of Friday's afternoon session of the World Cup regatta in Belgrade. Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll had been set to compete in the repechage of the men’s pair. This…
Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan
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#Rowing: Paul and Gary O’Donovan won their heat and qualified directly for the A/B Semi-Finals at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade this morning. As they often do, the UCD/Skibbereen duo won it in a sprint finish, overtaking the Czech…
Sanita Puspure
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#Rowing: Ireland’s Sanita Puspure finished third in her heat of the women’s single sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade today. The single qualifying place for the A Final was taken by Magdalena Lobnig of Austria, who held off…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
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#Rowing: Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan finished fast but could not nail down a place in the top three in their heat of the men’s pair at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade this morning. The Ireland lightweight pair competed…
Denise Walsh
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#Rowing: Denise Walsh gave Ireland a tremendous start to the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade today. The Skibbereen woman came from way down at 1500 metres to win her heat and qualify directly for the final of the lightweight single…
O'Donovans Back in Action at World Cup Regatta
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#Rowing: The 2017 World Rowing Cup series starts in Belgrade, Serbia tomorrow (Friday), running until Sunday. The regatta has attracted rowers from 26 nations and ranking among the medal prospects are athletes who won medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic…
Dublin University Boat Club, the winners of the 1977 Ladies' Challenge Plate at Henley Royal Regatta. Pictured are KJ Mulcahy, EM O'Morchoe, DJ Sanfey, JPD Murnane, EDG Weale, DMJ Hickey, RI Reilly, JA Macken, JMP McGee, Coach: RWR Tamplin.
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One of the great days for Irish club and university rowing will be marked at Henley Royal Regatta this year. The Henley stewards have asked the Trinity eight which won the Ladies’ Plate in 1977 to mark the fortieth anniversary with…
The Queen's novice eight which took gold in the BUCS Regatta at Nottingham.
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#Rowing: Queen’s University, Belfast, had some excellent results at the British University (BUCS) Regatta at Nottingham. Their men’s crews won 11 medals including three golds. The Beginners’ eight and coxed four won, as did Miles Taylor in the men’s intermediate…
Belfast Rowing Club's Alice Boyd, Nicola Katthager, Bronagh Kelly and Sophie Flynn, the senior quadruple winners at Portadown.
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#Rowing: Portadown had an excellent day at their own regatta, taking the men’s Club One eights final. Bann, who also did very well, took the women’s club two eight. Belfast Rowing Club took the women’s senior quadruple title and UCD…
The UCD Senior Men's Eight.
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#Rowing: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for April are the UCD men’s senior eight. The crew, stroked by David O’Malley, beat Commercial, the champions of Ireland, at Skibbereen Regatta. They went on to Trinity Regatta and beat the hosts…
Intermediate School, Killorglin, winners of the Junior 16 coxed Quadruple at the Irish Schools Regatta. Included are coach Mike Fleming, Anna Thyter, Rhianon O'Donoghue, Molly O'Grady, Mara Treacy and cox Alannah Dolan.
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#Rowing: It was a very tight battle for overall honours at the Irish Schools Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge today. St Colman’s College and Laurel Hill shared the honours on 23 points. St Joseph’s of Galway were just one point further…
Cork Boat Club, the women's junior 18 eight winners at Limerick Regatta. Included are coaches Stephen Murphy and Terence McGrath.
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#Rowing: Cork Boat Club had a good day at Limerick Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge today. They won the the men’s intermediate eight and senior pair and the women’s junior 18 eight. UCD won the women’s novice eight and Daire Lynch…

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