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Galway's Atlantic Oarsman in World Record
At the beginning of August, a 23ft four-man rowing boat arrived off The Lizard, England's most southerly headland and the traditional point for Transatlantic bids, to establish a new transoceanic rowing time for the crew of one Irishman, two Scotsmen,…
Hughes Clears First Hurdle at World Champs
Turlough Hughes made it through the first test at the World Junior Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic today. The 18-year-old took third place in his heat and qualified for tomorrow’s quarter-finals. Felix Bach of Germany, the defending champion,…
Hughes Faces Champion at World Juniors
Ireland’s sole representative at the World Junior Championships, Turlough Hughes, has drawn the defending champion, Felix Bach of Germany, in his heat of the single scull. Four of the five scullers in the heat tomorrow will make it to the…
Two More Silver Medals for Ireland Juniors
Shane O’Driscoll and Paul O’Donovan added a second silver rowing medal to their collection on the final day of the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Hazewinkel in Belgium on Sunday. In a repeat of Saturday’s results, the Ireland junior double…
Silver for Ireland in Coupe de la Jeunesse
Paul O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll took silver for Ireland in the Coupe de la Jeunesse at Hazewinkel in Belgium. The two Skibbereen men finished just 1.19 seconds behind Hungary in the double scull. Ireland’s women’s quadruple finished fourth in their…
Silver Stars Shine Brightest in July
The Afloat Rowers of the Month for July are the men’s lightweight quadruple which took silver at the World Under-23 Championships in Brest, Belarus. Niall Kenny, Michael Maher, Mark O’Donovan and Justin Ryan were part of an Ireland team which…
St.Michael's Rowing Club Launch  'The Hobbler’s Challenge 2010'
After successfully completing the open sea rowing race (the Celtic Challenge) in traditional wooden skiffs this year, the Dun Laoghaire club are now hosting their own long distance challenge for invited clubs. To make it happen the club is trying…
Oarsome Foursome First to Row Round Britain
Four female rowers have become the first women ever to row around the coast of Britain. The women who spent 51 days at sea in a tiny boat the length of two minis ended their epic 2,000-mile journey this morning…
Silver Medal for Ireland at Under-23 World Champs
Ireland’s lightweight men’s quadruple scull took the silver medal behind Germany at the World Under-23 Championships in Brest in Belarus this morning. The crew of Niall Kenny, Michael Maher, Mark O’Donovan and Justin Ryan were the main challengers to the…
Top Ten Finishes for Ireland Under-23 Crews
Ireland's three crews in B Finals this morning at the World Under-23 Championships in Belarus all finished in the top four in their races - in the top 10 overall.  Lisa Dilleen, who has just turned 19, again showed her…
Ireland Women Win at Home Internationals
Ireland won the women’s senior and junior titles at the Home International Regatta at the National Rowing Centre in Cork. England won the men’s senior title and Wales were the surprise winners of the junior men’s title. Home Internationals, National…
Lightweight Quadruple Power Into A Final
Ireland’s lightweight quadruple scull qualified for the A Final of the Under-23 World Championships in Brest in Belarus early this morning. France set the early pace, but Ireland passed them before 1500 metres and won the race from Britain, with…
Dilleen Fights Her Way to Semi-Final
Lisa Dilleen produced a terrific performance to finish third in her repechage and qualify for the A/B semi-finals of the women’s single scull at the World Under-23 Championships at Brest in Belarus. The Galway woman moved into third place just…
Lambe and Dolan Complete Good Day for Irish
Claire Lambe and Sarah Dolan moved confidently into the semi-finals of the World Under-23 Championships in Belarus by placing second in their heat of the lightweight double sculls. Canada set a startling pace at the start and won from there,…
Irish Shine in Under-23 Heats
Two Ireland crews qualified directly for the A/B Semi-Finals at the World Under-23 Championships in Brest, Belarus. The lightweight pair of Peter Hanily and Anthony English won their four-boat heat by over five seconds from Hong Kong. Both qualified. The…
NUIG Beat Queen's On the Line Again
NUIG retained their senior eights title at the National Championships in Farran Wood in Cork with an on-the-line victory over Queen’s University which was remarkably similar to their win last year. The two crews were locked together in the closing…

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