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Stay on the water to stay safe
Following the new restrictions recommended by the Government to deal with Covid-19, Rowing Ireland has advised clubs to take action on ‘a case by case basis’. Training outdoors is preferable, as gyms can be a base for the breeding of…
The NRC on a busy day
Corrib Head of the River, the rowing event scheduled for Galway on Saturday, has been cancelled because the flow of the river is too strong to safely hold the event. This means that all seven heads which should have been…
The Marina in Cork
The deferred Cork Head of the River has now been cancelled. The rowing event at the Marina was originally scheduled for last Saturday, February 29th, but then pushed forward to this Saturday, March 7th, in the hope that the weather…
Erne Head Cancelled Because of Floods
Floods have forced the cancellation of the Erne Head of the River. The big rowing event was due to be held at Enniskillen on Saturday but the high water level made it impossible to stage safely.  The event secretary, Derek…
UCDBC Captain Rob Brown, UCDLBC Captain Áine Mc Creesh, Seán Drea, Dublin Lord Mayor Tom Brabazon, DULBC Captain Miriam Kelly, DUBC Captain Seán Canning.
North station was the popular choice with the coin toss winners for the Dublin Colours Boat Race rowing event. Trinity won the men’s and chose it, with UCD winning the women’s.  Sean Drea was the man in charge for the…
Action on the Lagan
Lagan head of the river has been cancelled. The prospect of holding one of the two rowing races early in the day disappeared as the weather forecast for Saturday deteriorated. The Belfast event may yet be held later in the…
Lagan Head Hopes to Progress with Single Race
Lagan Head organisers have cut back its schedule for Saturday in Belfast because of the weather, and the rowing event may yet have to be cancelled. They stated that safety was paramount.  “The Met Office has issued a Yellow Wind…
The Marina
The Cork head of the river rowing event due to be held this Saturday at the Marina in the city has been postponed. The committee decided on this course of action because of the bad weather forecast for this weekend.…
World Cup Rowing Regattas in Italy to Go Ahead
The World Rowing governing body, Fisa, has decided to go ahead with the first two World Cup regattas of 2020, to be held in northern Italy. The first World Cup – to which Ireland is set to travel – is…
Castleconnell Boat Club in the flood
Rowing clubs along the Shannon have been badly affected by high water levels. Carrick on Shannon and Athlone have both been hit, while Castleconnell is flooded. This came despite pumping. The gym equipment had been moved out and the boats…
Health-booster: Action from the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships.
Indoor rowing champion, Graham Benton lent his support to row 2,020 miles for Row Britannia Sports Relief at the University of Greenwich, yesterday. The former world and European rowing champion added his rowing miles to the university’s tally, in aid…
The Marina in Cork
The Cork Head of the River on Saturday (February 29th) is set to go ahead. The rowing event is scheduled for the Marina in Cork, and it may be able to deal better with the recent bad weather than some…
Aifric Keogh and Monika Dukarska flank Sanita Puspure. Keogh and Dukarska face a trial in Italy
The bad weather has forced the cancellation of the Ireland trial which was scheduled for the National Rowing Centre this weekend. One crucial aspect of the trial, tests for the senior women’s sweep group, will go ahead – in Gavirate…
Sligo and New Ross Heads Forced into Cancellation
Sligo has joined New Ross in cancelling their Head of the River. Both rowing events were scheduled for this Saturday (February 15th), and both fell to the forecast of stormy weather. In recent weeks, Muckross and Lagan Scullers’ heads were…
The Lagan on race day
The Lagan Scullers’ Head of the River, set for Saturday, has been cancelled. The forecast today stated that severe weather, with a yellow wind warning, could hit Belfast at noon on Saturday. This would have forced the cancellation of at…
The National Rowing Centre on a busy day
Muckross Head of the River, set for Saturday at the National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods, has been cancelled. The event, which was originally to be held in early December, will not go ahead because the weather forecast at the venue…

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