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Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey
#Rowing: Ireland's lightweight double of Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh took fifth in their C Final, 17th overall at the World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim this morning. China were strong winners. Ireland came from sixth to fifth in the second…
Annika van Der Meer, Kathryn Ross and Katie O'Brien
#Ireland had a special hour here at the World Rowing Championships in Austria, featuring a medal and another wonderful performance by Sanita Puspure, which booked a place for her boat in Tokyo, following the qualification of the men's double and…
Ireland Wins from Romania (near) and Britain
#Rowing: Ireland qualified a second boat for the Olympic Games today. The Ireland double of Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne controlled their semi-final to win from Romania and Britain, who also qualified for the A Final. The middle stages were…
Ireland Cross the line just behind the United States
#Rowing: Ireland's Gary O'Donovan took fourth in his B Final of the lightweight single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim. Rainer Kepplinger of Austria won, with O'Donovan part of group close behind. The finish puts O'Donovan 10th overall…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan, who won the E Final today.
#Rowing: The men's pair of Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll won their E Final at the World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim. The Skibbereen men led right through and saw off nearest challengers, Lithuania. World Rowing Championships, Linz-Ottensheim, Austria - Day…
Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey
#Rowing: Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh finished third in their C/D Semi-Final at the World Championships and qualified for the C Final. China, Germany and Ireland held that order through the great bulk of the race, but Ireland closed hard…
The Ireland women's four after their race
#Rowing: The Ireland women's four finished fourth in their A/B Semi-Final at the World Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, missing out by one place on an A Final. The must now compete in a B Final, where a top-two placing would lift…
Ireland (closest) pip Germany to win
#Rowing: Ireland's first boat qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games is the lightweight men's double. Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan won in a thrilling semi-final here in Linz-Ottensmeim to take an A Final place at the World Championships and land…
Gary O'Donovan after the finish
#Rowing: Gary O'Donovan came from fifth in his quarter-final with 500 metres to go to take third and a place in the World Championships semi-finals. The good finishing speed served the Skibbereen lightweight sculler well in Linz-Ottensheim. As four boats…
Sanita Puspure and Mirka Knapkova-Topinkova chat aftter their race
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won the fastest quarter-final of the women's single sculls at the World Championships yesterday - with by far the biggest margin of victory. She had more than 15 seconds to spare over the 2012 Olympic champion Mirka…
Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne
#Rowing: Ireland qualified another boat for the semi-finals at the World Championships today as Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne took second in their quarter-final of the double sculls. A top-three place was the aim: Germany, Poland and Ireland held these…
The Ireland Lighttweight Men's Double Wins
#Rowing: It was tight at the finish, but Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy qualified for the semi-finals of the lightweight double sculls at the World Championships with a win here in Linz-Ottensheim. Spain held the lead through much of this…
Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley
#Rowing: Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley kept the good buzz around Ireland performances going in Linz-Ottensheim, winning a battle with Italy to take second in the pairs quarter-final at the World Championships. The Australian pair of Jessica Morrison and Annabelle…
Katie O'Brien
#Rowing: Katie O'Brien took a fine third place in her first race of the World Rowing Championships. The Galway woman's contest came in a preliminary round - but it was a notable contest, as Kathryn Ross of Australia won in…
Lydia Heaphy
#Rowing: Ireland brought its tally of boats qualified for the next round to eight this morning at the World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria. The women's four of Tara Hanlon, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty slotted into the…
Gary O'Donovan
#Rowing: Gary O’Donovan won his repechage to take his place in the quarter finals of the lightweight single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Linz in Austria.  The Skibbereen man made the race his own from early on, leaving…

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