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Tony O'Connor
#Rowing: New Zealand have chosen Tony O’Connor to coach their senior men’s eight. The 49-year-old former oarsman has been a successful coach at junior level, with the school at which he teaches, Christ’s College, Christchurch, and in the international set-up.…
St Michael's Head of the River Cancelled
#Rowing: The St Michael’s Head of the River, scheduled for Saturday, March 16th, has been cancelled. The weather forecast for Limerick changed, and the organisers felt they could not be certain of running a safe event. Monday was considered for…
Sam McKeown
#Rowing: Queen’s had a good day at the Lagan Scullers’ Head of the River in Belfast on Saturday. Sam McKeown was the fastest single sculler in the first head, and was most closely matched by three other men from his…
#Rowing: UCD won the Gannon Cup for senior men and Trinity the Corcoran Cup for senior women at the Colours Races in Dublin today. Trinity lead early in the Gannon, but once the crews came through Grattan Bridge, UCD pushed…
#Rowing: Fingal Rowing Club has announced on International Women’s Day that it will host an evening with Sanita Puspure, the reigning world champion in the women's single scull. The event will be held at Rush Sailing Club on April 28th…
#Rowing: The senior eights from Commercial and Trinity topped the men’s and women’s rankings at the Erne Head of the River in Enniskillen today. Commercial were the fastest crew and came home faster than Trinity’s men’s senior eight, while Enniskillen’s…
Erne Head of the River to Go Ahead
#Rowing: Erne Head of the River, set for Enniskillen on Saturday (March 2nd), will go ahead. The organisers expect strong winds for the six kilometre event. They have told clubs to instruct their rowers to wear warm clothing. The head…
Cork Head Postponed Until Sunday
#Rowing: The Cork Head of the River will be held this Sunday, March 3rd. The organisers decided to postpone the event by one day because of the adverse weather forecast for Saturday. The 4km event from Horgan’s Quay to Blackrock…
Funds Flow In for Family of Rower Injured in Capsize
#Rowing: Athlunkard Boat Club has set up a gofundme page for their young rower, Amy Mulcahy, and her family. The 12-year-old was involved in a capsize on Saturday in Limerick and had to be cut free as her hair caught…
Patrick Boomer and Fionnan Crowley (foreground) pip Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan
#Rowing: The new crew of Patrick Boomer and Fionnan Crowley beat Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan in their second race of the day at the Ireland trial at the National Rowing Centre. Boomer, from Belfast Boat Club, and Castleconnell’s Crowley…
#Rowing: Top international crews and outstanding juniors showed good form in difficult conditions at the Ireland Trial and the National Rowing Centre in Cork. Sanita Puspure was outstanding in the single sculls, while fellow world champion Paul O’Donovan was the…
Liffey “All in a Row” Challenge Raises Funds for RNLI Lifeboats & Irish Underwater Search & Recovery
The “All In A Row 2018” event on the capital’s River Liffey was supported by teams rowing 40 boats including skiffs, kayaks, canoes and currachs to exceed a 1,000km in eight hours, raising €12,000 for these charities. Starting from St.…
#Rowing: The Skibbereen and Lagan heads of the river have both been cancelled. Both were scheduled for Saturday. The Belfast Rowing Club event was cancelled late on Thursday night, while Skibbereen waited until Friday morning to make the call on…
#Rowing: UCD and Old Collegians celebrated their world champions at the UCD Boat Club dinner on the campus on Friday night. Sanita Puspure, who has been with Old Collegians for a decade, received a special award. The world single sculling…
O'Donovan and O'Neill Shine in Dirty Dozen Test
#Rowing: Rory O’Neill and James O’Donovan of Castleconnell shared top billing in the men’s junior 18 rankings after the concluding stage of the Dirty Dozen Challenge. Eabha Benson of St Michael’s won the women’s junior 18 series. There were four…
Currachs on the Liffey for the centenary celebrations of the first Dail.
#Rowing: Two currachs set off from Ringsend and rowed up the Liffey into Dublin city to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Dail on Monday. Paraic Ó Fatharta, Gearoid Ó Conghaile, Dave Kelly and piper John Lamb drew the…
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