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The Ireland lightweight quadruple: Fintan McCarthy, Ryan Ballantine, Jake McCarthy, Andrew Goff.
#Rowing: Ireland finished third in their heat of the lightweight quadruple sculls this morning at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Italy took the one direct qualification place for the Final. The men in blue harnessed the good conditions…
Action from the Irish Offshore Championships
#Rowing: Myross won the men’s quadruple, while Sionna Healy of Arklow took the women’s single on the second day of the Irish Offshore Rowing Championships in Kerry. It was a good event overall for Arklow. They won the men’s and…
Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan
#Rowing: Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won their heat with a sparkling performance at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv. Germany’s newly-formed lightweight double of Jonathan Rommelmann and Konstantin Steinhuebel seemed set to give the Ireland crew a test,…
Ronan Byrne
#Rowing: Ireland’s Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle produced a fine performance in their first competitive race together at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Ireland double were up against it in their heat, with just one crew going…
Aifric Keogh
#Rowing: Ireland’s Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty took an excellent second place to qualify for the semi-finals on the first day of the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.  The New Zealand pair of Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast are…
Action form the Offshore Championships
#Rowing: Patrick Boomer won the single sculls at the Irish Offshore Championships at O’Carroll’s Cove near Caherdaniel in Kerry. Boomer represented Loughros Point in Donegal and hopes to go on to row for them at the World Coastal Rowing Championships…
Jenny Egan
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan showed great fighting spirit, but had to settle for fifth at the canoe marathon World Championships at Vila de Prado in Portugal today. Twice she bridged a big gap to a leading group only to miss out.…
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Darragh Clarke
#Canoeing: The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has honoured wildwater canoeist Darragh Clarke for his achievement in taking gold at the junior European Championships in Macedonia. The 18-year-old from Chapelizod was invited to meet the Taoiseach at Government Buildings.  Clarke took a…
Hook Head Angler In Close Encounter With Shark
#Angling - Hours after a Belfast angler had a close call with a blue shark on an angling trip off Cork, a Wexford angler got more than he expected at the end of his line last weekend. As Independent.ie reports,…
Voluntary Halt On Catch & Release Salmon Angling Is Lifted
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland advises anglers that, where conditions are suitable locally, catch-and-release angling for salmon may be resumed after the lifting of an appeal for a voluntary halt. The fisheries body thanks all anglers for their assistance since the…
#Angling - Seán Kyne, Minister of State with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector, has signed off three new angling bye-laws which affect the Corrib catchment in Galway and Mayo. The bye-laws, which have been requested by local angling clubs,…
Ronan Foley
#Canoeing: Ronan Foley capped a terrific year with a silver medal in the junior K1 at the canoe marathon World Championships in Vila de Prado in Portugal. Thorbjorn Rask of Denmark won gold through an early breakaway, while Foley took…
Sam McKeown wins in Shanghai
#Rowing: The Rower of the Month for August is Sam McKeown. The Queen’s University, Belfast, student won gold in the single sculls final at the World University Rowing Championships in Shanghai. The Portadown man, representing Britain, came in ahead of…
Luis Perez and Miguel Llorens, the Liffey Descent Winners in 2017
#Canoeing: The Liffey Descent is one of the biggest tests for those who think themselves tough. This year’s 32km race from Straffan to Islandbridge may be the hardest in the history of the event. The prestigious contest is part of…
Downing Street Moves To Defuse Tensions Over English Channel ‘Scallop Wars’
#Fishing - Authorities in France and the UK have stepped into the ‘scallop wars’ that broke out between rival fishing fleets in the English Channel near Le Havre last week. As the Guardian reports, some 35 French boats chased away…
Blue sharks rarely bite humans - and the recent incident on a boat off Roches Point is being put down to an angling accident
#Angling - A Belfast angler bitten by a blue shark at the weekend resumed his sea fishing trip within days of the incident, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Robert Malcolmson was rushed to the mainland by Crosshaven RNLI last Saturday…

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