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Sanita Puspure
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure booked her places in the semi-finals of the World Cup in Belgrade with a commanding win in her heat. The Ireland single sculler had a slight lead by the 500 metre mark over Diana Dymchenko of the…
Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley
#Rowing: Ireland’s women’s double scull of Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska qualified directly for the semi-finals of the World Cup in Belgrade this morning. They took the third of the three places of offer in their heat. The Netherlands won…
Mark O'Donovan
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll took fourth in their heat of the pair at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade this morning. Only the winner nailed down a place in the semi-final and the Czech Republic took this after…
Emily Hegarty
#Rowing: Ireland’s new pair of Emily Hegarty and Aifric Keogh put in a decisive sprint in the final 200 metres to take a crucial third place in their heat at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade this morning. Britain took…
Georgie Stephens (5), garden designer Andrew Christopher Dunne and Louise Stephens (8) are pictured at the Sustainable Seafood Garden supported by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) at this year’s Bloom in the Park
A garden that tells the story of how Irish seafood is being sustainably produced to help protect fish stocks, protect the marine environment and develop and sustain fisheries-dependent coastal communities in Ireland has been announced as the overall winner of…
Ronan Foley
#Canoeing: Ronan Foley took gold medals on Saturday and Sunday at the canoe marathon World Cup in in Viana do Castelo in Portugal. The Kilcullen man dominated the short race on Saturday, and then sprinted away from his rivals on…
Fermoy's Ellie O'Reilly and Gill McGirr after winning at Dorney Lake.
#Rowing: Irish crews took a full set of medals – gold, silver and bronze – in Championship finals on another excellent day at the British National Schools’ Regatta on Dorney Lake on Sunday. The Fermoy pair of Ellie O’Reilly and…
Workmen's win at the Ireland trial.
#Rowing: The Workmen’s junior women’s double took a silver at the National Schools’ Regatta at Dorney Lake in England today. In the Championship Doubles, Annie O’Donoghue and Ciara Browne finished one and a half lengths down on Latymer Upper School.…
Dollymount Ready For Battle For The Bay This Weekend
#Kitesurfing - Fun, wind, water and fun are promised at this weekend’s Battle for the Bay kitesurfing and SUP competition on Dollymount Strand. The best riders in the country and from around the globe will converge on Bull Island on…
A Lagan Currach
Cork Harbour Festival grows each year, and its flagship event Ocean to City - An Rás Mor, now in its 14th year, has received a record-breaking entry! Over 200 boats and 600 participants from Ireland, U.S, Holland, Germany, Spain and…
Blessington Lakes
#Rowing: Metro Regatta has been cancelled. The weather forecast was for winds to rise to 20 to 25 kilometres in the afternoon at Blessington – with gusts. The organisers felt that these conditions might have made it unsafe to row.…
Queen of the Fleet – the East Wall racing skiff An Tulcha
Cormac Lowth of Dublin is a one-man Maritime Institute writes W M Nixon. He has an incredible memory, encyclopaedic knowledge, and an exceptional collection of nautical memorabilia. There’s always something of special interest when one of his missives pings into…
Galway Bay is among those areas that conversationists want designated under the motion being put to the Seanad
#MarineWildlife - The Seanad today (Wednesday 23 May) is expected to hear a motion calling for the declaration of coastal areas around Ireland has ‘marine protected areas’ or MPAs. According to The Irish Times, the motion is being tabled by…
The new Ireland lightweight double of Denise Walsh (Skibbereen) and Margaret Cremen (Lee) proving themselves at the Ireland trial.
#Rowing: The team which will represent Ireland at the World Cup in Belgrade (June 1st to 3rd) has been chosen. The selection was made after trials at the National Rowing Centre in Cork last weekend.  Belgrade is the first in…
A sample of the dead fish found downstream of Ballina Waste Water Treatment Plant discharge pipe
On Thursday 17 May, 2018 Inland Fisheries Ireland received a report of a fish kill on Ballycorrigan stream and near the confluence with the River Shannon in Ballina, Co. Tipperary. Staff observed approximately 100 brown trout of various age groups,…
St Michael's win the Club Two Coxed Quad at Castleconnell Sprint Regatta
#Rowing: Castleconnell Sprint Regatta had a huge entry and a good day for rowing. The host club, which had amassed a set of fine results at Ghent regatta, did so again at their home regatta. They won the junior 15…

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