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 St. Michael's Mens 1 crew pictured with their trophy in Dun Laoghaire. Six crews from four east coast rowing clubs competed in this year’s race
The Hobblers Challenge Trophy went to St. Michael’s Men and the brand new Hobblers Challenge Ladies Trophy goes to St. Michael’s Ladies 1. The race commenced at 10:20 on 1 September 2018. St. Michael’s Men completed the race in 2…
Paul O’Flynn at the National 5k Open Water Championships on Lough Dan, Co Wicklow last month
#LiffeySwim - RTÉ journalist Paul O’Flynn fulfilled his “lifelong dream” of winning the Liffey Swim men’s race in the event’s 99th running yesterday afternoon (Saturday 1 September). The Half Moon Swimming Club member finished with a time of around 43…
Spectators on the Ha’penny Bridge cheer on previous Liffey swimmers
#LiffeySwim - Some 500 swimmers are expected to take a dip in Dublin city centre this afternoon (Saturday 1 September) in the 99th running of the Liffey Swim. Now sponsored by Jones Engineering and organised by Leinster Open Sea, the…
Irish Offshore Rowing Championships Set for Kerry
#Rowing: Portmagee Rowing club will host the Irish Offshore Rowing Championships on Saturday, September 8th. The event will be run by Rowing Ireland and the venue is O’Carroll’s Cove beach bar near Caherdaniel in County Kerry. This will be the…
Pike In Irish Waters Have Changed Their Diet, New Research Indicates
#Angling - Pike in Irish waters may have changed their diet preferences, according to a new report launched this week by Inland Fisheries Ireland. The report looks at new research carried out in 2016 on Lough Conn in Co Mayo…
Jenny Egan with her bronze medal from the canoe sprint World Championships.
#Canoeing: Jenny Egan produced a spirited fightback to take a bronze medal at the canoe sprint World Championships – her first in this championships. The Ireland K1 paddler fell back after a disappointing start at Montemor O Velho and had…
Kilmacsimon celebrate at the National Rowing Centre
#CoastalRowing: Kilmacsimon emerged with an outstanding seven wins at the inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre. Cork clubs were dominant at the event. Ring, with three wins, were the closest challengers to Kilmacsimon, which became the…
Competitors and spectators in Wexford
#CoastalRowing: The good results kept coming for Kerry clubs on the second day of the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Wexford. Flesk Valley won the senior men’s championship, while Workmen’s took the senior women’s crown. A Donegal club did…
Noel Hendrick racing at the European Under-23 Championships in Bratislava
#Canoeing: Noel Hendrick qualified for his first semi-final in a big event and went on to make the final at the canoe slalom European Under-23 Championships in Bratislava. The Irishman finished ninth. It was a breaktrough for the young K1…
The National Rowing Centre
#CoastalRowing: Castletownbere and Myross both won on the double at the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. There was a big entry, especially at underage level, and  multiple heats. There is an extensive set…
The finish of the Heritage Under-18 Boys Race at Wexford
#CoastalRowing: Crews overcame sometimes difficult, windy, conditions at the big ICRF All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships at Ferrybank in Wexford today. Kerry clubs did particularly well, with Flesk Valley, Cromane, Fossa, Workmen’s and Commercial all taking gold medals. The organisers…
Nigel Greene with his hard-won World Cup earlier this month
#Angling - Nigel Greene was the big winner at the World Cup Trout Fly Angling Championships on Lough Mask over the August Bank Holiday, as Derek Evans writes for The Irish Times. The Fermanagh fly fisherman bested a field of…
Coastal, Offshore and Olympic craft at the NRC
#Coastal Rowing: The inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships will take place this Saturday and Sunday, August 18th and 19th at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Wood, Cork. Clubs from all four provinces are set to compete.  Eddie Farr, chair…
Dutch Divers Are Galway Bound To Remove ‘Ghost’ Lobster Pots From Sea Bed
#StoneAndPots - Dutch divers are bringing their campaign against ‘ghost fishing’ to Galway Bay next month, as the Irish Examiner reports. Previously covered on Afloat.ie earlier this year, the Ghost Fishing Foundation co-ordinates cleanups of lost or abandoned fishing gear…
Sam McKeown celebrates his win in Shanghai
#Rowing: Sam McKeown of Queen’s University, Belfast, won gold in the single sculls at the World University Rowing Championships in Shanghai. McKeown, representing Britain, topped the podium, with  China’s Zhi Chen and Joel Naukkarinen of Finland taking silver and bronze.…
The Ireland junior men's coxed four
#Rowing: Ireland’s junior men’s coxed four took fifth in their B Final, 11th overall, at the World Junior Rowing Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. The Ireland crew of Conor Mulready, James O’Donovan, Fintan O’Driscoll, Eoin Gaffney and cox Eoin Finnegan…

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