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Eights and Fours Crowns for NUIG/Grainne Mhaol Rowers
Rowing
NUIG/Grainne Mhaol capped off a successful weekend with a win in both the men’s Division One fours and eights at Cork Regatta at the National Rowing Centre. John Keohane pipped Paul O’Donovan in the men’s Division One final of the…
NUIG/Grainne Mhaol Outpaced in Henley Final
Rowing
NUIG/Grainne Mhaol were beaten by Leander/Imperial College in the final of the Visitors’ Cup for coxless fours at Henley rowing Regatta. The British under-23 lightweight crew had set a record for the course in their semi-final, and yesterday they went…
Keohane Sees off Rivals at Cork Rowing Regatta
Rowing
John Keohane of Lee Valley won the Division One final of the single sculls at Cork Regatta. Paul O’Donovan of Skibbereen took second place and Sean Casey of Muckross third at the National Rowing Centre. UCD won the Division One…
NUIG/Grainne Mhaol Rowers Secure Henley Final Place
Rowing
Irish rowing has a finalist at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta. NUIG/Grainne Mhaol won their semi-final of the Visitors’ Cup for intermediate fours by one length, moving away from their opponents, Newcastle University/Marino Billi in the closing stages after the…
Decision on Castlemaine Fishing 'A Matter of Urgency'
Fishing
A decision on the reopening of Castlemaine Harbour to wild salmon fishing will be made "as a matter of urgency", says the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. The Kerryman reports that the department has confirmed 25 submissions were…
Cork Regatta a Taster for National Rowing Championships
Rowing
Cork Regatta, the last Grand League rowing event of the season, promises some top-class racing at the National Rowing Centre tomorrow, not least in the single sculls events. John Keohane, a winner at Marlow regatta, faces some serious contenders at…
Ireland must harness huge seafood sector potential – Coveney
Fishing
Visiting Castletownbere this weekend, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, announced a 'Special Assistance for Young Fishermen' scheme. Fishermen under 40 years of age who have not previously owned a fishing vessel can avail of…
NUIG/Grainne Mhaol Beat UCD in Rowing Endgame
Rowing
In an extraordinary rowing race, NUIG/Grainne Mhaol beat UCD in the quarter-final of the Visitors’ Cup at Henley Royal Regatta. The UCD crew led by up to a length for most of the race, but in the final stages NUIG/Grainne…
Ireland Knocked Out of World Surfing Games
Surfing
Ireland joins Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Mexico and nine other countries with all surfers eliminated from Billabong ISA World Surfing Games in Playa Venao, Panama. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/surfing/ Mike Young, Ireland's sole competitor, was knocked out in the opening rounds of the open…
Portora/Ireland Quadruple are Rowers of Month
Rowing
The Rowing Ireland/Portora composite which won the elite quadruple sculls at Henley Women’s Regatta are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for June. The crew of Eimear Moran, Lisa Dilleen, Holly Nixon and Sanita Puspure beat a British combination crew…
Irish Eights' Challenge Ends at Henley
Rowing
Queen’s University bowed out of Henley Royal Rowing Regatta today when their men’s eight lost to RSV Universiteit Okeanos of the Netherlands in the Temple Cup. The Dutch crew moved into an early lead and stretched it to about a…
Henley Rowing Dream Ends for Trinity's Coxed Four
Rowing
Trinity’s rowing campain at this year’s Henley ended on the first day when their Prince Albert coxed four, which qualified last weekend, was beaten by the University of Bristol. The British crew took a lead early and stayed in control.…
Queen's Advance but Trinity's Eight Exits at Henley
Rowing
The Temple Cup rowing crews of Queen’s University and Trinity had very different results on the first day of Henley Royal Regatta. Trinity encountered ASR Nereus of the Netherlands, one of the seeded crews, and were beaten by one and…
Tough Draw for Trinity at Henley Royal Regatta
Rowing
Three Irish crews will compete on the first day of Henley Royal Regatta on Wednesday. Trinity and Queen’s University go into the action in the Temple Cup for student eights at 3.05 and 3.35 respectively. Queen’s are a seeded crew…
Coveney will Demand Action against Iceland and the Faroe Islands for Excessive Mackerel Fishing
Fishing
Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is demanding strong action, involving trade sanctions on fishery products against Iceland and the Faroe Islands as a result of their irresponsible and damaging over-fishing of mackerel. There is a…
Stokes Takes Top Spot at Expression Session
Surfing
British surfer Alan Stokes's massive air-reverse won him the Quiksilver Expression Session in Bundoran this weekend. Stokes takes home prizemoney of €3,500 in the speciality event for Irish and UK surfers with a simple 'best moves' format. The 30-year-old from…

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