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Kenny and Puspure Place Second in Essen
Rowing
Sanita Puspure, in the women’s single scull, and Niall Kenny, in the under-23 lightweight single scull, landed second place finishes in the early finals at the Huegel Rowing Regatta in Essen. Peter Hanily finished fifth in Kenny’s final. Claire Lambe…
Nixon and O'Donovan Win Heats in Munich
Rowing
Holly Nixon and Paul O’Donovan gave Ireland a fine start to the International Junior Rowing Regatta in Munich by winning their single sculls heats and qualifying for today’s A Finals. Three other crews – the men’s pair and double scull…
Keep Up With Irish Crews Abroad in Afloat
Rowing
Irish crews compete in Essen and Ghent this weekend and in the Munich Junior Regatta. Keep up with the news and results here at Afloat.
Body of Drowned Diver Returned to Family
Diving
The body of the Irish student backpacker who drowned while scuba diving in Australia recently was returned to her family yesterday. As previously reported on Afloat.ie 23-year-old Elaine Morrow from Ballintra, Co Donegal, had been on a beginner's diving course…
Coveney Welcomes Seafood Exports Boost
Fishing
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD visited the 18 Irish seafood exporters exhibiting at the European Seafood Expo (ESE) in Brussels today. ESE is the world's largest seafood fair, attracting buyers and sellers from over…
University of Limerick Four Spring Surprise at O'Brien's Bridge
Rowing
The Grainne Mhaol/NUIG senior eight extended their winning run at Limerick Regatta at O’Brien’s Bridge, but the two senior fours drawn from the boat were surprisingly beaten by University of Limerick/Garda. Portora had a very good regatta and won the…
Surfing's for All The Family in Fuerteventura
Surfing
Surfing isn't just for extremists - it can be a fun activity for the whole family, and you can even build a holiday around it! Gary Quinn writes in The Irish Times about family surf lessons in the Fuerteventura, where…
UCD Top First Grand League Table
Rowing
UCD stand on top of the Grand League points table after the first regatta of the season. Skibbereen, the hosts of last month's regatta are in second. Trinity, who won the Irish University Championships, have good showing for both their…
Rowers Cross Irish Sea for Wicklow Charity
Coastal Rowing
East coast rowers are undertaking an Irish Sea fundraising event for the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. A group of 10 rowers will depart from Fishguard in Wales this Saturday at 3.30pm and aim to arrive in Wicklow harbour at 10am Sunday…
McCrohan is Afloat Rower of the Month (and podcast!)
Rowing
Siobhan McCrohan is the Afloat Rower of the Month for April. The Galway woman was a convincing winner of the women’s single sculls final at the National Trials, following a similar win at the National Assessment in Newry. Last season…
Ireland to Share Fisheries Protection Resources with France, Spain and UK
Fishing
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has announced that Ireland, United Kingdom, France and Spain will share resources – patrol vessels and personnel, in a continuing effort to monitor trans-boundary fisheries. This further development of international co-operation on fisheries control for…
Shooter Gets Ready to Kayak Round Ireland
Canoeing
Monaghan's Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander will soon begin her challenge to be come the first Northern Irish woman to circumnavigate the island of Ireland by kayak, the OutdoorNI Adventure Blog reports. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ On 3 May she will set off from the…
Clare Will Be Rocking for Surf & Music Festival
Surfing
Thousands of visitors are expected in the west Clare town of Miltown Malbay for the Cold Pro surf and music festival on the June bank holiday weekend. The Irish Examiner reports that Imelda May, Peter Hook (New Order) and Jamie…
Irish Victim Named in Australia Drowning
Diving
An Irishwoman who drowned while scuba diving in the Whitsunday Islands in Australia has been named, the Irish Examiner reports. Elaine Morrow, 23, from Ballintra in Co Donegal, had been on a three-day beginners diving course in the island chain,…
Galway Eight Fall to Hosts at Trinity Regatta
Rowing
Trinity won the men's senior eight rowing final at their own regatta at Islandbridge. They beat Galway Rowing Club by a narrow margin. Galway reversed the order in the men's senior coxed four, beating Trinity. Trinity Regatta, Saturday, Islandbridge (Selected…
McCrohan and O'Donovan Win Sculling Trials
Rowing
Lightweight rowing athletes Siobhan McCrohan and Mark O’Donovan won the single sculls medals – an innovation this year – at the National Trials at the NRC in Cork. McCrohan held off heavyweight Lisa Dilleen to take her crown, while O’Donovan…

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