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O'Neill Honoured in New Zealand
Rowing vet Sean O’Neill from Limerick has been honoured in New Zealand. The Limerickman was this week named the Marlborough Express/Blenheim Round Table Sportsperson of the Year. O’Neill’s father, Tom, attended the ceremony in Marlborough. The 30-year-old came out on…
Morgan Falls Just Short in Newquay
Irish surfer Nicole Morgan made a strong showing at last weekend's Newquay Open, the final stop on this season's UK Pro Surf Tour. The Belfast native - who now lives in Bundoran, Co Donegal - placed fourth after the two-day…
Irish Anglers Win Big in South Africa
Ireland's angling team won the 2010 World Shore Championships in South Africa at the weekend. The combined effort of the five-strong Irish squad was more than enough to see off the strong opposition of teams from Italy and Spain over…
Liffey Odyssey for Canoeists This Saturday
The annual Odyssey on the Liffey canoe tour is scheduled for this coming Saturday 20 November. Organised by the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre and the Wild Water Kayak Club, the tour runs from the Garda Boat Club in Islandbridge along…
Queen's Fifth in Fours Head in London
Queen’s Unversity’s rowing elite four of Colin Williamson, Rory O’Connor, Abdulrahman Mohamed and Jonathan Mitchell finished fifth at the Fuller’s Fours Head of the River in London today. At the Bann Head of the River on Saturday, the host club’s…
Prowlers Could Boost Tourism in West
The 50ft monster waves that arose off Ireland's west coast last week could provide a significant boost to tourism in the region. Ethna Murphy of Fáilte Ireland told The Irish Times that images and news reports of the Prowlers waves…
Giant Prowler Wave Location Remains Secret
The location of record breaking waves that appear only every few years will remain a secret known only to a handful of brave surfers. An international team - including Irish surfers - rode the giant prowler waves off the west…
Home Divers Make a Splash at Irish Open
Irish divers made a strong showing at the 2010 Irish Open National Championships last weekend. Natasha McManus of the Dublin Diving Club took first place in the Girls C group 1 metre and 3 metre categories, just missing out on…
Hurricane Produces West Coast 'Prowler'
West coast surfers who went out on a huge wave yesterday (SCROLL DOWN FOR VID) are refusing to give away the secret location of the new monster wave that produced a spectacular photograph on the front page of the Irish…
Kitesurfer Killed in France
A kitesurfer has been overwhelmed by the force of the wind while he was kitesurfing and been killed in France. He crashed into a nine-storey building and then went over it. The has more on the accident. See over the…
 Kozlowsk Lecture on Cave Diving in Ireland
Of all aspects of scuba diving, the discipline with the highest mortality rate is cave diving writes Timmy Carey. A myriad of things can go wrong, a diver can get lost, run out of air and even worse, carried out in complete darkness…
Historic Lecture on the Easter Rising Vessel, The Aud
Embedded in the history of Ireland, the events which occurred in April 1916 place Roger Casement and his famous gun running ship in the annals of Irish history. She lies broken, in a depth 34 metres in Cork Harbour. Much of the…
Fifth-Place Finish for O'Neill's New Zealand Crew
Sean O’Neill had to settle for fifth place in the A Final at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand today. The Limerickman rowed in the six seat of the New Zealand eight which put up a good fight in…
UCD's Senior Eight Fastest at Neptune Head of the River
UCD’s men’s senior eight were by far the fastest crew at the Neptune Head of the River at Blessington, with 25 seconds to spare over their nearest rivals in the eight, University of Limerick. The UCD women’s eight also topped…
Chambers a Coleraine Golden Boy
Richard Chambers from Coleraine took gold at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand today as the Britain lightweight four won an extremely close race. Another Coleraine man, Alan Campbell, made the podium in the men’s single scull, where he…
Grant Aid Announced for 129 Fisheries Projects
Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, today announced grant aid support for 129 projects. The European Fisheries Fund provides co-funding for specific projects which are outlined in the appendix. Grant-aid of €1,122,084…

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