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Four Crews Through to Munich Semi-Finals
Three Ireland crews joined heavyweight double Sanita Puspure and Lisa Dilleen in World Cup semi-finals after yesterday afternoon’s action in Munich. Claire Lambe and Siobhan McCrohan won their repechage of the lightweight women’s double scull and Mark O’Donovan and Niall…
Puspure and Dilleen Prosper in Time Trials
Ireland’s women’s double of Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure made it directly through to the A/B semi-finals at the World Cup regatta in Munich. They finished third in the time-trial heats which are being tested at this regatta. The lightweight…
Threat of High Winds Scuppers Metro Regatta
Metropolitan Regatta, scheduled for tomorrow, has been cancelled because of the forecast of high winds. The organisers are investigating the possibility of running it next Saturday, June 4th.
Dolan and Maher Fourth in Munich Time Trials
Ireland’s two lightweight single scullers at the World Cup Regatta in Munich, Sarah Dolan and Michael Maher, both had fourth-place finishes in their heats this morning and are set to compete in repechages later today. The heats were run on…
Metro Regatta Decision on Friday
The organisers of Metropolitan Rowing Regatta will post a decision tomorrow on whether to go ahead with the event. Strong winds are forecast for Blessington on Saturday. There is a huge entry, and Metro is set to serve as a…
Shooter Hits Tramore Three Weeks Into Kayak Challenge
Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander has now reached Tramore on the south-east coast in her effort to circumavigate the island of Ireland by kayak. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/item/15418-shooter-gets-ready-to-kayak-round-ireland/ Now three weeks into her solo voyage to raise funds for Share, which works for the…
Best Ever Surfing Winter for Ferg and Tom
Surfing magazine MagicSeaweed recently caught up with waveriders Fergal Smith and Tom Lowe to get the lowdown on winter surfing on the Emerald Isle. The pair describe how flat surf after last November's 'big freeze' gave way to a run…
Rowing Calendars for 2012 and 2013 Here
The domestic rowing calendars for 2012 and 2013 were agreed by the delegates at the agm of Rowing Ireland in Dublin. A fixtures meeting had done the bulk of the work, and some other changes were made before the calendar…
Coghlan Lands Job as Rowing Ireland Secretary
Frank Coghlan of Shandon Boat Club in Cork is the new secretary of Rowing Ireland. The 59-year-old, who was not on the outgoing board, defeated Brenda Ewing to take over from Gordon Reid at a well-attended agm. The proposed calendars…
Fishing to be Reopened at Castlemaine Harbour
Minister for Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has announced plans to reopen licensed commercial fishing in Castlemaine Harbour in Co Kerry, following the results of last year's pilot fishery. “I am satisfied, based on scientific and fishery management advice... that it…
Coghlan and Ewing Bid to Replace Reid at AGM
Gordon Reid steps aside as Secretary at the agm of Rowing Ireland on Saturday. The delegates will choose between Frank Coghlan of Shandon or Brenda Ewing of Belfast Rowing Club. The agm will be held at Sport HQ in Dublin.
Trip to Queen's Gives Skibbereen League Boost
Skibbereen head the Grand League table after the second round. The west Cork club, who were in second place behind UCD after their own regatta, travelled to Castlewellan in Co Down for the Queen’s regatta last weekend and added sufficient…
Spanish Fisherman Fined for Illegal Fishing Activity
The Master of a Spanish fishing vessel was fined and forfeited the value of the catch and gear on Monday 16th May, at a case brought before Cork Circuit Court. Mr Carlos Pereira Diaz, Master of the fishing vessel, the…
Back to the Future for European Fish Week
World Oceans Day on 8 June will see the launch European Fish Week 2011 at Trinity College's Long Room Hub. The evening will comprise an exhibition and brief talk on this year's theme of 'Back to the Future' - reclaiming…
Cork Sub Aqua to Host Diving Weekend in Baltimore
Cork Sub Aqua club will host a regional diving weekend; the weekend of Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Sun 10th July in Baltimore. The purpose of the weekend is to have a good weekend's diving and for divers from all over…
Mussel Dredgers Make a Fleeting Trawl of Dalkey Sound
Two mussel dredger-trawlers made a rare transit of Dalkey Sound, last Friday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sound which is located to the south of Dublin Bay is not used by commercial traffic but is frequented by pleasure-craft, local fishing boats…

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