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Surfers Claim Harbour will Destroy Top Wave
Surfers in Co Clare and around the world are claiming that a proposed pier development at Doolin will ruin one of the world's top surf spots, Crab Island. The breaks at Crab Island feature in the Footprints guide to the…
Kitesurfers Plan Irish Sea Crossing
A team of six kitesurfers are planning to cross the Irish Sea, from Cloghy in Northern Ireland to Silloth in West Cumbria. Whilst not a record it will be the first time anyone has kited from Ireland to England.  Kirsty…
St.Michael's Rowing Club Launch  'The Hobbler’s Challenge 2010'
After successfully completing the open sea rowing race (the Celtic Challenge) in traditional wooden skiffs this year, the Dun Laoghaire club are now hosting their own long distance challenge for invited clubs. To make it happen the club is trying…
Oarsome Foursome First to Row Round Britain
Four female rowers have become the first women ever to row around the coast of Britain. The women who spent 51 days at sea in a tiny boat the length of two minis ended their epic 2,000-mile journey this morning…
Silver Medal for Ireland at Under-23 World Champs
Ireland’s lightweight men’s quadruple scull took the silver medal behind Germany at the World Under-23 Championships in Brest in Belarus this morning. The crew of Niall Kenny, Michael Maher, Mark O’Donovan and Justin Ryan were the main challengers to the…
Top Ten Finishes for Ireland Under-23 Crews
Ireland's three crews in B Finals this morning at the World Under-23 Championships in Belarus all finished in the top four in their races - in the top 10 overall.  Lisa Dilleen, who has just turned 19, again showed her…
Ireland Women Win at Home Internationals
Ireland won the women’s senior and junior titles at the Home International Regatta at the National Rowing Centre in Cork. England won the men’s senior title and Wales were the surprise winners of the junior men’s title. Home Internationals, National…
Lightweight Quadruple Power Into A Final
Ireland’s lightweight quadruple scull qualified for the A Final of the Under-23 World Championships in Brest in Belarus early this morning. France set the early pace, but Ireland passed them before 1500 metres and won the race from Britain, with…
'Seafood Sector to Play Role in Economic Recovery' - Minister
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Brendan Smith TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Fisheries, Sean Connick TD, today launched Bord Iascaigh Mhara's (BIM's) new three year strategy (2010 – 2012) and the Irish Seafood National Programme to…
Dilleen Fights Her Way to Semi-Final
Lisa Dilleen produced a terrific performance to finish third in her repechage and qualify for the A/B semi-finals of the women’s single scull at the World Under-23 Championships at Brest in Belarus. The Galway woman moved into third place just…
Lambe and Dolan Complete Good Day for Irish
Claire Lambe and Sarah Dolan moved confidently into the semi-finals of the World Under-23 Championships in Belarus by placing second in their heat of the lightweight double sculls. Canada set a startling pace at the start and won from there,…
Irish Shine in Under-23 Heats
Two Ireland crews qualified directly for the A/B Semi-Finals at the World Under-23 Championships in Brest, Belarus. The lightweight pair of Peter Hanily and Anthony English won their four-boat heat by over five seconds from Hong Kong. Both qualified. The…
New RTE Documentary Series on Irish Fisherman
RTE turns its cameras on Ireland's fishermen in a six-part series starting this Sunday on RTE One. Skippers takes the Irish audience aboard working fishing vessels in the Irish fleet to meet the men who lead these boats; the Skippers. Crews…
Record Entry for Lee Swim
Entry has closed for this weekend's Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim, with a record 341 swimmers taking on the two-kilometre course. The swim starts at 3.30pm on Saturday, sending the racers down the Lee with a 300m upstream section at…
NUIG Beat Queen's On the Line Again
NUIG retained their senior eights title at the National Championships in Farran Wood in Cork with an on-the-line victory over Queen’s University which was remarkably similar to their win last year. The two crews were locked together in the closing…
Semi-Final Surprise at Championships
There was controversy in the semi-finals of the men's senior eights at the National Rowing Championships in Cork. The University of Limerick cox failed to weigh in for the second semi-final, and the crew was disqualified.  This left only three…

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