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Connacht Anglers Fear Threat To Wild Brown Trout By ‘Predator’ Pike
Angling
#Angling - Wild brown trout in Connacht lakes face extinction due to unchecked numbers of pike, local anglers fear. According to Galway Bay FM, the Connacht Angling Council says stocks in Lough Corrib and Lough Mask are among those under…
Mark O'Donovan, Shane O'Driscoll and Gary O'Donovan at Dublin Airport.
Rowing
#Rowing: The Ireland team set off for the World Rowing Championships in Florida today. Gary O’Donovan accompanied the team, and was in good form despite having to pull out of competition due to a viral infection which has limited his…
Monika Dukarska
Rowing
#Rowing: Ireland will send a very big team to the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Thonon in France from October 13th to 15th.  Twenty-three crews from nine clubs will represent the country. The top contender for honours is Monika Dukarska…
World Pairs title co-holder Michael Buchwalder (left) also won the Daiwa Cup at the angling event in the Lakelands earlier this month
Angling
#Angling - 2016’s runners-up Michael Buchwalder and Rod Scott scooped the €10,000 prize and the prestigious title at the Lakelands & Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships They were among 55 angling pairs competing in the cross-border event staged on…
Gary O'Donovan
Rowing
#Rowing: The Ireland team for the World Rowing Championships has been weakened by the non-availability of Gary O’Donovan through illness. The Skibbereen man formed the lightweight double with his brother Paul which took silver at the Olympic Games in 2016.…
Jenny Egan competing in the Liffey Descent last year.
Canoeing
#Canoeing: It’s 30 kilometres of high-adrenaline challenge; two hours of torture for arm muscles. Yes, it is time for the Liffey Descent, when hundreds of competitors will career down the river from Kildare into Dublin.  The race on Saturday, September…
World Rowing Championship Organisers Say Irma Damage 'Limited'
Rowing
#Rowing: Hurricane Irma’s impact on Florida left a lot of those interested in the World Rowing Championships, which are set to take place in Sarasota from September 24th to October 1st, worried. Immediately after the storm, this was a statement…
The men’s starters make a splash in the 98th Liffey Swim on Saturday 9 September
Sea Swim
#LiffeySwim - The 98th Liffey Swim on Saturday (9 September) was a double for Dublin Swimming Club, according to BreakingNews.ie. Colin Monaghan and Anne Marie Bourke won the men’s and women’s races respectively over the 2.2km course from the Rory O’Moore…
Jenny Egan crosses the line to take bronze.
Canoeing
#Canoeing: Ireland’s Jenny Egan took a bronze medal in the K1 at the Canoe Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. Lani Belcher, who competes for Britain, took gold at the head of a group of three which broke…
Casey and Dukarska Excel at Irish Offshore Championships
Rowing
#Rowing: The titles at the Irish Offshore Championships were widely spread. Only the host club, Arklow, won twice, through their women’s double and John Casey in the offshore single. Casey, though he rows for Arklow and now lives nearby, is…
Four and Pair add to Irish Tally at World Masters
Rowing
#Rowing: The C coxed four of Rob Forde, Patrick Fowler, Oisin McGrath, Gary O’Neill and Tony Corcoran won their heat. The Commercial, Clonmel and Neptune crew beat a Monmouth crew from Britain by almost two seconds.    Milo and Patrick…
Behind the scenes at the World Masters Regatta
Rowing
#Rowing: One of the leading Irish boats at the World Masters Regatta in Bled in Slovenia clocked up a notable win today. The E eight made up of competitors from Belfast Boat Club, Commercial, Neptune and Waterford beat Dynamo of…
The Composite Eight Which Won at Bled
Rowing
#Rowing: Irish crews continued to amass medals on the second day of   the World Masters Regatta in Bled in Slovenia. The composite eight from Galway, Commercial, Clonmel, Neptune and Cork had a fine win in a good time of just…
Gerry Murphy and John Hudson, winners in Bled.
Rowing
#Rowing: Two Irish scullers, a four and a pair led the Irish charge at the World Masters Regatta in Bled in Slovenia today. Denis Crowley of Commercial and Sean Heaney of Galway joined John Hudson and Gerry Murphy of Neptune…
The course at Bled, Slovenia.
Rowing
#Rowing: Irish composite crews had good wins on the first day of the World Masters Regatta in Bled in Slovenia. The Irish B eight (average age 36 or more), which is formed from six clubs won. Two fours in the…
Cllr Emmett O'Brien after rowing from Ringmoylan to Labasheeda
Shannon Estuary
Leisure rowers and adventure tourists could be enjoying the delights and challenges of the Shannon Estuary if a new wave of eco-adventure tourism is realised, writes Andrew Carey in Limerick. That is according to Emmett O'Brien, the Pallaskenry native and…

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