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Enniskillen win the Junior Pair from Shandon
#Rowing: Jack Dorney was an impressive winner of the Junior 18 men’s single sculls final at the Ireland Assessment at the National Rowing Centre today. The Shandon man moved into a clear lead by the 1500 metre mark and won…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll finished just 15 hundredths of a second off a medal placing in the men’s four at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta. The Skibbereen men teamed up with Australian internationals Ben Coombs and Tim Masters…
Gary and Paul O'Donovan
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan came fifth in the Open Double Sculls at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta. The Skibbereen crew were well in contention and finished just under three seconds short of a medal place in the eight-crew…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan won the B Final of the men’s Open Pair at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta. The Skibbereen men led through the 500 metre mark and halfway and eventually won by over five seconds at…
Paul O'Donovan
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan took fifth place in the eight-man final of the Open Single Sculls at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta. The Skibbereen man held seventh place through much of the early part of the race, but closed up to…
Gary O'Donovan, Shane O'Driscoll, Mark O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan take some sun in Sydney
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan has qualified for the A Final of the men’s Open single sculls at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta in Australia. The Skibbereen man finished second in his semi-final. The Skibbereen pair of Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll…
Al Mennie is best known for tackling gigantic waves in the wildest of weather and in doing so facing all sorts of anxieties and fears head on.
You Will Turn the Tide! That is the message from Northern Ireland's Big Wave Surfer Al Mennie in his new book 'Overcome or Succumb'. Al Mennie is best known for tackling gigantic waves in the wildest of weather and in doing…
Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan scull at Penrith in Sydney
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won their heat of the Open double sculls at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta in Australia. The Skibbereen duo had the fastest time of the two heats. They will compete in the A Final…
Northern Ireland Fisheries Patrol Vessel (FPV) when under the name of Banríon Uladh which was changed to Queen of Ulster.
#Fisheries - The Irish News writes that a former DUP minister was told by officials of her department’s obligation to recognise Irish and Ulster-Scots months after she claimed it had adopted “single language policy”. Details emerged after the Department of…
Paul O'Donovan finished more than 16 seconds ahead of second-placed Jack Hargreaves
Paul O’Donovan won his heat of the Open single sculls at the Sydney International Regatta on Monday. The Skibbereen oarsman finished more than 16 seconds ahead of second-placed Jack Hargreaves. Gary O’Donovan finished eighth in his heat and must take…
Trinity hold off UCD to win the Gannon Cup on the Liffey
#Rowing; Trinity won the Gannon Cup with a fine performance today. The Colours races were run on a reverse of the Trinity Regatta course above the weir for safety reasons. There was a strong east wind and a powerful flow.…
Successful Prosecution For IFI After River Dee Pollution Incident
#Angling - At a sitting of Ardee District Court on Monday 12 March, Irish Water pleaded guilty to the discharge of deleterious matter to the River Dee on 15 May 2017. The offence related to a poor quality discharge from…
The Irish Coast Guard were involved in the search for Jamie McAllister, whose body was recovered on 27 May 2017
Investigations have concluded and no prosecution will be directed by the DPP over the death of a fisherman off Skerries last summer, as the Irish Examiner reports. Garda divers recovered the body of Jamie McAllister (28) on 27 May 2017,…
Gary O'Donovan, Mark O'Donovan, Shane O'Driscoll and Paul O'Donovan on Sydney Harbour Bridge
#Rowing: Australian rowing has given a warm welcome to the Irish quartet of Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan. Rowing Australia says the Irish, who returned from the 2017 World Championships with two gold medals,…
Conor Maguire Now Surfing For Red Bull
#Surfing - Bundoran big wave surfer Conor Maguire has joined the Red Bull stable. The 24-year-old was recently spotlighted during his preparations for La Vaca Gigantic in Spain, and is currently working on a documentary on surfing in Ireland. See…
The finish of the Schools' Head in London.
#Rowing: Enniskillen RBC had two outstanding results at the Schools’ Head of the River in London. The girls’ eight won their category, the First Eights, and were fifth overall. The boys’ eight finished second in the equivalent category behind Bedford.…

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