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Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan
#Rowing: The race was a tight one, but Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won their semi-final of the lightweight double sculls to take their place in the A Final tomorrow at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne. The Ireland crew…
Sanita Puspure training at Lucerne
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won her semi-final of the single sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne with a dominant performance. Annekatrin Thiele of Germany disputed the lead in the first quarter, but Puspure led by the 1,000 metre mark…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll finished fourth in the semi-final of the men’s pair at the World Cup in Lucerne today. The Skibbereen men missed out on an A Final place, but not by much. Serbia won the race…
 Irish Naval Service plans to use drones to crack down on drug smuggling. Above Afloat adds the LE James Joyce recently arrived into the Mediterranean to take over Operation Sophia duties from LE Samual Beckett.
#NavalService - Use of drones by the Irish Naval Service is set to be stepped up in a bid to clamp down on illegal fishing and pollution offenses at sea. Remotely operated pilot air systems writes the Irish Central have…
Seafood plant in Connemara could face closure because of fishing quotas: above mackeral
#Fishing - The management of Iasc Mara Teoranta seafood plant in Ros a Mhíl, Connemara say that unless they can find a new owner, the plant will close. As the Galway Daily reports Iasc Mara Teoranta has been processing herring and…
Philip Doyle
#Rowing: Philip Doyle finished third in the C Final of the men’s single sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne this morning. The Queen’s University man led until the final quarter when Campbell Watts of Australia and Brian Rosso…
Andy Harrington and Patrick Boomer
#Rowing: Ireland’s Patrick Boomer and Andy Harrington finished fifth in the D Final of the men’s pair at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne this morning. Poland led from start to finish, and while Ireland moved out of the sixth…
Fionnan Crowley, the new single sculls champion
#Rowing: Skibbereen won three times and NUIG twice on the first day of the Irish Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre. Both the men’s and women’s senior doubles went to the west Cork club, and the also took the…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan took a fine second place behind France One in the quarter-final of the men’s pairs at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne today and secured their place in the A/B Semi-Finals. The Skibbereen men…
NUIG Take Women's Senior Four Title at Irish Championships
#Rowing: NUIG won the much-anticipated women’s senior four final at the Irish Rowing Championships today. Trinity made the early moves, but NUIG moved before halfway, with Commercial and Cork Boat Club also coming into contention. From there the Galway club…
Paul and Gary O'Donovan
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won their heat to qualify directly for the semi-finals at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne. The Ireland lightweight double scull took the lead from the start. They led Poland at halfway, but the…
Sanita Puspure
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won her heat of the single sculls impressively to qualify directly for the semi-final of the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne. Puspure was tested somewhat to 1500 metres by Kara Kohler of the United States, but only…
Patrick Boomer, who partnered Andy Harrington in the pair.
#Rowing: Three of the four Ireland boats in early action at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne qualified directly from their heats and avoided repechage action.  Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan took second place in their heat of the men’s…
State Not Ensuring Local Links With Fish Quotas Says Connemara Seafood Plant
#Fishing - The State’s promise to protect economic links between fishing quotas and local coastal communities is “not happening on the ground”, according to a Rossaveal seafood plant that faces an uncertain future. Iasc Mara Teoranta managing director Cathal Groonell…
Rowers Emily Hegarty, Natalie Long, Andrew Goff and Naill Beggan with Michael Quinlan and Frank Barry, ESB, and Michelle Carpenter, Rowing Ireland
#Rowing: ESB has teamed up with Rowing Ireland to support a series of prestigious rowing regattas on Inniscarra Reservoir this month. The Coupe de la Jeunesse, from July 27th to 29th, will attract talented young rowers from 13 countries across Europe.…
The entrance to the Tham Luang cave days into the search and rescue operation for the soccer team, who were all recovered alive as of Tuesday 10 July
#Diving - Amid the jubilation surrounding the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from a cave system in Thailand, The Irish Times notes an Irish connection to the story. Belgian national Jim Warny, who lives and works in…

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