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Noel Hendrick racing at the European Under-23 Championships in Bratislava
#Canoeing: Noel Hendrick qualified for his first semi-final in a big event and went on to make the final at the canoe slalom European Under-23 Championships in Bratislava. The Irishman finished ninth. It was a breaktrough for the young K1…
The National Rowing Centre
#CoastalRowing: Castletownbere and Myross both won on the double at the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. There was a big entry, especially at underage level, and  multiple heats. There is an extensive set…
The finish of the Heritage Under-18 Boys Race at Wexford
#CoastalRowing: Crews overcame sometimes difficult, windy, conditions at the big ICRF All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships at Ferrybank in Wexford today. Kerry clubs did particularly well, with Flesk Valley, Cromane, Fossa, Workmen’s and Commercial all taking gold medals. The organisers…
Nigel Greene with his hard-won World Cup earlier this month
#Angling - Nigel Greene was the big winner at the World Cup Trout Fly Angling Championships on Lough Mask over the August Bank Holiday, as Derek Evans writes for The Irish Times. The Fermanagh fly fisherman bested a field of…
Coastal, Offshore and Olympic craft at the NRC
#Coastal Rowing: The inaugural Irish Coastal Rowing Championships will take place this Saturday and Sunday, August 18th and 19th at the National Rowing Centre in Farran Wood, Cork. Clubs from all four provinces are set to compete.  Eddie Farr, chair…
Dutch Divers Are Galway Bound To Remove ‘Ghost’ Lobster Pots From Sea Bed
#StoneAndPots - Dutch divers are bringing their campaign against ‘ghost fishing’ to Galway Bay next month, as the Irish Examiner reports. Previously covered on Afloat.ie earlier this year, the Ghost Fishing Foundation co-ordinates cleanups of lost or abandoned fishing gear…
Sam McKeown celebrates his win in Shanghai
#Rowing: Sam McKeown of Queen’s University, Belfast, won gold in the single sculls at the World University Rowing Championships in Shanghai. McKeown, representing Britain, topped the podium, with  China’s Zhi Chen and Joel Naukkarinen of Finland taking silver and bronze.…
The Ireland junior men's coxed four
#Rowing: Ireland’s junior men’s coxed four took fifth in their B Final, 11th overall, at the World Junior Rowing Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. The Ireland crew of Conor Mulready, James O’Donovan, Fintan O’Driscoll, Eoin Gaffney and cox Eoin Finnegan…
Jack Dorney
#Rowing: Ireland finished second in the C Final of the junior men’s quadruple at the World Junior Rowing Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic. This placed the crew of Luke Hayes Nally, Alex Byrne, Jack Dorney and Jack Keating…
Fintan O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Eliza O’Reilly and Gill McGirr took fourth in their semi-final, just missing out on an A Final place at the World Junior Championships this morning. The junior pairs race featured an extraordinary performance by Maria Kyridou and Christina Bourmpou…
Ciara Browne and Ciara Moynihan with coach Ray Morrison.
#Rowing: Ireland had two impressive wins in their first races on Saturday at the World Junior Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic.  The Ireland junior men’s quadruple looked like they were out to make a point in their C/D…
The incident occurred off Cromane in Co Kerry on Friday 10 August
#Kerry - RTÉ News reports that a kayaker drowned off the Iveagh Peninsula in Co Kerry yesterday afternoon, Friday 10 August. Emergency services were alerted around 2.30pm to Cromane after the kayaker had been recovered from the water by a…
Britain win the Repechage as Ireland (top) push hard on Japan, with Austria (bottom) fourth
#Rowing: Ireland’s Ciara Moynihan and Ciara Browne finished third in their repechage of the junior women’s double at the World Junior Championships in Racice this morning. There were two spots available in the A/B semi-final, and Britain and Japan held…
Luke Hayes Nally, Alex Byrne, Jack Dorney and Jack Keating
#Rowing: Ireland just missed out on a place in the A/B semi-finals of the junior men’s quadruple at the World Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. The crew of Luke Hayes Nally, Alex Byrne, Jack Dorney and Jack Keating finished…
Eliza O'Reilly and Gill McGirr
#Rowing: Eliza O’Reilly and Gill McGirr took third in their repechage and qualified for the A/B semi-finals of the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic this morning. In quite rough conditions, the Fermoy girls thought their way through the…
Star Supporters: Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan with Sheila Clavin, who represented Ireland at the Home International.
#Rowers of the Month: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for July. This may have been the busiest month ever for Irish rowing. There were a string of outstanding performances during a frenetic month…

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