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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…
Ryan Ballantine
#Rowing: A lightweight quadruple has been added to the Ireland team for the senior World Championships. Andrew Goff, Ryan Ballantine, Jake McCarthy and Fintan McCarthy will compete alongside the four women’s crews and three men’s crews named earlier this week.…
Ciara Browne and Ciara Moynihan of the Ireland Junior Double with coach Ray Morrison
#Rowing: Ireland’s junior men’s quadruple took fourth in their heat and the junior women’s double fifth at the World Junior Championships at Racice in the Czech Republic.  Two boats qualified for the semi-finals from the heats of the quadruple, and…
The Ireland coxed four which qualified directly for the semi-finals in Racice with coach Fran Keane
#Rowing: Ireland had a good start to their campaign in the World Junior Championships. The Ireland coxed four of Conor Mulready, James O’Donovan, Fintan O’Driscoll, Eoin Gaffney and cox Eoin Finnegan took a good second place in their heat, comfortably…
Paul and Gary O'Donovan with their European silver medals at Strathclyde Park
#Rowing: Seven Ireland crews have been chosen for the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from September 9th to 16th. There are four women’s crews, headed by Sanita Puspure in a single scull. Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty will compete…
Paul and Gary O'Donovan celebrate at Strathclyde
#Rowing: Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan do not do boring finishes. They took silver at the European Rowing Championships in Strathclyde in Scotland in a stirring three-boat battle. Norway raced at the head of the field from 1,000 metres.…
Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh
#Rowing: Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey gave Irish fans plenty to cheer about at the European Rowing Championships in Strathclyde Park in Scotland. The Ireland lightweight double fought it out with Germany in an exciting B Final. Germany’s Leonie Pless…
Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan win the semi-final at Strathclyde today
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won an extremely close semi-final to qualify for the A Final of the lightweight double sculls at the European Rowing Championships in Strathclyde in Scotland this morning. Poland and the Czech Republic were the…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan
#Rowing: Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan took fifth in their B Final of the pairs, 11th overall, at the European Championships in Strathclyde Park in Scotland. In overcast but calm conditions, Ireland started well, but Germany took over and held…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll finished a close-up fifth in their semi-final of the pairs at the European Rowing Championships in Strathclyde, Scotland. France were the dominant force and took the first of the three qualification places. Italy were…
Aoife Casey
#Rowing: Ireland finished third in the repechage of the lightweight women’s double sculls and will compete in the B Final at the European Rowing Championships at Strathclyde in Scotland. Switzerland and Britain took the two A Final places which were…
Members of Sphere 17 in Darndale enjoying a sea angling trip with the Dublin Angling Initiative last year
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is calling on youth clubs, community groups and schools in the Greater Dublin Area to take part in its Dublin Angling Initiative. The fishing programme aims to promote, develop and improve angling among children…
Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll produced a remarkable final 500 metres to move from fourth to second in their repechage and qualify for the A/B semi-finals of the men’s pair at the European Rowing Championships in Strathclyde in Scotland.…
Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won their heat of the lightweight double sculls to qualify confidently for the A/B semi-finals at the European Championships in Strathclyde. France, with Pierre Houin in the stroke seat and Thomas Baroukh in the…
Denise Walsh
#Rowing: Ireland’s lightweight double scull of Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh took fourth in their heat at the European Championships in Strathclyde, Glasgow. The race for first and a place in the A Final was won by the determined Poland…

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