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Fran Keane
#Rowing: Fran Keane has been chosen as Operations Manager and Pathway Coordinator for Rowing Ireland. Keane comes from a strong Athlone rowing family. His father and uncles rowed for Athlone Boat club and after following the family tradition he went…
Dublin to Host First of Corporate Regatta Series
#Rowing: Dublin City Council and Waterways Ireland have backed a new Corporate Regatta in Dublin, the first of a planned series. The Rowing Ireland event will be held on May 10th in the Docklands. Crews from companies will compete, with…
Ireland's Marine Minister Creed (right) with EU Commissioner Vella
The EU Commission today issued a Brexit Contingency Plan, agreed with Ireland and seven other impacted Member States, which sets out how fisheries would be managed in a No Deal Brexit. Fisheries is recognised as one of the most immediately…
T Burke II is a Wildcat 40 vessel and one of 19 built by Safehaven and in service worldwide
Bord Iascaigh Mhara has acquired a new inshore survey vessel for monitoring the state of mussel bed stocks on the south-west and east Irish coastlines. The 12m-long survey vessel, named T Burke II, was built by Cork company Safehaven Marine.…
Enniskillen's Junior Women's Eight beat Commercial
#Rowing: In a very good final race of Commercial Regatta, the hosts had to give way to Enniskillen in the women’s junior 18 eight. Commercial pushed the visitors right to the finish. There was also very tight race in the…
Commercial's men's eight on their way to a win at Neptune Regatta
#Rowing: Commercial and UCD took the senior eights titles at Neptune Regatta in different fashions. Trinity's women's eight led UCD passing the Neptune boat house, but UCD fought hard and passed their great rivals to win by a canvas. Commercial…
President Michael D Higgins has signed new legislation on access to Irish inshore waters
President Michael D Higgins has turned down an appeal made to him by lawyers for four mussel fishermen to refer controversial new legislation on access to Irish inshore waters to the judiciary. The legislation restoring access by Northern Irish vessels…
(Top) Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne and (above) Monika Dukarska and Aifric Keogh
The award for the Afloat Rowers of the Month for March is shared between the women’s pair of Aifric Keogh and Monika Dukarska and the men’s double of Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne. Both crews excelled at the Ireland Trial…
Appeal For Anglers To Become Citizen Scientists As Part Of National Salmon Scale Project
Anglers are needed as citizen scientists for a new National Salmon Scale Project, says Sean Canney TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector. Minister Canney said: “As we celebrate International Year of the Salmon, this project…
East Mayo Anglers Association's new facility
Inland Fisheries Ireland has welcomed the opening of East Mayo Anglers Association disabled angling facility on the River Moy in Foxford, County Mayo. The €200,000 facility, which was opened last Friday by Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community…
Activities such as kayaking could be under threat as the cost of insurance cover escalates
Outdoor adventure activities such as kayaking could be threatened by issues with Ireland’s insurance industry, as The Times reports. Killary Adventure Company is one of a number of activity providers that have spoken out over a growing trend of insurers…
Hundreds of visitors expected for the 2019 North West Angling Fair held on 6-7 April at Castlederg Castle in Co. Tyrone.
#angling - Next weekend sees the biggest event on the local angling calendar that looks set to attract hundreds of visitors when the North West Angling Fair is hosted in and around the spectacular setting of Castlederg Castle in Co.…
Eamonn Colclough
#Rowing: The agm of Rowing Ireland was businesslike and brief – coming in under an hour.  Neville Maxwell, the chair of the high performance committee, praised the “energy and enthusiasm” of high performance director Antonio Maurogiovanni. “He wants a system…
Dun Laoghaire's St Michael's Rowing Club in Shout Out for RIB Support for Celtic Challenge Race
This May Bank holiday weekend (May 3rd - 6th), St Michael’s Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire will take part in the ‘Celtic Challenge’ coastal rowing race from Arklow to Aberystwyth in Wales. At a distance of 150km, this relay race is…
Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne
#Rowing: An Ireland heavyweight four of Mark O’Donovan, Fionnan Crowley, Andy Harrington and Shane O’Driscoll got its first outing in the second session of the Ireland Trials on Saturday. Their test against Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle – who did…
Rory O'Neill and Finn O'Reilly after their win in the Ireland Trial
#Rowing: The double of Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne performed brilliantly for Ireland last year, culminating with a ninth-place finish at he World Championships. They took up where they left off at the the Ireland Trial at the National Rowing…

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