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Jake Cochrane
#Canoeing: Jake Cochrane and Eoin Teague made it through to the semi-finals at the canoe slalom World Cup Final in Prague. Teague, in the K1, and Cochrane in the C1, both qualified from their second runs. Liam Jegou did not…
Bass seizure on the south east coast
Thursday, 5th September 2019: Fisheries Officers from Inland Fisheries Ireland seized 29 bass from two boat anglers on the South East Coast last week. The seizure was secured following a surveillance operation as part of a fisheries protection programme which…
Sanita Puspure
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure says it was harder to defend her World Rowing Championship title that it was to win it for the first time. "Mentally I think [it was harder]. Everyone is looking at you. You're the one to beat…
‘Swim Safe’ Sessions At Lough Erne’s Share Centre This Month
The RNLI says it wants to help children Swim Safe with free water safety sessions at the Share Discovery Village on Upper Lough Erne for the first time this September. The fun, hour-long sessions teach young people how to swim…
A land-based fish farm
Inland Fisheries Ireland chief executive Dr Ciaran Byrne has said that the evidence is “pointing towards” moving fish farms onshore for a more sustainable aquaculture industry writes Lorna Siggins. Dr Byrne was responding to a decision by the Danish government to halt…
Sanita Puspure after her win with Sarah Jane McDonnell of the Ireland team
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure and the men's double scull of Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne took gold and silver for Ireland on the final day of the World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim. Puspure was set a very hard challenge by her…
George’s Dock between the IFSC and the CHQ Building is the site for the proposed €12 million white-water course
Plans for a white-water rafting circuit in the heart of Dublin have come back to the fore, as The Irish Times reports. Earlier this year Dublin City councillors were presented with plans for scheme, which aims to transform George’s Dock…
Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan
#Rowing: Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy became the world champions in the lightweight double sculls with an outstanding victory over Germany and Italy here in Linz-Ottensheim. The men in blue and red and white disputed the lead through the first…
The Ireland women's four
#Rowing: Ireland's ambitions of booking a slot for a fifth boat at Tokyo 2020 came up short. The Ireland four of Tara Hanlon, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty had the difficult task of taking a top-two place in…
Ireland cross the line in second
#Rowing: Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley booked another place for Ireland at the Tokyo Olympic Games this morning. They took second in the pairs B Final at the World Championships in Linz, well inside the top five which would have…
Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey
#Rowing: Ireland's lightweight double of Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh took fifth in their C Final, 17th overall at the World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim this morning. China were strong winners. Ireland came from sixth to fifth in the second…
Annika van Der Meer, Kathryn Ross and Katie O'Brien
#Ireland had a special hour here at the World Rowing Championships in Austria, featuring a medal and another wonderful performance by Sanita Puspure, which booked a place for her boat in Tokyo, following the qualification of the men's double and…
Ireland Wins from Romania (near) and Britain
#Rowing: Ireland qualified a second boat for the Olympic Games today. The Ireland double of Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne controlled their semi-final to win from Romania and Britain, who also qualified for the A Final. The middle stages were…
Ireland Cross the line just behind the United States
#Rowing: Ireland's Gary O'Donovan took fourth in his B Final of the lightweight single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim. Rainer Kepplinger of Austria won, with O'Donovan part of group close behind. The finish puts O'Donovan 10th overall…
Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan, who won the E Final today.
#Rowing: The men's pair of Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll won their E Final at the World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim. The Skibbereen men led right through and saw off nearest challengers, Lithuania. World Rowing Championships, Linz-Ottensheim, Austria - Day…
Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey
#Rowing: Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh finished third in their C/D Semi-Final at the World Championships and qualified for the C Final. China, Germany and Ireland held that order through the great bulk of the race, but Ireland closed hard…

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