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Kitesurfers Clash On Achill Island In ‘Battle For The Lake’ This Weekend
#Kitesurfing - Independent.ie has the lowdown on this weekend’s Battle for the Lake kitesurfing extravaganza on Achill Island. Keel Lough is the venue for the finale of the 2018 IKSA tour that will see many of the same competitors that…
Sean Rice after his win
#Canoeing: Sean Rice was the fastest man in the inaugural Irish Coast Paddling Championships from Greystones to Dún Laoghaire. Another South African, Hayley Jo Nixon took the women’s title. Brother and sister Bernard Cahill and Roisin Cahill from Clare were…
Fish Kill Confirmed On 5km Stretch Of Dublin’s River Tolka
#Angling - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed a fish kill on the River Tolka that was reported earlier this week. Fisheries investigators found dead fish over a 5km stretch of the river in the Tolka Valley Park area, following…
A still from upcoming surfing documentary Made In Ireland
#Surfing - If you’re in Bundoran this Saturday (22 September), you may be able to catch the world premiere of a new documentary on the legacy of Irish surfing. Made In Ireland will screen at The Chasin’ Bull at 6pm…
Last year’s National Ploughing Championships were also held in Screggan, near Tullamore
#Angling - Novice anglers are invited to try their hand at fishing at the upcoming National Ploughing Championships. Inland Fisheries Ireland will attend the three days that kick off in Screggan near Tullamore, Co Offaly from tomorrow, Tuesday 18 September,…
Gold Medallist Sanita Puspure celebrates with Jeannine Gmelin (silver) and Magdalena Lobnig (bronze)
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won Ireland’s second gold medal at the World Rowing Champinships at Plovdiv in Bulgaria today. She grabbed the lead in the single sculls final right from the start and never let it go. Defending champion Jeannine Gmelin…
Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne after their B Final
#Rowing: Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne took ninth in the world in the men’s double at the World Rowing Championships here in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Ireland crew finished third in their B Final behind the Netherlands and Poland. They tucked…
The Ireland Women's Double Wins in Plovdiv
#Rowing: Ireland started the final day of the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria in winning fashion. Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley dominated their C Final, winning by a length from Chile. This places the Ireland crew 13th in the world.…
Liffey Descent: Low Water Causes Canoe Carnage
On a day when low water caused carnage, British pair Nicky Chesser and Tom Lusty were the winners of the K2 class at the 59th Liffey Descent canoe marathon today. Irish pair Jenny Egan and John Simmons were first in…
Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey cross the line to win
#Rowing: Ireland’s Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh showed the Skibbereen skill for sprinting to good effect as they worn their C Final of the women’s lightweight double sculls at the World Championships in Plovdiv. They were fourth at 500 metres,…
Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan on the podium in Plovdiv
#Rowing: Ireland won gold at the World Rowing Championships with another brilliant row by the O’Donovan brothers. The Ireland lightweight double were in one of the unfavoured lanes - lane six - after taking third in their semi-final. But when…
Emily Hegarty and Aifric Keogh
#Rowing: Ireland finished sixth in the A Final of the women’s pair at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. New Zealand and Canada covered the first 500 metres best, but Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty passed through that mark…
Ireland (top of picture) finish a close-up fifth in the lightweight quadruple final
#Rowing: Ireland’s lightweight quadruple of Fintan McCarthy, Ryan Ballantine, Jake McCarthy and Andrew Goff took fifth in the A Final of the World Championships today. Germany raced well, winning a contest with Italy, who took second. Turkey, Ireland and Denmark…
Sanita Puspure
#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won her semi-final and progressed confidently to the A Final of the single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. While Fie-Udby Erichsen of Denmark staged an early challenge and led, Puspure swept through her…
Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne
#Rowing: Ireland’s Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne took fifth in their semi-final at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria this morning. They will compete in the B Final for places six to 12. The top three took A Final…
The astounding three-boat battle for second. From top: Italy, Ireland, Australia and The Netherlands
#Rowing: Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll featured in the closest race of the day at the World Rowing Championships. The first three crews to finish in the C/D semi-final of the men’s pair would go through to the C Final.…

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