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Adaptive Four Make World Championships A Final
Ireland will have an A Finalist at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand. The Legs Trunk and Arms Mixed Coxed Four won their repechage today to qualify for Thursday’s final. Ireland were second at halfway to Poland, who caught…
Play Hockey, Underwater!
For anyone looking for new winter time water sport, why not consider underwater hockey also known as Octopush writes Timmy Carey.The game is played in the swimming pool with two teams of six who chase a weighted puck along the bottom of…
Ireland's World Championship Crews Find Going Tough
Ireland’s two adaptive crews must negotiate their way through  repechages tomorrow if they are to make  A Finals at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand. In their first outings, The Legs, Trunk and Arms mixed coxed four finished fourth…
Coady Does Ireland Proud at World Surfing Games
Ireland's sole representative at the 2010 ISA World Surfing Games was lucky to even make it to the contest last week in Peru - thanks to a little help from his friends. John Coady told SurferToday.com how the economic downturn…
Keohane Honoured for Gold Standard Season
The Afloat Rower of the Month for October is John Keohane of Kilmacsimon coastal rowing club, who won the single sculls title at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Istanbul. The 31-year-old also competes for Lee Valley Rowing Club and…
Rossnowlagh Surfing to Feature in New RTE Show
Bulletin TV will be bursting onto your screens every Thursday from the 28th of October at 7pm on RTE 2. The adrenaline-jammed 8 part series brings The Red Bulletin Magazine to life and features extreme sports in full throttle from…
Irish Anglers Dominate World Open Pike Classic
Irish anglers showed their dominance at the Waterways Ireland World Open Pike Fishing Classic on the River Erne at Enniskillen recently. Bothers Eddie and Frankie Roofe from Enniskillen came tops in the boat fly event, claiming the top three spots…
Canoeists Sought For Weil's Disease Survey
Canoeing Ireland is currently conducting a survey for new research at UCD aimed to reduce the risk of Weil's disease infection among Irish paddlers. Those who have at one time contracted a medically confirmed case of Weil's disease (Leptospirosis) are…
Ireland Opposes Transfer of Fish Quotas to Norway
At today's meeting of the Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers in Luxembourg, Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, strongly defended Ireland's position opposing the transfer of Ireland's fish quotas to Norway…
Dundalk Divers Pay Tribute to 20 Lost on SS Dundalk in 1918
On the 14th of October 1918, 20 people from Dundalk lost their lives aboard SS Dundalk when it sunk 60 miles south of the Isle of Man writes Timmy Carey. Earlier this year to mark the 92nd anniversary of the loss…
Corkman Keohane The World Coastal Champion
John Keohane of the Kilmacsimon Club in Co Cork took the single sculls' title at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Istanbul. The tall Corkman finished well ahead of Alberto Exarte of the San Pedro club in Spain, with Guiseppe…
The Allure of the Deep, Is Diving for You?
It's that time of year again, dark evenings and looking for a new challenge writes Timmy Carey. Time to find a new sport to take away the winter blues, why not try SCUBA Diving or Snorkelling. Most clubs begin training either in October…
Fishermen Rewarded with Prestigious Marine Stewardship Certificates
Fishermen in the south-east have achieved the much sought after Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification. Certification of this Mackerel fishery indicates the use of sustainable fishing practices and can be used to strongly promote continued market share and future development…
Dedicated Search and Recovery Divers Honoured for Voluntary Service to the State
After decades of selfless service to the state, Dermot Ahern TD and Minister for Justice recently awarded long service medals to 96 voluntary search and recovery divers from all over Ireland at a ceremony in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.…
Galway Welcomes Anglers for Irish Fly Fair
Fly fishing enthusiasts will converge on Galway next month as the city hosts the first annual Irish Fly Fair. Some of the world's top fly tyers will be on hand to show off their craft, and professional casters will demonstrate…
Sligo Surfers Tops at Rossnowlagh
Sligo have been crowned champions of 2010 after a hard-fought final at the Rossnowlagh Intercounties over the weekend. The Sligo team's combination of veterans (David O'Donnell, Kerry Larkin) and juniors (Gearoid McDaid and Aaron O'Hare) was more than a match…

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