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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…
Bulls and Bears Fight it Out at Castleconnell Head
The first ever ‘Bulls and Bears’ Challenge Rowing Race was run at the Castleconnell Head of the River at O’Brien’s Bridge. Pairs from different clubs were formed into two eights which fought it out, with a combination of St Michael’s,…
Rossnowlagh Intercounties This Weekend
Surfers from across the country will be converging on Donegal this weekend for the annual Rossnowlagh Intercounties from 16-17 October. The All-Ireland event in Ballyshannon is a team competition, and is seen as an important social gathering for Ireland's surfing…
Portrush Surf Cam Goes Live
Surfing action from Portrush can now be enjoyed from all around the world following the launch of a live webcam at Whiterocks Beach. Martin Kelly of Portrush Surf School teamed up with the town's Royal Court Hotel to set up…
French Kite Surfer Sets New World Speed Sailing Record
French kite surfer Alex Caizergues set a New World Speed Sailing Record at 54.10 knots during his first run at this week's Luderitz Speed Challenge event earlier today in Namibia. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VID BELOW) The event renowned for its super…
Ministers Meet to Identify Fishing Priorities
The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Sean Connick TD, met today in Dublin with Minister Michelle Gildernew MP MLA, of Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Minister Connick described the meeting as…
Cornwall's Bennett Claims Kitesurfing Crown in Kerry
Cornwall's Will Bennett once again came up trumps at the British Kite Surf Association's (BKSA) annual Wavemaster event at Brandon Bay, Co Kerry recently (SEE VIDEO BELOW). Bennett claimed his fourth successive Wavemaster title after a tough final duel with…
Jacob's Ladder Reaches Seventh Heaven
Sean Jacob set a new record when he won his seventh Dublin Sculling Ladder time trial at Islandbridge on Saturday. Fellow UCD student Claire Lambe was the fastest woman and Trinity were the best overall rowing club. Last weekend’s time…
Ireland Victorious In 19th Pike International
Ireland celebrated victory over Britain in the 19th International Pike Championships last week in Galway and Roscommon. The 10-strong Irish squad secured the win after a hard-fought two-day contest on the river Suck, despite traling behind by 23lb in the…
Donegal Surfers Celebrate Top Showing at Easkey
John Britton of the famous Rossnowlagh surfing dynasty was among the winners at the Billabong Easkey Open in Co Sligo last weekend. (SCROLL DOWN FOR GREAT YOUTUBE VID) The national school teacher from Ballyshannon took the senior title home to…
New Safety Regs Anger Fishermen
New regulations that may force smaller vessels out of the Irish fishing fleet have come in to force. Fishermens organisations have reacted angrily to meeting the high cost of what they call 'over zealous' safety regulations. Lorna Siggins has more…
Championships To Cover Four Days in Mid July
Delegates to the Rowing Ireland agm at Neptune Rowing Club in Dublin decided to hold all the National Championships at their traditional time of mid July. However, the Championshhips will run over four days, from Thursday July 14th to Sunday,…
PODCAST: Relive the Best Race of the Champs
Mark O'Donovan of the Skibbereen quadruple tells the story of how the crew won the title at the National Championships. The crew of Richard Coakley, Gearoid Murphy, O'Donovan and Justin Ryan are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for September.…
Skibbereen Quadruple Light Up September
The Afloat Rowers of the Month for September are the Skibbereen men’s senior quadruple of Richard Coakley, Gearoid Murphy, Mark O’Donovan and Justin Ryan. The crew won the best race of the National Championships, beating a UCD/St Michael’s composite by…

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