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McCrohan and Lambe Make European A Final
Ireland’s Siobhan McCrohan (23) and Claire Lambe (20) will compete in the A Final of the European Championships in Montemor-o-Velho in Portugal tomorrow. To qualify the Irish lightweight double scull needed to finish in the top two of their repechage…
Kenny and O'Donovan Turn the Tide
Niall Kenny and Mark O’Donovan produced a fast final 500 metres in the lightweight double scull repechage to make the A/B Semi-Finals at the European Championships in Portugal today. The Ireland crew had a disappointing heat, finishing last, but they…
Good Finish by Lambe and McCrohan
Ireland’s Claire Lambe and Siobhan McCrohan finished very well to take second place behind Germany in their heat of the lightweight double scull at the European Championships in Montemor-o-Velho in Portugal. Germany controlled the race from early on and took…
Lord Mayor to Fire Starting Gun at Dublin's Liffey Swim
This Saturday, 11th September, the Dublin City Council sponsored Liffey Swim celebrates its 90th anniversary as 237 men and 114 women take the plunge, having completed 4 qualifying races on the 2010 Leinster Open Sea Swim Calendar. Dublin's Lord Mayor,…
Fangen-Hall Pays Tribute to Manning and Neale (Podcast HERE!)
Mark Fangen-Hall, the coach of the Ireland eight which took bronze at the World University Rowing Championships in Szeged in Hungary last month, has paid tribute to UCD men Dave Neale and Finbar Manning, who won their places in a…
Lough Erne Canoe Rally Paddles Against Global Warming
Ireland's largest residential activity centre, Share Holiday Village is proud to announce that the third annual brites Lough Erne Canoe Rally will take place on 25th and 26th September 2010. This year the event, which attracts paddlers from all over…
Clavin and Maher Climb to Top of Ladder
Sheila Clavin of St Michael's Rowing Club in Limerick and Michael Maher of Dublin club Commercial came out on top at the 12th Annual Sculling Challenge in Belfast at the weekend. The challenge pits competitors from the Dublin, Cork and…
Perth Pair Clean Up in Liffey Descent
“That was awesome fun,” said Steve Bird, after he partnered fellow Australian Jesse Phillips to a win in the Liffey Descent. The two men from Perth, competing for the first time in the Straffan to Islandbridge race, were the fastest…
Memorable Month for University Eight
The Afloat Rowers of the Month for August are the Ireland eight which took a bronze medal at the World University Championships in Szeged in Hungary. The crew was assembled from the Queen’s University eight which won the Irish and…
Up to 300 Expected for Annual Liffey Swim
Dublin's famous Liffey Swim takes place on Saturday 11th September. The Dublin City Council sponsored event sees swimmers of all abilities, and a variety of ages compete over a 2.2km course. It starts at Watling Street Bridge, near the Guinness…
Swimming from Rathlin to Ballycastle for the RNLI
Gary Knox describes himself as a good pool swimmer so why is he swimming from Rathlin to Ballycastle next weekend (weather permitting).....It's all for the RNLI of course. Gary is so impressed by the volunteer commitment of the crews he…
Search for Missing Kayaker Ends After Women's Body Recovered
The search for a missing female kayaker on the Irish sea has been called off after the body of a woman was found in the sea off the Lleyn peninsular this evening. The search from Lleyn to Morfa Nefyn, Fort…
Search Resumes After Missing Kayak Located
Early this morning a red Avocet kayak answering the description of the one used by missing female kayaker, Elizabeth Ashbee, a member of Shrewsbury Kayak Club, was found on the beach at Morfa Nefyn on the Lleyn peninsular. There is…
Irish Sea Kayaker Feared Dead
A kayaker is feared dead after disappearing in treacherous conditions off the coast of Anglesey on the far side of the Irish Sea. The 53-year-old mother-of-two was separated from four other canoeists between Rhosneigr and Rhoscolyn as they were battered by…
Bantry Crew in Second in 'Atlantic Challenge'
The Bantry Bay crew, soared in second place, while representing Ireland in the Atlantic Rowing Challenge; International Contest of Seamanship in early August this year in Midland Canada.Competing on Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes the Bantry Bay…
Former Obama Adviser sees a "Rebirth" in the Use of Industry Information to Guide Scientists
Over 200 fishers and fisheries scientists from all over the world gathered in Galway yesterday (23rd August) for a unique four-day conference to share information on fish stocks. Dr. Peter Heffernan (Marine Institute) with Martin Pastoors (IMARES, The Netherlands) and…

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