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Skibbereen on top as Grand League resumes with Limerick Regatta
The Rowing Ireland Grand League resumes this weekend following its break in July to accommodate the National Rowing Championships. This is the fifth in the series at Limerick regatta in O’Briens Bridge on Sat 21st Aug.Skibbereen Rowing Club, who widened…
Dalkey Island Swim Raises funds for African hospital
This year's charity swim across the sound from Dalkey Island to Coliemore Harbour took place on Sunday 15 August writes Jehan Ashmore.The event raised a total of €5,000 with the proceeds benefitting the Kisiizi Hospital in south-western Uganda. The padraetric…
Ireland and Norway to Exchange Information on Fish Landings
With a view to enhancing existing fisheries control and monitoring arrangements between Ireland and Norway, the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) and the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries have signed a bi-lateral agreement on the 11th of August 2010. The fisheries control…
Channel Attempt swim by Waterford Firefighter
A firefighter from Waterford swam from Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary to Waterford city over the weekend to publicise a fundraiser where he will swim the English Channel for a cancer charity on his 40th birthday.Alan Smith (39), from Ashley Court,…
Ireland Take Bronze in World University Rowing
Ireland's senior eight took bronze at the World University Rowing Championships at Szeged in Hungary today. Britain were well in control through the race, but Ireland were always in medal contention and pushed France into fourth. Estonia took the silver. The Ireland crew is…
Hughes 10th Overall at World Junior Champs
Turlough Hughes finished fourth in the B Final of the men’s single sculls at the World Junior Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic this morning. Portugal’s Tome Perdigao won a battle with Serbia’s Alexsandar Filipovic at the head of…
Hughes Fifth in World Championship Semi
Turlough Hughes finished fifth in the semi-final of the men’s single scull at the World Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. The race was won by the reigning world champion, Felix Bach of Germany, with Jakub Podrazil of the Czech…
History Made Yet Again At Irish Waterski Championships
The 2010 Nationals made history for several reasons. The host Club, County Down's Lough Aghery Waterski Club were relieved to have great water conditions and some sunshine for the weekend. All were delighted to see both Jack and Janet Maxwell…
Hughes Finishes Well to Make Semi-Final
Turlough Hughes improved from fifth to third in the final quarter to secure a place in the semi-finals of the World Junior Championships at Racice in the Czech Republic this morning. Andre Redr of Slovakia was the clear winner, with…
Unique Fisheries Conference Set for Galway
A unique conference - aimed at making the most of fisheries information collected from commercial fishing vessels and fishermen themselves – will take place later this month in Galway between the 23rd and 26th August.The conference will be hosted by…
Galway's Atlantic Oarsman in World Record
At the beginning of August, a 23ft four-man rowing boat arrived off The Lizard, England's most southerly headland and the traditional point for Transatlantic bids, to establish a new transoceanic rowing time for the crew of one Irishman, two Scotsmen,…
Hughes Clears First Hurdle at World Champs
Turlough Hughes made it through the first test at the World Junior Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic today. The 18-year-old took third place in his heat and qualified for tomorrow’s quarter-finals. Felix Bach of Germany, the defending champion,…
Hughes Faces Champion at World Juniors
Ireland’s sole representative at the World Junior Championships, Turlough Hughes, has drawn the defending champion, Felix Bach of Germany, in his heat of the single scull. Four of the five scullers in the heat tomorrow will make it to the…
Two More Silver Medals for Ireland Juniors
Shane O’Driscoll and Paul O’Donovan added a second silver rowing medal to their collection on the final day of the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Hazewinkel in Belgium on Sunday. In a repeat of Saturday’s results, the Ireland junior double…
Silver for Ireland in Coupe de la Jeunesse
Paul O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll took silver for Ireland in the Coupe de la Jeunesse at Hazewinkel in Belgium. The two Skibbereen men finished just 1.19 seconds behind Hungary in the double scull. Ireland’s women’s quadruple finished fourth in their…
26 Days to Circumnavigate Ulster By Kayak
Twenty six days after leaving the calm waters of Lough Erne, local lass Elaine Alexander AKA 'Shooter' completes her toughest challenge to date – the circumnavigation of Ulster by Kayak. Shooter's expedition started in difficult weather conditions which gradually deteriorated.…

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