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Record Entry for Lee Swim
Entry has closed for this weekend's Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim, with a record 341 swimmers taking on the two-kilometre course. The swim starts at 3.30pm on Saturday, sending the racers down the Lee with a 300m upstream section at…
NUIG Beat Queen's On the Line Again
NUIG retained their senior eights title at the National Championships in Farran Wood in Cork with an on-the-line victory over Queen’s University which was remarkably similar to their win last year. The two crews were locked together in the closing…
Semi-Final Surprise at Championships
There was controversy in the semi-finals of the men's senior eights at the National Rowing Championships in Cork. The University of Limerick cox failed to weigh in for the second semi-final, and the crew was disqualified.  This left only three…
Bann and Portora Junior Eights Champions
Bann of Coleraine had a fine victory at the National Rowing Championships in Cork in the junior 18 eights. Skibbereen, who had a very impressive semi-final win, were second. Portora won the women’s junior 18 eight by a length from…
Skibbereen Finish With Another Win
Skibbereen ended a very successful day at the National Championships in Farran Wood in Cork by winning the men’s junior coxed four. Gary O’Donovan, Diarmuid O’Driscoll, Shane O’Driscoll and Paul O’Donovan had over six seconds to spare over Bann B…
NUIG and Skibbereen To The Fore
NUIG took on and beat UCD in the men’s senior four at the National Championships in Cork. The experienced crew of Paul Giblin, Alan Martin, Cormac Folan and stroke James Wall passed the four rowers who had won the Prince…
Inter Joy For Trinity and University of Limerick
University of Limerick fought of a strong challenge by Galway Rowing Club to take the Intermediate Eight title at the National Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork by one length.  Trinity won the women’s intermediate eights title. In…
Irish Rowing Championships Gets Underway in Cork Tomorrow
This Friday the premier event of the domestic rowing season, the Irish Rowing Championship, takes place at the National Rowing Centre in Cork.  Over 1200 rowers will compete over two days of racing, the highlight being the Senior Eight or…
Young Ireland Crew Views Summit Up Close
The Ireland under-23 lightweight quadruple scull finished sixth in their A Final at the World Cup in Lucerne. France made the pace for much of the race, but it was World Champions Italy who took gold. Germany took silver and…
McCrohan Sixth in A Final
Siobhan McCrohan finished sixth in the A Final of the lightweight single scull at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne. The 23-year-old did well in the early stages and was second at 500 metres. However, as her opponents made their…
Young Irish Crews Grab A Final Places
Siobhan McCrohan and the lightweight men’s quadruple scull grabbed A Final spots this morning at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne. McCrohan (23) raced into the final of the lightweight single scull, taking second place to Alexandra Tsiavou of Greece…
Semi-Final Place for McCrohan
Siobhan McCrohan came third in her quarter-final of the lightweight single scull at the World Cup in Lucerne, securing a place in the semi-finals. The Galway woman led early on, but Erika Bello of Italy and Fabiana Beltrame of Brazil…
McCrohan Wins Heat in Lucerne
Ireland had an encouraging start to the final World Cup regatta at Lucerne this morning with a convincing win for Siobhan McCrohan in her heat of the lightweight single scull. Cathal Moynihan also qualified for the quarter finals of the…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority Classifies Shellfish Areas According to Water Hygiene
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has published the 2010/11 Shellfish Area Microbiological Classification. This document classifies shellfish production areas according to water quality. The European food regulations require shellfish areas to be classified using the amount of bacteria found in…
UCD Coxed Four Henley Champions
UCD won the final of the Prince Albert for student coxed fours at Henley Royal Regatta yesterday. The crew of Dave Neale, Colm Pierce, Finbar Manning, stroke Tom Doyle and cox Jenny Lynch overcame the challenge of University of Bristol…
Queen's Fall to Determined Dutch
Queen’s University’s challenge in the Temple Cup for Student Eights ended with a narrow defeat to ASR Nereus of the Netherlands. Neither crew could establish a clear lead for most of a remarkably close race, but Nereus found enough as…

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