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Irish Crews Bow Out at Henley
The evening events brought no joy for Irish-based crews at Henley Royal Regatta. Carlow gave as good as they got for much of the way in their clash with West End in the Thames Cup for club eights, but the …
Queen's A Save the Day
Queen’s A caught and beat Brock University of Canada in the quarter-final of the Temple Cup for student eights. The Belfast crew were behind at the Barrier and Fawley but moved coming up to the one-mile mark and won by…
Tough Start to Third Day at Henley for Irish
The first three Irish crews in action at Henley this morning all fell to the superior fire power of seeded crews. The old boys' club of Oxford and Cambridge, 1829 Boat Club, beat Galway Rowing Club in the Thames Cup…
Galway-Muckross Exit Visitors' Cup
An Argentinian composite crew which had terrible steering problems early on passed and beat the Galway Rowing Club/Muckross crew in the first round of the Visitors' Cup at Henley Royal Regatta. The crew from Club San Fernando and Club de…
Ludlow and Fitzgerald Rowers of the Month
Claire Ludlow and Elaine Fitzgerald are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for June. The Neptune crew won the elite lightweight pairs title at Henley Women’s Regatta. They were Ireland’s sole winners at the event and had targeted this win…
Double Joy for Queen's on Day Two at Henley
Queen's A and B crews qualified for the quarter-finals of the Temple Cup for student eights at Henley Royal Regatta, topping off a list of five out of six wins for Irish crews before lunch on the second day of…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Established
Minister for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan heralded the establishment of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) today as an “historic development in the way we protect, conserve and develop our nationally important inland fisheries resource”. The IFI replaces 17 bodies formerly involved…
Remarkable Morning for Irish at Henley
Irish crews were involved in six races this morning at Henley Royal Regatta and won all six. Both Queen's A and B crews had convincing victories in the Temple Cup for student eights, while Carlow and Galway won their heats…
Bann Best in Athlone Battle
Bann won the shoot-out among the top junior 18 eights at Athlone Regatta. The Derry club finished ahead St Joseph's of Galway, Portora and Presentation in the final race of the day. Neptune intermediates, who raced alongside the junior crews,…
Irish Women's Quadruple Qualifies for Henley
An Irish women's quadruple scull has made it through the qualifiers for Henley Royal Regatta. Rachel Beringer, Amy Duncan, Laura D’Urso and Dympna Kelly will compete in the Princess Grace Challenge Cup at the regatta proper. Imperial College London and Sport…
Connick Opens Fish Ireland 2010
Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, today opened Fish Ireland 2010, Ireland’s trade exhibition for the Irish Fishing Industry. Minister Connick also took the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Killybegs…
Skibbereen Widen Gap at top of Grand League
Skibbereen Rowing Club have maintained their dominance at the top of the Rowing Ireland Grand League following the Metro regatta, the fourth in the six series league. They have now increased their lead over nearest rivals, Dublin club, Neptune by 128…
Charity Rowers Row for Africa
Transatlantic rower Sean McGowan will join two of Inishowen's best known charity workers - whose ages total 153 years - in a sponsored 25-mile row this weekend in aid of Self Help Africa.Albert Doherty (68) and Willie Harrigan (85) will…
Elaine Trains for 1000 mile Kayak Round Ireland
Six months on from the Fermanagh floods local lass ‘Shooter’ aims to raise funds for flood stricken SHARE by paddling around Ulster and Ireland. Ulster Woman – Elaine Alexander (aka Shooter) starts training to tackle her toughest challenge to date.…
Spanish Fisherman Fined for Illegal Fishing Activity
The Master of a Spanish fishing vessel, the ‘Nuevo Murgados ‘ was fined and had his catch and gear confiscated by the State in a case brought before Cork Circuit Court on Tuesday 15th June 2010. Fines of €20,000 in…
Keogh (10) Makes Good Start To International Career
The Commercial four coxed by 10-year-old Rory Keogh made it through Friday morning qualification at Henley Women's Regatta. Single sculler Marie O'Neill of Cork Boat Club also moved into the draw proper through the time trials, and then came from…

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