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Cast a line to Harvey’s Point Country Hotel
Harvey’s Point Country Hotel are trying to reel you in to learn the sport of Fly Fishing as the award-winning hotel collaborates with professional fly casting instructor Brendan Kerr for a Fly Fishing Tuition trip on the shores of Lough…
National Titles on Double for NUIG
NUIG were in commanding form at the Tribesmen Head of the River in Galway yesterday. The London Head of the River may have drawn away chief rivals Queen’s University, but NUIG looked very impressive in taking both the National Fours…
Queen's Finish Ninth at London Head
Queen’s University finished a creditable ninth at the huge Head of the River race in London. The all-student crew was within 30 seconds of the winning crew Molesey. Queen’s second crew were 32nd, while Commercial were 45th, University of Limerick…
NUIG the Big Winners at Tribesmen/Rowing Ireland Head of the River Competition
NUIG rowers continue to maintain a serious challenge in Irish rowing, capturing many of the more prestigious pennants on offer at last weekend’s Tribesmen / Rowing Ireland National Head of the river competition. Both the men’s and women’s Senior Eight…
Cheeky Rower eyes Open 60
Scottish rower Lia Ditton, who has just finished the Barcelona World Race, garnering attention for her naked rowing pictures, has announced that she will head straight into a campaign for the 2010 Barcelona World Race. Irish solo rower, Sean McGowan,…
Skibbereen and UCD top league table heading into second Grand League regatta
Up to eight hundred rowers from twenty eight clubs will compete in Rowing Ireland’s second Grand League Regatta which takes place next Saturday at the Queen's Regatta in Castlewellan , Co Down. The leading clubs after the first Grand League…
Students Turn out for ‘Get Going...Get Rowing!’ Initiative
One hundred and forty students from eight schools from Dublin, Offaly and Wexford took part in Rowing Ireland’s ‘Get Going...Get Rowing!’ initiative which took place at Dublin City Council’s Municipal Rowing Club last week. The afternoon event involved focused sport…
Moynihan and Kenny Dead Heat in Trial
Cathal Moynihan and Niall Kenny dead-heated in the final of the men’s lightweight single scull at the National Trials in Cork. Michael Maher and Justin Ryan were next to finish. Siobhan McCrohan won the women’s lightweight trial from Claire Lambe.…
Three Irish for Munich Junior Regatta
Ireland will be represented by three athletes at the Munich Junior Regatta next month. Turlough Hughes of King’s Hospital and two Skibbereen men, Shane O’Driscoll and Paul O’Donovan, will travel. The results will be key to whether Ireland sends a…
Rowing Ireland Grand League regatta series opens in Cork next weekend
The Rowing Ireland Grand League regatta series gets underway at the National Rowing Centre in Cork next Sunday 11th April. This is the first event, hosted by Skibbereen Rowing Club, in a series of six nationwide regattas (see full details…
Queen's Fast but UCD Take Prizes
UCD’s greater range in terms of entries landed them a clean sweep of the team prizes at the University Championships of Ireland at the NRC in Cork. They had 16 points to spare over Queen’s in the overall category, though…
Grand League Gets Off To Flying Start
Galway Rowing Club and Trinity took the men’s and women’s eights crowns at Skibbereen Regatta on Sunday. The first regatta in the new Grand League format was a success, with the emphasis on competition rather than sorting races according to…
British rowers aim for 2010 miles in 2010
Teams of rowers will be vying to smash a six-year-old record for a non-stop circumnavigation of Britain. The record for the Anglo American Boat Race, or GB Row 2010 as it's known this year, meant rowing more than 70 miles…
Galway Best Eight at Neptune Regatta
Galway Rowing Club, powered by outstanding seniors Marc Stephens and John Forde, won the men’s senior eight final at Neptune Regatta. In a straight final against UCD they had just a canvas to spare after a fine race. Neptune Regatta,…
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 Afloat.ie: Irish Fishing Boat Design Offered by Yamaha
An Irish designed boat is among the International line offered by engine giant Yamaha at this week's London boat Show. The Redfinn 6010 is manufactured in the UK by Irish marine duo Eugene McKiernan and Alistair Rumball. The design is…

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