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UCD Win Big Pot at National Rowing Championships
UCD are the new Irish men’s senior eights champions. In extremely difficult conditions at the National Rowing Championships in Cork, the big crew saw off an early challenge by Queen’s University and a late charge by NUIG/Grainne Mhaol to win…
Dukarska's Spectacular Capsize Robs Her of Title
Windy conditions and choppy water played their part in three capsizes in the first session of finals at the National Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork. By far the most important befell Monika Dukarska, who was leading…
Skibbereen Keep the Heat On at National Rowing Championships
Skibbereen brought their titles up to five for the first two days of the National Rowing Championships in Cork by taking the women’s senior pair through Christine Fitzerald and Denise Walsh and combining with Lee Valley to win the men’s…
Ireland Join Huge Entry at Under-23 World Rowing Championships
The World Under-23 Rowing Championships, which begins on Wednesday in Amsterdam, have drawn a record number of 63 competing nations. Last year Ireland took a silver medal in the lightweight quadruple scull and we will be again represented in this…
UCD Fume as Crew Disqualified From National Rowing Championships
The rain came to the National Rowing Centre yesterday, but the good racing at the National Rowing Championships continued – and there was even a raging controversy as UCD’ s  men’s intermediate eight was disqualified from the semi-finals after the…
Shooter Completes Solo Circumnavigation of Ireland by Kayak
Well-wishers broke out the champagne to welcome home Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander as she completed her solo circumnavigation of Ireland by kayak yesterday. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/item/16168-shooter-nears-the-finish-line-in-solo-kayak-challenge/ http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ The first woman from Northern Ireland to complete such a feat, Shooter landed at County Antrim…
UCD Take Fours Title and Put Henley Defeat Behind Them
UCD won the senior fours title at the National Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork, beating NUIG/Grainne Mhaol into second – reversing the result when the two crews met at Henley Royal Regatta. The margin was an…
Coastal Rowing Federation Affiliates to Rowing Ireland
The Irish Coastal Rowing Federation (ICRF), which oversees coastal rowing in Ireland, is set to affiliate with Rowing Ireland, the governing body for Olympic rowing in Ireland. Rowing Ireland will thus have about 150 clubs and over 6,000 registered rowers…
Skibbereen and Muckross Seniors Take Rowing Titles
Cork and Kerry took the first senior prizes on offer at the National Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre in Cork today. The Skibbereen senior women’s four of Orla Hayes, Christine Fitzgerald, Denise Walsh and Michelle (Shelly) Dineen had…
Molloy Replaces Giblin in NUIG/Grainne Mhaol Championship Eight
NUIG/Grainne Mhaol will have just one change of personnel to the crew which won the men’s senior eights as NUIG last year at this year's National Rowing Championships. Liam Molloy comes in for Paul Giblin, who is work-tied. UCD have…
Skibbereen Win Grand League Rowing Series
Skibbereen's strong support of the Grand League rowing series has paid dividends, as they are well on top of the table at the end of the four-regatta programme. The west Cork club also won both men's division one and women's…
Dublin Student Takes Gold At Wakeboard Music Festival
The Wakestock Music Wakeboard Festival staged at the weekend in Abersoch in Wales is the biggest of its kind in Europe. The top Wakeboard Riders in the World compete at Wakestock and with the Wakeboard World Championships in Milan, Italy,…
Shooter Nears the Finish Line in Solo Kayak Challenge
Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander is set for hero’s welcome this week as she becomes the first woman from Northern Ireland to circumnavigate the island of Ireland by kayak. http://afloat.ie/watersport/canoeing/item/15418-shooter-gets-ready-to-kayak-round-ireland/ http://afloat.ie/watersport/kayaking/ The solo paddler is expected to reach the finish line at…
Medals for Irish Kayakers at Athens Special Olympics
The Irish team returned to a warm welcome last week after their success at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, winning an incredible total of 107 medals - 31 of them gold. The medal haul included a number…
Kiteboarding Takes its Place in Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta showcased the dynamic new sport of Kiteboarding off Seapoint on Saturday. This year's regatta sees the launch of a brand new class, Kiteboard Course Racing. Many of you will be familiar with the mutlicoloured spectacle of…
Ireland Women's Double Finishes Eleventh at World Cup
Ireland’s Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure finished fifth in the B Final of the women’s double scull at the World Cup rowing regatta in Lucerne. This places the Irish 11th overall. Belarus and the United States were the two top…

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