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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…
Ireland So Close to Second Medal at Lucerne World Cup
Ireland came within 1.38 seconds of adding a second bronze medal to Siobhan McCrohan's at the World Cup rowing regatta at Lucerne today. The lightweight quadruple scull of Shane O’Driscoll, Niall Kenny, Peter Hanily and Justin Ryan were passed in…
McCrohan Wins Bronze Medal at World Cup Rowing Regatta
Irish rowing got a real fillip today when lightweight single sculler Siobhan McCrohan won a bronze medal at the World Cup rowing regatta at Lucerne. In a race won by the outstanding Greek talent Alexandra Tsiavou, the 24-year-old Galway woman…
Dilleen and Puspure Hit by Poor Start in Lucerne
Ireland’s women’s double  of Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure have had to settle for a place in the B Final at the World Cup rowing championships in Lucerne. In their semi-final they missed strokes after catching a buoy near the…
Maher and O'Donovan Finish Well at Lucerne
The Ireland lightweight double scull of Michael Maher and Mark O’Donovan held off Sweden to take second place in the D Final and 20th place overall at the World Cup rowing regatta in Lucerne. Hungary’s Tamas Varga and Peter Galambos…
McCrohan Guarantees A Final Spot at Lucerne
Siobhan McCrohan qualified for the final of the lightweight single scull at the World Cup rowing regatta at Lucerne in Switzerland by taking second in her semi-final. The goal of a top three place was annexed early and not yielded…
Dilleen and Puspure Grit It Out to Make World Cup Semi-Finals
Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure held off challenges from Canada and Germany’s number one boat to secure a place in the A/B semi-finals of the women’s double scull at the World Cup rowing regatta in Lucerne. The Ireland crew had…
McCrohan Grabs Second Chance at World Cup
Siobhan McCrohan grabbed her second chance with both hands as she won her repechage of the lightweight single scull at the World Cup rowing regatta in Lucerne. Atsumi Fukumoto of Japan led through the early markers but McCrohan took over…
Five Represent Ireland at Canoe Slalom World Cup
Eoin Rheinisch joins four other canoeists representing Ireland at the Canoe Slalom World Cup today. Ciarán Heurteau, Patrick Hynes, Hannah Craig and Aisling Conlan round out the squad competing in Leipzig, Germany. Rheinish told The Irish Times that he was…
Maher and O'Donovan Qualify for Quarter-Final
Michael Maher and Mark O’Donovan finished a comfortable third in their heat and qualified for their quarter-final of the lightweight double scull at the World Cup rowing regatta in Lucerne. Former world champions Storm Uru and Peter Taylor won at…
Dilleen and Puspure Face Into Repechage
Ireland’s women’s double scull of Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure are set for a repechage later today after a fifth-place finish in their heat at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne. The Irish crew were in touch early on, but…
Record Entries for the 4 Mile Beginish Island Swim 2011
Off the rugged west coast, many of Ireland's finest distance swimmers will assemble on Saturday 16th July for the third annual Beginish Island Swim.  In one lap around the Island the swimmers will experience all the possible conditions: It starts…

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