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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…
UCD Beat Harvard in Henley Semi-Final
UCD had a terrific win in the semi-final of the Prince Albert for college coxed fours at Henley Royal Regatta. This was a race all down the long course, with the Irish establishing a slight lead early on and holding…
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…

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