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Ronan Foley (left) with the national sprint coach Jon Simmons
Jenny Egan and Ronan Foley will begin their campaign to qualify for next year’s Tokyo Olympics at the opening World Cup Canoe competition in Poznan, Poland starting on Thursday, May 23. In June last year, Egan, from the Salmon Leap…
Rescue 118 airlifted the casualty to Letterkenny University Hospital
Independent.ie reports that a man has died following what appears to be a diving-related incident off the coast of Inishowen in Donegal on Sunday afternoon (12 May). The man in his 30s was rushed to Letterkenny by the Irish Coast Guard…
Dozens of projects qualifying for grants totalling up to 4 million euro this year are awaiting letters of approval from Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Michael Creed has denied that a roll-out of several million euro for coastal projects has been delayed to tie in with his party’s European election campaign. Dozens of projects qualifying for grants totalling up…
The Castleconnell Women's Junior 18 Quadruple which won at Ghent.
#Rowing: Carlow’s Sadhbh Scully and Keara Egan won the junior 18 women’s double at Ghent regatta on Sunday – first of 18 competing crews. Castleconnell won the women’s junior 18 quadruple, another competitive event, with 10 crews completing the course.…
Trinity's Club Eight win at Trinity Regatta
#Rowing: Bann closed out the day with two wins at Trinity Regatta. Aaron Christie won the last race of the day, the men's intermediate single. In the previous race, the Coleraine club's women's club eight beat KSRV Njord convincingly -…
The DULBC women's novice eight wins at Trinity Regatta
#Rowing: The hosts won the men's senior eights title at Trinity Regatta today. The Trinity/Lady Elizabeth crew had a length and a quarter to spare over Blue Star, a British crew which featured Scott Durant, an Olympic gold medallist, along…
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD pictured with managing director John Nolan on a visit to the Castletownbere Fishermens Co-Operative Society Ltd
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. today announced the award of €2,369,801 in grants to 17 seafood enterprises in 9 different counties under his Department’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector.…
St Michael's victorious In Wales (left to right, front row) Simone Sav, Rebecca Kane, Sarah Lovejoy, Siobhan Hopkins, Catriona Gallagher, Amy Smith, Liz O’Toole, Nicola Fitzgerald, Cathy Brooks (left to right middle row) Michael Nolan, Eamon McKay, Brina Archer, Mark Crockford, Samantha Nagle, Aoife Byrne, Martina Doyle, Elizabeth Doyle, Stephen Ring (left to right back row) Kevin O’Farrell, Eoin Clarke, Jake Byrne, Sonja Storm, Mark Donnelly, Hillary Lovejoy, Kirstan O’Toole, Jack O’Farrell O’Toole, Isaac Matthews, Paul Morton, Brendan McLaughlin
As Afloat previously reported here, on the May bank holiday weekend (3rd to 6th of May), St. Michael’s Rowing Club Dún Laoghaire participated in the world’s longest true coastal rowing race, the Celtic Challenge, making their way from Arklow to…
The Fló Beo team are experienced open water swimmers ready for the challenge ahead
A trio of self-described ‘ordinary’ women will be attempting the extraordinary later this summer when they set out to swim the length of the River Shannon for charity. Fló Beo, which means ‘the living flow’, developed from an idea that…
The pilot quota balancing policy for whitefish stocks will apply from 1 July 2019
Following a recent public consultation, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has adopted a pilot quota balancing policy for whitefish stocks. This pilot scheme has been developed at the request of, and with the assistance…
Aifric Keogh, Sanita Puspure and Monika Dukarska at the Kinetica launch
#Rowing: Kinetica Sports Nutrition, one of Ireland’s leading sports nutrition brands, today announced that it is rowing in behind one of Ireland’s strongest groups of Olympic 2020 hopefuls as it signs up to become the official headline partner of Rowing…
Commercial's senior eight beat UCD and UCC at Skibbereen Regatta
#Rowing: Commercial beat UCD and Cork Boat Club to take the men's eights at Skibbereen Grand League Regatta at the National Rowing Centre today. Commercial seemed to be in a commanding lead coming up to the viewing area, but UCD…
Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle with Fintan and Jake McCarthy
#Rowing: The battle of the doubles went the way of the heavyweights at Skibbereen Regatta today. Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne powered away from Skibbereen lightweights Fintan and Jake McCarthy into the headwind to win.  On a beautiful day, there…
Shauna Murtagh of Carrick on Shannon
#Rowing: Two junior crews which are set to represent Ireland this season had good wins in Saturday's second session at Skibbereen Regatta at the National Rowing Centre. The junior women's quadruple of Anna Tyther (Killorglin), Sadhbh Scully of Carlow, Aoife…
Margaret Cremen
#Rowing: Skibbereen had a one-two-three in the men's single sculls at their own regatta at the National Rowing Centre today. Gary O'Donovan, who was returning to racing after a hand injury, won his heat, but finished second to Fintan McCarthy…
Updated Advice On Use Of Marker Boys & Ropes For Pot Fishing
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has issued a new advisory over the risk of vessels becoming entangled in ropes used in pot fishing. Marine Notice No 10 of 2019 supersedes No 26 of 2016 and reminds all…

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