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Second National Record For Irish Free Diver In World Championship
Claire Walsh celebrated the finale of free diving’s world championship with a second national record within as many days. The Kildare woman reached an Irish record depth of 44 metres in the free immersion dive yesterday (Saturday 14 September), an…
Ronan Foley, Nikolia Thomsen, Jenny Egan and Jon Simmons celebrate their wins
#Canoeing: Ronan Foley (19) and Nikolai Thomsen (18) of Denmark were the fastest home as the Liffey Descent celebrated its 60th birthday today. The 32-kilometre test, with 10 weirs and a portage on the journey from Straffan to the Garda…
The Ireland D Coxed Four which won today
#Rowing: Denis Crowley of Commercial brought his tally of wins to a remarkable six after three days at the World Masters Regatta in Budapest. In just one day, the 57-year-old won in the coxless four and twice in the single…
Fintan McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan after their World Championship win.
#Rowing: The two crews which won gold for Ireland at the World Championships, the lightweight men’s double of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy and single sculler Sanita Puspure, are the Afloat Rowers of the Month for August.  The month was…
Claire Walsh approaches her record depth in yesterday’s CWT dive
Claire Walsh’s second dive at the Aida Depth World Championship has seen her set a new Irish record, as RTÉ News reports. Ireland’s first woman to compete in free diving's worlds reached a depth of 36 metres in the constant…
Irish Composite Crews Lead the Way at World Masters
#Rowing: A composite of five crews – Galway, Neptune, Commercial, Clonmel and Cork – won in the men’s eight for 50 and over at the World Masters Regatta in Budapest. It was one of a sequence of wins for the…
St. Michael's Rowing Club present a cheque to the RNLI at Dun Laoghaire
The St. Michael’s Rowing Club in Dún Laoghaire raised €9,289.80 for the RNLI as part of their fundraising effort for the Celtic Challenge, which they completed in May 2019. Two crews from the St. Michael’s club entered the Challenge, a…
The Yukon River flows through some of the world’s most remote wilderness
Former kayaking champion Jim Kennedy is embarking on a new adventure — as part of a two-man team taking on the world’s longest non-stop paddle race. Kennedy has partnered with fellow Irish champion kayaker Colin Wong to represent Ireland in…
Jenny Egan
#Rowing: Jenny Egan and Jon Simmons of Salmon Leap Canoe Club defend their mixed K2 title at Saturday’s 60th anniversary Liffey Descent, which starts from Straffan at 12 o'clock and finishes 32 kilometres later at the Garda Boat Club in Islandbridge. …
Claire Walsh is representing Ireland this week at the Aida Depth World Championship
Irish free diver Claire Walsh will have to wait a little longer to get back out on the water as the Aida Depth World Championship has been postponed due to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Nice today (Tuesday 10 September).…
World Cup winner Bernard Kilkenny (right) with Queen of the Lakes, Kelli Murphy, and John Paddy Burke
Leitrim angler Bernard Kilkenny claimed the World Cup in trout fly angling on Lough Mask last weekend, as Derek Evans notes in today’s Irish Times. His five trout at 5.73lb secured the title — as well as a boat with…
The Hobblers Challenge on Dublin Bay is a coastal rowing endurance test. Scroll down for more team photos
St. Michael’s Rowing Club hosted The Hobblers Coastal Rowing Challenge on Saturday, a 28km endurance race, which has been taking place since the 1990s on Dublin Bay. Several courses have been used, predominantly from Dún Laoghaire Harbour to the Kish…
Monika Dukarska
#Rowing: Ireland international Monika Dukarska won in the women’s single, double and coxed quadruple for Killorglin at the Irish Offshore Rowing Championships in Ballygally, Larne, on Saturday. Rough weather in the morning forced the organisers to alter the course. The…
Ronan Byrne
#Rowing: Ronan Byrne won gold for Ireland at the European Under-23 Championships in Ioannina, Greece, this morning. He beat Russia’s Alexander Vyazovkin by four seconds in the single sculls final.  The Ireland women’s coxed four took fifth in their straight…
Ross Corrigan
#Rowing: Ronan Byrne won his repechage and will compete in the A Final of the men’s single sculls at the European Under-23 Championships in Ioannina in Greece on Sunday. Lightweight single sculler Hugh Moore will compete in the B Final…
Ronan Byrne
#Rowing: Ireland’s first outings at the European Under-23 Championships in Ioannina, Greece, sent three of the four crews to repechages. Ronan Byrne, who took silver in the double sculls at the senior World Championships, needed to win his heat of…

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