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#RNLI - Geraldine Donnelly paid a visit to Bangor RNLI earlier today (Thursday 25 August) just weeks after her rescue following a serious fall on Ballyholme beach. On 7 June last, Donnelly fell more than two metres onto rocks and…
#Rowing: David O'Malley and Shane Mulvaney finished fourth in their A Final of the under-23 lightweight pair at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam. Greece looked like they might dominate the race completely, but Switzerland took over and relegated them…
#Rowing: Paul O'Donovan won his semi-final after another exciting tussle and the Ireland lightweight pair also qualified for their A Final at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today.  Lightweight sculler O'Donovan put in a remarkable middle third of the…
#Rowing: Ireland finished sixth in the B Final of the under-23 quadruple at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. The Irish made a false start and held sixth down the course, though they never lost touch with the rest…
#Protest@Port - President of the Irish Farmers Association, Joe Healy, says farmers are extremely angry that brokers are continuing to import barley, undermining the Irish grain sector, at a time when incomes are on the floor and the sector is…
Conor Phelan's much travelled Ker 37 Jump Juice from Royal Cork Yacht Club leads class one of Abersoch keelboat week in North Wales this week. Five races of the series have been sailed so far with one discard. The Crosshaven…
#BiggestCaller -  Welsh ferryport of Fishguard which is managed by Stena Line which operates to Rosslare (see rare call), also welcomed the largest cruiseship ever to the Pembrokeshire harbour. The German cruiseship AIDAVita dropped anchor last Thursday, writes Milford Mercury, and…
Ireland's Sonar Paralympic team John Twomey, Ian Costello and Austin O'Carroll are preparing for the Paralympic Games that take place between 7–18 September in Rio de Janeiro. The sailing is scheduled to be raced between 12–17 September in Guanabara Bay. Sailing at…
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched at 5.20am, following reports to Gardaí of calls for help coming in off the lake. At 05.06am this morning, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard, following a report to…
BENETEAU 31.7 ECHO- 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan), 3. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) CRUISERS 0 ECHO -…
#RNLI - Fethard RNLI assisted a man who got into difficulty off the Wexford coast yesterday evening (Tuesday 23 August) as he attempted to move between two boats. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat at 9.35pm following a…
#Rowing: Paul O’Donovan won a spirited battle with Colin Ethridge of the United States to qualify in top spot from his quarter-final of the lightweight single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. The 22-year-old Irishman had some…
Ireland’s first-ever Vendee Globe entrant, Enda O'Coineen with his IMOCA 60 Kilcullen Voyager, was in his home port of Galway this week for the presentation to First Port of Galway Sea Scouts of a cheque towards the renovation of one…
Sweet Rio-demption A fourth place in her first Olympic campaign,Left Annalise heartbroken, she couldn't hide the pain.But our Irish Laser Radial Queen,Immediately focused on twenty sixteen,Brushed herself off and got back on her feet,Showed the world she was more than…
#NewContainerships - Container operator, BG Freight Line, a subsidiary of UK based Peel Ports Group, is to receive new tailor-made short-sea 'feeder' containerships optimised for the company’s Irish Sea Hub services. The new class of ‘green’ vessels has been developed…
#Rowing: Ireland’s Emily Hegarty and Aoife Casey finished fourth in their heat of the junior women’s double at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam today. Just one crew from the heat qualified directly for the A/B semi-finals, with the rest…
The Irish National Sailing School is offering new after schools learn to sail programmes for children of all ages. There are two new programmes available, an after schools club for children of all ages and our all new Wednesday afternoon’s…
#Angling - Members of the Boyne Valley Fishing Hub, which comprises clubs along the River Boyne with a focus on developing youth angling, enjoyed a fishing trip to Courtlough Trout Fishery earlier this month. Some 30 experienced and novice anglers…
#Boatyard - Multicat workboat, Sgt Pepper which carries out marine coastal project work was among the recent clients of Mooney Boats, Killybegs, Co. Donegal, writes Jehan Ashmore. The workboat earlier this year was involved in an RNLI related project in Dun…
Seamus Butler is, to me, a man who embodies all that is good about sailing. He has a deep love for the sport, he enjoys it and teaches those values to young sailors, building the future of sailing. I found…

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