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Lagan Head Hopes to Progress with Single Race
Lagan Head organisers have cut back its schedule for Saturday in Belfast because of the weather, and the rowing event may yet have to be cancelled. They stated that safety was paramount.  “The Met Office has issued a Yellow Wind…
The Marina
The Cork head of the river rowing event due to be held this Saturday at the Marina in the city has been postponed. The committee decided on this course of action because of the bad weather forecast for this weekend.…
World Cup Rowing Regattas in Italy to Go Ahead
The World Rowing governing body, Fisa, has decided to go ahead with the first two World Cup regattas of 2020, to be held in northern Italy. The first World Cup – to which Ireland is set to travel – is…
Castleconnell Boat Club in the flood
Rowing clubs along the Shannon have been badly affected by high water levels. Carrick on Shannon and Athlone have both been hit, while Castleconnell is flooded. This came despite pumping. The gym equipment had been moved out and the boats…
Health-booster: Action from the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships.
Indoor rowing champion, Graham Benton lent his support to row 2,020 miles for Row Britannia Sports Relief at the University of Greenwich, yesterday. The former world and European rowing champion added his rowing miles to the university’s tally, in aid…
The Marina in Cork
The Cork Head of the River on Saturday (February 29th) is set to go ahead. The rowing event is scheduled for the Marina in Cork, and it may be able to deal better with the recent bad weather than some…
Aifric Keogh and Monika Dukarska flank Sanita Puspure. Keogh and Dukarska face a trial in Italy
The bad weather has forced the cancellation of the Ireland trial which was scheduled for the National Rowing Centre this weekend. One crucial aspect of the trial, tests for the senior women’s sweep group, will go ahead – in Gavirate…
Sligo and New Ross Heads Forced into Cancellation
Sligo has joined New Ross in cancelling their Head of the River. Both rowing events were scheduled for this Saturday (February 15th), and both fell to the forecast of stormy weather. In recent weeks, Muckross and Lagan Scullers’ heads were…
The Lagan on race day
The Lagan Scullers’ Head of the River, set for Saturday, has been cancelled. The forecast today stated that severe weather, with a yellow wind warning, could hit Belfast at noon on Saturday. This would have forced the cancellation of at…
The National Rowing Centre on a busy day
Muckross Head of the River, set for Saturday at the National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods, has been cancelled. The event, which was originally to be held in early December, will not go ahead because the weather forecast at the venue…
The cheque presentation
The All in a Row event on the Liffey late last year was held for a good cause. The funds raised from it and from a concert featuring Phelim Drew, Lisa O’Neill and John Cummins in Ringsend resulted in a…
Ronan and Alex Byrne mock fight after finishing first and second in Limerick in their category
#Rowing: The big guns in Irish rowing shot down record after record at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at the University of Limerick today. Philip Doyle and Sanita Puspure set new Irish men's and women's records. Doyle's crashed through the…
The MacLean brothers practice for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in Tobermory
Three brothers from Scotland have set a trifecta of world records after rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in just over a month. According to BBC News, Jamie, Ewan and Lachlan MacLean are the first three brothers to row any ocean,…
The National Rowing Centre on the River Lee in Ovens, west of Cork city
The National Rowing Centre is among 25 initiatives benefiting from a €77.4 million cash injection under the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF). The Cork facility, advocated by Cork County Council and Rowing Ireland, is on the provisional list…
Racing at the NRC
The year 2020 may be the busiest so far for Irish rowing. The highlight will be the Olympic Games in July, where the men and women in green are in the hunt like never before for medals. There is also…
Golden Girl: Sanita Puspure with her World Championship gold.
In a wonderful rowing year for Ireland, Sanita Puspure’s achievements stood out, and she has been chosen as the Irish Times Sportswoman of the Year.  Puspure, who turns 38 today, defended her title as world champion in the single sculls,…

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