Introduction to Rowing

A sport involving 14 different classes of boat and between one and eight rowers. Rowing requires athletes with incredible upper body strength and a commitment to the sport from an early age in order to develop the correct physical shape and muscle definition. For contact details of Irish Amateur Rowing Union please click on Full story

Rio 2016 – Team Ireland Profile

Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

European Rowing Medals for Ireland

The O’Donovan brothers, Paul and Gary, continued their startling rise in Olympic year by taking on and beating former world champions Norway, building on the momentum of the silver medal they won at the World Cup in Italy last month. The day got even better later for Ireland in Brandenburg, Germany when Sanita Puspure took […]

European Rowing Championships

Ireland have an excellent chance of podium places at the European Championships in Germany this weekend. Paul and Gary O’Donovan, in the men’s lightweight double, come into the regatta on the back of a superb silver at the first World Cup at Varese, Italy. The lightweight women’s double of Sinéad Jennings and Claire Lambe  have a relatively […]

Morgan McElligott from the 1948 Olympic Rowing Eight RIP

On Tuesday, 16th February, 2016 Morgan McElligott of the 1948  Olympic Eight sadly passed away. Sadly missed by his loving wife Rena, daughters Aedamar, Melisa, Miranda and Sharon, sister, sons-in-law Christian, John, David and Vincent, grandchildren Christophe, Jacques, Charles, Georgina and Meaghan, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. Rest in Peace Requiem Mass on […]

Puspure eyes Rio 2016

Olympic Council of Ireland Rio 2016 Scholarship athlete Sanita Puspure features in The 42 article below. Puspure was Ireland’s sole rower at the 2012 London Olympics and the mother of two is hoping to make it to second Games this year in Rio. It’ll all come down to the qualifiers in Switzerland at the end […]

Rowing qualify two boats for Rio

Congratulations to Rowing Ireland who qualified two boats for Rio at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. Paul & Gary O’ Donovan showed great character in an extremely tough race to narrowly edge out Greece in the lightweight men’s double sculls and claim the all-important fifth position as they crossed the line. Sinead Jennings […]

Irish Rowers competing for Rio qualification

Sanita Puspure finished fifth this morning in the women’s singles semi-final and will go in the B final on Sunday at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. Sanita requires a top-three place in the final to qualify for Rio 2016. The men’s and women’s lightweight double sculls compete tomorrow in their B finals, and a […]

Three Irish Boats in World Semi Finals

Congratulations to Irish Rowing crews who have qualified for their respective semi finals at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. Semi Final line ups are available below and more details can be found on the competition website The goal in the semi final will be to qualify for Rio by  making the top […]

Irish Rowing Team quarter-final places

Ireland had a very satisfactory first day in Aiguebelette in France. Three crews qualified for the quarter-finals, with the highlight being a pillar-to-post win for the lightweight women’s double of Sinéad Jennings and Claire Lambe. Competing together at only their second major event, they faced Britain’s Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor, who set the world’s […]

World Championship Rowing

The World Rowing Championships begin on Sunday, August 30th and a record 1,300 athletes from 77 countries will compete at Aiguebelette. The International Federation have increased female participation by extending the Olympic qualification mark at Aiguebelette from nine to 11 boats in, among others, the women’s double and lightweight double which will be welcomed by Irish Rowing especially […]
Newbridge Silverware Logo (3)_to use on website_s PG McDonalds Samsung   Visa Panasonic LeadershipTrust Omega GE   Coca Cola Atos DOW_logo for website NB_Logo_Square_web Irish Sports Council