Rowing News

2021 Final Olympic Qualification Preview

May 11, 2021
The Rowing Ireland team for the 2021 Final Olympic Qualification has been confirmed by Rowing Ireland’s High-Performance Director, Antonio Maurogiovanni. Three Senior Irish crews will be looking to qualify their boats for the Tokyo Olympics in Lucerne this weekend to add to the four Irish boats already qualified from the 2019 World Rowing Championships. The […]

Gold and Silver for Irish Rowers at the European Championships

April 11, 2021
Ireland had eight crews competing on the final day of the 2021 European Rowing Championships in Varese. The Lightweight Men’s Double won a Gold Medal and Women’s Four took home the Silver Medal. We had six crews competing in A Finals and one in the B and C Finals. Daire Lynch kicked off the racing […]

European Rowing Championships Day One - Results

April 9, 2021
Ireland had eight crews competing at the 2021 European Rowing Championships in Varese on Day One. Four of the Irish Crews qualified for their A Finals, three crews moved to the A/B Semi-Final and one to the C/D Semi-Final. The Women’s Pair of Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley finished second in their heat. The Irish […]

2021 European Rowing Championships - Official Selection

March 23, 2021
The Rowing Ireland team for the 2021 European Rowing Championships has been confirmed by Rowing Ireland's High-Performance Director, Antonio Maurogiovanni. Eight Senior Irish crews will be looking to continue the successes of the Senior, U23 and Junior crews who brought home ten medals from their European Championships in September and October last year. The Rowing […]

Sanita Puspure - the story

March 8, 2021
She's a double Olympian, a double World Champion, a double European Champion, and she has qualified for her third Games in Tokyo. Indeed Ambassador and champion rower Sanita Puspure has not had an easy road over the past few years, and her road to Tokyo has not been without its emotional battles. In this beautiful […]

Irish Athlete Alex Byrne wins World Indoor Championship

February 24, 2021
Rowing Ireland congratulate Alex Byrne on winning the Under 23 Men’s 2,000-meter race on Tuesday 23rd of February. Alex won the Gold Medal with a time of 5.55.3 Last week, Alex was on training camp with the Senior High-Performance Team in Varese, Italy and returned home on Sunday evening to prepare for the World Indoor Rowing […]

Gold for Puspure at European Rowing Championships

October 12, 2020
Ireland took home four medals at the 2020 European Championships in Poznan Seven Irish crews were competing in the final day at the 2020 European Rowing Championships. Five crews were competing in the A Finals and two boats competed in the B Finals. Sanita Puspure won the Gold medal in the Women’s Single Sculls and […]

2020 European Rowing Championships Day 2 Results

October 10, 2020
The second day of the 2020 European Rowing Championships featured seven Irish crews racing in repechages and semi-finals, setting themselves up for a day full of finals tomorrow. The first crew of the day were the W2- pair of Tara Hanlon and Emily Hegarty. The pair raced in their repechage with big competition from Belarus, […]

European Rowing Championships Preview

October 5, 2020
This weekend Senior Irish crews will be looking to continue the successes of the U23 and Junior crews who brought home six medals from their European Championships in September. Ireland will have seven crews competing at the European Rowing Championships in Poznan from the 9th -11th October. Sanita Puspure will be defending her Championship after […]

European Under 23 Rowing Championships – Preview

September 3, 2020
European Under 23 Rowing Championships – Preview The European Rowing U23 Championships takes place in Duisburg, Germany on the 5th and 6th of September. A record number of 650 competitors have been entered from 32 nations with Ireland sending 20 athletes. Last year, there was a lot of success at Under 23 and Junior competitions from the […]

WATCH | What is it about rowing?

February 24, 2020
Rowing is in an exciting place heading into the Tokyo Olympics. At the World Championships last year they qualified an unprecedented four boats for the Games, and this summer have an opportunity to qualify another two in the Lucerne Olympic Qualifier from the 17 - 19 May. Qualified so far:Men's Lightweight Double (MLW2X)At last year's world […]

Incredible Week for Team Ireland Rowers - Four Medals and Four Boats Qualify for Tokyo

September 2, 2019
It was an incredible week for the Irish Rowing Squad at the World Rowing Championships, where athletes won a total of four medals, including two world titles, and on the way met Tokyo qualification status in four boats. Sanita Puspure represented Ireland in the W1x A Final. Sanita rowed against countries New Zealand, USA, Great […]

World Rowing Junior Championships Results

August 14, 2019
In the early hours of Sunday morning, two Irish crews were competing in the World Rowing Junior Championships in Tokyo, Japan.   The Junior Women’s Double Scull Crew of Molly Curry and Rhiannon O’Donoghue finished 5th in the A Final. The Irish crew are now ranked 5th in the World and represented Ireland proudly throughout […]

Three World Cup Medals Puts Rowers on Target for Olympic Qualifiers

July 14, 2019
Irish crews on target for Olympic Qualification with three medals wins and, reaching 4 A Finals in The World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam, over the weekend. On Sunday, Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle represented Ireland in the M2x A Final. The Men’s Double took the Silver Medal and finished behind the Swiss boat that […]

Rowing Ireland has launched their funding initiative Greenblades

July 10, 2019
Rowing Ireland has launched Greenblades, this new initiative has been created to help fund the Junior, Under 23 and Developmental Teams by means of donations. Currently, developmental rowers rely on support from their family and friends as well as Rowing Ireland in order to compete at the highest level for their country.   It takes […]

October Newsletter Sports Roundup

October 2, 2018
Hockey: The Irish women's team’s remarkable run to the Hockey World Cup final in London, the pinnacle of the sport outside of the Olympic Games, earned them an historic silver medal. Coached by Graham Shaw and captained by Katie Mullan, the hockey team's thrilling sequence of matches got the whole country behind them and their […]

Rowing Updates - World Championships

September 10, 2018
Rowing:  World Rowing Championships 2018 Plovdiv, Bulgaria  Irish Results - Sunday 16th September 2018 Sanita Puspure Wins Ireland’s Second Gold Medal   Sanita Puspure has today been crowned World Champion after winning Gold in the women’s single sculls. Following a week of highly impressive form, Puspure executed yet another dominant performance in the final in […]

A FOND FAREWELL

April 16, 2018
Some stellar Irish Olympians recently called time on their international careers. Three-time Olympian Scott Evans (30) retired 10 years after becoming Ireland's first male player to qualify for an Olympic Games. He competed in Beijing and London but the highlight of his career was finishing ninth at the Rio 2016 Games and he bowed out […]

2018 First Quarter Sporting Round-Up

April 16, 2018
Sporting Round-UP ATHLETICS Cork sprinter Phil Healy was best of the small five-athlete Irish contingent at the World Indoor Championships, reaching the semi-finals of the 400m in her first season running the quarter mile. Ciara Mageean, Amy Foster, teenage sprinter Ciara Neville and hurdler Ben Reynolds are currently out battling for Northern Ireland in the […]

December Sports Roundup

December 22, 2017
  ROWING WORLD champions Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll have made the decision to sacrifice the possibility of winning more major international titles in the coming two years to try to fulfil their Olympic dream. The Skibbereen duo swept the boards as a lightweight pair this year, winning World and European titles as well as […]

Irish Rowers Pulling for Medals

September 29, 2017
Three Irish boats go out in search of success today at the World Rowing Championships in Florida.Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll are in the A final of the lightweight men's pair. They'll be in the water at 5pm (Irish time). Their clubmate Paul O'Donovan won a gold at these championships last year and he'll bid to […]

Two Irish Medals at World Rowing Cup

May 11, 2017
Out of four crews who competed in Belgrade this weekend at the 2017 World Rowing Cup I, two have won medals at the event including 1 Gold and 1 Silver, and all four were successful in reaching their respective A Finals guaranteeing a top-6 finish. Shane O’ Driscoll and Mark O’ Donovan were the shining […]

Rowing Ireland Performance Director

February 24, 2017
Rowing Ireland have announced details of the recruitment process for a High Performance Director. This exciting role is an opportunity for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to lead a successful Olympic team programme through to Tokyo 2020. They are seeking applications from all interested candidates prior to 5pm on Friday 17th March 2017. A full job description […]

Gary O'Donovan To Bear Ireland Flag At Rio Closing Ceremony

August 20, 2016
The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has named Gary O’Donovan, Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist in men’s lightweight double sculls, as its flag bearer to lead Team Ireland’s delegation into the Olympic Stadium during Sunday’s Closing Ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium.

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 8/16

August 13, 2016
Follow the action for Team Ireland as the action enters Week 2 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 7/16

August 12, 2016
Friday August 12th, 201612:52, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Seamus Power, Round 2: 67 (tied 10th overall on -4)13:36, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Padraig Harrington, Round 2: 71 (tied 22nd overall on -1)14:00, Equestrian Dressage Individual,  Judy Reynolds & Vancouver K, Grand Prix Special: 74.090%* (17th to qualify for Grand Prix Freestyle *PB & NR14:32, Rowing […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 6/16

August 11, 2016
Live Blog, Results and Imagery of Day 6 from Rio 2016 for Team Ireland

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 5/16

August 10, 2016
Wednesday August 10th, 2016 - Day 5/1613:00: LWT Women’s Double Sculls Claire Lambe & Sinead Lynch Semi A/B 2 13:10: LWT Men’s Double Sculls Gary O’Donovan & Paul O’Donovan Semi A/B 1 15:40: Women’s Single Sculls Sanita Puspure Semi C/D 2 17:05: Men’s Laser Class - Finn Lynch: Races 5 (18th)& 6 (27th) 17:15: Women’s […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 3/16

August 8, 2016
The very latest from Team Ireland on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympics
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