Rowing News


December 20, 2022
Ireland’s Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls pair Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy claimed another world title after destroying the field at the World Rowing Championships in the Czech Republic and were winners of the RTÉ Sport Team of the Year award. The Skibbereen duo had a summer to remember as they also cruised to victory in the final at the […]


October 25, 2022
NO ONE was surprised when Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won the World Lightweight Double Sculls title last month, given that the reigning Olympic champions already also had one World (2019) and two European titles (2021/2022) in their locker. What made it unusual though was their lack of training together this season due to the […]

Ireland Squad named for World Rowing Championships

September 8, 2022
Ireland will send 13 crews to the upcoming World Rowing Championships in Czechia where the duo of Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy will be defending their lightweight double sculls title. The pair won gold last month at the European Championships in Munich. They will be hoping to keep that winning form. Rowing Ireland have confirmed that, […]

World Cup II - Friday Update

June 17, 2022
Rowing Ireland had eight crews racing in the heats at World Cup II in Poznan. Five of the crews qualified directly to the A/B Semi-Final, the two PR2 crews go straight to the A finals from their test races and one crew will compete in the Repechage on Saturday morning. The first Irish crew at […]

Role Models - Eimear Lambe, Olympic Bronze Medallist

June 10, 2022
Dare to Believe ambassador and Tokyo Olympic Bronze Medallist Eimear Lambe understands the importance of having role models. The Dublin rower who became an Olympic medallist in Tokyo when she finished third in the final of the Women's Four with teammates Aifric Keogh, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty, explains how there is no one way […]

Paris Scholarship Recipients in Profile

June 8, 2022
Rhasidat Adeleke (Athletics)Rhasidat (who doesn’t turn 20 until August 2022) is from Tallaght and is already blazing a trail for Irish sprinting. In 2018, aged just15, she became the European Youth (U18) 200m champion in Hungary. In 2019 she won double sprint gold at the European Youth Olympics in Baku. In July 2021 she became […]

WATCH: Tokyo 2020 - the Gold Medal Moments of Ireland

September 2, 2021
Who doesn't love the sound of the National Anthem? In the history of Team Ireland at the Olympic Games, Ireland's National Anthem was played a total of seven times in almost 100 years. In Tokyo 2020 Amhrán na bhFiann got two more airings, bringing tears of joy to athletes and supporters of Team Ireland right […]


July 29, 2021
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy were crowned Olympic champions in Tokyo this morning, as they rowed home to gold in a thrilling final of the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls in a time of 6:06.43, to pip the Germans to first place. In a thrilling race, the Skibbereen crew were sitting in second place for much […]


July 28, 2021
Ireland’s first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was secured in rowing this morning as the superb Women’s Four of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty won an Olympic bronze in thrilling fashion. The Irish quartet were lying fifth at the halfway mark and, as they passed the 1000m mark, they […]


July 25, 2021
In her third Olympic Games, the current World Champion in the Women’s Singles Sanita Puspure won her quarter-final in impressive style in today’s race in Tokyo, and will now compete in the semi-final A/B next Tuesday.  The Women’s Pair of Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley and the Lightweight Women’s Double of Margaret Cremen and Aoife […]


July 24, 2021
Morning report from Team Ireland on Day One of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games It was a jam-packed morning of action for Team Ireland at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, with athletes from rowing, gymnastics, boxing and taekwondo all in action, while the men’s road race is currently still taking place in cycling. BOXING Kurt […]

Olympic Report - Day Zero

July 23, 2021
ROWERS FIRST IRISH ATHLETES IN ACTION AS THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES GET UNDERWAY FOR TEAM IRELAND Today was the opening day of action in Tokyo for Team Ireland athletes this morning, with all attention firmly focused on rowing as Sanita Puspure in the Women’s Single (W1X) and Philp Doyle and Ronan Byrne in the […]


June 18, 2021
Record Number of Team Ireland Rowers Confirmed for Tokyo 2020 Six Crews officially selected to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo Team Ireland has officially selected thirteen rowers to compete across six boats at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The strength and depth in Irish rowing has been to the fore over […]

World Rowing Cup Results 23/5/21

May 23, 2021
Five Medals were won by Irish Crews at the World Rowing Cup II this weekend. Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won Gold in the Lightweight Men’s Sculls. Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle won Silver in the Men’s Double, Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley won Silver in the Women’s Pair, Lydia Heaphy won Silver in the […]

World Rowing Cup II – Day Two Results

May 22, 2021
22.05.21 Irish Rowing had a successful Day Two of the World Rowing Cup II, eight of the nine Irish crews competing this weekend qualified for A Finals. Lydia Heaphy won the Silver Medal in the Lightweight Women’s Single, and Gary O’Donovan finished fourth in the Lightweight Men’s Single Final. The remaining seven crews will be […]

World Rowing Cup II, Day 1 Results

May 21, 2021
21/05/21 Rowing Ireland had nine crews competing at the World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne today. Six of the crews qualified directly to the A/B Semi-Final and three will compete in the Repechage on Saturday morning. There were two Irish boats competing in the first heat in the Women’s Pair. Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska […]

2021 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta Results

May 16, 2021
The Irish Rowing Team qualified an additional two boats for the Olympics. There will now be six boats representing Ireland in Tokyo this summer. The Irish crews led by High-Performance Director Antonio Maurogiovanni and Coaches Dominic Casey and Giuseppe De Vita all had strong performances over the two days. They secured the two extra Olympic […]

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) […]

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 […]
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