Rowing News

Rio Scholarships Announced

September 30, 2014
The Olympic Council of Ireland, in association with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity programme, has announced scholarship support worth over €100,000 to help selected Irish athletes prepare for the Rio Olympic Games. Eight athletes in seven sports will benefit from the scholarship scheme, which will give the nominated athletes a monthly grant towards vital training and […]

Rowing World Championship round-up

September 1, 2014
Many congratulations to Team Ireland for their excellent performances at the 2014 World Rowing Championships. The final day of the World Rowing Championships, Amsterdam started with the Women’s double scull racing in the B Final at 10:40. The newly formed double of Helen Walshe andMonika Dukarska had only been training together for 6 weeks.  They had a really […]

Rowing World Championship

August 28, 2014
The men’s lightweight pair of Niall Kenny and Mark O’Donovan were in sixth position off the blocks. In the first start the French who were in the lane beside the Irish got off too early and a false start declared, they fought hard the whole way down the course. In the end the Swiss came in first with the French three […]

World Rowing Championships Amsterdam

August 28, 2014
Two challenging races have taken place so far for our crews at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. In the A semi-final of the women’s pair Leonora Kennedy and Lisa Dilleen were in third place off the blocks with USA in first and Australia second. By 1000m they were holding their fourth place and kept the pressure […]

World Rowing Championships

August 25, 2014
The first day of the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam got off to a great start for the Irish crews at the newly developed Bosbaan Course. With a team of 14 athletes Ireland are out to prove that they are more than capable of securing medals and top placings. The weather picked up from yesterdays […]

Rowing World Championships

August 22, 2014
The Rowing Ireland squad for the World Rowing Championships Amsterdam Holland departed on Thursday evening for preparation and training in Amsterdam. World Championships Schedule   Seen as the most important rowing event of the year for High performance Athletes. This year’s event has attracted record entries from 60 countries. Competition will be spread across 27 […]

Rowing Semi Final for Lambe

August 18, 2014
Congratulations to Eimear Lambe qualified through the repechage to make the semi final of the women's single skulls - to be held 19th August at 10:40 (Nanjing). The line up for the semi final can be viewed here: http://result.nanjing2014.org/IRS/ENG/RO/ROR173A_YO2014ROW012201ENG.htm The swimming events started at the World Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China  with Laoise Fleming […]

Rowing - World U23 Rowing results

July 28, 2014
Ireland's Paul O'Donovan came 4th in today's U-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy. With USA Campbell storming off the start it was a hard fight between the other scullers. O'Donovan was neck and neck 2nd/3rd place with the Turkish and Italian boats at the halfway mark but slipped into Forth place in the last 500m […]

Irish Rowing Championships will commence tomorrow

July 11, 2014
The Irish Rowing Championships will commence tomorrow at The National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods, Cork. With a record number of crews, the event will be the biggest to date. 875 crews will travel from the four corners of the country to race over the three days of the event. Starting tomorrow at 9:00am with the […]

Esperson Selects Lucerne Crews

June 27, 2014
Sanita Puspure and the women’s pair of Leonora Kennedy and Lisa Dilleen will represent Ireland at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne in Switzerland in two weeks’ time. Ireland performance director Morten Espersen said budgetary constraints mean that just two crews will travel. “The hope is that they will get close to the final . . . get […]

Rowers perform well at World Cup

June 23, 2014
Sanita Puspure put in another outstanding performance at the weekend. Puspure reached the A Final of the women’s single sculls at the World Cup Regatta in Aiguebelette in France with a third-place finish in her semi-final. She never gained traction in the final yesterday and finished sixth. Two other Olympic-class crews finished in places which […]

Puspure bridges eight year gap

June 3, 2014
Congratulations to Ireland’s Sanita Puspure who closed a gap of eight years since Ireland won a medal in an Olympic event at a major rowing Championships when she took bronze in the women’s single sculls at the European Championships in Belgrade at the weekend. Puspure was in the top three right through the race: she matched […]

European Rowing Championships

May 29, 2014
Irish crews racing on Friday 30 May LM1x (Paul O’Donovan) Heat 3 08:25 IRL FRA BUL ITA TUR 1-2 to A/B Semi-finals on Saturday, remainder to Repechage on Friday afternoon (14:36-14:56) W2- (Leonora Kennedy and Lisa Dilleen) Heat 2 10:55 SRB GER ROU CRO IRL 1 to A Final on Sunday, remainder to Repechages on Saturday morning […]

Rowing Ireland selects Team to Compete at the European Rowing Championships

May 19, 2014
A team of six athletes have been selected to represent Ireland at the European Rowing Championships at the Ada Ciganlija Rowing Course, in Belgrade, Serbia from 29 May to 1 June 2014.  These six athletes were selected to compete based on their performances at the Rowing Ireland High Performance Trials held at the end of […]

Team Ireland Chef de Mission visits the National Rowing Centre

May 9, 2014
Team Ireland Chef de Mission Kevin Kilty and OCI CEO Stephen Martin visited the National Rowing Centre in Cork to meet with High Performance Director Morten Espersen and Rowing Ireland CEO Hamish Adams. The visit coincided with a training session at the National Rowing Centre and it afforded the opportunity for Kevin and Stephen to […]

Six Medals for Irish Rowers at Memorial Paolo d’Aloja International Regatta

April 17, 2014
In the first international competition of 2014 for Irish crews, six athletes were selected to represent Ireland at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja International Regatta in Piediluco, Italy from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th April 2014.  The six selected athletes competed in four events: Heavyweight Women’s Double Scull: Eimear Moran (Three Castles RC) and Monika Dukarska […]

Sanita Puspure Olympic Rower

September 26, 2013
Olympic Rower on her Olympic experience with Team Ireland London 2012, her transition into the Irish system,  and her approach to recovering from recent medical issues.

Dukarska and Kennedy impress

September 2, 2013
Ireland’s Monika Dukarska and Leonora Kennedy finished 10th overall at the World Rowing Championships in Korea with a solid fourth place in their B final. It was their first major event in this Olympic-class discipline. The United States crew of Meghan O’Leary and Ellen Tomek were impressive winners, seeing off Russia and the Ukraine, who were closest to them down the course. […]

Kennedy and Dukarska in World B Final

August 30, 2013
Leonora Kennedy missed out on a final place in the women's double sculls after taking fifth in her semi-final. Enniskillen woman Kennedy and her partner Monika Dukarska are competing in the women's double sculls. They will now race in the 'B' final on Sunday as they attempt to achieve their goal of a top-10 finish […]

Kennedy and Dukarska Rowing Semi-Final

August 28, 2013
Leonora Kennedy and Monika Dukarska are through to the World Championships semi-finals in South Korea. They finished  second in the double sculls repechage on this morning in a time of 7:12.08. The Ireland pair were over two seconds behind Ekaterina Potapova and Maria Krasilnikova of Russia. Kennedy and Dukarska just missed out on an automatic semi-final […]

O'Donovan Medals at U23 World Rowing

July 29, 2013
Ireland's Paul O’Donovan stepped up on the podium in Linz in Austria to accept a bronze medal at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships. It’s seen as a major boost for Irish rowing under the guidance of Morten Esperson. The women’s four came very close to a medal and lightweight sculler Denise Walsh also reached an […]

World U23 Rowing A Final

July 26, 2013
Lisa Dilleen, one of Ireland best young rowers took a big step forward for Irish rowing when she stroked the Ireland four into an A final. There were two places available in yesterday’s repechage,  Poland put up the battle, but Ireland won it, and guaranteed themselves a better lane draw tomorrow. Ireland team manager Morten Espersen said "They were fantastic: […]

European Rowing Team Selected

May 9, 2013
John Keohane has been selected on to the Ireland team for the European Championships. The Lee Valley man was the fastest man home in the Irish trials on Saturday and will compete for Ireland in Seville in four weeks’ time. Sanita Puspure is selected in the women’s single scull; Claire Lambe in the lightweight single and Niall […]

Esperson casts net wider

May 3, 2013
Morten Espersen Irish Rowing High Performance Director will attend this weekend’s Irish trials at the National Rowing Centre. Esperson's is keen to widen the base of the sport and building international crews with an eye to Rio 2016. More than 120 junior athletes will trial this weekend with hopes of places from World Junior Championships down to […]

Irish Rowing CEO appointed

January 28, 2013
Hamish Adams has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of Rowing Ireland. He takes over from Acting CEO Frank Coghlan and will be based in the National Rowing Centre at Farran Woods, Cork. Adams moves from his current role with the Irish Rugby Union Players Association (IRUPA) in late February. He has worked […]

Puspure's World Final

June 18, 2012
Sanita Puspure who recently qualified for London 2012 finished sixth in yesterday’s single sculls A final in Munich. She recovered after a poor start, but not enough to figure in the business end of a race won by double Olympic champion Ekaterina Karsten. “I got a bit left at the start and panicked a little […]

Puspure boost for Irish Rowing

May 24, 2012
Sanita Puspure gave Irish rowing a terrific boost when she finished fourth in the single sculls final at the Olympic qualifier in Lucerne in Switzerland and gave Ireland a rowing presence at London 2012. “I still can’t believe I did it,” Puspure (30) said as she came off the water. She had to take out […]

Rower's final push in Lucerne

May 18, 2012
Ireland’s men’s lightweight double scull and single sculler Sanita Puspure go into the Olympic Qualification Regatta, which starts on Sunday in Lucerne, with qualification for London in mind and/or preparation for the next Olympic cycle in Rio 2016. The double of Mark O’Donovan and Niall Kenny, who are both 23, know they are long shots after […]

Lambe and McCrohan withdrawn

April 13, 2012
The lightweight women’s double of Claire Lambe and Siobhán McCrohan who were due to compete in an international regatta in Piediluco in Italy today have been withdrawn. “There is a consistent weight management issue in this crew,” said Ireland performance director Martin McElroy. The crew struggled last year as McCrohan found it difficult to make the […]

Irish rowers in semi final

August 30, 2011
Ireland's women's double scull of Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure qualified for the semi-finals of the World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia this afternoon. In today's repechage, they finished in second qualification spot, behind the United States. If Dilleen and Puspure finish in the top eight at the Championships come Saturday's finals this will qualify the […]
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