Rowing News

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 […]

Rowers compete on Olympic course

June 17, 2011
Martin McElroy's choice of spending time at the Olympic Rowing course will help inspire his crews.

Dillen and Puspure show class

May 30, 2011
Rowing success at Munich World Cup

National Rowing Championships

April 18, 2011
National Centre move beneficial for McCrohan

Rowing trials in Newry

February 11, 2011
The best young rowers in Ireland will be in Newry this weekend trying to impress and pushing for an opportunity to row for Ireland in this pre-Olympic year.

Rowers benefit from National Centre

January 13, 2011
Rowing Ireland’s international programme was on view to the OCI this week.

World Rowing U23 Championships

October 4, 2010
The World Rowing U23 Championships in Belarus brought reward after year's hard work to four athletes and their coaches. The crew of Justin Ryan (Skibbereen RC), Mark O Donovan (Skibbereen RC), Michael Maher (Commercial RC) and Niall Kenny (NUIG BC) (pictured left to right) finished just one second behind Germany, beating the British for the […]

Introduction to Rowing

January 1, 2010
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

Casey fails to qualify

August 21, 2009
Sean Casey , Irish Rowing's sole representative at the World Rowing Championship finished third in the men's single scull repechage missing out on a chance to compete in the A or B finals. The race was won by Ondrej Synek (Czech Republic) with Ariel Suarez (Argentina) came second with Sean Casey a clear third well ahead of Jueri Jaanson (Estonia). Synek and Suarez now go through to the semi-finals.

McElroy appointed to Irish Rowing

November 14, 2008
Martin McElroy who guided the British men's eight to Olympic gold in Sydney in 2000, has been appointed as the new performance director for Irish rowing, it has been announced.

Lightweight Men's 4 qualify for Beijing,

June 18, 2008
Ireland's Lightweight Men's Four finished 2nd , behind winners Germany, this morning , therefore qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.They will join the Men's Heavyweight Four who have already qualified for Beijing.

Olympic qualifying regatta, Poznan

June 16, 2008
Both Irish boats in action on the opening day of the final Olympic Qualifying regatta in Poznan, Poland this morning; the heavyweight men’s pair (M2-) and the lightweight men’s double (LM2x) raced well to finish second in their respective heats and advance directly to Tuesday’s semi-finals. The men’s lightweight four (LM4-) do not start their regatta until tomorrow (Monday) morning when they line up in their heat.

Important test for Irish Rowers

June 13, 2008
An Irish rowing team of three boats will race in the final Olympic qualifying regatta, in Poznan, Poland beginning on Sunday next (15th June) in a bid to qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing.

Men's Heavyweight Four qualify for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

September 4, 2007
The Irish men's heavyweight four (M4-) of Alan Martin (NUIG), Sean Casey (Muckross), Cormac Folan (NUIG) and Sean O'Neill (St.Michael's) have sensationally qualified the boat for next year's Olympic Games in Beijing by finishing fourth in today's B final at the Rowing World Championships in Munich; tenth overall.

Six boats compete in opening World Cup regatta

May 31, 2007
The Irish rowing team begin their international season on Friday (June 1st) when they take to the water in the first of the three leg Rowing World Cup Series at the Linz/Ottensheim venue in Austria.

Irish Team named for World Cup regattas

May 3, 2007
Irish head coach Harald Jahrling used the opportunity of the official opening of the National Rowing Centre, Inniscara, Cork, to name his team for the first two regattas of the upcoming three leg World Cup series. Ireland will send six boats to the first and second World Cup regattas, which take place in Austria and the Netherlands respectively, in June.

Three Crews named for World Cup Regattas

April 2, 2007
Ireland coach Harald Jahrling has named three of the crews to represent Ireland at the World Cup regattas in Austria (June 1st-3rd) and Amsterdam (22nd-24th). Richard Coakley replaces Gearoid Towey in the lightweight men's four, while the men's heavyweight four and single sculler Sean Jacob will continue as they left off last season.
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