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Eve McMahon wins Gold hat-trick for Ireland

July 31, 2022
Eve McMahon has delivered a dream outcome to her 2022 season by retaining her youth world championship title in Houston, Texas tonight after delivering more race wins on the final day of the series. Competing in the single-handed ILCA6 class (Laser Radial) the Howth Yacht Club sailor has added this second world title to Gold medals […]

Double Gold for Ireland's sailors at Youth Sailing World Championships

July 14, 2022
Both of Ireland's single-handed sailors have won Gold medals at the Allianz Youth Sailing World Championships in The Hague this afternoon (The Netherlands, Thursday 14th July 2022) Eve McMahon and Rocco Wright, both from Howth Yacht Club delivered outstanding performances over their seven-races series that started on Sunday. McMahon led her 55-strong field from day […]

Irish sailors atop leaderboards at Allianz Youth Sailing World Championships

July 11, 2022
After two days of racing at the Allianz Youth Sailing World Championships in The Hague, (The Netherlands, Monday 11th July 2022) two Irish boats are showing strong early performances at this key pathway event. Following on from her European championship win in Greece last week, Eve McMahon (Howth Yacht Club) leads her one-person dinghy event […]

Dickson and Waddilove win World Cup silver

June 8, 2022
Dickson and Waddilove win silver at sailing World Cup in the Netherlands 49er team Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove have won the medal race and secured a silver medal at the 2022 Hempel World Cup Allianz Regatta in the Netherlands today. The World Cup saw ten Olympic classes compete in Almere in the southern part […]

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 […]

Classic Palma conditions as Irish sailors relish penultimate day at Princesa Sofia regatta

April 7, 2022
Clear skies and fresh winds on the Bay of Palma saw two Irish boats make steady ground towards Saturday's medal race finals. Finn Lynch continued his steady and consistent form that he has displayed all week in the ILCA7 (formerly Laser class) class, scoring eighth and 14th for the day, scores that move him up […]

Two Irish sailors so far qualify for Gold fleet at Palma’s Princesa Sofia

April 6, 2022
Following another windswept day on the Bay of Palma, two Irish single-handed sailors have qualified for the ILCA7 (formerly Laser) men’s event. Rio 2016 Olympian and Carlow sailor Finn Lynch (National Yacht Club) had another consistent day to place 20th overall out 163 boats so easily makes the 55 boat cut for Gold fleet.  His […]

IRISH SAILING PERFORMANCE UPDATE, JANUARY 2022

January 14, 2022
Welcome to the first Performance Update of 2022. The team are already in Year 2 of a compressed Olympic cycle leading to Paris 2024 (with the sailing taking place in Marseille). Quick recap - Finishing 2021 in style 2021 ended on a high with Finn Lynch winning Silver at the Laser World Championships in Barcelona […]

4th place for Eve McMahon at the Youth Sailing World Sailing Championship, Oman

December 17, 2021
Eve McMahon of Howth has finished in 4th place in the Women’s ILCA6 (Laser Radial) at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Mussanah, Oman. A 3rd, 6th and 8th place in the final three races secured Eve’s 4th place in the fleet of 46. Her result rounds off a highly successful year of competition, winning […]

Ireland's Aoife Hopkins holds 20th overall going into final day of Laser Radial world championships in Oman

December 6, 2021
Aoife Hopkins managed to retain her overnight 20th place after a three-race day at the women's Laser Radial (ILCA6) World Championships in Mussanah, today (Sunday 5th December 2021). The Howth Yacht Club sailor opened the day with a 39th place before regaining her footing with a 23rd and 19th places in the 63-boat fleet on […]

Ireland's Aoife Hopkins has best day so far at Laser Radial world championships in Oman

December 3, 2021
Despite more problems with light winds at women's Laser Radial (ILCA6) World Championships in Mussanah, Oman Aoife Hopkins placed 15th in the 63-boat earlier today (Friday 2nd December 2022) marking her best score of the series so far. The light breeze that arrived for the day came after a delay of two hours and only […]

Ireland's Aoife Hopkins builds form at Laser Radial world championships in Oman

December 2, 2021
After a delayed start to the women's Laser Radial (ILCA6) World Championships in Mussanah, Oman three races were completed today (Thursday 2nd December 2022) with Ireland's Aoife Hopkins in 31st place overall. The Howth sailor had good starts in all three races and went on to place 40th then 23rd and 20th as she adapted […]

Irish pair end 49er Sailing World Championships in eighth overall

November 21, 2021
Ireland's Robert Dickson (Howth Yacht Club) and Seán Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) ended in eighth overall at the Olympic 49er skiff class worlds championships in Mussanah, Oman today (Sunday 21st November 2021). The Dublin pair who competed at Tokyo 2020 were unable to repeat some of their earlier form from the series on the final […]

Both Irish crews qualify for Gold fleet at 49er Sailing World Championships in Oman

November 18, 2021
After a third day of qualification racing, both Irish crews have reached the Gold fleet in the Olympic 49er skiff class Worlds Championships in Mussanah, Oman today (Thursday 18th November 2021). Tokyo 2020 sailors Robert Dickson (Howth Yacht Club) and Seán Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) had a mixed day, slipping back from third overall to […]

Irish sailors make advances at 49er World Championships in Oman

November 17, 2021
Tokyo 2020 sailors Robert Dickson (Howth Yacht Club) and Seán Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) made further gains at the Olympic 49er skiff class World Championships in Mussanah, Oman today (Wednesday 17th November 2021). The Dublin crew had third and sixth places before once again ending the day with a race win. The pair now lie […]

Ireland’s 49er sailors compete at the World Championships, Oman

November 15, 2021
Two Irish Sailing Teams will compete at the 49er World Championships starting tomorrow (Tuesday 16 November) in Oman. Representing Ireland are Olympians Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove (of Howth YC and Skerries Sailing Club respectively); and Séafra Guilfoyle and Johnny Durcan, both of Royal Cork Yacht Club. The teams are supported by Irish Sailing coach […]

Ireland's Finn Lynch wins Silver and best ever result for Irish Sailing at World Championships in Spain

November 10, 2021
After a frustrating wait for wind on the final day, Ireland's Finn Lynch (National Yacht Club) has won Silver at the Laser World Championship in Barcelona today (Wednesday 10th November 2021). Although the Carlow sailor finished the regatta with the best scores across all eight races, New Zealand's Thomas Saunders took Gold after allowance for […]

Ireland's Finn Lynch in top ten overall at ILCA7 (Laser Standard) World Championships in Spain with two days of finals racing to go

November 8, 2021
Rio 2016 Olympian Lynch (National Yacht Club) delivered a solid day's performance on Monday (8th November 2021) counting eighth and tenth places to lie eighth overall as well as a 16th place that he discarded. Light and tricky winds continued to affect the championship with two races sailed early on Monday in a dying breeze […]

Ireland’s Laser Men sailors compete at the World Championships, Barcelona

November 1, 2021
It’s been a short turnaround for the Irish Laser Men. Last month at the EurILCA Senior Laser European Championships in Bulgaria, Olympian Finn Lynch secured a world class result finishing 7th overall. This month, they’ve moved from Bulgaria to Barcelona where they’ll compete at the 2021 ILCA Laser Standard Men's World Championship (ILCA 7) starting […]

Who to watch at the Investwise Irish Sailing Youth National Championships

October 21, 2021
Ones to watch at the Investwise Irish Sailing Youth Nationals 2021 – over 100 young sailors ready to compete after a gap of two years After a gap of two years, 135 young sailors are signed up and raring to go at the Investwise Irish Sailing Youth National Championships. The event is unique - not […]

Olympians to join Ireland’s biggest youth regatta at the Investwise Irish Sailing Youth National Championships

October 14, 2021
28-31 October 2021, Cork After a gap of over two years due to the COVID pandemic, Ireland’s biggest youth regatta is back with a bang. Over 100 young sailors will gather together at the Investwise Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven, later this month. They’ll be joined by Olympic […]

Top ten European Championship result for sailing’s Finn Lynch

October 11, 2021
Final results are in for the EurILCA Senior Laser European Championships that finished yesterday evening in Varna, Bulgaria with a top ten performance for Finn Lynch who finished in 7th place in the Men's Laser. Olympian Finn Lynch is from Carlow. He was the youngest sailor to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games, competing in […]

Owens wins All Ireland Championships for the second time in 21 years

October 4, 2021
Ger Owens has emerged overall winner of this year’s Irish Sailing All Ireland Championships held in Crosshaven, Cork. Owens, who is a three-time Olympian, represented the GP14 class as their national champion. He competed in the two day event with crew and fellow Olympian Ross Killian. This year’s All Irelands were hosted by the Royal […]

Waszps and Olympians creating a buzz at the 2021 Irish Sailing All Ireland Championships

September 29, 2021
The Irish Sailing All Ireland Championships are back ! Previously known as the “Helmsman’s Championship”, the event has run every year since 1947 until 2020’s historic pause due to the COVID pandemic. One of the most unusual regattas in the world, the competitors represent sixteen of the thirty nine Irish Sailing affiliated classes (or types […]

MCILROY AND LOWRY KEEP MEDAL PLACES IN THEIR SIGHTS WHILE SAILORS FINISH IN 13TH OVERALL

July 31, 2021
The third round of the Men’s Individual Stroke Play was played today, with Team Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry continuing their run of good form to keep in contention at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Tokyo. With a round of 68 for Lowry, he moves to 10-under and into a tie for 9th while McIlroy sits […]

BIG DAY AHEAD FOR TEAM IRELAND IN TOKYO AS DAY EIGHT OF THE 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES GETS UNDERWAY

July 31, 2021
It was a busy morning once more for Team Ireland in Tokyo, with Mark English and Sarah Lavin both in action in athletics, while Sarah Ennis and Horseware Woodcourt Garrison (ISH) completed the dressage phase of eventing. Play is currently underway for golfers, Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry, in Round 3 of the Men’s Individual […]

O’DONOVAN AND MCCARTHY CROWNED OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS IN TOKYO

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 […]

RYAN SETS NEW IRISH SENIOR RECORD, WHILE MURPHY MOVES UP TO 14TH PLACE AHEAD OF FINAL LASER RADIAL RACE DAY

July 29, 2021
Shane Ryan returned to the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in style on Day Six, setting a new Irish Senior Record in the Men’s 100m Butterfly. Ryan finished 4th in Heat 3, clocking a time of 52.52, to break Brendan Hyland’s previous best of 52.58. His time gave him an overall finishing position of 37th - 11 […]

WOMEN’S FOUR ROWERS SECURE IRELAND’S FIRST MEDAL AT TOKYO 2020, O’DONOVAN AND MCCARTHY POST WORLD’S BEST TIME WHILE BOXER KURT WALKER CAUSES MAJOR UPSET IN THE RING

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 […]

ACTION-PACKED MORNING FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY FOUR OF TOKYO 2020

July 27, 2021
Mona McSharry became the first Irish swimmer in 25 years to compete at an Olympic final today, and put in a solid performance this morning in her 100m Breaststroke final, placing 8th overall in a time of 1:06.94. Earlier in the day, a superb performance from Carolyn Hayes in the women’s triathlon saw her finish […]
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