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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 […]

SWIMMERS IMPRESS IN OLYMPIC DEBUT, SAILORS REACT TO FINISH POSITION

July 27, 2021
Tonight, all Irish interest at the Tokyo Olympic Games took place in the pool, with Team Ireland swimmers impressing across the three events on offer this evening. Meanwhile sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove reacted to their winning start to the 49er class Race 1. SAILING (QUOTES) Sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove reacted to […]

SAILORS MAKE A SPLASH AT TOKYO GAMES WHILE RUGBY SEVENS DOMINATE TO BOOK ANOTHER SHOWDOWN WITH KENYA

July 27, 2021
Sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove announced their arrival at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with a splash this afternoon as they finished in first place in their opening 49er class race, edging out Great Britain and Germany. There’s still a long way to go in this competition though, with 12 races in total in […]

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 […]

NGUYEN ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC ARRIVAL IN STYLE WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN ON GAMES DEBUT

July 26, 2021
Nhat Nguyen announced his arrival at the Tokyo Olympic Games in style this evening with an impressive straight set win over Niluka Karunaratne of Sri Lanka in his opening group game. Nguyen was one of a host of athletes in action this evening, with Ireland’s men’s rugby sevens coming agonizingly close to their first group […]

AFTERNOON ROUND-UP FOR TEAM IRELAND ON DAY THREE OF TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

July 26, 2021
Three Irish athletes were in action in Tokyo this afternoon, with boxer Michaela Walsh defeated by long-time foe Irma Testa of Italy in her Women’s Feather Round of 16 bout earlier. Canoeist Liam Jegou also lost out in the semi-finals of the Canoe Slalom, finishing out in 15th place – outside of the top 10 […]

PUSPURE POWERS INTO OLYMPIC SEMI-FINAL

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 […]

TEAM IRELAND SAILING TEAM ANNOUNCED

June 28, 2021
Three Team Ireland Sailors Confirmed for Tokyo 2020 Two Boats Set to Compete in Sailing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo Team Ireland has officially selected a team of three sailors to compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Olympic Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy is set to compete in her third Olympic Games […]

Disappointment and Silver bullets for Irish sailors in Portugal

April 24, 2021
After Friday’s disappointment for the Irish squad at European Laser Olympic qualification regatta in Vilamoura, Portugal all seven boats completed the full 12-race series today (Saturday 24th April 2021) with a mix of results. Ireland does still have two other boats qualified for Tokyo 2020:  Annalise Murphy (National YC) in the Women’s single-handed event and Robert […]

No Olympic qualification for Irish sailors in Portugal

April 23, 2021
On the penultimate day of the European Laser Olympic qualification regatta in Vilamoura, Portugal  (Friday 23rd April 2021), Irish hopes of securing a third boat for Tokyo have ended after two breezy races in the Gold fleet. Hopes were high that Rio Olympic veteran Finn Lynch from Carlow (National Yacht Club) would return some of his previous form and deliver […]
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