Helen Hannigan: in the double with Monika Dukarska

After the longest ever pre-season for the Ireland international system, the final trial comes this weekend at the National Rowing Centre in Cork. Ther(...)

The war memorial in Rangoon in Burma bearing the name of Ciarán Gannon.

It’s a fair bet that of the thousands who turn out to cheer the crews racing in the Gannon Cup, the colours race for Trinity and UCD, in the centre o(...)

 Sanita Puspure: Relished being able to do long sessions on the water on the recent training camp in Varese in Italy. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Trinity’s senior men’s eight, which set a new course record at the Erne Head of the River last weekend, will be the first crew off at the slimmed down(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

The last of Ireland’s Olympic-class crews to be formed in the run-up to the European Championships have emerged. Niall Kenny, based in London, has op(...)

Claire Lambe and Denise Walsh of Ireland have been at a training camp at Varese in Italy. Photograph: Getty Images.

Two big heads of the river give Irish rowers plenty of chances to get out on the water and compete over the next eight days. The St Michael’s head of(...)

Coaches have to be patient people – especially when they are dealing with small numbers and injured athletes. Ireland’s lead coach Don McLachlan hop(...)

Sinéad Jennings set a world-class mark of 272 on the Wattbike in Limerick. Photograph: Marie-Therese Garvey.

There are just two weeks to go before the penultimate Ireland trial, and the pressure is on hopefuls to prove they are up to the standard to make t(...)

 Genevra Stone competing in the women’s single sculls quarter-final  during the London 2012 Olympic Games, at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre. Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty

The cream of Ireland’s rowing talent will be joined by the top women’s single sculler in the United States at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships. (...)

Kotie O’Brien: she does seven training sessions a week, combining it with studying for her Leaving Cert

Of all the talented sportswomen targeting Rio 2016, Katie O’Brien’s has to have one of the most extraordinary stories. But one crucial chapter has ye(...)

 Sanita Puspure: has been named Afloat Rower of the Year for 2014.  Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Irish international rowing faces a reduced programme this year on what it had hoped for just weeks ago. The plan to have three overseas camps has b(...)