Henley Royal Regatta: Portora Royal School were beaten by one of the best American schoolboy crews, Gonzaga College. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Two gutsy performances but two defeats: this summed up the second day at Henley Royal Regatta for Irish crews. There was particular encouragement, h(...)

Rowers train in the sunshine on the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, ahead of next weeks Royal Henley regatta.

Seán Drea, one of the top Irish sportsmen of the 1970s, will be honoured with a row over at Henley Royal Regatta on Saturday. The 68-year-old will be(...)

Rowers train in the sunshine on the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, ahead of next weeks Royal Henley regatta. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Portora Royal School qualified for the main draw of Henley Royal Regatta with a fine performance in the qualifiers. This will bring the Irish represe(...)

Crews train ahead of racing on the first day of last year’s Henley Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames, England. Photograph: Getty Images.

Three Irish crews must fight to make it to the main draw at Henley Royal Regatta. The young coxed four from University College, Cork, compete in the (...)

Paul O’Donovan showed he is indeed peerless in the single sculls: the lightweight (20) beat John Keohane for the first time, and only his brother, Gary, tested him. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Trinity hammered out the message that they are the best eight in the country as they left UCD and NUIG/Gr áinne Mhaol in their wake with a pillar-to-p(...)

Britain’s Lani Belcher, left, and Hungary’s Renata Csay, centre, pull ahead of Jenny Egan, right, as they approach the line in the the Kayak Single 5000m Women final at the 2015 European Games in Baku. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtse/Getty Images

Jenny Egan came within four hundreths of a second of taking a medal for Ireland at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan today. The 28-year-old, who(...)

Ireland international rower Paul O’Donovan is entered for Cork Regatta.

Athlone Regatta, traditionally a well-run event with plenty of atmosphere, has a full day of action on Saturday – but precious few senior rowers. Co(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure made the single sculler A Final at the European Championships in Poznan. Photograph by Nick Bradshaw.

The European Championships proved that Ireland’s top boats are not far from the very top. Three boats – the women’s and men’s lightweight double and (...)

 Sanita Puspure: took fifth in a race won by Olympic champion Mirka Knapkova of the Czech Republic

Three Ireland crews reached A finals in Olympic-class boats, and one came within two tenths of a second of a medal at the European Championships in Po(...)

Sanita Puspure: looks well positioned in her heat to book a place in Sunday’s final. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho

Sanita Puspure and Sinead Jennings give Ireland two good chances of medals at the European Championships in Poznan, Poland. Of the five other Irelan(...)