Ireland’s Sanita Puspure: the rower is one of Ireland’s hopes for Rio 2016. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

The project to form a men’s crew that could qualify a boat for the 2016 Olympic Games was dealt a blow by the news that one of Ireland’s top internati(...)

John Holland:  “In the short term we are going to see is there any possibility of doing a [lightweight] four.” Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s top three Olympic-class crews share two traits: they showed themselves to be on course for Rio at the recent World Championships; and they a(...)

 Team Ireland’s Robert Hendrick would have had to finish in the top 30 at Deep Creek to qualify for the semi-finals. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy / Sportsfile

Ireland’s Robert Hendrick finished 46th in his heat at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Maryland in the United States yesterday. The 16-year-ol(...)

The Irish team which is competing in the World University Championships in France this weekend.

Ireland compete at the World University Championships in Gravelines in France this weekend with a reasonable prospect of at least one medal. The ligh(...)

Sanita Puspure: “With 250 metres to go, I just went for it. I gave it everything I had in the last 20 strokes. If I’d only started two strokes earlier.” Photograph: Chris Carpenter/The Irish Times

She came off the water in London 2012, where she had placed 13th, determined to climb the exalted ranks of the best single scullers in the world. Yest(...)

Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan (20) took his place in the top six lightweight scullers in the world yesterday with another chase-down-the-opposition perf(...)

Daniel Sigurjorsson Benet and Omar Aymerich of Spain compete in the lightweight men’s double sculls at the World Rowing Championships at the Bosbaan  in Amsterdam. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Ireland crews took the tally of semi-final places to three in Olympic-class events and two in non-Olympic boats on another good day at the World Rowin(...)

The Ireland team and coaches prior to departing for the World Rowing championships, which start on the  Bosbaan course outside Amsterdam on Sunday.

Rain and wind are likely to greet the Ireland team as they take on the Bosbaan course in Amsterdam at the World Championships, which begin on Sunday. (...)

Ireland’s representative at the Youth Olympic Games, Eimear Lambe, has been in Hong Kong preparing, before moving to the venue of Nanjing in China. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Irish coastal rowing is booming and this weekend the highlight of of the year, the All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships, will be held Lough Curra(...)

Conor Carmody (left) and David O’Malley celebrate with gold medallists Hungary after taking silver in the double sculls at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Bordeaux last weekend.

Nine rowers will represent Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games Regatta at Strathclyde in Scotland this weekeend. Queen’s University has the bu(...)