Franciscus Goutier of the Netherlands (silver), Andrew Campbell Jr of the United States (gold) and Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan of Ireland (bronze) during the medal ceremony of the U-23 lightweight men’s single sculls at the 2013 World Rowing U- 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.

Ireland’s top rowers are set to fight it out at the National Rowing Centre in a bid to catch the eye of the international selectors for the season ah(...)

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(...)

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. (...)

The Battleborn crew on arrival in Hawaii yesterday. Photograph: greatpacificrace.com

There was a feted arrival and an unfortunate departure for Irish rowers yesterday. The ocean rowing crew Battleborn, skippered by Dubliner Philip Cav(...)

 Paul O’Donovan won his heat in the lightweight men’s single sculls at the World Under-23 Championships in Varese, Italy, yesterday to qualify for the quarter-finals. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ireland qualified their first boat for the semi-finals of the World Under-23 Championships in Varese in Italy yesterday. The men’s four of Richie Benn(...)

 Paul O’Donovan: favoured for the men’s senior single title.  Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ireland crews take on competitors at the very peak of the global sport on the first day of the final World Cup Regatta in Lucerne today, while at the (...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure, who  finished sixth in the World Cup regatta in Aiguebelette, France.

Sanita Puspure took another step to establishing herself in the elite of a major Olympic event at the weekend. Puspure reached the A Final of the wom(...)

Sanita Purspure: took bronze at the recent European Championships. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/GettyImages

The Ireland team goes into this weekend’s World Cup in Aiguebelette in France with a sense of anticipation which has been absent for many years. It i(...)

Paul O’Donovan was the fastest man at Cork trials.

The early Ireland trial at the National Rowing Centre last weekend worked so well you wondered why it hadn’t been done before. One of the big benefits(...)

 Paul O’Donovan won a bronze medal at the World Under-23 Championships in Linz, Austria. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan won a bronze medal at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria this morning. The Skibbereen man, who is just (...)