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 (...)

LisaDilleen, right,  who helped Ireland four into the final at the e World Under-23 championships at Linz in Austria.

For the last three years Lisa Dilleen, one of Ireland best young rowers, has competed at the World Under-23 Championships. Her record of ninth, 10th a(...)

Former world champion Sinead Jennings will compete against her sister Catríona tomorrow. Photograph:  Hamish Blair/Getty Images

The wait is over. Over a thousand Irish rowers will discover in the next three days whether all the training and racing through the terrible winter an(...)