Single sculler Emma Twigg who was honoured at the 2014 World Rowing Awards which were presented at the recent Fisa World Coaches Conference in Rio de Janeiro.

Dave Mannion has been appointed Connacht development coach. The role is a full-time post, involving work at NUIG and Coláiste Iognáid as well as co-or(...)

Sinead Jennings  celebrates winning the silver medal in the Women’s Lightweight Single Sculls at the 2008 Rowing World Cup. Photo:  Inpho

Sinéad Jennings doesn’t believe in taking it easy. Within three days of having her third child, Hannah, in August, the 38-year-old was back training,(...)

Sanita Puspure: “I need to get stronger, there is need for improvement”

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure won the B Final of the single sculls at the the World Cup regatta in Lucerne yesterday to place her seventh overall. This wa(...)

Crews prepare to compete at the Henley Royal Regatta yesterday. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Three Castles, a Blessington club only three years in existence, opened their first campaign at Henley Royal Regatta yesterday with an impressive win(...)

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(...)

 Actor Luke Andrew Feeney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Since the dawn of time – or at least the dawn of the automobile – teenagers have had a reputation for being a lazy, self-centred bunch with more ho(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure returns to championship action in Belgrade today.

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure, who was this country’s sole rowing representative at the Olympic Games in 2012 but then missed most of last year through il(...)

Sean Jacob:  talented oarsman has been asked to time trial:  Photograph: Getty Images

Trinity Regatta offers the social side of rowing more than most : drinks in the marquee, music, a luncheon, tea and supper and (...)

President Michael D Higgins  with Micheál Ó Conghaile, one of the editors of Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán, and  Colm  Ó Raghallaigh, who published the graphic novel version of Gráinne Mhaol. Photograph: Johnny Bambury

“The West is awake – and writing” was the message in Dublin last night when the “Gaeilgeoirati” gathered to celebrate Irish-language publishing in the(...)

A total of 221 crews are registered for Neptune’s Head of the the River tomorow at Blessington Lakes.

The low water levels at Blessington Lakes have been a worry in recent months, but the wet weather has helped and racing distance for the Neptune Head (...)