Ireland’s Claire Lambe  and Sinead Jennings, who have qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio  in the lightweight women’s double sculls. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Differing views on the Zika virus, particularly from female athletes, threaten to throw competitor participation at the Rio Olympic Games into chaos.(...)

Sinéad Jennings competing on a Wattbike at the Irish Indoor Championships last year. Photograph: Marie-Therese Garvey

Success breeds success. Just four years in being, the Irish Indoor Championships has drawn its biggest entry ever. When entries closed on Wednesday(...)

Paul O’Donovan (left) and Gary O’Donovan, trained hard in Seville as they prepare to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games. Photograph: Debbie Heaphy.

Floods and how to get around them are on people’s minds. “The water is a foot into the boat house right now,” said James Mangan, the head coach of Ca(...)

Paul O’Donovan (left) and Gary O’Donovan, who will represent Ireland at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph: Debbie Heaphy.

Buffeted by winds and holding out against floods, rowing steps out of an important year and into what might be the most important in a decade or more(...)

Ireland squad member Monika Dukraska is the top name at competing at the provinces indoors championship’s at the University of Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Other sports may hibernate at this time of year: rowing can go indoors. The provinces indoor rowing championships at University of Limerick and the U(...)

Claire Lambe  and Sinéad Jennings: have just qualified the boat and technically others could still take their places. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Bonfires for Paul and Gary O’Donovan, radio interviews, a cacophony of tweets of congratulation. In the afterglow of a World Championships at which tw(...)

Claire Lambe and Sinead Jennings have secured a place at the Rio Olympics in the women’s double sculls.

A wonderful week for Ireland rowing ended with two boats qualified for the Olympic Games. The Ireland lightweight men’s and women’s double sculls secu(...)

Sinead Jennings (pictured) and Claire Lambe have qualified for the Olympic Games after finishing third in the B Final in the women’s double scull at the World Championships in France. Photograph:    Inpho/Getty Images

Ireland qualified two boats for the Olympic Games at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette in France on Saturday. The lightweight doub(...)

Sinéad Jennings and Claire Lambe faced Britain’s Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland had a very satisfactory first day in Aiguebelette in France. Three crews qualified for the quarter-finals, with the highlight being a pillar-t(...)

Sanita Puspure: says she is “100 per cent confident”  her coach Don McLachlan has judged her programme so that she will peak at Aiguebelette. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

The world governing body, Fisa, has pushed hard to make rowing a truly universal sport, and the entry for the World Championships, which begin on Sund(...)