Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan: will compete for Ireland at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade in early May. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Four crews scheduled to compete in the first World Cup Regatta of the season

Eamonn Colclough defeated Kieran Kerr to become president of Rowing Ireland after delivering  forceful speech. Photograph: Getty Images

Mick O’Callaghan accuses board of ‘disgraceful behaviour’ over Espersen departure

Rowing was Ireland’s most successful sport at the Rio Olympics, with Gary and Paul O’Donovan picking up silver. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former team manager O’Callaghan accuses outgoing board of ‘disgraceful’ behaviour

Gary O’Donovan won the men’s single sculls at the Irish trials in Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Olympic hero makes hay with brother Paul absent due to exams

Calm conditions like this are not expected in London

Organisers believe stretches of Thames might be dangerous with high winds forecast

Sanita Puspure: her ergometer tests this week produced  an outstanding personal best of 6:35.9. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Battle between Kieran Kerr and Eamonn Colclough one feature of a busy weekend

Trinity  novice men’s eight took the Dan Quinn Shield in a fine race which was in the balance down the course. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

UCD senior women win the Corcoran Cup with plenty to spare

Shane Mulvaney and David O’Malley were part of the UCD crew which won the Corcoran Cup. Photo: Getty Images

The south Dublin college claimed both the Corcoran Cup and the Gannon Cup

UCD’s David O’Malley:  the stroke man, with Shane Mulvaney,  formed the Ireland lightweight pair which finished fourth at the World Under-23 Championships.

Trinity look form crew after winning the Erne Head of the River impressively

Rebecca Esselstein of Oxford (l) and Claire Lambe of Cambridge (r) are weighed in during the women’s crew announcement for the 2017 Cancer Research UK University Boat Races at Francis Crick Institute in London. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

The Irish Olympic rower is studying for a Masters degree at the English university

Monika Dukarska: The single sculler will be the  standout rower at the Kerry Head of the River. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Breda Leader hopes feats of O’Donovans will encourage young people to take up sport

Gary O’Donovan (bow) and Paul O’Donovan will compete for Ireland internationally for the first time this season at the World Cup regatta in Belgrade. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images.

Erne Head of the River attracts biggest ever entry and a very strong field

Morten Espersen:  the high performance director  led Ireland to its first Olympic medal – at Rio 2016.

Positions to be filled include high performance director, president and hon secretary

Paul O’Donovan had 14 seconds to spare over his brother Gary at the Ireland trials in Cork on Saturday. Photograph:   Herman Dingler/Inpho

Sanita Puspure also impresses at National Rowing Centre

The Irish men’s lightweight four at the 2008 Beijing Olympics - Paul Griffin (Stroke), Richard Archibald, Gearoid Towey and Cathal Moynihan (Bow). Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Event represented Ireland more than any other on the water, replaced by women’s four

Ronan Byrne is in the men’s senior quadruple UCC/Shandon team for the Cork Head of the River.

Impressive turnout expected for Head of the River at Cork marina

Atlantic rower Gavan Hennigan after he set an Irish record for a solo Atlantic ocean row. Photograph: Ben Duffy/PA Wire

High performance director was not willing to work with overseeing committee

Gavan Hennigan has become the fastest Irish solo oarsman to cross the Atlantic.

‘I’m open to possibility of just rowing back, crossing the North Atlantic. We’ll see’

Gavan Hennigan celebrates after arriving at English Harbour in Antigua after rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 49 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes.

Galway man finishes third overall in Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge after crossing in under 50 days

Morten Espersen was high performance director of Rowing Ireland when Gary and Paul O’Donovan won silver at the Rio Olympics. Photo: Inpho

Morten Espersen led the team in Rio which took the first Irish Olympic rowing medal

Old Collegians/guests crew at Islandbridge: James Kelly, Enda Bracken, JB Kelly, Prince Albert, Don Redmond (cox), Sean Drea, Susan Kelly, Ronan Mollumby, Nicholas Kelly, James Murnane.

Health of rowing evident as young guns make their mark at Indoor Championships

Paul and Gary O’Donovan in action at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships. Photograph: Stephen Kiely/Just look at the lens Photography

Records broken at Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, world of hard work returns

A Glenstal Abbey supporter entertains the attendance  at half-time during the Munster Schools Senior Cup clash against St Clement’s at UL. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A pleasure to witness Glenstal and St Clement’s do battle in Munster Senior Cup

Olympic rower Sinéad Lynch is taking a break from the sport this year. Photograph: Inpho.

63 clubs to be represented at annual University of Limerick event

Ireland’s Olympic medal winning brothers, Gary and Paul O’Donovan, have excelled at warm weather training in Seville, Spain. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

High-performance director Morten Espersen gives good report from warm weather training camp

Irish rower Gavan Hennigan in action in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Gavan Hennigan’s decision to stay south of the most direct route has helped hugely

Gavin Hennigan: “I think I’d be probably more lonely in a crowded bar than I would be out here.”

Determined Irishman remains on schedule to complete epic voyage in 50 days

 Gavan Hennigan aims to join the handful of solo rowers who crossed an ocean in 50 days or fewer

Twenty days into ocean crossing, the Co Galway man is in third place of 12 boats

 Gavan Hennigan hugs  his sister before setting off in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge from the Canaries to Antigua.  Photograph:  Ben Duffy/PA

Galway native sits third of 12 boats having completed one-third of the arduous route

Brothers Gary (bow) and Paul O’Donovan winning an Olympic medal was the highlight of Irish rowing in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images.

Great expectations as young Irish talent start to stake claim at top table

Gary O’Donovan: finished  third in the lightweight rankings and fourth overall at the Ireland Assessment in Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Duo take the top two spots in the single sculls at the Ireland Assessment at Cork’s NRC

Gavan Hennigan: the Galway man on Thursday evening was seventh overall and leading the three solo rowers in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic race to Antigua.

Aoife Feeley and Aifric Keogh take on U-23 duo Amy Mason and Tara Hanlon

 Cormac Folan, Seán Casey, Jonno Devlin and Sean O’Neill compete for Ireland at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Former Olympian stresses need for hard work – but first must resolve contract issue

Dominic Casey has been given a full-time role by Irish rowing after helping Gary and Paul O’Donovan to Olympic silver. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Dominic Casey gets full-time role after helping O’Donovan brothers to silver in Rio

UCC covered the three-kilometre course in 10 minutes and four seconds at the Muckross head of the river

Queen’s University win Shannon head of the river at Carrick-on-Shannon

There is a good entry for the two heads of the river this Saturday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Commercial are well represented in entry for the National Rowing Centre on Saturday

Rowing underway wintery  sunlight on the River Liffey. Photograph: Alan Betson

Application to Sport Ireland seeks the funding for appointment of two more coaches

Gary and Paul O’Donovan with their coach Dominic Casey. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

O’Donovan brothers’ trainer recognised by governing body Fisa after successful year

A Mayo Clinic Study found that American football players had an increased risk of heart problems. Photograph: EPA

It has been established that endurance athletes develop bigger hearts than normal

Former Ireland junior Holly Nixon is in the top women’s boat, the Leander elite quadruple,  for the Fours Head in London on November 12th. Photograph:  Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Interview panel forwards candidate names for Irish coaching jobs to Rowing Ireland

Polish-born Monika Dukarska will assess her participation with the Irish high-performance programme. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

River Shannon event has almost 400 crews from 20 clubs entered

Monika Dukarska finished   over 26 seconds ahead of Greek international Alexandra Tsiavou to win women’s solo at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Rower sets sights on Olympic Games in Tokyo after clinching second title in Monaco

Monika Dukarska will be aiming for gold this weekend at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Gold medallist single sculler Monika Dukarska most likely prospect for success

Ireland high-performance director Morten Espersen.

Olympic success of Irish rowers adds appeal for potential candidates

 Paul and Gary O’Donovan finished first and second in the A Final of the single sculls at  the Irish Open in Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sanita Puspure claims women’s title while UCD dominate in the pairs

Ireland’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning a silver medal in the men’s lightweight double sculls at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Olympic medalists set guage up against the best of young Irish talent at NRC

Tullamore Time Trial takes place on Saturday

Peter Egan and Mads Brendt Pedersen on their way to winning the men’s K2.

Jenny Egan makes it family affair with K1 win; Tom Brennan takes men’s race

South African marathon canoer Hank McGregor

Marathon canoer who has eight world titles is now ready to conquer Liffey Descent

Claire Lambe, who will study and row at Cambridge, with Sinéad Lynch in Rio. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Coaching team to spearhead Tokyo campaign being finalised

 Ailish Sheehan, who has died after a fall in Poland, was studying for her masters degree in Design and Environment at the University of London, and rowed for the college.

Many tributes paid after Irish woman’s life-support switched off following injury in fall

Mokina Dukarska won gold in the  World University Championships in Poznan. Photograph: Inpho

Kerry rower wins bronze medal at World University Championships in Poznan

Olympic silver medalists Gary and Paul O’Donovan with coach Dominic Casey at Skibbereen Rowing Club. Photo: Michael MacSweeney.

Board of Rowing Ireland must plot a way forward to build on Rio Olympics glory

Don McLachlan: Decision not to renew his contract has upset Sanita Puspure.

New Zealander coached the Ireland participants in Rio Games

 Paul O’Donovan celebrates winning gold at the World Lightweight Single Sculls final in Rotterdam on Saturday. Photograph: Herman Dingler/Inpho

Cork rower leaves rivals in his wake with powerful performance to cap magic month

Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan celebrates winning gold on Saturday morning. Photograph: Herman Dingler/Inpho

He follows up on Olympic silver medal by winning the lightweight single sculls title

Paul O’Donovan with his brother Gary celebrate after the medal ceremony in Rio. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The Ireland junior double scull finished ahead of Britain to make it to the semi-finals

Paul O’Donovan won his semi-final at the World Rowing Champioonships in Rotterdam. Photograph: Getty Images

Olympic silver medallist has strong finish at World Championships in Rotterdam

Paul O’Donovan, Sanita Puspure, Claire Lambe, Sinead Jennings, Gary O’Donovan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rio medallist to race for a place in lightweight single final at 3.35pm on Thursday

Paul O’Donovan (R) was successful in his World Championship heats in Rotterdam. Photograph: Inpho

Olympic silver medalist transfers good form into the World Championship singles

Sanita Puspure has already got sights on the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

After medal in Rio it is a trip to Rotterdam and bid to become world champion

Sanita Puspure of Ireland competes in the women’s single sculls C final. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Win leaves 34-year-old 13th overall - completing a regatta where Ireland placed sixth

Ireland’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning a silver medal in the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Final at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with father Teddy and brother David O’Donovan. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The West Cork brothers have come a long way from facing rowing club suspensions

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure competes in the Women’s Single Sculls Quarterfinals at the Lagoa Stadium on the fourth day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The Irish rower left it too late to make a move in the women’s singles sculls

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure came second hi her women’s single sculls  heat on Saturday. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish rower into Tuesday’s quarter-finals after challenging heat at Olympic Games

Ireland’s rower Sinead Lynch helps carry her boat from the water after a training session at Lagoa Stadium ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo: Getty Images

Three crews will compete in heats over the opening two days at the Olympic Games

Claire Lambe and Sinead Lynch will be competing in the women’s lightweight double in Rio. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Lightweight double of Paul and Gary O’Donovan seeded in the top six at Rio

Olympic hopeful Sanita Puspure has been coming into good form during training in Spain. Photograph: EPA.

Focus for Irish crews now turns to international events after impressive weekend at NRC

Shane O’Driscoll (left) and Mark O’Donovan, who will compete at the Irish Rowing Championships. Photograph: Debbie Heaphy.

Cork club set to make history at the Irish Rowing Championships

Liam Jegou: was the fastest qualifier at the under-23 canoe slalom World Championships Krakow in Poland.

Ireland’s other competitors, Robert Hendrick and Jake Cochrane miss out

Members of the public shelter under umbrellas as they watch the Henley Royal Regatta on the Thames in June. Photograph: PA.

Introduction of an under-23 grade is preferred option to keep youth in the fold

Three Irish crews go into action in the Henley Regatta over the next two days.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Lady Elizabeth boat club also lost having hit booms early on, missing number of strokes

Gary and Paul O’Donovan: pairs from Germany, Poland, Austria and Britain have all been beaten

O’Donovans face heavy training between now and Olympics as they prepare to pick off more crews

Claire Lambe and Sinead Lynch: retained their composure admirably to win their heat. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty.

World Cup heat win by Claire Lambe and Sinead Lynch another step up for in-form crew

Paul O’Donovan, who intends to compete in the lightweight single sculls at the World Championships. Photograph: Kaspars Puspurs.

Paul O’Donovan intents to compete in senior lightweight single sculls at Rotterdam event

Jenny Egan on the podium alongside Britain’s Lani Belcher and Italy’s Irene Burgo

Dubliner takes second prize after a tight finish in the 5,000, canoe sprint in Racice

Gary and  Paul O’Donovan finished an honourable fourth in the World Cup in Lucerne. Photograph: Getty

Brothers have chance of winning World Cup series after fourth place finish in Lucerne

Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe: the latter’s injury problems seem in past as she partnered Sinead Lynch to victory in the Bf inal in Lucerne. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland lightweight double pushing into the elite as Ireland women’s lightweight double win B final

Gary and Paul O’Donovan  celebrate victory in the men’s lightweight double scull  win at the European Rowing Championships. Photo: Soren Stache/EPA

European champions hope to avenge earlier defeat to John Smith and James Thompson

Sanita Puspure on her way to a second placed finish during the women’s Single Sculls Final race at the Rowing Olympic Qualification on Lake Rotsee in Lucerne. Photo: EPA

Irish rower comes through Olympic qualification regatta in Lucerne

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure has made it through to the final  of the women’s single sculls at the Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne. Photograph:  Urs Flueeler/ EPA

Irish rower needs to finish in top four on Tuesday to claim Rio place

Sanita Puspure won her heat of the single sculls at the Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho/Photosport

Irish single sculler makes promising start in Switzerland

Sanita Puspure competes at the recent European Championships, where she took a bronze medal.

Sculler chases one of three qualification places on offer at Lucerne

Liam Jegou has the chance to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

20-year-old qualifies for semi-finals at canoe slalom European Championships in Slovakia

Gary (left) and Paul O’Donovan of Ireland celebrate winning the final of the men’s lightweight double scull competition at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg last weekend. Photograph: EPA.

Leitrim event has 235 crews entered and is sure to put new rowing course on map

Ireland’s Gary  and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning the final of the men’s lightweight double scull competition at the European Rowing Championships on Beetzsee Lake in Brandenburg. Photograph: Soeren Stache/EPA

Sanita Puspure digs in to take the bronze medal in the single sculls in Brandenburg

Ireland’s lightweight women’s double of Sinéad Jennings and Claire Lambe. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan

Lightweight duo Paul and Gary O’Donovan included in team bound for Brandenburg

Denise Walsh won a trial to qualify for European Rowing Championships next weekend.

Performance director Morten Espersen feels athletes are leaving sport too early

Paul and Gary O’Donovan with their silver medals at the World Cup Regatta in Varese, Italy.

Medals won at World Cup puts a possible light on future of sport in Ireland

Sanita Puspure won bronze in Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Sanita Purpure, Paul and Gary O’Donovan all get podium places in Varese, Italy

Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe: The official Fisa preview lists the pair among the ones to watch, and they have been seeded fifth. Photograph: Inpho

Men’s and women’s lightweight doubles can test themselves against some of the world’s best for World Cup in Varese

Brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan are reported to be in fine physical condition ahead of summer racing.

Weather concerns force organisers to hold whole programme at NRC on Saturday

The Ireland lightweight double of Sinéad Jennings (front) and Claire Lambe, who will be speed tested at the Ireland trial.

Women’s pair and lightweight men’s four seek step towards Olympic qualification

 Siofra Bennett won her sixth Corcoran Cup as UCD completed a double in the annual Colours Races  on the River Liffey in Dublin. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Good starts pave the way to wins in both the Gannon and Corcoran cups

UCD could break run of wins for rivals in Corcoran Cup

Caoimhe O’Ferrall excelled at the Irish Open at Lucan.

A number of young contenders have put their hands up for selection

Monika Dukarska’s long-term plans are in the singles sculls.

Muckross event falls foul of poor weather forecast

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure still hopes to make it to Rio Olympics. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho.

International season begins in Italy and will go all the way to Rio

Mike Heskin:  served as chief executive of Hockey Ireland for three years. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sport Ireland grant of €400,000 has placed rowing in top 10 of Olympic sports

Catherine McKeon:  “Before the accident I wouldn’t have gone to a gym; I wouldn’t have done that much. But after it I took up rowing and Muay Thai and I started going to a gym. And I think that really helped my recovery.”

Glasnevin woman is now contender despite suffering serious brain injury in Thai crash

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