The lightweight double sculls pair raised €4,100 with 70 donations in 20 days. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish rowing pair raise funds online to cover regatta entries in Italy and Poland

Helen Hannigan: in the double with Monika Dukarska

Aim this season is to qualify boats for the Olympics through the World Championships

The war memorial in Rangoon in Burma bearing the name of Ciarán Gannon.

Gannon Cup helps recall UCD rower and British medical officer Ciarán J Gannon who was killed in Burma in 1944

 Sanita Puspure: Relished being able to do long sessions on the water on the recent training camp in Varese in Italy. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Sanita Puspure fit to take part in final Ireland trial later this month

Photograph: Alan Betson

Injured Sinead Jennings to miss final Ireland trial

Claire Lambe and Denise Walsh of Ireland have been at a training camp at Varese in Italy. Photograph: Getty Images.

Trinity and NUIG to square up at Enniskillen event

Sinéad Jennings injury means the possibility of forming a lightweight double gets kicked forward until the final trial in March

Sinéad Jennings set a world-class mark of 272 on the Wattbike in Limerick. Photograph: Marie-Therese Garvey.

Competition keen for places in lightweight women’s double

 Genevra Stone competing in the women’s single sculls quarter-final  during the London 2012 Olympic Games, at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre. Photo: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty

Olympian will be part of a huge entry on Saturday week at the University of Limerick

Kotie O’Brien: she does seven training sessions a week, combining it with studying for her Leaving Cert

Young pararower Katie O’Brien seeks new partner to try to compete in Rio

 Sanita Puspure: has been named Afloat Rower of the Year for 2014.  Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Plan to have three overseas camps has been cut back to just one

 Sanita Puspure, who won bronze in the single sculls at the European Championships, was unable to compete in the trial due to injury. Photograph: Alan Betson

The 28-year-old finishes second behind Sinead Jennings in lightweight single sculls

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.

Men’s lightweight double of Gary and Paul O’Donovan will draw particular scrutiny

Irish international lightweight double rowers Gary and Paul O’Donovan and coach John  Holland.

British-based rowers to make trip to NRC in bid to make Irish team

 Amy Bulman: the University College Cork rower was the fastest woman’s single sculler at the Muckross Head of the River. Photograph:  Inpho

Skibbereen and Lee Rowing Club share honour for pennants won

Paul Giblin (second from left) was diagnosed with refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphona in April 2012.

Former marathon runner says she underestimated level of skill involved in rowing

Turlough Hughes

Irish Sports Council’s decision welcomed by performance director, Morten Espersen

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.

Ireland performance director Morten Espersen honoured by Danish Sports Federation

Mark O’Donovan and Niall Kenny, with coach John Holland. O’Donovan and Kenny were part of the lightweight quadruple which finished 10th at the Fours’ Head of the River in London last weekend.

Wind on Blessington Lakes set to drop off for Head of the River

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

Former world champion aiming to compete in 2016 Olympic Games

 Leitrim Tourism and Leitrim County Council  recently launched the opening of an International standard rowing facility in Lough Rynn, Co. Leitrim. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Top rowers bound for Cork but format restricted due to one day

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure: the rower is one of Ireland’s hopes for Rio 2016. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

Entries up for Saturday’s earlier edition of the Liffey Descent

John Holland:  “In the short term we are going to see is there any possibility of doing a [lightweight] four.” Photograph: Inpho

Success of Sanita Puspure raises question of men’s boats for 2016

 Team Ireland’s Robert Hendrick would have had to finish in the top 30 at Deep Creek to qualify for the semi-finals. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy / Sportsfile

Sam Curtis, and Patrick Hynes fail to progress from heats of K1

The Irish team which is competing in the World University Championships in France this weekend.

New course at Lough Rinn to be officially opened on October 3rd

Sanita Puspure: “With 250 metres to go, I just went for it. I gave it everything I had in the last 20 strokes. If I’d only started two strokes earlier.” Photograph: Chris Carpenter/The Irish Times

Irish rower lays down marker for 2016 Olympics

Skibbereen man (20) overcomes slow start to book place among top six lightweight scullers in the world

Daniel Sigurjorsson Benet and Omar Aymerich of Spain compete in the lightweight men’s double sculls at the World Rowing Championships at the Bosbaan  in Amsterdam. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Hannigan and Dukarska double also impress in Amsterdam

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 strong winds will make Bosbaan course in Amsterdam even tougher

Ireland’s representative at the Youth Olympic Games, Eimear Lambe, has been in Hong Kong preparing, before moving to the venue of Nanjing in China. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Biggest championships to date with ‘530 crews and just short of 2,700 rowers’

Conor Carmody (left) and David O’Malley celebrate with gold medallists Hungary after taking silver in the double sculls at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Bordeaux last weekend.

Queen’s University has the bulk of the entry with five

High-performance director Morten Espersen believes all seven crews expected to at least make B finals in Amsterdam

The Battleborn crew on arrival in Hawaii yesterday. Photograph:

Gary O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll qualify in their repechage while Paul O’Donovan finishes third in the lightweight single scu(...)

 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

Lightweight single sculler Paul O’Donovan also looks set to qualify from his quarter-final

Paul Griffin: competed at the Irish Rowing Championships last week

Midweek trials produce a new women’s double scull combination

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

Commanding performance by rower fails to mask annoyance at not making A Final

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure: qualified for today’s single sculls semi-final at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.  Photo: Harry How/Getty

Disappointment in women’s pair for Lisa Dilleen and Lenora Kennedy

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

Final World Cup Regatta in Lucerne along with Irish Rowing Championships taking place

 People gather to watch the boat races at the Henley Royal Regatta   in Henley-on-Thames, England.  Photograph: by Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Anthony English exited the Diamond Sculls to an Australian international

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

Dave Neale and Eimantas Grigalius have too much power and control for opponents

Sanita Puspure of Ireland:  reached the A Final in Aiguebelette last weekend, where she finished sixth. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

Just two crews to travel as budgetary constraints make things a ‘little difficult’

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

Progressive Puspure and Pair ready to move up a level

Sanita Puspure celebrates with her bronze medal with Chantal Achterberg of Netherlands (silver) and Mirka Knapkova of Czech Republic (gold) after the women’s singles sculls in Belgrade. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images.

Podium finish in Belgrade first for Irish rower in Olympic event in eight years

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

Ireland’s Olympian faces a stiff test on her return to championship action in Belgrade today

Catríona Jennings (above) and Sarah Dolan teamed up to win the double sculls at the Metropolitan Regatta.

Championships a first for team in green

Students from Caritas College, Ballyfermot enjoying a rowing workout. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Students are taking rowing in their stride as fitness levels rise and team work develops

Ireland’s Andrzej Jeziersk: aiming  to peak for the European Championships in Germany in July. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

Cork-based Pole just .892 of a second away from claiming a bronze medal at opening World Cup event of the year

The Irish Schools Regatta was for years an adjunct to the University Championships but has now bloomed in to a massive event. Photograph: Inpho

Under-23 single sculls at O’Brien’s Bridge on Sunday features the outstanding junior of the moment, David O’Malley

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

Overseas flavour to competition as Reading Bluecoat set to take on Portora

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure is one of 17 competitors in the women’s single sculls at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja regatta in Piediluco, Italy. Photograph: Getty.

Irish University Championships a curtain raiser for popular Skibbereen regatta

 Holly Nixon of Portora beat Commercial’s Eimear Lambe in the women’s club one single sculls at the Neptune Regatta. Photograph: Getty Images

Oxford beats Cambridge by 11 lengths in Boat Race, while Kenny McDonald breaks Irish indoor record

Richard Coakley who won silver at the first World Cup in Sydney, representing Australia,   is unsure about moving back into the Ireland system.

Big numbers for year’s first domestic regatta at Neptune

Claire Lambe (right) is entered in the biggest class in terms of numbers (14) at the World Cup regatta in Sydney next weekend. Photograph: Inpho

UCD triumph over Trinity in Gannon Cup

Galway lightweight to stroke the UCD men’s eight on the Liffey on Sunday morning

Richard Coakley indicated his intention to represent Australia at the World Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Galway and Fermoy cancel scheduled event due to high levels on Corrib and Blackwater

Brothers Richard (bow) and Eugene Coakley may face each other other as the former has declared to compete for Australia. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Claire Lambe will be Ireland’s sole competitor in Sydney in four weeks’ time

Ireland’s Eoin Rheinisch in action during canoe slalom semi-final at London Olympics. photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Three-time Olympic canoeist says World Cup win was career highlight

 Limerick Boat club after its roof was torn off during Wednesday’s violent storm. Photograph: Seán Curtin

Spectacular video of roof of boat house peeling off and flying away in high winds is viewed all over world

Richard Coakley (bow) with his brother Eugene  (stroke).

McLachlan says heavyweights must improve

Philip Cavanagh will head up the Battleborn team in the Great Pacific race in Hawaii next summer.

Entry for tomorrow’s indoor championships in the University of Limerick runs to over 800 competitors

eFlow ends Grand League backing

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

Water levels good at Blessington venue

Sam Lynch (second left) will feature in the Castleconnell head.

There will be the added attraction of the Bulls and Bears competition, with prizes for the winners

Successful performance coach in the British system to join a team headed by her huband, Don

Seán Jacob broke Niall O’Brien’s 22-year-old record in the Dublin Sculling Ladder time trial last weekend. Photograph:  David Maher/Sportsfile

Forecast of high winds scuppers Cork event

Lough Rynn could hold international competitions

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

Former world champion Niall O’Toole may play a part in overseeing the Dublin group

Martin Kolanda and Jenny Egan compete in the Liffey Descent on Saturday

ESB could only release just over half the usual flood because of the dry summer

Ireland’s Sinead Jennings

Former world champion Sinead Jennings among the list of 216 entrants

Results at last weekend’s canoe slalom World Championships in Prague were mixed

Stewart Davis and Teresita O’Callaghan of the Lee Rowing Club receive their cheque from Simon McBeth of eFlow at the National Rowing Centre in Farran, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fran O’Toole and Donal McGuinness win two medals

Monika Dukarska and Leonora Kennedy of Ireland in the Women’s Double Sculls in South Korea. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland duo 10th overall in Korea

 Claire Lambe will be hoping to build on her impressive showing in the European Championships when she competes in the lightweight single scull at the World Championships  in Chungju, Korea. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

Lightweight sculler first into action for Ireland at the World Championships in Korea

Claire Lambe competes in a lightweight single scull, prior to departing for Australia

Andy Harrington and Jack Casey will compete for Ireland in the men’s double scull quarter-final today at the World Junior Championships at Trakai in Lithuania.

Junior women’s double scull win repechage by 14.5 seconds from Austria to qualify

Milani Laura and Elisabetta Scancassani of Italy celebrate winning the the final A in the lightweight women’s double scull at the World Rowing Cup III on Lucerne Rotses last month. Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

USA-bound Hilary Shinnick and Bridget Jacques have prepared well for event in Lithuania

Paul O’Donovan: “It’s definitely the goal in the next four years to make it to Rio. We’ll see how that goes.”

The 19-year-old finishes third in final of lightweight sculls as results suggest squad is on the upswing

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

19-year-old from Skibbereen holds off late challenge in Linz

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

Dilleen gets shot at a medal in her fourth attempt at the championships

Paul O’Donovan started his campaign at the World Under-23 Championships in Linz,  Austria yesterday with a win in his heat

Single sculler Adam Boreham qualifies for his quarter-final

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

Death of Garda coach casts shadow

Marius Ravinski and Eimantas Grigalius of Lithuania celebrate gold In the junior double sculls World Championships in 2003. Grigalius has recently started competing in his adopted Ireland  and will compete in the Home Internationals.

Lithuanian may consider applying for an Irish passport which would give him a shot at representing his adopted country at more adv(...)

The Star Club (left) row down the straight during their Fawley Challenge Cup race against Maidenhead Rowing Club at Henley Regatta. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images.

Quadruple scull team recover to remain in the running for honours

None of the five Irish crews have been ‘selected’ (seeded)

 Gavin Sheehan, James Plumley, Alan Morgan and Josh Taylor after rowing around Britain in a record breaking time of just over 26 days, to claim the biggest prize in rowing of £115,000, after crossing the finishing line under Tower Bridge, London.

Crew of four returned to London 26 days, nine hours, nine minutes and 58 seconds after they had left it

 Paul O’Donovan of Ireland competing in the lightweight single sculls heats  at  Dorney Lake. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Claire Lambe leads from pillar to post to win her repechage of lightweight single sculls

New full-time position is being funded by Sport Northern Ireland

Lisa Dilleen: will team up with Aifric O’Regan, Ailish Sheehan and Irish American Emily Tormey to race for the first time together. Photograph: Getty Images

Promising rowers get chance to prove themselves in Austria

Ireland’s Claire Lambe who will compete in the World Cup regatta at the Olympic venue of Dorney Lake in two weeks.

Claire Lambe may be joined by two new crews

Sanita Puspure:  could be just one step from the final by Friday afternoon – if she competes. Photograph: Inpho

“Her immune system has been a little up and down,” said Ireland performance director Morten Espersen

Sinead Jennings: standout name in Division One of the women’s single sculls. Photograph: Inpho

UCD men’s and women’s eights get chance to shine at Blessington

Lightweight sculler Sinead Jennings was the fastest woman at Limerick Regatta last weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Lightweight double scull have been training in Denmark in run-up to European Championships

Sinead Jennings is  an entrant in a strong field of six in the women’s single sculls at Limerick this weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Four hundred crews from 33 clubs sign up

The Irish team for the European Championships will feature Sanita Puspure in the women’s single scull. Photograph: Inpho

Lee Valley man was the fastest man in the Irish trials on Saturday

Holly Nixon: a silver medallist for Ireland in the 2011 World Junior Championships. Photograph: Inpho

Weekend’s Irish trials at the National Rowing Centre another chance to convert more athletes to his cause

Richard and Peter Chambers: will shoot it out in one of the most early-awaited duels at  British trials.

Busy weekend also features Rowing Ireland agm

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