The world governing body of rowing, Fisa, has set July 31st as a deadline to decide on whether the postponed event will go ahead. Photograph: Getty Images

Rowing Ireland has chosen September 12th and 13th for an Irish Championships

Sanita Puspure with her children Daniella and Patrick and her World Championship gold medal in 2018. Photo: Liam Gorman

Irish rower still has her sights set firmly on Tokyo Olympics next year

Crowds watch the Irish Rowing Championships last year.

Only Championship events will be included in shortened two-day regatta

Crowds watch the Irish Rowing Championships last year.

Rowing Ireland has confirmed that the domestic season has been suspended

Ireland’s Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne during the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Belfast man had put his job on hold to concentrate on his international rowing career

Sanita Puspure was one of the Irish athletes who had qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Training base had been limited to those who were training for the postponed Olympics

Ireland’s Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska celebrate after securing Olympics qualification last August. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Antonio Maurogiovanni has changed the date of Ireland trial to April 6th-12th

Two more boats are set to be added in the women’s four: China and Ireland finished ninth and 10th in the 2019 World Championships in Linz-Ottensheim.  a competition where eight boats qualified. Photograph: Getty Images

In the absence of qualification regatta, final two places could be allocated on basis of World Championships result

Antonio Maurogiovanni: “The athletes will continue to prepare for the final Olympic Qualification [regatta] and World Cup Three in May and for the Olympic Games in July. We are reviewing our planned training camps abroad.”

Maintaining Olympic hopefuls’ training regime during current crisis no easy task

Fisa states that it is ‘in close contact’ with the organisers of many events to determine what will happen in relation to the rest of the international rowing programme. File photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Rowing: Two events in Italy cancelled, as Ireland team now focus on Lucerne in May

Rowing Ireland make decision due to coronavirus outbreak

The O’Donovan brothers, Paul and Gary (above), and the McCarthy twins, Fintan and Jake, are each seeking the edge which could land them a spot in the men’s Olympic lightweight double. Photograph: Inpho

Fisa say World Cup, and following one in Varese in the Lombardy region in May, would go ahead

Carrick-on-Shannon rowing club has been flooded due to the continuing poor weather in Co Leitrim.  Photograph: Liam Gorman

Covid-19 now a growing threat to international events

The Irish women’s sweep group were tested at the Gavirate rowing course, which is 66 kilometres north of Milan. Photograph: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Irish citizens advised not to travel to areas of Italy affected by a coronavirus outbreak

Aifric Keogh, who was best of the Ireland sweep women at the Irish Indoor Championships, is set to trial in Italy. . Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Majority of this weekend’s domestic trials have been cancelled

New Zealand have chosen Mahe Drysdale (41) as their single sculler for their World Cup campaign in this Olympic year. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Rowing Ireland agam set for March 29th at the Garda Boat Club in Dublin

Philip Doyle  after setting a new Irish record on the ergometer for 2,000 metres at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Gorman

High winds claim Muckross head of the river at the National Rowing Centre

Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne will be among the favourites in Tokyo. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Philip Doyle, Paul O'Donovan and Sanita Puspure all Irish record breakers

Sanita Puspure: will be among the participants  at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In an Olympic year, this is effectively an important Ireland trial

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won lightweight double gold during August at the World Rowing Championships in  Ottensheim, Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Big prize for contenders is a spot in the Ireland lightweight double for Tokyo

Noel Casey:   says coaching helps keep him young. He turned 86 on Thursday.  “I learned rowing technique at about four,” he says.

Coach working with two O’Briens who hope to contest Ireland trials as an under-23 pair

Sanita Puspure: qualified for the Olympics by claiming gold at the World Championships.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland could have as many as six boats competing in the Olympics at Tokyo

Sanita Puspure:  the gold medal winner at the  World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria has made the long list for the RTÉ Sports Personality of the Year award. Photographer: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Grant of €40,000 a welcome boost for Get Going, Get Rowing programme

Aoife Casey, pictured above with Denise Walsh, helped to keep open the possibility of an Ireland women’s lightweight double going to the Olympic qualification regatta in May. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Ireland high performance director pleased with women’s four and pairs he trialled

Aifric Keogh, Sanita Puspure and Monika Dukarska: Keogh and Dukarska will join with Aileen Crowley and Emily Hegarty to form a women’s four which they hope will book a place in Tokyo 2020. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rowing: Four of the top contenders for Olympic qualification to race on Saturday

Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning the gold medal in the Lightweight Men’s double sculls at the World Rowing Championships at Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Rowing Ireland to host workshop on current calendar in Dublin on Sunday

Sionna Healy was the best of the Irish on an exciting final day of action at the World Coastal Rowing Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish rower finishes seventh at the World Coastal Rowing Championships

Sionna Healy: “The water is coming from every direction. There’s no sea swell, no flow to it. It’s choppy”

The solo sculler heads up an Ireland team of 22 crews at the Hong Kong event

The next five months in the run-up to the pre-selection trial at the end of March, will decide, for the most part, who is going to Tokyo and who is not. Photograph:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Irish lightweight group head for Spain to continue preparations for Olympic pre-selection trial

Paul O’Donovan: was pipped by  Ronan Byrne in the Ireland trial (heavyweight single scull) at the NRC in Cork.  Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Heavyweight sculler beats Paul O’Donovan in the six kilometre trial

An Irish men’s masters eight, drawn from a collection of clubs, finished fourth in a  50-plus race at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston

Shane O’Driscoll one of the success stories of the first Ireland trial at the National Rowing Centre

Denise Walsh is named to trial in single sculls rather than pairs on Saturday. File photograph: Inpho

On-the-water trialling process for the season set to start as 2020 Olympics loom large

Sanita Puspure celebrates after winning at the World Rowing Championships. Photo: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan as well as Sanita Puspure and Ronan Byrne have been nominated

  Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll celebrate winning gold at the 2017 World Rowing Championships, in Florida. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Cork race to go ahead while Dublin event organisers to shorten course over water levels

Robert Hendrick has qualified for the Olympics.

The 21-year-old from Kildare had never reached a semi-final at this level before

Ireland’s Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne celebrate after finishing in second place in the M2x- A Final at the World Championships in Linz. Photo: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

National trials set for this weekend have been cancelled due to bad weather

Neil Fleming and Barry Watkins lead Ronan Foley and Nikolai Thomsen over Lucan weir during the Liffey Descent. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Barry Watkins and Neil Fleming lose out in sprint finish after 32km race

European under-23 medalists Alexander Vyazovkin (Russia), Ronan Byrne (Ireland) and Stefanos Ntouskos Greece).

UCC man produced a blistering final 1,000 metres to pass leader Alexander Vyazovkin of Russia

Ireland’s Ronan Byrne (right) will contest the A final in Greece.

Byrne wins his repechage in the single sculls

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure celebrates after defending her title at the World Rowing Championships in  Ottensheim, Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne earlier took silver in the double scull

Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan were victorious in Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley the fourth Irish boat to qualify for Tokyo 2020

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure celebrates winning the A semi-final and qualifying for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Photo: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Double of Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne as well as Sanita Puspure made the grade

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy of Ireland qualified for the Olympics at the World Rowing Championships. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Irish lightweight double won their semi-final at World Rowing Championships in Austria

Reigning world champion Sanita Puspure won her quarter-final at the World Championships in Linz, Austria by more than 15 seconds. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Defending champion wins by over 15 seconds as Irish boats excel in Austria

Lydia Heaphy impresses with semi-final slot at World Championships

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan missed out on the top two in Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Irish pair of Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll finish outside top two in Austria

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure was an easy winner in her heat at the World Rowing Championships. Photo: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Sanita Puspure was an easy winner with the second fastest time of all eight heats

Jenny Egan missed out on Olympic qualification in Hungary. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Irish paddler finished eighth in her semi-final in Hungary

Jenny Egan remains in the hunt to qualify for the Olympics from the canoe sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Canoeist goes in the semi-finals of the K1 500m on Saturday afternoon

Aifric Keogh has been is entered in the bow seat of a women’s four in the Ireland squad for the World Rowing Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Team built around Sanita Puspure and lightweight men’s double of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy

Fourth and fifth place finishes for men’s coxed four and women’s double crews

Ireland’s lightweight double scull of Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Molly Curry. Photograph: Liam Gorman

The double join the Ireland junior men’s coxed four which qualified for their final

James O’Donovan of the Ireland coxed four which qualified for the A Final in Tokyo. Photo: Liam Gorman

Coxed four took second qualifying spot in their heat, narrowly beaten by China

Rhiannon O’Donoghue and Molly Curry. Photo: Liam Gorman

Molly Curry and Rhiannon O’Donoghue came second to the Netherlands

Holly Davis: the 14-year-old Cork girl,  one of four Ireland crews to win at the Home Internationals, is a remarkable talent

Six Ireland crews, five of them junior women, entered at Corgeno in Italy

Ireland women’s four came second at World U23 Championships in Florida

Ireland’s Miles Taylor, Ryan Ballantine, Hugh Sutton and Eoin Gaffney celebrate their bronze medal. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Britain edge race as Ireland take second medal after men’s bronze on Saturday

Britain take gold after cracking battle at World Under-23 Championships

Ireland’s Miles Taylor, Ryan Ballantine, Hugh Sutton and Eoin Gaffney after winning bronze at the World  Under-23 Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Teenager Holly Davis among gold medal winners at Home Internationals

Women’s lightweight double win tight repechage in Florida

Women’s four and men’s lightweight crews qualify after storms delay action

Eimear Lambe, who stroked the Ireland women’s four at the World Under-23 Championships. Photograph:  Liam Gorman

Crew and their male counterparts have chance to qualify on Thursday

Ireland’s Liam Jegou took bronze at the canoe slalom World Under-23 Championships. Photo: Getty Images

France-based Irishman could have won gold if it wasn’t for a touch on gate 14

Rowers from 25 clubs have been selected to represent Ireland at the Home International regatta. Photograph: Inpho

14-year-old part of squad for Home International regatta in Glasgow on July 27th

UCD on their way to winning the senior eights Championships of Ireland. Pic: Liam Gorman

UCD dominated men’s race at the senior eights

Paul O’Donovan picked up a silver medal in Rotterdam. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy are pipped at the death by Germany

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan won bronze at the World Cup in Rotterdam. Photo: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy qualified for the final of their lightweight double

Stormy weather in Rotterdam meant the heats were run as time trials. Photo: Inpho

Lightweight double won their first race together in Rotterdam

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy  cross the line to win the Ireland trial. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Rowing: Spotlight on Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy partnership in Rotterdam

UCD’s four and the Skibbereen pair of Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll missed out in the Henley Regatta on Saturday. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Eight from Dublin one of three Irish crews to exit on penultimate day at Henley Regatta

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan: got their first Henley campaign off to a winning start. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Irish champions record impressive comeback win over Lyon in Thames Cup

Ireland’s Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan: they  will race in the Silver Goblets. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Ireland performance director names two male crews for World Under-23 Championships, with two women’s crew ‘pre-selected’

The O’Donovan brothers, Paul and Gary, have competed together in this boat, once both were available, since 2015. Phootgraph: Inpho

‘I’ll just have to put in more time and more effort and keep trying to get back in’

Tough draw for Sadhbh O’Connor and Natalie Long against world beating team

Sadhbh O’Connor and Natalie Long progress in the open pairs

Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning the gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria last year. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan impress as a double at Ireland trial

 Ireland’s Jenny Egan in action in Minsk on Thursday. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Egan finished strongly but misses place on the podium

 Jenny Egan has another  opportunity for a medal in Minsk.

Ronan Foley sets personal best in K1 1,000m

Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska were part of a four-strong crew which finished fifth in the B Final in Poland. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Two new crews finish 11th and 12th in Poland before improving in Sunday’s B Finals

Women’s pair and four miss out in competitive semi-finals

Claire Feerick and Eimear Lambe finish second to the USA after losing out to Italian crew

Ireland crews will be in action at  Henley Royal Regatta. Photograph:  Harry Engels/Getty Images

Ireland trials gets underway at the National Rowing Centre on Monday

Gusting winds and heavy rains expected from Saturday afternoon

Molly Curry keeps up her excellent form in the junior 18 single sculls

Liam Jegou competing in the Men C1 Heats Run 1 during the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup at Lee Valley White Water Centre London. Photo: Roland Harrison/Action Plus via Getty Images

Ireland paddler will now head for the World Under-23 Championships in July

Irish canoeist shakes off back injury to make it through in Lee Valley

UCD were the overall and men’s winners at the University Championships, with Trinity taking the Bank of Ireland trophy for women

Trinity to miss Henley Royal Regatta as it prioritises Irish Championships

Aifric Keogh, Sanita Puspure and Monika Dukarska.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rowing: Sanita Puspure’s champion journey; Skibbereen man is World Coach of the Year

Ronan Foley selected ahead of Barry Watkins for European Games

Sanita Puspure took European Championships gold in Switzerland. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Rower holds off stern challenge from home favourite Gmelin to top European podium

Sanita Puspure is into the finals in Switzerland. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Fintan and Jake McCarthy also qualify for A finals after fine showing in Lucerne semis

Sanita Puspure eased to a heat win on the first day of the European Rowing Championships in Lucerne. Photo: Inpho

Pair of Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle also powered to fine heat wins on day one

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure takes on Vicky Thornley of Britain  in Friday’s heats. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

World champion leads an Ireland team in contention for medals at Lucerne finals

Molly Curry: the Coleraine Grammar School pupil took gold in the Girls’ Championship Single for the Internationals Cup on Saturday at Dorney Lake, Buckinghamshire, England.

Irish crews figure prominently at Dorney Lake

Jenny Egan won silver  in the women’s K1 5,000 metres at the canoe sprint World Cup in Poznan on Sunday. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Canoeist comes home just over half a second behind Ukraine’s Inna Hryshchun

Coleraine Grammar School’s Molly Curry with her trophy after winning the championship single sculls at the National Schools Regatta at Dorney Lake.

Metropolitan Grand League Regatta concludes with two thrilling races at Blessington

Jenny Egan missed out on the final of the women’s K1 500 at the canoe sprint World Cup in Poznan, Poland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Barry Watkins makes K1 500 semi-final as Jenny Egan misses out after finishing seventh in heat

 Jenny Egan took fifth in her heat of the K1 200m and made it through as one of the fastest finishers outside the top four automatic qualifiers. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Barry Watkins qualifies for semi-final of the K1 1,000m but Ronan Foley misses out

The Metropolitan Regatta takes place on Saturday in Blessington

Rowing: Champions Commercial are down four men for Blessington meeting

Jenny Egan and Ronan Foley will represent Ireland at the World Cup in Poznan. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Egan looking to continue excellent 2018 form while Foley is a rising star of the sport

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