Three Shandon crews placed in the top six on the provisional results

World champion Sanita Purspure is helping with rowing’s popularity

Head of Shannon and Muckross Head of the River draw record entries

Dominic Casey has been named World Rowing Coach of the Year.

Ireland lightweight coach wins award at gala event in Berlin

Dominic Casey: looks set to become World Coach of the Year

Honour would be a fitting reward for the Skibbereen man’s remarkable record

Saturday’s event cancelled due to forecast high winds

The Neptune junior 8 in action at the Dublin Head of the River on Saturday. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Irish champions divided their resources to finish first and second

Dublin’s  Head of the river on Saturday will be run over a slightly shorter-than-usual course of about a mile and a half from O’Connell Bridge to the Trinity weir. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Total of 21 eights entered in Dublin event on Saturday

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll: impressed at the Ireland trial last week. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

But clubs unlikely to agree to such a key change to the domestic calendar in 2019

Sanita Puspure has been nominated for the Women’s Crew of the Year award. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Sanita Puspure, the O’Donovan brothers and coach Dominic Casey all finalists in Berlin

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan  Photograph: INPHO/Detlev Seyb

Dorney posts two outstanding days as rise in overall standard noted

Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan are set to compete in the Armada Cup in Bern in Switzerland.  Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

O’Donovan brothers set to compete in the Armada Cup in Switzerland

Ireland’s Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan will go off first in the men’s Championship Doubles at the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston on Saturday. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Michelle Carpenter of Rowing Ireland joins steering committee of 20x20 campaign

Cork club Myross on their way to fifth place  in the men’s coxed quadruple

Cork club Myross also take fifth in the men’s coxed quadruple

An Olympic angle for coastal rowing might have seemed a very long shot, but recent developments have changed all that. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish clubs have entered 26 competitors in 19 crews for weekend’s World Championships

Mackey is the training and development officer for the sport and is also a national coach for Kickboxing Ireland

Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan  won gold in the lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph:  Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Medals at the Tokyo Olympics the target for national high performance director

Moira Aston: she will  take up her new  post in December

Meath woman has previously been national competition manager for Athletics Ireland

Fintan McCarthy wins single sculls in first trial of the season

Canoe slalom

Irish canoeist finishes 24th of 30 starters

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure celebrates her gold medal at the World Rowing Championships. Photo: Darko Vojinovic/Reuters

The hugely successful team will be honoured at a special event at the National Rowing Centre

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure celebrates winning the gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Rowing Ireland hopes to honour the Ireland team, including Gary and Paul O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure, at the NRC event

Sanita Puspure celebrates winning the gold medal in Plovdiv. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

World champion has borne bereavements and her sister’s cancer en route to gold

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure after winning gold in  the  single skulls at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

Tactic of ‘go out fast and stay in the lead’ pays off at World Championships in Bulgaria

Sanita Puspure celebrates after securing gold in Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Irish rower thrashes field to land her maiden World Rowing Championships medal

The O’Donovan brothers took gold in Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Skibbereen duo secure World Rowing Championships gold medal ahead of Italy

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure celebrates finishing first in her semi-final at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Irish crews set for big weekend at World Championships in Bulgaria

Another impressive day for the Irish at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv

Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey took third in their repechage in Bulgaria on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Duo finished in third but only two lightweight doubles qualify for A and B semis

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure on the way to winning her heat. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Her winning time was the fastest of the day at the World Rowing Championships

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan finish first in the men’s lightweight double sculls heat 5  at the  World  Championships in  Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph:  Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Cork brothers are through to the quarter-finals of the lightweight double sculls in Worlds

Sanita Puspure sweeps into the Championships on a wave of good will and will be seeking a medal. Photograph: Inpho

Skibbereen duo say lightweight doubles will be ‘tighter than ever’ this weekend in Bulgaria

Jenny Egan  took bronze in the K1 5,000 metres at the canoe sprint World Championships in Montemor O Velho just two weeks ago.

Barry Watkins will represent Ireland in the men’s K1 in Portugal

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure  will be a medal contender at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria. Photograph: Inpho

David Mannion leaves NUIG to start a job as a lead coach with Tideway Scullers’ in London

Jenny Egan on her way to taking a bronze medal at the canoe sprint World Championships in Portugal. Photograph: Carolyn Cooper.

Paddler took a bronze medal at the canoe marathon World Championships last year

Coastal rowing is a very popular sport in pockets around Ireland. Photograph:  Irish Coastal Rowing

High-performance side of Rowing Ireland focused on the World Championships in just over three weeks

Eliza O’Reilly and Gill McGirr are set for a B Final at the World Junior Championships. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Eliza O’Reilly and Gill McGirr give gutsy semi-final performance but only take fourth

Eliza O’Reilly and Gill McGirr, who qualified for the semi-finals of the World Junior Championships. Photograph: Liam Gorman

The duo from Fermoy qualified for the semi-finals of World Junior Championships

Paul and Gary O’Donovan: won silver medal in the lightweight double at the European Championships in Glasgow.  Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Three other crews destined for repechages after hot day of competition in Racice

The Ireland men’s junior coxed four which qualified directly for their semi-final at the World Junior Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic, with their coach Fran Keane. (L-R) Eoin Finnegan, Conor Mulready, James O’Donovan, Fintan O’Driscoll and Eoin Gaffney.

Ireland junior men’s coxed four have made it into the semi-finals in the Czech Republic

Single sculler Sanita Puspure is a member of the Ireland team for the World Rowing Championships. Photograph: Inpho

A big Ireland rowing team for next month’s World Championships has been named

Gary and Paul O’Donovan with their European Championships silver medals. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Lightweight double pipped by friendly foes Norway at Strathclyde Park on Saturday

The O’Donovan brothers will row for a European Championships gold medal on Sunday. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Norway and Italy look like their main competition for a gold medal in Strathclyde

Ireland’s Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan finished fifth on Friday. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Pair will concentrate on on Saturday’s B Final as will Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan at the end of their pairs repechage during the European Rowing Championships in Glasgow. Photo: Inpho

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan the standout Irish crew at Europeans in Glasgow

David O’Malley (centre left) and Shane Mulvaney (centre right) celebrate gold in the lightweight men’s pair at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Poznan. Photograph: FISA Igor Meijer

Ireland couldn’t add to World Under-23 Championships medal tally on Sunday

Ronan Byrne led the way for Ireland on the third day of the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tara Hanlon and Emily Hegarty failed to make the A final in the women’s event

The lightweight quadruple sculls team of Andrew Goff, Niall Beggan, Miles Taylor and Ryan Ballantine came through in their repechage

Irish rowers chasing medals at World Under-23 Championships in Poland

The Ireland lightweight quadruple lost a battle with the United States for the one A Final place on offer in their heat.

Ireland’s Emily Hegarty and Tara Hanlon see off Spain to secure semi-final qualification

The Ireland women’s team for the Coupe de la Jeunesse, which will be held at the NRC in Cork from Friday to Sunday.

Coupe de la Jeunesse to take place at National Rowing Centre in Cork this weekend

The Ireland eight which won at the Home International Regatta and secured the senior men’s title for the host country. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Women just miss out on making it a double after eights lose out to England

Commercial  on their way to winning the senior eights championship at the National Rowing Centre, from UCD, NUIG/Queen’s and Trinity. Rowers from these crews represent Ireland at the Home International Regatta at the same venue on Saturday. Photograph: Liam Gorman

In-form single sculler to focus on preparing for World Championships in September

Jake Cochrane: through to next round of  World Junior and Under-23 Championships in Ivrea, Italy. Photograph:   Canoe Association of Northern Ireland

Canoeing Ireland advertises chief executive position as Paddy Boyd steps down

Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan took gold in the World Cup Regatta. Photograph: Alexandra Wey/EPA

Ireland enjoy a fine day on the water in Lucerne as Sanita Puspure wins silver

The rowing teams of Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland and China (bottom to top) in action during the men’s eight at the rowing World Cup. Photograph:  Alexandra Wey/EPA

Paul and Gary O’Donovan and single sculler Sanita Puspure win World Cup semi-finals

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure was among those who qualified through their heats at the Rowing World Cup. Photo: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Sanita Puspure and Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won their heats in Lucerne

Gary and Paul O’Donovan were beaten by British heavyweights Angus Groom and Jack Beaumont in the final of the Double Sculls at the Henley Royal Regatta. Photograph: Inpho

Skibbereen duo suffered steering issues in final of the Double Sculls

Spectators gather to watch the rowing at the 2018 Henley Royal Regatta alongside the river Thames. Photograph: PA

The O’Donovans will meet the Britain heavyweight double in the final on Sunday

Spectators gather to watch the rowing during day one of the 2018 Henley Royal Regatta alongside the river Thames. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Skibbereen double beat Leander crew of Stephen Cox and Irishman Tiernan Oliver

Spectators gather to watch the rowing at Henley Royal Regata. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Trinity lose out to Syracuse University in Temple Cup

Ireland’s  Ronan Foley claimed victory in the canoe marathon European Championships in Croatia.

Kilcullen man wins K1 junior race in Croatia with tactical masterclass

Spectators gather to watch the rowing during day one of the 2018 Henley Royal Regatta alongside the River Thames. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

NUIG coxed four claim thrilling photo finish win on the River Thames

Single sculler Sanita Puspure will lead the Irish team at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne. Photograph: Inpho

O’Donovan brothers and Sanita Puspure to lead team

World lightweight champion Paul O’Donovan on his way to winning the single sculls at Cork Regatta on Saturday. Photograph: Liam Gorman

In the women’s pairs Skibbereen’s Niamh Casey and Aine McCarthy were clear winners

Event one of the biggest on the Irish rowing calendar

Gary and Paul O’Donovan will make their debut at the Henley Regatta in London at the start of July. Photograph: Inpho

Olympic silver medallists to row in the Double Sculls Challenge Cup at famous regatta

Sanita Puspure: “It is ridiculous that we are trying to find someone to fund the team at the Europeans. We’re one of the top Olympic sports in Ireland.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Funding has not kept up with the rise in the number of top-class Irish rowers

Sanita Puspure took silver in Belgrade. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Fine morning on the water for Ireland as Paul and Gary O’Donovan win bronze

Paul and Gary O’Donovan are through to the lightweight double A final in Belgrade. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

Sanita Puspure also through to A Final in Serbia after finishing second in semi-final

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure dominated her heat of the single sculls in Belgrade. Photograph: Jeremy Lee-Pool/Getty Images

Sanita Puspure dominated her heat of single sculls on opening day in hot conditions

Sanita Puspure: the single sculler showed terrific form in the Ireland trials and is in action at the World Cup regatta in Belgrade. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan targeting gold in the lightweight double

Eliza O’Reilly and Gill McGirr, who are set to compete at the British National Schools Championships this weekend.

Some of the top juniors in the country will compete at British National Schools’ Regatta

Denise Walsh and Margaret Cremen: they will form a  lightweight double at the   World Cup Regatta in Belgrade

A new heavyweight group has been named to train at the National Rowing Centre

Sanita Puspure secured her place in Ireland side at the trial at the National Rowing Centre. Photograph: Inpho

Lightweight double OF O’Donovan brothers and single sculler Sanita Puspure to compete

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll  at the Ireland trial on Friday at the National Rowing Centre in Cork

Rowing: Skib duo up their rate to win in pairs race in Cork and book their place in Belgrade

Ronan Foley, Kilcullen Canoe Club Winner, in the K1 class in the Junior Liffey Descent for the past three years. Photograph: Mick Feeney

Canoeing Ireland preparing for one of largest races in recent history this Saturday

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan: they look set to head up the team for Belgrade. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Places still to be nailed down on team for the World Cup series

The 14 blades of the countries which compete in the Coupe de la Jeunesse are on show at the National Rowing Centre, which will host the European junior tournament this July. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Top young rowers to compete in trials this week in hope of qualifying for Coupe

 Paul O’Donovan: he and brother Gary want to compete in the lightweight double in Austria

Ireland will not send a team to Austria for the second of three World Cup regattas this year

Sam McKeown, who took gold as part of the Queen’s quadruple at Nottingham.

Men’s Championship quadruple win gold and women’s Beginners’ eight take silver

Tiernan Oliver and Philip Doyle claimed medals at the British University and Colleges Sport Regatta at Nottingham.

Gold for Tiernan Oliver while Philip Doyle, Nathan Hull and Fiona Bell also among medals

Gary O’Donovan  and Paul O’Donovan. The pair would like to compete at all three World Cups

Clash of junior eights of Enniskillen and Shandon might be the race to watch

Michelle Carpenter: “I want to develop clubs. Clubs are struggling. Volunteers are working themselves to the bone.”

Limerick native expresses her honour as she succeeds Hamish Adams in the role

Muckross emerge as top men’s club eight at Limerick Regatta.

Top single sculler at the event is Jack Dorney of St Francis

Patrick Boomer of Methodist College, Belfast, sculls on Lough Rinn recently. Boomer has joined the Ireland training camp in Italy.

New event for younger rowers to take place alongside Irish Open in September

Hamish Adams: Rowing Ireland’s  outgoing chief executive said one of the biggest challenges is to bring in and retain volunteers.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Younger rowers set to compete in new event alongside Irish Open

Trinity’s senior eight and coaches celebrate after their win at Trinity Regatta.

The senior eight team have won all of the big races early in the season

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure: she  and Monika Dukarska took  a podium finish in their first regatta together.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland crews had bagged gold and silver in different combinations on previous day

Sanita Puspure: won her heat of the single sculls at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja international regatta in Italy. Photograph: James CINPHO/James Crombie

NUIG, who claimed women’s eights, crowned overall champions at NRC

 Sanita Puspure: will compete in the single sculls at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja in Piediluco in Italy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

UCD bid to defend title and avenge Gannon Cup defeat in the snow to Trinity

Olympic medallists Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan were set to compete at the Skibbereen Regatta. Photograph: Inpho

Two-day event was to be the biggest ever Irish regatta outside Irish Championships

Neptune on the way to beating Commercial in the final of the women’s Club Eight at Commercial Regatta on Sunday night. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Neptune defeat Commercial in the final of the women’s club eight at Commercial regatta

Antonio Maurogiovanni: “It will be very challenging” to prepare teams in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games “with a much lower budget than [in] the past cycles”.

Wisdom of cramming so many events into 101 days once again a bone of contention

 Gary O’Donovan  and Paul O’Donovan: will be available to compete for the home club in Skibbereen Regatta. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Application totalling €550,000 under Sports Capital Grants scheme yields just €66,000

Last year Ireland took two medals at the World Under-23 Championships, but Sport Ireland has cut the expected funding for the athletes

Top sculler Sam McKeown has left Irish system for financial reasons

Monika Dukarska an impressive winner of women’s single at National Rowing Centre

Patrick Boomer took gold in Sydney.

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll miss out on a podium place by 0.15 seconds

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan. They compete in an  A Final  at the Sydney International Regatta. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

Kerry Head of the River set for March 24th has been cancelled

Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan were in action at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta on Tuesday. Photograph: Inpho

Skibbereen crew competing in Open category and qualified directly for Friday’s final

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