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

Gannon Cup: Trinity’s eight (left) overtake UCD in a thrilling race on the Liffey. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Trinity win men’s and women’s senior races; UCD take novice contests

Gary O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll, Mark O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan pictured on  Sydney Harbour Bridge. Photograph:  Bridgeclimb.

Continuity gives Trinity women the edge in the Corcoran Cup

Irish rowers will compete in Amsterdam and London events over the next few days

Gannon Cup, the final event of the Colours Races, is on the Liffey in Dublin on March 18th

The scene in front of the National Rowing Centre in Cork, where Ireland rower Monika Dukarska is snowbound.

Monika Dukarska has been stranded with her coach at the remote venue in Cork

Mark O’Donovan (L) and Shane O’Driscoll, pictured in Sydney with their coach (R).

Crews from NUIG and UCD set to compete at international rowing regatta in Amsterdam

Monika Dukarska was one of the top performers in the single sculls at the Ireland trials in the National Rowing Centre. Photo: Inpho

The pair impressed at this weekend’s trials at the National Rowing Centre

The forecast of strong winds from the southeast has cast some doubts over this weekend’s action and a final decision will be made on Friday

New Ireland heavyweight coach impressed with tenacity of ‘tough’ rowers here

Ireland’s Paul O’Donovanwon bronze at the New Zealand Championships on Lake Karapiro. Photo: Inpho

It was a successful day for the Irish in New Zealand as they won two medals

The O’Donovan brothers finished fourth in the Premier Double Sculls in New Zealand. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

UCD rower picks up two medals while Paul and Gary O’Donovan finish fourth

Damian Browne in Antigua after completing his solo row.

Claire Lambe picks out Rio experience as the pinnacle of her career as she retires

Ireland coach Dominic Casey has urged caution in assessing their chances of medals given that they are taking on some of the best in the world - in borrowed boats. Photograph: Inpho

Paul O’Donovan qualified for the A Final of the Premier Single Sculls on Lake Karapiro

Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan competed in the Premier (heavyweight) single in New Zealand. Photograph: Inpho

UCD’s Max Murphy who is competing for Waikato in New Zealand also caught the eye

Hamish Adams, outgoing chief executive, Rowing Ireland: named the  Get Going, Get Rowing programme, which introduces young people to the sport, as a  highlight of his time in charge

Adams proud of his five years in charge as he prepares to join Athletics Ireland

 Paul O’Donovan of the Skibbereen rowing quartet. Photograph: ©INPHO/Mummycooks

Busy days at home and abroad for the four elite oarsmen

Dave McGowan (right) pictured in the Australia heavyweight fours boat at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. Photograph:  Maxim Marmur/AFP/Getty Images

36-year-old competed in 2004 Olympic Games before taking up coaching in the Netherlands

The O’Donovan brothers had to settle for sixth place in the Premier Double Sculls on Lake Karapiro. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

Four home crews take top four places in the Premier Double Sculls on Lake Karapiro

Paul O’Donovan has reached the final of the heavyweight single sculls in New Zealand. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

23-year-old sculler finishes second in the repechage of the Premier Single Sculls

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll competed as a heavyweight pair for the first time on foreign waters at the North Island Championships in New Zealand. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan will compete in repechage on Sunday

The double of Gary and Paul O’Donovan will compete as heavyweights in the North Island Championships as they do not need to taper to lightweight this early in the season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan all to move up in weight

Sanita Puspure, with Ireland lightweight coach Dominic Casey assisting, competes at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships. Photo: Liam Gorman

McKeown broke his own Irish record, setting a time for the 2,000 metres of five minutes 53 seconds

Antonio Maurogiovanni, who has very firm beliefs about his style of coaching, has run up against opposition from athletes in the high performance system

High Performance Committee chair calls for calm amid criticism over Maurogiovanni

The Relentless crew arriving in English Harbour, Antigua, this morning

Crew from Cork and Dublin completed the Atlantic Challenge in 32 days and 22 hours

 Sanita Puspure:  has an   upcoming disciplinary hearing. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Next on-the-water Ireland high-performance assessment set for February 24th

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure:  she faces disciplinary proceedings because of her tweet in which she expressed her disappointment at the removal of her coach Sean Casey. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Deadline for applications for new coach to replace Sean Casey has been extended

The calm before the storm: Damian Browne celebrates Christmas Day. Photograph: Damian Bowne/Atlantic Row via Facebook

A clutch of medals, and Damian Browne’s dramatic Atlantic Challenge encounter

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

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll capped off a stellar year with world title

Irish rower Sanita Puspure: “To say I’m not impressed with Rowing Ireland is understatement. I’m let down by my own.” Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sanita Puspure says she has been ‘let down’ after losing her second coach in two years

Kerryman guided crews to fourth, eighth and 16th places at World Championships

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

Top rowers headed for high performance camp at National Rowing Centre in Cork

The flotilla of craft which took to the Liffey for the All-in-a-Row charity event on Saturday. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Charity event aids the RNLI and the Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit

 Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll celebrate victory in the lightweight pairs at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

World champions switch from lightweight in order to pursue their Olympics dream

Kilmacabea Rowing Club’s girls U-12 crew taking part in the All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Wexford. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan,

Decision criticised as a ‘hostile campaign’ by Irish Coastal Rowing Federation

Antonio Maurogiovanni: “I want to have everyone on more or less the same page.”

Antonio Maurogiovanni signals structures in the sport leave ‘opportunity’ for improvement

Gary O’Donovan  and Paul O’Donovan: the two set the same time for 6km as a heavyweight four created from Shandon and St Michael’s rowers

O’Donovan brothers to travel to New Zealand in January to train and compete

The O’Donovan brothers are set for a spell competing and training in New Zealand and Australia. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

Olympic silver medallists heading to New Zealand before spell in Australia

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