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

Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Germany come home to take gold after fantastic battle in Essen

The Irish junior men’s coxed four won their heat in Germany on Saturday morning. Photograph: Inpho

The junior men’s coxed four won their heat to qualify directly along with Germany

Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

520 crews heading to the banks of the River Shannon for Saturday’s event

Rowing is hitting its stride with two more regattas this weekend, including at Trinity.

All eyes on Trinity while big contingent of Irish rowers set off around the continent

Luke O’Keeffe - Conall Harrington in whose garage the record was achieved - and Jimmy Coughlan.

Luke O’Keeffe (17) and Jimmy Coughlan (16) rowed for 52 hours, two minutes and 35 seconds

The UCC  crew of Margaret Cremen, Selma Bouanane, Tara Hanlon and Emily Hegarty took the women’s four in impressive style at the Skibbereen Regatta. Photograph: Liam Gorman

UCC women impress with wins in the eights and fours at Skibbereen Regatta

Gary O’Donovanis glad to be back from a wrist injury he suffered while in New Zealand. Photograph: Inpho

After returning from wrist injury he’s thrilled to be ‘boat fit and race ready’ again

Action from the Liffey City Currach Regatta in 2018.

Crews from Donegal to Kerry are expected to compete in the event

While Ireland rowers  have returned from Italy, the boats have been delayed

Maurogiovanni is frank about his ambition for this year of Olympic qualification of a number of boats with competitive crews

Ireland’s Hannah Craig at the 2012 London Olympic Games where she finished 10th   in the Women’s K1 slalom final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Team which also includes Hannah Craig hopes to qualify boats for Tokyo Games

Single sculls world champion  Sanita Puspure will be in action at the Skibbereen regatta next week. File photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Prospects look better for next week’s Skibbereen event with mouth-watering line-up

Experienced coaches have been questioning whether  big lake regattas are suitable for those below junior 16 level

Wet and windy conditions led to the cancellation of Lough Rinn Regatta for the second year in a row

 Sanita Puspure won gold at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja in Piediluco, Italy on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Doyle and Byrne take bronze in doubles on Saturday but miss out on medal on Sunday

Sanita Puspure picked up where she left off in Italy. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Puspure takes the A Final at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja regatta in Piediluco

The Ireland pair of Monika Dukarska and Aifric Keogh, who compete for Ireland in Italy this weekend. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Three of the top Ireland senior crews taste action at the two-day Memorial Paolo d’Aloja in Italy

 Denise Walsh. Photograph: INPHO/Detlev Seyb

Rowing prepares for World Championships in Austria

Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne at the Ireland Trial on Saturday. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Fionnan Crowley and Andy Harrington beat Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan. Photo: Inpho

Aifric Keogh and Monika Dukarska were emphatic in their win

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll on their way to qualifying for the quarter-finals. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/INPHO

Friday’s three-day Ireland Trial will set the tone for a huge year for Irish rowing

Liam Jegou: has come back from a hip injury which necessitated an operation in 2017

French-based paddler has one eye on qualifying for Olympics

The St Michael’s Head of the River rowing event was cancelled due to bad weather

St Michael’s club secretary calls for change to race calendar following latest cancellation

The Trinity senior women’s team celebrating winning the Corcoran Cup. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

UCD take Gannon Cup with Trinity triumphing in Corcoran Cup

UCD (right) and Trinity race in the Gannon Cup in 2018. Photograph: Liam Gorman.

Races return to usual course from O’Connell Bridge to St James’s Gate with forecast gusty wind

Organisers of Erne Head of the River and Cork Head adopt different approaches

Sanita Puspure in action at the Ireland trials in Cork. Photograph: Liam Gorman

World champions sparkle despite testing conditions in Cork

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan: they  have been vocal in their criticism of not being funded. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Ireland trial to be followed a week later by Erne Head of the River in Enniskillen and the Cork Head at the Marina

Ireland’s Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll won’t receive funding from Sport Ireland this year. Photo: Setlev Seyb/Inpho

Pair were lightweight world champions in 2017 but now Sport Ireland won’t fund them

Ireland’s Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan: they finished 16th in the pair (fourth in the C Final) at last year’s World Championships. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

This is the year when Olympic qualification for boats can be nailed down by good performances at World Championships in Linz

Mark O’Donovan (left) and Shane O’Driscoll are pencilled in to take on David O’Malley and Shane Mulvaney in the High Performance time trials. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Formidable line-up of invitations adds to anticipation of National Rowing Centre event

Those who argue for the Irish Championships moving from July to September say it offers the prospect of internationals competing and showcasing the sport

Bounane and Cremen entered as a UCC senior double for the Skibbereen head at the NRC

Sanita Puspure: World gold medalist produced a new Iris record at the Irish Indoor Championships. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Maurogiovanni defends tough junior programme following criticism

Sanita Puspure after setting a new Irish record at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at  the University of Limerick on Saturday. Photograph: Liam Gorman

World champions take titles at the University of Limerick

Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan: Gary is competing in New Zealand (and later  Australia)while Paul will take part in the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Gary O’Donovan an absentee having relocated to train and compete in New Zealand

Paul O’Donovan celebrates winning gold in the Men’s Lightweight Sculls Final at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam in August 2016. Photograph: Herman Dingler/Inpho

Rowing: World champions Paul O’Donovan and Sanita Puspure will compete in UL event

Winter rowing  on the River Liffey in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Boards of Rowing Ireland and British Rowing have to approve the ambitious plan

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

Gold the pearl on the end of a string of sparkling rowing achievements for Ireland

Sanita Puspure celebrates winning the gold medal in the  single sculls final at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in  Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Her success – and that of the O’Donovans – crown a great year for Irish rowing

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

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