Attempt to reshape rules at crucial stage


Rowing Ireland's drive to radically reshape their laws reaches a crucial stage on Sunday with a communication meeting in Garda Boat Club at Islandbridge, Dublin.

The main aim of the proposed changes is to retain more adult athletes. Grading structures would become similar to Britain's, but Ireland would allow top internationals to return to the sport on a lower grade. A two-thirds majority will be needed at an egm in January.

On the water, the Bann head of the river tomorrow has drawn a big Ulster entry.

Last weekend's Neptune head saw Shane Ryan, who represented Ireland at the Paralympic Games, compete in two St Michael's crews. St Michael's were the top senior four on the day.