Paul And Gary O’Donovan team up again to compete in the men’s championship doubles in Boston, along with their friends and rivals Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It is huge sporting occasion, with 11,000 competitors and tens of thousands of spectators. The Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston this Saturday and(...)

Irish lightweight pair Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll are through to the A Final at the World Championships in Florida after winning their heat. Photograph: Inpho

Three wins in a row is a good way to start any event. When Ireland does it at the World Rowing Championships it is a remarkable feat, even if it is in(...)

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll claimed their fourth gold medal of the season by winning the lightweight pair at the World Cup in Lucerne. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan won the A Final of the lightweight pair at the World Cup in Lucerne to take their fourth consecutive gold medal th(...)

Ireland’s Gary  and Paul O’Donovan had to settle for fourth in Belgrade. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

It was a bracing introduction to the new Olympic cycle for Paul and Gary O’Donovan. On a day of gold and silver for Ireland in other boats, the silver(...)

Monika Dukarska: The single sculler will be the  standout rower at the Kerry Head of the River. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The changes keep coming in Irish rowing. The new honorary secretary of Rowing Ireland will be Breda Leader, a club rower who has a background in admin(...)

 Paul O’Donovan celebrates winning gold at the World Lightweight Single Sculls final in Rotterdam on Saturday. Photograph: Herman Dingler/Inpho

It was his last hurrah. Paul O’Donovan is 22, but he is already putting away one of his loves and moving forward with a bigger project. The Olympic b(...)

Sanita Puspure moved away from the rest from half way to win her heat in the single sculls in Brandenburg. Photograph: Getty Images

Two wins and a second place in heats of Olympic-class events made for a very satisfactory start to the European Championships for the Ireland team in (...)

Ireland’s lightweight women’s double of Sinéad Jennings and Claire Lambe. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan

Ireland have an excellent chance of taking a medal or medals at the European Championships in Brandenburg in Germany this weekend. Paul and Gary O’(...)

Paul O’Donovan showed he is indeed peerless in the single sculls: the lightweight (20) beat John Keohane for the first time, and only his brother, Gary, tested him. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Trinity hammered out the message that they are the best eight in the country as they left UCD and NUIG/Gr áinne Mhaol in their wake with a pillar-to-p(...)

The weather has taken a kinder turn for crews taking part in the Grand League Regatta in Blessington this weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Two big regattas and a knockout race between just two competitors make for an interesting weekend of rowing. Dublin Metropolitan Regatta at Blessingt(...)