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(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure had the second fastest time in the heats of the single sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Florida. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sanita Puspure gave the favourite for gold a real test in the steaming temperatures of Florida on Monday but her second place in her heat means she wi(...)

The lightweight pair of Mark O’Donovan  and Shane O’Driscoll will compete at the  World Rowing Championships in Florida. Photograph:  Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

The Ireland team for the World Rowing Championships has been chosen. The lightweight crews which have campaigned so successfully this season are give(...)

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan in action at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Photograph: Inpho

Paul and Gary O’Donovan take to the water in Lucerne in Switzerland this weekend as World Cup leaders. If they win in this final regatta of the series(...)

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan: the  Olympic silver medallists could be crowned World Cup series winners at Lucerne in two weeks’ time. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There has never been a time like this in Irish rowing. In three international regattas this season Ireland crews have amassed seven medals – three (...)

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll won their third gold medal on the trot in Poland. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll won their third gold medal on the trot as they again overcame Britain to win the final of the lightweight pair at (...)

Gary and Paul O’Donovan with France’s Pierre Houin and Jeremie Azou who beat the Irish pair to the gold medal  in  the lightweight men’s double sculls in  the 2017 European Rowing Championships. Photo: Getty

As Simon Coveney might have said about Leo Varadkar: only one of his like comes around in a lifetime – a pity he came around in mine. Cork men Paul an(...)

Monika Dukarska with the bronze medal she took at the World University Games in 2016 at Poznan, Poland. She returns to compete there at the World Cup Regatta next weekend.

When the Ireland team flies out for the second World Cup, which begins next Friday, June 16th, one team member will be going home. “Where I grew up(...)

 Sanita Puspure  competing for Ireland  in the Women’s Single Sculls at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph:  by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Should young people doing exams continue to compete in sport? It is a very live issue just now. Recent studies back up the contention that it is pos(...)

Sanita Puspure: her ergometer tests this week produced  an outstanding personal best of 6:35.9. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A new president of Rowing Ireland will be elected at the organisation’s agm on Sunday, but such is the volume of activity this weekend that the battle(...)