Ireland’s Sanita Puspure: she  and Monika Dukarska took  a podium finish in their first regatta together.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland capped off two successful days by taking three bronze medals on Sunday at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja international regatta in Piediluco, Italy(...)

Denise Walsh at World Rowing Championships in Florida after winning the semi-final this year. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Denise Walsh is a little cautious when we meet. The Cork rower is in Dublin having been announced as one of eight athletes to be awarded an IOC Olympi(...)

 Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll: they  won a World Championship gold in Sarasota,  Florida, six weeks ago. Photograph:  EPA

Florida, Boston, Áras an Uachtaráin and the heart of London. Rowing may not quite be in the league of motor racing and private jets, but some of the t(...)

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll  celebrate on  the podium after winning the Lightweight Men’s Pair final during the  European Rowing Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Rowing can involve a lot of waiting around. This time we were marking time until the arrival off the water of Paul and Gary O’Donovan after their very(...)

Brothers Gary (bow) and Paul O’Donovan winning an Olympic medal was the highlight of Irish rowing in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images.

The team of the year are rowers, the videos have gone viral and pull like a dog is the catchphrase of the day. Rowing in Ireland is coming to the end(...)

 Ireland’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan  celebrate winning silver medals in rowing at the Rio Olympics. File photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The success of Irish rowers Gary and Paul O’Donovan at the Rio Olympics has prompted a huge surge in interest in the sport, according to Rowing Irelan(...)

Paul and Gary O’Donovan with the steak and spuds presented to them from Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan. Photograph: Inpho

Olympic silver medallists, Gary and Paul O’Donovan spoke of their astonishment at the reception they have received in west Cork since returning home f(...)

Irish rowers Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Up to 10,000 people are due to attend the homecoming of Olympic silver medallists Gary and Paul O’Donovan next week in Skibbereen, Co Cork. The rowe(...)

Shane O’Driscoll (left) and Mark O’Donovan, who will compete at the Irish Rowing Championships. Photograph: Debbie Heaphy.

Skibbereen Rowing Club is set to make history at the Irish Rowing Championships this weekend. The west Cork club, which was founded in 1970, is tied (...)

Paul O’Donovan (left) and Gary O’Donovan, who will represent Ireland at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph: Debbie Heaphy.

Buffeted by winds and holding out against floods, rowing steps out of an important year and into what might be the most important in a decade or more(...)