Ireland’s Aifric Keogh, Fiona Murtagh, Eimear Lambe and  Emily Hegarty after the Women’s Four final in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Aifric Keogh leans against the rail at the Sea Forest Waterway Olympic rowing venue in Tokyo Bay and tells the story of training for a bronze medal. (...)

After racing in January, February and March, Nadia Power had to wait until the middle of April to get some funding, and ended up having to front everything herself. File photograph: Inpho

I was on a group Zoom call recently talking Irish Olympic preparations and was asked a question by Antonio Maurogiovanni, the high performance directo(...)

 Ireland’s Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning the lightweight men’s double final at European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Rowing again captured the imagination of the country, when two Irish boats made it to the podium in the finals of the European Rowing Championships in(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy will continue in the lightweight men’s double in Italy. File photograph: Inpho

Two-time European champion Sanita Puspure will not be defending her women’s single sculls title at next month’s European Rowing Championships in Vares(...)

Ireland’s Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska celebrate after securing Olympics qualification last August. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The Ireland high performance director for rowing is determined to continue planning for the Olympic Games in July. Antonio Maurogiovanni has changed(...)

Antonio Maurogiovanni: “The athletes will continue to prepare for the final Olympic Qualification [regatta] and World Cup Three in May and for the Olympic Games in July. We are reviewing our planned training camps abroad.”

Ireland’s high performance director, Antonio Maurogiovanni, has continued to see a line through the unprecedented challenges faced by his team of Olym(...)

Sanita Puspure: qualified for the Olympics by claiming gold at the World Championships.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland squad is winding down in training, all set to depart for warm-weather training camps at the end of this month. On a recent day at the Nat(...)

Aoife Casey, pictured above with Denise Walsh, helped to keep open the possibility of an Ireland women’s lightweight double going to the Olympic qualification regatta in May. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen topped the rankings at the Ireland trial on Sunday and kept open the possibility of an Ireland women’s lightweight do(...)

The next five months in the run-up to the pre-selection trial at the end of March, will decide, for the most part, who is going to Tokyo and who is not. Photograph:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Castleconnell Head of the River continues to grow. Saturday’s event, with an entry of 500 crews from around the country makes the claim to be the big(...)

Holly Davis: the 14-year-old Cork girl,  one of four Ireland crews to win at the Home Internationals, is a remarkable talent

Holly Davis, the 14-year-old Cork girl who won gold in the junior single sculls at the Home International Regatta last weekend – by almost 12 seconds(...)

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