Monika Dukarska: the Killorglin rower is the defending champion in the women’s solo; she will compete in heats in Thonon on Friday, with 20 rowers finding their way to Saturday’s final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Two big events involving Irish rowers have had very different fortunes. The Irish Open, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the National Rowing Centr(...)

Paul O’Donovan is lifted into the air after winning gold in the men’s singles scull at the World Rowing Championships in Florida. Photo: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The two gold medals won by Ireland at the World Rowing Championships lifted the heart of rowing people and swept memories back to Lucerne in 2001. At (...)

Ireland’s  Claire Lambe and Sinead Lynch celebrate qualifying for the lightweight double sculls final at  the Olympics in Rio. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sinéad Lynch does not believe in resting on her laurels. The Olympic finalist in the lightweight double sculls will be the guest of honour at the open(...)

Lindsay Peat scores Ireland's opening try against Wales in this year's Six Nations. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Ireland have had an impressive start to the World Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Ireland’s Fintan and Jake McCarthy showed that that Skibbereen– and Ireland – have talent coming up fast to take on the mantle of the O’Donovans and (...)

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(...)

Jacqui Dunphy with  Beibhinn and Caoimhe. “When you have kids you have to make a choice: you miss your sessions or you get the first round done before they wake and you do the other one after they go to bed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Getting to the start line for an Ironman distance race – a 2.4-mile (3.86km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25km) bicycle ride, and a 26.22-mile (42.20km) mara(...)

Gary and Paul O’Donovan: the international season ends with the World Championships in Florida in September. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Busy does not get close to describing the O’Donovan brothers. They raced six times at the two-day Skibbereen Regatta at the National Rowing Centre, qu(...)

Claire Lambe (right) celebrates with the Cambridge crew after winning the Boat Race. Photograph: Getty Images

The first Grand League Regatta of the new season, Skibbereen’s at the National Rowing Centre, is so all-embracing that it is almost easier to cite who(...)

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan are to again team up Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan at the Skibbereen Regatta. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Irish rowing may be making headlines for off-the-water activity, but the balance will soon be restored. The next nine days (Saturday, April 1st to S(...)