Paul O’Donovan: won his semi-final yesterday to secure his place in the lightweight men’s single sculls final in Florida. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Paul O’Donovan and Denise Walsh won their semi-finals at the World Rowing Championships in Florida on Thursday to set up a golden hour for Irish rowi(...)

Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan on his way to winning his quarter-final at the  World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Ireland continued their impressive run at the World Rowing Championships in Florida on Wednesday. Defending champion Paul O’Donovan won his quarter-f(...)

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(...)

Gary O’Donovan has been forced out of the lightweight double sculls at the upcoming World Rowing Championships in Florida due to  illness. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland’s hope of winning a medal in an Olympic-class boat at the World Rowing Championships have suffered a major blow after Gary O’Donovan was force(...)

 Mark O’Donovan  and Shane O’Driscoll: will be medal contenders at the World Rowing Championships  in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida.  Photograph:  Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

The Irish boats left on Thursday for the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida. The Ireland team sets forth in just 10 days (A(...)

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(...)

 Denise Walsh: stroked Skibbereen/UCC to dramatic late victory over NUIG in women’s eights final in Cork Regatta at the National Rowing Centre. Photograph: Srdjan/Stevanovic

A terrific women’s eights final close to the end of two days of action provided a highlight at the giant Cork Grand League Regatta at the National Ro(...)

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 (...)

Ireland’s Paul and  Gary O’Donovan. “I think we are creeping away from the rest of the pack slowly as the races are going on”

This could have been the year when it all went wrong for the O’Donovan brothers: new demands on their time, exams and the lack of long periods togethe(...)