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The forecast of strong winds from the southeast has cast some doubts over this weekend’s action and a final decision will be made on Friday

New Ireland heavyweight coach David McKenzie McGowan says he likes to take time to learn about athletes, but he has been moving fast. Immediately aft(...)

The double of Gary and Paul O’Donovan will compete as heavyweights in the North Island Championships as they do not need to taper to lightweight this early in the season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland lightweight coach Dominic Casey heads for New Zealand on Monday to join Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan as the(...)

Antonio Maurogiovanni, who has very firm beliefs about his style of coaching, has run up against opposition from athletes in the high performance system

Neville Maxwell, the chairman of the High Performance Committee of Rowing Ireland, has defended the committee’s choice of Antonio Maurogiovanni as hi(...)

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(...)

Kilmacabea Rowing Club’s girls U-12 crew taking part in the All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Wexford. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan,

There is promising action on the water in Cork and Leitrim this weekend – and some drama off it. The announcement that there is to be a new Irish C(...)

The UCD eight which won the Junior Championship of Ireland (then an adult grade) in 1947.

The glories of 2017 may still be fresh in the memory, but this weekend is all about the 2018 season for ambitious Irish rowers. Some 230 athletes have(...)

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(...)

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