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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(...)

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll won their third gold medal on the trot in Poland. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll won their third gold medal on the trot as they again overcame Britain to win the final of the lightweight pair at (...)

Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan are into the World Cup Regatta final in Poland. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan rowed through dreadful, squally, conditions to win their heat of the lightweight double sculls at the Worl(...)

Gary and Paul O’Donovan with France’s Pierre Houin and Jeremie Azou who beat the Irish pair to the gold medal  in  the lightweight men’s double sculls in  the 2017 European Rowing Championships. Photo: Getty

As Simon Coveney might have said about Leo Varadkar: only one of his like comes around in a lifetime – a pity he came around in mine. Cork men Paul an(...)

Monika Dukarska with the bronze medal she took at the World University Games in 2016 at Poznan, Poland. She returns to compete there at the World Cup Regatta next weekend.

When the Ireland team flies out for the second World Cup, which begins next Friday, June 16th, one team member will be going home. “Where I grew up(...)

Silver medalist Denise Walsh (Ireland) with gold medalist Emma Fredh from Sweden and  and bronze medalist Patricia Merz from Switzerland after the Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls at the   European Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Metropolitan Regatta at the London Olympic course of Dorney Lake this Saturday and Sunday is the next venue on the Irish rowing roadshow. European s(...)

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