Sanita Puspure  competing for Ireland  in the Women’s Single Sculls at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph:  by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Should young people doing exams continue to compete in sport? It is a very live issue just now. Recent studies back up the contention that it is pos(...)

Sanita Puspure on her way to a second placed finish during the women’s Single Sculls Final race at the Rowing Olympic Qualification on Lake Rotsee in Lucerne. Photo: EPA

Ireland’s tally of rowing crews for Rio notched up to three as Sanita Puspure produced a confident performance to take second place in the single scul(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure has made it through to the final  of the women’s single sculls at the Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne. Photograph:  Urs Flueeler/ EPA

Ireland’s chances of taking a third rowing crew to the Olympic Games rocketed in Switzerland on Monday afternoon as Sanita Puspure moved confidently i(...)

Sanita Puspure won her heat of the single sculls at the Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho/Photosport

Sanita Puspure made an excellent start to her campaign to book a place in Rio de Janeiro as she won her heat of the single sculls at the Olympic Quali(...)

Sanita Puspure competes at the recent European Championships, where she took a bronze medal.

Ireland’s single sculler Sanita Puspure faces a tough challenge in the next few days. On the hallowed water of Lucerne from Sunday to Tuesday, she (...)

Ireland’s Gary  and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning the final of the men’s lightweight double scull competition at the European Rowing Championships on Beetzsee Lake in Brandenburg. Photograph: Soeren Stache/EPA

An Ireland crew are European rowing champions. The O’Donovan brothers, Paul and Gary, continued their startling rise in Olympic year by taking on and (...)

Ireland’s lightweight women’s double of Sinéad Jennings and Claire Lambe. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan

Ireland have an excellent chance of taking a medal or medals at the European Championships in Brandenburg in Germany this weekend. Paul and Gary O’(...)

Sanita Puspure won bronze in Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Some days sport has a sparkle. Sanita Puspure stood with her children, Daniela and Patrick, a tricolour around her shoulders and a bronze medal around(...)

Sinead Jennings: will face Siobhán McCrohan in a race to land a spot as Ireland lightweight single sculler at the European Championships. Photo: Inpho/Getty

Queen’s Regatta returns after a year’s absence to the Irish rowing calendar tomorrow on the 1,500 metre Castlewellan course. The regatta will not be(...)

 Claire Lambe will be hoping to build on her impressive showing in the European Championships when she competes in the lightweight single scull at the World Championships  in Chungju, Korea. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

Ireland’s first crew to compete at the World Rowing Championships in Chungju in Korea is set to go into action on Sunday. Lightweight sculler Claire L(...)