Gary O Donovan

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A file image of the house in Mount Oval Village, Rochestown, Co Cork where a family was held hostage in a ‘tiger kidnapping’ in 2005. Photograph: Provision

Two Cork-based gardaí who tackled an armed gang and helped free a family held in a “tiger kidnapping” are to be honoured with Scott Medals for bravery(...)

Ireland’s Aifric Keogh, Fiona Murtagh, Eimear Lambe and  Emily Hegarty after the Women’s Four final in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Aifric Keogh leans against the rail at the Sea Forest Waterway Olympic rowing venue in Tokyo Bay and tells the story of training for a bronze medal. (...)

Ireland’s Fintan Mc Carthy and Paul O’Donovan react at the end of the men’s lightweight double sculls semi-final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 28th, 2021. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/ AFP via Getty Images

Trish O’Donovan, mother of Olympic Silver medallists Paul and Gary, normally sets the alarm for the middle of the night rowing heats at the Olympics g(...)

Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan  of Ireland pose on the podium after their win in the men’s lightweight double sculls final at  the Rowing World Cup on Lake Rotsee in Lucerne. Photograph: Urs Flueeler/EPA

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy squeezed out Norway and Germany in the World Cup series to win a gold medal in the lightweight men’s double sculls (...)

Ireland’s Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning the Lightweight Men’s Double A Final at the European Rowing Championships in  Varese, Italy on Sunday.  Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy did it again. The Skibbereen pair completed their dominance of the lightweight men’s double sculls with an Irish go(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy will continue in the lightweight men’s double in Italy. File photograph: Inpho

Two-time European champion Sanita Puspure will not be defending her women’s single sculls title at next month’s European Rowing Championships in Vares(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

Gary O’Donovan sent  26 letters, four sympathy cards and two bouquets of flowers to the man, his family, a post office, a Garda station, Tusla and a number of local businesses.

A man has admitted sending a series of anonymous letters, sympathy cards and floral bouquets to members of the community in which he falsely accused a(...)

Carrick-on-Shannon rowing club has been flooded due to the continuing poor weather in Co Leitrim.  Photograph: Liam Gorman

Rowing has been fighting off the dual threats of awful weather and the threat of the Covid-19 virus. However, some very interesting results are emer(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won lightweight double gold during August at the World Rowing Championships in  Ottensheim, Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The first event of the season, the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, has an entry packed with Olympic hopefuls. Some could also represent Ireland at(...)

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