Gavan Hennigan

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Everest mountaineerJohn Burke returns to hero’s welcome at Shannon Airport Friday, 19 May 2017: he dedicated his triumph to young people going through personal challenges. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

Last May, John Burke became the first Co Clare man to summit Everest. Also during 2017, he created the charitable foundation Elevate, based at the Arm(...)

The Get Going Get Rowing programme, which brings schoolgirls into rowing, has introduced about  8,000 individuals to the sport already this year. Photo:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images

If you could wind time back a decade, you would find rowing supporters asking what was a familiar question: why are there so few Irish schools which (...)

Actors from City Fusion get into character ahead of the Dublin St Patrick’s Day parade. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Tradfest in Kilkenny and the Limerick International Band Championship are among a host of events set to take place acro(...)

Atlantic rower Gavan Hennigan after he set an Irish record for a solo Atlantic ocean row. Photograph: Ben Duffy/PA Wire

The Rowing Ireland board meeting on Sunday was never going to be dull. Discussion of the proper way to vote in the Olympic Council elections guarante(...)

Gavan Hennigan has become the fastest Irish solo oarsman to cross the Atlantic.

Solo oarsman Gavan Hennigan has spoken about how he found the mental strength to win a race with a three-man crew and take third place in the Talisker(...)

Gavan Hennigan celebrates after arriving at English Harbour in Antigua after rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 49 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes.

Gavan Hennigan rowed into English Harbour in Antigua early on Wednesday night, the fastest Irishman to row across an ocean to finish third overall in (...)

Old Collegians/guests crew at Islandbridge: James Kelly, Enda Bracken, JB Kelly, Prince Albert, Don Redmond (cox), Sean Drea, Susan Kelly, Ronan Mollumby, Nicholas Kelly, James Murnane.

The firm message from the Irish Indoor Championships is that there is plenty of talent beyond the Olympic silver medallists, Gary and Paul O’Donovan.(...)

Olympic rower Sinéad Lynch is taking a break from the sport this year. Photograph: Inpho.

The surge in the numbers coming into rowing will be reflected at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at the the University of Limerick on Saturday. (...)

Irish rower Gavan Hennigan in action in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Irish oarsman Gavan Hennigan has crossed into the second half of his row across the Atlantic, but he has hardly had time to relish his achievement. Po(...)

Gavin Hennigan: “I think I’d be probably more lonely in a crowded bar than I would be out here.”

Gavan Hennigan is closing in on the halfway mark in his row from the Canaries to Antigua. On the 23rd day of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge,(...)

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